Period
to 9 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 55 62
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 83 87 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.28% 3.07% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.48% 3.22% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 62 37
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -0.66%
10th Percentile £174 £191 £275
90th Percentile £500 £536 £608
Scotland median daily rate £445 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +13.38% -1.88% +21.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.51 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.51 £26.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -33.94% +103.85% -53.57%

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 1,854 2,705 2,783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.55% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 1,373 1,638
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £227 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.97% -17.16%
10th Percentile £15.04 £10.75 £10.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.39 £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate £18.77 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.23% -12.50% +17.65%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019, 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 38 (45.78%) User Experience
2 29 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.73%) Public Sector
4 22 (26.51%) Finance
5 18 (21.69%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 18 (21.69%) Banking
6 17 (20.48%) Analytics
7 16 (19.28%) Sketch
7 16 (19.28%) Prototyping
8 14 (16.87%) Wireframes
8 14 (16.87%) Service Design
9 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (15.66%) CMS
10 12 (14.46%) Axure RP
11 11 (13.25%) InVision
12 10 (12.05%) Marketing
12 10 (12.05%) Content Management
12 10 (12.05%) ETL
12 10 (12.05%) Adobe
13 9 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (9.64%) CSS
14 8 (9.64%) MS Visio
14 8 (9.64%) Information Architecture
15 7 (8.43%) OmniGraffle
15 7 (8.43%) Use Case
15 7 (8.43%) Digital Marketing
15 7 (8.43%) HTML
15 7 (8.43%) Oracle
15 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (8.43%) Teradata

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 13 (15.66%) CMS
2 4 (4.82%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.20%) Camunda
4 1 (1.20%) Moodle
4 1 (1.20%) Totara
4 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) Sketch
2 11 (13.25%) InVision
3 8 (9.64%) MS Visio
4 7 (8.43%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (4.82%) Figma
6 3 (3.61%) Adobe XD
6 3 (3.61%) Chatbot
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) AWS
1 3 (3.61%) Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.20%) GCP
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) PaaS
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) Intranet
2 1 (1.20%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
1 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.61%) Big Data
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) OLAP
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.20%) HBase
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.20%) Balsamiq
3 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 28 (33.73%) Public Sector
2 22 (26.51%) Finance
3 18 (21.69%) Banking
4 10 (12.05%) Marketing
5 5 (6.02%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.02%) Retail Banking
6 4 (4.82%) Publishing
7 2 (2.41%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.41%) Legal
7 2 (2.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) CSS
2 7 (8.43%) HTML
3 3 (3.61%) JSON
4 2 (2.41%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (2.41%) Node.js
5 1 (1.20%) Django
5 1 (1.20%) React
5 1 (1.20%) Redux
5 1 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (45.78%) User Experience
2 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.02%) Social Media
4 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.20%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.20%) Linux
2 1 (1.20%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.69%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 17 (20.48%) Analytics
4 16 (19.28%) Prototyping
5 14 (16.87%) Service Design
5 14 (16.87%) Wireframes
6 10 (12.05%) Content Management
6 10 (12.05%) ETL
7 9 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (9.64%) Information Architecture
9 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.43%) Competitor Analysis
9 7 (8.43%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (8.43%) Ethnography
9 7 (8.43%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 7 (8.43%) Migration
9 7 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.43%) Use Case
9 7 (8.43%) Value Proposition
10 6 (7.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
1 4 (4.82%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) Python
3 1 (1.20%) R
3 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) WCAG
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Adobe
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle
2 7 (8.43%) Teradata
3 4 (4.82%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.41%) Informatica
6 1 (1.20%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.20%) CA
6 1 (1.20%) Qualys
6 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.20%) Sparx