The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Solutions Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 149 152 128
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.11% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Median daily rate £420 £463 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.18% +12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £453 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £473 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3685 3585 2965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.49% 94.67% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2236 2032 1591
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 215 204
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Solutions Designer in the job title.

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Solutions Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer across the North West region.

Solutions Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +6 2 £195 -56.66%
Merseyside -4 1 £490 +3.15%
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Solutions Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) J2EE
3 4 (25.00%) XML
3 4 (25.00%) XSD
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) Solaris
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (18.75%) Subversion
4 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) CMMI
4 3 (18.75%) WSDL
4 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
4 3 (18.75%) PMI
4 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
4 3 (18.75%) CICS
4 3 (18.75%) Assembly Language
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (18.75%) CICS
2 3 (18.75%) JBoss
2 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) ClearCase
1 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) J2EE
1 4 (25.00%) XML
1 4 (25.00%) XSD
2 3 (18.75%) EJB
2 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
2 3 (18.75%) JMS
2 3 (18.75%) JSP
2 3 (18.75%) Servlets
2 3 (18.75%) Struts
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) WSDL
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) PMI
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Solaris
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) SDLC
2 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) CMMI
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) RUP
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Assembly Language
2 3 (18.75%) COBOL
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Sun Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Chordiant
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Sun