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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Consultant
Rank 534 509 504
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Consultant 23 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.068% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.074% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 6
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£563 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £405 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £666 £531 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £450 £565
% change year-on-year
-21.61% -20.35%
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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 15 £650 +36.84% 8
South East -12 4 £325 -21.15% 3
West Midlands +2 1 £425 -25.37% 1
South West -20 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £355 -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
East of England - - - -
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Solutions Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (25.00%) SAP
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 9 (18.75%) SQL
4 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 8 (16.67%) Firewall
5 7 (14.58%) Project Management
5 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (12.50%) Data Mining
6 6 (12.50%) ETL
6 6 (12.50%) Cisco
6 6 (12.50%) VLDB
6 6 (12.50%) ITSM
6 6 (12.50%) Service Management
7 5 (10.42%) Degree
7 5 (10.42%) MPLS
7 5 (10.42%) Data Governance
7 5 (10.42%) QA
7 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (8.33%) BGP
8 4 (8.33%) SAN
8 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (8.33%) VPN
8 4 (8.33%) Wireless
8 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.25%) Banking
9 3 (6.25%) Migration

Solutions Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) Node.js
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.08%) Summit
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Retail
2 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (10.42%) MPLS
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (8.33%) BGP
3 4 (8.33%) SAN
3 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (8.33%) VPN
3 4 (8.33%) Wireless
4 3 (6.25%) DSL
4 3 (6.25%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) WLAN
5 2 (4.17%) ADSL
5 2 (4.17%) LAN
5 2 (4.17%) OSPF
5 2 (4.17%) VRRP
5 2 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (2.08%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.08%) SSL
6 1 (2.08%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.50%) Data Mining
2 6 (12.50%) VLDB
3 1 (2.08%) DataStage
3 1 (2.08%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
5 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
1 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.17%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.17%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.17%) PKI
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Equities
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.08%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) ITIL
2 7 (14.58%) Project Management
3 6 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 6 (12.50%) ETL
3 6 (12.50%) ITSM
3 6 (12.50%) Service Management
4 5 (10.42%) Data Governance
4 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
5 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Cash Management
7 2 (4.17%) Time Management
7 2 (4.17%) Business Development
7 2 (4.17%) CRM
7 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security
7 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.08%) Validation
8 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.08%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) Perl
2 2 (4.17%) C
2 2 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) MBA
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CCIE
4 1 (2.08%) CCNP
4 1 (2.08%) CCIP
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
4 1 (2.08%) CCDP
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) vSphere
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) SAP
2 6 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Juniper
4 2 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.08%) Huawei
5 1 (2.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) EMC
5 1 (2.08%) Informatica
5 1 (2.08%) JDA
5 1 (2.08%) NetApp
5 1 (2.08%) F5
5 1 (2.08%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.08%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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