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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Consultant
Rank 578 548 550
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Consultant 33 35 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.065% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.071% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 12
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£453 £411 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.03% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £345 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £603 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.17%
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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 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 -8 30 £453 +7.10% 26
London +11 12 £475 +15.50% 15
City of London +34 5 £450 +4.16% 6
North West - 4 £430 - 1
South East -3 3 £400 -34.69% 5
West Midlands -17 3 £325 -38.09%
West Yorkshire - 3 £498 -
Leeds - 3 £498 -
Yorkshire - 3 £498 - 1
Manchester - 3 £430 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £475 - 2
Reading - 1 £475 -
East Sussex - 1 £325 - 1
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Brighton - 1 £325 - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1

Solutions Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 18 (30.00%) SAP
2 16 (26.67%) Finance
3 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (16.67%) Oracle
4 10 (16.67%) Degree
5 7 (11.67%) Retail
6 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (10.00%) QA
7 5 (8.33%) Banking
7 5 (8.33%) Time Management
7 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.33%) Java
7 5 (8.33%) SQL
7 5 (8.33%) CRM
7 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (8.33%) Information Security
7 5 (8.33%) Network Planning
7 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.33%) Security Management
8 4 (6.67%) Front Office
8 4 (6.67%) Back Office
8 4 (6.67%) Summit
8 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
8 4 (6.67%) Web Services
8 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (6.67%) ERP
8 4 (6.67%) Cisco
9 3 (5.00%) Internet
9 3 (5.00%) Juniper

Solutions Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) FileNet
3 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Summit
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.00%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (3.33%) SAP SCM
3 2 (3.33%) SAP Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.67%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.67%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.67%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.67%) SAP R/3
4 1 (1.67%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.67%) SAP PLM
4 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
1 3 (5.00%) Wireless
2 2 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
3 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.67%) DataStage
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.67%) Retail
4 5 (8.33%) Banking
5 4 (6.67%) Front Office
5 4 (6.67%) Back Office
6 3 (5.00%) Marketing
7 1 (1.67%) German Language
7 1 (1.67%) Automotive
7 1 (1.67%) Billing
7 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Web Services
2 3 (5.00%) DOM
2 3 (5.00%) HTML
2 3 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) SOAP
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) SAML
3 1 (1.67%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
3 1 (1.67%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.67%) HTML5
3 1 (1.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.33%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.33%) iPhone
2 2 (3.33%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.33%) Handset
3 1 (1.67%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.67%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) iPad
3 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) UNIX
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) AIX
2 2 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.33%) CRM
1 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Security Management
1 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (8.33%) Information Security
1 5 (8.33%) Network Planning
1 5 (8.33%) Time Management
2 4 (6.67%) ERP
3 3 (5.00%) Process Management
3 3 (5.00%) Migration
3 3 (5.00%) Analytics
4 2 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (3.33%) Big Data Analytics
4 2 (3.33%) Data Analytics
4 2 (3.33%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.33%) Data Management
4 2 (3.33%) Scrum
4 2 (3.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) Java
1 5 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Perl
2 2 (3.33%) C#
2 2 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.67%) C
3 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) MCTS
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (1.67%) ISEB
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) SAP
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco
5 3 (5.00%) Juniper
6 2 (3.33%) IBM
6 2 (3.33%) Cognos
6 2 (3.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.67%) Akamai
7 1 (1.67%) F5
7 1 (1.67%) ScanSafe
7 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) Avaya
7 1 (1.67%) Genesys
7 1 (1.67%) Informatica
7 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.67%) McAfee
7 1 (1.67%) FatWire
7 1 (1.67%) Alterian
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