Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 654 603 589
Rank change year-on-year -51 -14 +125
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 188 306 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 227 190
UK median daily rate £469 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.27% +4.44% +2.51%
10th Percentile £396 £380 £375
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -1.34% +3.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £50.15 - -
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90957 104552 107129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58966 68005 66246
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3123 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +3.03%

Solutions Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Designer in the UK

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Designer in the UK

Solutions Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Designer over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Designer in the UK

Solutions Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Designer in the UK

Solutions Designer
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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
England -48 164 £463 -1.60% 6
UK excluding London -34 137 £459 -1.34% 5
South East -27 56 £413 -11.29% 1
London -2 43 £575 +15.00% 1
East of England -25 28 £463 -1.60%
Scotland +46 23 £475 +5.56%
North of England +35 11 £501 +8.22% 1
South West +10 11 £450 -5.26% 1
Midlands +19 8 £444 -2.68% 2
North West +24 7 £501 +11.22%
East Midlands -14 5 - - 2
Yorkshire +7 4 £375 -18.92% 1
West Midlands +27 1 £444 +2.96%
Wales - 1 £500 -

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 56 (29.79%) Finance
2 46 (24.47%) SOA
3 43 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (16.49%) Scrum
5 28 (14.89%) Microsoft
6 25 (13.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (12.77%) Windows
8 22 (11.70%) Mentoring
9 21 (11.17%) Windows Server
9 21 (11.17%) Java
9 21 (11.17%) Oracle
9 21 (11.17%) VMware
10 20 (10.64%) TOGAF
10 20 (10.64%) Data Modelling
10 20 (10.64%) Coaching
11 19 (10.11%) Banking
11 19 (10.11%) Migration
12 18 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (9.57%) ETL
13 17 (9.04%) Citrix
14 16 (8.51%) NetScaler
15 15 (7.98%) VMware ESXi
15 15 (7.98%) Skype for Business
15 15 (7.98%) XenServer
15 15 (7.98%) XenDesktop
15 15 (7.98%) Hyper-V
15 15 (7.98%) PowerShell
16 14 (7.45%) Retail
17 13 (6.91%) IBM
18 12 (6.38%) Mainframe

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (7.98%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (5.85%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.72%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (3.19%) SAS
5 4 (2.13%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.13%) Smallworld
6 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.06%) IIS
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.53%) CMS
8 1 (0.53%) JBoss
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (2.13%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (1.60%) Sonata
5 2 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.53%) Maximo
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.53%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.72%) IaaS
1 7 (3.72%) PaaS
2 4 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.13%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.60%) Office 365
4 2 (1.06%) CloudSense
5 1 (0.53%) Boomi
5 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.51%) NetScaler
2 11 (5.85%) Firewall
3 7 (3.72%) DNS
4 6 (3.19%) DHCP
4 6 (3.19%) Network Security
5 5 (2.66%) IP Telephony
5 5 (2.66%) LAN
6 4 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (2.13%) Telepresence
6 4 (2.13%) WAN
6 4 (2.13%) Wireless
7 3 (1.60%) IPsec
7 3 (1.60%) MPLS
7 3 (1.60%) WLAN
8 2 (1.06%) 802.11
8 2 (1.06%) Broadband
8 2 (1.06%) DPNSS
8 2 (1.06%) QSIG
8 2 (1.06%) SNMP
9 1 (0.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.26%) Adabas
2 8 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.66%) Big Data
3 5 (2.66%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.13%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.60%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.06%) DB2
6 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.06%) GIS
6 2 (1.06%) HBase
6 2 (1.06%) OLAP
6 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) Essbase
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) SoapUI
1 2 (1.06%) XMLSpy
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) Maven
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 56 (29.79%) Finance
2 19 (10.11%) Banking
3 14 (7.45%) Retail
4 11 (5.85%) Billing
5 10 (5.32%) Marketing
6 8 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.66%) Back Office
8 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Front Office
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.26%) .NET
2 7 (3.72%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (3.72%) XML
3 5 (2.66%) jQuery
3 5 (2.66%) Web Services
4 4 (2.13%) Dojo
4 4 (2.13%) DOM
4 4 (2.13%) Java EE
4 4 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.60%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.60%) SOAP
6 2 (1.06%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.06%) J2EE
6 2 (1.06%) Spring
6 2 (1.06%) WSDL
6 2 (1.06%) XSD
7 1 (0.53%) CSS
7 1 (0.53%) JAXB
7 1 (0.53%) JSP
7 1 (0.53%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.38%) Mainframe
2 7 (3.72%) Replication
3 5 (2.66%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.13%) CMDB
4 4 (2.13%) Frameworx
5 3 (1.60%) EPoS
5 3 (1.60%) IVR
5 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.60%) PKI
5 3 (1.60%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.53%) AS400
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.53%) Handset
7 1 (0.53%) iSeries
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.77%) Windows
2 21 (11.17%) Windows Server
3 18 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.66%) Linux
5 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.60%) Unix
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.47%) SOA
2 43 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (16.49%) Scrum
4 25 (13.30%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (11.70%) Mentoring
6 20 (10.64%) Coaching
6 20 (10.64%) Data Modelling
6 20 (10.64%) TOGAF
7 19 (10.11%) Migration
8 18 (9.57%) ETL
9 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.32%) Software Delivery
11 9 (4.79%) Data Architecture
11 9 (4.79%) Data Reconciliation
11 9 (4.79%) High Availability
11 9 (4.79%) Open Source
11 9 (4.79%) Prototyping
12 8 (4.26%) IT Strategy
12 8 (4.26%) Translating Business Requirements
13 7 (3.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.17%) Java
2 15 (7.98%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.19%) SQL
4 5 (2.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.06%) C
5 2 (1.06%) R
5 2 (1.06%) Scala
6 1 (0.53%) ABAP
6 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (4.26%) Degree
2 6 (3.19%) CISSP
2 6 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.66%) CCNA
3 5 (2.66%) CCNP
3 5 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.53%) OCP
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.19%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.98%) Hyper-V
1 15 (7.98%) VMware ESXi
1 15 (7.98%) XenDesktop
1 15 (7.98%) XenServer
2 8 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (1.60%) SCOM
2 2 (1.06%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.06%) Netcool
3 1 (0.53%) Ambari
3 1 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.17%) Oracle
2 21 (11.17%) VMware
3 17 (9.04%) Citrix
4 13 (6.91%) IBM
5 9 (4.79%) Cisco
5 9 (4.79%) Software AG
6 8 (4.26%) SAP
7 6 (3.19%) Remedy
8 5 (2.66%) BMC
8 5 (2.66%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.66%) Mitel
8 5 (2.66%) Pega
8 5 (2.66%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.66%) webMethods
9 4 (2.13%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.13%) Guidewire
9 4 (2.13%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.13%) Siemens
9 4 (2.13%) Teradata