Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 126 107
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 23 1 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.047% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.049% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 - £450
10th Percentile £409 - £369
90th Percentile £545 - £575
Scotland median daily rate £450 £448 £440
% change year-on-year +0.56% +1.70% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2783 2038 3057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1181 1581
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £259
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 20 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 Edinburgh region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Credit Risk
3 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
3 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (8.70%) Service Design
4 2 (8.70%) User Stories
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Mapping
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) OAuth
5 1 (4.35%) UX Design
5 1 (4.35%) OpenID
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) ArchiMate
5 1 (4.35%) SOA
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP

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:

General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) OAuth
1 1 (4.35%) OpenID
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) SAML
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
1 3 (13.04%) ETL
1 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
1 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
2 2 (8.70%) Data Mapping
2 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Design
2 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (8.70%) User Stories
3 1 (4.35%) ArchiMate
3 1 (4.35%) Data Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) HOOD
3 1 (4.35%) Scrum
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.35%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft