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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Designer
Rank 539 477 547
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +70
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 108 184 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.34% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 124 46
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -42 98 £463 +2.66% 4
South East +1 34 £425 -5.55% 2
London -21 30 £425 -5.55% 2
Berkshire +12 19 £470 +4.44% 1
East of England +21 14 £470 +1.89%
Norfolk +6 12 £470 -
Norwich +3 9 £470 +1.07%
Yorkshire -3 9 £463 +8.82%
Hampshire -20 8 £425 -8.10%
North Yorkshire +1 7 £463 +2.77%
Scotland -20 7 £438 -0.56%
Slough +8 6 £470 +4.44%
Oxford -3 6 £400 -11.11%
Oxfordshire -4 6 £400 -11.11%
Reading +13 5 £515 +32.90%
West Midlands -31 5 £438 -
Stirling +6 4 - -
York +4 4 - -
Hook - 4 £438 -
North West 0 3 £450 -5.26%
Glasgow -1 3 £438 -2.77%
City of London +22 2 £394 -21.25%
Leeds 0 2 £470 +34.28%
West Yorkshire -1 2 £470 +34.28%
Cheshire -1 2 £500 +5.26%
Birmingham -7 2 £425 -
Bromley - 2 £575 -
South West -8 1 £488 +2.63%
North East -21 1 £650 +44.44%
East Midlands - 1 £500 -

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 86 (30.94%) Telecoms
2 64 (23.02%) Finance
3 50 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (15.47%) SOA
5 38 (13.67%) Oracle
6 31 (11.15%) Java
7 30 (10.79%) Web Services
8 26 (9.35%) Data Modelling
9 23 (8.27%) XML
9 23 (8.27%) Banking
10 21 (7.55%) SOAP
10 21 (7.55%) Middleware
10 21 (7.55%) Analytics
11 19 (6.83%) UML
12 18 (6.47%) Linux
12 18 (6.47%) XSD
12 18 (6.47%) Red Hat
12 18 (6.47%) WSDL
12 18 (6.47%) Test Strategy
13 17 (6.12%) SoapUI
13 17 (6.12%) Microsoft
13 17 (6.12%) RAD
13 17 (6.12%) RUP
13 17 (6.12%) Retail
14 16 (5.76%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (5.76%) CRM
15 15 (5.40%) Billing
15 15 (5.40%) Migration
16 14 (5.04%) Scrum
16 14 (5.04%) MS Excel

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 9 (3.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 8 (2.88%) CMS
3 5 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.44%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.44%) JBoss
4 4 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.72%) Liferay
5 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) CICS
6 1 (0.36%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.52%) MS Office
2 7 (2.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.36%) InDesign
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.36%) BASE24
3 1 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.80%) Office 365
4 3 (1.08%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.04%) Internet
2 9 (3.24%) 4G
3 8 (2.88%) VPN
4 6 (2.16%) LDAP
5 5 (1.80%) DHCP
5 5 (1.80%) DNS
5 5 (1.80%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.80%) PSTN
5 5 (1.80%) VoIP
5 5 (1.80%) WAN
6 4 (1.44%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.44%) LAN
6 4 (1.44%) SSL
7 3 (1.08%) MVNO
7 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.72%) FTP
8 2 (0.72%) MPLS
8 2 (0.72%) Wireless
9 1 (0.36%) HTTP
9 1 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.60%) Big Data
3 9 (3.24%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.88%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.80%) DB2
6 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.44%) ObjectStore
8 2 (0.72%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.72%) Impala
8 2 (0.72%) OLTP
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (6.12%) SoapUI
2 5 (1.80%) JUnit
3 4 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.44%) Maven
3 4 (1.44%) Selenium
3 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (30.94%) Telecoms
2 64 (23.02%) Finance
3 23 (8.27%) Banking
4 17 (6.12%) Retail
5 15 (5.40%) Billing
6 7 (2.52%) Marketing
7 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.08%) Local Government
8 2 (0.72%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.79%) Web Services
2 23 (8.27%) XML
3 21 (7.55%) Middleware
3 21 (7.55%) SOAP
4 18 (6.47%) WSDL
4 18 (6.47%) XSD
5 5 (1.80%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.80%) RESTful
6 4 (1.44%) .NET
6 4 (1.44%) Spring
7 3 (1.08%) REST
8 2 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.72%) HTML
8 2 (0.72%) HTML5
8 2 (0.72%) JMS
8 2 (0.72%) JSR 168
9 1 (0.36%) EJB
9 1 (0.36%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.36%) J2EE
9 1 (0.36%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.16%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.80%) BYOD
4 5 (1.80%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.80%) PKI
5 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.44%) Social Network
6 3 (1.08%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.72%) Clustering
7 2 (0.72%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.72%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.72%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.36%) EFT
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) IVR
8 1 (0.36%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.47%) Linux
2 11 (3.96%) Windows
3 10 (3.60%) Unix
4 9 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.16%) Solaris
6 6 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.80%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) CentOS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (15.47%) SOA
3 26 (9.35%) Data Modelling
4 21 (7.55%) Analytics
5 19 (6.83%) UML
6 18 (6.47%) Test Strategy
7 17 (6.12%) RAD
7 17 (6.12%) RUP
8 16 (5.76%) CRM
8 16 (5.76%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (5.40%) Migration
10 14 (5.04%) E-Commerce
10 14 (5.04%) Mobile Transformation
10 14 (5.04%) Scrum
11 13 (4.68%) TOGAF
12 12 (4.32%) ETL
12 12 (4.32%) SDLC
12 12 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.60%) Network Design
13 10 (3.60%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.15%) Java
2 7 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.44%) COBOL
3 4 (1.44%) SQL
4 2 (0.72%) C
4 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.72%) Python
4 2 (0.72%) Scala
5 1 (0.36%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (2.52%) Degree
2 1 (0.36%) CCNP
2 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.36%) CRISC
2 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.88%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.72%) HDFS
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.80%) SCCM
1 5 (1.80%) SCOM
2 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.72%) Netcool
3 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.36%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 38 (13.67%) Oracle
2 18 (6.47%) Red Hat
3 17 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.88%) Cisco
5 8 (2.88%) Genesys
6 7 (2.52%) Splunk
7 6 (2.16%) VMware
8 5 (1.80%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.80%) HP
9 4 (1.44%) EMC
9 4 (1.44%) Huawei
9 4 (1.44%) SAP
9 4 (1.44%) Tellabs
9 4 (1.44%) Virgin Media
10 3 (1.08%) Adobe
10 3 (1.08%) ATG
10 3 (1.08%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.08%) Guidewire
10 3 (1.08%) Hortonworks
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