The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 366 381 334
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 40 25 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.11% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 40
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£463 £418 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.77% -7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £627
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21700 21898 22436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.19% 92.85% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15234 15017 15286
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 401 462
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in London

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
City of London -2 9 £500 +19.40%
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 15 (23.44%) Oracle
1 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.75%) Java
3 10 (15.63%) SQL
3 10 (15.63%) Windows
3 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 10 (15.63%) SOA
4 9 (14.06%) Middleware
4 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (14.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (12.50%) MS Office
5 8 (12.50%) Banking
5 8 (12.50%) VMware
5 8 (12.50%) Grid Computing
5 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (10.94%) R
6 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
7 6 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
7 6 (9.38%) Linux
7 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.81%) .NET
8 5 (7.81%) J2EE
8 5 (7.81%) Finance
8 5 (7.81%) Clustering
8 5 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (6.25%) Lync
9 4 (6.25%) SDLC
9 4 (6.25%) Analytics

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 9 (14.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.25%) Lync
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.69%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) GGSN
2 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.56%) MVNO
2 1 (1.56%) Skype
2 1 (1.56%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.13%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (3.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (3.13%) Cognos Transformer
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 8 (12.50%) Banking
2 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.81%) Finance
4 4 (6.25%) Back Office
5 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.13%) Billing
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Middleware
2 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) J2EE
3 3 (4.69%) XML
4 2 (3.13%) JMS
4 2 (3.13%) SAML
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.56%) HTML5
5 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Grid Computing
2 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.81%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) IVR
4 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.56%) Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Solaris
4 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.63%) SOA
3 6 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.25%) Analytics
5 4 (6.25%) SDLC
5 4 (6.25%) ETL
5 4 (6.25%) UML
5 4 (6.25%) OO
5 4 (6.25%) RAD
5 4 (6.25%) RUP
5 4 (6.25%) ITIL
5 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.69%) Workflow
6 3 (4.69%) Document Management
6 3 (4.69%) Migration
6 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) Java
2 10 (15.63%) SQL
3 7 (10.94%) R
4 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) MCSE
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
1 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Oracle
2 8 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.25%) Pega
4 4 (6.25%) IBM
5 3 (4.69%) Cisco
5 3 (4.69%) webMethods
6 2 (3.13%) Remedy
6 2 (3.13%) Adobe
6 2 (3.13%) Splunk
6 2 (3.13%) Sonus
6 2 (3.13%) Cognos
6 2 (3.13%) Avaya
6 2 (3.13%) Informatica
6 2 (3.13%) Veritas
6 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.13%) KANA
7 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.56%) Chordiant
7 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow