Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 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.

Solution Designer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 138 149
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 25 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.61% 0.67% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.73% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 23
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £420 £387 £358
90th Percentile £495 £516 £475
South East median daily rate £415 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -7.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3778 3968 4615
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.92% 92.21% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 2141 2497
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £215
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 188 250
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.90 £45.45 £45.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in Berkshire

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in Berkshire

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Reading +19 19 £488 +2.09%
Slough -3 4 £495 +5.32%
Newbury - 1 - -
Solutions Designer
South East

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Solutions 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 Berkshire region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (32.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (24.00%) SOA
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Information Security
4 5 (20.00%) Validation
4 5 (20.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 5 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (16.00%) Billing
5 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (16.00%) SOAP
5 4 (16.00%) XML
5 4 (16.00%) XSD
5 4 (16.00%) WSDL
5 4 (16.00%) XMLSpy
6 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.00%) CRM
6 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) QA
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (16.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DOCSIS
1 2 (8.00%) SDH
2 1 (4.00%) Broadband
2 1 (4.00%) Intelligent Network
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (16.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Billing
4 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) SOAP
1 4 (16.00%) WSDL
1 4 (16.00%) XML
1 4 (16.00%) XSD
2 2 (8.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) IVR
2 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (24.00%) Information Security
2 6 (24.00%) SOA
3 5 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 5 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 5 (20.00%) Validation
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Management
4 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) CRM
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) BPEL
6 2 (8.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (8.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GDPR
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) BMC
2 2 (8.00%) Remedy
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Huawei