The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 96 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 26 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.05% 0.68% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.75% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 12
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £453 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2203 2263 2200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.87% 90.56% 91.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1085 945
Average daily rate £375 £370 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 50 97
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £22.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -27.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer across the Berkshire region.

Solutions Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Slough +9 16 £475 +27.51%
Reading +5 2 £465 +12.72%
Newbury - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £450 -
Solutions Designer
South East

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 26 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.38%) Oracle
4 7 (13.46%) SOAP
4 7 (13.46%) Linux
4 7 (13.46%) CRM
4 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
4 7 (13.46%) SOA
5 6 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (11.54%) REST
5 6 (11.54%) Windows
5 6 (11.54%) Java
5 6 (11.54%) Finance
5 6 (11.54%) Service Management
5 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
5 6 (11.54%) Citrix
6 5 (9.62%) UNIX
6 5 (9.62%) XML
6 5 (9.62%) ITIL
6 5 (9.62%) Billing
6 5 (9.62%) Banking
6 5 (9.62%) Retail
6 5 (9.62%) VMware
7 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
7 4 (7.69%) RAD
7 4 (7.69%) RUP
8 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
8 3 (5.77%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Migration

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Retail-J
2 2 (3.85%) Maximo
2 2 (3.85%) Exstream
3 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) FTP
1 3 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.85%) LAN
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) 3G
3 1 (1.92%) 2G
3 1 (1.92%) GGSN
3 1 (1.92%) LTE
3 1 (1.92%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
3 1 (1.92%) SAN
3 1 (1.92%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 5 (9.62%) Billing
4 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) SOAP
2 6 (11.54%) REST
3 5 (9.62%) XML
4 3 (5.77%) JSON
5 2 (3.85%) Middleware
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 2 (3.85%) J2EE
6 1 (1.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.92%) JSP
6 1 (1.92%) JSF
6 1 (1.92%) Ajax
6 1 (1.92%) Java EE
6 1 (1.92%) jQuery
6 1 (1.92%) RESTful
6 1 (1.92%) HTML5
6 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) AS400
1 3 (5.77%) IVR
1 3 (5.77%) iSeries
2 2 (3.85%) Economics
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) CMDB
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) UNIX
4 3 (5.77%) AIX
5 1 (1.92%) Solaris
5 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.46%) CRM
2 7 (13.46%) SOA
3 6 (11.54%) Service Management
3 6 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) RAD
5 4 (7.69%) RUP
6 3 (5.77%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Release Management
6 3 (5.77%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) eTOM
7 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.85%) Network Planning
7 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.85%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.85%) Contact Management
7 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.85%) Content Management
7 2 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) VB
2 1 (1.92%) VBA
2 1 (1.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) HNC
2 2 (3.85%) HND
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) Citrix
3 5 (9.62%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (5.77%) IBM
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) Pega
5 2 (3.85%) Amdocs
5 2 (3.85%) ComArch
6 1 (1.92%) Axway
6 1 (1.92%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.92%) Intel
6 1 (1.92%) Genesys
6 1 (1.92%) BMC
6 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.92%) Remedy