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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 489 496 428
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 83 67 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 53
Average daily rate
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£438 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £388 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1792 1874 2060
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -7 34 £400 - 5
London -14 16 £463 -2.63% 4
East of England +19 15 £450 -10.00%
North West -15 5 £429 +4.69% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £463 - 2
South West -10 4 £560 +12.00% 2
West Midlands -5 3 £400 -21.95%
East Midlands -7 3 - - 1
North East - - - -
Solutions Designer
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Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (24.06%) Finance
2 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.99%) SOA
3 38 (20.32%) Java
4 34 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 29 (15.51%) Oracle
6 26 (13.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (12.30%) Retail
7 23 (12.30%) Windows
8 22 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
9 19 (10.16%) Microsoft
10 18 (9.63%) .NET
10 18 (9.63%) RUP
11 17 (9.09%) RAD
12 16 (8.56%) UML
12 16 (8.56%) Banking
13 15 (8.02%) Web Services
13 15 (8.02%) XML
13 15 (8.02%) SQL
14 13 (6.95%) J2EE
14 13 (6.95%) SAP
15 12 (6.42%) Billing
15 12 (6.42%) CRM
16 11 (5.88%) SQL Server
17 10 (5.35%) VMware
17 10 (5.35%) DB2
17 10 (5.35%) ITIL
17 10 (5.35%) Data Modelling
17 10 (5.35%) IBM
17 10 (5.35%) Analytical Skills

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.74%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.67%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.67%) IIS
3 4 (2.14%) Lync
4 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.07%) SAS
5 2 (1.07%) Apache
5 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.07%) CICS
5 2 (1.07%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.53%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.67%) Exstream
3 3 (1.60%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.28%) Internet
2 5 (2.67%) Firewall
2 5 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (2.67%) WAN
2 5 (2.67%) LAN
3 4 (2.14%) HTTP
4 3 (1.60%) VoIP
4 3 (1.60%) SAN
4 3 (1.60%) NAS
5 2 (1.07%) 4G
5 2 (1.07%) FTP
5 2 (1.07%) Multicast
5 2 (1.07%) DMZ
5 2 (1.07%) Intranet
5 2 (1.07%) Broadband
5 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.07%) DNS
5 2 (1.07%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.07%) SSL
6 1 (0.53%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.35%) DB2
3 9 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.14%) SAP BI
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.07%) MySQL
6 2 (1.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (1.07%) IDOL
6 2 (1.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) Big Data
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) JUnit
2 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (24.06%) Finance
2 34 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 23 (12.30%) Retail
4 16 (8.56%) Banking
5 12 (6.42%) Billing
6 9 (4.81%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Local Government
7 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.07%) Back Office
8 2 (1.07%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.63%) .NET
2 15 (8.02%) Web Services
2 15 (8.02%) XML
3 13 (6.95%) J2EE
4 9 (4.81%) SOAP
4 9 (4.81%) Middleware
5 8 (4.28%) HTML
6 6 (3.21%) JMS
7 5 (2.67%) XSD
7 5 (2.67%) JSON
7 5 (2.67%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.14%) HTML5
8 4 (2.14%) XSLT
8 4 (2.14%) JDBC
9 3 (1.60%) JSP
9 3 (1.60%) WSDL
9 3 (1.60%) REST
9 3 (1.60%) RESTful
10 2 (1.07%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.07%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.74%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.21%) Clustering
3 6 (3.21%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.67%) CMDB
4 5 (2.67%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.67%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (2.67%) User Experience
5 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.60%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.07%) Open Source
7 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.07%) PKI
7 2 (1.07%) IVR
7 2 (1.07%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.07%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.53%) Tandem
8 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.30%) Windows
2 9 (4.81%) Linux
2 9 (4.81%) UNIX
3 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.60%) AIX
4 3 (1.60%) Solaris
5 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.07%) Android
5 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.99%) SOA
1 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
4 18 (9.63%) RUP
5 17 (9.09%) RAD
6 16 (8.56%) UML
7 12 (6.42%) CRM
8 10 (5.35%) ITIL
8 10 (5.35%) Data Modelling
9 9 (4.81%) Project Management
9 9 (4.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (4.28%) Waterfall
10 8 (4.28%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.28%) Analytics
10 8 (4.28%) Scrum
10 8 (4.28%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.21%) Service Management
12 6 (3.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.32%) Java
2 15 (8.02%) SQL
3 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.07%) C
5 1 (0.53%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) VB
5 1 (0.53%) VBA
5 1 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (3.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.60%) Degree
4 1 (0.53%) CCNP
4 1 (0.53%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.21%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.07%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) EMIR
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.07%) NFS
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.53%) Xen
5 1 (0.53%) SRDF
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) SCCM
2 1 (0.53%) SCOM
2 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.53%) WSUS
2 1 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 29 (15.51%) Oracle
2 19 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.95%) SAP
4 10 (5.35%) IBM
4 10 (5.35%) VMware
5 9 (4.81%) HP
6 8 (4.28%) Cisco
7 7 (3.74%) Remedy
8 6 (3.21%) ICL
8 6 (3.21%) Informatica
8 6 (3.21%) Unisys
9 5 (2.67%) Software AG
9 5 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.14%) Netezza
10 4 (2.14%) BMC
10 4 (2.14%) Teradata
11 3 (1.60%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.60%) Intel
11 3 (1.60%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.60%) TIBCO
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