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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 489 451 392
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 109 95 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 53 89
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £640 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £426
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -0.11%
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
47816 43935 43348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.68% 92.78% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30790 27218 24857
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1975 1911 2413
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -18 29 £425 - 3
London -18 23 £450 -5.26% 5
Yorkshire +8 18 £450 +12.50% 2
North West +8 15 £420 -11.68%
East of England +2 13 £488 - 3
South West -25 7 £561 -1.96%
West Midlands -7 6 £425 -
East Midlands - - - -
Solutions Designer
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Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 52 (28.26%) Finance
2 40 (21.74%) SOA
3 38 (20.65%) Java
4 34 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (17.93%) Telecoms
6 25 (13.59%) Oracle
6 25 (13.59%) Windows
7 22 (11.96%) Retail
8 20 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (10.87%) Web Services
9 19 (10.33%) E-Commerce
9 19 (10.33%) Billing
10 18 (9.78%) J2EE
11 16 (8.70%) SQL
11 16 (8.70%) XML
11 16 (8.70%) UML
11 16 (8.70%) Banking
12 15 (8.15%) Microsoft
13 14 (7.61%) Cisco
13 14 (7.61%) SAP
13 14 (7.61%) .NET
13 14 (7.61%) VMware
14 13 (7.07%) Enterprise Architecture
14 13 (7.07%) Internet
15 12 (6.52%) Middleware
15 12 (6.52%) Project Management
15 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (5.98%) HP
16 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
16 11 (5.98%) Data Modelling

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 10 (5.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.17%) IIS
3 2 (1.09%) CICS
3 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.09%) Apache
3 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) JBoss
4 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.17%) MS Office
4 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.63%) Exstream
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.54%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.07%) Internet
2 10 (5.43%) LAN
3 9 (4.89%) WAN
4 6 (3.26%) SAN
5 5 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.72%) MVNO
6 4 (2.17%) LTE
6 4 (2.17%) DNS
7 3 (1.63%) SMS
7 3 (1.63%) VoIP
7 3 (1.63%) Broadband
7 3 (1.63%) 3G
7 3 (1.63%) 4G
7 3 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.09%) NAS
8 2 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.09%) Firewall
8 2 (1.09%) Intranet
8 2 (1.09%) LDAP
9 1 (0.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.17%) DB2
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.09%) IDOL
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.54%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 52 (28.26%) Finance
2 33 (17.93%) Telecoms
3 22 (11.96%) Retail
4 19 (10.33%) Billing
5 16 (8.70%) Banking
6 11 (5.98%) Retail Banking
7 7 (3.80%) Marketing
8 6 (3.26%) Local Government
9 5 (2.72%) Legal
10 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 4 (2.17%) Electronics
11 3 (1.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.87%) Web Services
2 18 (9.78%) J2EE
3 16 (8.70%) XML
4 14 (7.61%) .NET
5 12 (6.52%) Middleware
6 7 (3.80%) HTML
7 6 (3.26%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.26%) SOAP
7 6 (3.26%) XSLT
8 5 (2.72%) JMS
8 5 (2.72%) XSD
8 5 (2.72%) JDBC
8 5 (2.72%) JSP
8 5 (2.72%) JNDI
9 3 (1.63%) ODBC
9 3 (1.63%) WSDL
9 3 (1.63%) RESTful
10 2 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.09%) Visualforce
10 2 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.89%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.80%) Online Banking
3 7 (3.80%) CMDB
3 7 (3.80%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.26%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.26%) IVR
5 5 (2.72%) User Experience
6 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.17%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.17%) DTV
7 3 (1.63%) PKI
7 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.54%) EPoS
9 1 (0.54%) EMV
9 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.59%) Windows
2 9 (4.89%) Linux
3 8 (4.35%) UNIX
4 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.17%) AIX
6 3 (1.63%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.63%) Android
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.09%) Solaris
8 1 (0.54%) CentOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.74%) SOA
2 34 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (10.33%) E-Commerce
5 16 (8.70%) UML
6 13 (7.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (6.52%) Project Management
8 11 (5.98%) Data Modelling
9 10 (5.43%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (4.89%) CRM
10 9 (4.89%) Service Management
10 9 (4.89%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.35%) Waterfall
11 8 (4.35%) Data Governance
11 8 (4.35%) Scrum
12 6 (3.26%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.26%) Coaching
12 6 (3.26%) Budget Control
12 6 (3.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.65%) Java
2 16 (8.70%) SQL
3 6 (3.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.17%) C#
5 2 (1.09%) SOQL
5 2 (1.09%) Apex Code
5 2 (1.09%) C
6 1 (0.54%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) PHP
6 1 (0.54%) VBScript
6 1 (0.54%) VB
6 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.72%) Degree
1 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.72%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.54%) ISEB
4 1 (0.54%) CCNP
4 1 (0.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.54%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.26%) XenApp
3 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.54%) NFS
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.54%) Xen
5 1 (0.54%) XenServer
5 1 (0.54%) SRDF
5 1 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) SCCM
1 1 (0.54%) SCOM
1 1 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (13.59%) Oracle
2 15 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.61%) Cisco
3 14 (7.61%) SAP
3 14 (7.61%) VMware
4 11 (5.98%) HP
5 10 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (4.89%) Unisys
6 9 (4.89%) IBM
6 9 (4.89%) Citrix
6 9 (4.89%) ICL
7 7 (3.80%) Remedy
8 6 (3.26%) BMC
9 5 (2.72%) NetApp
10 4 (2.17%) AppSense
10 4 (2.17%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.63%) Trillium
11 3 (1.63%) webMethods
11 3 (1.63%) Informatica
11 3 (1.63%) Red Hat
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