The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Designer
England / South East
Rank 223 206 228
Rank change year-on-year -17 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 17 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.64% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.67% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 43 13
Median daily rate £405 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £480 £470
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in the South East

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in the South East

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Designer in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Designer in the South East

Solutions Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Designer in the South East

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire -16 12 £405 -12.90% 1
Berkshire +12 3 £500 +7.23% 1
Kent - 1 £400 -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 19 (27.14%) Billing
2 14 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 13 (18.57%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (17.14%) Citrix
4 12 (17.14%) Service Management
4 12 (17.14%) Telecoms
4 12 (17.14%) CRM
5 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.71%) Windows
5 11 (15.71%) VMware
5 11 (15.71%) NetScaler
5 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.71%) Hyper-V
5 11 (15.71%) XenServer
5 11 (15.71%) XenDesktop
5 11 (15.71%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (15.71%) Skype for Business
5 11 (15.71%) PowerShell
5 11 (15.71%) Windows Server
6 9 (12.86%) Amdocs OSS
6 9 (12.86%) IVR
6 9 (12.86%) Cramer
6 9 (12.86%) Finance
7 8 (11.43%) OAuth
8 7 (10.00%) UML
8 7 (10.00%) LDAP
8 7 (10.00%) CloudSense
9 6 (8.57%) Data Encryption
9 6 (8.57%) SOA
9 6 (8.57%) Broadband

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (15.71%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.29%) Smallworld
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.43%) CICS
4 1 (1.43%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.43%) Commerce Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) CloudSense
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) NetScaler
2 7 (10.00%) LDAP
3 6 (8.57%) Broadband
4 4 (5.71%) DNS
4 4 (5.71%) SMTP
4 4 (5.71%) SSL
5 3 (4.29%) DOCSIS
5 3 (4.29%) MVNO
6 2 (2.86%) Intelligent Network
7 1 (1.43%) LAN
7 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) DB2
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 19 (27.14%) Billing
2 12 (17.14%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.86%) Finance
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) OAuth
2 5 (7.14%) SAML
2 5 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) REST
3 2 (2.86%) SOAP
3 2 (2.86%) WSDL
3 2 (2.86%) XML
3 2 (2.86%) XSD
4 1 (1.43%) .NET
4 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
4 1 (1.43%) ISPF
4 1 (1.43%) jQuery
4 1 (1.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) IVR
2 4 (5.71%) Handset
3 2 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) IPTV
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Windows
1 11 (15.71%) Windows Server
1 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 12 (17.14%) CRM
2 12 (17.14%) Service Management
3 7 (10.00%) UML
4 6 (8.57%) Data Encryption
4 6 (8.57%) SOA
5 5 (7.14%) Change Management
5 5 (7.14%) Migration
5 5 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.29%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.29%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.29%) eTOM
6 3 (4.29%) Logistics
6 3 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.29%) Workflow
6 3 (4.29%) Workflow Management
7 2 (2.86%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 2 (2.86%) Requirements Management
7 2 (2.86%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.86%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.43%) C#
2 1 (1.43%) COBOL
2 1 (1.43%) Java
2 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.43%) JCL
2 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.43%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) CCDA
2 1 (1.43%) CCDP
2 1 (1.43%) CCNA
2 1 (1.43%) CCNP
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.43%) MCSE
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Hyper-V
1 11 (15.71%) VMware ESXi
1 11 (15.71%) XenDesktop
1 11 (15.71%) XenServer
2 1 (1.43%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) Amdocs OSS
2 6 (8.57%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (17.14%) Citrix
3 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.71%) VMware
4 9 (12.86%) Cramer
5 6 (8.57%) Remedy
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco
6 4 (5.71%) Huawei
7 3 (4.29%) Intergraph
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle
8 1 (1.43%) BMC
8 1 (1.43%) IBM
8 1 (1.43%) KANA