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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 535 493 519
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 79 156 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 104 74
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £449
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.84%
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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 24 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 10 December 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 -45 73 £450 -5.26% 5
South East +10 44 £438 -5.66% 3
Hampshire +28 35 £419 -10.90%
London +1 23 £475 -5.00% 1
Basingstoke - 13 - -
Hook +12 11 £413 -8.33%
Berkshire -3 8 £473 +5.00% 2
Scotland -6 6 £466 +1.35%
Glasgow +10 5 £466 -
Reading +3 4 £488 +8.33% 2
Slough +7 2 £470 +4.44%
City of London -13 2 - -
West Midlands -17 2 £469 - 1
Edinburgh +6 1 - -
North West -5 1 - -
East of England -30 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £438 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 38 (20.21%) Finance
2 27 (14.36%) Telecoms
2 27 (14.36%) CRM
3 25 (13.30%) Oracle
4 22 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.17%) Billing
6 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
7 18 (9.57%) Oracle Database
8 16 (8.51%) ETL
8 16 (8.51%) UML
8 16 (8.51%) Retail
9 14 (7.45%) Banking
9 14 (7.45%) Windows
9 14 (7.45%) LDAP
9 14 (7.45%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (6.91%) SOA
10 13 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (6.38%) QA
11 12 (6.38%) ITIL
11 12 (6.38%) Linux
11 12 (6.38%) Active Directory
12 11 (5.85%) Windows Server
12 11 (5.85%) Red Hat
12 11 (5.85%) Web Services
12 11 (5.85%) SQL
12 11 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (5.85%) IVR
13 10 (5.32%) Use Case
13 10 (5.32%) SCOM
13 10 (5.32%) DNS

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 5 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.13%) JBoss
2 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.60%) CICS
3 3 (1.60%) Smallworld
4 2 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.53%) CMS
5 1 (0.53%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.53%) Commerce Server 2007
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.26%) Office 365
4 3 (1.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.45%) LDAP
2 10 (5.32%) DNS
3 7 (3.72%) Broadband
3 7 (3.72%) DHCP
3 7 (3.72%) Kerberos
4 4 (2.13%) SSL
4 4 (2.13%) WAN
5 3 (1.60%) DOCSIS
5 3 (1.60%) LAN
5 3 (1.60%) MVNO
5 3 (1.60%) SMTP
5 3 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.06%) FTP
6 2 (1.06%) Intelligent Network
6 2 (1.06%) SAN
6 2 (1.06%) VoIP
7 1 (0.53%) 3G
7 1 (0.53%) RTP
7 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.57%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.26%) BusinessObjects XI
2 8 (4.26%) Data Mart
3 7 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.66%) Big Data
4 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.13%) ObjectStore
5 4 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.06%) DB2
7 2 (1.06%) MySQL
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Selenium
1 4 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.53%) Gradle
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 38 (20.21%) Finance
2 27 (14.36%) Telecoms
3 21 (11.17%) Billing
4 16 (8.51%) Retail
5 14 (7.45%) Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.85%) Web Services
2 7 (3.72%) OAuth
3 4 (2.13%) Middleware
3 4 (2.13%) SAML
4 3 (1.60%) XML
5 2 (1.06%) .NET
5 2 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.06%) CSS
5 2 (1.06%) HTML
5 2 (1.06%) JSON
5 2 (1.06%) REST
5 2 (1.06%) WCF
6 1 (0.53%) JPA
6 1 (0.53%) jQuery
6 1 (0.53%) Node.js
6 1 (0.53%) RESTful
6 1 (0.53%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.53%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.85%) IVR
2 7 (3.72%) BYOD
2 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.72%) PKI
2 7 (3.72%) Reference Data
3 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.13%) Handset
4 4 (2.13%) Social Network
5 3 (1.60%) Clustering
5 3 (1.60%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.60%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.60%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.06%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.45%) Windows
2 12 (6.38%) Linux
3 11 (5.85%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.72%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.60%) Unix
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.06%) Solaris
9 1 (0.53%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.36%) CRM
2 22 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (8.51%) ETL
3 16 (8.51%) UML
4 13 (6.91%) SOA
5 12 (6.38%) ITIL
6 10 (5.32%) Service Design
6 10 (5.32%) Use Case
7 9 (4.79%) Data Modelling
7 9 (4.79%) Problem Management
7 9 (4.79%) Service Management
7 9 (4.79%) TOGAF
8 8 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (3.72%) Email Filtering
9 7 (3.72%) Patch Management
10 6 (3.19%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.19%) Migration
11 5 (2.66%) RAD
11 5 (2.66%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.85%) SQL
2 9 (4.79%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.72%) Java
4 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.06%) C#
5 2 (1.06%) COBOL
5 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) Groovy
6 1 (0.53%) JCL
6 1 (0.53%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (3.72%) Degree
2 2 (1.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.53%) CCDA
3 1 (0.53%) CCDP
3 1 (0.53%) CCNA
3 1 (0.53%) CCNP
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.53%) MCSE
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.79%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.53%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (5.32%) SCOM
2 9 (4.79%) SCCM
3 7 (3.72%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (2.13%) Netcool
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.06%) Simpana
6 1 (0.53%) Kibana
6 1 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (13.30%) Oracle
2 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.45%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (5.85%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.26%) Cisco
5 8 (4.26%) Genesys
6 7 (3.72%) Cramer
6 7 (3.72%) Splunk
7 6 (3.19%) EMC
8 5 (2.66%) Remedy
8 5 (2.66%) VMware
9 4 (2.13%) Huawei
10 3 (1.60%) Intergraph
10 3 (1.60%) Pega
11 2 (1.06%) Citrix
11 2 (1.06%) CommVault
11 2 (1.06%) HP
11 2 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
12 1 (0.53%) BMC
12 1 (0.53%) IBM