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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 470 489 427
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 109 64 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 45 49
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£450 £439 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £617
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.87%
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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +36 61 £450 +5.88% 3
London -13 25 £500 +14.28% 2
East of England +13 7 £425 -5.55% 2
South West +9 5 £560 +12.00% 2
East Midlands -9 4 £475 -
North West -24 4 £463 +12.80% 1
Yorkshire -13 3 £469 +34.89%
West Midlands -10 2 £400 -33.33%
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 48 (24.12%) Telecoms
2 43 (21.61%) SOA
3 42 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (20.60%) Oracle
5 36 (18.09%) Finance
6 27 (13.57%) Java
7 25 (12.56%) Technical Architecture
8 24 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (10.05%) .NET
9 20 (10.05%) RUP
10 19 (9.55%) RAD
10 19 (9.55%) UML
11 18 (9.05%) Windows
11 18 (9.05%) Retail
12 17 (8.54%) Banking
13 16 (8.04%) VMware
13 16 (8.04%) Web Services
13 16 (8.04%) SQL
14 15 (7.54%) Data Modelling
15 14 (7.04%) J2EE
15 14 (7.04%) SAP
15 14 (7.04%) Microsoft
15 14 (7.04%) Active Directory
16 13 (6.53%) XML
16 13 (6.53%) SOAP
16 13 (6.53%) Oracle Database
17 12 (6.03%) CRM
17 12 (6.03%) Enterprise Architecture
18 11 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (5.53%) Linux

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (3.52%) MS Exchange
1 7 (3.52%) Oracle Service Bus
1 7 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.02%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.01%) Lync
3 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.51%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.01%) SAS
5 2 (1.01%) IIS
5 2 (1.01%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) CICS
6 1 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) JBoss
6 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.01%) SPSS
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Retail-J
1 3 (1.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.51%) Exstream
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Maximo
3 1 (0.50%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Taleo
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.52%) SAN
2 5 (2.51%) Firewall
2 5 (2.51%) Internet
3 4 (2.01%) FTP
4 3 (1.51%) HTTP
4 3 (1.51%) LAN
4 3 (1.51%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.01%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (1.01%) 4G
5 2 (1.01%) WAN
5 2 (1.01%) Broadband
5 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.01%) SSL
5 2 (1.01%) DMZ
5 2 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.01%) GGSN
6 1 (0.50%) VLAN
6 1 (0.50%) 2G
6 1 (0.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.53%) Oracle Database
2 11 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (4.02%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.02%) DB2
5 5 (2.51%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.01%) SAP BI
7 2 (1.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (1.01%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (1.01%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (1.01%) Cognos Transformer
7 2 (1.01%) MySQL
7 2 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.50%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.01%) JUnit
1 2 (1.01%) Toad
2 1 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.50%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (24.12%) Telecoms
2 36 (18.09%) Finance
3 18 (9.05%) Retail
4 17 (8.54%) Banking
5 7 (3.52%) Billing
6 6 (3.02%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.51%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.51%) Legal
9 2 (1.01%) Back Office
9 2 (1.01%) Local Government
10 1 (0.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.05%) .NET
2 16 (8.04%) Web Services
3 14 (7.04%) J2EE
4 13 (6.53%) XML
4 13 (6.53%) SOAP
5 11 (5.53%) Middleware
6 10 (5.03%) REST
7 7 (3.52%) HTML
7 7 (3.52%) JMS
8 6 (3.02%) JSON
9 4 (2.01%) HTML5
9 4 (2.01%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.51%) WSDL
10 3 (1.51%) JDBC
10 3 (1.51%) RESTful
11 2 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (1.01%) WebCenter
11 2 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (1.01%) Backbone.js
11 2 (1.01%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.53%) User Experience
2 9 (4.52%) Clustering
3 8 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.51%) IVR
5 4 (2.01%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.01%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.01%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.01%) iSeries
7 2 (1.01%) Open Source
7 2 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.01%) AS400
7 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.01%) CMDB
7 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.50%) Economics
8 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.05%) Windows
2 11 (5.53%) Linux
2 11 (5.53%) UNIX
3 3 (1.51%) Solaris
4 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.01%) AIX
4 2 (1.01%) Android
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.50%) zOS
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.61%) SOA
2 42 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (12.56%) Technical Architecture
4 24 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (10.05%) RUP
6 19 (9.55%) RAD
6 19 (9.55%) UML
7 15 (7.54%) Data Modelling
8 12 (6.03%) CRM
8 12 (6.03%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (5.53%) ITIL
9 11 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (4.52%) ETL
11 8 (4.02%) Scrum
11 8 (4.02%) Requirements Management
12 7 (3.52%) BPEL
12 7 (3.52%) Validation
12 7 (3.52%) Migration
12 7 (3.52%) Project Management
12 7 (3.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.57%) Java
2 16 (8.04%) SQL
3 5 (2.51%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.01%) VB
4 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.50%) VB6
5 1 (0.50%) C
5 1 (0.50%) C#
5 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.01%) Security Cleared
1 4 (2.01%) Degree
2 3 (1.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.50%) HNC
3 1 (0.50%) HND
3 1 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) QA
2 3 (1.51%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.50%) NFS
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.01%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (20.60%) Oracle
2 16 (8.04%) VMware
3 14 (7.04%) SAP
3 14 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.03%) IBM
5 8 (4.02%) Informatica
6 7 (3.52%) Remedy
7 5 (2.51%) Intel
7 5 (2.51%) Citrix
8 4 (2.01%) Unisys
8 4 (2.01%) HP
8 4 (2.01%) Teradata
8 4 (2.01%) ICL
8 4 (2.01%) Netezza
9 3 (1.51%) OpenText
9 3 (1.51%) Cisco
9 3 (1.51%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.01%) Pega
10 2 (1.01%) hybris
10 2 (1.01%) Cognos
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