The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 217 211 207
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 21 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 22
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£400 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £547
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8433 7851 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.74% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4584 4045 4124
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 547 641
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
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 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +3 17 £381 -4.68%
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (48.39%) Telecoms
2 10 (32.26%) SOA
3 6 (19.35%) Billing
4 5 (16.13%) Retail
4 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.90%) Legal
5 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (9.68%) Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Degree
6 3 (9.68%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) Middleware
6 3 (9.68%) Java
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
6 3 (9.68%) SOAP
6 3 (9.68%) Web Services
6 3 (9.68%) XML
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Windows
7 2 (6.45%) UML
7 2 (6.45%) .NET
7 2 (6.45%) Remedy
7 2 (6.45%) HP
7 2 (6.45%) EAI
7 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) Marketing
7 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.45%) Use Case
7 2 (6.45%) Unica

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.23%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.23%) JCAPS
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) LTE
3 1 (3.23%) 4G
3 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.23%) VoLTE
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 15 (48.39%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Billing
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 4 (12.90%) Legal
5 2 (6.45%) Marketing
6 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
6 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.23%) Publishing
6 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
1 3 (9.68%) XML
1 3 (9.68%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.23%) DTV
2 1 (3.23%) IPTV
2 1 (3.23%) CMDB
2 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
2 1 (3.23%) Social Media
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Exalytics
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) SOA
2 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Analytics
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) UML
5 2 (6.45%) EAI
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.45%) Use Case
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Revenue Management
6 1 (3.23%) Product Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Complex Event Processing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) HP
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy
1 2 (6.45%) VMware
1 2 (6.45%) Unica
2 1 (3.23%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.23%) Nintex
2 1 (3.23%) Teradata
2 1 (3.23%) Ab Initio
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) BMC
2 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Sun