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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 54 57 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.60% 0.66% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.70% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £419 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -1.47%
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
715 572 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.59% 95.02% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 267 411
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.87 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -48.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.22 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £125.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (94.12%) SOA
2 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (94.12%) Spring
3 11 (64.71%) Finance
4 10 (58.82%) Hibernate
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) UNIX
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) OOD
6 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) JSP
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) MySQL
6 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Jython
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle ADF
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
1 3 (17.65%) GlassFish
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (17.65%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) Spring
2 10 (58.82%) Hibernate
3 3 (17.65%) Java EE
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) JSP
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (17.65%) jQuery
3 3 (17.65%) JRuby
3 3 (17.65%) Java EE 5
4 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) SOA
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Scrum
2 3 (17.65%) UML
2 3 (17.65%) OO
2 3 (17.65%) OOD
2 3 (17.65%) Use Case
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Jython
2 3 (17.65%) Groovy
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter