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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 56 82 74
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 80 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.67% 1.56% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 1.67% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 16
Average daily rate
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£444 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £319 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +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 £25.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +22.50%
Designer
UK

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
2817 2338 2002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.99% 93.33% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1532 1178 1022
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
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 77 57 48
Average hourly rate £16.86 £16.00 £16.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 39 £413 -
Glasgow +20 34 £450 +12.50% 2
West Lothian - 1 £425 -
Dundee - - - -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 39 (27.66%) Finance
1 39 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.95%) Java
3 34 (24.11%) Banking
4 26 (18.44%) SOA
5 23 (16.31%) Spring
6 19 (13.48%) Hibernate
6 19 (13.48%) Oracle
7 18 (12.77%) Informatica
8 17 (12.06%) Middleware
8 17 (12.06%) Data Modelling
8 17 (12.06%) User Experience
9 14 (9.93%) Data Management
10 13 (9.22%) UNIX
11 12 (8.51%) Linux
11 12 (8.51%) CSS
11 12 (8.51%) HTML
12 11 (7.80%) SQL
12 11 (7.80%) Web Services
12 11 (7.80%) Windows
12 11 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (7.09%) Analytics
14 9 (6.38%) jQuery
14 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (6.38%) IBM
14 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
14 9 (6.38%) DB2
14 9 (6.38%) E-Learning
15 8 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (5.67%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (3.55%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (3.55%) GlassFish
3 5 (3.55%) SAS
4 4 (2.84%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.71%) WordPress
6 1 (0.71%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.71%) FileNet
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.96%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (4.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.84%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (2.13%) MS Office
5 2 (1.42%) InDesign
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.71%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.71%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) LAN
2 4 (2.84%) SAN
2 4 (2.84%) WAN
2 4 (2.84%) NAS
3 2 (1.42%) Wireless
3 2 (1.42%) VLAN
4 1 (0.71%) Network Security
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.71%) SSH
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.71%) LDAP
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) VPN
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) Intranet
4 1 (0.71%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.38%) DB2
3 7 (4.96%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.96%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.96%) Big Data
4 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.26%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.55%) MySQL
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.13%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.71%) Kalido
8 1 (0.71%) QlikView
8 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.84%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.84%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (2.13%) ERwin
4 2 (1.42%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.42%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.71%) Hudson
5 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.71%) Subversion
5 1 (0.71%) Maven
5 1 (0.71%) JDeveloper
General
1 39 (27.66%) Finance
2 34 (24.11%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) International Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.31%) Spring
2 19 (13.48%) Hibernate
3 17 (12.06%) Middleware
4 12 (8.51%) HTML
4 12 (8.51%) CSS
5 11 (7.80%) Web Services
6 9 (6.38%) jQuery
7 5 (3.55%) JRuby
7 5 (3.55%) Java EE 5
7 5 (3.55%) Java EE
7 5 (3.55%) JSP
7 5 (3.55%) .NET
7 5 (3.55%) Oracle ADF
7 5 (3.55%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (2.84%) HTML5
9 3 (2.13%) SOAP
10 1 (0.71%) XML
10 1 (0.71%) Flash
10 1 (0.71%) J2EE
10 1 (0.71%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.06%) User Experience
2 9 (6.38%) E-Learning
3 7 (4.96%) Visualisation
4 6 (4.26%) Learning Management System
4 6 (4.26%) SCORM
5 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.42%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.42%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.42%) W3C
6 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) Animation
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) VSAM
7 1 (0.71%) DataPower
7 1 (0.71%) Open Source
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.22%) UNIX
2 12 (8.51%) Linux
3 11 (7.80%) Windows
4 4 (2.84%) Solaris
5 2 (1.42%) Android
5 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.44%) SOA
3 17 (12.06%) Data Modelling
4 14 (9.93%) Data Management
5 10 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (7.09%) Analytics
6 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (5.67%) ETL
7 8 (5.67%) UML
7 8 (5.67%) OO
7 8 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.96%) Scrum
9 6 (4.26%) OOD
9 6 (4.26%) Master Data Management
9 6 (4.26%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.26%) Use Case
10 5 (3.55%) Release Management
10 5 (3.55%) Performance Testing
10 5 (3.55%) Web Application Development
10 5 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.95%) Java
2 11 (7.80%) SQL
3 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.96%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.55%) Jython
5 5 (3.55%) Groovy
6 4 (2.84%) C#
7 1 (0.71%) COBOL
7 1 (0.71%) Python
7 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (1.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.42%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 19 (13.48%) Oracle
2 18 (12.77%) Informatica
3 9 (6.38%) IBM
4 8 (5.67%) Adobe
5 5 (3.55%) Teradata
6 4 (2.84%) Cisco
6 4 (2.84%) Sybase
7 3 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.13%) Veritas
8 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.42%) EMC
8 2 (1.42%) Genesys
8 2 (1.42%) Symantec
8 2 (1.42%) Chordiant
8 2 (1.42%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.42%) Pega
9 1 (0.71%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.71%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.71%) SAP
9 1 (0.71%) McAfee