Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 July 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.

Solution Designer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 85 114
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.29% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Cheshire median daily rate £488 £501 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +17.76% +22.39%
10th Percentile £466 £489 £345
90th Percentile £499 £530 £455
North West median daily rate £438 £501 £470
% change year-on-year -12.59% +6.49% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,319 1,169 1,754
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 94.81% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 822 1,206
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £261
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 69 62
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -7.18%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £41.50 £46.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £21.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.45% +6.00% +8.34%

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in Cheshire

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in Cheshire

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Warrington - 2 £488 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Solutions Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 Cheshire region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Casewise
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (50.00%) SSADM
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Rational Rose
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) Yourdon

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) SSADM
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Yourdon
2 2 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Casewise
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat