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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Designer
Rank 214 222 195
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 36 16 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.19% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.20% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 27
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£425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £347 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
8765 7983 8840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 92.94% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4936 4270 4159
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £216 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 493 627
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +30 29 £438 -2.77%
Surrey -1 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £155 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 25 (43.86%) Telecoms
2 14 (24.56%) Billing
3 12 (21.05%) SOA
4 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.28%) Finance
5 7 (12.28%) Internet
5 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (10.53%) Remedy
6 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.53%) Web Services
6 6 (10.53%) Legal
7 5 (8.77%) Retail
7 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
7 5 (8.77%) Windows
7 5 (8.77%) Project Management
7 5 (8.77%) Service Management
7 5 (8.77%) BMC
7 5 (8.77%) HP
7 5 (8.77%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (8.77%) LTE
8 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
8 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
8 4 (7.02%) 4G
8 4 (7.02%) Analytics
8 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
8 4 (7.02%) MVNO
8 4 (7.02%) Line Management
8 4 (7.02%) User Experience
8 4 (7.02%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.51%) Exstream
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.75%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.75%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (1.75%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Internet
2 5 (8.77%) LTE
3 4 (7.02%) 4G
3 4 (7.02%) MVNO
4 3 (5.26%) Broadband
4 3 (5.26%) 3G
5 2 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (3.51%) VoLTE
5 2 (3.51%) Intranet
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
5 2 (3.51%) LAN
5 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) SMS
6 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) IDOL
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
General
1 25 (43.86%) Telecoms
2 14 (24.56%) Billing
3 7 (12.28%) Finance
4 6 (10.53%) Legal
5 5 (8.77%) Retail
6 3 (5.26%) Electronics
6 3 (5.26%) Marketing
6 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (5.26%) Publishing
7 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Web Services
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.02%) User Experience
2 4 (7.02%) CMDB
3 3 (5.26%) IVR
3 3 (5.26%) DTV
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) IPTV
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) SOA
2 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
3 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (8.77%) Project Management
4 5 (8.77%) Service Management
5 4 (7.02%) Analytics
5 4 (7.02%) Line Management
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.02%) ITSM
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.26%) eTOM
6 3 (5.26%) Web Analytics
6 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.51%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) Java
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Remedy
2 5 (8.77%) BMC
2 5 (8.77%) HP
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.02%) SAP
3 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 3 (5.26%) Unica
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.75%) Teradata
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.75%) Nintex