The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 478 466 398
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 111 87 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 49 96
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£425 £450 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -7.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £555 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £426
% change year-on-year
- -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47993 44437 46047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30660 27466 26538
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 1962 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in England

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Solutions Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer across the England region.

Solutions Designer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -5 35 £425 -2.85%
North West +3 20 £375 -16.66% 1
London -17 20 £450 - 8
Yorkshire +7 13 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England -12 13 £475 - 2
South West -26 5 £560 +9.32% 1
West Midlands -5 4 £425 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 £450 - 1
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 43 (24.57%) Finance
2 37 (21.14%) SOA
3 35 (20.00%) Java
4 32 (18.29%) Telecoms
5 29 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (13.71%) Oracle
7 23 (13.14%) Windows
8 20 (11.43%) Retail
9 19 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (10.29%) Billing
10 18 (10.29%) E-Commerce
11 17 (9.71%) UML
12 16 (9.14%) Web Services
12 16 (9.14%) SQL
12 16 (9.14%) VMware
13 15 (8.57%) Banking
13 15 (8.57%) Microsoft
14 14 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
15 13 (7.43%) HP
15 13 (7.43%) J2EE
15 13 (7.43%) XML
15 13 (7.43%) SAP
16 12 (6.86%) .NET
16 12 (6.86%) Internet
16 12 (6.86%) Middleware
16 12 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
17 11 (6.29%) Cisco
17 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (5.71%) Citrix

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 9 (5.14%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.71%) IIS
3 2 (1.14%) Apache
3 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) CICS
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.57%) JBoss
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.71%) Exstream
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.57%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.86%) Internet
2 8 (4.57%) LAN
3 7 (4.00%) SAN
4 6 (3.43%) WAN
5 5 (2.86%) LTE
5 5 (2.86%) DNS
6 4 (2.29%) MVNO
6 4 (2.29%) 4G
7 3 (1.71%) 3G
7 3 (1.71%) Firewall
7 3 (1.71%) SMS
7 3 (1.71%) Broadband
7 3 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.14%) VoLTE
8 2 (1.14%) LDAP
8 2 (1.14%) Intranet
8 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.57%) NAS
9 1 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.71%) DB2
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.14%) IDOL
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.57%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 43 (24.57%) Finance
2 32 (18.29%) Telecoms
3 20 (11.43%) Retail
4 18 (10.29%) Billing
5 15 (8.57%) Banking
6 10 (5.71%) Retail Banking
7 8 (4.57%) Marketing
8 6 (3.43%) Legal
9 5 (2.86%) Local Government
10 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
10 4 (2.29%) Electronics
11 3 (1.71%) Publishing
12 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.14%) Web Services
2 13 (7.43%) XML
2 13 (7.43%) J2EE
3 12 (6.86%) .NET
3 12 (6.86%) Middleware
4 5 (2.86%) JNDI
4 5 (2.86%) JDBC
4 5 (2.86%) JSP
4 5 (2.86%) JMS
4 5 (2.86%) XSD
4 5 (2.86%) XSLT
5 4 (2.29%) ODBC
5 4 (2.29%) HTML
5 4 (2.29%) SOAP
5 4 (2.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.71%) WSDL
7 2 (1.14%) jBPM
7 2 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.14%) WCF
7 2 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.14%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.00%) CMDB
4 6 (3.43%) IVR
4 6 (3.43%) Online Banking
4 6 (3.43%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.29%) DTV
5 4 (2.29%) User Experience
5 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.29%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.71%) PKI
7 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) Replication
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) APACS
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.14%) Windows
2 9 (5.14%) Linux
3 8 (4.57%) UNIX
4 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.29%) AIX
5 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Solaris
8 1 (0.57%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.14%) SOA
2 29 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (10.29%) E-Commerce
5 17 (9.71%) UML
6 14 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (5.71%) Project Management
8 10 (5.71%) CRM
9 9 (5.14%) Data Modelling
10 8 (4.57%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.57%) Data Governance
11 7 (4.00%) Service Management
11 7 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (4.00%) Waterfall
12 6 (3.43%) Budget Control
12 6 (3.43%) Use Case
12 6 (3.43%) ITIL
12 6 (3.43%) Coaching
13 5 (2.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.00%) Java
2 16 (9.14%) SQL
3 4 (2.29%) C#
4 3 (1.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.14%) PHP
5 2 (1.14%) C
5 2 (1.14%) Python
5 2 (1.14%) Apex Code
5 2 (1.14%) SOQL
6 1 (0.57%) VBScript
6 1 (0.57%) VB
6 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.29%) Degree
3 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.57%) ISEB
5 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.71%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.57%) XenApp
3 5 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (0.57%) SCCM
1 1 (0.57%) SCOM
1 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (13.71%) Oracle
2 16 (9.14%) VMware
3 15 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.43%) SAP
4 13 (7.43%) HP
5 11 (6.29%) Cisco
6 10 (5.71%) Citrix
7 8 (4.57%) Unisys
7 8 (4.57%) ICL
7 8 (4.57%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (4.00%) Remedy
9 6 (3.43%) IBM
9 6 (3.43%) BMC
10 5 (2.86%) NetApp
11 4 (2.29%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.29%) AppSense
12 3 (1.71%) Unica
12 3 (1.71%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.71%) webMethods
12 3 (1.71%) Informatica
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