Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 289 245
Rank change year-on-year +25 -44 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.083% 0.055% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.058% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Central London median daily rate £535 £475 £581
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -18.28% -19.27%
London median daily rate £560 £545 £538
% change year-on-year +2.75% +1.40% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 7,940 8,661 7,105
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.92% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,071 6,737 5,365
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 136 83
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -14.99%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £55.13 £38.63 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.33% -2.27% +15.79%

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in Central London

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in Central London

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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
City of Westminster -13 4 - -
City of London +15 2 £535 +7.00%
Solutions Designer
London

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, Solutions 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 Central London region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) SLA
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) PaaS
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) AWS Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
2 4 (57.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (57.14%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (57.14%) OpenStack
2 4 (57.14%) IaaS
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) Apigee
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Power BI
5 1 (14.29%) Fintech

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (57.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) IaaS
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (57.14%) PaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Apigee
3 1 (14.29%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Power BI
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (57.14%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Fintech
3 1 (14.29%) Product Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) AWS Certification
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) VMware