The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 95 87 75
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.062% 0.081% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.085% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1504 1173 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 95.29% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 657 538
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 84
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Solutions Designer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Target Operating Model

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Target Operating Model
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory