The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 92 94 99
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 16 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.86% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £426
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1736 1477 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.88% 93.54% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 882 787
Average daily rate £373 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 93
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.95 £8.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Designer across the West Yorkshire region.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Leeds +6 15 £450 +12.50%
Solutions Designer
Yorkshire

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 8 (33.33%) SOA
1 8 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) LAN
4 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
5 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) VoIP
5 3 (12.50%) Trillium
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Billing
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (8.33%) RAD
6 2 (8.33%) RUP
6 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 3 (12.50%) VoIP
2 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Billing
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) J2ME
2 1 (4.17%) J2SE
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Java ME
2 1 (4.17%) Java SE
2 1 (4.17%) Java EE
2 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) IVR
1 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) SOA
1 8 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
3 3 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
3 3 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
3 3 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) RAD
4 2 (8.33%) RUP
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.17%) Line Management
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) Trillium
3 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Remedy
5 1 (4.17%) VMware