The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Designer
UK / England
Rank 502 483 508
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 75 129 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 86 40
Median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
London +8 26 £538 +7.50% 1
South East -22 19 £405 -12.90% 6
East of England -5 11 £453 -3.72% 2
South West +2 6 £450 -5.26%
East Midlands -1 6 - -
Yorkshire +9 3 £375 -21.87% 1
Midlands - 2 £425 -
West Midlands +13 1 £444 +18.40%
North West +11 1 £525 +6.06%
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 31 (19.38%) Finance
2 26 (16.25%) Oracle
3 24 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (13.13%) Billing
4 21 (13.13%) Java
5 18 (11.25%) SOA
6 16 (10.00%) Windows
7 15 (9.38%) CRM
7 15 (9.38%) Telecoms
7 15 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 15 (9.38%) TOGAF
7 15 (9.38%) Migration
8 14 (8.75%) VMware
8 14 (8.75%) Scrum
8 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.75%) IBM
8 14 (8.75%) Web Services
9 13 (8.13%) ETL
9 13 (8.13%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (8.13%) Service Management
9 13 (8.13%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (7.50%) Citrix
10 12 (7.50%) Windows Server
11 11 (6.88%) Oracle Database
11 11 (6.88%) NetScaler
11 11 (6.88%) IT Strategy
11 11 (6.88%) Skype for Business
11 11 (6.88%) PowerShell
11 11 (6.88%) Hyper-V
11 11 (6.88%) XenServer

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (6.88%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 4 (2.50%) JBoss
3 4 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.88%) SAS
4 3 (1.88%) Smallworld
4 3 (1.88%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.25%) CICS
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.63%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.63%) Commerce Server 2007
6 1 (0.63%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.88%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.25%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.63%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.38%) CloudSense
2 4 (2.50%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Office 365
5 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.88%) NetScaler
2 8 (5.00%) Broadband
3 7 (4.38%) LDAP
4 4 (2.50%) DNS
4 4 (2.50%) SMTP
4 4 (2.50%) SSL
5 3 (1.88%) DOCSIS
5 3 (1.88%) MVNO
6 2 (1.25%) Intelligent Network
6 2 (1.25%) SAN
6 2 (1.25%) WAN
6 2 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.63%) BGP
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.63%) Firewall
7 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.63%) IPsec
7 1 (0.63%) LAN
7 1 (0.63%) MPLS
7 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.38%) Data Mart
3 6 (3.75%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.13%) Big Data
4 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.88%) Hazelcast
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.25%) Adabas
6 2 (1.25%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.25%) GIS
6 2 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.63%) DataStage
7 1 (0.63%) DB2
7 1 (0.63%) Essbase
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.88%) Maven
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.63%) Gradle
4 1 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 31 (19.38%) Finance
2 21 (13.13%) Billing
3 15 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.88%) Retail
5 9 (5.63%) Banking
6 8 (5.00%) Marketing
7 4 (2.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.75%) Web Services
2 10 (6.25%) .NET
3 8 (5.00%) OAuth
3 8 (5.00%) XML
4 6 (3.75%) SOAP
5 5 (3.13%) jQuery
5 5 (3.13%) REST
5 5 (3.13%) SAML
6 4 (2.50%) Dojo
6 4 (2.50%) DOM
6 4 (2.50%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.50%) Java EE
6 4 (2.50%) JPA
6 4 (2.50%) Spring
6 4 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.88%) JAXB
7 3 (1.88%) SAP PI
8 2 (1.25%) WCF
8 2 (1.25%) WSDL
8 2 (1.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.63%) IVR
2 7 (4.38%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.38%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.50%) Handset
4 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.88%) Replication
5 2 (1.25%) Clustering
5 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.25%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.63%) DataPower
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) EPoS
6 1 (0.63%) IPTV
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.00%) Windows
2 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (7.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.50%) Linux
5 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.25%) Unix
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (11.25%) SOA
3 15 (9.38%) CRM
3 15 (9.38%) Migration
3 15 (9.38%) TOGAF
4 14 (8.75%) Scrum
5 13 (8.13%) ETL
5 13 (8.13%) Service Management
6 11 (6.88%) IT Strategy
7 10 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.38%) Change Management
9 7 (4.38%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.38%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (4.38%) UML
9 7 (4.38%) Use Case
10 6 (3.75%) Data Encryption
10 6 (3.75%) SDLC
10 6 (3.75%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.13%) Java
2 11 (6.88%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.38%) SQL
4 6 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.50%) C#
6 2 (1.25%) ABAP
6 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) COBOL
7 1 (0.63%) Groovy
7 1 (0.63%) JCL
7 1 (0.63%) RPG
7 1 (0.63%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.75%) Degree
2 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.25%) CCDP
4 2 (1.25%) CCNP
4 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.63%) CCDA
5 1 (0.63%) CCNA
5 1 (0.63%) CCVP
5 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.63%) MCSE
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) OCP
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.13%) VMware ESXi
2 11 (6.88%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.88%) XenDesktop
2 11 (6.88%) XenServer
3 3 (1.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (5.63%) Amdocs OSS
2 6 (3.75%) Netcool
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.25%) SCCM
3 2 (1.25%) SCOM
3 2 (1.25%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.25%) Simpana
Vendors
1 26 (16.25%) Oracle
2 15 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.75%) IBM
3 14 (8.75%) VMware
4 13 (8.13%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (7.50%) Citrix
6 9 (5.63%) Cramer
7 7 (4.38%) Cisco
8 6 (3.75%) IBM Sterling
8 6 (3.75%) Remedy
8 6 (3.75%) SAP
9 5 (3.13%) Pega
9 5 (3.13%) Sitecore
10 4 (2.50%) Huawei
10 4 (2.50%) webMethods
11 3 (1.88%) hybris
11 3 (1.88%) Intergraph
12 2 (1.25%) HP
12 2 (1.25%) Informatica
12 2 (1.25%) Red Hat
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