The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 526 455 451
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 77 97 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 73
Average daily rate £450 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £332 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+4.11% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -50 71 £450 +9.09% 9
London -40 30 £475 +9.82% 4
South West -3 12 £500 -9.09%
City of London -7 12 £475 +5.55%
South East -29 9 £400 +10.34% 1
North West -18 8 £410 +36.66% 1
Wiltshire - 8 £500 -
Swindon - 8 £500 -
Scotland -15 6 - - 1
Berkshire -27 5 £400 +12.28% 1
East Midlands -10 4 £388 -43.43%
Edinburgh -35 4 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -1 3 - -
Nottingham -4 3 - -
East of England -37 3 £475 +6.74% 3
West Midlands - 3 £600 -
Glasgow +10 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £430 -
Hertfordshire -11 1 - -
West Yorkshire -17 1 £325 -16.12%
Yorkshire -18 1 £325 -16.12%
Leeds -19 1 £325 -16.12%
Norwich - 1 £450 - 3
Norfolk - 1 £450 - 3
Hampshire - 1 £325 -
Luton - 1 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 - -
South Coast - 1 £550 -
Farnborough - - - -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 51 (28.81%) Finance
2 35 (19.77%) Banking
2 35 (19.77%) Oracle
3 33 (18.64%) Retail
4 30 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (14.69%) Data Modelling
5 26 (14.69%) SOA
6 25 (14.12%) Telecoms
7 23 (12.99%) Windows
8 22 (12.43%) Java
9 19 (10.73%) .NET
10 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
11 15 (8.47%) IBM
12 14 (7.91%) E-Commerce
12 14 (7.91%) J2EE
12 14 (7.91%) UNIX
12 14 (7.91%) Internet
13 13 (7.34%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (7.34%) Mainframe
13 13 (7.34%) Middleware
14 12 (6.78%) WebLogic
14 12 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (6.21%) Active Directory
15 11 (6.21%) Enterprise Architecture
15 11 (6.21%) QA
16 10 (5.65%) XML
17 9 (5.08%) SAP
17 9 (5.08%) UML
17 9 (5.08%) MS Excel
17 9 (5.08%) CRM

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 12 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 8 (4.52%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.69%) CICS
5 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.56%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.56%) SAS
6 1 (0.56%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.56%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.13%) Force.com
2 2 (1.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.91%) Internet
2 5 (2.82%) LAN
2 5 (2.82%) WAN
3 4 (2.26%) SAN
4 3 (1.69%) LTE
4 3 (1.69%) Firewall
4 3 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (1.69%) LDAP
5 2 (1.13%) Broadband
5 2 (1.13%) VPN
5 2 (1.13%) VoIP
5 2 (1.13%) 2G
5 2 (1.13%) MVNO
5 2 (1.13%) NAS
6 1 (0.56%) ADSL2
6 1 (0.56%) 4G
6 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.56%) RANAP
6 1 (0.56%) NFC
6 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.82%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.26%) DB2
5 4 (2.26%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (2.26%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (2.26%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.69%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.13%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) JUnit
1 1 (0.56%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 51 (28.81%) Finance
2 35 (19.77%) Banking
3 33 (18.64%) Retail
4 25 (14.12%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.08%) Retail Banking
6 8 (4.52%) Billing
7 5 (2.82%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.13%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.73%) .NET
2 14 (7.91%) J2EE
3 13 (7.34%) Middleware
4 10 (5.65%) XML
5 6 (3.39%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.26%) Web Services
6 4 (2.26%) JMS
7 3 (1.69%) SOAP
7 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.69%) JDBC
7 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.13%) Java EE
8 2 (1.13%) JSON
8 2 (1.13%) JSP
8 2 (1.13%) FpML
8 2 (1.13%) Spring
8 2 (1.13%) JNDI
9 1 (0.56%) jBPM
9 1 (0.56%) BAPI
9 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.34%) Mainframe
2 9 (5.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (3.95%) Online Banking
3 7 (3.95%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.39%) Derivative
5 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.82%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.26%) Tandem
7 3 (1.69%) Clustering
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Exalytics
7 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.69%) PKI
8 2 (1.13%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.13%) IVR
8 2 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.13%) Replication
8 2 (1.13%) e-Health
8 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.99%) Windows
2 14 (7.91%) UNIX
3 8 (4.52%) Linux
4 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.39%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.82%) AIX
7 3 (1.69%) zOS
8 2 (1.13%) Solaris
8 2 (1.13%) Android
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (14.69%) Data Modelling
2 26 (14.69%) SOA
3 14 (7.91%) E-Commerce
4 12 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (6.21%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (5.08%) Data Mapping
6 9 (5.08%) CRM
6 9 (5.08%) UML
7 8 (4.52%) Migration
7 8 (4.52%) Information Security
8 7 (3.95%) ETL
8 7 (3.95%) Security Architecture
9 6 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (3.39%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.39%) ITIL
9 6 (3.39%) Validation
9 6 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.43%) Java
2 7 (3.95%) SQL
3 4 (2.26%) C#
4 2 (1.13%) VB
4 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.13%) C
5 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.56%) ABAP
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) Jython
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.39%) Degree
4 3 (1.69%) HND
5 2 (1.13%) CCNP
5 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.21%) QA
2 6 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 11 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.13%) SRDF
4 1 (0.56%) XenApp
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.13%) SCCM
2 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.56%) OpenView
2 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (19.77%) Oracle
2 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.47%) IBM
4 13 (7.34%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (5.08%) ATG
5 9 (5.08%) SAP
6 7 (3.95%) VMware
7 6 (3.39%) ICL
7 6 (3.39%) Business Objects
7 6 (3.39%) Unisys
8 4 (2.26%) Citrix
8 4 (2.26%) BEA
9 3 (1.69%) HP
9 3 (1.69%) Cisco
9 3 (1.69%) BT
10 2 (1.13%) Huawei
10 2 (1.13%) Infovista
10 2 (1.13%) EMC
11 1 (0.56%) Intel
11 1 (0.56%) Genesys
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