The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Scotland 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 117 109 91
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 14 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.52% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.34% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £417 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £400 £449
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -10.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2485 2325 2485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.80% 94.02% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1130 1144
Average daily rate £363 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +6.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 111
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 15 (68.18%) Java
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 12 (54.55%) UML
3 11 (50.00%) .NET
4 9 (40.91%) Banking
5 8 (36.36%) Data Management
5 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
6 7 (31.82%) Data Integration
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle
8 5 (22.73%) SOA
8 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
9 4 (18.18%) IBM
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) Web Services
9 4 (18.18%) UNIX
9 4 (18.18%) Windows
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 3 (13.64%) HTML
10 3 (13.64%) AIX
10 3 (13.64%) CSS
10 3 (13.64%) DB2
10 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
10 3 (13.64%) EMC
10 3 (13.64%) SAN
10 3 (13.64%) CICS
10 3 (13.64%) zOS
10 3 (13.64%) GoldenSource
10 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.64%) CICS
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (9.09%) CMS
3 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.55%) GlassFish
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Markit EDM
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SAN
1 3 (13.64%) NAS
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) Java EE 5
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (4.55%) JSP
5 1 (4.55%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) Java EE
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.55%) JRuby
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 7 (31.82%) Data Integration
3 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
3 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (13.64%) Replication
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) AIX
2 3 (13.64%) zOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) UML
2 8 (36.36%) Data Management
3 5 (22.73%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
4 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.09%) Unified Process
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Design
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Use Case
5 2 (9.09%) OOD
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) RUP
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.55%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
4 1 (4.55%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) SRDF
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) IBM
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) EMC
3 3 (13.64%) GoldenSource
4 1 (4.55%) Twitter
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