The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 65 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 1 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.15% 1.47% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 1.53% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate £513 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
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
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
621 848 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.67% 95.82% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 473 358
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 27 12
Average hourly rate £13.73 £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.16% +38.70%
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 Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer in the job title across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Designer across the Glasgow region.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Data Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Modelling
2 5 (55.56%) ArchiMate
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) BPMN
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) Spring
5 1 (11.11%) Java EE
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) JSP
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Linux

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
1 1 (11.11%) Java EE
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) ArchiMate
2 5 (55.56%) Data Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Modelling
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) BPMN
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle