The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Analyst
Rank 630 601 576
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Analyst 28 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.054% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.057% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 34
Average daily rate £500 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Solutions Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Solutions Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solutions Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Analyst within the UK.

Solutions Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Solutions Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Solutions Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Analyst within the UK.

Solutions Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Analyst
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -25 22 £500 +21.21% 4
London +1 10 £500 +29.03% 1
Scotland -24 4 £550 +18.91%
City of London +44 3 £538 -
Edinburgh -20 3 £525 +13.51%
Wiltshire - 3 £440 -
North East - 3 £500 -
South West - 3 £440 - 1
South East -28 2 £483 -3.50% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £413 -
Salisbury - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £413 -
Oxfordshire +3 1 £500 -
West Midlands -6 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £465 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Fareham - 1 £465 -
Oxford - 1 £500 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £500 -

Solutions Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Solutions Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 14 (21.88%) Java
2 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.31%) Banking
3 13 (20.31%) Business Analysis
4 12 (18.75%) Linux
4 12 (18.75%) SQL
4 12 (18.75%) Unix
5 11 (17.19%) Apache
5 11 (17.19%) Python
5 11 (17.19%) VMware
6 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 8 (12.50%) C++
8 8 (12.50%) DV Cleared
8 8 (12.50%) Hadoop
9 7 (10.94%) LDAP
10 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
10 6 (9.38%) Oracle
10 6 (9.38%) Use Case
10 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.38%) Retail
11 5 (7.81%) Migration
11 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.81%) SAP
11 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
11 5 (7.81%) Project Management

Solutions Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Solutions Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (17.19%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Payroll
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.13%) SAP SCM
2 1 (1.56%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.56%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) SaaS
2 4 (6.25%) IaaS
3 2 (3.13%) PaaS
4 1 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.56%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) LDAP
2 2 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) Intranet
3 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
1 2 (3.13%) MSI
1 2 (3.13%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 13 (20.31%) Banking
3 6 (9.38%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Billing
6 1 (1.56%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.69%) CESG
5 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.56%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Linux
2 12 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Business Analysis
2 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (9.38%) Use Case
3 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.81%) Migration
3 5 (7.81%) Project Management
3 5 (7.81%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.25%) UML
4 4 (6.25%) User Stories
5 3 (4.69%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (4.69%) ERP
5 3 (4.69%) OO
5 3 (4.69%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.13%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.13%) Open Source
6 2 (3.13%) Service Design
6 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) Java
2 12 (18.75%) SQL
3 11 (17.19%) Python
4 8 (12.50%) C++
4 8 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.25%) C
6 4 (6.25%) MATLAB
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.56%) ABAP
8 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Degree
5 2 (3.13%) IIBA
6 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) MiFID
2 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) EMIR
2 1 (1.56%) FATCA
2 1 (1.56%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) VMware
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) SAP
4 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.69%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.56%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.56%) OpenText
6 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com