Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 742 693 696
Rank change year-on-year -49 +3 -100
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 130 169 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 97 98
England median daily rate £488 £463 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +1.37% -3.18%
10th Percentile £400 £378 £375
90th Percentile £595 £613 £560
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £456
% change year-on-year +5.41% +1.37% -1.35%
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 91,359 90,187 90,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.89% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,235 60,341 59,569
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,773 2,621 2,997
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -26 54 £455 +9.64% 4
London +10 39 £550 -4.35% 8
Midlands -4 14 £430 +32.31%
East Midlands +12 12 £430 -
East of England -12 12 £488 +5.41%
South West -34 8 £463 +1.37%
Yorkshire -6 3 £463 -2.63% 2
North of England -11 3 £463 -5.18% 3
West Midlands -22 1 £525 +61.54%
Solutions Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 24 (18.46%) SAP
2 24 (18.46%) TOGAF
3 23 (17.69%) CRM
4 22 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.38%) SOA
5 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 20 (15.38%) SaaS
6 19 (14.62%) Windows
6 19 (14.62%) Oracle
7 18 (13.85%) ERP
7 18 (13.85%) PaaS
8 17 (13.08%) Windows Server
9 16 (12.31%) Office 365
9 16 (12.31%) REST
9 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (12.31%) VMware
10 15 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (11.54%) NetScaler
10 15 (11.54%) IaaS
11 14 (10.77%) Banking
12 13 (10.00%) Content Management
12 13 (10.00%) Firewall
12 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (10.00%) Windows 10
13 12 (9.23%) ForgeRock
13 12 (9.23%) Sitecore
13 12 (9.23%) Data Modelling
13 12 (9.23%) Dell
14 11 (8.46%) XML

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 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.15%) Appian
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (4.62%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.85%) Apache
5 5 (3.85%) IIS
6 2 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.54%) CMS
6 2 (1.54%) JBoss
6 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) NetSuite
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.77%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.38%) SaaS
2 18 (13.85%) PaaS
3 16 (12.31%) Office 365
4 15 (11.54%) IaaS
5 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (8.46%) Boomi
7 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (3.08%) Apigee
9 3 (2.31%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.77%) GitHub
10 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.54%) NetScaler
2 13 (10.00%) Firewall
3 6 (4.62%) SAN
4 1 (0.77%) Broadband
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.77%) Internet
4 1 (0.77%) Network Security
4 1 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.08%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.54%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.54%) MySQL
5 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.77%) Big Data
6 1 (0.77%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.77%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) SoapUI
1 3 (2.31%) XMLSpy
2 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.77%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.77%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.77%) JIRA
3 1 (0.77%) Maven
3 1 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.77%) Subversion
3 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.77%) YouTrack
General
1 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Banking
3 11 (8.46%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Legal
5 5 (3.85%) Retail
6 3 (2.31%) French Language
7 2 (1.54%) Local Government
7 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Billing
8 1 (0.77%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.77%) Electronics
8 1 (0.77%) Law
8 1 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.31%) REST
2 11 (8.46%) Middleware
2 11 (8.46%) XML
3 10 (7.69%) .NET
3 10 (7.69%) SOAP
4 9 (6.92%) Web Services
5 6 (4.62%) J2EE
5 6 (4.62%) JSON
5 6 (4.62%) WSDL
5 6 (4.62%) XSD
6 5 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (3.85%) Spring
7 3 (2.31%) HTML
7 3 (2.31%) XSLT
8 2 (1.54%) Apache Sling
8 2 (1.54%) HTML5
8 2 (1.54%) jQuery
8 2 (1.54%) OAuth
8 2 (1.54%) RESTful
8 2 (1.54%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.85%) Clustering
3 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.54%) Fintech
5 2 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.54%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.54%) Tandem
5 2 (1.54%) User Experience
6 1 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.77%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) Robotics
6 1 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.77%) Social Media
6 1 (0.77%) TM Forum
6 1 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.62%) Windows
2 17 (13.08%) Windows Server
3 13 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.38%) Unix
5 6 (4.62%) Linux
6 5 (3.85%) Solaris
7 2 (1.54%) Android
7 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.46%) TOGAF
2 23 (17.69%) CRM
3 22 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.38%) SOA
5 18 (13.85%) ERP
6 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (10.00%) Content Management
9 12 (9.23%) Data Modelling
10 11 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (7.69%) ITIL
12 9 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (6.92%) Technical Leadership
13 8 (6.15%) Feasibility Study
13 8 (6.15%) Microservices
13 8 (6.15%) Software Delivery
14 7 (5.38%) Migration
14 7 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (4.62%) ETL
15 6 (4.62%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.92%) Java
2 7 (5.38%) SQL
3 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.31%) XQuery
5 2 (1.54%) Python
5 2 (1.54%) Ruby
6 1 (0.77%) C
6 1 (0.77%) C#
6 1 (0.77%) Go
6 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.77%) PHP
6 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.77%) Scala
6 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.54%) ISEB
2 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) CCDP
3 1 (0.77%) CCNP
3 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.77%) Degree
3 1 (0.77%) MCSE
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) GDPR
3 3 (2.31%) COBIT
3 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.54%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.38%) XenDesktop
3 5 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.08%) XenServer
5 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.54%) vCloud
6 1 (0.77%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Ansible
1 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.54%) Salt
1 2 (1.54%) Terraform
2 1 (0.77%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (18.46%) SAP
2 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.62%) Oracle
4 16 (12.31%) VMware
5 12 (9.23%) Dell
5 12 (9.23%) ForgeRock
5 12 (9.23%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.08%) Citrix
6 4 (3.08%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.31%) IBM
7 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.54%) Adobe
8 2 (1.54%) Alibaba
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco
8 2 (1.54%) Google
9 1 (0.77%) Comptel
9 1 (0.77%) F5
9 1 (0.77%) hybris
9 1 (0.77%) RightScale
9 1 (0.77%) Workday