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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 229 230 192
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 25 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.16% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 19
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£450 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £499 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
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 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
8672 7951 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.64% 91.31% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 4245 3334
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 447 586
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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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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 +5 20 £450 +12.07%
Surrey -1 2 - -
Hampshire -9 1 £300 -7.69%
Oxfordshire - - - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 24 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.86%) Billing
3 9 (16.07%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.71%) Retail
4 6 (10.71%) Project Management
4 6 (10.71%) HP
5 5 (8.93%) Remedy
5 5 (8.93%) Java
5 5 (8.93%) RAD
5 5 (8.93%) RUP
5 5 (8.93%) SOA
5 5 (8.93%) Exstream
5 5 (8.93%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (8.93%) MVNO
6 4 (7.14%) 4G
6 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.14%) Line Management
6 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
6 4 (7.14%) Internet
6 4 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) ITSM
7 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (5.36%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (3.57%) IIS
1 2 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Exstream
1 5 (8.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (5.36%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.79%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) MVNO
2 4 (7.14%) 4G
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
3 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.36%) Broadband
3 3 (5.36%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (3.57%) Intranet
4 2 (3.57%) LTE
4 2 (3.57%) 3G
4 2 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (1.79%) LAN
5 1 (1.79%) WAN
5 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) IDOL
3 2 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
General
1 24 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.86%) Billing
3 6 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) Web Services
2 3 (5.36%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) J2EE
3 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.57%) JSON
3 2 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.79%) JSP
4 1 (1.79%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) CMDB
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.07%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (10.71%) Project Management
4 5 (8.93%) RAD
4 5 (8.93%) RUP
4 5 (8.93%) SOA
5 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (7.14%) ITSM
5 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.14%) Line Management
6 3 (5.36%) Analytics
6 3 (5.36%) Service Management
6 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.36%) UML
6 3 (5.36%) Validation
6 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.36%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) Java
2 2 (3.57%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VB
3 1 (1.79%) VBA
3 1 (1.79%) VB6
3 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.57%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) HP
2 5 (8.93%) Remedy
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) BMC
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 2 (3.57%) Unica
5 2 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) Adobe
6 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco
6 1 (1.79%) Informatica
6 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com