The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 - 191
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 1 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.030% - 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.15 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3152 3242 5437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.72% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2629 4189
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Solutions Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in the City of London

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in the City of London

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 City of London region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) OCP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Software AG
3 1 (12.50%) Genesys
3 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
3 1 (12.50%) Siemens
3 1 (12.50%) CTI
3 1 (12.50%) DRM
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) DNA
3 1 (12.50%) Adabas
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) SLA

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Adabas
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Essbase
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Handset
1 1 (12.50%) IVR
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (12.50%) DNA
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) OCP
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) BT
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Genesys
3 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Siemens
3 1 (12.50%) Software AG
3 1 (12.50%) Verint
3 1 (12.50%) VMware