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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 469 462 423
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 127 120 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 64 83
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £635 £621
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £426
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.11%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -28 110 £450 +5.88% 8
South East -14 31 £450 +8.89% 1
Berkshire +7 25 £450 +12.28%
London -11 25 £475 +6.74% 4
Slough +8 18 £450 +38.46%
Yorkshire +5 18 £450 +12.50%
Scotland +5 17 £425 -2.85% 2
West Yorkshire +2 16 £450 +12.50%
Leeds +6 15 £450 +12.50%
North West -7 15 £420 +0.17% 1
East of England -6 14 £475 - 1
Norfolk - 13 £475 - 1
Cheshire +15 12 £420 -11.68% 1
Edinburgh -8 9 £438 -2.77%
Knutsford +10 6 £425 -
West Midlands -11 5 £425 -
Norwich - 5 £450 - 1
South West -21 4 £563 - 1
City of London -5 3 £475 +18.75% 3
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Hampshire -19 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Windsor - 2 - -
West Lothian +10 1 - - 1
Surrey -5 1 - -
Bristol -13 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 74 (31.36%) Finance
2 62 (26.27%) Java
3 54 (22.88%) SOA
4 51 (21.61%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (15.68%) Telecoms
6 31 (13.14%) Banking
7 30 (12.71%) Windows
7 30 (12.71%) UML
7 30 (12.71%) Oracle
7 30 (12.71%) SQL
8 25 (10.59%) .NET
8 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (8.47%) Web Services
10 19 (8.05%) Retail
11 18 (7.63%) Microsoft
12 17 (7.20%) UNIX
12 17 (7.20%) Billing
13 16 (6.78%) WebSphere
13 16 (6.78%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.36%) IBM
15 14 (5.93%) Data Modelling
15 14 (5.93%) Linux
15 14 (5.93%) SQL Server
15 14 (5.93%) Data Management
15 14 (5.93%) VMware
15 14 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (5.51%) Spring
16 13 (5.51%) J2EE
16 13 (5.51%) SAP
16 13 (5.51%) Cisco

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.12%) IIS
3 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.85%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.85%) CICS
5 2 (0.85%) JBoss
5 2 (0.85%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
6 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.42%) Lync
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.12%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.27%) Exstream
3 3 (1.27%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.42%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.51%) Internet
2 10 (4.24%) LAN
2 10 (4.24%) WAN
2 10 (4.24%) SAN
3 7 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (2.97%) NAS
4 6 (2.54%) DNS
5 5 (2.12%) Broadband
5 5 (2.12%) 4G
5 5 (2.12%) MVNO
6 4 (1.69%) LDAP
6 4 (1.69%) Firewall
7 3 (1.27%) SSH
7 3 (1.27%) SMS
7 3 (1.27%) VoIP
7 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.27%) 3G
7 3 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.27%) LTE
8 2 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.97%) DB2
2 7 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.85%) IDOL
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 74 (31.36%) Finance
2 37 (15.68%) Telecoms
3 31 (13.14%) Banking
4 19 (8.05%) Retail
5 17 (7.20%) Billing
6 10 (4.24%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.54%) Marketing
7 6 (2.54%) Local Government
8 5 (2.12%) Legal
9 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.69%) Publishing
9 4 (1.69%) Electronics
10 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.85%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.59%) .NET
2 20 (8.47%) Web Services
3 13 (5.51%) Spring
3 13 (5.51%) J2EE
3 13 (5.51%) Middleware
4 11 (4.66%) XML
5 7 (2.97%) Hibernate
5 7 (2.97%) HTML
5 7 (2.97%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.12%) CSS
6 5 (2.12%) JSP
7 4 (1.69%) XSLT
8 3 (1.27%) JNDI
8 3 (1.27%) ODBC
8 3 (1.27%) XSD
8 3 (1.27%) SOAP
8 3 (1.27%) JDBC
8 3 (1.27%) JMS
8 3 (1.27%) RESTful
8 3 (1.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.81%) Mainframe
3 9 (3.81%) Data Integration
4 8 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.39%) CMDB
5 7 (2.97%) Online Banking
5 7 (2.97%) IVR
5 7 (2.97%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (2.97%) User Experience
6 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (1.69%) DTV
7 3 (1.27%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.85%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.42%) IPTV
9 1 (0.42%) Derivative
9 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.71%) Windows
2 17 (7.20%) UNIX
3 14 (5.93%) Linux
4 6 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.12%) AIX
5 5 (2.12%) Solaris
6 4 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.27%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.27%) Android
8 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.42%) zOS
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) CentOS
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.88%) SOA
2 51 (21.61%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (12.71%) UML
4 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (6.78%) E-Commerce
6 14 (5.93%) Data Modelling
6 14 (5.93%) Data Management
7 12 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (4.66%) Project Management
8 11 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.66%) CRM
9 9 (3.81%) Scrum
9 9 (3.81%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.39%) Waterfall
10 8 (3.39%) Data Governance
10 8 (3.39%) RUP
10 8 (3.39%) Service Management
10 8 (3.39%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.97%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.27%) Java
2 30 (12.71%) SQL
3 8 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.54%) C#
5 3 (1.27%) C
5 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.85%) Groovy
6 2 (0.85%) Jython
7 1 (0.42%) C++
7 1 (0.42%) VBScript
7 1 (0.42%) VB
7 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (2.97%) SC Cleared
1 7 (2.97%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.12%) Degree
3 3 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB
5 1 (0.42%) CCNP
5 1 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.12%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.12%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.12%) XenApp
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.85%) SRDF
6 1 (0.42%) NFS
6 1 (0.42%) XenServer
6 1 (0.42%) Xen
6 1 (0.42%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (1.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (0.85%) Control-M
3 1 (0.42%) SCCM
3 1 (0.42%) SCOM
3 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.42%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 30 (12.71%) Oracle
2 18 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.36%) IBM
4 14 (5.93%) VMware
5 13 (5.51%) SAP
5 13 (5.51%) Cisco
6 10 (4.24%) HP
6 10 (4.24%) Remedy
7 8 (3.39%) Citrix
7 8 (3.39%) Unisys
7 8 (3.39%) ICL
8 7 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.54%) BMC
9 6 (2.54%) EMC
10 5 (2.12%) Informatica
10 5 (2.12%) Veritas
10 5 (2.12%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.69%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.69%) Symantec
11 4 (1.69%) NetApp
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