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 28 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 87 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 7 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.46% 1.23% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
Average daily rate £456 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -
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
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
1456 1394 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.41% 95.54% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 795 668
Average daily rate £400 £373 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 6 (50.00%) SOA
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Use Case
4 3 (25.00%) BPMN
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) JBoss
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
5 2 (16.67%) JPA
5 2 (16.67%) Drools
5 2 (16.67%) Apache CXF
5 2 (16.67%) RichFaces
5 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (16.67%) JSF
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
6 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2 (16.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (8.33%) InDesign
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Apache CXF
1 2 (16.67%) Drools
1 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (16.67%) JPA
1 2 (16.67%) JSF
1 2 (16.67%) RichFaces
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Use Case
3 3 (25.00%) BPMN
3 3 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (8.33%) ArchiMate
5 1 (8.33%) Cash Management
5 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
5 1 (8.33%) Microservices
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Server Building
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) VMware