Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 82 94
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 150 116 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.89% 2.34% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 2.44% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 59 54
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.03% -17.38%
10th Percentile £162 £275 £116
90th Percentile £515 £553 £459
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.85% -53.57% -79.26%
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £21.00 £33.72
% change year-on-year +50.00% -37.72% +56.84%

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 4,936 4,746 3,933
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.69% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,716 2,744 2,285
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -0.68%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £221
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 128 119
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +15.47% -15.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.45 £42.73 £44.60
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +7 84 £405 +8.00% 5
Glasgow +6 53 £350 -9.68% 9
West Lothian +10 7 £336 -15.94%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £156 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 54 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (34.67%) User Experience
3 31 (20.67%) Finance
4 30 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 28 (18.67%) Degree
6 26 (17.33%) HTML
6 26 (17.33%) Design Thinking
7 24 (16.00%) Banking
8 22 (14.67%) Wireframes
8 22 (14.67%) Service Design
9 21 (14.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 18 (12.00%) Photoshop
11 17 (11.33%) InVision
12 16 (10.67%) Analytics
12 16 (10.67%) Adobe
13 15 (10.00%) Axure RP
14 13 (8.67%) Adobe Illustrator
15 11 (7.33%) Internet
15 11 (7.33%) Project Management
15 11 (7.33%) Publishing
15 11 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (7.33%) CSS
15 11 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 9 (6.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 9 (6.00%) Responsive Web Design
17 9 (6.00%) Microservices
17 9 (6.00%) Front End Development
17 9 (6.00%) SQL
17 9 (6.00%) Usability Testing

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 6 (4.00%) CMS
2 4 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.33%) Drupal
4 2 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.67%) Appian
5 1 (0.67%) Confluence
5 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (12.00%) Photoshop
2 17 (11.33%) InVision
3 13 (8.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.67%) InDesign
5 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.67%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (4.00%) Office 365
3 5 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.67%) PaaS
5 2 (1.33%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.67%) AdWords
6 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.33%) Internet
2 2 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (0.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) Big Data
2 5 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.00%) MS Access
3 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (10.00%) Axure RP
2 9 (6.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (2.00%) Hudson
4 2 (1.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) gulp
General
1 31 (20.67%) Finance
2 24 (16.00%) Banking
3 11 (7.33%) Publishing
4 7 (4.67%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.33%) Marketing
6 2 (1.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.33%) HTML
2 11 (7.33%) CSS
3 6 (4.00%) Web Services
4 4 (2.67%) .NET
5 3 (2.00%) Middleware
6 2 (1.33%) jQuery
6 2 (1.33%) React
7 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.67%) CSS3
7 1 (0.67%) HTML5
7 1 (0.67%) Nightwatchjs
7 1 (0.67%) Node.js
7 1 (0.67%) Sass
7 1 (0.67%) SOAP
7 1 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (34.67%) User Experience
2 8 (5.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.67%) Social Media
4 4 (2.67%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.33%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.33%) Fintech
5 2 (1.33%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.33%) Robotics
6 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) NHS
6 1 (0.67%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.33%) Linux
2 3 (2.00%) Unix
2 3 (2.00%) Windows
3 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 26 (17.33%) Design Thinking
4 22 (14.67%) Service Design
4 22 (14.67%) Wireframes
5 21 (14.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 16 (10.67%) Analytics
7 11 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.33%) Project Management
7 11 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.00%) Front End Development
8 9 (6.00%) Microservices
8 9 (6.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (6.00%) Usability Testing
9 8 (5.33%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (5.33%) Customer Insight
10 7 (4.67%) Content Management
10 7 (4.67%) Lean Thinking
10 7 (4.67%) SEO
10 7 (4.67%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.00%) SQL
2 7 (4.67%) Java
3 5 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (18.67%) Degree
2 4 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.67%) HNC
4 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (3.33%) WCAG
2 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (10.67%) Adobe
2 5 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.33%) Google
4 2 (1.33%) Informatica
5 1 (0.67%) Facebook
5 1 (0.67%) Lotus
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle
5 1 (0.67%) OutSystems