The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Consultant
Rank 542 528 518
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Consultant 29 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.063% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.069% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 7
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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 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £666 £531 £562
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 - - -

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Solutions Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Solutions Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Solutions Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Solutions Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Solutions Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Consultant
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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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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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 23 £563 +18.42% 15
London +21 15 £650 +36.84% 8
South East -22 4 £325 -21.15% 3
Scotland -6 3 - -
Milton Keynes -7 3 £300 -29.41%
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £300 -29.41%
City of London +15 1 £450 -12.19% 1
West Midlands +1 1 £425 -25.37% 1
Berkshire -1 1 £351 -
Edinburgh -5 1 - -
South West -22 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £355 -
Leeds - 1 £355 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £355 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -

Solutions Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (26.79%) SAP
2 14 (25.00%) Finance
3 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (16.07%) SQL
5 8 (14.29%) ITIL
5 8 (14.29%) Firewall
5 8 (14.29%) Project Management
6 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (10.71%) Data Mining
7 6 (10.71%) ETL
7 6 (10.71%) Cisco
7 6 (10.71%) VLDB
7 6 (10.71%) Service Management
7 6 (10.71%) ITSM
7 6 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (8.93%) Data Governance
8 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.93%) Degree
8 5 (8.93%) QA
8 5 (8.93%) Wireless
8 5 (8.93%) Migration
8 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.93%) MPLS
9 4 (7.14%) BGP
9 4 (7.14%) SAN
9 4 (7.14%) VPN
9 4 (7.14%) Ethernet
9 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
9 4 (7.14%) Banking

Solutions Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Project
2 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.79%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Summit
2 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.79%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Wireless
2 5 (8.93%) MPLS
3 4 (7.14%) BGP
3 4 (7.14%) SAN
3 4 (7.14%) VPN
3 4 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (5.36%) WAN
4 3 (5.36%) DSL
5 2 (3.57%) OSPF
5 2 (3.57%) WLAN
5 2 (3.57%) ADSL
5 2 (3.57%) LAN
5 2 (3.57%) VRRP
5 2 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.71%) Data Mining
2 6 (10.71%) VLDB
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) MS Access
4 1 (1.79%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.79%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) HTML
2 2 (3.57%) Flash
2 2 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.79%) HTML5
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Equities
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.57%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) ITIL
1 8 (14.29%) Project Management
2 6 (10.71%) ETL
2 6 (10.71%) Service Management
2 6 (10.71%) ITSM
2 6 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
3 5 (8.93%) Data Governance
3 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
3 5 (8.93%) Migration
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.36%) Business Development
5 3 (5.36%) Cash Management
6 2 (3.57%) CRM
6 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.57%) Information Security
6 2 (3.57%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.57%) Time Management
7 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.57%) Perl
2 2 (3.57%) C
2 2 (3.57%) C#
2 2 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (1.79%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) ABAP
3 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) MBA
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) CCIE
4 1 (1.79%) CCNP
4 1 (1.79%) CCIP
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) CCDP
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) SRDF
1 2 (3.57%) vSphere
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) SAP
2 6 (10.71%) Cisco
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) EMC
5 2 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.79%) F5
6 1 (1.79%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.79%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.79%) Huawei
6 1 (1.79%) VMware
6 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.79%) Informatica
6 1 (1.79%) JDA
6 1 (1.79%) NetApp
6 1 (1.79%) Lotus
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