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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 441 519 462
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 188 97 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 46 62
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 £400 £328 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +60 148 £450 +5.94% 11
South East +5 49 £450 +16.12% 4
Scotland +12 40 £445 +4.70%
London +39 37 £450 +7.78% 5
Hampshire +23 32 £463 -42.18% 2
South West +7 21 £475 -5.00%
Glasgow +15 17 £450 +12.50%
North West -30 14 £475 +13.23% 2
Cheshire -1 13 £475 +8.20% 1
Devon - 13 £480 -
Warrington - 12 £475 -
Plymouth - 12 £480 -
Edinburgh -7 11 £450 +2.27%
Berkshire -15 11 £450 +18.03%
East of England +8 10 £461 +2.50%
Inverclyde - 10 £420 -
Yorkshire -28 8 £425 -
Gourock - 8 £420 -
City of London +10 7 £500 -
Norfolk +14 6 £470 +4.44%
North East -20 6 £450 +20.00%
Durham - 6 £450 -
Bristol +1 5 £463 -
Reading -5 5 £450 +12.50%
York - 5 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £450 - 1
Norwich +10 3 £465 +3.33%
Slough -8 3 £450 +28.57%
Eastleigh - 3 - -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 69 (21.04%) SOA
2 64 (19.51%) Oracle
3 63 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (16.77%) Finance
5 52 (15.85%) Java
6 46 (14.02%) Telecoms
7 42 (12.80%) Middleware
8 39 (11.89%) Linux
9 36 (10.98%) Banking
10 33 (10.06%) UML
11 31 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
12 30 (9.15%) Data Modelling
13 29 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (7.93%) IBM
14 26 (7.93%) Web Services
15 25 (7.62%) Oracle Database
16 24 (7.32%) Requirements Management
16 24 (7.32%) Migration
17 22 (6.71%) Windows
18 21 (6.40%) SQL
18 21 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (6.10%) Relational Database
19 20 (6.10%) Technical Architecture
20 18 (5.49%) Oracle Database 11g
20 18 (5.49%) Analytics
21 17 (5.18%) Data Management
21 17 (5.18%) TOGAF
21 17 (5.18%) UNIX
21 17 (5.18%) RAD

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (3.35%) Oracle Service Bus
4 11 (3.35%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.05%) JBoss
6 9 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.44%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.91%) Lync
9 3 (0.91%) Node.js
9 3 (0.91%) SAS
10 1 (0.30%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.30%) Apache
10 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) IIS
10 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.30%) FileNet
Applications
1 9 (2.74%) MS Office
2 3 (0.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Payroll
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 3 (0.91%) Magento
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Maximo
3 1 (0.30%) Exstream
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.22%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (0.91%) Taleo
5 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.74%) Internet
2 8 (2.44%) SMS
2 8 (2.44%) SAN
3 5 (1.52%) MVNO
4 4 (1.22%) LAN
5 3 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.91%) FTP
6 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.61%) DNS
6 2 (0.61%) SSL
6 2 (0.61%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.61%) WAN
6 2 (0.61%) DHCP
6 2 (0.61%) 3G
6 2 (0.61%) MPLS
6 2 (0.61%) VLAN
6 2 (0.61%) 2G
6 2 (0.61%) GGSN
6 2 (0.61%) LTE
6 2 (0.61%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.62%) Oracle Database
2 20 (6.10%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.13%) Big Data
6 6 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.83%) DB2
7 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.91%) MySQL
9 3 (0.91%) SQL Server
9 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.61%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.61%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.61%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.61%) Cognos Transformer
10 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.30%) Kalido
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) SoapUI
2 3 (0.91%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.61%) Toad
3 2 (0.61%) JUnit
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.30%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.30%) Subversion
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 55 (16.77%) Finance
2 46 (14.02%) Telecoms
3 36 (10.98%) Banking
4 12 (3.66%) Retail
5 10 (3.05%) Billing
6 7 (2.13%) General Ledger
6 7 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.52%) Back Office
8 4 (1.22%) Legal
9 3 (0.91%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.80%) Middleware
2 26 (7.93%) Web Services
3 16 (4.88%) .NET
3 16 (4.88%) Java EE
4 14 (4.27%) SOAP
5 13 (3.96%) JSR 168
6 12 (3.66%) XML
7 11 (3.35%) Struts
7 11 (3.35%) REST
8 10 (3.05%) J2EE
9 9 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (2.44%) Spring
10 8 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (1.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 6 (1.83%) SAML
12 5 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (1.52%) RESTful
13 4 (1.22%) JMS
14 3 (0.91%) WSDL
14 3 (0.91%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.57%) User Experience
3 9 (2.74%) Mainframe
3 9 (2.74%) IVR
4 8 (2.44%) Grid Computing
5 5 (1.52%) Clustering
5 5 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.52%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.22%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.91%) iSeries
7 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.91%) AS400
7 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.61%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.61%) Economics
8 2 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.89%) Linux
2 22 (6.71%) Windows
3 17 (5.18%) UNIX
4 7 (2.13%) Solaris
5 3 (0.91%) AIX
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) zOS
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.04%) SOA
2 63 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (10.06%) UML
4 31 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 30 (9.15%) Data Modelling
6 29 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (7.32%) Migration
7 24 (7.32%) Requirements Management
8 20 (6.10%) Technical Architecture
9 18 (5.49%) Analytics
10 17 (5.18%) Data Management
10 17 (5.18%) TOGAF
10 17 (5.18%) ETL
10 17 (5.18%) RAD
11 16 (4.88%) E-Commerce
11 16 (4.88%) Open Source
11 16 (4.88%) Target Operating Model
12 14 (4.27%) RUP
12 14 (4.27%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (15.85%) Java
2 21 (6.40%) SQL
3 7 (2.13%) R
4 6 (1.83%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.22%) PHP
6 3 (0.91%) C#
7 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.30%) VB
8 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.30%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) XQuery
8 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (2.44%) Degree
2 7 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.91%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.61%) HNC
4 2 (0.61%) HND
4 2 (0.61%) MCSE
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.44%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.22%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.30%) WSUS
3 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (19.51%) Oracle
2 26 (7.93%) IBM
3 15 (4.57%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.57%) VMware
4 11 (3.35%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.35%) SAP
4 11 (3.35%) Pega
5 9 (2.74%) Informatica
6 7 (2.13%) Adobe
6 7 (2.13%) Splunk
7 6 (1.83%) Citrix
7 6 (1.83%) KANA
8 5 (1.52%) ICL
8 5 (1.52%) Unisys
8 5 (1.52%) Cisco
8 5 (1.52%) Elastic Path
9 4 (1.22%) webMethods
10 3 (0.91%) Remedy
10 3 (0.91%) OpenText
10 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
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