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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 459 527 444
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -83
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 138 68 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 44 49
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £352 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +31 116 £450 +2.56% 15
South East +49 65 £450 +5.88% 5
Berkshire +33 38 £463 +15.62% 3
Hampshire - 27 £450 - 1
London +1 26 £500 +15.94% 6
Scotland +19 22 £450 - 2
Slough +18 21 £465 +24.83% 2
Edinburgh +8 12 £450 - 1
City of London +17 10 £494 +12.85% 2
Glasgow +6 9 £500 - 1
East of England +10 8 £425 -5.55%
South West +14 7 £561 +12.25% 1
Norfolk +7 4 £438 -2.77%
Wiltshire +1 4 £561 +12.25%
North West -21 4 £463 +12.80% 1
Hook - 4 £425 -
Bracknell - 4 £320 -
Norwich +13 3 £450 -
Swindon +4 3 £563 +12.50%
East Midlands -1 3 £475 - 1
Merseyside -9 3 £475 +22.58%
Leeds -11 3 £469 +34.89%
West Yorkshire -13 3 £469 +34.89% 1
Yorkshire -18 3 £469 +34.89% 1
West Midlands -9 2 £400 -33.33%
Liverpool -13 2 £475 +22.58%
Bristol - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £463 -
Luton - 2 £375 -
Newbury - 2 - - 1

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 63 (24.32%) SOA
2 62 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (21.62%) Finance
4 54 (20.85%) Oracle
5 52 (20.08%) Java
6 48 (18.53%) Telecoms
7 34 (13.13%) Banking
8 29 (11.20%) UML
9 27 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (9.27%) Technical Architecture
10 24 (9.27%) Data Modelling
10 24 (9.27%) SQL
11 22 (8.49%) Web Services
11 22 (8.49%) RAD
12 21 (8.11%) Linux
12 21 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (8.11%) UNIX
12 21 (8.11%) Middleware
12 21 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (7.72%) Windows
13 20 (7.72%) RUP
13 20 (7.72%) Spring
14 19 (7.34%) Retail
14 19 (7.34%) .NET
14 19 (7.34%) Oracle Database
14 19 (7.34%) SDLC
15 17 (6.56%) Informatica
15 17 (6.56%) VMware
16 16 (6.18%) Enterprise Architecture
16 16 (6.18%) SAP

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (5.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (4.63%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.09%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (2.70%) SAS
4 7 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.93%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.54%) Lync
6 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.77%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.77%) IIS
9 1 (0.39%) Apache
9 1 (0.39%) JBoss
9 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.39%) CICS
9 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.54%) SPSS
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.16%) Retail-J
1 3 (1.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 3 (1.16%) Exstream
1 3 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.16%) Oracle Payroll
1 3 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.16%) Taleo
2 2 (0.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.70%) SAN
1 7 (2.70%) Internet
2 5 (1.93%) Firewall
3 4 (1.54%) FTP
3 4 (1.54%) LAN
4 3 (1.16%) HTTP
4 3 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.77%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.77%) 4G
5 2 (0.77%) GGSN
5 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.77%) Intranet
5 2 (0.77%) SSL
5 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.77%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.77%) DMZ
5 2 (0.77%) SMS
5 2 (0.77%) WAN
5 2 (0.77%) Broadband
6 1 (0.39%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (7.34%) Oracle Database
3 15 (5.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (4.25%) DB2
5 9 (3.47%) Big Data
6 8 (3.09%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.70%) MySQL
7 7 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.93%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.93%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.54%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 2 (0.77%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (0.77%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.77%) Cognos Transformer
11 2 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Eclipse
1 5 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.77%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (0.77%) Toad
2 2 (0.77%) JUnit
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.39%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.39%) Maven
3 1 (0.39%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.39%) Hudson
General
1 56 (21.62%) Finance
2 48 (18.53%) Telecoms
3 34 (13.13%) Banking
4 19 (7.34%) Retail
5 7 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.32%) Billing
6 6 (2.32%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.54%) Legal
8 3 (1.16%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.39%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.49%) Web Services
2 21 (8.11%) Middleware
3 20 (7.72%) Spring
4 19 (7.34%) .NET
5 14 (5.41%) Hibernate
6 13 (5.02%) SOAP
6 13 (5.02%) XML
7 12 (4.63%) J2EE
8 10 (3.86%) REST
9 8 (3.09%) HTML
10 7 (2.70%) JSP
10 7 (2.70%) CSS
10 7 (2.70%) JMS
10 7 (2.70%) jQuery
11 6 (2.32%) Java EE
11 6 (2.32%) JSON
12 5 (1.93%) Oracle ADF
12 5 (1.93%) Java EE 5
12 5 (1.93%) JRuby
12 5 (1.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.25%) User Experience
3 10 (3.86%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.47%) Clustering
5 6 (2.32%) IVR
6 5 (1.93%) Online Banking
6 5 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.16%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.77%) CMDB
9 2 (0.77%) iSeries
9 2 (0.77%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.77%) AS400
9 2 (0.77%) Economics
9 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.39%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.11%) Linux
1 21 (8.11%) UNIX
2 20 (7.72%) Windows
3 5 (1.93%) Solaris
4 2 (0.77%) AIX
4 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.39%) zOS
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.32%) SOA
2 62 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.20%) UML
4 27 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (9.27%) Technical Architecture
5 24 (9.27%) Data Modelling
6 22 (8.49%) RAD
7 21 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (7.72%) RUP
9 19 (7.34%) SDLC
10 16 (6.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (5.79%) Analytics
11 15 (5.79%) ETL
12 14 (5.41%) CRM
13 12 (4.63%) ITIL
13 12 (4.63%) Scrum
14 11 (4.25%) Requirements Management
14 11 (4.25%) OO
14 11 (4.25%) Waterfall
15 10 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.08%) Java
2 24 (9.27%) SQL
3 11 (4.25%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.93%) Jython
4 5 (1.93%) Groovy
5 2 (0.77%) C
5 2 (0.77%) C#
5 2 (0.77%) VB
6 1 (0.39%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) VBA
6 1 (0.39%) VB6
6 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (1.93%) Degree
2 4 (1.54%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) HNC
4 2 (0.77%) HND
5 1 (0.39%) MCSE
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.70%) QA
2 6 (2.32%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.77%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) NFS
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.77%) SCCM
3 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (20.85%) Oracle
2 17 (6.56%) Informatica
2 17 (6.56%) VMware
3 16 (6.18%) SAP
4 14 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.86%) IBM
6 9 (3.47%) Teradata
7 7 (2.70%) Remedy
8 5 (1.93%) Sybase
8 5 (1.93%) Intel
8 5 (1.93%) Citrix
8 5 (1.93%) Unisys
8 5 (1.93%) ICL
8 5 (1.93%) Pega
9 4 (1.54%) Netezza
9 4 (1.54%) HP
10 3 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.16%) Genesys
10 3 (1.16%) Cisco
10 3 (1.16%) OpenText
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