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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 464 519 410
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -109
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 131 64 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 35 65
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£458 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £515 £589
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
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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
47845 45746 43111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.64% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31018 28289 25848
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1784 1845 1993
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +2 44 £463 +15.68% 4
London +20 40 £469 +12.27% 1
South West +16 17 £485 -3.00%
East of England +9 10 £458 +1.66%
North West -17 8 £469 +9.20% 2
North East - 6 £450 -
Yorkshire -22 3 £388 - 3
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Solutions Designer
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Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 51 (22.17%) SOA
1 51 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (18.26%) Java
3 41 (17.83%) Oracle
3 41 (17.83%) Telecoms
4 34 (14.78%) Middleware
5 30 (13.04%) Linux
6 29 (12.61%) Enterprise Architecture
7 26 (11.30%) Finance
8 22 (9.57%) Migration
8 22 (9.57%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (9.57%) IBM
9 21 (9.13%) UML
9 21 (9.13%) Banking
10 20 (8.70%) Requirements Management
10 20 (8.70%) Windows
10 20 (8.70%) SQL
11 19 (8.26%) Data Modelling
12 17 (7.39%) .NET
12 17 (7.39%) Web Services
12 17 (7.39%) Microsoft
12 17 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (7.39%) Oracle Database
13 16 (6.96%) VMware
13 16 (6.96%) WebSphere
14 15 (6.52%) Java EE
14 15 (6.52%) RUP
15 14 (6.09%) RAD
15 14 (6.09%) XML
15 14 (6.09%) SOAP

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (6.96%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
2 10 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 10 (4.35%) JBoss
2 10 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (3.48%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.74%) Lync
6 4 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) JCAPS
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) MS Office
2 4 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle Payroll
1 3 (1.30%) Exstream
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 3 (1.30%) Retail-J
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Maximo
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.30%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (1.30%) Taleo
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.48%) Internet
2 7 (3.04%) SAN
3 3 (1.30%) FTP
3 3 (1.30%) LAN
3 3 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.87%) GGSN
4 2 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.87%) DHCP
4 2 (0.87%) SSL
4 2 (0.87%) HTTP
4 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.87%) DNS
4 2 (0.87%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) 2G
5 1 (0.43%) VLAN
5 1 (0.43%) DMZ
5 1 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.43%) 3G
5 1 (0.43%) 802.11
5 1 (0.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.39%) Oracle Database
2 12 (5.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.17%) DB2
6 4 (1.74%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.74%) Big Data
7 3 (1.30%) MySQL
8 2 (0.87%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.87%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (0.87%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.43%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.30%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.87%) JUnit
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.87%) Toad
3 1 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
General
1 41 (17.83%) Telecoms
2 26 (11.30%) Finance
3 21 (9.13%) Banking
4 14 (6.09%) Retail
5 9 (3.91%) Billing
6 6 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.17%) Back Office
8 4 (1.74%) Legal
8 4 (1.74%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.78%) Middleware
2 17 (7.39%) .NET
2 17 (7.39%) Web Services
3 15 (6.52%) Java EE
4 14 (6.09%) XML
4 14 (6.09%) SOAP
5 13 (5.65%) JSR 168
6 12 (5.22%) REST
6 12 (5.22%) J2EE
7 11 (4.78%) Struts
8 9 (3.91%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.61%) SAML
9 6 (2.61%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (2.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 5 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (2.17%) RESTful
10 5 (2.17%) JMS
10 5 (2.17%) HTML
11 4 (1.74%) WSDL
11 4 (1.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.65%) User Experience
2 9 (3.91%) IVR
3 8 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.04%) Grid Computing
5 6 (2.61%) Clustering
5 6 (2.61%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.74%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.74%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.30%) iSeries
7 3 (1.30%) AS400
8 2 (0.87%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.87%) Economics
8 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.04%) Linux
2 20 (8.70%) Windows
3 11 (4.78%) UNIX
4 4 (1.74%) Solaris
5 3 (1.30%) AIX
6 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.17%) SOA
1 51 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (12.61%) Enterprise Architecture
3 22 (9.57%) Technical Architecture
3 22 (9.57%) Migration
4 21 (9.13%) UML
5 20 (8.70%) Requirements Management
6 19 (8.26%) Data Modelling
7 17 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (6.52%) RUP
9 14 (6.09%) RAD
9 14 (6.09%) Open Source
10 11 (4.78%) ITIL
10 11 (4.78%) ETL
11 10 (4.35%) CRM
11 10 (4.35%) BPEL
11 10 (4.35%) Information Security
12 8 (3.48%) Scrum
12 8 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.26%) Java
2 20 (8.70%) SQL
3 6 (2.61%) R
4 4 (1.74%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.87%) C#
5 2 (0.87%) VB
5 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.43%) VBA
6 1 (0.43%) XQuery
6 1 (0.43%) VB6
6 1 (0.43%) XPath
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (2.61%) Degree
2 5 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) HNC
4 2 (0.87%) HND
4 2 (0.87%) MCSE
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.61%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.74%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.43%) WSUS
3 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (17.83%) Oracle
2 22 (9.57%) IBM
3 17 (7.39%) Microsoft
4 16 (6.96%) VMware
5 11 (4.78%) Red Hat
5 11 (4.78%) SAP
6 7 (3.04%) Splunk
7 6 (2.61%) Pega
7 6 (2.61%) KANA
7 6 (2.61%) Adobe
7 6 (2.61%) Citrix
8 5 (2.17%) Cisco
9 4 (1.74%) Unisys
9 4 (1.74%) Informatica
9 4 (1.74%) HP
9 4 (1.74%) ICL
9 4 (1.74%) Intel
10 3 (1.30%) webMethods
10 3 (1.30%) Remedy
10 3 (1.30%) OpenText
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