The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 March 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 84 64
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 9 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.98% 0.40% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.41% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 11
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
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 - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 872 1454 1389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.68% 95.78% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 795 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in Edinburgh

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Edinburgh region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
2 4 (44.44%) ETL
2 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 3 (33.33%) Cloudera
3 3 (33.33%) Data Management
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Taxonomies
3 3 (33.33%) Ontologies
3 3 (33.33%) SAS
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Teradata
3 3 (33.33%) Master Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
4 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) OLAP
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
1 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) OLAP
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (11.11%) Data Lake
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) HBase
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Taxonomies
2 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
1 4 (44.44%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) Data Management
2 3 (33.33%) Master Data Management
2 3 (33.33%) Ontologies
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) R
2 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cloudera
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Teradata
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware