The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 466 483 485
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 157 110 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 64 50
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £400 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £405
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +68 144 £475 +5.55% 7
South East +46 59 £475 +5.55% 2
Hampshire +46 35 £475 +58.33% 1
London +8 34 £473 -0.52% 3
East of England +20 28 £475 +11.76%
Norfolk +2 23 £475 +8.57%
Berkshire +12 20 £463 +2.77% 1
Norwich +4 15 £475 +11.76%
Scotland -20 11 £431 -1.42% 2
Glasgow +4 8 - - 1
Slough +2 7 £450 -
North West -9 7 £500 +16.48% 1
South West 0 6 £475 -12.24%
West Midlands -14 6 £375 -
Hook - 6 £421 - 1
Reading - 5 £450 -
East Anglia - 5 £470 -
City of London +49 4 £433 -
East Midlands -2 4 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 4 - -
Solihull -8 4 - -
Nottingham -10 4 - -
Dorset - 4 £475 -
Merseyside +5 3 £500 -
Liverpool -2 3 £500 -
Edinburgh -15 3 £431 -4.16% 1
Yorkshire -18 3 £410 -8.88%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £475 -
Ipswich - 3 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £475 -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 87 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (21.70%) Oracle
3 67 (21.07%) SOA
4 59 (18.55%) Finance
5 47 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (14.47%) Telecoms
7 43 (13.52%) UML
8 40 (12.58%) Web Services
9 38 (11.95%) Scrum
10 37 (11.64%) Migration
11 30 (9.43%) Data Modelling
12 26 (8.18%) Microsoft
13 25 (7.86%) Analytics
14 24 (7.55%) TOGAF
15 23 (7.23%) Banking
15 23 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (6.29%) Java
16 20 (6.29%) Enterprise Architecture
16 20 (6.29%) Oracle Database
17 18 (5.66%) MVNO
17 18 (5.66%) Security Cleared
17 18 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
17 18 (5.66%) Middleware
18 17 (5.35%) Windows
18 17 (5.35%) ETL
19 16 (5.03%) Linux
20 15 (4.72%) CRM
20 15 (4.72%) SharePoint
20 15 (4.72%) VMware
21 14 (4.40%) Billing

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (2.52%) CMS
4 7 (2.20%) SAS
5 6 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (1.57%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.26%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.94%) CICS
8 3 (0.94%) JBoss
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.31%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.31%) Node.js
10 1 (0.31%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 10 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.57%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.94%) Oracle AML
4 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) Maximo
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.31%) iPaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.66%) MVNO
2 7 (2.20%) Firewall
3 6 (1.89%) SAN
4 4 (1.26%) Intranet
4 4 (1.26%) LAN
4 4 (1.26%) VPN
4 4 (1.26%) WAN
5 3 (0.94%) 3G
5 3 (0.94%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.94%) Internet
5 3 (0.94%) MPLS
5 3 (0.94%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.94%) Network Security
5 3 (0.94%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (0.63%) 2G
6 2 (0.63%) LTE
6 2 (0.63%) Node B
6 2 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.63%) RNC
6 2 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.29%) Oracle Database
2 14 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.57%) DB2
5 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.63%) Big Data
8 2 (0.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (0.63%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.31%) OLAP
9 1 (0.31%) OLTP
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.26%) SoapUI
2 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 59 (18.55%) Finance
2 46 (14.47%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.23%) Banking
4 14 (4.40%) Billing
5 11 (3.46%) Retail
6 10 (3.14%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.94%) Marketing
8 3 (0.94%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (12.58%) Web Services
2 18 (5.66%) Middleware
3 11 (3.46%) SOAP
4 10 (3.14%) .NET
4 10 (3.14%) XML
5 7 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (1.89%) XSD
7 4 (1.26%) REST
7 4 (1.26%) WSDL
8 3 (0.94%) JSP
9 2 (0.63%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.63%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.63%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.63%) JMX
10 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Camel
10 1 (0.31%) Drools
10 1 (0.31%) JPA
10 1 (0.31%) Sass
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (3.77%) Data Centre
1 12 (3.77%) Mainframe
2 6 (1.89%) DTV
2 6 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (1.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (0.94%) PMI
5 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.63%) User Experience
5 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.31%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.31%) BBC
6 1 (0.31%) DataPower
6 1 (0.31%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.31%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.31%) iSeries
6 1 (0.31%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.31%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.35%) Windows
2 16 (5.03%) Linux
3 11 (3.46%) Unix
4 9 (2.83%) Solaris
5 7 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.26%) AIX
8 3 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (21.07%) SOA
3 47 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (13.52%) UML
5 38 (11.95%) Scrum
6 37 (11.64%) Migration
7 30 (9.43%) Data Modelling
8 25 (7.86%) Analytics
9 24 (7.55%) TOGAF
10 23 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (6.29%) Enterprise Architecture
12 18 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
13 17 (5.35%) ETL
14 15 (4.72%) CRM
15 14 (4.40%) E-Commerce
16 13 (4.09%) Data Architecture
17 11 (3.46%) Requirements Management
18 10 (3.14%) ArchiMate
18 10 (3.14%) Logical Data Model
19 9 (2.83%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.29%) Java
2 4 (1.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.94%) SQL
4 2 (0.63%) COBOL
4 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.31%) ABAP
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.46%) Degree
4 3 (0.94%) CISSP
4 3 (0.94%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.63%) CCNP
5 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) CCDP
6 1 (0.31%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.31%) QA
1 1 (0.31%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (2.20%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.26%) XenServer
3 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.94%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.31%) iptables
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) Netcool
1 2 (0.63%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.31%) OpenView
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.31%) SCCM
2 1 (0.31%) SCOM
2 1 (0.31%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 69 (21.70%) Oracle
2 26 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.72%) VMware
4 14 (4.40%) IBM
5 12 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.14%) SAP
7 9 (2.83%) Remedy
8 7 (2.20%) Citrix
8 7 (2.20%) HP
9 6 (1.89%) Adobe
10 5 (1.57%) Cisco
10 5 (1.57%) Juniper
11 4 (1.26%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.26%) Intel
11 4 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.94%) Actimize
12 3 (0.94%) Cognos
12 3 (0.94%) Elastic Path
12 3 (0.94%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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