The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 521 418 442
Rank change year-on-year
-103 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 69 85 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 47 78
Average daily rate £450 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £330 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £604 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Designer
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -26 29 £475 +7.95% 2
South East -32 10 £400 +9.58%
North West -15 6 £430 +43.33% 1
East Midlands -11 4 £388 -43.43%
East of England -31 3 £475 +6.74% 3
West Midlands - 3 £600 -
Yorkshire -21 1 £325 -16.12%
South Coast - 1 £550 -
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Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 41 (26.11%) Finance
2 34 (21.66%) Retail
3 31 (19.75%) Banking
3 31 (19.75%) Oracle
4 27 (17.20%) Data Modelling
5 26 (16.56%) Telecoms
5 26 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (15.92%) SOA
7 20 (12.74%) Java
8 18 (11.46%) .NET
8 18 (11.46%) Windows
9 15 (9.55%) Microsoft
10 14 (8.92%) Internet
10 14 (8.92%) J2EE
10 14 (8.92%) E-Commerce
11 13 (8.28%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.64%) IBM
12 12 (7.64%) WebLogic
12 12 (7.64%) UNIX
13 11 (7.01%) Mainframe
13 11 (7.01%) QA
14 10 (6.37%) Middleware
14 10 (6.37%) Active Directory
14 10 (6.37%) XML
15 9 (5.73%) SAP
15 9 (5.73%) UML
15 9 (5.73%) Retail Banking
15 9 (5.73%) ATG
15 9 (5.73%) Security Cleared

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (7.64%) WebLogic
2 8 (5.10%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.91%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.64%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.64%) CICS
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.64%) JCAPS
Applications
1 8 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.91%) MS Office
2 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) Force.com
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.92%) Internet
2 5 (3.18%) LAN
2 5 (3.18%) WAN
3 3 (1.91%) LDAP
3 3 (1.91%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.91%) LTE
4 2 (1.27%) MVNO
4 2 (1.27%) VPN
4 2 (1.27%) VoIP
4 2 (1.27%) Broadband
4 2 (1.27%) 2G
4 2 (1.27%) Firewall
4 2 (1.27%) SAN
5 1 (0.64%) 3G
5 1 (0.64%) MPLS
5 1 (0.64%) L2TP
5 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.64%) ISDN
5 1 (0.64%) ADSL
5 1 (0.64%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (2.55%) Data Mart
4 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.91%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.91%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.27%) DB2
6 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 41 (26.11%) Finance
2 34 (21.66%) Retail
3 31 (19.75%) Banking
4 26 (16.56%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.73%) Retail Banking
6 8 (5.10%) Billing
7 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.64%) German Language
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.46%) .NET
2 14 (8.92%) J2EE
3 10 (6.37%) Middleware
3 10 (6.37%) XML
4 6 (3.82%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.55%) JMS
5 4 (2.55%) SOAP
5 4 (2.55%) Web Services
6 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.91%) JDBC
6 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.27%) RESTful
7 2 (1.27%) Spring
7 2 (1.27%) JNDI
7 2 (1.27%) JSON
7 2 (1.27%) Java EE
7 2 (1.27%) JSP
7 2 (1.27%) FpML
8 1 (0.64%) FIXML
8 1 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.46%) Online Banking
2 7 (4.46%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (4.46%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Derivative
4 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.18%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.55%) Tandem
6 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.91%) PKI
6 3 (1.91%) Clustering
6 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle Exalytics
7 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.27%) e-Health
7 2 (1.27%) IVR
7 2 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.46%) Windows
2 12 (7.64%) UNIX
3 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.82%) Windows XP
3 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.55%) Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Android
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.64%) zOS
6 1 (0.64%) AIX
6 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.20%) Data Modelling
2 26 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (15.92%) SOA
4 14 (8.92%) E-Commerce
5 12 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (5.73%) UML
6 9 (5.73%) Data Mapping
7 8 (5.10%) Migration
7 8 (5.10%) CRM
8 7 (4.46%) Information Security
8 7 (4.46%) Security Architecture
9 6 (3.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (3.82%) Validation
9 6 (3.82%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.82%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (3.82%) ITIL
9 6 (3.82%) ETL
10 5 (3.18%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.18%) MVC
10 5 (3.18%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.74%) Java
2 6 (3.82%) SQL
3 4 (2.55%) C#
4 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.27%) C
4 2 (1.27%) VB
5 1 (0.64%) ABAP
5 1 (0.64%) C++
5 1 (0.64%) PHP
5 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.64%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) Jython
5 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.82%) Degree
4 3 (1.91%) HND
5 2 (1.27%) CCNP
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.01%) QA
2 5 (3.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.64%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.64%) XenApp
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.64%) Netcool
2 1 (0.64%) OpenView
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 31 (19.75%) Oracle
2 15 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.28%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (7.64%) IBM
5 9 (5.73%) SAP
5 9 (5.73%) ATG
6 7 (4.46%) VMware
7 6 (3.82%) ICL
7 6 (3.82%) Business Objects
7 6 (3.82%) Unisys
8 4 (2.55%) Citrix
8 4 (2.55%) BEA
9 3 (1.91%) HP
9 3 (1.91%) BT
9 3 (1.91%) Cisco
10 2 (1.27%) Huawei
10 2 (1.27%) Infovista
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.64%) Remedy