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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 90 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 3 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.81% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.84% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate £431 £450 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +18.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.28%
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
1362 1306 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.98% 96.10% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 713 561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £22.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.46% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016, 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 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) SOA
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) Ab Initio
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security
4 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (10.00%) Use Case
5 2 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (10.00%) BPMN
5 2 (10.00%) CMS
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.00%) DB2
5 2 (10.00%) IIS
5 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (10.00%) Middleware
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) CICS
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (5.00%) Drools
3 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.00%) JPA
3 1 (5.00%) JSF
3 1 (5.00%) RichFaces
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) BPMN
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) ArchiMate
5 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
5 1 (5.00%) Content Management
5 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.00%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (5.00%) Server Building
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Ab Initio
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Chordiant
4 1 (5.00%) Pega
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
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