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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Designer
Rank 202 225 206
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Designer 56 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 12 14
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£450 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £328 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -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
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 3 July 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
Hampshire - 34 £450 -
Berkshire +18 22 £475 +26.66% 1
Surrey - 1 £450 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Solutions Designer
England

Solutions Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 34 (36.56%) Telecoms
2 21 (22.58%) SOA
3 20 (21.51%) Oracle
4 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.20%) UML
6 15 (16.13%) Requirements Management
7 14 (15.05%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database
9 12 (12.90%) SOAP
10 11 (11.83%) Middleware
10 11 (11.83%) Finance
10 11 (11.83%) Migration
10 11 (11.83%) REST
11 10 (10.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (10.75%) Oracle Service Bus
11 10 (10.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (10.75%) Information Security
11 10 (10.75%) BPEL
12 9 (9.68%) Web Services
12 9 (9.68%) WebLogic
12 9 (9.68%) Java
12 9 (9.68%) User Experience
13 8 (8.60%) XML
13 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
14 7 (7.53%) IVR
14 7 (7.53%) Billing
14 7 (7.53%) CRM
14 7 (7.53%) Linux
14 7 (7.53%) MS Exchange
15 6 (6.45%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (10.75%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (10.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (9.68%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.53%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.15%) SAS
6 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.08%) JBoss
6 1 (1.08%) JCAPS
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle Payroll
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 3 (3.23%) Retail-J
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.15%) Maximo
2 2 (2.15%) Exstream
3 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) FTP
1 3 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.15%) LAN
2 2 (2.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) 3G
3 1 (1.08%) 2G
3 1 (1.08%) GGSN
3 1 (1.08%) LTE
3 1 (1.08%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.08%) SSL
3 1 (1.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.08%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.08%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (36.56%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.83%) Finance
3 7 (7.53%) Billing
4 5 (5.38%) Banking
4 5 (5.38%) Retail
5 3 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.90%) SOAP
2 11 (11.83%) Middleware
2 11 (11.83%) REST
3 9 (9.68%) Web Services
4 8 (8.60%) XML
5 4 (4.30%) SAML
6 3 (3.23%) JSON
6 3 (3.23%) XSD
6 3 (3.23%) WSDL
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (3.23%) WebCenter
7 2 (2.15%) Java EE
7 2 (2.15%) .NET
7 2 (2.15%) J2EE
8 1 (1.08%) CSS
8 1 (1.08%) JSP
8 1 (1.08%) jQuery
8 1 (1.08%) HTML
8 1 (1.08%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) User Experience
2 7 (7.53%) IVR
3 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.23%) AS400
4 3 (3.23%) iSeries
5 2 (2.15%) Economics
5 2 (2.15%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.08%) CMDB
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.53%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Windows
3 5 (5.38%) UNIX
4 3 (3.23%) AIX
5 1 (1.08%) Solaris
5 1 (1.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) SOA
2 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.20%) UML
4 15 (16.13%) Requirements Management
5 14 (15.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (11.83%) Migration
7 10 (10.75%) Information Security
7 10 (10.75%) BPEL
8 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.53%) CRM
10 6 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.45%) Validation
10 6 (6.45%) Service Management
10 6 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (5.38%) ITIL
12 4 (4.30%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (4.30%) Scrum
12 4 (4.30%) Budget Control
12 4 (4.30%) Email Management
13 3 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.68%) Java
2 4 (4.30%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) VB
3 1 (1.08%) VBA
3 1 (1.08%) XQuery
3 1 (1.08%) VB6
3 1 (1.08%) XPath
3 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) HNC
2 2 (2.15%) HND
3 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
1 3 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Oracle
2 6 (6.45%) SAP
2 6 (6.45%) Citrix
3 5 (5.38%) VMware
4 4 (4.30%) Adobe
4 4 (4.30%) KANA
4 4 (4.30%) Splunk
5 3 (3.23%) IBM
5 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.15%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Amdocs
6 2 (2.15%) Informatica
6 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.15%) ComArch
6 2 (2.15%) Pega
7 1 (1.08%) Axway
7 1 (1.08%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.08%) Remedy