Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Designer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 699 674 577
Rank change year-on-year -25 -97 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 179 175 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 82 209
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £363
90th Percentile £635 £554 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +8.82% -10.53% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 January 2018.

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 13 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 January 2018. 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 -13 155 £463 +2.78% 12
UK excluding London +31 124 £463 +8.82% 10
South East -37 64 £415 -2.35% 3
London -54 48 £575 +21.05% 5
Scotland -1 24 £438 -6.17% 3
East of England +10 22 £463 +12.12%
Midlands +17 9 £338 -28.00% 1
East Midlands +10 7 £350 - 1
North of England +45 4 £475 +1.06% 1
West Midlands +17 2 £325 -30.67%
North West +11 2 £475 +31.03%
Yorkshire +11 2 £475 +1.06% 1
South West +4 1 £380 -22.05% 2

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 47 (26.26%) Finance
2 44 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (22.91%) SOA
4 37 (20.67%) Microsoft
4 37 (20.67%) TOGAF
5 36 (20.11%) Windows
6 31 (17.32%) Citrix
6 31 (17.32%) VMware
6 31 (17.32%) XenServer
6 31 (17.32%) Skype for Business
6 31 (17.32%) Windows Server
7 29 (16.20%) NetScaler
7 29 (16.20%) PowerShell
8 26 (14.53%) Oracle
9 25 (13.97%) XenDesktop
9 25 (13.97%) Hyper-V
10 24 (13.41%) PaaS
10 24 (13.41%) Firewall
10 24 (13.41%) IaaS
11 23 (12.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (12.85%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (12.29%) Banking
13 20 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (10.61%) Mentoring
15 17 (9.50%) Coaching
15 17 (9.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (8.38%) Telecoms
17 14 (7.82%) Data Modelling
18 13 (7.26%) SQL
18 13 (7.26%) WebLogic

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 31 (17.32%) Skype for Business
2 17 (9.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (7.26%) WebLogic
4 10 (5.59%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.12%) CMS
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) Eucalyptus
6 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.56%) CICS
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.56%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.41%) IaaS
1 24 (13.41%) PaaS
2 8 (4.47%) SaaS
3 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.20%) NetScaler
2 24 (13.41%) Firewall
3 2 (1.12%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.12%) LAN
3 2 (1.12%) SDH
3 2 (1.12%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) Broadband
4 1 (0.56%) DHCP
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (0.56%) Network Security
4 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.35%) Big Data
3 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.23%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.68%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.68%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.68%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (3.91%) JIRA
2 5 (2.79%) SoapUI
2 5 (2.79%) XMLSpy
3 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.56%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (0.56%) OllyDbg
4 1 (0.56%) Rational Rose
General
1 47 (26.26%) Finance
2 22 (12.29%) Banking
3 15 (8.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.23%) Billing
4 4 (2.23%) Marketing
5 3 (1.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.59%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (3.35%) REST
2 6 (3.35%) SOAP
2 6 (3.35%) Web Services
2 6 (3.35%) XML
3 5 (2.79%) WSDL
3 5 (2.79%) XSD
4 4 (2.23%) Middleware
5 3 (1.68%) .NET
5 3 (1.68%) RESTful
5 3 (1.68%) Spring
6 2 (1.12%) CSS
6 2 (1.12%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.12%) Java EE
6 2 (1.12%) jQuery
6 2 (1.12%) JSP
7 1 (0.56%) EDI
7 1 (0.56%) SAML
7 1 (0.56%) WCF
7 1 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.47%) User Experience
2 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.68%) Credit Risk
3 3 (1.68%) Derivative
3 3 (1.68%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.12%) IVR
4 2 (1.12%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.12%) Tandem
5 1 (0.56%) CMDB
5 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.56%) DataPower
5 1 (0.56%) FMCG
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.56%) IPTV
5 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.56%) NHS
5 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.11%) Windows
2 31 (17.32%) Windows Server
3 23 (12.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.35%) Unix
5 5 (2.79%) Linux
6 1 (0.56%) AIX
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) SUSE
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.91%) SOA
3 37 (20.67%) TOGAF
4 20 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (10.61%) Mentoring
6 17 (9.50%) Coaching
7 14 (7.82%) Data Modelling
8 13 (7.26%) Migration
9 12 (6.70%) CRM
10 10 (5.59%) BPEL
10 10 (5.59%) Scrum
10 10 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.03%) Data Analysis
11 9 (5.03%) Data Architecture
12 8 (4.47%) Data Management
12 8 (4.47%) ERP
12 8 (4.47%) IT Strategy
12 8 (4.47%) Project Management
13 7 (3.91%) ETL
13 7 (3.91%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.20%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.26%) SQL
3 8 (4.47%) Java
4 6 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (2.23%) ISEB
2 3 (1.68%) Degree
3 1 (0.56%) CCIE
3 1 (0.56%) CCNP
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.03%) GDPR
1 9 (5.03%) QA
2 5 (2.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) MiFID
3 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (17.32%) XenServer
2 25 (13.97%) Hyper-V
2 25 (13.97%) XenDesktop
3 23 (12.85%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.23%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.12%) Ceph
6 2 (1.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) Cuckoo Sandbox
Vendors
1 37 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.32%) Citrix
2 31 (17.32%) VMware
3 26 (14.53%) Oracle
4 7 (3.91%) Cisco
5 6 (3.35%) SAP
6 4 (2.23%) Teradata
7 3 (1.68%) Huawei
7 3 (1.68%) Remedy
8 2 (1.12%) Adobe
8 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.12%) BMC
8 2 (1.12%) HP
8 2 (1.12%) Pega
8 2 (1.12%) Tableau
8 2 (1.12%) Verint
9 1 (0.56%) FireEye
9 1 (0.56%) Informatica
9 1 (0.56%) JDA
9 1 (0.56%) WSO2