The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 66 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 0.93% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 1.02% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +31.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
803 880 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.12% 91.29% 89.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 382 381
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Solutions Designer
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Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Solutions Designer
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (33.33%) 4G
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
1 1 (33.33%) Web Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Unica
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) LTE

Solutions Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
1 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Web Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Unica