The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 508 422 505
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +83
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 80 143 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.30% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 66 46
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £587 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -99 63 £438 +2.94% 11
South East -7 21 £400 -3.03% 4
London -44 21 £418 -7.22% 2
Berkshire +4 18 £381 -4.68% 3
Scotland -14 16 £400 -5.88% 4
North West -6 8 £429 +43.08%
Cheshire +1 6 £439 -
South West -18 4 £500 -
City of London -25 4 £419 -6.94%
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 4
Yorkshire - 4 - - 4
Leeds - 4 - - 4
Reading +3 3 £450 +12.50%
Wiltshire -7 3 £500 -
East of England -21 3 £450 -9.09%
Norfolk - 3 £450 -
Swindon - 3 £500 -
Norwich - 3 £450 -
Knutsford +6 2 £439 -
East Midlands -5 2 £493 +36.80%
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Nottingham +10 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +10 1 - -
Newbury -2 1 £400 -
Manchester -9 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £493 -
Northampton - 1 £493 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Altrincham - - - -
Kidlington - - - -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (33.55%) Finance
2 46 (30.26%) Java
3 35 (23.03%) Oracle
4 34 (22.37%) SOA
5 29 (19.08%) Banking
6 27 (17.76%) Retail
7 25 (16.45%) Telecoms
8 24 (15.79%) .NET
9 22 (14.47%) SQL
10 21 (13.82%) UML
11 20 (13.16%) Data Modelling
12 18 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (9.87%) J2EE
14 14 (9.21%) Web Services
14 14 (9.21%) Windows
15 13 (8.55%) Linux
15 13 (8.55%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (7.89%) Internet
16 12 (7.89%) Retail Banking
17 11 (7.24%) Billing
17 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
17 11 (7.24%) Middleware
17 11 (7.24%) CRM
17 11 (7.24%) SAP
18 10 (6.58%) Management Information System
18 10 (6.58%) IBM
18 10 (6.58%) SAN
18 10 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
18 10 (6.58%) Data Integration
19 9 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (5.92%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.95%) CICS
3 4 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.63%) Apache
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.32%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.66%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.66%) SAS
6 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.66%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.66%) JCAPS
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.97%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.97%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Force.com
2 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.89%) Internet
2 10 (6.58%) SAN
3 7 (4.61%) Firewall
4 6 (3.95%) LAN
5 4 (2.63%) NAS
5 4 (2.63%) Network Security
6 3 (1.97%) WAN
7 2 (1.32%) LTE
7 2 (1.32%) VoIP
8 1 (0.66%) NFC
8 1 (0.66%) DNS
8 1 (0.66%) MPLS
8 1 (0.66%) SMS
8 1 (0.66%) LDAP
8 1 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.66%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.66%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
1 7 (4.61%) DB2
2 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) Big Data
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.66%) JUnit
2 1 (0.66%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 51 (33.55%) Finance
2 29 (19.08%) Banking
3 27 (17.76%) Retail
4 25 (16.45%) Telecoms
5 12 (7.89%) Retail Banking
6 11 (7.24%) Billing
7 8 (5.26%) Marketing
8 4 (2.63%) Legal
9 3 (1.97%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.32%) Electronics
10 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.79%) .NET
2 15 (9.87%) J2EE
3 14 (9.21%) Web Services
4 11 (7.24%) Middleware
5 9 (5.92%) XML
6 7 (4.61%) JMS
6 7 (4.61%) JDBC
6 7 (4.61%) JSP
6 7 (4.61%) SOAP
6 7 (4.61%) HTML
7 6 (3.95%) JNDI
8 4 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.63%) jBPM
9 3 (1.97%) Spring
9 3 (1.97%) CSS
9 3 (1.97%) REST
9 3 (1.97%) RESTful
10 2 (1.32%) Visualforce
10 2 (1.32%) XSD
10 2 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Management Information System
1 10 (6.58%) Data Integration
2 8 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
2 8 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 8 (5.26%) Online Banking
3 7 (4.61%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (4.61%) Replication
4 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.63%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.97%) Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) DTV
6 2 (1.32%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.32%) IVR
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.66%) CMDB
7 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.66%) PKI
7 1 (0.66%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.21%) Windows
2 13 (8.55%) Linux
3 7 (4.61%) UNIX
4 6 (3.95%) AIX
5 5 (3.29%) zOS
6 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Android
8 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.37%) SOA
2 21 (13.82%) UML
3 20 (13.16%) Data Modelling
4 18 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (7.24%) CRM
6 10 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (5.92%) Use Case
7 9 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.92%) Waterfall
8 8 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.26%) Data Management
9 7 (4.61%) Project Management
10 6 (3.95%) ITIL
11 5 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (3.29%) Scrum
11 5 (3.29%) Process Management
11 5 (3.29%) ERP
12 4 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (2.63%) ETL
12 4 (2.63%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.26%) Java
2 22 (14.47%) SQL
3 5 (3.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.63%) PHP
4 4 (2.63%) Python
5 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.97%) C#
6 2 (1.32%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.66%) Groovy
7 1 (0.66%) Jython
7 1 (0.66%) C++
7 1 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.29%) Degree
2 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.66%) CISSP
3 1 (0.66%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) QA
2 5 (3.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 9 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.63%) SRDF
2 4 (2.63%) XenApp
2 4 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.97%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Control-M
2 1 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.66%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (23.03%) Oracle
2 13 (8.55%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.24%) SAP
4 10 (6.58%) IBM
5 9 (5.92%) ICL
5 9 (5.92%) VMware
5 9 (5.92%) Unisys
6 6 (3.95%) ATG
7 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.29%) HP
7 5 (3.29%) Citrix
7 5 (3.29%) Cisco
8 4 (2.63%) Sun
8 4 (2.63%) EMC
8 4 (2.63%) Zend
9 3 (1.97%) GoldenSource
9 3 (1.97%) NetApp
9 3 (1.97%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.97%) Trillium
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