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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 482 524 451
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -73
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 130 70 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 44 52
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£450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £361 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +27 107 £450 +1.12% 11
South East +36 54 £450 +29.49% 8
Berkshire +30 38 £456 +23.31% 5
London -11 25 £500 +12.67%
Scotland +18 23 £450 - 2
Slough +12 19 £464 +25.33% 5
Hampshire +5 14 £450 +38.46% 3
Edinburgh -5 12 £450 - 1
East of England +14 11 £425 -10.52% 1
Glasgow +6 11 £500 -
City of London +18 10 £469 +7.14%
Norfolk +8 7 £456 +1.38%
South West +9 5 £560 +12.00%
East Midlands -11 5 £475 +22.58% 1
Maidenhead +5 4 £456 +40.38%
Norwich +2 4 £450 -
North West -20 4 £463 +10.11% 1
Bracknell - 4 £320 -
Wiltshire +10 3 £560 +12.00%
West Yorkshire -1 3 £469 +34.89%
Nottingham -5 3 - -
Leeds -5 3 £469 +34.89%
Yorkshire -9 3 £469 +34.89%
Nottinghamshire -10 3 - -
Merseyside -12 3 £475 +22.58%
Hook - 3 £425 - 2
Swindon +8 2 £561 +12.25%
Luton +7 2 £375 -25.00%
Bedfordshire +1 2 £375 -25.00%
Liverpool -5 2 £475 +22.58%

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 63 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (25.62%) SOA
3 57 (23.55%) Finance
4 55 (22.73%) Java
5 49 (20.25%) Oracle
6 46 (19.01%) Telecoms
7 26 (10.74%) Banking
8 25 (10.33%) Technical Architecture
8 25 (10.33%) Web Services
8 25 (10.33%) UML
9 23 (9.50%) SQL
9 23 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (9.09%) Spring
11 21 (8.68%) RAD
12 20 (8.26%) Windows
12 20 (8.26%) RUP
12 20 (8.26%) Data Modelling
13 19 (7.85%) Retail
14 18 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (7.44%) .NET
14 18 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (7.44%) Oracle Database
15 17 (7.02%) Informatica
15 17 (7.02%) Linux
16 16 (6.61%) J2EE
16 16 (6.61%) XML
16 16 (6.61%) UNIX
17 15 (6.20%) Hibernate
17 15 (6.20%) VMware
17 15 (6.20%) CRM

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (5.37%) WebLogic
2 12 (4.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (2.89%) SAS
4 6 (2.48%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (2.07%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.65%) Lync
7 3 (1.24%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.24%) IIS
7 3 (1.24%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.83%) Apache
8 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.41%) JBoss
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.41%) CICS
9 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.65%) SPSS
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Retail-J
1 3 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.24%) Exstream
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.41%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.89%) LAN
1 7 (2.89%) SAN
2 6 (2.48%) WAN
3 5 (2.07%) Internet
3 5 (2.07%) Firewall
3 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.65%) FTP
4 4 (1.65%) HTTP
5 3 (1.24%) VoIP
5 3 (1.24%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.83%) NAS
6 2 (0.83%) 4G
6 2 (0.83%) Multicast
6 2 (0.83%) DMZ
6 2 (0.83%) Intranet
6 2 (0.83%) GGSN
6 2 (0.83%) Broadband
6 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
1 18 (7.44%) Oracle Database
2 14 (5.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (4.96%) DB2
4 9 (3.72%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.31%) Big Data
6 7 (2.89%) MySQL
7 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.48%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.48%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.07%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.65%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (0.83%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.83%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.24%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.83%) Toad
3 2 (0.83%) JUnit
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.83%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.41%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.41%) Subversion
4 1 (0.41%) Maven
4 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.41%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.41%) Hudson
4 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (23.55%) Finance
2 46 (19.01%) Telecoms
3 26 (10.74%) Banking
4 19 (7.85%) Retail
5 10 (4.13%) Billing
6 5 (2.07%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.24%) Back Office
8 3 (1.24%) Legal
9 2 (0.83%) Local Government
10 1 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.41%) Law
10 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.33%) Web Services
2 22 (9.09%) Spring
3 18 (7.44%) .NET
4 16 (6.61%) J2EE
4 16 (6.61%) XML
5 15 (6.20%) Hibernate
6 14 (5.79%) SOAP
7 13 (5.37%) Middleware
8 11 (4.55%) HTML
9 7 (2.89%) Java EE
9 7 (2.89%) JSP
9 7 (2.89%) CSS
9 7 (2.89%) JMS
9 7 (2.89%) jQuery
9 7 (2.89%) HTML5
9 7 (2.89%) REST
10 6 (2.48%) JSON
11 5 (2.07%) Oracle ADF
11 5 (2.07%) JRuby
11 5 (2.07%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.72%) User Experience
2 9 (3.72%) Clustering
3 4 (1.65%) IVR
3 4 (1.65%) Online Banking
3 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.24%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) CMDB
5 2 (0.83%) Open Source
5 2 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) BYOD
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.26%) Windows
2 17 (7.02%) Linux
3 16 (6.61%) UNIX
4 4 (1.65%) Solaris
5 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.83%) Android
5 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.41%) zOS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (25.62%) SOA
3 25 (10.33%) UML
3 25 (10.33%) Technical Architecture
4 23 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (8.68%) RAD
6 20 (8.26%) RUP
6 20 (8.26%) Data Modelling
7 18 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.20%) CRM
9 14 (5.79%) ETL
9 14 (5.79%) Analytics
10 13 (5.37%) Scrum
11 12 (4.96%) Waterfall
11 12 (4.96%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (3.72%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (3.72%) OO
12 9 (3.72%) ITIL
13 8 (3.31%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.73%) Java
2 23 (9.50%) SQL
3 11 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 8 (3.31%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.07%) Jython
5 5 (2.07%) Groovy
6 2 (0.83%) C
6 2 (0.83%) C#
6 2 (0.83%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) VBA
7 1 (0.41%) Python
7 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (1.65%) Degree
1 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.41%) HNC
3 1 (0.41%) HND
3 1 (0.41%) CCNP
3 1 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) QA
1 6 (2.48%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.83%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.41%) EMIR
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.83%) NFS
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.41%) Xen
5 1 (0.41%) SRDF
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.41%) WSUS
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (20.25%) Oracle
2 17 (7.02%) Informatica
3 15 (6.20%) VMware
4 13 (5.37%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.55%) SAP
6 10 (4.13%) IBM
7 9 (3.72%) Teradata
8 7 (2.89%) Remedy
8 7 (2.89%) Cisco
9 5 (2.07%) Intel
10 4 (1.65%) Unisys
10 4 (1.65%) HP
10 4 (1.65%) ICL
10 4 (1.65%) Netezza
10 4 (1.65%) Pega
11 3 (1.24%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.24%) OpenText
11 3 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.24%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.24%) Sybase
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