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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 479 479 378
Rank change year-on-year
0 -101
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 111 84 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 99
Average daily rate
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£425 £445 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £533 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +2 36 £425 -2.85% 2
North West +9 21 £397 -6.52%
London -30 20 £450 -2.70% 12
Yorkshire +8 13 £450 +12.50% 1
East of England -6 13 £450 - 4
South West -33 5 £560 +9.32% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £450 +26.76% 1
West Midlands -16 2 £425 - 1
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 43 (24.57%) Finance
2 33 (18.86%) Java
3 32 (18.29%) SOA
3 32 (18.29%) Telecoms
4 26 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (13.71%) Oracle
5 24 (13.71%) Windows
6 20 (11.43%) Retail
7 18 (10.29%) Billing
7 18 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (10.29%) E-Commerce
8 16 (9.14%) VMware
9 15 (8.57%) Banking
9 15 (8.57%) Web Services
9 15 (8.57%) SQL
9 15 (8.57%) Microsoft
10 14 (8.00%) J2EE
10 14 (8.00%) UML
11 13 (7.43%) SAP
11 13 (7.43%) Internet
12 12 (6.86%) .NET
12 12 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (6.29%) XML
13 11 (6.29%) CRM
13 11 (6.29%) Cisco
13 11 (6.29%) Project Management
14 10 (5.71%) Middleware
14 10 (5.71%) Business Intelligence

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (4.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.71%) IIS
2 3 (1.71%) Apache
2 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) CICS
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.57%) JBoss
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.14%) Exstream
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.57%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.43%) Internet
2 8 (4.57%) LAN
3 7 (4.00%) SAN
4 6 (3.43%) WAN
5 5 (2.86%) DNS
5 5 (2.86%) LTE
6 4 (2.29%) 4G
6 4 (2.29%) MVNO
7 3 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.71%) Network Security
7 3 (1.71%) 3G
7 3 (1.71%) Firewall
7 3 (1.71%) SMS
7 3 (1.71%) Broadband
8 2 (1.14%) LDAP
8 2 (1.14%) Intranet
8 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.14%) VoLTE
8 2 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.71%) DB2
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.14%) IDOL
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.57%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 43 (24.57%) Finance
2 32 (18.29%) Telecoms
3 20 (11.43%) Retail
4 18 (10.29%) Billing
5 15 (8.57%) Banking
6 10 (5.71%) Retail Banking
7 9 (5.14%) Marketing
8 6 (3.43%) Legal
9 5 (2.86%) Local Government
10 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
10 4 (2.29%) Electronics
11 3 (1.71%) Publishing
12 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.57%) Web Services
2 14 (8.00%) J2EE
3 12 (6.86%) .NET
4 11 (6.29%) XML
5 10 (5.71%) Middleware
6 5 (2.86%) JNDI
6 5 (2.86%) JDBC
6 5 (2.86%) JSP
6 5 (2.86%) JMS
6 5 (2.86%) HTML
7 4 (2.29%) SOAP
7 4 (2.29%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.29%) ODBC
8 3 (1.71%) WSDL
8 3 (1.71%) jBPM
8 3 (1.71%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.71%) XSD
8 3 (1.71%) XSLT
9 2 (1.14%) WCF
9 2 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.57%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.00%) CMDB
4 6 (3.43%) IVR
4 6 (3.43%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.43%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.29%) User Experience
5 4 (2.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.29%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.29%) DTV
6 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.71%) PKI
7 2 (1.14%) Replication
7 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.71%) Windows
2 10 (5.71%) Linux
3 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.43%) UNIX
5 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.14%) AIX
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Solaris
8 1 (0.57%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.29%) SOA
2 26 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (10.29%) E-Commerce
4 14 (8.00%) UML
5 12 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (6.29%) CRM
6 11 (6.29%) Project Management
7 10 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.14%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.57%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.57%) Data Governance
10 7 (4.00%) Service Management
10 7 (4.00%) Process Management
10 7 (4.00%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.43%) Use Case
11 6 (3.43%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (3.43%) ITIL
12 5 (2.86%) ITSM
12 5 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.86%) Java
2 15 (8.57%) SQL
3 4 (2.29%) C#
4 3 (1.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.71%) PHP
4 3 (1.71%) Python
5 2 (1.14%) Apex Code
5 2 (1.14%) SOQL
5 2 (1.14%) C
6 1 (0.57%) VBScript
6 1 (0.57%) VB
6 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.86%) Degree
1 5 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.57%) CISM
4 1 (0.57%) ISEB
4 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.71%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.57%) XenApp
3 7 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (0.57%) SCCM
1 1 (0.57%) SCOM
1 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (13.71%) Oracle
2 16 (9.14%) VMware
3 15 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.43%) SAP
5 11 (6.29%) Cisco
6 10 (5.71%) HP
6 10 (5.71%) Citrix
7 9 (5.14%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (4.57%) ICL
8 8 (4.57%) Unisys
9 7 (4.00%) Remedy
10 6 (3.43%) IBM
10 6 (3.43%) BMC
11 5 (2.86%) NetApp
11 5 (2.86%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.29%) AppSense
13 3 (1.71%) Unica
13 3 (1.71%) Zend
13 3 (1.71%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.71%) Informatica
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