Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 82 115
Rank change year-on-year +15 +33 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 179 96 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.24% 2.22% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 2.34% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 56 61
Scotland median daily rate £400 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85% +1.25%
10th Percentile £213 £259 £250
90th Percentile £500 £544 £478
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.23% - -
UK median hourly rate £39.13 £21.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +79.92% -40.41% +21.67%

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 5,263 4,104 4,971
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.07% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,980 2,353 2,846
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £238 £228 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 104 112
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.32 £10.23
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.29%

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 17 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 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 +14 97 £400 -11.11% 5
Glasgow +8 67 £450 +12.50% 5
West Lothian +3 3 £235 -41.25%
Stirling -1 3 £450 -5.26%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £463 -
Renfrewshire -41 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £163 -
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 67 (37.43%) User Experience
2 58 (32.40%) Finance
3 52 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (22.91%) Wireframes
5 29 (16.20%) Java
6 25 (13.97%) Banking
7 23 (12.85%) Adobe
7 23 (12.85%) InVision
8 22 (12.29%) Use Case
9 21 (11.73%) Axure RP
9 21 (11.73%) CSS
10 20 (11.17%) HTML
11 19 (10.61%) Photoshop
12 18 (10.06%) Microsoft
12 18 (10.06%) SOA
13 16 (8.94%) Degree
13 16 (8.94%) Adobe Illustrator
13 16 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (8.38%) Office 365
15 14 (7.82%) Responsive Web Design
15 14 (7.82%) OO
16 13 (7.26%) Prototyping
16 13 (7.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 13 (7.26%) Service Design
16 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (6.70%) Windows
17 12 (6.70%) JavaScript
17 12 (6.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 12 (6.70%) Problem-Solving

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 11 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.35%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.79%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (2.23%) CMS
4 4 (2.23%) IIS
4 4 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.56%) Confluence
6 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (12.85%) InVision
2 19 (10.61%) Photoshop
3 16 (8.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (3.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.56%) Flinto
7 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.38%) Office 365
2 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) Skype
2 5 (2.79%) DNS
2 5 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.23%) DHCP
4 2 (1.12%) Firewall
5 1 (0.56%) Broadband
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.56%) DMZ
5 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.56%) FCoE
5 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.56%) Network Security
5 1 (0.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.68%) Big Data
2 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.68%) MS Access
2 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (11.73%) Axure RP
2 7 (3.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.12%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.12%) JIRA
3 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.12%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (32.40%) Finance
2 25 (13.97%) Banking
3 10 (5.59%) Publishing
4 6 (3.35%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.68%) Back Office
6 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.73%) CSS
2 20 (11.17%) HTML
3 8 (4.47%) Middleware
4 6 (3.35%) J2EE
4 6 (3.35%) Web Services
5 4 (2.23%) .NET
5 4 (2.23%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.68%) Apache CXF
6 3 (1.68%) Apache OpenJPA
6 3 (1.68%) Framer.js
6 3 (1.68%) JPA
6 3 (1.68%) JSF
6 3 (1.68%) Node.js
6 3 (1.68%) RichFaces
6 3 (1.68%) Swagger
7 2 (1.12%) CGI
7 2 (1.12%) jQuery
7 2 (1.12%) XML
8 1 (0.56%) LDAP
8 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 67 (37.43%) User Experience
2 16 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.35%) Clustering
6 4 (2.23%) Social Media
7 3 (1.68%) Motion Graphics
8 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.12%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.12%) Fintech
8 2 (1.12%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.12%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.70%) Windows
2 8 (4.47%) Linux
2 8 (4.47%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.68%) Unix
5 2 (1.12%) Android
5 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) AIX
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.91%) Wireframes
3 22 (12.29%) Use Case
4 18 (10.06%) SOA
5 15 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (7.82%) OO
6 14 (7.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (7.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 13 (7.26%) Prototyping
7 13 (7.26%) Service Design
8 12 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (6.15%) Analytics
9 11 (6.15%) Information Architecture
10 10 (5.59%) Microservices
10 10 (5.59%) UML
10 10 (5.59%) Usability Testing
11 9 (5.03%) Customer Insight
11 9 (5.03%) Front End Development
11 9 (5.03%) Migration
12 8 (4.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.20%) Java
2 12 (6.70%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.91%) SQL
4 3 (1.68%) Java 8
4 3 (1.68%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.68%) VBA
5 1 (0.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (8.94%) Degree
2 6 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.56%) MBA
3 1 (0.56%) MCSE
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.68%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) WCAG
3 1 (0.56%) COBIT
3 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.23%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.68%) Docker
4 3 (1.68%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.23%) SCCM
2 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (12.85%) Adobe
2 18 (10.06%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.15%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.59%) Oracle
5 9 (5.03%) VMware
6 6 (3.35%) Citrix
6 6 (3.35%) Veritas
7 2 (1.12%) Informatica
7 2 (1.12%) Lotus
8 1 (0.56%) Brocade
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) Dell
8 1 (0.56%) EMC
8 1 (0.56%) F5
8 1 (0.56%) FatWire
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec
8 1 (0.56%) Teradata