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 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 467 476 446
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 115 83 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 43 63
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 £393 £370 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £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 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 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 6 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 -18 80 £450 +5.88% 6
Scotland +15 34 £450 - 1
South East +1 25 £450 +12.28%
London -15 21 £463 +4.22% 1
Berkshire +5 20 £450 +12.07%
East of England +30 17 £450 -10.00%
Glasgow +9 15 £444 - 1
Edinburgh +11 14 £450 -
Slough +4 10 £450 -
Yorkshire +2 5 £450 -
North West -20 5 £429 +6.31% 1
Cheshire +3 3 £420 -
East Midlands -2 3 - -
West Yorkshire -6 3 £450 -
South West -12 3 £541 +8.25% 4
Leeds -14 3 £450 -
City of London +4 2 £500 +15.94%
West Midlands +1 2 - -
Wiltshire 0 2 £541 +8.25% 4
Surrey -1 2 - -
Swindon -6 2 £541 +8.25% 3
West Lothian - 2 £423 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire -9 1 £300 -7.69%
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 67 (27.69%) SOA
2 63 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (25.21%) Finance
4 59 (24.38%) Java
5 31 (12.81%) Oracle
5 31 (12.81%) Banking
6 29 (11.98%) Telecoms
7 28 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (10.33%) Retail
9 23 (9.50%) Spring
9 23 (9.50%) Web Services
9 23 (9.50%) UML
10 22 (9.09%) Windows
10 22 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
11 20 (8.26%) Data Modelling
12 17 (7.02%) SQL
12 17 (7.02%) Microsoft
12 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (6.61%) DB2
13 16 (6.61%) UNIX
13 16 (6.61%) RUP
13 16 (6.61%) Hibernate
14 15 (6.20%) RAD
14 15 (6.20%) Linux
15 14 (5.79%) SAP
15 14 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (5.79%) IBM
15 14 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (5.79%) Informatica
15 14 (5.79%) Billing

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 9 (3.72%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (2.48%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.48%) SAS
3 5 (2.07%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (2.07%) GlassFish
4 4 (1.65%) IIS
5 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.24%) Lync
6 2 (0.83%) CICS
6 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.41%) Apache
7 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.07%) Exstream
3 3 (1.24%) 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 10 (4.13%) Internet
2 9 (3.72%) SAN
3 6 (2.48%) WAN
3 6 (2.48%) LAN
3 6 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (2.48%) NAS
4 5 (2.07%) MVNO
5 4 (1.65%) 4G
5 4 (1.65%) Broadband
5 4 (1.65%) Firewall
6 3 (1.24%) Intranet
6 3 (1.24%) LDAP
6 3 (1.24%) VoIP
6 3 (1.24%) HTTP
6 3 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.24%) DNS
6 3 (1.24%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.24%) SSH
7 2 (0.83%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.61%) DB2
2 14 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.13%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.48%) Big Data
4 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.07%) MySQL
5 5 (2.07%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.65%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.65%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.83%) IDOL
7 2 (0.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.24%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.83%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (25.21%) Finance
2 31 (12.81%) Banking
3 29 (11.98%) Telecoms
4 25 (10.33%) Retail
5 14 (5.79%) Billing
6 10 (4.13%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Local Government
7 3 (1.24%) Back Office
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.83%) Publishing
8 2 (0.83%) International Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.50%) Web Services
1 23 (9.50%) Spring
2 16 (6.61%) Hibernate
3 13 (5.37%) Middleware
4 12 (4.96%) XML
4 12 (4.96%) .NET
5 11 (4.55%) J2EE
6 9 (3.72%) HTML
7 8 (3.31%) JSP
8 6 (2.48%) CSS
8 6 (2.48%) Java EE
8 6 (2.48%) jQuery
8 6 (2.48%) HTML5
9 5 (2.07%) JRuby
9 5 (2.07%) Java EE 5
9 5 (2.07%) Oracle ADF
9 5 (2.07%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.07%) XSD
9 5 (2.07%) SOAP
10 4 (1.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.31%) Mainframe
3 6 (2.48%) Online Banking
3 6 (2.48%) CMDB
3 6 (2.48%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (2.48%) User Experience
4 5 (2.07%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.07%) Clustering
5 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.24%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.83%) Open Source
7 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.83%) PKI
7 2 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.41%) EPoS
8 1 (0.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.09%) Windows
2 16 (6.61%) UNIX
3 15 (6.20%) Linux
4 5 (2.07%) Solaris
5 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.24%) AIX
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) Android
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.69%) SOA
2 63 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (9.50%) UML
5 22 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 20 (8.26%) Data Modelling
7 16 (6.61%) RUP
8 15 (6.20%) RAD
9 14 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (5.37%) Scrum
10 13 (5.37%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (5.37%) Analytics
11 12 (4.96%) Waterfall
11 12 (4.96%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.96%) Project Management
12 11 (4.55%) CRM
13 10 (4.13%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (3.72%) E-Commerce
15 8 (3.31%) ETL
15 8 (3.31%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 59 (24.38%) Java
2 17 (7.02%) SQL
3 8 (3.31%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.89%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.07%) Jython
5 5 (2.07%) Groovy
6 3 (1.24%) C
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) VB6
7 1 (0.41%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (1.65%) Degree
1 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
1 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.41%) CCNP
4 1 (0.41%) CCNA
4 1 (0.41%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.83%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.41%) SRDF
3 1 (0.41%) KVM
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.41%) Xen
3 1 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (0.83%) SCCM
3 1 (0.41%) SCOM
3 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (12.81%) Oracle
2 17 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.79%) SAP
3 14 (5.79%) IBM
3 14 (5.79%) Informatica
4 11 (4.55%) Cisco
5 10 (4.13%) HP
6 8 (3.31%) VMware
6 8 (3.31%) Teradata
7 7 (2.89%) ICL
7 7 (2.89%) Remedy
7 7 (2.89%) Unisys
8 6 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.07%) Veritas
9 5 (2.07%) EMC
9 5 (2.07%) Software AG
10 4 (1.65%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.65%) BMC
10 4 (1.65%) Symantec
10 4 (1.65%) Netezza
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