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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 481 496 549
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 168 131 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 85 43
Median daily rate £465 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £423 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.12%
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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +30 148 £470 +4.44% 8
South East +4 74 £465 +3.33% 3
Hampshire +19 43 £465 +3.33% 2
Hook +28 35 £465 +9.41% 2
London -1 33 £500 - 1
Berkshire -14 27 £400 -13.51%
East of England +26 20 £470 +10.58% 1
Norfolk +14 15 £470 +1.62% 1
Norwich +5 15 £470 +1.62% 1
Yorkshire +19 14 £449 -4.26% 2
Slough -1 12 £435 -6.45%
Sheffield - 12 £446 -
South Yorkshire - 12 £446 -
Scotland -27 9 £456 +1.38%
Edinburgh -15 6 £456 +1.38%
North West -20 6 £420 -9.18%
Reading -1 4 £380 -15.55%
East Midlands +10 3 £525 +10.52%
East Anglia - 3 £448 -
Bromley - 3 £575 - 1
Wokingham - 3 - -
Preston +5 2 £195 -56.66%
Lancashire +4 2 £195 -56.66%
Northamptonshire +2 2 £525 +10.52%
Maidenhead +2 2 - -
Leeds -1 2 £475 +1.33% 2
West Yorkshire -3 2 £475 +1.33% 2
Surrey -5 2 £550 +22.22%
Inverclyde - 2 £425 -
Northampton 0 1 - -

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 98 (30.72%) Telecoms
2 75 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (20.38%) SOA
4 64 (20.06%) Oracle
5 60 (18.81%) Finance
6 55 (17.24%) Web Services
7 41 (12.85%) UML
8 39 (12.23%) XML
9 35 (10.97%) Java
10 34 (10.66%) SOAP
11 31 (9.72%) XSD
12 30 (9.40%) Data Modelling
12 30 (9.40%) Migration
13 29 (9.09%) TOGAF
13 29 (9.09%) WSDL
14 26 (8.15%) Middleware
15 25 (7.84%) Scrum
16 24 (7.52%) Banking
16 24 (7.52%) Technical Architecture
17 22 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 22 (6.90%) SoapUI
18 21 (6.58%) Test Strategy
18 21 (6.58%) Analytics
18 21 (6.58%) RUP
19 19 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
20 18 (5.64%) Billing
20 18 (5.64%) RAD
21 17 (5.33%) Microsoft
22 16 (5.02%) Data Centre
22 16 (5.02%) SDLC

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 15 (4.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 15 (4.70%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (2.82%) CMS
3 8 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.19%) JBoss
4 7 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.57%) CICS
6 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.63%) Liferay
8 1 (0.31%) SAS
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.25%) MS Office
4 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.31%) InDesign
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.63%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) BASE24
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.94%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.31%) Taleo
3 1 (0.31%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.70%) Internet
2 10 (3.13%) VPN
3 8 (2.51%) 4G
3 8 (2.51%) MVNO
4 6 (1.88%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.57%) LAN
5 5 (1.57%) WAN
6 4 (1.25%) HTTP
6 4 (1.25%) PSTN
6 4 (1.25%) VoIP
7 3 (0.94%) SSL
8 2 (0.63%) DWDM
8 2 (0.63%) Firewall
8 2 (0.63%) MPLS
8 2 (0.63%) Network Security
8 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.31%) MGW
9 1 (0.31%) Softswitch
9 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.31%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.76%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.82%) DB2
4 8 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.88%) Big Data
5 6 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.63%) Impala
8 2 (0.63%) OLTP
8 2 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.31%) DataStage
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 22 (6.90%) SoapUI
2 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.94%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.94%) JUnit
3 3 (0.94%) Subversion
4 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.63%) Maven
4 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 98 (30.72%) Telecoms
2 60 (18.81%) Finance
3 24 (7.52%) Banking
4 18 (5.64%) Billing
5 14 (4.39%) Retail
6 9 (2.82%) Marketing
7 5 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.94%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) Local Government
9 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.24%) Web Services
2 39 (12.23%) XML
3 34 (10.66%) SOAP
4 31 (9.72%) XSD
5 29 (9.09%) WSDL
6 26 (8.15%) Middleware
7 9 (2.82%) .NET
8 8 (2.51%) JMS
9 7 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (1.88%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.57%) REST
12 4 (1.25%) EJB
12 4 (1.25%) J2EE
12 4 (1.25%) JSP
12 4 (1.25%) RESTful
12 4 (1.25%) Servlets
12 4 (1.25%) XSL
13 3 (0.94%) Apache Camel
13 3 (0.94%) Spring
13 3 (0.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.02%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.57%) DTV
4 5 (1.57%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (1.57%) PMI
4 5 (1.57%) User Experience
5 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.25%) Minimum Viable Product
6 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.63%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.31%) BBC
8 1 (0.31%) Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.31%) Tandem
8 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.39%) Linux
1 14 (4.39%) Unix
2 7 (2.19%) Windows
3 6 (1.88%) Solaris
4 5 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) Android
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (23.51%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.38%) SOA
3 41 (12.85%) UML
4 30 (9.40%) Data Modelling
4 30 (9.40%) Migration
5 29 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 25 (7.84%) Scrum
7 24 (7.52%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (6.58%) Analytics
9 21 (6.58%) RUP
9 21 (6.58%) Test Strategy
10 19 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (5.64%) RAD
12 16 (5.02%) SDLC
13 15 (4.70%) CRM
13 15 (4.70%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.70%) Mobile Transformation
14 11 (3.45%) Waterfall
15 10 (3.13%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.97%) Java
2 8 (2.51%) COBOL
3 7 (2.19%) SQL
4 5 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.94%) Assembly Language
6 2 (0.63%) Python
6 2 (0.63%) Scala
6 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.31%) C
7 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (3.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.45%) Degree
3 6 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.63%) CISSP
5 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.63%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CCDP
6 1 (0.31%) CCNP
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CRISC
6 1 (0.31%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.57%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.19%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.63%) HDFS
3 1 (0.31%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.31%) Netcool
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 64 (20.06%) Oracle
2 17 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.70%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.45%) VMware
5 9 (2.82%) Adobe
5 9 (2.82%) IBM
5 9 (2.82%) SAP
6 7 (2.19%) Remedy
7 6 (1.88%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.57%) ATG
9 4 (1.25%) Cisco
9 4 (1.25%) HP
9 4 (1.25%) Huawei
9 4 (1.25%) Tellabs
9 4 (1.25%) Virgin Media
10 3 (0.94%) 3PAR
10 3 (0.94%) Chordiant
10 3 (0.94%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.63%) Sun
Hook, Hampshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago