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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 156 190 208
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 1 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 5
Average daily rate £393 £469 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% -1.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £450 £443
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
London

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
3313 5225 5882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.56% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3966 4276
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £36.35 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 10 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com