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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 93 113 102
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 40 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.26% 0.62% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.67% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 3
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£425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.75%
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
2958 2540 2310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.90% 92.23% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1325 1121
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 56 79
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +22.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +13 14 £450 -
Edinburgh +4 11 £425 -
Inverclyde - 10 £420 -
Stirling -6 3 - -
West Lothian -6 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £425 -
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 18 (27.69%) Java
2 17 (26.15%) Finance
3 15 (23.08%) SOA
4 14 (21.54%) Oracle
4 14 (21.54%) Banking
5 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (18.46%) Spring
7 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (13.85%) TOGAF
8 9 (13.85%) Project Management
9 8 (12.31%) Hibernate
9 8 (12.31%) Coaching
9 8 (12.31%) SDLC
10 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
10 7 (10.77%) Middleware
10 7 (10.77%) Web Services
10 7 (10.77%) UNIX
10 7 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
11 6 (9.23%) Eclipse
11 6 (9.23%) SMS
11 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.23%) Linux
11 6 (9.23%) Sybase
11 6 (9.23%) Informatica
11 6 (9.23%) Analytics
11 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
11 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (7.69%) Big Data
12 5 (7.69%) NoSQL

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.08%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.08%) SAS
4 1 (1.54%) FileNet
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.69%) Big Data
4 4 (6.15%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.54%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.54%) Kalido
6 1 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.54%) Hudson
3 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.54%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 14 (21.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) Spring
2 8 (12.31%) Hibernate
3 7 (10.77%) Web Services
3 7 (10.77%) Middleware
4 3 (4.62%) Java EE
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 3 (4.62%) CSS
4 3 (4.62%) JSP
4 3 (4.62%) HTML5
4 3 (4.62%) jQuery
5 2 (3.08%) JRuby
5 2 (3.08%) Java EE 5
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.54%) SOAP
6 1 (1.54%) J2EE
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.08%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) UNIX
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) SOA
2 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.85%) TOGAF
3 9 (13.85%) Project Management
4 8 (12.31%) Coaching
4 8 (12.31%) SDLC
5 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
5 6 (9.23%) Analytics
6 5 (7.69%) ETL
6 5 (7.69%) UML
6 5 (7.69%) OO
6 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.15%) Scrum
7 4 (6.15%) RAD
7 4 (6.15%) OOD
7 4 (6.15%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.15%) Use Case
8 3 (4.62%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) Java
2 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) Jython
4 2 (3.08%) Groovy
5 1 (1.54%) C#
5 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Oracle
2 6 (9.23%) Sybase
2 6 (9.23%) Informatica
3 3 (4.62%) Pega
3 3 (4.62%) IBM
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe
4 1 (1.54%) Teradata