The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Solutions Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Designer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 0.50% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
665 948 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.62% 94.33% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 545 454
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 21
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Solutions Designer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Solutions Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Solutions Designer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) OAuth
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Data Encryption
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware

Solutions Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) OAuth
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SAML
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Encryption
1 1 (20.00%) Logistics
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) SOA
1 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements