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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 469 449 426
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 86 85 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 54
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £373 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
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
42723 41204 38282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27234 25076 22174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1689 1858 2324
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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 January 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
London -23 25 £475 +5.55% 1
South East -17 21 £450 +12.07% 1
Yorkshire +10 13 £450 - 1
East of England +10 12 £450 -10.00%
North West -20 7 £420 +3.90%
South West -17 5 £560 - 1
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 53 (26.37%) Finance
2 41 (20.40%) SOA
3 37 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (16.92%) Telecoms
5 33 (16.42%) Java
6 28 (13.93%) Oracle
6 28 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (12.94%) Windows
8 22 (10.95%) Retail
9 20 (9.95%) Microsoft
10 18 (8.96%) SQL
10 18 (8.96%) UML
10 18 (8.96%) Technical Architecture
11 17 (8.46%) Web Services
12 16 (7.96%) SAP
12 16 (7.96%) E-Commerce
13 15 (7.46%) Billing
13 15 (7.46%) VMware
14 14 (6.97%) Banking
14 14 (6.97%) .NET
14 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (6.47%) XML
15 13 (6.47%) Cisco
15 13 (6.47%) Project Management
16 12 (5.97%) Internet
16 12 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (5.97%) SQL Server
16 12 (5.97%) RAD
16 12 (5.97%) RUP
17 11 (5.47%) Data Modelling

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 8 (3.98%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.99%) IIS
3 2 (1.00%) CICS
3 2 (1.00%) SAS
3 2 (1.00%) Lync
4 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.99%) SPSS
2 4 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.49%) MS Office
4 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.49%) Exstream
3 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.50%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.97%) Internet
2 10 (4.98%) LAN
2 10 (4.98%) WAN
3 7 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.49%) MVNO
4 5 (2.49%) 4G
4 5 (2.49%) Broadband
4 5 (2.49%) SAN
5 4 (1.99%) DNS
6 3 (1.49%) LTE
6 3 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.49%) VoIP
6 3 (1.49%) 3G
6 3 (1.49%) Firewall
7 2 (1.00%) Intranet
7 2 (1.00%) HTTP
7 2 (1.00%) SMS
7 2 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.00%) NAS
8 1 (0.50%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.48%) DB2
3 4 (1.99%) SAP BI
3 4 (1.99%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.00%) IDOL
5 2 (1.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 53 (26.37%) Finance
2 34 (16.92%) Telecoms
3 22 (10.95%) Retail
4 15 (7.46%) Billing
5 14 (6.97%) Banking
6 11 (5.47%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.99%) Local Government
8 4 (1.99%) Marketing
9 3 (1.49%) Legal
10 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.00%) Publishing
10 2 (1.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.46%) Web Services
2 14 (6.97%) .NET
3 13 (6.47%) XML
4 11 (5.47%) J2EE
5 9 (4.48%) Middleware
6 6 (2.99%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.49%) HTML
7 5 (2.49%) SOAP
8 4 (1.99%) JMS
8 4 (1.99%) XSD
8 4 (1.99%) XSLT
9 3 (1.49%) RESTful
9 3 (1.49%) ODBC
9 3 (1.49%) JDBC
9 3 (1.49%) JSP
9 3 (1.49%) WSDL
9 3 (1.49%) JNDI
9 3 (1.49%) JSON
10 2 (1.00%) WCF
10 2 (1.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.98%) CMDB
2 8 (3.98%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.48%) User Experience
3 7 (3.48%) Mobile Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Online Banking
4 6 (2.99%) IVR
4 6 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.49%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.49%) Clustering
8 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.00%) DTV
9 1 (0.50%) Open Source
9 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.94%) Windows
2 10 (4.98%) UNIX
3 8 (3.98%) Linux
4 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.49%) AIX
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.00%) Solaris
6 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.00%) Android
6 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.50%) CentOS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.40%) SOA
2 37 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (8.96%) UML
4 18 (8.96%) Technical Architecture
5 16 (7.96%) E-Commerce
6 13 (6.47%) Project Management
7 12 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (5.97%) RAD
7 12 (5.97%) RUP
8 11 (5.47%) Data Modelling
8 11 (5.47%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (4.48%) CRM
10 8 (3.98%) Validation
10 8 (3.98%) Service Management
10 8 (3.98%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.98%) ITIL
11 7 (3.48%) Line Management
11 7 (3.48%) ITSM
11 7 (3.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.42%) Java
2 18 (8.96%) SQL
3 4 (1.99%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.99%) C#
4 3 (1.49%) C
5 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.50%) VBScript
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.49%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.49%) Security Cleared
1 5 (2.49%) Degree
2 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.50%) ISEB
4 1 (0.50%) CCNP
4 1 (0.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.00%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.50%) EMIR
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.49%) XenApp
3 5 (2.49%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.50%) SRDF
5 1 (0.50%) XenServer
5 1 (0.50%) KVM
5 1 (0.50%) NFS
5 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) SCOM
2 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 28 (13.93%) Oracle
2 20 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.96%) SAP
4 15 (7.46%) VMware
5 13 (6.47%) Cisco
6 11 (5.47%) IBM
7 10 (4.98%) HP
8 9 (4.48%) Remedy
9 8 (3.98%) ICL
9 8 (3.98%) Citrix
9 8 (3.98%) Unisys
10 7 (3.48%) Informatica
11 6 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.99%) BMC
12 5 (2.49%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.99%) Netezza
13 4 (1.99%) AppSense
13 4 (1.99%) Teradata
13 4 (1.99%) Software AG
13 4 (1.99%) NetApp