The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 56 73 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 21 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.45% 0.32% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.34% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 6
Average daily rate
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£450 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1371 1162 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.36% 93.94% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 601 284
Average daily rate £375 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.53 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% +19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015, 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 13 (43.33%) Banking
2 10 (33.33%) Informatica
3 8 (26.67%) Data Management
3 8 (26.67%) Analytics
4 7 (23.33%) Big Data
4 7 (23.33%) Finance
4 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (20.00%) Java
5 6 (20.00%) DB2
5 6 (20.00%) Middleware
5 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (16.67%) Teradata
6 5 (16.67%) ETL
6 5 (16.67%) SAS
7 4 (13.33%) UNIX
7 4 (13.33%) Solaris
7 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
8 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.00%) Windows
8 3 (10.00%) IBM
9 2 (6.67%) EMC
9 2 (6.67%) SAN
9 2 (6.67%) RAD
9 2 (6.67%) Symantec
9 2 (6.67%) Veritas
9 2 (6.67%) Red Hat

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 5 (16.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SAN
1 2 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) SSH
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (23.33%) Big Data
2 6 (20.00%) DB2
2 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Kalido
General
1 13 (43.33%) Banking
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) UNIX
1 4 (13.33%) Solaris
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Data Management
1 8 (26.67%) Analytics
2 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
2 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (16.67%) ETL
5 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
6 2 (6.67%) RAD
7 1 (3.33%) Master Data Management
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Web Development
7 1 (3.33%) Use Case
7 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Informatica
2 5 (16.67%) Teradata
3 3 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) EMC
4 2 (6.67%) Pega
4 2 (6.67%) Veritas
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle