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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 512 463 464
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 99 120 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 60 61
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £603 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £432 £388 £444
% change year-on-year
+11.48% -12.67%
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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 -46 75 £425 -5.55% 6
South East +16 28 £413 -8.33% 2
Berkshire +26 25 £400 -11.11% 2
Scotland +1 24 £425 - 2
London -35 16 £418 -12.10% 1
North West -10 10 £375 +23.96%
Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
East of England -21 5 £450 -
South West -32 5 £511 +13.10% 2
Glasgow - 5 £400 - 1
Cheshire +10 3 £439 -
Reading +10 3 £450 -
East Midlands +1 3 £471 +30.90%
City of London -1 2 £475 - 1
Knutsford +8 1 £439 -
Newbury +2 1 £400 -
Manchester -4 1 - -
Hertfordshire -14 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £493 -
West Sussex - 1 £155 -
Northampton - 1 £493 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £155 -
Altrincham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kidlington - - - -

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 52 (30.23%) Java
1 52 (30.23%) Finance
2 38 (22.09%) SOA
3 36 (20.93%) Oracle
4 31 (18.02%) Telecoms
5 30 (17.44%) SQL
6 28 (16.28%) UML
7 25 (14.53%) Banking
8 23 (13.37%) Retail
8 23 (13.37%) .NET
9 19 (11.05%) Web Services
9 19 (11.05%) Windows
10 18 (10.47%) Data Modelling
11 17 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.30%) J2EE
13 15 (8.72%) VMware
14 14 (8.14%) Billing
14 14 (8.14%) Middleware
15 13 (7.56%) SAP
15 13 (7.56%) CRM
15 13 (7.56%) Linux
15 13 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (6.98%) Data Integration
16 12 (6.98%) Internet
16 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
17 11 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (6.40%) Retail Banking
17 11 (6.40%) Microsoft
17 11 (6.40%) Salesforce.com
18 10 (5.81%) Citrix

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.49%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.91%) CICS
4 4 (2.33%) Apache
4 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.16%) CMS
6 2 (1.16%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.91%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.74%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Force.com
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.98%) Internet
2 8 (4.65%) LAN
2 8 (4.65%) SAN
3 7 (4.07%) Firewall
4 5 (2.91%) WAN
5 4 (2.33%) Network Security
6 3 (1.74%) LTE
6 3 (1.74%) NAS
6 3 (1.74%) DNS
6 3 (1.74%) SMS
7 2 (1.16%) 4G
7 2 (1.16%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.58%) NFC
8 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.58%) VoIP
8 1 (0.58%) LDAP
8 1 (0.58%) Broadband
8 1 (0.58%) 3G
8 1 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.23%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.23%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.49%) DB2
3 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.16%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Big Data
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (2.33%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (30.23%) Finance
2 31 (18.02%) Telecoms
3 25 (14.53%) Banking
4 23 (13.37%) Retail
5 14 (8.14%) Billing
6 11 (6.40%) Retail Banking
7 10 (5.81%) Marketing
8 5 (2.91%) Legal
9 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.33%) Electronics
10 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.74%) Local Government
11 2 (1.16%) Publishing
12 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.37%) .NET
2 19 (11.05%) Web Services
3 16 (9.30%) J2EE
4 14 (8.14%) Middleware
5 9 (5.23%) XML
6 8 (4.65%) JSP
7 7 (4.07%) JMS
7 7 (4.07%) HTML
8 6 (3.49%) SOAP
8 6 (3.49%) JDBC
8 6 (3.49%) JNDI
9 5 (2.91%) Spring
9 5 (2.91%) CSS
10 4 (2.33%) jBPM
10 4 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (2.33%) REST
11 3 (1.74%) Java EE 5
11 3 (1.74%) RESTful
11 3 (1.74%) Java EE
11 3 (1.74%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
1 12 (6.98%) Data Integration
2 7 (4.07%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (4.07%) Online Banking
3 6 (3.49%) Replication
3 6 (3.49%) IVR
3 6 (3.49%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.49%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (3.49%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.91%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.33%) DTV
6 3 (1.74%) CMDB
7 2 (1.16%) Clustering
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.58%) iSeries
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.05%) Windows
2 13 (7.56%) Linux
3 9 (5.23%) UNIX
4 4 (2.33%) AIX
4 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.74%) zOS
6 2 (1.16%) Android
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.09%) SOA
2 28 (16.28%) UML
3 18 (10.47%) Data Modelling
4 17 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (7.56%) CRM
6 11 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.81%) Data Management
7 10 (5.81%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (5.81%) E-Commerce
7 10 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.23%) Use Case
8 9 (5.23%) Waterfall
9 8 (4.65%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.49%) ITIL
10 6 (3.49%) Scrum
10 6 (3.49%) Project Management
11 5 (2.91%) Process Management
11 5 (2.91%) ERP
11 5 (2.91%) ETL
11 5 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.23%) Java
2 30 (17.44%) SQL
3 7 (4.07%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.91%) C#
5 4 (2.33%) Python
5 4 (2.33%) PHP
6 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.16%) Jython
7 2 (1.16%) Groovy
7 2 (1.16%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.16%) C
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) VBScript
8 1 (0.58%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.91%) Degree
2 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.58%) CISM
3 1 (0.58%) ISEB
3 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) QA
1 5 (2.91%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.65%) XenApp
4 4 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.74%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.74%) SRDF
6 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) Control-M
2 1 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.58%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 36 (20.93%) Oracle
2 15 (8.72%) VMware
3 13 (7.56%) SAP
4 11 (6.40%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.40%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (5.81%) Citrix
6 8 (4.65%) HP
6 8 (4.65%) Unisys
6 8 (4.65%) ICL
7 7 (4.07%) Cisco
7 7 (4.07%) IBM
8 6 (3.49%) NetApp
9 5 (2.91%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.33%) Zend
10 4 (2.33%) Remedy
10 4 (2.33%) ATG
11 3 (1.74%) AppSense
11 3 (1.74%) GoldenSource
11 3 (1.74%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.74%) EMC
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