Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 October 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 89 115
Rank change year-on-year +13 +26 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 145 102 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.71% 2.12% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 2.22% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 55 53
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £188 £313 £203
90th Percentile £513 £558 £477
UK median daily rate £415 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +1.22% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.23% -53.57% -79.26%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £32.86
% change year-on-year +59.09% -33.05% +31.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,084 4,597 4,536
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.49% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,727 2,594 2,653
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
10th Percentile £224 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £492
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 142 122
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +14.47% -5.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Scotland

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 78 £403 +6.34% 9
Glasgow +10 50 £350 -12.50% 7
West Lothian +8 7 £336 -15.94%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £463 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £156 -
Renfrewshire -25 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Scotland region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 52 (35.86%) User Experience
2 37 (25.52%) Finance
3 35 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (19.31%) Wireframes
5 22 (15.17%) Banking
5 22 (15.17%) Adobe
6 19 (13.10%) InVision
7 18 (12.41%) Axure RP
7 18 (12.41%) CSS
7 18 (12.41%) Degree
8 17 (11.72%) Analytics
9 16 (11.03%) Prototyping
9 16 (11.03%) Photoshop
9 16 (11.03%) HTML
10 13 (8.97%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (8.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
11 11 (7.59%) Service Design
11 11 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (7.59%) Information Architecture
12 10 (6.90%) Office 365
12 10 (6.90%) Microservices
12 10 (6.90%) SQL
12 10 (6.90%) Publishing
13 9 (6.21%) Usability Testing
13 9 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (5.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 8 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (5.52%) High-Fidelity Prototypes

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.76%) CMS
3 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (13.10%) InVision
2 16 (11.03%) Photoshop
3 13 (8.97%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (4.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.69%) Flinto
6 1 (0.69%) InDesign
6 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 10 (6.90%) Office 365
3 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.38%) PaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.69%) GitHub
6 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Firewall
2 2 (1.38%) DNS
2 2 (1.38%) Skype
2 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.69%) Broadband
3 1 (0.69%) DHCP
3 1 (0.69%) DMZ
3 1 (0.69%) Network Security
3 1 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) Big Data
3 3 (2.07%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.07%) MS Access
4 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Axure RP
2 8 (5.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.38%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (25.52%) Finance
2 22 (15.17%) Banking
3 10 (6.90%) Publishing
4 7 (4.83%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.41%) CSS
2 16 (11.03%) HTML
3 5 (3.45%) Web Services
4 4 (2.76%) .NET
4 4 (2.76%) J2EE
4 4 (2.76%) Middleware
5 1 (0.69%) Framer.js
5 1 (0.69%) jQuery
5 1 (0.69%) React
5 1 (0.69%) XML
5 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 52 (35.86%) User Experience
2 9 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.14%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.76%) Social Media
7 3 (2.07%) Clustering
7 3 (2.07%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.38%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.38%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.38%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.69%) Fintech
9 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.69%) PKI
9 1 (0.69%) Robotics
9 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.83%) Linux
1 7 (4.83%) Windows
2 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (2.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.69%) Unix
3 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.31%) Wireframes
3 17 (11.72%) Analytics
4 16 (11.03%) Prototyping
5 11 (7.59%) Information Architecture
5 11 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (7.59%) Service Design
6 10 (6.90%) Microservices
7 9 (6.21%) Usability Testing
8 8 (5.52%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 8 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (5.52%) Project Management
8 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.52%) Use Case
9 7 (4.83%) Customer Insight
9 7 (4.83%) Data Analytics
9 7 (4.83%) Lean Thinking
9 7 (4.83%) Migration
10 6 (4.14%) SOA
10 6 (4.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.90%) SQL
2 7 (4.83%) Java
3 6 (4.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.07%) VBA
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (12.41%) Degree
2 5 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.69%) MCSE
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) WCAG
2 2 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) COBIT
3 1 (0.69%) PMO
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) Ansible
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (0.69%) SCCM
1 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (15.17%) Adobe
2 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.76%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.76%) VMware
4 3 (2.07%) Citrix
4 3 (2.07%) Oracle
4 3 (2.07%) Veritas
5 2 (1.38%) Lotus
6 1 (0.69%) F5
6 1 (0.69%) Facebook
6 1 (0.69%) FatWire
6 1 (0.69%) Google
6 1 (0.69%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.69%) Nintex
6 1 (0.69%) Sitecore