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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 117 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 16 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £417 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -11.11%
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
2530 2319 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.03% 94.08% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1125 1139
Average daily rate £365 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 75 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Solutions Designer
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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 25 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 16 (69.57%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) Finance
3 12 (52.17%) UML
4 11 (47.83%) .NET
5 10 (43.48%) Banking
6 8 (34.78%) Data Management
6 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
7 7 (30.43%) Oracle
7 7 (30.43%) Data Integration
8 6 (26.09%) SOA
8 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
9 5 (21.74%) IBM
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) UNIX
9 5 (21.74%) Windows
9 5 (21.74%) Linux
10 4 (17.39%) AIX
10 4 (17.39%) Web Services
10 4 (17.39%) DB2
10 4 (17.39%) EMC
10 4 (17.39%) SAN
10 4 (17.39%) CICS
10 4 (17.39%) zOS
10 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
10 4 (17.39%) Replication
10 4 (17.39%) NAS
10 4 (17.39%) SRDF
10 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) CICS
3 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (4.35%) GlassFish
4 1 (4.35%) Alfresco
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (13.04%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
1 4 (17.39%) NAS
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) Middleware
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) Java EE 5
4 2 (8.70%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) JSP
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) JSF
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
5 1 (4.35%) Java EE
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
5 1 (4.35%) jQuery
5 1 (4.35%) JRuby
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
2 7 (30.43%) Data Integration
3 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
3 4 (17.39%) Replication
3 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (8.70%) Device Driver
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) AIX
2 4 (17.39%) zOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) UML
2 8 (34.78%) Data Management
3 6 (26.09%) SOA
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
4 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
4 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) OOD
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Unified Process
5 2 (8.70%) OO
5 2 (8.70%) RUP
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
6 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Jython
5 1 (4.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) SRDF
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Control-M
2 1 (4.35%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) IBM
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) EMC
4 3 (13.04%) GoldenSource
5 1 (4.35%) Twitter
5 1 (4.35%) ForgeRock
5 1 (4.35%) JBoss
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