The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 97 100 94
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 26 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 0.44% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.47% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £428 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £448 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2511 2332 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.21% 92.65% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1122 1127
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 94 112
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow - 5 £415 -
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 24 (58.54%) Java
2 17 (41.46%) Banking
3 16 (39.02%) UML
4 15 (36.59%) SQL
5 12 (29.27%) Finance
5 12 (29.27%) Data Management
6 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.83%) .NET
6 11 (26.83%) SOA
7 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
8 8 (19.51%) Data Integration
9 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
9 7 (17.07%) UNIX
10 6 (14.63%) Linux
10 6 (14.63%) Spring
11 5 (12.20%) NAS
11 5 (12.20%) SAN
12 4 (9.76%) EMC
12 4 (9.76%) Veritas
12 4 (9.76%) Middleware
12 4 (9.76%) Windows
12 4 (9.76%) Web Services
12 4 (9.76%) Oracle
12 4 (9.76%) CSS
12 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
12 4 (9.76%) IBM
12 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
13 3 (7.32%) Rational Application Developer
13 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (7.32%) Markit EDM

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.88%) GlassFish
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (2.44%) Alfresco
3 1 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) CICS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) NAS
1 5 (12.20%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) LDAP
2 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) SSH
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (7.32%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (41.46%) Banking
2 12 (29.27%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) International Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) Spring
3 4 (9.76%) Middleware
3 4 (9.76%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) CSS
4 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (4.88%) JSP
5 2 (4.88%) HTML
5 2 (4.88%) jQuery
5 2 (4.88%) JRuby
5 2 (4.88%) Java EE 5
5 2 (4.88%) Java EE
6 1 (2.44%) Ajax
6 1 (2.44%) JSF
6 1 (2.44%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
2 8 (19.51%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.88%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Open Source
4 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) UNIX
2 6 (14.63%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Windows
4 3 (7.32%) Solaris
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.44%) AIX
6 1 (2.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) UML
2 12 (29.27%) Data Management
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) SOA
4 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.32%) CRM
5 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.88%) Scrum
6 2 (4.88%) Unified Process
6 2 (4.88%) MVC
6 2 (4.88%) OOD
6 2 (4.88%) OO
6 2 (4.88%) RUP
6 2 (4.88%) Use Case
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) Java
2 15 (36.59%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.88%) Jython
4 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.88%) Groovy
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) SRDF
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Control-M
1 2 (4.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (2.44%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) EMC
1 4 (9.76%) Veritas
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
1 4 (9.76%) IBM
2 3 (7.32%) GoldenSource
2 3 (7.32%) Chordiant
2 3 (7.32%) Symantec
2 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.32%) Genesys
3 2 (4.88%) Informatica
3 2 (4.88%) Twitter
4 1 (2.44%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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