Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 89 99
Rank change year-on-year +20 +10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 19 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.50% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 0.52% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 9
Reading median daily rate £488 £478 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +27.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £420 £369 £312
90th Percentile £495 £594 £466
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.72% +4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1177 1335 1831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 90.57% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 717 1086
Reading median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £253 £227 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 79 126
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Solutions Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 18 November 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 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
2 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
3 5 (26.32%) Validation
3 5 (26.32%) Data Architecture
3 5 (26.32%) Information Security
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) IT Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) SOA
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
5 3 (15.79%) SOAP
5 3 (15.79%) XML
5 3 (15.79%) XSD
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.79%) CRM
5 3 (15.79%) WSDL
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 3 (15.79%) XMLSpy
5 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (15.79%) QA
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) GDPR

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 3 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DOCSIS
1 2 (10.53%) SDH
2 1 (5.26%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
1 3 (15.79%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) WSDL
1 3 (15.79%) XML
1 3 (15.79%) XSD
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) IVR
3 1 (5.26%) CMDB
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
2 5 (26.32%) Data Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) Information Security
2 5 (26.32%) IT Strategy
2 5 (26.32%) Validation
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
3 4 (21.05%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (10.53%) eTOM
5 2 (10.53%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) GDPR
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) BMC
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Huawei
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy