The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 89 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.44% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.48% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£471 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £443
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1418 1471 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.72% 92.81% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 742 647
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 94 114
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £10.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Nottinghamshire +9 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £493 -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Intel
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) EMV
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) APACS
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) NFC

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) NFC
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) EMV
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Intel
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) VMware