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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 59 72 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 79 37 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.84% 1.52% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 1.63% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 26
Average daily rate
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£408 £363 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.41% +16.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -14.00%
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
2589 2268 2464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.10% 93.37% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1086 1160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £491 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 88 119
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 32 £440 +6.02% 5
Glasgow -6 18 £350 +55.55% 4
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 60 (46.15%) Java
2 39 (30.00%) UML
3 38 (29.23%) Oracle
4 37 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (26.15%) Finance
5 34 (26.15%) OO
6 33 (25.38%) SOA
7 29 (22.31%) Use Case
8 27 (20.77%) SQL
9 25 (19.23%) Web Services
10 23 (17.69%) JSF
11 21 (16.15%) IBM
12 20 (15.38%) JBoss
12 20 (15.38%) .NET
13 19 (14.62%) Hibernate
13 19 (14.62%) WebSphere
14 18 (13.85%) Banking
15 17 (13.08%) Linux
15 17 (13.08%) JPA
15 17 (13.08%) Apache CXF
15 17 (13.08%) Mentoring
16 16 (12.31%) Scrum
17 15 (11.54%) Data Modelling
17 15 (11.54%) CSS
18 14 (10.77%) HTML
18 14 (10.77%) User Experience
18 14 (10.77%) Oracle BPM
19 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database
20 12 (9.23%) Performance Testing
20 12 (9.23%) Workflow

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 19 (14.62%) WebSphere
2 11 (8.46%) FileNet
3 8 (6.15%) CICS
4 6 (4.62%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.08%) CMS
7 3 (2.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.54%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.77%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.77%) WordPress
9 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.77%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Photoshop
1 7 (5.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.31%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (10.77%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (5.38%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) SAN
1 8 (6.15%) NAS
2 4 (3.08%) Firewall
3 3 (2.31%) LAN
3 3 (2.31%) WAN
4 2 (1.54%) X.500
5 1 (0.77%) LDAP
5 1 (0.77%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.77%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.46%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.46%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (6.15%) DB2
4 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.54%) MySQL
6 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (1.54%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (1.54%) Subversion
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.77%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
General
1 34 (26.15%) Finance
2 18 (13.85%) Banking
3 4 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.54%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.23%) Web Services
2 23 (17.69%) JSF
3 20 (15.38%) .NET
4 19 (14.62%) Hibernate
5 17 (13.08%) JPA
5 17 (13.08%) Apache CXF
6 15 (11.54%) CSS
7 14 (10.77%) HTML
8 11 (8.46%) RichFaces
9 7 (5.38%) Middleware
10 6 (4.62%) J2EE
10 6 (4.62%) HTML5
10 6 (4.62%) jQuery
10 6 (4.62%) XHTML
11 5 (3.85%) Spring
12 3 (2.31%) Oracle ADF
12 3 (2.31%) Flash
12 3 (2.31%) JSP
12 3 (2.31%) SOAP
12 3 (2.31%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) User Experience
2 10 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 9 (6.92%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.15%) Replication
4 8 (6.15%) Mainframe
4 8 (6.15%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.31%) W3C
6 2 (1.54%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.77%) PKI
7 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.77%) Open Source
7 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.08%) Linux
2 11 (8.46%) UNIX
2 11 (8.46%) Windows
3 8 (6.15%) AIX
3 8 (6.15%) zOS
4 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.00%) UML
2 37 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.15%) OO
4 33 (25.38%) SOA
5 29 (22.31%) Use Case
6 17 (13.08%) Mentoring
7 16 (12.31%) Scrum
8 15 (11.54%) Data Modelling
9 12 (9.23%) Workflow
9 12 (9.23%) Performance Testing
10 11 (8.46%) OOD
11 9 (6.92%) Data Management
12 8 (6.15%) Web Design
13 7 (5.38%) Asset Management
14 5 (3.85%) Network Design
14 5 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
15 4 (3.08%) Waterfall
15 4 (3.08%) CRM
16 3 (2.31%) MVC
16 3 (2.31%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.15%) Java
2 27 (20.77%) SQL
3 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.92%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.54%) Jython
5 2 (1.54%) Groovy
5 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.54%) Perl
5 2 (1.54%) C#
5 2 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.77%) Python
6 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (3.08%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) MCP
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) SRDF
2 6 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Control-M
2 1 (0.77%) MIIS
2 1 (0.77%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 38 (29.23%) Oracle
2 21 (16.15%) IBM
3 20 (15.38%) JBoss
4 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.15%) Adobe
5 8 (6.15%) EMC
6 7 (5.38%) GoldenSource
7 3 (2.31%) Genesys
7 3 (2.31%) Informatica
7 3 (2.31%) HP
7 3 (2.31%) Chordiant
8 2 (1.54%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.54%) Twitter
9 1 (0.77%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.77%) Tableau
9 1 (0.77%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.77%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.77%) Symantec
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