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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 460 495 531
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 168 103 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 60 45
Average daily rate £470 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £377 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £450 £443
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +8 78 £465 +3.33% 3
London +12 41 £500 - 7
East of England +15 22 £470 +10.58%
Yorkshire +12 15 £455 -2.93% 5
North West -1 8 £490 +3.15%
South West +8 4 £475 -15.17%
East Midlands +4 4 £525 +10.52%
West Midlands -7 1 - - 1
Solutions Designer
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Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 76 (25.85%) Telecoms
2 71 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (21.09%) SOA
4 57 (19.39%) Oracle
5 56 (19.05%) Web Services
6 51 (17.35%) Finance
7 37 (12.59%) UML
8 34 (11.56%) XML
9 33 (11.22%) Migration
10 28 (9.52%) Scrum
11 27 (9.18%) SOAP
11 27 (9.18%) Java
12 26 (8.84%) Middleware
13 25 (8.50%) XSD
13 25 (8.50%) TOGAF
14 24 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (8.16%) Data Modelling
15 23 (7.82%) WSDL
16 22 (7.48%) Analytics
17 20 (6.80%) Microsoft
17 20 (6.80%) RUP
18 19 (6.46%) Test Strategy
19 18 (6.12%) Banking
20 17 (5.78%) Technical Architecture
20 17 (5.78%) RAD
21 16 (5.44%) E-Commerce
21 16 (5.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
21 16 (5.44%) SoapUI
22 15 (5.10%) Linux
22 15 (5.10%) Internet

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (5.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (3.74%) CMS
2 11 (3.74%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.70%) CICS
4 5 (1.70%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.36%) JBoss
5 4 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.36%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.68%) Liferay
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.02%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.68%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) BASE24
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.34%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.34%) Taleo
3 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.10%) Internet
2 13 (4.42%) MVNO
3 10 (3.40%) VPN
4 8 (2.72%) 4G
5 7 (2.38%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.36%) Firewall
6 4 (1.36%) HTTP
6 4 (1.36%) LAN
6 4 (1.36%) WAN
7 3 (1.02%) Network Security
7 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.68%) DWDM
8 2 (0.68%) MPLS
8 2 (0.68%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.68%) PSTN
8 2 (0.68%) SAN
8 2 (0.68%) SSL
8 2 (0.68%) VoIP
9 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.40%) Oracle Database
1 10 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.06%) DB2
2 9 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.04%) Big Data
4 6 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.68%) Impala
6 2 (0.68%) OLTP
6 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.34%) DataStage
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (5.44%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.02%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.02%) Subversion
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 76 (25.85%) Telecoms
2 51 (17.35%) Finance
3 18 (6.12%) Banking
4 15 (5.10%) Billing
5 11 (3.74%) Retail
6 7 (2.38%) Marketing
7 5 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.02%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
10 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.05%) Web Services
2 34 (11.56%) XML
3 27 (9.18%) SOAP
4 26 (8.84%) Middleware
5 25 (8.50%) XSD
6 23 (7.82%) WSDL
7 8 (2.72%) .NET
8 7 (2.38%) JMS
8 7 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.36%) REST
9 4 (1.36%) XSL
10 3 (1.02%) EJB
10 3 (1.02%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.02%) J2EE
10 3 (1.02%) JSP
10 3 (1.02%) Servlets
10 3 (1.02%) Struts
11 2 (0.68%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.68%) JSR 168
11 2 (0.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.04%) DTV
4 6 (2.04%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (2.04%) PMI
5 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.36%) Minimum Viable Product
5 4 (1.36%) User Experience
6 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.02%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.34%) BBC
8 1 (0.34%) Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.34%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.34%) Tandem
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.10%) Linux
2 13 (4.42%) Unix
3 8 (2.72%) Windows
4 6 (2.04%) Solaris
4 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.68%) AIX
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (21.09%) SOA
3 37 (12.59%) UML
4 33 (11.22%) Migration
5 28 (9.52%) Scrum
6 25 (8.50%) TOGAF
7 24 (8.16%) Data Modelling
7 24 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (7.48%) Analytics
9 20 (6.80%) RUP
10 19 (6.46%) Test Strategy
11 17 (5.78%) RAD
11 17 (5.78%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (5.44%) E-Commerce
13 14 (4.76%) CRM
13 14 (4.76%) SDLC
14 12 (4.08%) Content Management
14 12 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
15 10 (3.40%) Mobile Transformation
15 10 (3.40%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.18%) Java
2 8 (2.72%) COBOL
3 5 (1.70%) SQL
4 3 (1.02%) Assembly Language
4 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.68%) Python
5 2 (0.68%) Scala
5 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (4.08%) Degree
2 8 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.02%) CISSP
6 2 (0.68%) CCNP
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.68%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.34%) CCDP
7 1 (0.34%) CRISC
7 1 (0.34%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.70%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.34%) SEPA
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.02%) XenServer
3 2 (0.68%) HDFS
3 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.34%) iptables
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.34%) Netcool
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 57 (19.39%) Oracle
2 20 (6.80%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (4.42%) VMware
5 10 (3.40%) IBM
6 9 (3.06%) Adobe
6 9 (3.06%) SAP
7 8 (2.72%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.38%) Remedy
9 6 (2.04%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.70%) ATG
10 5 (1.70%) Cisco
11 4 (1.36%) Citrix
11 4 (1.36%) HP
12 3 (1.02%) Chordiant
12 3 (1.02%) Guidewire
12 3 (1.02%) Huawei
12 3 (1.02%) Tellabs
12 3 (1.02%) Virgin Media
13 2 (0.68%) Hortonworks
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