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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 375 386 352
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 25 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 14
Average daily rate
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£500 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £369 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £443 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%
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
20761 21642 20058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 92.73% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14259 15170 13543
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 £270 £275
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 377 387 418
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.84 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +10 10 £469 +7.14%
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 13 (26.53%) Oracle
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Windows
3 10 (20.41%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) .NET
4 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (16.33%) VMware
5 7 (14.29%) Clustering
5 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (14.29%) J2EE
5 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 7 (14.29%) ETL
5 7 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.24%) SOA
6 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
6 6 (12.24%) Java
6 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
7 5 (10.20%) Retail
7 5 (10.20%) Document Management
7 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (10.20%) Informatica
7 5 (10.20%) Project Management
7 5 (10.20%) Analytics
8 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
8 4 (8.16%) Lync

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4 (8.16%) Lync
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) SPSS
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.16%) SAP BI
3 4 (8.16%) DB2
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.08%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (4.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.04%) Big Data
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Toad
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
4 4 (8.16%) Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.04%) Back Office
6 1 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (2.04%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) J2EE
3 4 (8.16%) XML
4 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.12%) HTML
4 3 (6.12%) HTML5
5 2 (4.08%) RESTful
5 2 (4.08%) Backbone.js
5 2 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 2 (4.08%) JMS
6 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) FIXML
6 1 (2.04%) FpML
6 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.04%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.04%) PhoneGap
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Derivative
5 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.04%) EPoS
5 1 (2.04%) BYOD
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) UNIX
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.08%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 7 (14.29%) ETL
2 7 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (12.24%) SOA
4 5 (10.20%) Document Management
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) Analytics
5 4 (8.16%) RUP
5 4 (8.16%) RAD
5 4 (8.16%) ITIL
5 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.16%) Supplier Management
5 4 (8.16%) Logistics
5 4 (8.16%) Data Architecture
5 4 (8.16%) Validation
6 3 (6.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) Java
3 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Oracle
2 8 (16.33%) VMware
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.20%) Informatica
5 4 (8.16%) SAP
5 4 (8.16%) Netezza
5 4 (8.16%) Teradata
6 2 (4.08%) Remedy
6 2 (4.08%) Cognos
7 1 (2.04%) OpenText
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) IBM