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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 90 108 95
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 34 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 0.45% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.49% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 12
Average daily rate
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£450 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £409 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.09% -3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2574 2252 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.46% 92.79% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1122 988
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 56 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +8 15 £444 - 1
Edinburgh +14 14 £450 -
West Lothian - 2 £423 -
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 28 (50.91%) Java
2 23 (41.82%) Spring
3 22 (40.00%) SOA
3 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (32.73%) Banking
5 16 (29.09%) Hibernate
5 16 (29.09%) Finance
6 10 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 8 (14.55%) Web Services
7 8 (14.55%) UNIX
7 8 (14.55%) Oracle
7 8 (14.55%) Linux
7 8 (14.55%) UML
8 7 (12.73%) Informatica
8 7 (12.73%) Data Management
9 6 (10.91%) DB2
9 6 (10.91%) CSS
9 6 (10.91%) SQL
9 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.91%) Use Case
9 6 (10.91%) Analytics
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (9.09%) Big Data
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
10 5 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
10 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
1 5 (9.09%) GlassFish
1 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.27%) SAS
2 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) SAN
1 4 (7.27%) NAS
2 2 (3.64%) SSH
2 2 (3.64%) LDAP
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
3 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) DB2
2 5 (9.09%) Big Data
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
2 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
3 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.64%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 18 (32.73%) Banking
2 16 (29.09%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) Spring
2 16 (29.09%) Hibernate
3 8 (14.55%) Web Services
4 6 (10.91%) CSS
5 5 (9.09%) jQuery
5 5 (9.09%) Java EE
5 5 (9.09%) JRuby
5 5 (9.09%) Java EE 5
5 5 (9.09%) JSP
5 5 (9.09%) Oracle ADF
6 4 (7.27%) Middleware
7 3 (5.45%) HTML5
7 3 (5.45%) HTML
8 1 (1.82%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) UNIX
1 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Solaris
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) SOA
1 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 8 (14.55%) UML
4 7 (12.73%) Data Management
5 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (10.91%) Use Case
5 6 (10.91%) Analytics
6 5 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 5 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 5 (9.09%) OO
6 5 (9.09%) OOD
6 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (5.45%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) Web Application Development
7 3 (5.45%) ETL
7 3 (5.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.91%) Java
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 5 (9.09%) Groovy
3 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 5 (9.09%) Jython
4 1 (1.82%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 7 (12.73%) Informatica
3 4 (7.27%) Veritas
3 4 (7.27%) Teradata
4 3 (5.45%) EMC
4 3 (5.45%) IBM
4 3 (5.45%) Sybase
4 3 (5.45%) Symantec
4 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.64%) Genesys
5 2 (3.64%) Chordiant
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