The median contractor rate for a Designer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
UK / Scotland
Rank 79 84 56
Rank change year-on-year +5 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 28 46 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.60% 1.78% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.88% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 44
Median daily rate £463 £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.16% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Scotland

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Scotland

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Scotland

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Scotland

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 13 £425 -9.33% 5
Edinburgh +1 13 £475 +17.28% 9
Stirling - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Designer
UK

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Scotland region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 30 (40.54%) User Experience
2 27 (36.49%) Finance
3 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (27.03%) Wireframes
5 18 (24.32%) Data Modelling
6 17 (22.97%) Adobe
6 17 (22.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (18.92%) SQL
7 14 (18.92%) Unix
7 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (17.57%) Oracle Database
8 13 (17.57%) Prototyping
8 13 (17.57%) Oracle
8 13 (17.57%) Java
8 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
8 13 (17.57%) CSS
9 12 (16.22%) HTML
9 12 (16.22%) Relational Database
10 11 (14.86%) RDBMS
10 11 (14.86%) SOA
11 10 (13.51%) Middleware
11 10 (13.51%) PL/SQL
11 10 (13.51%) CRM
11 10 (13.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (12.16%) Axure RP
12 9 (12.16%) Change Control
12 9 (12.16%) Photoshop
13 8 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (10.81%) Microsoft

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (6.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.05%) SAS
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 9 (12.16%) Photoshop
3 8 (10.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (6.76%) Acrobat
4 5 (6.76%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
6 2 (2.70%) MS Office
7 1 (1.35%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Firewall
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (1.35%) BGP
3 1 (1.35%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.35%) DNS
3 1 (1.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.35%) LAN
3 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.35%) OSPF
3 1 (1.35%) SAN
3 1 (1.35%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) Oracle Database
2 12 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 11 (14.86%) RDBMS
4 8 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.41%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.70%) OLAP
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.35%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.35%) DB2
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.35%) HBase
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.35%) QlikView
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Axure RP
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.35%) Ant
3 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.35%) Gradle
3 1 (1.35%) Hudson
3 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.35%) Maven
3 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (36.49%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
3 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.76%) Billing
5 3 (4.05%) Marketing
5 3 (4.05%) Retail
5 3 (4.05%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Law
7 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) CSS
2 12 (16.22%) HTML
3 10 (13.51%) Middleware
4 7 (9.46%) Zurb Foundation
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (2.70%) JSON
6 2 (2.70%) Spring
6 2 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (1.35%) .NET
7 1 (1.35%) Ajax
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.35%) Java EE
7 1 (1.35%) JPA
7 1 (1.35%) jQuery
7 1 (1.35%) JSF
7 1 (1.35%) JSP
7 1 (1.35%) SOAP
7 1 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.54%) User Experience
2 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.76%) Video Editing
4 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.41%) Motion Graphics
4 4 (5.41%) Replication
5 3 (4.05%) Graphic Design
5 3 (4.05%) Taxonomies
6 2 (2.70%) Animation
6 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.70%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.70%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Unix
2 4 (5.41%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) AIX
3 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Android
4 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.03%) Wireframes
3 18 (24.32%) Data Modelling
4 17 (22.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (17.57%) Prototyping
6 11 (14.86%) SOA
7 10 (13.51%) CRM
7 10 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (12.16%) Change Control
9 8 (10.81%) Front End Development
10 7 (9.46%) Analytics
10 7 (9.46%) Data Analysis
10 7 (9.46%) Data Management
10 7 (9.46%) ETL
10 7 (9.46%) Typography
11 6 (8.11%) Master Data Management
11 6 (8.11%) Scrum
11 6 (8.11%) SDLC
12 5 (6.76%) Iconography
12 5 (6.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 13 (17.57%) Java
2 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.51%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) C#
5 1 (1.35%) R
5 1 (1.35%) Scala
5 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) CISSP
1 2 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) CCNP
2 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.35%) EMIR
1 1 (1.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Ansible
1 2 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (2.70%) yum
2 1 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Adobe
2 13 (17.57%) Oracle
3 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.76%) VMware
5 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.05%) Cloudera
6 3 (4.05%) EMC
6 3 (4.05%) Teradata
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco
7 2 (2.70%) Citrix
7 2 (2.70%) F5
7 2 (2.70%) HP
7 2 (2.70%) Twitter
8 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.35%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.35%) Google
8 1 (1.35%) Omniture
8 1 (1.35%) Perforce
8 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.35%) Symantec
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