Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Designer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 61 96
Rank change year-on-year +3 +35 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 86 76 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.92% 2.61% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 2.73% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 23
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £381 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.98% -3.72% -1.00%
10th Percentile £191 £319 £203
90th Percentile £539 £619 £483
Scotland median daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +169.23% -53.57% -79.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,810 2,787 2,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 95.84% 96.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,436 1,635 1,206
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £260 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £356
% change year-on-year +3.23% +8.85% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 21 35
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -36.56% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £11.55
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.50 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.48% +23.53% -22.73%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Edinburgh

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Designer in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Edinburgh

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Edinburgh

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Edinburgh

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 37 (43.02%) User Experience
2 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (27.91%) Finance
4 20 (23.26%) Wireframes
5 19 (22.09%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 18 (20.93%) Axure RP
6 18 (20.93%) Banking
7 17 (19.77%) Adobe
7 17 (19.77%) Service Design
7 17 (19.77%) Prototyping
8 15 (17.44%) Degree
9 13 (15.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 13 (15.12%) Usability Testing
10 12 (13.95%) HTML
11 11 (12.79%) CSS
11 11 (12.79%) InVision
12 10 (11.63%) Photoshop
12 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (11.63%) Project Management
13 8 (9.30%) Publishing
13 8 (9.30%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (9.30%) Agile Project Management
13 8 (9.30%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (9.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 7 (8.14%) Information Architecture
14 7 (8.14%) Customer Insight
14 7 (8.14%) Workshop Facilitation
14 7 (8.14%) Lean Thinking
15 6 (6.98%) Social Media
15 6 (6.98%) Analytics

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.81%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.16%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) InVision
2 10 (11.63%) Photoshop
3 8 (9.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.16%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.16%) GitHub
3 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) Big Data
2 3 (3.49%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Axure RP
2 8 (9.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 24 (27.91%) Finance
2 18 (20.93%) Banking
3 8 (9.30%) Publishing
4 5 (5.81%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) HTML
2 11 (12.79%) CSS
3 2 (2.33%) J2EE
3 2 (2.33%) Middleware
4 1 (1.16%) Framer.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (43.02%) User Experience
2 6 (6.98%) Social Media
3 4 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Fintech
4 2 (2.33%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.33%) Robotics
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.16%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) Unix
2 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.26%) Wireframes
3 19 (22.09%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 17 (19.77%) Prototyping
4 17 (19.77%) Service Design
5 13 (15.12%) Usability Testing
6 10 (11.63%) Project Management
6 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.30%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (9.30%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (8.14%) Customer Insight
8 7 (8.14%) Information Architecture
8 7 (8.14%) Lean Thinking
8 7 (8.14%) Workshop Facilitation
9 6 (6.98%) Analytics
10 5 (5.81%) Content Management
10 5 (5.81%) SEO
10 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.81%) Use Case
11 4 (4.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.16%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Adobe
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.16%) Facebook
3 1 (1.16%) Google
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle