Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 671 578
Rank change year-on-year -35 -93 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 141 155 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 75 195
England median daily rate £473 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £377 £363
90th Percentile £644 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 88,262 84,277 94,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.75% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,200 55,364 61,413
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,607 2,965 3,469
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.57 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -19 58 £415 -0.90% 2
London -51 45 £500 +2.56% 2
East of England 0 17 £463 +12.12%
Midlands +8 12 £500 +6.67% 1
East Midlands +4 9 £500 - 1
North of England +33 4 £425 -19.05% 1
North West +10 3 £425 -19.05% 1
West Midlands +8 3 £475 +1.33%
South West +11 1 £380 -15.56%
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Solutions Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 33 (23.40%) TOGAF
2 31 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 29 (20.57%) SOA
5 27 (19.15%) Windows
6 26 (18.44%) Finance
7 25 (17.73%) Oracle
8 24 (17.02%) Citrix
8 24 (17.02%) VMware
9 23 (16.31%) XenServer
9 23 (16.31%) Skype for Business
9 23 (16.31%) NetScaler
9 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
9 23 (16.31%) Windows Server
10 19 (13.48%) IaaS
10 19 (13.48%) PaaS
10 19 (13.48%) Firewall
11 16 (11.35%) XenDesktop
11 16 (11.35%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (11.35%) Hyper-V
11 16 (11.35%) Mentoring
12 14 (9.93%) Coaching
12 14 (9.93%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (9.93%) SQL
13 13 (9.22%) CRM
13 13 (9.22%) Telecoms
13 13 (9.22%) Migration
14 12 (8.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (7.09%) ERP

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 23 (16.31%) Skype for Business
2 12 (8.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (6.38%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.42%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.42%) CMS
6 2 (1.42%) Confluence
6 2 (1.42%) Eucalyptus
6 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.71%) CICS
7 1 (0.71%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.48%) IaaS
1 19 (13.48%) PaaS
2 8 (5.67%) SaaS
3 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.71%) Office 365
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.31%) NetScaler
2 19 (13.48%) Firewall
3 2 (1.42%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.42%) LAN
3 2 (1.42%) Network Security
3 2 (1.42%) SDH
3 2 (1.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.71%) Broadband
4 1 (0.71%) Converged Networks
4 1 (0.71%) DHCP
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.71%) VPN
4 1 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) Big Data
2 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.42%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.42%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.71%) DB2
5 1 (0.71%) MySQL
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (4.96%) JIRA
2 4 (2.84%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.84%) XMLSpy
3 2 (1.42%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.71%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.71%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (0.71%) OllyDbg
4 1 (0.71%) Rational Rose
General
1 26 (18.44%) Finance
2 13 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.67%) Banking
4 6 (4.26%) Billing
5 5 (3.55%) Retail
6 4 (2.84%) Marketing
7 2 (1.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (4.26%) Web Services
3 5 (3.55%) .NET
3 5 (3.55%) Middleware
4 4 (2.84%) SOAP
4 4 (2.84%) WSDL
4 4 (2.84%) XML
4 4 (2.84%) XSD
5 3 (2.13%) RESTful
6 2 (1.42%) REST
7 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.71%) Velocity
7 1 (0.71%) VXML
7 1 (0.71%) WCF
7 1 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.26%) User Experience
2 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.13%) IVR
3 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.42%) AS400
4 2 (1.42%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.42%) Derivative
4 2 (1.42%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.42%) Tandem
4 2 (1.42%) TM Forum
5 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.71%) DataPower
5 1 (0.71%) FMCG
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.71%) IPTV
5 1 (0.71%) NHS
5 1 (0.71%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.15%) Windows
2 23 (16.31%) Windows Server
3 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.84%) Linux
4 4 (2.84%) Unix
5 2 (1.42%) AIX
5 2 (1.42%) Android
5 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.71%) SUSE
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.40%) TOGAF
2 31 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (20.57%) SOA
4 16 (11.35%) Mentoring
5 14 (9.93%) Coaching
5 14 (9.93%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (9.22%) CRM
6 13 (9.22%) Migration
7 10 (7.09%) ERP
8 9 (6.38%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.67%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.96%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.96%) Workflow
11 6 (4.26%) BPEL
11 6 (4.26%) Business Analysis
11 6 (4.26%) Data Management
11 6 (4.26%) IT Strategy
11 6 (4.26%) Project Management
12 5 (3.55%) Data Lineage
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.93%) SQL
3 4 (2.84%) Java
3 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (0.71%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.84%) ISEB
2 1 (0.71%) CCIE
2 1 (0.71%) CCNP
2 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) GDPR
3 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) COBIT
4 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (16.31%) XenServer
2 16 (11.35%) Hyper-V
2 16 (11.35%) VMware ESXi
2 16 (11.35%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.42%) Ceph
4 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.71%) Cuckoo Sandbox
2 1 (0.71%) SCOM
2 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.73%) Oracle
3 24 (17.02%) Citrix
3 24 (17.02%) VMware
4 5 (3.55%) Cisco
4 5 (3.55%) SAP
5 4 (2.84%) JDA
5 4 (2.84%) RedPrairie
6 3 (2.13%) HP
6 3 (2.13%) Huawei
6 3 (2.13%) Teradata
7 2 (1.42%) Adobe
7 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.42%) IBM
7 2 (1.42%) Infor
7 2 (1.42%) Pega
7 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.42%) Remedy
7 2 (1.42%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.42%) Tableau