The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 66 67
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.54% 0.57% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.62% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £490 £380 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.94% -18.27%  
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 534 811 807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.28% 93.22% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 474 395
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in Reading

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Reading region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Billing
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) IVR
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Huawei
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Broadband
4 1 (8.33%) WSDL
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) XMLSpy
4 1 (8.33%) VXML
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) XSD
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (8.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (25.00%) Billing
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) VXML
1 1 (8.33%) WSDL
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) IVR
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Huawei