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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 384 373 349
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 25 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 24
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£475 £445 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% -25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £700 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £426
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.11%
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
City of London -5 3 £475 +18.75% 3
Sidcup - - - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco
5 5 (12.20%) Oracle
5 5 (12.20%) .NET
5 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.20%) VMware
6 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
6 4 (9.76%) Retail
6 4 (9.76%) J2EE
6 4 (9.76%) UNIX
6 4 (9.76%) CRM
6 4 (9.76%) Citrix
6 4 (9.76%) SAN
6 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (7.32%) User Experience
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (7.32%) MVC
7 3 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.32%) SQL
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
7 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (7.32%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (4.88%) Android
8 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Lync
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) SAN
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) LDAP
3 1 (2.44%) SSH
3 1 (2.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) J2EE
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.88%) RESTful
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) SOAP
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) HTML5
4 2 (4.88%) Backbone.js
4 2 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.44%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.44%) FIXML
5 1 (2.44%) FpML
5 1 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) User Experience
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) IVR
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) EPoS
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Derivative
4 1 (2.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) UNIX
4 2 (4.88%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.76%) CRM
4 3 (7.32%) MVC
4 3 (7.32%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.88%) Scrum
5 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (4.88%) MVVM
6 1 (2.44%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.44%) Change Control
6 1 (2.44%) BDD
6 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.44%) Analytics
6 1 (2.44%) Android Development
6 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) EMIR
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.88%) XenApp
2 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Informatica
5 2 (4.88%) Motorola
5 2 (4.88%) NetApp
5 2 (4.88%) Eloqua
6 1 (2.44%) hybris
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) Remedy
6 1 (2.44%) Veritas
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) BMC
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Siebel