The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Designer
England / London
Rank 371 394 399
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 27 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.17% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 8
Median daily rate £538 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £399 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £659 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.88%  
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in London

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in London

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Designer in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Designer in London

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London +7 7 £581 +48.08%
Hounslow - 2 - - 1
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 16 (30.19%) Oracle
2 15 (28.30%) Java
3 13 (24.53%) Finance
4 11 (20.75%) ETL
5 9 (16.98%) Web Services
5 9 (16.98%) IBM
6 8 (15.09%) Migration
6 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
7 7 (13.21%) Data Mart
7 7 (13.21%) Use Case
7 7 (13.21%) Reference Data
7 7 (13.21%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (11.32%) Windows
8 6 (11.32%) Mainframe
8 6 (11.32%) BusinessObjects XI
8 6 (11.32%) IBM Sterling
9 5 (9.43%) IT Strategy
10 4 (7.55%) Big Data
10 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
10 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
10 4 (7.55%) Linux
10 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
10 4 (7.55%) SOA
10 4 (7.55%) ITIL
10 4 (7.55%) SAP
10 4 (7.55%) SOAP
10 4 (7.55%) SQL

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 3 (5.66%) JBoss
1 3 (5.66%) SAS
1 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
1 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.89%) CICS
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (5.66%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (3.77%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (3.77%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.89%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) SAN
2 1 (1.89%) BGP
2 1 (1.89%) Broadband
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) HSRP
2 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.89%) IPsec
2 1 (1.89%) MPLS
2 1 (1.89%) VPN
2 1 (1.89%) WAN
2 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
2 7 (13.21%) Data Mart
3 6 (11.32%) BusinessObjects XI
4 4 (7.55%) Big Data
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.66%) Hazelcast
6 2 (3.77%) Adabas
6 2 (3.77%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.89%) DataStage
7 1 (1.89%) Essbase
7 1 (1.89%) GIS
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.66%) Maven
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.89%) Gradle
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Retail
3 3 (5.66%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Front Office
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) Hibernate
2 4 (7.55%) Java EE
2 4 (7.55%) JPA
2 4 (7.55%) SOAP
2 4 (7.55%) Spring
3 3 (5.66%) JAXB
3 3 (5.66%) REST
3 3 (5.66%) SAP PI
4 2 (3.77%) .NET
4 2 (3.77%) XML
5 1 (1.89%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) Node.js
5 1 (1.89%) RESTful
5 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.89%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Reference Data
2 6 (11.32%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.77%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.77%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.89%) DataPower
5 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ETL
2 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.09%) Migration
3 7 (13.21%) Use Case
4 5 (9.43%) IT Strategy
5 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.55%) ITIL
5 4 (7.55%) SOA
6 3 (5.66%) Data Architecture
6 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.66%) E-business
6 3 (5.66%) High Availability
6 3 (5.66%) Microservices
6 3 (5.66%) OO
6 3 (5.66%) Prototyping
6 3 (5.66%) SDLC
6 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Java
2 4 (7.55%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) ABAP
3 2 (3.77%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Groovy
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
1 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) CCDP
2 1 (1.89%) CCNP
2 1 (1.89%) CCVP
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.89%) OCP
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
1 2 (3.77%) SCOM
1 2 (3.77%) SCOrch
1 2 (3.77%) Simpana
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Oracle
2 9 (16.98%) IBM
3 6 (11.32%) IBM Sterling
4 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.55%) SAP
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco
5 3 (5.66%) hybris
5 3 (5.66%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) CommVault
6 2 (3.77%) EMC
6 2 (3.77%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) Informatica
6 2 (3.77%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.77%) Software AG
7 1 (1.89%) BT
7 1 (1.89%) Hyperion
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