The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 64 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 80 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.62% 1.66% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 1.79% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £314 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.25 £85.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.85 £24.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +19.51%
Designer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2874 2460 2178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.01% 92.83% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1553 1287 1075
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £230 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 65 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Scotland region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the Scotland region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 42 £375 -11.76% 1
Glasgow +29 34 £450 +26.31%
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title.

1 38 (29.23%) Finance
2 37 (28.46%) Java
3 34 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (22.31%) Banking
5 26 (20.00%) SOA
6 23 (17.69%) Spring
7 20 (15.38%) Informatica
7 20 (15.38%) Oracle
8 19 (14.62%) Hibernate
9 16 (12.31%) Middleware
9 16 (12.31%) Data Management
10 15 (11.54%) User Experience
11 14 (10.77%) HTML
11 14 (10.77%) Data Modelling
12 13 (10.00%) CSS
13 12 (9.23%) Linux
14 11 (8.46%) Web Services
14 11 (8.46%) SQL
14 11 (8.46%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
15 10 (7.69%) UNIX
15 10 (7.69%) Windows
16 9 (6.92%) DB2
16 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (6.92%) Analytics
16 9 (6.92%) jQuery
17 8 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 8 (6.15%) Master Data Management
17 8 (6.15%) ETL
17 8 (6.15%) Photoshop

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.15%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.62%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (3.85%) GlassFish
3 5 (3.85%) SAS
4 4 (3.08%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.31%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.54%) CMS
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.77%) FileNet
7 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.31%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (1.54%) InDesign
5 2 (1.54%) MS Office
6 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.77%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.77%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.77%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe After Effects
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) LAN
2 4 (3.08%) WAN
3 2 (1.54%) Wireless
3 2 (1.54%) VLAN
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.77%) NAS
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.77%) VPN
4 1 (0.77%) SSL
4 1 (0.77%) SAN
4 1 (0.77%) Intranet
4 1 (0.77%) Firewall
4 1 (0.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.92%) DB2
3 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.38%) Big Data
4 6 (4.62%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.62%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.85%) MySQL
5 5 (3.85%) PowerCenter
6 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.77%) Kalido
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Dreamweaver
1 5 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.54%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (1.54%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.77%) Hudson
4 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.77%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.77%) Subversion
4 1 (0.77%) Maven
General
1 38 (29.23%) Finance
2 29 (22.31%) Banking
3 1 (0.77%) Retail
3 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.77%) International Banking
3 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.69%) Spring
2 19 (14.62%) Hibernate
3 16 (12.31%) Middleware
4 14 (10.77%) HTML
5 13 (10.00%) CSS
6 11 (8.46%) Web Services
7 9 (6.92%) jQuery
8 6 (4.62%) .NET
9 5 (3.85%) JSP
9 5 (3.85%) Oracle ADF
9 5 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (3.85%) JRuby
9 5 (3.85%) Java EE 5
9 5 (3.85%) Java EE
10 4 (3.08%) HTML5
11 3 (2.31%) SOAP
12 2 (1.54%) Flash
12 2 (1.54%) Apache Flex
13 1 (0.77%) WPF
13 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) User Experience
2 7 (5.38%) Visualisation
2 7 (5.38%) E-Learning
3 5 (3.85%) SCORM
3 5 (3.85%) Learning Management System
4 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.54%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.77%) W3C
6 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.77%) VSAM
6 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Animation
6 1 (0.77%) Podcast
6 1 (0.77%) DataPower
6 1 (0.77%) Open Source
6 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.23%) Linux
2 10 (7.69%) UNIX
2 10 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (2.31%) Solaris
4 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.77%) AIX
5 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.00%) SOA
3 16 (12.31%) Data Management
4 14 (10.77%) Data Modelling
5 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.92%) Analytics
6 8 (6.15%) Master Data Management
6 8 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (6.15%) ETL
6 8 (6.15%) UML
7 7 (5.38%) OO
7 7 (5.38%) Scrum
8 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.62%) OOD
8 6 (4.62%) Use Case
9 5 (3.85%) Release Management
9 5 (3.85%) Performance Testing
9 5 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (3.85%) Web Application Development
9 5 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.46%) Java
2 11 (8.46%) SQL
3 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.38%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.85%) Jython
5 5 (3.85%) Groovy
6 4 (3.08%) C#
7 1 (0.77%) COBOL
7 1 (0.77%) Python
7 1 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.77%) Degree
1 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
1 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.77%) ProxySG
1 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 20 (15.38%) Oracle
1 20 (15.38%) Informatica
2 7 (5.38%) Adobe
2 7 (5.38%) IBM
3 5 (3.85%) Teradata
4 4 (3.08%) Sybase
5 3 (2.31%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.31%) Cisco
6 2 (1.54%) Chordiant
6 2 (1.54%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.54%) Genesys
6 2 (1.54%) Pega
7 1 (0.77%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.77%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) Dell
7 1 (0.77%) EMC
7 1 (0.77%) Citrix
7 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint