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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Designer
UK / England
Rank 492 479 500
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 73 127 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 85 53
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £370 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39224 44183 43962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.93% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25749 28478 28133
Median daily rate £428 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1333 1606 1775
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +2 36 £425 -10.52% 2
London +16 28 £475 -2.31% 1
East of England -12 4 £413 -13.15% 1
East Midlands +3 2 - - 3
West Midlands -9 2 £469 - 1
South West +15 1 - - 1
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 27 (15.98%) Telecoms
2 26 (15.38%) Finance
3 25 (14.79%) Microsoft
4 24 (14.20%) Oracle
5 23 (13.61%) CRM
6 21 (12.43%) Windows
6 21 (12.43%) Billing
7 18 (10.65%) Windows Server
8 17 (10.06%) Hyper-V
8 17 (10.06%) PowerShell
9 16 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (8.88%) TOGAF
10 15 (8.88%) LDAP
11 14 (8.28%) SOA
12 13 (7.69%) ETL
12 13 (7.69%) UML
12 13 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (7.69%) Retail
13 12 (7.10%) VMware
13 12 (7.10%) QA
13 12 (7.10%) ITIL
13 12 (7.10%) Web Services
14 11 (6.51%) SQL
14 11 (6.51%) DNS
14 11 (6.51%) Active Directory
14 11 (6.51%) Service Management
14 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (6.51%) IVR
14 11 (6.51%) Oracle Database

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 9 (5.33%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.37%) JBoss
3 3 (1.78%) Smallworld
3 3 (1.78%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.18%) CICS
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.59%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.59%) CMS
5 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server 2007
5 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.59%) SAS
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.37%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.18%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.59%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.59%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.14%) Office 365
4 2 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Akamai
5 1 (0.59%) IaaS
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.88%) LDAP
2 11 (6.51%) DNS
3 9 (5.33%) NetScaler
4 7 (4.14%) Broadband
4 7 (4.14%) DHCP
4 7 (4.14%) Kerberos
5 5 (2.96%) SSL
6 4 (2.37%) SMTP
6 4 (2.37%) WAN
7 3 (1.78%) DOCSIS
7 3 (1.78%) MVNO
7 3 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.18%) Intelligent Network
8 2 (1.18%) LAN
8 2 (1.18%) SAN
8 2 (1.18%) VoIP
9 1 (0.59%) 3G
9 1 (0.59%) BGP
9 1 (0.59%) MPLS
9 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.51%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.73%) Data Mart
3 6 (3.55%) BusinessObjects XI
4 4 (2.37%) Big Data
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.78%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.18%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.18%) MySQL
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.59%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.59%) DB2
7 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.18%) Maven
2 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.59%) Gradle
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (15.98%) Telecoms
2 26 (15.38%) Finance
3 21 (12.43%) Billing
4 13 (7.69%) Retail
5 7 (4.14%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.10%) Web Services
2 8 (4.73%) OAuth
3 6 (3.55%) SOAP
4 5 (2.96%) REST
4 5 (2.96%) SAML
4 5 (2.96%) XML
5 4 (2.37%) .NET
6 3 (1.78%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.78%) JPA
6 3 (1.78%) Spring
7 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.18%) CSS
7 2 (1.18%) HTML
7 2 (1.18%) Java EE
7 2 (1.18%) JAXB
7 2 (1.18%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.18%) WCF
7 2 (1.18%) WSDL
7 2 (1.18%) XSD
8 1 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.51%) IVR
2 7 (4.14%) BYOD
2 7 (4.14%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.14%) PKI
2 7 (4.14%) Reference Data
3 5 (2.96%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.37%) Handset
5 3 (1.78%) Clustering
5 3 (1.78%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.78%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.18%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.43%) Windows
2 18 (10.65%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.14%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.55%) Linux
7 4 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.18%) Unix
9 1 (0.59%) Android
9 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.59%) CentOS
9 1 (0.59%) MVS
9 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.61%) CRM
2 16 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (8.88%) TOGAF
4 14 (8.28%) SOA
5 13 (7.69%) ETL
5 13 (7.69%) UML
6 12 (7.10%) ITIL
7 11 (6.51%) Service Management
8 10 (5.92%) Migration
9 9 (5.33%) Service Design
10 8 (4.73%) Change Management
10 8 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (4.14%) Email Filtering
11 7 (4.14%) Patch Management
11 7 (4.14%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.14%) Use Case
12 6 (3.55%) Data Encryption
12 6 (3.55%) Data Modelling
12 6 (3.55%) Test Strategy
13 5 (2.96%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.06%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.51%) SQL
3 10 (5.92%) Java
4 3 (1.78%) C#
4 3 (1.78%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.18%) C
5 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.59%) ABAP
6 1 (0.59%) COBOL
6 1 (0.59%) Groovy
6 1 (0.59%) JCL
6 1 (0.59%) PHP
6 1 (0.59%) RPG
6 1 (0.59%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.55%) Degree
2 2 (1.18%) CCDP
2 2 (1.18%) CCNP
2 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.59%) CCDA
3 1 (0.59%) CCNA
3 1 (0.59%) CCVP
3 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.59%) MCSE
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (10.06%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (5.33%) XenDesktop
3 9 (5.33%) XenServer
4 8 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (5.92%) SCOM
2 9 (5.33%) SCCM
3 7 (4.14%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (2.37%) Netcool
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.18%) Simpana
6 1 (0.59%) Kibana
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.20%) Oracle
3 13 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (7.10%) VMware
5 10 (5.92%) Citrix
6 8 (4.73%) Cisco
6 8 (4.73%) IBM
7 7 (4.14%) Cramer
8 6 (3.55%) IBM Sterling
8 6 (3.55%) Splunk
9 5 (2.96%) Genesys
9 5 (2.96%) Remedy
10 4 (2.37%) Huawei
10 4 (2.37%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.78%) Intergraph
11 3 (1.78%) Pega
12 2 (1.18%) CommVault
12 2 (1.18%) EMC
12 2 (1.18%) HP
12 2 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
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