Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 91 48
Rank change year-on-year +28 -43 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 80 29 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.74% 1.34% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 1.38% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 45
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% -1.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £203 £234
90th Percentile £608 £483 £523
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £135.00
% change year-on-year -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 2788 2102 3078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.78% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1214 1590
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -1.28%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £260
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.60% - +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.55 £11.09
90th Percentile £41.75 £52.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £17.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +18.88% -25.85% +31.00%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 33 (41.25%) Finance
2 27 (33.75%) Banking
3 20 (25.00%) User Experience
4 14 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.50%) Adobe
5 10 (12.50%) Wireframes
6 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
7 8 (10.00%) CSS
7 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.75%) Migration
8 7 (8.75%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.75%) Oracle
8 7 (8.75%) HTML
8 7 (8.75%) OO
8 7 (8.75%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (7.50%) Credit Risk
9 6 (7.50%) SOA
9 6 (7.50%) Scrum
9 6 (7.50%) Typography
9 6 (7.50%) Service Design
10 5 (6.25%) SOLID
10 5 (6.25%) InVision
10 5 (6.25%) Domain Models
10 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.25%) Physical Data Model
10 5 (6.25%) Boomi
10 5 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.25%) Dell
10 5 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (6.25%) Photoshop

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 4 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.50%) WordPress
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.25%) JBoss
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (6.25%) InVision
2 5 (6.25%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.50%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.25%) Edge Animate
5 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Boomi
2 3 (3.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.50%) Spatial Data
2 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
General
1 33 (41.25%) Finance
2 27 (33.75%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.50%) Publishing
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) CSS
2 7 (8.75%) HTML
3 4 (5.00%) Apache CXF
3 4 (5.00%) Apache OpenJPA
3 4 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.00%) JPA
3 4 (5.00%) JSF
3 4 (5.00%) RichFaces
3 4 (5.00%) Web Services
4 3 (3.75%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) J2EE
5 2 (2.50%) Java EE
5 2 (2.50%) XSLT
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.25%) jQuery
6 1 (1.25%) Middleware
6 1 (1.25%) OAuth
6 1 (1.25%) OpenID
6 1 (1.25%) SAML
6 1 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) User Experience
2 6 (7.50%) Credit Risk
3 4 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.75%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.75%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.50%) Animation
5 2 (2.50%) Social Media
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Android
1 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.50%) Wireframes
3 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
4 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.75%) Migration
5 7 (8.75%) OO
6 6 (7.50%) Scrum
6 6 (7.50%) Service Design
6 6 (7.50%) SOA
6 6 (7.50%) Typography
7 5 (6.25%) Domain Models
7 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (6.25%) Physical Data Model
7 5 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (6.25%) SOLID
7 5 (6.25%) Use Case
8 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.00%) ETL
8 4 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) Java
2 4 (5.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.25%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) COBOL
5 1 (1.25%) JCL
5 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) MiFID
1 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.25%) WCAG
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Adobe
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle
2 7 (8.75%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.25%) Dell
4 2 (2.50%) Ab Initio
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft