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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Consultant
Rank 568 551 537
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Consultant 27 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.060% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.065% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 7
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£325 £473 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.16% +11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £416 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £453 £425
% change year-on-year
-33.70% +6.47%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -38 22 £325 -31.16% 20
London +12 12 £463 -8.64% 10
South East -21 6 £250 -37.50% 5
Scotland +1 4 - -
Berkshire +4 3 £250 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £300 - 2
Milton Keynes -11 3 £300 - 2
Bracknell - 2 £250 -
Edinburgh -9 1 - -
Reading - 1 £250 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 2
South West - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hook - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1

Solutions Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (27.87%) SAP
2 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (14.75%) Degree
3 9 (14.75%) SQL
3 9 (14.75%) Cisco
4 8 (13.11%) ITIL
4 8 (13.11%) Finance
5 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
5 7 (11.48%) Project Management
5 7 (11.48%) Oracle
5 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (9.84%) Data Mining
6 6 (9.84%) ETL
6 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.84%) VLDB
6 6 (9.84%) Service Management
6 6 (9.84%) Firewall
6 6 (9.84%) ITSM
6 6 (9.84%) Migration
6 6 (9.84%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (9.84%) QA
6 6 (9.84%) Data Protection
7 5 (8.20%) Time Management
7 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (8.20%) Data Governance
7 5 (8.20%) Juniper
7 5 (8.20%) MPLS
7 5 (8.20%) CRM

Solutions Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.28%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) Node.js
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Summit
1 4 (6.56%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.64%) SAP PLM
4 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.64%) SAP Retail
4 1 (1.64%) SAP SCM
4 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Firewall
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (8.20%) MPLS
3 4 (6.56%) WAN
3 4 (6.56%) Ethernet
3 4 (6.56%) BGP
3 4 (6.56%) Wireless
4 3 (4.92%) DSL
4 3 (4.92%) SAN
4 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 2 (3.28%) ADSL
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
5 2 (3.28%) WLAN
5 2 (3.28%) OSPF
5 2 (3.28%) Internet
5 2 (3.28%) VRRP
5 2 (3.28%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (3.28%) VoLTE
5 2 (3.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (9.84%) Data Mining
2 6 (9.84%) VLDB
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) DataStage
5 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Front Office
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 2 (3.28%) Billing
6 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 3 (4.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.28%) Flash
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) REST
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.64%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.64%) SAML
4 1 (1.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.28%) Equities
4 2 (3.28%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
4 2 (3.28%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.28%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.64%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.64%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.64%) FMCG
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) AIX
1 2 (3.28%) UNIX
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Project Management
3 6 (9.84%) ETL
3 6 (9.84%) Service Management
3 6 (9.84%) ITSM
3 6 (9.84%) Migration
3 6 (9.84%) Kimball Methodology
3 6 (9.84%) Data Protection
4 5 (8.20%) Time Management
4 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
4 5 (8.20%) Data Governance
4 5 (8.20%) CRM
5 4 (6.56%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.92%) Cash Management
7 2 (3.28%) ERP
7 2 (3.28%) SOA
7 2 (3.28%) Security Management
7 2 (3.28%) Workflow
7 2 (3.28%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) C#
2 3 (4.92%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) C++
3 2 (3.28%) Perl
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) ABAP
4 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) CCNP
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) MCTS
4 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) CCIP
4 1 (1.64%) CCNA
4 1 (1.64%) CCDP
4 1 (1.64%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) vSphere
1 2 (3.28%) SRDF
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) SAP
2 9 (14.75%) Cisco
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.20%) Juniper
6 2 (3.28%) HP
6 2 (3.28%) EMC
6 2 (3.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (3.28%) F5
7 1 (1.64%) IronPort
7 1 (1.64%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.64%) ScanSafe
7 1 (1.64%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.64%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.64%) FatWire
7 1 (1.64%) Genesys
7 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) Informatica