Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 721 661 601
Rank change year-on-year -60 -60 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 139 149 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 75 198
England median daily rate £500 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £379 £368 £379
90th Percentile £600 £575 £541
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £470
% change year-on-year +3.78% -1.60% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £50.15 -
UK median hourly rate - £50.15 -

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 86,588 79,793 93,560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.95% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,188 51,943 61,560
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,788 2,609 2,843
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% -6.53% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -15 54 £450 +9.76% 4
London -40 39 £545 +3.81% 1
Midlands -1 20 £500 +12.61% 1
East Midlands +12 19 £500 - 1
East of England -6 11 £481 +6.94%
North of England -32 9 £475 -3.85% 2
North West -6 8 £438 -12.59% 1
South West +3 5 £413 -8.28% 1
West Midlands -11 1 £625 +40.77%
Yorkshire -15 1 £475 +26.67% 1
Solutions Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 26 (18.71%) Oracle
2 26 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (12.95%) TOGAF
4 16 (11.51%) .NET
4 16 (11.51%) CRM
4 16 (11.51%) Telecoms
5 15 (10.79%) VMware
5 15 (10.79%) Unix
6 14 (10.07%) Windows
6 14 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (9.35%) SQL
7 13 (9.35%) SQL Server
7 13 (9.35%) Software Delivery
8 12 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
8 12 (8.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (7.91%) Migration
9 11 (7.91%) Middleware
9 11 (7.91%) IT Strategy
10 10 (7.19%) Mobile App
10 10 (7.19%) SAP
10 10 (7.19%) Java
10 10 (7.19%) Linux
10 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (6.47%) SOA
11 9 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.47%) Data Centre
12 8 (5.76%) Decision-Making
12 8 (5.76%) Windows Server

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 6 (4.32%) ArcGIS
2 5 (3.60%) Apache
2 5 (3.60%) Apache Solr
2 5 (3.60%) IIS
2 5 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.60%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.88%) Confluence
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.44%) CMS
5 2 (1.44%) Eucalyptus
5 2 (1.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.44%) SAP EHS
2 2 (1.44%) SAP MDG
2 2 (1.44%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.72%) LexisNexis TimeMap
3 1 (0.72%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.04%) PaaS
3 6 (4.32%) IaaS
3 6 (4.32%) SaaS
4 5 (3.60%) Office 365
5 3 (2.16%) Google Play
6 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.72%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) NetScaler
2 6 (4.32%) Firewall
3 5 (3.60%) SAN
4 2 (1.44%) DOCSIS
4 2 (1.44%) Internet
4 2 (1.44%) Multicast
4 2 (1.44%) Network Security
4 2 (1.44%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.72%) Broadband
5 1 (0.72%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.72%) MPLS
5 1 (0.72%) SDH
5 1 (0.72%) WAN
5 1 (0.72%) Wireless
5 1 (0.72%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.04%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.32%) GIS
3 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.72%) Big Data
8 1 (0.72%) DB2
8 1 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.72%) MySQL
8 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.72%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 8 (5.76%) JIRA
2 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.44%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.72%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.04%) Retail
4 6 (4.32%) Banking
5 5 (3.60%) Billing
6 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.44%) Electronics
7 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Back Office
8 1 (0.72%) Local Government
8 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.51%) .NET
2 11 (7.91%) Middleware
3 8 (5.76%) HTML
4 6 (4.32%) J2EE
4 6 (4.32%) WCF
4 6 (4.32%) WPF
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.16%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.16%) Swagger
6 3 (2.16%) Web Services
6 3 (2.16%) XML
7 2 (1.44%) REST
7 2 (1.44%) SOAP
7 2 (1.44%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.72%) Ajax
8 1 (0.72%) JSON
8 1 (0.72%) OAuth
8 1 (0.72%) RESTful
8 1 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.60%) Clustering
3 5 (3.60%) User Experience
4 3 (2.16%) FMCG
4 3 (2.16%) IPTV
4 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.16%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.44%) AS400
5 2 (1.44%) Digital Wallet
5 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.44%) Fintech
5 2 (1.44%) IVR
6 1 (0.72%) CMDB
6 1 (0.72%) EPoS
6 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Robotics
6 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Unix
2 14 (10.07%) Windows
3 10 (7.19%) Linux
4 8 (5.76%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.04%) Solaris
6 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.72%) AIX
8 1 (0.72%) Android
8 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.95%) TOGAF
3 16 (11.51%) CRM
4 14 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (9.35%) Software Delivery
6 12 (8.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.91%) IT Strategy
7 11 (7.91%) Migration
8 9 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (6.47%) SOA
9 8 (5.76%) Data Management
9 8 (5.76%) Decision-Making
9 8 (5.76%) ERP
10 7 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.32%) CAD
11 6 (4.32%) ITIL
11 6 (4.32%) Scrum
12 5 (3.60%) Collaborative Working
12 5 (3.60%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.35%) SQL
2 10 (7.19%) Java
3 6 (4.32%) C#
3 6 (4.32%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.32%) PL/SQL
3 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.60%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.44%) ABAP
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (2.88%) Degree
1 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.16%) ISEB
2 3 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.72%) CCDP
3 1 (0.72%) CCIE
3 1 (0.72%) CCIE Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.72%) CWDP
3 1 (0.72%) CWSP
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.44%) PSD2
3 1 (0.72%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.04%) Hyper-V
1 7 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.32%) XenServer
3 5 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (3.60%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.44%) Ceph
5 2 (1.44%) KVM
5 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) SCCM
1 1 (0.72%) SCOM
1 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (18.71%) Oracle
2 15 (10.79%) VMware
3 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.19%) SAP
5 7 (5.04%) Citrix
6 6 (4.32%) HP
7 5 (3.60%) ESRI
8 4 (2.88%) Siebel
9 3 (2.16%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.16%) EMC
9 3 (2.16%) Google
9 3 (2.16%) JDA
9 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.16%) RedPrairie
9 3 (2.16%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.44%) Brocade
10 2 (1.44%) Casewise
10 2 (1.44%) Cisco
10 2 (1.44%) Huawei
10 2 (1.44%) Infor