The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 381 359 381
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 28 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 22
Average daily rate £475 £433 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% -13.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £371 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22319 20402 25856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.80% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15512 13818 16636
Average daily rate £425 £445 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 411 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.86 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Solutions Designer
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
City of London -4 12 £475 +5.55%
Bromley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 19 (29.69%) Oracle
1 19 (29.69%) Data Modelling
2 18 (28.13%) Retail
3 16 (25.00%) Finance
4 14 (21.88%) Banking
5 12 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (17.19%) SOA
7 9 (14.06%) J2EE
7 9 (14.06%) WebLogic
7 9 (14.06%) ATG
8 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.94%) Java
9 7 (10.94%) XML
9 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.94%) Security Architecture
10 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
10 6 (9.38%) VMware
10 6 (9.38%) Derivative
10 6 (9.38%) QA
10 6 (9.38%) CRM
10 6 (9.38%) ETL
11 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (7.81%) IBM
11 5 (7.81%) UNIX
11 5 (7.81%) Windows
11 5 (7.81%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (7.81%) Investment Banking

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 9 (14.06%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.56%) SAS
3 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.56%) TeamSite
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) LAN
1 4 (6.25%) WAN
2 3 (4.69%) LDAP
3 2 (3.13%) SAN
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (1.56%) Network Security
4 1 (1.56%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (6.25%) Data Mart
4 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.56%) DB2
General
1 18 (28.13%) Retail
2 16 (25.00%) Finance
3 14 (21.88%) Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Billing
5 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) German Language
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) J2EE
2 7 (10.94%) XML
3 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) FpML
3 2 (3.13%) Spring
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) .NET
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) JMS
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
4 1 (1.56%) J2SE
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) jBPM
4 1 (1.56%) WCF
4 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.56%) BAPI
4 1 (1.56%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Derivative
2 4 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) PKI
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.13%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) DataPower
5 1 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.56%) IVR
5 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) UNIX
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Data Modelling
2 11 (17.19%) SOA
3 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
3 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (10.94%) Security Architecture
4 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (9.38%) CRM
4 6 (9.38%) ETL
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (6.25%) Identity Management
6 4 (6.25%) Validation
6 4 (6.25%) Data Mapping
7 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.69%) SIEM
7 3 (4.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (4.69%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.69%) UML
7 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.69%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) Java
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) VB
3 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) C
4 1 (1.56%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) HND
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) XenApp
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Oracle
2 12 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (14.06%) ATG
4 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.38%) VMware
6 5 (7.81%) IBM
7 4 (6.25%) Business Objects
7 4 (6.25%) BEA
8 3 (4.69%) Citrix
9 2 (3.13%) HP
10 1 (1.56%) LogLogic
10 1 (1.56%) Alteryx
10 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.56%) Informatica
10 1 (1.56%) Zend