Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 693 683 595
Rank change year-on-year -10 -88 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 160 183 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 109 192
England median daily rate £463 £463 £463
10th Percentile £381 £375 £375
90th Percentile £613 £559 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £463 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.72% +5.94%
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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -10 65 £415 -7.78% 7
London -47 40 £575 +21.05% 3
East of England -2 27 £463 -1.60%
South West +13 7 £463 -5.13% 1
North of England +61 6 £494 +6.81% 3
Midlands +23 6 £325 -28.77%
North West +13 5 £501 +11.22% 1
East Midlands -2 4 - -
West Midlands +24 2 £325 -25.71%
Yorkshire +14 1 £475 +2.70% 2
Solutions Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 47 (29.38%) SOA
2 42 (26.25%) Finance
3 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (21.25%) Windows
5 29 (18.13%) Microsoft
5 29 (18.13%) Windows Server
6 28 (17.50%) Citrix
6 28 (17.50%) VMware
6 28 (17.50%) XenServer
6 28 (17.50%) Skype for Business
7 27 (16.88%) TOGAF
8 26 (16.25%) NetScaler
8 26 (16.25%) PowerShell
9 25 (15.63%) XenDesktop
9 25 (15.63%) Hyper-V
9 25 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (14.38%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (13.13%) Oracle
12 20 (12.50%) Data Modelling
12 20 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 20 (12.50%) Coaching
13 16 (10.00%) IaaS
13 16 (10.00%) PaaS
13 16 (10.00%) Firewall
13 16 (10.00%) Telecoms
14 15 (9.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (8.75%) Scrum
15 14 (8.75%) Banking
15 14 (8.75%) WebLogic

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 28 (17.50%) Skype for Business
2 15 (9.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (8.75%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.50%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (2.50%) Smallworld
6 3 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.88%) CMS
7 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) SPSS
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (3.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (3.13%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (1.88%) Sonata
5 2 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.00%) IaaS
1 16 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.25%) NetScaler
2 16 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (1.25%) DHCP
3 2 (1.25%) DNS
3 2 (1.25%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.25%) LAN
3 2 (1.25%) SDH
3 2 (1.25%) WAN
4 1 (0.63%) Broadband
4 1 (0.63%) Intelligent Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.50%) Big Data
2 4 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.25%) DB2
4 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.25%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.63%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.63%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) SoapUI
1 6 (3.75%) XMLSpy
2 4 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 42 (26.25%) Finance
2 16 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.75%) Banking
4 7 (4.38%) Billing
5 6 (3.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (3.75%) SOAP
2 6 (3.75%) WSDL
2 6 (3.75%) XML
2 6 (3.75%) XSD
3 5 (3.13%) Web Services
4 4 (2.50%) REST
5 3 (1.88%) Middleware
5 3 (1.88%) RESTful
6 1 (0.63%) .NET
6 1 (0.63%) EDI
6 1 (0.63%) J2EE
6 1 (0.63%) Velocity
6 1 (0.63%) VXML
6 1 (0.63%) WCF
6 1 (0.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.13%) CMDB
2 4 (2.50%) Frameworx
3 3 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.88%) Derivative
4 2 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.25%) EPoS
4 2 (1.25%) IVR
4 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.25%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.25%) Tandem
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.63%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.25%) Windows
2 29 (18.13%) Windows Server
3 23 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.50%) Unix
5 1 (0.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.63%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Solaris
5 1 (0.63%) SUSE
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.38%) SOA
2 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.88%) TOGAF
4 25 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (12.50%) Coaching
5 20 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 20 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 14 (8.75%) Scrum
7 12 (7.50%) BPEL
8 10 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 10 (6.25%) Data Architecture
9 8 (5.00%) Information Security
9 8 (5.00%) Migration
9 8 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (4.38%) CRM
10 7 (4.38%) ETL
10 7 (4.38%) IT Strategy
10 7 (4.38%) Validation
11 6 (3.75%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.63%) SQL
3 3 (1.88%) Java
3 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.88%) PHP
4 2 (1.25%) C
5 1 (0.63%) C#
5 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) QA
2 5 (3.13%) GDPR
3 3 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (17.50%) XenServer
2 25 (15.63%) Hyper-V
2 25 (15.63%) XenDesktop
3 23 (14.38%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.88%) XenApp
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (1.25%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) Ambari
2 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.50%) Citrix
2 28 (17.50%) VMware
3 21 (13.13%) Oracle
4 7 (4.38%) Cisco
4 7 (4.38%) Remedy
5 6 (3.75%) BMC
5 6 (3.75%) SAP
6 5 (3.13%) Teradata
7 4 (2.50%) Intergraph
8 3 (1.88%) Adobe
8 3 (1.88%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.88%) Pega
8 3 (1.88%) Verint
8 3 (1.88%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.25%) Informatica
9 2 (1.25%) Netezza
10 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.63%) Thunderhead