The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Solutions Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 530 489 531
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 106 132 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 97 35
Median daily rate £464 £458 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £439
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
UK

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
47329 49028 46882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.82% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31108 31722 28936
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1425 1851 1927
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.83 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Solutions Designer in the job title.

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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +6 39 £463 -0.05% 5
London -11 24 £438 -7.89% 1
East of England +34 21 £470 +2.73%
Yorkshire +5 9 £463 +19.35%
West Midlands -31 5 £438 - 1
North West 0 4 £450 -4.00% 2
East Midlands -3 2 £500 - 2
North East -39 1 £650 +44.44%
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Solutions Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 81 (29.67%) Telecoms
2 67 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (21.61%) Finance
4 52 (19.05%) SOA
5 49 (17.95%) Oracle
6 43 (15.75%) Web Services
7 34 (12.45%) XML
8 30 (10.99%) Java
8 30 (10.99%) Data Modelling
9 29 (10.62%) SOAP
10 27 (9.89%) XSD
10 27 (9.89%) WSDL
11 26 (9.52%) UML
12 25 (9.16%) Middleware
13 24 (8.79%) Analytics
14 23 (8.42%) TOGAF
15 22 (8.06%) RUP
16 21 (7.69%) Scrum
17 20 (7.33%) SoapUI
17 20 (7.33%) Test Strategy
17 20 (7.33%) Migration
18 19 (6.96%) Technical Architecture
18 19 (6.96%) RAD
19 18 (6.59%) CRM
19 18 (6.59%) Banking
20 17 (6.23%) Billing
20 17 (6.23%) Red Hat
20 17 (6.23%) SDLC
21 16 (5.86%) E-Commerce
22 15 (5.49%) Linux

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (4.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (2.93%) CMS
4 7 (2.56%) JBoss
4 7 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.83%) CICS
5 5 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.47%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.73%) Liferay
8 1 (0.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.20%) MS Office
4 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.73%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) BASE24
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.10%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Taleo
4 1 (0.37%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.13%) Internet
2 9 (3.30%) 4G
2 9 (3.30%) VPN
3 6 (2.20%) WAN
4 5 (1.83%) LAN
4 5 (1.83%) PSTN
4 5 (1.83%) VoIP
5 4 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.47%) HTTP
5 4 (1.47%) SSL
6 3 (1.10%) MVNO
7 2 (0.73%) FTP
7 2 (0.73%) MPLS
7 2 (0.73%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.37%) 2G
8 1 (0.37%) 3G
8 1 (0.37%) BGP
8 1 (0.37%) Wireless
8 1 (0.37%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.30%) DB2
3 9 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.93%) Big Data
5 7 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.73%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.73%) Impala
8 2 (0.73%) OLTP
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.37%) DataStage
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (7.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (1.83%) JUnit
3 4 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.47%) Maven
3 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.10%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 81 (29.67%) Telecoms
2 59 (21.61%) Finance
3 18 (6.59%) Banking
4 17 (6.23%) Billing
5 15 (5.49%) Retail
6 10 (3.66%) Marketing
7 3 (1.10%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.73%) Electronics
8 2 (0.73%) Local Government
8 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.75%) Web Services
2 34 (12.45%) XML
3 29 (10.62%) SOAP
4 27 (9.89%) WSDL
4 27 (9.89%) XSD
5 25 (9.16%) Middleware
6 8 (2.93%) JMS
7 6 (2.20%) RESTful
8 5 (1.83%) .NET
8 5 (1.83%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.47%) EJB
9 4 (1.47%) J2EE
9 4 (1.47%) REST
9 4 (1.47%) Servlets
9 4 (1.47%) Spring
9 4 (1.47%) XSL
10 3 (1.10%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.10%) JSP
10 3 (1.10%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.40%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.30%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.47%) Social Network
5 3 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.10%) PMI
5 3 (1.10%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.73%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.73%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (0.73%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.73%) User Experience
7 1 (0.37%) Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) CMDB
7 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.37%) IVR
7 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.37%) Tandem
7 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.49%) Linux
2 10 (3.66%) Unix
3 7 (2.56%) Solaris
4 5 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.83%) Windows
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (19.05%) SOA
3 30 (10.99%) Data Modelling
4 26 (9.52%) UML
5 24 (8.79%) Analytics
6 23 (8.42%) TOGAF
7 22 (8.06%) RUP
8 21 (7.69%) Scrum
9 20 (7.33%) Migration
9 20 (7.33%) Test Strategy
10 19 (6.96%) RAD
10 19 (6.96%) Technical Architecture
11 18 (6.59%) CRM
12 17 (6.23%) SDLC
13 16 (5.86%) E-Commerce
14 15 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (5.13%) Mobile Transformation
16 11 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (3.66%) Enterprise Architecture
17 10 (3.66%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.99%) Java
2 8 (2.93%) COBOL
3 5 (1.83%) SQL
4 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.10%) Assembly Language
6 2 (0.73%) Python
6 2 (0.73%) Scala
7 1 (0.37%) C
7 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (4.03%) Degree
2 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.10%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.73%) CCNP
4 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.73%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.37%) CCDP
5 1 (0.37%) CRISC
5 1 (0.37%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.83%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.73%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (0.73%) Netcool
2 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 49 (17.95%) Oracle
2 17 (6.23%) Red Hat
3 14 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (4.40%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.30%) VMware
6 8 (2.93%) Cisco
7 7 (2.56%) Adobe
7 7 (2.56%) SAP
8 5 (1.83%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.83%) Genesys
8 5 (1.83%) HP
8 5 (1.83%) IBM
9 4 (1.47%) ATG
9 4 (1.47%) Huawei
9 4 (1.47%) Splunk
9 4 (1.47%) Tellabs
9 4 (1.47%) Virgin Media
10 3 (1.10%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.10%) Guidewire
10 3 (1.10%) Remedy
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