The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 218 226 201
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 25 10 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.11% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.12% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 28
Average daily rate
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£388 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £444
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solutions Designer
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8409 8126 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.07% 92.93% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4692 4296 4210
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Solutions Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Solutions Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Solutions Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Designer across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Solutions Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Solutions Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Designer across the South East region.

Solutions Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Solutions Designer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire +22 22 £381 -15.27% 3
West Sussex - 1 £155 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 12 (31.58%) SOA
3 8 (21.05%) Billing
4 6 (15.79%) Finance
4 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.16%) Web Services
5 5 (13.16%) Legal
5 5 (13.16%) Retail
6 4 (10.53%) Internet
6 4 (10.53%) Remedy
6 4 (10.53%) SAP
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) SOAP
7 3 (7.89%) XML
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
7 3 (7.89%) DTV
7 3 (7.89%) HP
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (7.89%) BMC
7 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
7 3 (7.89%) ITSM
7 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.89%) Service Management
7 3 (7.89%) VMware
7 3 (7.89%) IVR
7 3 (7.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (7.89%) Marketing
7 3 (7.89%) CMDB
7 3 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (7.89%) Digital Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (2.63%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.63%) IIS
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.63%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 3 (7.89%) LTE
3 2 (5.26%) 4G
3 2 (5.26%) VoLTE
4 1 (2.63%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.63%) 3G
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.63%) Broadband
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) SMS
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
General
1 20 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (21.05%) Billing
3 6 (15.79%) Finance
4 5 (13.16%) Legal
4 5 (13.16%) Retail
5 3 (7.89%) Marketing
5 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
5 3 (7.89%) Electronics
6 1 (2.63%) Publishing
6 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) SOAP
2 3 (7.89%) RESTful
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) JMS
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) DTV
1 3 (7.89%) IVR
1 3 (7.89%) CMDB
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.63%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.63%) Social Media
3 1 (2.63%) IPTV
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) SOA
2 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Service Management
4 3 (7.89%) ITSM
4 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
4 3 (7.89%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.26%) UML
5 2 (5.26%) CRM
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.26%) Analytics
5 2 (5.26%) Use Case
6 1 (2.63%) User Stories
6 1 (2.63%) Metadata Management
6 1 (2.63%) EAI
6 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) SAP
1 4 (10.53%) Remedy
2 3 (7.89%) VMware
2 3 (7.89%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) BMC
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) Unica
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.63%) Nintex
4 1 (2.63%) Teradata
4 1 (2.63%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
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