Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Designer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 93 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 -42 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 120 86 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.41% 2.00% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.12% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 99
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £203 £263
90th Percentile £546 £477 £478
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% -79.26% -
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £33.59 £22.00
% change year-on-year -31.52% +52.66% -

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 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017. 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 +42 82 £375 -5.30% 13
Glasgow -12 23 £400 +3.23% 2
Renfrewshire +42 4 £95 -73.50%
West Lothian -9 4 £400 +23.08%
Stirling -6 1 £475 +43.72% 1
Lothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 46 (38.33%) Finance
2 43 (35.83%) User Experience
3 31 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (25.00%) Banking
5 20 (16.67%) Wireframes
6 13 (10.83%) Adobe
7 12 (10.00%) CSS
7 12 (10.00%) Marketing
8 11 (9.17%) HTML
8 11 (9.17%) Oracle
8 11 (9.17%) InVision
8 11 (9.17%) Axure RP
9 10 (8.33%) Prototyping
9 10 (8.33%) Service Design
9 10 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 10 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (6.67%) SOA
10 8 (6.67%) Dell
10 8 (6.67%) OO
11 7 (5.83%) Use Case
11 7 (5.83%) Boomi
11 7 (5.83%) Migration
11 7 (5.83%) Graphic Design
12 6 (5.00%) Scrum
12 6 (5.00%) UML
12 6 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
12 6 (5.00%) Java
12 6 (5.00%) Mentoring

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 5 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.67%) WordPress
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.83%) JBoss
3 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) InVision
2 8 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (4.17%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.67%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.83%) Edge Animate
5 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Boomi
2 4 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.67%) Spatial Data
3 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.83%) QlikView
3 1 (0.83%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.83%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
General
1 46 (38.33%) Finance
2 30 (25.00%) Banking
3 12 (10.00%) Marketing
4 4 (3.33%) Publishing
5 2 (1.67%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) CSS
2 11 (9.17%) HTML
3 5 (4.17%) Apache Flex
3 5 (4.17%) Web Services
4 4 (3.33%) Ajax
4 4 (3.33%) Apache CXF
4 4 (3.33%) Apache OpenJPA
4 4 (3.33%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.33%) JPA
4 4 (3.33%) JSF
4 4 (3.33%) RichFaces
4 4 (3.33%) XML
5 3 (2.50%) J2EE
5 3 (2.50%) Java EE
5 3 (2.50%) XSLT
6 1 (0.83%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) OAuth
6 1 (0.83%) SAML
6 1 (0.83%) SOAP
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (35.83%) User Experience
2 7 (5.83%) Graphic Design
3 6 (5.00%) Credit Risk
3 6 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.00%) Social Media
4 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.50%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (1.67%) Animation
6 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.33%) Android
1 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
1 4 (3.33%) Windows
2 2 (1.67%) AIX
2 2 (1.67%) Linux
2 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.67%) Solaris
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.67%) Wireframes
3 10 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 10 (8.33%) Prototyping
3 10 (8.33%) Service Design
3 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (6.67%) OO
4 8 (6.67%) SOA
5 7 (5.83%) Migration
5 7 (5.83%) Use Case
6 6 (5.00%) Domain Models
6 6 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.00%) Mobile First
6 6 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (5.00%) Scrum
6 6 (5.00%) SOLID
6 6 (5.00%) Typography
6 6 (5.00%) UML
7 5 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (4.17%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) Java
2 4 (3.33%) SQL
3 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) COBOL
5 1 (0.83%) JCL
5 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) HNC
2 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.67%) WCAG
3 1 (0.83%) MiFID
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) Adobe
2 11 (9.17%) Oracle
3 10 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.67%) Dell
5 3 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.67%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.67%) Citrix
6 2 (1.67%) VMware
7 1 (0.83%) EMC
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) Informatica
7 1 (0.83%) Symantec
7 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.83%) webMethods