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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 108 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 21 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.36% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.38% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£425 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £440
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.77%
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
2533 2346 2481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.24% 93.88% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1144 1131
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 82 110
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 £400 - 1
Solutions Designer
UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 21 (84.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 16 (64.00%) UML
3 14 (56.00%) Finance
4 11 (44.00%) .NET
5 9 (36.00%) SOA
5 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (36.00%) Banking
5 9 (36.00%) Data Management
6 8 (32.00%) Data Integration
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle
8 6 (24.00%) UNIX
9 5 (20.00%) Web Services
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) Middleware
9 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
10 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
10 4 (16.00%) Spring
10 4 (16.00%) Windows
10 4 (16.00%) CSS
10 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
11 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
11 3 (12.00%) DB2
11 3 (12.00%) WebLogic
11 3 (12.00%) AIX
11 3 (12.00%) OO
11 3 (12.00%) IBM
11 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 10g

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (12.00%) CICS
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (8.00%) GlassFish
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) Alfresco
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Markit EDM
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) SAN
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
1 3 (12.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) DB2
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (20.00%) Middleware
3 4 (16.00%) Spring
3 4 (16.00%) CSS
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (12.00%) Java EE 5
5 2 (8.00%) JRuby
5 2 (8.00%) jQuery
5 2 (8.00%) Java EE
5 2 (8.00%) JSP
5 2 (8.00%) HTML
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE
6 1 (4.00%) SOAP
6 1 (4.00%) JSF
6 1 (4.00%) Ajax
6 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
6 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (32.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 3 (12.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 3 (12.00%) AIX
4 3 (12.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) UML
2 9 (36.00%) SOA
2 9 (36.00%) Data Management
3 3 (12.00%) OO
3 3 (12.00%) Network Design
3 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (12.00%) OOD
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Use Case
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Unified Process
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) RUP
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Groovy
5 2 (8.00%) Jython
6 1 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Control-M
2 1 (4.00%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) EMC
2 3 (12.00%) GoldenSource
3 2 (8.00%) Twitter
3 2 (8.00%) Genesys
3 2 (8.00%) Chordiant
4 1 (4.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) ForgeRock
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