Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 300 296
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 67 85 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.54% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 51 81
South East median daily rate £415 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £363
90th Percentile £495 £488 £513
England median daily rate £463 £463 £463
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +11 42 £400 -5.88% 3
Berkshire +7 25 £488 +3.72%
Thames Valley -19 25 £488 +3.72%
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 32 (47.76%) Windows
2 31 (46.27%) Windows Server
3 30 (44.78%) Skype for Business
3 30 (44.78%) XenServer
3 30 (44.78%) Citrix
3 30 (44.78%) VMware
4 28 (41.79%) TOGAF
4 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
4 28 (41.79%) PowerShell
4 28 (41.79%) NetScaler
5 27 (40.30%) XenDesktop
5 27 (40.30%) Hyper-V
6 25 (37.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (37.31%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (25.37%) Firewall
7 17 (25.37%) PaaS
7 17 (25.37%) IaaS
8 14 (20.90%) Telecoms
9 13 (19.40%) Data Modelling
10 7 (10.45%) Finance
11 6 (8.96%) BMC
11 6 (8.96%) Information Security
11 6 (8.96%) SOA
11 6 (8.96%) Oracle
11 6 (8.96%) Remedy
11 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
11 6 (8.96%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (7.46%) Remedy AR System
12 5 (7.46%) CMDB
12 5 (7.46%) Degree

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 30 (44.78%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.97%) Smallworld
2 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (7.46%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.37%) IaaS
1 17 (25.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.79%) NetScaler
2 17 (25.37%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) DOCSIS
3 2 (2.99%) SDH
4 1 (1.49%) Broadband
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (1.49%) Intelligent Network
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
1 4 (5.97%) XMLSpy
General
1 14 (20.90%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 5 (7.46%) Billing
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Automotive
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) SOAP
1 4 (5.97%) WSDL
1 4 (5.97%) XML
1 4 (5.97%) XSD
2 2 (2.99%) REST
3 1 (1.49%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) CMDB
2 4 (5.97%) Frameworx
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) IVR
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.49%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.76%) Windows
2 31 (46.27%) Windows Server
3 25 (37.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) TOGAF
2 13 (19.40%) Data Modelling
3 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
3 6 (8.96%) Information Security
3 6 (8.96%) SOA
4 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.46%) CRM
4 5 (7.46%) Data Architecture
4 5 (7.46%) IT Strategy
4 5 (7.46%) ITSM
4 5 (7.46%) Validation
5 4 (5.97%) Performance Management
5 4 (5.97%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (5.97%) Test Strategy
6 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.48%) Migration
6 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) GDPR
2 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 30 (44.78%) XenServer
2 27 (40.30%) Hyper-V
2 27 (40.30%) XenDesktop
3 25 (37.31%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.48%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Citrix
1 30 (44.78%) VMware
2 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) BMC
3 6 (8.96%) Oracle
3 6 (8.96%) Remedy
4 4 (5.97%) Cisco
4 4 (5.97%) Intergraph
5 3 (4.48%) Verint
6 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) Huawei
7 1 (1.49%) PayPal
7 1 (1.49%) Pega
7 1 (1.49%) WorldPay