The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 497 485
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 78 135 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 103 102
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.15 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.15 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +5 37 £419 -9.94% 5
London +9 17 £550 +10.00% 1
East of England -20 10 £450 -4.25%
North West +21 5 £501 +11.22%
South West - 3 £475 - 1
Solutions Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 34 (22.08%) Finance
2 31 (20.13%) SOA
3 29 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (17.53%) Microsoft
5 25 (16.23%) Windows
6 24 (15.58%) Scrum
7 23 (14.94%) Oracle
7 23 (14.94%) Windows Server
8 22 (14.29%) Java
8 22 (14.29%) VMware
9 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (11.69%) TOGAF
10 18 (11.69%) Citrix
10 18 (11.69%) Migration
11 17 (11.04%) PowerShell
11 17 (11.04%) Hyper-V
11 17 (11.04%) XenServer
11 17 (11.04%) XenDesktop
11 17 (11.04%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (11.04%) Skype for Business
11 17 (11.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (11.04%) NetScaler
12 16 (10.39%) IBM
13 14 (9.09%) Mentoring
14 13 (8.44%) Coaching
14 13 (8.44%) Banking
14 13 (8.44%) Mainframe
15 12 (7.79%) Billing
15 12 (7.79%) Firewall
16 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management

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 17 (11.04%) Skype for Business
2 10 (6.49%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (3.90%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (3.25%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.60%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.95%) SAS
8 2 (1.30%) IIS
8 2 (1.30%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.30%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.65%) Maximo
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.65%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.55%) IaaS
1 7 (4.55%) PaaS
2 4 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.60%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (1.95%) Office 365
4 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.30%) CloudSense
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.04%) NetScaler
2 12 (7.79%) Firewall
3 7 (4.55%) DNS
4 6 (3.90%) DHCP
4 6 (3.90%) Network Security
5 5 (3.25%) IP Telephony
5 5 (3.25%) LAN
5 5 (3.25%) WAN
6 4 (2.60%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (2.60%) IPsec
6 4 (2.60%) MPLS
6 4 (2.60%) Telepresence
6 4 (2.60%) Wireless
7 3 (1.95%) WLAN
8 2 (1.30%) 802.11
8 2 (1.30%) Broadband
8 2 (1.30%) DPNSS
8 2 (1.30%) LDAP
8 2 (1.30%) QSIG
8 2 (1.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.19%) Adabas
2 6 (3.90%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.60%) Big Data
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.30%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.30%) GIS
4 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.30%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.65%) DataStage
5 1 (0.65%) DB2
5 1 (0.65%) Essbase
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.95%) SoapUI
1 3 (1.95%) XMLSpy
2 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.30%) Maven
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (22.08%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Banking
3 12 (7.79%) Billing
4 10 (6.49%) Marketing
5 8 (5.19%) Retail
6 7 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.49%) .NET
2 7 (4.55%) Web Services
2 7 (4.55%) XML
3 6 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (3.25%) SOAP
5 4 (2.60%) Dojo
5 4 (2.60%) DOM
5 4 (2.60%) jQuery
5 4 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.95%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.95%) Java EE
6 3 (1.95%) REST
6 3 (1.95%) WSDL
6 3 (1.95%) XSD
7 2 (1.30%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.30%) JAXB
7 2 (1.30%) JPA
7 2 (1.30%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.30%) Spring
8 1 (0.65%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.55%) Replication
3 4 (2.60%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.95%) IVR
4 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.95%) PKI
5 2 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.30%) EPoS
6 1 (0.65%) AS400
6 1 (0.65%) CMDB
6 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.65%) Frameworx
6 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.65%) Handset
6 1 (0.65%) iSeries
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.23%) Windows
2 23 (14.94%) Windows Server
3 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.95%) Linux
4 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.30%) Unix
6 1 (0.65%) AIX
6 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.13%) SOA
2 29 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (15.58%) Scrum
4 18 (11.69%) Migration
4 18 (11.69%) TOGAF
5 17 (11.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 13 (8.44%) Coaching
8 11 (7.14%) Software Delivery
8 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.84%) Data Reconciliation
9 9 (5.84%) High Availability
9 9 (5.84%) IT Strategy
9 9 (5.84%) Open Source
9 9 (5.84%) Prototyping
10 8 (5.19%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (5.19%) ETL
10 8 (5.19%) Service Management
11 7 (4.55%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.29%) Java
2 17 (11.04%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.95%) SQL
5 2 (1.30%) ABAP
5 2 (1.30%) C#
6 1 (0.65%) C
6 1 (0.65%) RPG
6 1 (0.65%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 9 (5.84%) Degree
2 6 (3.90%) CCNP
2 6 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.25%) CCNA
3 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.60%) CISSP
5 2 (1.30%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.65%) CCDP
6 1 (0.65%) CCVP
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.65%) OCP
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.65%) PMO
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.04%) Hyper-V
1 17 (11.04%) VMware ESXi
1 17 (11.04%) XenDesktop
1 17 (11.04%) XenServer
2 7 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (1.95%) SCOM
2 2 (1.30%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.30%) Netcool
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.94%) Oracle
3 22 (14.29%) VMware
4 18 (11.69%) Citrix
5 16 (10.39%) IBM
6 8 (5.19%) Cisco
6 8 (5.19%) Software AG
7 7 (4.55%) SAP
8 5 (3.25%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.25%) Mitel
8 5 (3.25%) Pega
8 5 (3.25%) Sitecore
9 4 (2.60%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.60%) Siemens
9 4 (2.60%) webMethods
10 3 (1.95%) HP
10 3 (1.95%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (1.95%) Remedy
10 3 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.30%) Genesys
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