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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 503 448 469
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 97 127 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 63 62
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £326 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £595 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £444
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.85%
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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 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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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 -53 75 £425 -2.85% 7
South East +6 25 £388 -13.88% 3
Berkshire +24 22 £381 -15.27% 3
Scotland -9 22 £425 - 2
London -58 16 £418 -12.10% 1
North West -8 13 £420 +38.67% 2
Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
Cheshire -1 6 £439 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
East of England -20 5 £450 -
Glasgow - 5 £400 - 1
East Midlands 0 4 £471 +30.90%
South West -31 4 £500 +10.61%
Reading +10 2 £400 - 1
Knutsford +9 2 £439 -
Nottingham +15 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +12 1 - -
Newbury +3 1 £400 -
Manchester -7 1 - -
Hertfordshire -15 1 - -
City of London -16 1 £500 +5.26% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £493 -
West Sussex - 1 £155 -
Northampton - 1 £493 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £155 -
Altrincham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 51 (30.54%) Java
2 50 (29.94%) Finance
3 38 (22.75%) SOA
4 36 (21.56%) Oracle
5 30 (17.96%) SQL
5 30 (17.96%) Telecoms
6 27 (16.17%) UML
7 24 (14.37%) Banking
7 24 (14.37%) Retail
8 23 (13.77%) .NET
9 20 (11.98%) Data Modelling
10 19 (11.38%) Windows
10 19 (11.38%) Web Services
11 16 (9.58%) J2EE
11 16 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (8.98%) VMware
13 14 (8.38%) CRM
14 13 (7.78%) Linux
14 13 (7.78%) Middleware
14 13 (7.78%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (7.78%) Billing
14 13 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (7.19%) Data Integration
15 12 (7.19%) Management Information System
15 12 (7.19%) SAP
16 11 (6.59%) Microsoft
16 11 (6.59%) Internet
17 10 (5.99%) Citrix
17 10 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (5.99%) Active Directory

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 8 (4.79%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.59%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.99%) CICS
4 4 (2.40%) Apache
4 4 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.20%) CMS
6 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.60%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.40%) MS Office
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.80%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Force.com
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) Internet
2 8 (4.79%) LAN
2 8 (4.79%) SAN
3 7 (4.19%) Firewall
4 5 (2.99%) WAN
5 4 (2.40%) Network Security
6 3 (1.80%) LTE
6 3 (1.80%) NAS
6 3 (1.80%) DNS
6 3 (1.80%) SMS
7 2 (1.20%) 4G
7 2 (1.20%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.60%) NFC
8 1 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.60%) VoIP
8 1 (0.60%) LDAP
8 1 (0.60%) Broadband
8 1 (0.60%) 3G
8 1 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.39%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.39%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.59%) DB2
3 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.20%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.80%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
General
1 50 (29.94%) Finance
2 30 (17.96%) Telecoms
3 24 (14.37%) Banking
3 24 (14.37%) Retail
4 13 (7.78%) Billing
5 10 (5.99%) Retail Banking
5 10 (5.99%) Marketing
6 5 (2.99%) Legal
7 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.40%) Electronics
8 3 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.80%) Local Government
9 2 (1.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.77%) .NET
2 19 (11.38%) Web Services
3 16 (9.58%) J2EE
4 13 (7.78%) Middleware
5 9 (5.39%) XML
6 8 (4.79%) JSP
7 7 (4.19%) JMS
7 7 (4.19%) HTML
8 6 (3.59%) SOAP
8 6 (3.59%) JDBC
8 6 (3.59%) JNDI
9 5 (2.99%) Spring
9 5 (2.99%) CSS
10 4 (2.40%) jBPM
10 4 (2.40%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (2.40%) REST
11 3 (1.80%) Java EE 5
11 3 (1.80%) RESTful
11 3 (1.80%) Java EE
11 3 (1.80%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.19%) Management Information System
1 12 (7.19%) Data Integration
2 6 (3.59%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (3.59%) Mobile Banking
2 6 (3.59%) Mainframe
2 6 (3.59%) Replication
2 6 (3.59%) Online Banking
3 5 (2.99%) IVR
3 5 (2.99%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.40%) DTV
5 3 (1.80%) CMDB
6 2 (1.20%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.20%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.60%) iSeries
7 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.38%) Windows
2 13 (7.78%) Linux
3 9 (5.39%) UNIX
4 4 (2.40%) AIX
4 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.80%) zOS
6 2 (1.20%) Android
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.75%) SOA
2 27 (16.17%) UML
3 20 (11.98%) Data Modelling
4 16 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (8.38%) CRM
6 10 (5.99%) E-Commerce
6 10 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.99%) Data Management
6 10 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.39%) Use Case
7 9 (5.39%) Waterfall
8 6 (3.59%) ITIL
8 6 (3.59%) Scrum
8 6 (3.59%) Project Management
9 5 (2.99%) Process Management
9 5 (2.99%) ERP
9 5 (2.99%) ETL
10 4 (2.40%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) Java
2 30 (17.96%) SQL
3 7 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.99%) C#
5 4 (2.40%) Python
5 4 (2.40%) PHP
6 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.20%) Jython
7 2 (1.20%) Groovy
7 2 (1.20%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.20%) C
8 1 (0.60%) C++
8 1 (0.60%) VBScript
8 1 (0.60%) VB
8 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.60%) CISM
3 1 (0.60%) ISEB
3 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) QA
1 5 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.99%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.79%) XenApp
4 4 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.80%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.80%) SRDF
6 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Control-M
2 1 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.60%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 36 (21.56%) Oracle
2 15 (8.98%) VMware
3 13 (7.78%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (7.19%) SAP
5 11 (6.59%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.99%) Citrix
7 8 (4.79%) HP
8 7 (4.19%) Unisys
8 7 (4.19%) Cisco
8 7 (4.19%) IBM
8 7 (4.19%) ICL
9 6 (3.59%) ATG
9 6 (3.59%) NetApp
10 5 (2.99%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.40%) Remedy
11 4 (2.40%) Zend
12 3 (1.80%) GoldenSource
12 3 (1.80%) AppSense
12 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.80%) Trillium
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