The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Consultant
Rank 561 518 527
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Consultant 27 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.073% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.079% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £473 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £423 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £470 £425
% change year-on-year
-36.17% +10.58%
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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47993 44437 46047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30660 27466 26538
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 1962 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Solutions Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Solutions Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Solutions Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Solutions Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Solutions Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Solutions Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Solutions Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Solutions Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Solutions Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 31 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
London +3 16 £413 -19.51% 5
South East -23 3 £250 -55.55% 3
West Midlands -7 2 - -
North West -11 1 £430 -9.47% 1
South West -27 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Solutions Consultant
UK

Solutions Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Solutions Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 17 (30.36%) SAP
2 10 (17.86%) Finance
3 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
3 9 (16.07%) SQL
3 9 (16.07%) QA
4 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (14.29%) Cisco
5 7 (12.50%) Degree
5 7 (12.50%) Retail
5 7 (12.50%) Oracle
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL
5 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
6 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
6 6 (10.71%) Data Mining
6 6 (10.71%) ETL
6 6 (10.71%) VLDB
6 6 (10.71%) ITSM
6 6 (10.71%) Service Management
7 5 (8.93%) Information Security
7 5 (8.93%) Security Management
7 5 (8.93%) Network Planning
7 5 (8.93%) Juniper
7 5 (8.93%) CRM
7 5 (8.93%) Web Services
7 5 (8.93%) Time Management
7 5 (8.93%) Data Governance
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (7.14%) ERP

Solutions Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Solutions Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.79%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Summit
2 3 (5.36%) SAP Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.36%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.36%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (3.57%) SAP SCM
3 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.79%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.79%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.79%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.79%) SAP R/3
4 1 (1.79%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.79%) SAP PLM
4 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Firewall
1 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (5.36%) Wireless
2 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.36%) SAN
2 3 (5.36%) MPLS
2 3 (5.36%) BGP
2 3 (5.36%) DSL
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) WAN
3 2 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (3.57%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.79%) VLAN
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) ADSL
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.71%) Data Mining
2 6 (10.71%) VLDB
3 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.79%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.50%) Retail
4 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Front Office
4 3 (5.36%) Back Office
5 2 (3.57%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Automotive
6 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Web Services
2 3 (5.36%) DOM
3 2 (3.57%) HTML
3 2 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) SOAP
4 1 (1.79%) SAML
4 1 (1.79%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.79%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.57%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.57%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.79%) iPad
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) Handset
5 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.79%) FMCG
5 1 (1.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) UNIX
1 2 (3.57%) AIX
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) ITIL
2 6 (10.71%) ETL
2 6 (10.71%) Service Management
2 6 (10.71%) ITSM
2 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
2 6 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
3 5 (8.93%) Data Governance
3 5 (8.93%) Information Security
3 5 (8.93%) Network Planning
3 5 (8.93%) Time Management
3 5 (8.93%) Security Management
3 5 (8.93%) CRM
4 4 (7.14%) ERP
4 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.36%) Project Management
5 3 (5.36%) Migration
6 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.57%) Workflow
6 2 (3.57%) SOA
6 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) Java
3 2 (3.57%) Perl
3 2 (3.57%) C#
3 2 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) MCTS
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.79%) CCNP
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) SAP
2 8 (14.29%) Cisco
3 7 (12.50%) Oracle
4 5 (8.93%) Juniper
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.79%) F5
7 1 (1.79%) ScanSafe
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) Informatica
7 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.79%) McAfee
7 1 (1.79%) FatWire
7 1 (1.79%) IronPort
7 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.79%) Infoblox
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