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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Analyst
Rank 536 547 510
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Analyst 36 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.053% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.057% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 27
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£425 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £465 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £304
% change year-on-year
- +35.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 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
47659 47013 42321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.36% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29398 27746 24152
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1803 2001 2307
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 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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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 -3 26 £400 -2.43% 16
London +4 8 £435 +16.00% 7
South East -29 6 £375 -4.45% 2
Surrey +8 4 £375 +15.38%
North West -12 4 £395 -4.24% 2
East of England - 4 - -
City of London +18 3 £435 +31.81% 1
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 4
East Midlands - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Malmesbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 3
Brighton - - - -

Solutions Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 16 (19.75%) Degree
3 15 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.05%) Windows
4 13 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (14.81%) Network Security
6 11 (13.58%) Migration
6 11 (13.58%) GAP Analysis
7 10 (12.35%) CRM
7 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (11.11%) Siebel
8 9 (11.11%) UNIX
8 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (9.88%) Retail
9 8 (9.88%) OOP
9 8 (9.88%) OO
9 8 (9.88%) SOA
9 8 (9.88%) Internet
9 8 (9.88%) Middleware
9 8 (9.88%) Data Architecture
10 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
10 7 (8.64%) Change Management
10 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
10 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
10 7 (8.64%) VMware
10 7 (8.64%) Business Continuity

Solutions Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.47%) SAS
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.23%) Bond Adapt
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (4.94%) IaaS
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) Network Security
2 8 (9.88%) Internet
3 5 (6.17%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) LAN
4 4 (4.94%) WAN
5 2 (2.47%) Intranet
5 2 (2.47%) SMS
6 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.70%) Big Data
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.23%) DB2
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.23%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (1.23%) Essbase
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.23%) Hyperion Smart View
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Retail
3 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.41%) Marketing
4 4 (4.94%) Local Government
5 3 (3.70%) Banking
5 3 (3.70%) Front Office
6 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.23%) Billing
7 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.23%) Electronics
7 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) XML
3 1 (1.23%) SOAP
3 1 (1.23%) JSON
3 1 (1.23%) REST
3 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.23%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) FMCG
3 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) Handset
4 2 (2.47%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.23%) Life Science
5 1 (1.23%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.23%) AS400
5 1 (1.23%) EPoS
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) UNIX
3 5 (6.17%) Windows XP
3 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (13.58%) GAP Analysis
2 11 (13.58%) Migration
3 10 (12.35%) CRM
4 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (9.88%) Data Architecture
5 8 (9.88%) OOP
5 8 (9.88%) OO
5 8 (9.88%) SOA
6 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.64%) Change Management
6 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.64%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.64%) Business Continuity
7 6 (7.41%) Validation
7 6 (7.41%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.17%) Project Management
8 5 (6.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.23%) C
1 1 (1.23%) C#
1 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) Degree
2 15 (18.52%) SC Cleared
2 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.23%) ACCA
3 1 (1.23%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) SLA
3 2 (2.47%) QA
4 1 (1.23%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Siebel
2 7 (8.64%) VMware
3 6 (7.41%) Cisco
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.17%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (4.94%) PTC
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle
5 4 (4.94%) Autodesk
5 4 (4.94%) SolidWorks
6 3 (3.70%) Citrix
6 3 (3.70%) Motorola
7 2 (2.47%) SAP
7 2 (2.47%) Informatica
7 2 (2.47%) Teradata
8 1 (1.23%) hybris
8 1 (1.23%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.23%) Adobe
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