The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 190 200 178
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 7 1 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.017% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.018% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 16
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5005 5436 6720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.89% 92.15% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3940 3934 4907
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 92 148
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.97% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.01 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £36.35 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Designer across the City of London region.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Solutions Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Designer in their job title.

1 7 (41.18%) SOA
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) OO
3 4 (23.53%) RAD
3 4 (23.53%) RUP
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Clustering
4 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (17.65%) UML
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (11.76%) R
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Veritas
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Solaris
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Solutions Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) GGSN
2 1 (5.88%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Grid Computing
3 1 (5.88%) IVR
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) SOA
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) OO
2 4 (23.53%) RAD
2 4 (23.53%) RUP
3 3 (17.65%) UML
3 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) QMS
5 1 (5.88%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Veritas
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) KANA
3 1 (5.88%) Pega
3 1 (5.88%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) Chordiant
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe