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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 497 481 538
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 149 157 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 108 41
Median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £432
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -3 135 £470 +4.44% 9
South East -3 61 £465 +3.33% 3
Hampshire +11 31 £465 +3.33% 1
East of England +31 28 £470 +4.44% 1
Berkshire -7 27 £400 -15.78% 1
Hook +21 26 £465 +9.41%
Norfolk +16 23 £470 +7.42%
London -21 23 £500 +8.10% 1
Norwich +4 22 £470 +4.44%
Yorkshire +13 14 £449 +5.58% 1
Slough +4 14 £470 -1.05%
Sheffield - 12 £446 -
South Yorkshire - 12 £446 -
Scotland -30 7 £425 -5.55%
Reading +3 5 £380 -18.27%
North West -8 4 £450 - 1
East Midlands -2 3 £500 +5.26%
Edinburgh -14 3 £431 -4.16%
East Anglia - 3 £448 -
Bromley - 3 £575 -
Wokingham - 3 - -
Cheshire +5 2 £400 +45.45%
Northamptonshire -3 2 £500 +5.26%
Glasgow -6 2 £438 -2.77%
West Midlands -29 2 £463 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £463 - 1
Inverclyde - 2 £425 -
Nottingham -3 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 1 - -
Leeds -4 1 £480 +16.36%

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 98 (32.56%) Telecoms
2 75 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (22.59%) Finance
4 62 (20.60%) SOA
5 59 (19.60%) Oracle
6 55 (18.27%) Web Services
7 38 (12.62%) UML
8 37 (12.29%) Java
9 36 (11.96%) XML
10 29 (9.63%) XSD
10 29 (9.63%) SOAP
10 29 (9.63%) Data Modelling
10 29 (9.63%) TOGAF
11 27 (8.97%) WSDL
11 27 (8.97%) Middleware
12 25 (8.31%) Banking
13 24 (7.97%) Technical Architecture
14 23 (7.64%) Migration
14 23 (7.64%) Scrum
14 23 (7.64%) RUP
14 23 (7.64%) Analytics
15 20 (6.64%) SoapUI
15 20 (6.64%) RAD
15 20 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (6.64%) Billing
16 19 (6.31%) Test Strategy
17 18 (5.98%) Enterprise Architecture
17 18 (5.98%) Red Hat
18 17 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
18 17 (5.65%) CRM

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 15 (4.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (3.65%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (2.99%) CMS
3 9 (2.99%) JBoss
4 7 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.66%) CICS
5 5 (1.66%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.33%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (1.33%) 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 13 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.66%) MS Office
4 3 (1.00%) 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 7 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.66%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) BASE24
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
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 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.00%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Taleo
3 1 (0.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.65%) Internet
2 9 (2.99%) VPN
3 8 (2.66%) 4G
4 6 (1.99%) WAN
5 5 (1.66%) LAN
5 5 (1.66%) MVNO
6 4 (1.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.33%) HTTP
6 4 (1.33%) PSTN
6 4 (1.33%) VoIP
7 3 (1.00%) SSL
8 2 (0.66%) FTP
8 2 (0.66%) MPLS
8 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.33%) BGP
9 1 (0.33%) PBX
9 1 (0.33%) SMS
9 1 (0.33%) SNMP
9 1 (0.33%) Wireless
9 1 (0.33%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.98%) Relational Database
2 12 (3.99%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.99%) Big Data
4 9 (2.99%) DB2
5 8 (2.66%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.66%) Impala
9 2 (0.66%) OLTP
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 20 (6.64%) SoapUI
2 5 (1.66%) JUnit
3 4 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.33%) Maven
4 3 (1.00%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.00%) Subversion
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 98 (32.56%) Telecoms
2 68 (22.59%) Finance
3 25 (8.31%) Banking
4 20 (6.64%) Billing
5 11 (3.65%) Retail
6 10 (3.32%) Marketing
7 5 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.00%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.66%) Local Government
9 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (18.27%) Web Services
2 36 (11.96%) XML
3 29 (9.63%) SOAP
3 29 (9.63%) XSD
4 27 (8.97%) Middleware
4 27 (8.97%) WSDL
5 8 (2.66%) .NET
5 8 (2.66%) JMS
6 6 (1.99%) RESTful
7 5 (1.66%) Apache Camel
7 5 (1.66%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (1.33%) EJB
8 4 (1.33%) J2EE
8 4 (1.33%) REST
8 4 (1.33%) Servlets
8 4 (1.33%) Spring
8 4 (1.33%) XSL
9 3 (1.00%) JSP
9 3 (1.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (4.98%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.65%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.33%) Minimum Viable Product
4 3 (1.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (1.00%) PMI
4 3 (1.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.00%) User Experience
5 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
5 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.33%) DTV
6 1 (0.33%) EFT
6 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.33%) EPoS
6 1 (0.33%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.32%) Linux
2 12 (3.99%) Unix
3 8 (2.66%) Solaris
4 7 (2.33%) Windows
5 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (20.60%) SOA
3 38 (12.62%) UML
4 29 (9.63%) Data Modelling
4 29 (9.63%) TOGAF
5 24 (7.97%) Technical Architecture
6 23 (7.64%) Analytics
6 23 (7.64%) Migration
6 23 (7.64%) RUP
6 23 (7.64%) Scrum
7 20 (6.64%) RAD
7 20 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (6.31%) Test Strategy
9 18 (5.98%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (5.65%) CRM
10 17 (5.65%) SDLC
11 15 (4.98%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.65%) Mobile Transformation
13 12 (3.99%) Data Architecture
13 12 (3.99%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.29%) Java
2 8 (2.66%) COBOL
3 6 (1.99%) SQL
4 4 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.00%) Assembly Language
6 2 (0.66%) Python
6 2 (0.66%) Scala
6 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (3.65%) Degree
2 10 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.66%) CCNP
5 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.66%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.33%) CCDP
6 1 (0.33%) CRISC
6 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.33%) 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 59 (19.60%) Oracle
2 18 (5.98%) Red Hat
3 17 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.99%) VMware
6 9 (2.99%) Adobe
6 9 (2.99%) SAP
7 8 (2.66%) Cisco
7 8 (2.66%) IBM
8 7 (2.33%) Remedy
9 5 (1.66%) Ab Initio
9 5 (1.66%) ATG
9 5 (1.66%) HP
10 4 (1.33%) Huawei
10 4 (1.33%) Tellabs
10 4 (1.33%) Virgin Media
11 3 (1.00%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.00%) Chordiant
11 3 (1.00%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.66%) Siebel
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