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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Analyst
Rank 563 569 586
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Analyst 43 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.044% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.047% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 9
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£450 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £427 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £660 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £436 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +34.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £62.50 £6.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+861.53% -84.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £6.50 £49.88
% change year-on-year
+861.53% -86.96%

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 30 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 16 September 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
England +18 43 £450 -10.00% 18
London +24 18 £525 -12.50% 9
South East - 17 £400 - 3
City of London +29 8 £575 -4.16% 3
Berkshire - 5 £438 - 3
West Midlands -19 4 £388 -11.12% 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £350 - 1
North West - 2 - - 1
East of England -36 1 - -
South West - 1 £355 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -

Solutions Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 25 (26.32%) CRM
2 22 (23.16%) Siebel
2 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
3 21 (22.11%) GAP Analysis
4 19 (20.00%) Degree
5 16 (16.84%) ERP
6 14 (14.74%) SQL
7 13 (13.68%) PeopleSoft
7 13 (13.68%) ITIL
8 12 (12.63%) Change Management
8 12 (12.63%) Oracle BI EE
8 12 (12.63%) FMCG
9 10 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (10.53%) PRINCE2
9 10 (10.53%) EJB
9 10 (10.53%) JSP
9 10 (10.53%) XML
9 10 (10.53%) Java
9 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
10 9 (9.47%) UNIX
10 9 (9.47%) Project Management
10 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
11 8 (8.42%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (8.42%) Finance
11 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
11 8 (8.42%) Linux
12 7 (7.37%) Retail
12 7 (7.37%) Neolane
12 7 (7.37%) Change Control

Solutions Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.26%) CMS
2 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.11%) Lync
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Summit
1 4 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) WAN
2 5 (5.26%) LAN
2 5 (5.26%) SAN
3 3 (3.16%) Internet
3 3 (3.16%) SNMP
3 3 (3.16%) DNS
3 3 (3.16%) SSL
4 2 (2.11%) SMS
4 2 (2.11%) Intranet
4 2 (2.11%) GGSN
4 2 (2.11%) SGSN
4 2 (2.11%) Network Security
4 2 (2.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.05%) VoIP
5 1 (1.05%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) DB2
4 1 (1.05%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Back Office
4 4 (4.21%) Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Publishing
5 3 (3.16%) Marketing
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) EJB
1 10 (10.53%) JSP
1 10 (10.53%) XML
2 5 (5.26%) .NET
3 3 (3.16%) REST
3 3 (3.16%) JSON
4 2 (2.11%) Middleware
4 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.05%) WCF
5 1 (1.05%) jQuery
5 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) FMCG
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) PMI
4 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (4.21%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.21%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (4.21%) Learning Management System
4 4 (4.21%) SWIFT
4 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.05%) DTV
5 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) UNIX
2 8 (8.42%) Linux
3 2 (2.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) CRM
2 21 (22.11%) GAP Analysis
3 16 (16.84%) ERP
4 13 (13.68%) ITIL
5 12 (12.63%) Change Management
6 10 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.47%) Project Management
8 8 (8.42%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (7.37%) Change Control
9 7 (7.37%) Campaign Management
10 6 (6.32%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.32%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.32%) Information Security
11 5 (5.26%) Business Continuity
11 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.26%) Risk Management
11 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.26%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.05%) C#
4 1 (1.05%) Perl
4 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (20.00%) Degree
2 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) ISEB
4 5 (5.26%) CISSP
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.21%) MCSE
6 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.11%) IIBA
7 2 (2.11%) CBAP
8 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.05%) ACCA
8 1 (1.05%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.21%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.21%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Siebel
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.68%) PeopleSoft
3 7 (7.37%) Neolane
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle
5 5 (5.26%) SAP
6 3 (3.16%) HP
6 3 (3.16%) NetCracker
6 3 (3.16%) Comptel
7 2 (2.11%) Remedy
8 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco
8 1 (1.05%) hybris
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