The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 142 111
Rank change year-on-year +29 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 4 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.31% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.33% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2070 2727 2917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.61% 92.79% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1526 1516
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 59 88
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.93 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.70% -19.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in Scotland

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in Scotland

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Edinburgh +13 3 £475 +11.76%
Glasgow +8 1 £425 -10.52%
Solutions Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 6 (37.50%) ETL
3 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
4 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 4 (25.00%) Data Management
4 4 (25.00%) Master Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Cloudera
5 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 3 (18.75%) Teradata
5 3 (18.75%) Taxonomies
5 3 (18.75%) Ontologies
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) SAS
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) OLAP
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (12.50%) CISSP

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (18.75%) SAS
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (12.50%) Data Lake
3 2 (12.50%) HBase
3 2 (12.50%) OLAP
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) Java EE
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Taxonomies
2 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
1 6 (37.50%) ETL
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Data Management
3 4 (25.00%) Master Data Management
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) Ontologies
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) R
2 2 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Cloudera
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) Teradata
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) F5
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) VMware