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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 380 338 393
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 19 80 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.33% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.36% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 39 10
Average daily rate
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£418 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £333 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £628 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -11.11%
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
21794 22443 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.51% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14907 15270 15909
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
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 403 466 649
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -18 2 £469 +4.16%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 12 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 12 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (20.83%) SOA
3 10 (20.83%) CRM
4 9 (18.75%) Java
5 8 (16.67%) Retail
6 7 (14.58%) Linux
7 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 6 (12.50%) ATG
8 5 (10.42%) VMware
8 5 (10.42%) Billing
8 5 (10.42%) Banking
8 5 (10.42%) Marketing
8 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (10.42%) Finance
8 5 (10.42%) Process Management
8 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
8 5 (10.42%) SAN
8 5 (10.42%) Windows
9 4 (8.33%) Apache
9 4 (8.33%) PHP
9 4 (8.33%) SQL
9 4 (8.33%) J2EE
9 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
9 4 (8.33%) Python
9 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 4 (8.33%) Network Security
9 4 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (8.33%) jBPM

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (8.33%) Apache
1 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) Network Security
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.08%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (16.67%) Retail
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Billing
3 5 (10.42%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) J2EE
1 4 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (8.33%) jBPM
2 3 (6.25%) HTML
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) XML
3 2 (4.17%) XSD
3 2 (4.17%) XSLT
3 2 (4.17%) WSDL
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) N-Tier
1 3 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Data Integration
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) iSeries
3 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.08%) AS400
3 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 10 (20.83%) SOA
2 10 (20.83%) CRM
3 5 (10.42%) Process Management
4 4 (8.33%) Use Case
5 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.17%) UML
6 2 (4.17%) BPMN
6 2 (4.17%) Product Management
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.17%) Information Security
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.08%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.08%) Scrum
7 1 (2.08%) Unified Process
7 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Java
2 4 (8.33%) PHP
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (4.17%) Apex Code
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) CISSP
1 1 (2.08%) CISM
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.17%) XenApp
3 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 12 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (12.50%) ATG
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 4 (8.33%) Zend
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (4.17%) Sun
6 2 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix
6 2 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Pega