The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 198 191 216
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 12 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Average daily rate £475 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5971 5767 7411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.37% 92.85% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4316 4253 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 121 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Solutions Designer
London

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 17 April 2014, 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 8 (33.33%) Oracle
1 8 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 4 (16.67%) Banking
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.50%) Release Management
5 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (12.50%) SIEM
5 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 3 (12.50%) ATG
5 3 (12.50%) Clustering
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) Validation
5 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (12.50%) PKI
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) Billing
5 3 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (12.50%) CRM
5 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (12.50%) SAN
5 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) CICS
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) NAS
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (16.67%) Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Billing
5 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
1 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Derivative
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (4.17%) zOS
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (12.50%) CRM
3 3 (12.50%) SOA
3 3 (12.50%) Validation
3 3 (12.50%) Information Security
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (12.50%) Release Management
3 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (12.50%) SIEM
3 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) BPMN
5 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.17%) Use Case
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) HND
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) SRDF
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (12.50%) ATG
4 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) BEA