The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 18 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 Edinburgh 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 76 44 60
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 1.46% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.56% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 704 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 93.49% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.17 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Designer
Scotland

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) AIX
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
3 3 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (27.27%) Replication
3 3 (27.27%) NAS
3 3 (27.27%) SRDF
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) DB2
3 3 (27.27%) EMC
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) CICS
3 3 (27.27%) zOS
3 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) Middleware
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (9.09%) SaaS
5 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
1 3 (27.27%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) NAS
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) AIX
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) zOS
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) SRDF
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
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