The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 24 April 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
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 57 60
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 4 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.69% 0.46% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.49% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Median daily rate £425 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +13.88%  
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 £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 Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 545 614 870
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.45% 93.46% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 334 486
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 27
Median hourly rate £17.39 £30.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.03% +29.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in Glasgow

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Designer in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in Glasgow

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

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

1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Use Case
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Data Governance
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Data Security
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) JSP
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
1 3 (37.50%) Use Case
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Data Security
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle