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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 505 507 442
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 91 69 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 51 46
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£450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £388 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
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
46795 47391 40085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.38% 92.46% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28858 29298 23546
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1833 1925 2076
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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 £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +26 42 £450 +12.50% 2
London -9 19 £444 -6.57% 3
East of England +37 13 £425 -10.52% 1
East Midlands +1 5 £475 +22.58% 2
South West -4 5 £560 +12.00%
Yorkshire -12 5 £463 +42.30%
West Midlands -6 2 £400 -33.33%
North West -24 2 - - 4
North East - - - -
Solutions Designer
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Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.33%) SOA
3 40 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 39 (21.67%) Finance
5 33 (18.33%) Java
5 33 (18.33%) Oracle
6 25 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (13.89%) Technical Architecture
7 21 (11.67%) RUP
8 20 (11.11%) RAD
8 20 (11.11%) Windows
9 19 (10.56%) Retail
10 18 (10.00%) UML
10 18 (10.00%) .NET
11 16 (8.89%) XML
12 15 (8.33%) Web Services
12 15 (8.33%) SQL
13 14 (7.78%) J2EE
13 14 (7.78%) Banking
14 13 (7.22%) VMware
15 12 (6.67%) SAP
15 12 (6.67%) SOAP
15 12 (6.67%) CRM
15 12 (6.67%) Microsoft
16 11 (6.11%) Data Modelling
16 11 (6.11%) Linux
16 11 (6.11%) Billing
17 10 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (5.56%) ITIL

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 6 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.22%) Lync
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.67%) IIS
4 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.11%) SAS
5 2 (1.11%) Apache
5 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.11%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.56%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.56%) CICS
6 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Exstream
2 3 (1.67%) Retail-J
2 3 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.56%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.33%) LAN
1 6 (3.33%) SAN
1 6 (3.33%) Internet
2 5 (2.78%) Firewall
2 5 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (2.78%) WAN
3 4 (2.22%) FTP
3 4 (2.22%) HTTP
4 3 (1.67%) VoIP
5 2 (1.11%) DMZ
5 2 (1.11%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.11%) SSL
5 2 (1.11%) GGSN
5 2 (1.11%) NAS
5 2 (1.11%) 4G
5 2 (1.11%) Broadband
5 2 (1.11%) Multicast
6 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.56%) MVNO
6 1 (0.56%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.00%) DB2
1 9 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.22%) SAP BI
3 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.11%) MySQL
4 2 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.56%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.56%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.56%) Big Data
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) JUnit
2 1 (0.56%) Toad
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 39 (21.67%) Finance
3 19 (10.56%) Retail
4 14 (7.78%) Banking
5 11 (6.11%) Billing
6 6 (3.33%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.67%) Legal
7 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.11%) Back Office
8 2 (1.11%) Local Government
9 1 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.00%) .NET
2 16 (8.89%) XML
3 15 (8.33%) Web Services
4 14 (7.78%) J2EE
5 12 (6.67%) SOAP
6 8 (4.44%) HTML
6 8 (4.44%) Middleware
7 6 (3.33%) JSON
8 5 (2.78%) XSD
8 5 (2.78%) JMS
9 4 (2.22%) XSLT
9 4 (2.22%) HTML5
9 4 (2.22%) REST
10 3 (1.67%) WSDL
10 3 (1.67%) JDBC
10 3 (1.67%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.67%) RESTful
11 2 (1.11%) Java EE
11 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 2 (1.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.00%) Clustering
3 6 (3.33%) User Experience
4 5 (2.78%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.11%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.11%) IVR
7 2 (1.11%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.11%) Open Source
7 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.11%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Economics
8 1 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.11%) Windows
2 11 (6.11%) Linux
3 9 (5.00%) UNIX
4 3 (1.67%) AIX
5 2 (1.11%) Solaris
5 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.11%) Android
5 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.33%) SOA
3 25 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (13.89%) Technical Architecture
4 21 (11.67%) RUP
5 20 (11.11%) RAD
6 18 (10.00%) UML
7 12 (6.67%) CRM
8 11 (6.11%) Data Modelling
9 10 (5.56%) ITIL
9 10 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (5.00%) Scrum
11 8 (4.44%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.89%) Project Management
12 7 (3.89%) Waterfall
13 6 (3.33%) Budget Control
13 6 (3.33%) ETL
13 6 (3.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.33%) Java
2 15 (8.33%) SQL
3 3 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.11%) VB
5 1 (0.56%) VBA
5 1 (0.56%) VB6
5 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (2.22%) Degree
1 4 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.56%) HNC
3 1 (0.56%) HND
3 1 (0.56%) CCNP
3 1 (0.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.11%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) EMIR
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.11%) NFS
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.56%) Xen
5 1 (0.56%) SRDF
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (1.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) SCOM
2 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (18.33%) Oracle
2 13 (7.22%) VMware
3 12 (6.67%) SAP
3 12 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.44%) HP
4 8 (4.44%) IBM
5 7 (3.89%) Remedy
5 7 (3.89%) Cisco
6 5 (2.78%) Unisys
6 5 (2.78%) Software AG
6 5 (2.78%) Informatica
6 5 (2.78%) ICL
7 4 (2.22%) Netezza
7 4 (2.22%) Teradata
7 4 (2.22%) Intel
8 3 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.67%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.67%) webMethods
8 3 (1.67%) ServiceNow
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