The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 95 82
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.22% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.14% -4.16%  
10th Percentile £463 £373 £425
90th Percentile £488 £494 £496
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 1185 1299 1366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.19% 95.58% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2180 2477 2628
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.35%  
10th Percentile £245 £263 £265
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 41
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
10th Percentile £13.81 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.50 £41.00
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +89.65% -22.66%  

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 29 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 Edinburgh region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
2 5 (45.45%) ETL
2 5 (45.45%) Hadoop
3 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Teradata
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) SAS
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Retail Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Data Management
4 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
4 3 (27.27%) Taxonomies
4 3 (27.27%) Ontologies
4 3 (27.27%) Cloudera
4 3 (27.27%) Master Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
5 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
5 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (18.18%) Data Lake
5 2 (18.18%) HBase
5 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (18.18%) R
5 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (18.18%) 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 (27.27%) SAS
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (45.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (18.18%) Data Lake
2 2 (18.18%) HBase
2 2 (18.18%) OLAP
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Taxonomies
2 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
1 5 (45.45%) ETL
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Data Management
3 3 (27.27%) Master Data Management
3 3 (27.27%) Ontologies
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Data Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) R
2 2 (18.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cloudera
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Teradata
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) VMware