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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 467 462 439
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 111 95 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 51 65
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £365 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £419 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -1.47%
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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -17 89 £450 +5.88% 4
London -11 25 £475 +5.55% 1
Scotland 0 21 £425 -2.85% 3
South East -20 21 £450 +12.07%
Berkshire +4 18 £450 +12.28%
Slough +2 15 £450 +38.46%
Yorkshire +4 14 £450 - 1
East of England +19 12 £463 -7.50%
West Yorkshire +10 11 £450 -
Norfolk - 11 £450 -
Leeds -3 10 £450 -
North West -10 8 £420 +3.90%
Norwich - 8 £425 -
Edinburgh -12 6 £450 - 3
Cheshire +5 5 £420 -6.77%
South West -16 5 £560 - 2
West Midlands - 5 - -
West Lothian +8 2 £423 -0.58%
Surrey - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
City of London +2 1 - -
Bristol -4 1 - - 1
Hampshire -22 1 £300 -29.41%
Windsor - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 66 (26.72%) Finance
2 64 (25.91%) SOA
3 58 (23.48%) Java
3 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (13.36%) Telecoms
4 33 (13.36%) Oracle
5 30 (12.15%) Windows
5 30 (12.15%) Banking
6 29 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (11.34%) UML
8 22 (8.91%) SQL
8 22 (8.91%) Retail
9 21 (8.50%) Microsoft
10 20 (8.10%) Web Services
11 18 (7.29%) UNIX
11 18 (7.29%) Data Modelling
11 18 (7.29%) Technical Architecture
12 17 (6.88%) Spring
13 16 (6.48%) E-Commerce
13 16 (6.48%) SAP
13 16 (6.48%) DB2
14 15 (6.07%) .NET
14 15 (6.07%) Linux
14 15 (6.07%) IBM
14 15 (6.07%) Middleware
14 15 (6.07%) Billing
14 15 (6.07%) VMware
15 14 (5.67%) CRM
16 13 (5.26%) Cisco
16 13 (5.26%) Project Management

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 13 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.62%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.62%) IIS
2 4 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.21%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.21%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (1.21%) CICS
4 2 (0.81%) SAS
4 2 (0.81%) Lync
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.40%) Apache
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.62%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.62%) SPSS
3 3 (1.21%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (3.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.21%) Exstream
3 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.86%) Internet
2 10 (4.05%) LAN
2 10 (4.05%) SAN
2 10 (4.05%) WAN
3 7 (2.83%) NAS
3 7 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (2.43%) DNS
5 5 (2.02%) 4G
5 5 (2.02%) MVNO
5 5 (2.02%) Broadband
6 4 (1.62%) Firewall
7 3 (1.21%) LTE
7 3 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.21%) 3G
7 3 (1.21%) Intranet
7 3 (1.21%) VoIP
7 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.21%) LDAP
7 3 (1.21%) SSH
8 2 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.48%) DB2
2 12 (4.86%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.83%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.62%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.21%) MySQL
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.81%) IDOL
8 2 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (26.72%) Finance
2 33 (13.36%) Telecoms
3 30 (12.15%) Banking
4 22 (8.91%) Retail
5 15 (6.07%) Billing
6 11 (4.45%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.43%) Local Government
8 4 (1.62%) Marketing
9 3 (1.21%) Publishing
9 3 (1.21%) Legal
10 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.81%) Electronics
10 2 (0.81%) International Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.10%) Web Services
2 17 (6.88%) Spring
3 15 (6.07%) .NET
3 15 (6.07%) Middleware
4 12 (4.86%) J2EE
4 12 (4.86%) XML
5 11 (4.45%) Hibernate
6 6 (2.43%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.43%) JSP
7 5 (2.02%) CSS
7 5 (2.02%) HTML
8 4 (1.62%) JMS
8 4 (1.62%) SOAP
8 4 (1.62%) XSD
8 4 (1.62%) XSLT
8 4 (1.62%) Java EE
8 4 (1.62%) jQuery
9 3 (1.21%) JSON
9 3 (1.21%) Java EE 5
9 3 (1.21%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.64%) Mainframe
3 8 (3.24%) CMDB
4 7 (2.83%) Mobile Banking
4 7 (2.83%) User Experience
4 7 (2.83%) Online Banking
5 6 (2.43%) IVR
5 6 (2.43%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.02%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.62%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.21%) Clustering
9 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.81%) Replication
9 2 (0.81%) PKI
9 2 (0.81%) DTV
9 2 (0.81%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.15%) Windows
2 18 (7.29%) UNIX
3 15 (6.07%) Linux
4 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.02%) Solaris
5 4 (1.62%) AIX
5 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.81%) Android
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (25.91%) SOA
2 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (11.34%) UML
5 18 (7.29%) Data Modelling
5 18 (7.29%) Technical Architecture
6 16 (6.48%) E-Commerce
7 14 (5.67%) CRM
8 13 (5.26%) Project Management
8 13 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (4.86%) RAD
9 12 (4.86%) RUP
10 10 (4.05%) Scrum
10 10 (4.05%) Data Management
11 9 (3.64%) Waterfall
11 9 (3.64%) Mentoring
12 8 (3.24%) Service Management
12 8 (3.24%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 58 (23.48%) Java
2 22 (8.91%) SQL
3 7 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.02%) C#
5 3 (1.21%) Groovy
5 3 (1.21%) C
5 3 (1.21%) Jython
6 1 (0.40%) C++
6 1 (0.40%) VBScript
6 1 (0.40%) VB
6 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.02%) Degree
1 5 (2.02%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.40%) ISEB
4 1 (0.40%) CCNP
4 1 (0.40%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.62%) QA
3 2 (0.81%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.40%) EMIR
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.02%) XenApp
3 5 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.81%) SRDF
5 1 (0.40%) KVM
5 1 (0.40%) XenServer
5 1 (0.40%) NFS
5 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (13.36%) Oracle
2 21 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.48%) SAP
4 15 (6.07%) IBM
4 15 (6.07%) VMware
5 13 (5.26%) Cisco
6 10 (4.05%) HP
7 9 (3.64%) Remedy
8 8 (3.24%) ICL
8 8 (3.24%) Informatica
8 8 (3.24%) Citrix
8 8 (3.24%) Unisys
9 6 (2.43%) EMC
9 6 (2.43%) BMC
9 6 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.02%) Veritas
10 5 (2.02%) Genesys
10 5 (2.02%) Chordiant
11 4 (1.62%) AppSense
11 4 (1.62%) Teradata
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