Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 September 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 716 692 641
Rank change year-on-year -24 -51 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 148 163 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 102 169
England median daily rate £488 £463 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -0.54% +3.33%
10th Percentile £400 £376 £380
90th Percentile £584 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £478 £463 £465
% change year-on-year +3.24% -0.54% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £50.15 -
UK median hourly rate - £50.15 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,182 86,148 94,110
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.90% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,237 56,759 62,212
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,863 2,568 2,848
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.02
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.56%

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in England

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in England

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Designer in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Designer in England

Solutions Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Designer in England

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
South East -14 61 £475 +14.80% 1
London +11 37 £550 -4.35% 2
Midlands +17 22 £410 +26.15% 3
East Midlands +32 21 £420 - 3
East of England -26 16 £488 +5.41%
South West -1 7 £413 -10.81%
North of England -16 5 £475 -3.85% 2
North West -21 3 £475 -5.09% 1
Yorkshire -9 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Solutions Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 England region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 54 (36.49%) Finance
2 30 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (17.57%) TOGAF
4 21 (14.19%) VMware
4 21 (14.19%) Windows
5 20 (13.51%) CRM
5 20 (13.51%) Software Delivery
6 18 (12.16%) Windows Server
7 17 (11.49%) SAP
8 16 (10.81%) NetScaler
9 15 (10.14%) SaaS
9 15 (10.14%) PaaS
10 14 (9.46%) Banking
10 14 (9.46%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (9.46%) Oracle
10 14 (9.46%) IaaS
11 13 (8.78%) Data Centre
11 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
11 13 (8.78%) .NET
11 13 (8.78%) ERP
11 13 (8.78%) SOA
11 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
11 13 (8.78%) Firewall
11 13 (8.78%) Middleware
12 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
12 12 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (8.11%) Office 365
13 11 (7.43%) Data Modelling
13 11 (7.43%) Content Management
14 10 (6.76%) XenDesktop

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (5.41%) Appian
2 6 (4.05%) Apache
2 6 (4.05%) IIS
2 6 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.05%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.70%) Confluence
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.03%) CMS
4 3 (2.03%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.35%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.68%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.68%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.14%) PaaS
1 15 (10.14%) SaaS
2 14 (9.46%) IaaS
3 12 (8.11%) Office 365
4 8 (5.41%) Boomi
5 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.68%) GitHub
8 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) NetScaler
2 13 (8.78%) Firewall
3 7 (4.73%) SAN
4 3 (2.03%) Internet
5 2 (1.35%) Multicast
5 2 (1.35%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.68%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.68%) Network Security
6 1 (0.68%) SDH
6 1 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.35%) GIS
5 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.41%) JIRA
2 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.35%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (36.49%) Finance
2 14 (9.46%) Banking
3 12 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.38%) Retail
6 3 (2.03%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Electronics
7 2 (1.35%) Local Government
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) French Language
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.78%) .NET
1 13 (8.78%) Middleware
2 9 (6.08%) REST
3 8 (5.41%) Web Services
4 7 (4.73%) J2EE
4 7 (4.73%) SOAP
4 7 (4.73%) XML
5 5 (3.38%) HTML
6 4 (2.70%) JSON
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.03%) Spring
7 3 (2.03%) Swagger
7 3 (2.03%) WSDL
7 3 (2.03%) XSD
7 3 (2.03%) XSLT
8 2 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.35%) Apache Felix
8 2 (1.35%) Apache Sling
8 2 (1.35%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.05%) Clustering
2 6 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.70%) Fintech
4 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.03%) IPTV
4 3 (2.03%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (2.03%) User Experience
5 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.35%) Digital Wallet
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Social Media
6 1 (0.68%) TM Forum
6 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.19%) Windows
2 18 (12.16%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.76%) Unix
3 10 (6.76%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.41%) Solaris
5 6 (4.05%) Linux
6 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.57%) TOGAF
3 20 (13.51%) CRM
3 20 (13.51%) Software Delivery
4 14 (9.46%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (8.78%) ERP
5 13 (8.78%) SOA
6 12 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.43%) Content Management
7 11 (7.43%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.76%) IT Strategy
8 10 (6.76%) ITIL
8 10 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.73%) Feasibility Study
9 7 (4.73%) Scrum
10 6 (4.05%) Application Virtualisation
11 5 (3.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.76%) Java
2 5 (3.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.38%) SQL
3 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.03%) C#
4 3 (2.03%) XQuery
5 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.68%) ABAP
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (2.03%) Degree
2 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) CCDP
3 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.35%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) CCIE
4 1 (0.68%) CCIE Wireless
4 1 (0.68%) CCNP
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.68%) CWDP
4 1 (0.68%) CWSP
4 1 (0.68%) MCSE
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) PSD2
3 2 (1.35%) COBIT
3 2 (1.35%) GDPR
3 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (6.76%) XenDesktop
2 9 (6.08%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.41%) XenServer
4 7 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.35%) KVM
7 2 (1.35%) vCloud
8 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (14.19%) VMware
2 17 (11.49%) SAP
3 14 (9.46%) Oracle
4 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.08%) Dell
5 9 (6.08%) ForgeRock
5 9 (6.08%) Sitecore
6 8 (5.41%) Citrix
7 3 (2.03%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.03%) EMC
7 3 (2.03%) HP
7 3 (2.03%) IBM
8 2 (1.35%) Adobe
8 2 (1.35%) Apigee
8 2 (1.35%) Casewise
8 2 (1.35%) Cisco
8 2 (1.35%) ESRI
8 2 (1.35%) Google
8 2 (1.35%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.35%) Red Hat