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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 449 531 435
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -96
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 172 80 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 40 66
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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 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £587
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.75%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +44 132 £460 +5.14% 11
South East +11 42 £475 +18.75% 4
London +17 40 £463 +10.77% 1
Scotland +14 40 £425 +6.25%
Hampshire +21 29 £450 -43.75% 1
South West +5 17 £485 -3.00% 1
Glasgow +17 14 £450 -
Devon - 13 £480 -
East of England +9 12 £458 +1.66%
Berkshire -1 12 £475 +24.59%
Plymouth - 12 £480 -
Edinburgh -1 11 £425 -
Inverclyde - 10 £420 -
City of London -4 9 £500 +19.40%
North West -25 9 £475 +10.65% 4
Norfolk +4 8 £450 -
Gourock - 8 £420 -
Cheshire -8 7 £475 +8.20% 4
Slough -2 6 £475 +26.66%
Warrington - 6 £475 - 3
Durham - 6 £450 -
North East - 6 £450 -
Norwich +13 4 £450 -
Stirling -6 3 - -
Yorkshire -24 3 £388 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Wiltshire -1 2 £569 +13.75%
Swindon -5 2 £569 +13.75%
West Yorkshire -26 2 £350 -
Leeds -26 2 £350 -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 68 (22.67%) SOA
2 64 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (20.00%) Java
4 56 (18.67%) Oracle
5 45 (15.00%) Finance
6 41 (13.67%) Telecoms
6 41 (13.67%) Middleware
7 36 (12.00%) Linux
8 35 (11.67%) Banking
9 31 (10.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 26 (8.67%) UML
10 26 (8.67%) Web Services
11 25 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 25 (8.33%) SQL
11 25 (8.33%) IBM
12 24 (8.00%) Oracle Database
13 23 (7.67%) Windows
14 22 (7.33%) Technical Architecture
14 22 (7.33%) Migration
14 22 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (6.67%) Requirements Management
16 18 (6.00%) Java EE
16 18 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (6.00%) UNIX
16 18 (6.00%) RAD
17 17 (5.67%) .NET
17 17 (5.67%) Microsoft
17 17 (5.67%) WebSphere
17 17 (5.67%) Relational Database

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (5.67%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.67%) WebLogic
2 14 (4.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.67%) Oracle Service Bus
4 10 (3.33%) JBoss
5 9 (3.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.67%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.33%) Lync
9 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.67%) SAS
10 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.33%) Apache
10 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.33%) IIS
10 1 (0.33%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (3.00%) MS Office
2 4 (1.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.00%) Oracle Payroll
1 3 (1.00%) Exstream
1 3 (1.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 3 (1.00%) Retail-J
1 3 (1.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Maximo
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.00%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (1.00%) Taleo
4 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.67%) Internet
1 8 (2.67%) SAN
2 6 (2.00%) SMS
3 3 (1.00%) LAN
3 3 (1.00%) FTP
3 3 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.67%) GGSN
4 2 (0.67%) SSL
4 2 (0.67%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.67%) HTTP
4 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.67%) DNS
4 2 (0.67%) DHCP
4 2 (0.67%) Firewall
5 1 (0.33%) 2G
5 1 (0.33%) VLAN
5 1 (0.33%) DMZ
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) 3G
5 1 (0.33%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 18 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 17 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.00%) Big Data
6 8 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.67%) MySQL
7 5 (1.67%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.67%) DB2
7 5 (1.67%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.67%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.67%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (0.67%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) Kalido
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (2.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.67%) JUnit
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.67%) Toad
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.33%) Hudson
4 1 (0.33%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
4 1 (0.33%) Maven
General
1 45 (15.00%) Finance
2 41 (13.67%) Telecoms
3 35 (11.67%) Banking
4 15 (5.00%) Retail
5 10 (3.33%) Billing
6 7 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.67%) Back Office
7 5 (1.67%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.67%) Middleware
2 26 (8.67%) Web Services
3 18 (6.00%) Java EE
4 17 (5.67%) .NET
5 15 (5.00%) SOAP
5 15 (5.00%) Spring
6 14 (4.67%) XML
7 13 (4.33%) J2EE
7 13 (4.33%) JSR 168
8 12 (4.00%) REST
9 11 (3.67%) Struts
10 9 (3.00%) Hibernate
10 9 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (2.67%) HTML
12 7 (2.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 6 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (2.00%) SAML
13 6 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (1.67%) JMS
14 5 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.00%) User Experience
3 9 (3.00%) Mainframe
3 9 (3.00%) IVR
4 8 (2.67%) Grid Computing
4 8 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.33%) Clustering
6 6 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.33%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.33%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.00%) iSeries
8 3 (1.00%) AS400
9 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.67%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.67%) Economics
9 2 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.00%) Linux
2 23 (7.67%) Windows
3 18 (6.00%) UNIX
4 7 (2.33%) Solaris
5 3 (1.00%) AIX
6 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.67%) SOA
2 64 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (10.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 26 (8.67%) UML
5 25 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 22 (7.33%) Migration
6 22 (7.33%) Technical Architecture
7 20 (6.67%) Requirements Management
7 20 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (6.00%) RAD
9 16 (5.33%) ETL
9 16 (5.33%) TOGAF
10 15 (5.00%) RUP
11 14 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (4.67%) Open Source
11 14 (4.67%) Analytics
11 14 (4.67%) SDLC
12 13 (4.33%) Coaching
13 12 (4.00%) CRM
13 12 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 60 (20.00%) Java
2 25 (8.33%) SQL
3 8 (2.67%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.33%) R
5 3 (1.00%) C#
5 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.67%) VB
6 2 (0.67%) Jython
6 2 (0.67%) Groovy
6 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.33%) VB6
7 1 (0.33%) XPath
7 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.33%) VBA
7 1 (0.33%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) XQuery
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.00%) Degree
3 3 (1.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.67%) HNC
4 2 (0.67%) HND
4 2 (0.67%) MCSE
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.67%) QA
2 6 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.33%) WSUS
3 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (18.67%) Oracle
2 25 (8.33%) IBM
3 17 (5.67%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.33%) VMware
5 11 (3.67%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.67%) SAP
6 10 (3.33%) Informatica
7 9 (3.00%) Pega
8 7 (2.33%) Splunk
8 7 (2.33%) Adobe
9 6 (2.00%) Sybase
9 6 (2.00%) Citrix
9 6 (2.00%) KANA
10 5 (1.67%) Cisco
11 4 (1.33%) Unisys
11 4 (1.33%) HP
11 4 (1.33%) ICL
11 4 (1.33%) Intel
12 3 (1.00%) webMethods
12 3 (1.00%) Remedy
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