Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 72 80
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 75 78 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.89% 2.68% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 2.79% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £375 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +15.65% -18.94%
10th Percentile £191 £275 £185
90th Percentile £539 £458 £417
Scotland median daily rate £401 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +3.35% +19.23% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +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 2,460 2,796 1,709
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 96.08% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,294 1,654 1,052
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Scotland median daily rate £405 £390 £364
% change year-on-year +3.85% +7.22% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 36
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.69 £13.47
90th Percentile £46.63 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) User Experience
3 20 (26.67%) Finance
4 19 (25.33%) Banking
5 14 (18.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 14 (18.67%) Service Design
6 13 (17.33%) Degree
7 12 (16.00%) Design Thinking
8 11 (14.67%) Axure RP
9 10 (13.33%) Adobe
9 10 (13.33%) Project Management
9 10 (13.33%) Wireframes
10 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (12.00%) HTML
10 9 (12.00%) CSS
10 9 (12.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 9 (12.00%) Prototyping
10 9 (12.00%) InVision
11 8 (10.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 8 (10.67%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (10.67%) Analytics
11 8 (10.67%) Agile Project Management
11 8 (10.67%) Publishing
12 7 (9.33%) CMS
12 7 (9.33%) Content Management
12 7 (9.33%) Retail Banking
12 7 (9.33%) Customer Insight
12 7 (9.33%) Lean Thinking
13 5 (6.67%) Workshop Facilitation
13 5 (6.67%) Hadoop

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 7 (9.33%) CMS
2 2 (2.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.67%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.33%) Appian
3 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) InVision
2 5 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.67%) InDesign
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.33%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.33%) Google Analytics
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.33%) AdWords
5 1 (1.33%) GitHub
5 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) Big Data
1 5 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) Axure RP
2 9 (12.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.67%) Hudson
3 2 (2.67%) JIRA
General
1 20 (26.67%) Finance
2 19 (25.33%) Banking
3 8 (10.67%) Publishing
4 7 (9.33%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) CSS
1 9 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (2.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (36.00%) User Experience
2 5 (6.67%) Social Media
3 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Fintech
4 1 (1.33%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.67%) Service Design
2 14 (18.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 12 (16.00%) Design Thinking
4 10 (13.33%) Project Management
4 10 (13.33%) Wireframes
5 9 (12.00%) Prototyping
5 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.67%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (10.67%) Analytics
6 8 (10.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (9.33%) Content Management
7 7 (9.33%) Customer Insight
7 7 (9.33%) Lean Thinking
8 5 (6.67%) Workshop Facilitation
9 4 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.33%) SEO
9 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.33%) Usability Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Adobe
2 4 (5.33%) Google
3 2 (2.67%) Informatica
3 2 (2.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle