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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 477 496 438
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 123 74 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 46 62
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£450 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £388 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +7 83 £438 -1.12% 17
Scotland +25 39 £450 - 1
South East -7 34 £400 - 5
Berkshire +10 26 £438 +9.37% 3
Glasgow +11 16 £450 -
London -14 16 £463 -2.63% 4
East of England +19 15 £450 -10.00%
Slough +6 10 £450 - 3
North West -15 5 £429 +4.69% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £463 - 2
City of London +7 4 £550 +20.54% 2
Hampshire -8 4 £300 -7.69% 1
South West -10 4 £560 +12.00% 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £463 - 2
Leeds - 4 £463 - 2
Wiltshire +6 3 £560 +12.00% 2
Luton +3 3 £375 -25.00%
Cheshire 0 3 £420 -2.44% 3
Bedfordshire -5 3 £375 -25.00%
West Midlands -5 3 £400 -21.95%
East Midlands -7 3 - - 1
Surrey +6 2 - -
Swindon +2 2 £560 +12.00% 1
Bristol -1 1 - -
Liverpool -12 1 - -
Merseyside -16 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £425 -
Leicestershire - - - -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (26.83%) Java
1 66 (26.83%) SOA
1 66 (26.83%) Finance
2 64 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.85%) Oracle
4 34 (13.82%) Telecoms
5 33 (13.41%) Banking
6 27 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (10.98%) Windows
7 24 (9.76%) Web Services
7 24 (9.76%) UML
7 24 (9.76%) Spring
8 23 (9.35%) Retail
9 22 (8.94%) Technical Architecture
9 22 (8.94%) SQL
10 20 (8.13%) UNIX
10 20 (8.13%) Data Modelling
11 19 (7.72%) RAD
11 19 (7.72%) Microsoft
12 18 (7.32%) Linux
12 18 (7.32%) RUP
12 18 (7.32%) .NET
13 17 (6.91%) Hibernate
14 16 (6.50%) DB2
14 16 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (6.50%) Informatica
14 16 (6.50%) Middleware
14 16 (6.50%) Analytics
15 15 (6.10%) XML
16 14 (5.69%) CRM

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (4.47%) WebLogic
2 8 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (2.85%) SAS
3 7 (2.85%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.03%) GlassFish
4 5 (2.03%) IIS
4 5 (2.03%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (1.63%) Lync
6 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.81%) Apache
7 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.81%) CICS
7 2 (0.81%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.41%) JBoss
8 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.03%) Exstream
3 3 (1.22%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.25%) Internet
2 6 (2.44%) SAN
2 6 (2.44%) NAS
3 5 (2.03%) WAN
3 5 (2.03%) Firewall
3 5 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (2.03%) LAN
4 4 (1.63%) HTTP
5 3 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.22%) DNS
5 3 (1.22%) VoIP
5 3 (1.22%) Intranet
6 2 (0.81%) FTP
6 2 (0.81%) 4G
6 2 (0.81%) Multicast
6 2 (0.81%) LDAP
6 2 (0.81%) Broadband
6 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.81%) SSL
6 2 (0.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.50%) DB2
1 16 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.47%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.25%) Big Data
5 7 (2.85%) MySQL
6 6 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.03%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.63%) SAP BI
8 4 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.81%) IDOL
9 2 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.41%) Kalido
Development Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.81%) JUnit
3 2 (0.81%) 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%) Hudson
4 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 66 (26.83%) Finance
2 34 (13.82%) Telecoms
3 33 (13.41%) Banking
4 23 (9.35%) Retail
5 12 (4.88%) Billing
6 9 (3.66%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.22%) Local Government
7 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.22%) Back Office
8 2 (0.81%) International Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.76%) Web Services
1 24 (9.76%) Spring
2 18 (7.32%) .NET
3 17 (6.91%) Hibernate
4 16 (6.50%) Middleware
5 15 (6.10%) XML
6 13 (5.28%) J2EE
7 11 (4.47%) HTML
8 10 (4.07%) SOAP
9 8 (3.25%) JSP
10 7 (2.85%) CSS
10 7 (2.85%) Java EE
10 7 (2.85%) jQuery
10 7 (2.85%) HTML5
11 6 (2.44%) JMS
12 5 (2.03%) XSD
12 5 (2.03%) JSON
12 5 (2.03%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.03%) Oracle ADF
12 5 (2.03%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.25%) Mainframe
3 6 (2.44%) Clustering
3 6 (2.44%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.03%) CMDB
4 5 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.03%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.03%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (2.03%) User Experience
5 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.81%) Open Source
7 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.81%) PKI
7 2 (0.81%) IVR
7 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.98%) Windows
2 20 (8.13%) UNIX
3 18 (7.32%) Linux
4 7 (2.85%) Solaris
5 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.22%) AIX
6 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.81%) Android
7 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (26.83%) SOA
2 64 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (9.76%) UML
5 22 (8.94%) Technical Architecture
6 20 (8.13%) Data Modelling
7 19 (7.72%) RAD
8 18 (7.32%) RUP
9 16 (6.50%) Analytics
10 14 (5.69%) CRM
10 14 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (5.28%) Scrum
11 13 (5.28%) Waterfall
12 11 (4.47%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (4.07%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (4.07%) ETL
13 10 (4.07%) ITIL
14 9 (3.66%) Project Management
14 9 (3.66%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.83%) Java
2 22 (8.94%) SQL
3 8 (3.25%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.25%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.03%) Jython
4 5 (2.03%) Groovy
5 3 (1.22%) C
6 1 (0.41%) C#
6 1 (0.41%) VB
6 1 (0.41%) VBA
6 1 (0.41%) Python
6 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.22%) Degree
4 1 (0.41%) CCNP
4 1 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.85%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.81%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.41%) EMIR
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.81%) 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 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) SCOM
2 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (15.85%) Oracle
2 19 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.50%) Informatica
4 13 (5.28%) SAP
4 13 (5.28%) IBM
5 10 (4.07%) VMware
6 9 (3.66%) Teradata
6 9 (3.66%) HP
7 8 (3.25%) Cisco
8 7 (2.85%) Remedy
9 6 (2.44%) ICL
9 6 (2.44%) Unisys
10 5 (2.03%) Software AG
10 5 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.63%) Veritas
11 4 (1.63%) Netezza
11 4 (1.63%) EMC
11 4 (1.63%) BMC
11 4 (1.63%) Pega
12 3 (1.22%) ServiceNow
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