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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 106 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 21 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.80% 0.77% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.85% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £401 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £425 £426
% change year-on-year
+5.58% -0.11%
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
2350 2352 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.35% 90.99% 91.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1204 898
Average daily rate £390 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 86 135
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £45.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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
Slough +9 15 £450 +38.46%
Windsor - 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Solutions Designer
South East

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 27 (56.25%) Telecoms
2 11 (22.92%) Billing
3 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.75%) SOA
4 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (14.58%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (14.58%) Remedy
6 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.50%) ITSM
6 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.50%) Web Services
6 6 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (10.42%) MVNO
7 5 (10.42%) CMDB
7 5 (10.42%) 4G
7 5 (10.42%) Finance
7 5 (10.42%) HP
7 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 4 (8.33%) Internet
8 4 (8.33%) BMC
8 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (8.33%) Service Management
8 4 (8.33%) ITIL
8 4 (8.33%) RAD
8 4 (8.33%) RUP
8 4 (8.33%) Broadband
8 4 (8.33%) Line Management
8 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
8 4 (8.33%) User Experience
9 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (6.25%) Exstream
2 3 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.08%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) 4G
1 5 (10.42%) MVNO
2 4 (8.33%) Broadband
2 4 (8.33%) Internet
2 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.25%) LTE
3 3 (6.25%) 3G
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.08%) VoLTE
5 1 (2.08%) FTP
5 1 (2.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 27 (56.25%) Telecoms
2 11 (22.92%) Billing
3 5 (10.42%) Finance
4 3 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.25%) Marketing
4 3 (6.25%) Electronics
5 2 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.08%) JSON
3 1 (2.08%) RESTful
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) CMDB
3 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) User Experience
4 3 (6.25%) IVR
4 3 (6.25%) DTV
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
1 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) SOA
1 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 6 (12.50%) ITSM
4 5 (10.42%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) Service Management
5 4 (8.33%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) RAD
5 4 (8.33%) RUP
5 4 (8.33%) Line Management
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.17%) Fault Management
7 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.17%) eTOM
7 2 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Remedy
2 5 (10.42%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) BMC
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Unica
6 1 (2.08%) Nintex
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle