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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 556 487 527
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 97 178 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 120 61
Median daily rate £425 £459 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +7.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £454 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.63% +6.82%
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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -43 88 £425 -8.10% 6
London +3 38 £425 -8.10% 2
South East -8 32 £408 -9.44% 3
Berkshire +1 16 £470 +4.44% 1
Yorkshire +11 9 £463 -0.53%
Oxford -5 8 £400 -11.11%
Oxfordshire -7 8 £400 -11.11%
Hampshire -25 7 £415 -12.63% 2
North Yorkshire +2 6 £463 -0.53%
Scotland -14 6 - - 2
Reading +20 5 £440 +20.54% 1
York +1 4 - -
East of England -4 4 £463 -2.63%
Stirling - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +14 3 £470 -
City of London +7 3 £394 -21.25%
Bromley +1 3 £575 -
Norfolk -7 3 £463 -2.63%
West Midlands -30 3 £425 -
Hook - 3 £425 - 2
Leeds - 3 £470 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Slough +2 2 £470 +4.44%
North West -2 2 £363 -23.68%
Birmingham - 2 £425 -
South West +5 1 £488 +5.40% 1
Edinburgh +4 1 - -
Cheshire 0 1 £550 +15.78%
Glasgow -4 1 - - 1
Norwich -5 1 £470 -2.08%

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 62 (25.94%) Telecoms
2 51 (21.34%) Finance
3 49 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (14.23%) SOA
5 29 (12.13%) Java
5 29 (12.13%) Oracle
6 23 (9.62%) Web Services
7 22 (9.21%) Banking
8 19 (7.95%) Microsoft
8 19 (7.95%) Red Hat
9 18 (7.53%) Linux
10 17 (7.11%) RAD
10 17 (7.11%) Data Modelling
10 17 (7.11%) RUP
10 17 (7.11%) MS Excel
11 16 (6.69%) UML
11 16 (6.69%) Retail
11 16 (6.69%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (6.28%) Billing
12 15 (6.28%) CRM
13 14 (5.86%) SOAP
13 14 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (5.86%) Analytics
14 13 (5.44%) TOGAF
14 13 (5.44%) Windows
14 13 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (5.44%) ETL
15 12 (5.02%) XML
15 12 (5.02%) Scrum
15 12 (5.02%) Test Strategy

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 5 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (1.67%) Apache ServiceMix
2 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.67%) CMS
2 4 (1.67%) JBoss
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.42%) CICS
4 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.42%) Liferay
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (0.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.42%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.77%) MS Office
3 7 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.93%) Office 365
4 3 (1.26%) SaaS
5 2 (0.84%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.35%) Internet
1 8 (3.35%) LDAP
2 7 (2.93%) DHCP
2 7 (2.93%) DNS
2 7 (2.93%) Kerberos
3 6 (2.51%) VoIP
4 5 (2.09%) 4G
4 5 (2.09%) PSTN
5 3 (1.26%) MVNO
5 3 (1.26%) SSL
5 3 (1.26%) VPN
5 3 (1.26%) WAN
6 2 (0.84%) FTP
6 2 (0.84%) LAN
6 2 (0.84%) MPLS
7 1 (0.42%) 2G
7 1 (0.42%) RTP
7 1 (0.42%) SMS
7 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.35%) Big Data
3 7 (2.93%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.51%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.09%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.67%) ObjectStore
6 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.84%) MySQL
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.42%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.42%) DB2
8 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (4.60%) SoapUI
2 5 (2.09%) JUnit
3 4 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.67%) Maven
3 4 (1.67%) Selenium
3 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (25.94%) Telecoms
2 51 (21.34%) Finance
3 22 (9.21%) Banking
4 16 (6.69%) Retail
5 15 (6.28%) Billing
6 5 (2.09%) Marketing
7 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Law
7 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.62%) Web Services
2 14 (5.86%) SOAP
3 12 (5.02%) XML
4 11 (4.60%) Middleware
4 11 (4.60%) WSDL
4 11 (4.60%) XSD
5 5 (2.09%) RESTful
6 4 (1.67%) Apache Camel
6 4 (1.67%) Spring
7 3 (1.26%) .NET
7 3 (1.26%) REST
8 2 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.42%) CSS
9 1 (0.42%) EJB
9 1 (0.42%) HTML
9 1 (0.42%) HTML5
9 1 (0.42%) J2EE
9 1 (0.42%) JDBC
9 1 (0.42%) JSR 168
9 1 (0.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.93%) BYOD
1 7 (2.93%) Data Centre
1 7 (2.93%) PKI
2 6 (2.51%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.51%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.09%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.67%) Social Network
5 3 (1.26%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.26%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.84%) Clustering
6 2 (0.84%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.84%) IVR
6 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.42%) EFT
7 1 (0.42%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.42%) EPoS
7 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.53%) Linux
2 13 (5.44%) Windows
3 11 (4.60%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.35%) Unix
6 7 (2.93%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.09%) Solaris
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.42%) Android
9 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (14.23%) SOA
3 17 (7.11%) Data Modelling
3 17 (7.11%) RAD
3 17 (7.11%) RUP
4 16 (6.69%) Technical Architecture
4 16 (6.69%) UML
5 15 (6.28%) CRM
6 14 (5.86%) Analytics
7 13 (5.44%) ETL
7 13 (5.44%) TOGAF
8 12 (5.02%) Scrum
8 12 (5.02%) Test Strategy
9 11 (4.60%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.60%) SDLC
9 11 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.18%) Mobile Transformation
11 9 (3.77%) Migration
11 9 (3.77%) Network Design
11 9 (3.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.13%) Java
2 9 (3.77%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.77%) SQL
3 4 (1.67%) COBOL
4 1 (0.42%) C
4 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (2.51%) Degree
2 1 (0.42%) CCNP
2 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.35%) QA
System Software
1 11 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.77%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (3.77%) SCOM
2 8 (3.35%) SCCM
3 2 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.84%) Netcool
4 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.42%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.42%) Kibana
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.42%) Nagios
4 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.42%) Simpana
Vendors
1 29 (12.13%) Oracle
2 19 (7.95%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.95%) Red Hat
3 9 (3.77%) Genesys
4 7 (2.93%) Cisco
4 7 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.93%) Splunk
5 6 (2.51%) VMware
6 5 (2.09%) EMC
6 5 (2.09%) HP
7 4 (1.67%) Huawei
7 4 (1.67%) Tellabs
7 4 (1.67%) Virgin Media
8 3 (1.26%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.26%) ATG
8 3 (1.26%) BMC
8 3 (1.26%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.84%) Netezza
9 2 (0.84%) Pega
9 2 (0.84%) SAP
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