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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Designer
UK
Rank 501 488 486
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 90 148 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 91 70
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 £366 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
43111 48652 48908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.72% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28160 31322 30069
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1627 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -33 81 £450 -5.26% 11
London +15 30 £513 +2.50% 2
South East -11 25 £405 -12.90% 3
Hampshire -7 20 £400 -13.97% 2
City of London +2 8 £575 +32.94% 1
East of England -17 8 £413 -12.69% 1
Scotland +14 7 £540 +13.68%
South West -2 6 £450 -7.69%
Basingstoke - 6 - -
East Midlands +7 5 - -
Glasgow -2 5 - -
Bristol - 5 £450 -
Nottinghamshire +8 4 - -
Nottingham +6 4 - -
Norwich +4 4 £413 -13.15% 1
Berkshire +2 4 £500 +8.10% 1
Norfolk -5 4 £413 -13.15% 1
Reading +19 3 £500 +11.11%
West Midlands +2 3 £444 +18.40% 1
Edinburgh +20 2 £540 +13.68%
Yorkshire +14 2 £463 -3.64% 1
West Yorkshire +11 2 £463 -3.64% 1
Suffolk -6 2 - -
Ipswich -10 2 - -
Hook -10 2 £405 -10.00%
Winchester - 2 £390 -
Coventry - 2 £441 -
Cheshire +25 1 £525 +40.00%
North West +16 1 £525 +13.51% 2
Leeds +4 1 £375 -21.87% 1

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 34 (19.43%) Finance
2 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.43%) Oracle
3 22 (12.57%) Billing
4 19 (10.86%) Java
4 19 (10.86%) SOA
4 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
5 18 (10.29%) Windows
6 17 (9.71%) CRM
6 17 (9.71%) Telecoms
7 16 (9.14%) TOGAF
7 16 (9.14%) ETL
8 14 (8.00%) Web Services
8 14 (8.00%) Service Management
8 14 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.43%) VMware
9 13 (7.43%) IBM
9 13 (7.43%) Windows Server
10 12 (6.86%) Migration
10 12 (6.86%) Banking
10 12 (6.86%) Hyper-V
10 12 (6.86%) PowerShell
10 12 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (6.29%) Scrum
11 11 (6.29%) Citrix
11 11 (6.29%) ITIL
11 11 (6.29%) SQL
11 11 (6.29%) Oracle Database
11 11 (6.29%) VMware ESXi

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 9 (5.14%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.86%) JBoss
3 4 (2.29%) Apache Solr
3 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.71%) Smallworld
4 3 (1.71%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.14%) CICS
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.14%) SAS
5 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.57%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.57%) Commerce Server 2007
6 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.57%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (2.86%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (1.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (1.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.14%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.00%) CloudSense
2 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.29%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (2.29%) Office 365
4 4 (2.29%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Akamai
5 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.57%) IaaS
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.71%) LDAP
1 10 (5.71%) NetScaler
2 8 (4.57%) Broadband
2 8 (4.57%) DNS
3 4 (2.29%) SMTP
3 4 (2.29%) SSL
4 3 (1.71%) DHCP
4 3 (1.71%) DOCSIS
4 3 (1.71%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.71%) MVNO
4 3 (1.71%) WAN
5 2 (1.14%) Intelligent Network
5 2 (1.14%) SAN
5 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.57%) BGP
6 1 (0.57%) Firewall
6 1 (0.57%) IPsec
6 1 (0.57%) LAN
6 1 (0.57%) MPLS
6 1 (0.57%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.29%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.57%) Data Mart
3 6 (3.43%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.29%) Big Data
4 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.71%) Hazelcast
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.14%) GIS
6 2 (1.14%) MySQL
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.57%) Adabas
7 1 (0.57%) DB2
7 1 (0.57%) Essbase
7 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.71%) Maven
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.57%) Gradle
4 1 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 34 (19.43%) Finance
2 22 (12.57%) Billing
3 17 (9.71%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.86%) Banking
5 10 (5.71%) Retail
6 8 (4.57%) Marketing
7 4 (2.29%) Back Office
8 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Front Office
9 1 (0.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.00%) Web Services
2 10 (5.71%) XML
3 9 (5.14%) .NET
4 8 (4.57%) OAuth
5 7 (4.00%) SOAP
6 6 (3.43%) REST
7 5 (2.86%) jQuery
7 5 (2.86%) SAML
7 5 (2.86%) SAP PI
8 4 (2.29%) Dojo
8 4 (2.29%) DOM
8 4 (2.29%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.29%) Java EE
8 4 (2.29%) JPA
8 4 (2.29%) Spring
8 4 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.71%) JAXB
10 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.14%) WSDL
10 2 (1.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.71%) IVR
2 7 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 6 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.43%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.29%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.29%) Handset
6 3 (1.71%) BYOD
6 3 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.71%) PKI
7 2 (1.14%) Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.14%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.29%) Windows
2 13 (7.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.29%) Linux
6 3 (1.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.14%) Unix
8 1 (0.57%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) MVS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.86%) SOA
3 17 (9.71%) CRM
4 16 (9.14%) ETL
4 16 (9.14%) TOGAF
5 14 (8.00%) Service Management
5 14 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (6.86%) Migration
7 11 (6.29%) ITIL
7 11 (6.29%) Scrum
8 10 (5.71%) Use Case
9 9 (5.14%) Data Modelling
9 9 (5.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (5.14%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (5.14%) UML
10 8 (4.57%) Change Management
11 7 (4.00%) Analytics
11 7 (4.00%) SDLC
12 6 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.43%) Data Encryption
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.86%) Java
2 12 (6.86%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.29%) SQL
4 6 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.29%) C#
6 2 (1.14%) ABAP
6 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.57%) C
7 1 (0.57%) COBOL
7 1 (0.57%) Groovy
7 1 (0.57%) JCL
7 1 (0.57%) RPG
7 1 (0.57%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.14%) Degree
2 4 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.14%) CCDP
3 2 (1.14%) CCNP
3 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.14%) CISSP
3 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.57%) CCDA
4 1 (0.57%) CCNA
4 1 (0.57%) CCVP
4 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.57%) MCSE
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.57%) OCP
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.86%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.29%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (5.14%) XenDesktop
3 9 (5.14%) XenServer
4 7 (4.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (5.14%) Amdocs OSS
2 6 (3.43%) Netcool
2 6 (3.43%) SCOM
3 5 (2.86%) SCCM
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.14%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.14%) Simpana
5 1 (0.57%) Kibana
5 1 (0.57%) Nagios
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 27 (15.43%) Oracle
2 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (7.43%) IBM
4 13 (7.43%) VMware
5 11 (6.29%) Citrix
6 9 (5.14%) Cramer
7 8 (4.57%) Cisco
8 7 (4.00%) Remedy
8 7 (4.00%) SAP
9 6 (3.43%) IBM Sterling
10 5 (2.86%) hybris
10 5 (2.86%) Pega
11 4 (2.29%) Huawei
11 4 (2.29%) Sitecore
11 4 (2.29%) webMethods
12 3 (1.71%) HP
12 3 (1.71%) Intergraph
13 2 (1.14%) EMC
13 2 (1.14%) Genesys
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