The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Solutions Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 551 480 552
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +72
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 110 171 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 117 38
Median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £439
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Solutions Designer in the job title.

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Designer within the UK.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Solutions Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer within the UK.

Solutions Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 104 £464 +1.36% 11
South East +4 39 £463 -0.05% 5
London -17 24 £438 -6.66% 1
Berkshire +12 20 £470 -1.05% 3
East of England +26 19 £470 +2.73%
Hampshire -12 19 £463 +2.77% 1
Hook +16 16 £463 +8.82% 1
Norfolk +8 16 £470 +4.44%
Norwich -1 13 £470 +4.44%
Slough +11 9 £470 -1.05% 1
Yorkshire +6 9 £463 +19.35%
North Yorkshire - 8 £463 -
West Midlands -22 5 £438 - 1
York - 5 - -
North West -5 4 £450 -4.00% 2
Scotland -33 4 £438 +2.94%
Reading +9 3 £475 -1.04%
Cheshire -2 3 £450 -4.00%
Wokingham - 3 £410 - 1
Bromley - 3 £575 - 1
Stirling +5 2 - -
Birmingham -10 2 £425 - 1
Glasgow -11 2 £438 -2.77%
Hertfordshire - 2 £388 -
East Midlands - 2 £500 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £500 -
City of London +39 1 £388 -22.50%
Leeds +3 1 - -
West Yorkshire -1 1 - -
North East -43 1 £650 +44.44%

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Solutions Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 96 (31.79%) Telecoms
2 67 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (21.52%) Finance
4 53 (17.55%) SOA
5 52 (17.22%) Oracle
6 44 (14.57%) Web Services
7 36 (11.92%) Java
8 34 (11.26%) XML
9 31 (10.26%) Data Modelling
10 29 (9.60%) SOAP
10 29 (9.60%) UML
11 27 (8.94%) XSD
11 27 (8.94%) WSDL
12 26 (8.61%) Middleware
13 24 (7.95%) Analytics
14 23 (7.62%) TOGAF
15 22 (7.28%) Banking
15 22 (7.28%) Scrum
16 21 (6.95%) RUP
17 20 (6.62%) SoapUI
17 20 (6.62%) Test Strategy
17 20 (6.62%) Migration
18 19 (6.29%) Billing
18 19 (6.29%) Red Hat
19 18 (5.96%) RAD
19 18 (5.96%) CRM
19 18 (5.96%) Technical Architecture
19 18 (5.96%) SDLC
20 17 (5.63%) Linux
21 16 (5.30%) E-Commerce

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (3.64%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (2.65%) CMS
3 8 (2.65%) JBoss
4 7 (2.32%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.32%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.66%) CICS
5 5 (1.66%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.32%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.66%) Liferay
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.99%) MS Office
4 3 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.33%) InDesign
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.66%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) BASE24
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.99%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Taleo
4 1 (0.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.64%) Internet
2 9 (2.98%) 4G
2 9 (2.98%) VPN
3 7 (2.32%) WAN
4 6 (1.99%) LAN
5 5 (1.66%) PSTN
5 5 (1.66%) VoIP
6 4 (1.32%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.32%) HTTP
6 4 (1.32%) SSL
7 3 (0.99%) MVNO
8 2 (0.66%) FTP
8 2 (0.66%) MPLS
8 2 (0.66%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.33%) 2G
9 1 (0.33%) BGP
9 1 (0.33%) LTE
9 1 (0.33%) Network Security
9 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.31%) Relational Database
2 10 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.98%) Big Data
3 9 (2.98%) DB2
3 9 (2.98%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.66%) Impala
6 2 (0.66%) ObjectStore
6 2 (0.66%) OLTP
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.33%) DataStage
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (6.62%) SoapUI
2 5 (1.66%) JUnit
3 4 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.32%) Maven
3 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.99%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.99%) Subversion
5 2 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 96 (31.79%) Telecoms
2 65 (21.52%) Finance
3 22 (7.28%) Banking
4 19 (6.29%) Billing
5 16 (5.30%) Retail
6 10 (3.31%) Marketing
7 3 (0.99%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.66%) Local Government
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.57%) Web Services
2 34 (11.26%) XML
3 29 (9.60%) SOAP
4 27 (8.94%) WSDL
4 27 (8.94%) XSD
5 26 (8.61%) Middleware
6 8 (2.65%) JMS
7 6 (1.99%) .NET
7 6 (1.99%) RESTful
8 5 (1.66%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.32%) EJB
9 4 (1.32%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.32%) J2EE
9 4 (1.32%) REST
9 4 (1.32%) Servlets
9 4 (1.32%) Spring
9 4 (1.32%) XSL
10 3 (0.99%) JSP
10 3 (0.99%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.64%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.32%) Social Network
5 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.99%) Credit Risk
5 3 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (0.99%) PMI
5 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
5 3 (0.99%) User Experience
6 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.66%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.63%) Linux
2 10 (3.31%) Unix
3 7 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (2.32%) Solaris
4 6 (1.99%) Windows
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (17.55%) SOA
3 31 (10.26%) Data Modelling
4 29 (9.60%) UML
5 24 (7.95%) Analytics
6 23 (7.62%) TOGAF
7 22 (7.28%) Scrum
8 21 (6.95%) RUP
9 20 (6.62%) Migration
9 20 (6.62%) Test Strategy
10 18 (5.96%) CRM
10 18 (5.96%) RAD
10 18 (5.96%) SDLC
10 18 (5.96%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (5.30%) E-Commerce
11 16 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (4.64%) Mobile Transformation
13 12 (3.97%) Translating Business Requirements
14 11 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (3.64%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.92%) Java
2 8 (2.65%) COBOL
3 6 (1.99%) SQL
4 5 (1.66%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.99%) Assembly Language
6 2 (0.66%) Python
6 2 (0.66%) Scala
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) C#
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (3.64%) Degree
2 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.32%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.66%) CCNP
4 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.66%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.33%) CCDP
5 1 (0.33%) CRISC
5 1 (0.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.98%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.66%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (0.66%) Netcool
2 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 52 (17.22%) Oracle
2 19 (6.29%) Red Hat
3 13 (4.30%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.97%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.98%) VMware
6 8 (2.65%) Adobe
6 8 (2.65%) Cisco
7 7 (2.32%) SAP
8 5 (1.66%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.66%) Genesys
8 5 (1.66%) HP
8 5 (1.66%) IBM
9 4 (1.32%) ATG
9 4 (1.32%) Huawei
9 4 (1.32%) Splunk
9 4 (1.32%) Tellabs
9 4 (1.32%) Virgin Media
10 3 (0.99%) 3PAR
10 3 (0.99%) Chordiant
10 3 (0.99%) Guidewire
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