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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 503 457 476
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 75 106 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 60
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £313 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £432 £388 £444
% change year-on-year
+11.48% -12.67%
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
47067 45362 49291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.11% 92.86% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29105 27599 28304
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1980 2447
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +16 28 £413 -8.33% 2
London -35 16 £418 -12.10% 2
North West -10 10 £375 +23.96%
Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
East of England -21 5 £450 -
South West -32 5 £511 +13.10% 2
East Midlands +1 3 £471 +30.90%
Solutions Designer
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Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 38 (26.57%) Finance
2 31 (21.68%) Telecoms
3 30 (20.98%) Java
4 29 (20.28%) Oracle
5 28 (19.58%) SOA
6 23 (16.08%) Retail
7 18 (12.59%) Data Modelling
8 17 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (11.19%) Banking
10 15 (10.49%) J2EE
10 15 (10.49%) Windows
11 14 (9.79%) Web Services
11 14 (9.79%) SQL
11 14 (9.79%) VMware
11 14 (9.79%) Billing
12 13 (9.09%) SAP
13 12 (8.39%) .NET
13 12 (8.39%) Internet
13 12 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (7.69%) Retail Banking
14 11 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (7.69%) UML
15 10 (6.99%) CRM
15 10 (6.99%) E-Commerce
15 10 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (6.99%) Marketing
16 9 (6.29%) Citrix
16 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
16 9 (6.29%) XML
17 8 (5.59%) Linux

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (2.80%) Apache
1 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.10%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.10%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.40%) CICS
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Force.com
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) Internet
2 7 (4.90%) LAN
3 5 (3.50%) WAN
4 4 (2.80%) Network Security
4 4 (2.80%) SAN
5 3 (2.10%) Firewall
5 3 (2.10%) LTE
5 3 (2.10%) DNS
5 3 (2.10%) SMS
6 2 (1.40%) 4G
6 2 (1.40%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.70%) NFC
7 1 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.70%) VoIP
7 1 (0.70%) LDAP
7 1 (0.70%) Broadband
7 1 (0.70%) 3G
7 1 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.10%) DB2
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.70%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 38 (26.57%) Finance
2 31 (21.68%) Telecoms
3 23 (16.08%) Retail
4 16 (11.19%) Banking
5 14 (9.79%) Billing
6 11 (7.69%) Retail Banking
7 10 (6.99%) Marketing
8 5 (3.50%) Legal
9 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.80%) Electronics
10 3 (2.10%) Local Government
11 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.49%) J2EE
2 14 (9.79%) Web Services
3 12 (8.39%) .NET
4 9 (6.29%) XML
5 8 (5.59%) Middleware
6 7 (4.90%) JMS
7 6 (4.20%) JDBC
7 6 (4.20%) JSP
7 6 (4.20%) JNDI
8 5 (3.50%) SOAP
8 5 (3.50%) HTML
9 4 (2.80%) jBPM
9 4 (2.80%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (2.10%) ODBC
10 3 (2.10%) RESTful
10 3 (2.10%) REST
11 2 (1.40%) Visualforce
11 2 (1.40%) WCF
11 2 (1.40%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.40%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.90%) Online Banking
1 7 (4.90%) Mobile Banking
2 6 (4.20%) IVR
3 5 (3.50%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.80%) DTV
4 4 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.80%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.10%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.10%) CMDB
5 3 (2.10%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.40%) Clustering
6 2 (1.40%) Replication
6 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.70%) iSeries
7 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.70%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.49%) Windows
2 8 (5.59%) Linux
3 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.10%) UNIX
5 2 (1.40%) Android
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.58%) SOA
2 18 (12.59%) Data Modelling
3 17 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.69%) UML
5 10 (6.99%) CRM
5 10 (6.99%) E-Commerce
5 10 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (5.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.20%) Use Case
8 6 (4.20%) Project Management
8 6 (4.20%) ITIL
8 6 (4.20%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.50%) Process Management
10 4 (2.80%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.80%) Data Security
10 4 (2.80%) Programme Management
10 4 (2.80%) ERP
10 4 (2.80%) Service Management
10 4 (2.80%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.98%) Java
2 14 (9.79%) SQL
3 4 (2.80%) C#
3 4 (2.80%) Python
3 4 (2.80%) PHP
4 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.40%) C
5 2 (1.40%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.70%) VBScript
6 1 (0.70%) VB
6 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.80%) Degree
2 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.70%) CISM
3 1 (0.70%) ISEB
3 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.90%) XenApp
2 7 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 29 (20.28%) Oracle
2 14 (9.79%) VMware
3 13 (9.09%) SAP
4 11 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (6.29%) Citrix
6 8 (5.59%) Unisys
6 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.59%) ICL
7 7 (4.90%) HP
8 6 (4.20%) Cisco
9 5 (3.50%) NetApp
9 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.80%) Remedy
10 4 (2.80%) ATG
10 4 (2.80%) IBM
10 4 (2.80%) Zend
11 3 (2.10%) AppSense
11 3 (2.10%) Trillium
11 3 (2.10%) BMC
12 2 (1.40%) CheckPoint
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