The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Solutions Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Analyst
Rank 622 591 566
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Analyst 21 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.035% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.037% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 38
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £428 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Solutions Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Solutions Analyst in the job title.

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 31 May 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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 17 £450 -10.00% 5
South East -20 7 £400 -20.00% 3
London +12 6 £444 -
Scotland -15 4 £550 +7.31%
City of London +42 3 £381 -
Edinburgh -15 3 £525 +2.43%
Middlesex - 3 £400 -
North East - 3 £500 -
Oxfordshire +6 2 £500 -
Berkshire -4 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £413 -
Oxford - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £413 -
Reading -13 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Solutions Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Solutions Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Solutions Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Linux
2 12 (19.67%) Unix
2 12 (19.67%) Business Analysis
3 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 11 (18.03%) Windows
3 11 (18.03%) Python
3 11 (18.03%) Java
3 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.39%) Apache
5 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (13.11%) Hadoop
6 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.11%) VMware
6 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
6 8 (13.11%) SQL
6 8 (13.11%) C++
7 7 (11.48%) LDAP
7 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (9.84%) Visualisation
8 6 (9.84%) Use Case
9 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
9 5 (8.20%) SAP
9 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
9 5 (8.20%) Oracle
9 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
9 5 (8.20%) DV Cleared
10 4 (6.56%) User Stories
10 4 (6.56%) UML

Solutions Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.39%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.28%) Magento
3 1 (1.64%) Finacle
3 1 (1.64%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (1.64%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.64%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.64%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) IaaS
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.64%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) LDAP
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) QlikView
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Back Office
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Visualisation
3 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.92%) CESG
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.64%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Linux
1 12 (19.67%) Unix
2 11 (18.03%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Business Analysis
2 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (9.84%) Use Case
4 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.56%) Project Management
5 4 (6.56%) UML
5 4 (6.56%) User Stories
6 3 (4.92%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (4.92%) ERP
6 3 (4.92%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.92%) OO
6 3 (4.92%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (4.92%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (3.28%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.28%) CRM
7 2 (3.28%) Facilities Management
7 2 (3.28%) ITIL
7 2 (3.28%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Service Design
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Java
1 11 (18.03%) Python
2 8 (13.11%) C++
2 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
2 8 (13.11%) SQL
3 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.56%) MATLAB
5 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.92%) C
6 1 (1.64%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) DV Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) IIBA
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) MiFID
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) EMIR
2 1 (1.64%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) VMware
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) SAP
3 3 (4.92%) SaltStack
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.64%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.64%) OpenText
5 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) Tableau
5 1 (1.64%) Temenos