Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Solution Analyst
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 836 816
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Analyst 49 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.050% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.053% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 35
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £270 £358 £325
90th Percentile £553 £608 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £450
% change year-on-year -1.32% -15.56% +23.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Solutions Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Solutions Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Analyst in the UK

Solutions Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Analyst in the UK

Solutions Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Analyst over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Analyst in the UK

Solutions Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Analyst in the UK

Solutions Analyst
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +55 38 £375 -1.32% 3
England +10 33 £438 +9.38% 4
Scotland - 16 £375 -
London -36 10 £400 -5.88% 1
South East +4 7 £431 +19.79%
Midlands +25 6 £375 +30.43% 1
East Midlands - 5 £375 -
East of England -15 4 £370 - 1
North of England +57 3 £488 +14.71%
Yorkshire +13 3 £488 +14.71%
South West +11 2 £388 -6.06% 1
West Midlands +24 1 - - 1

Solutions Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Solutions Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Solutions Analyst in the job title.

1 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) SAP
3 10 (20.41%) SQL
4 9 (18.37%) XML
5 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (12.24%) Change Management
7 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.24%) Banking
8 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
9 4 (8.16%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (8.16%) Marketing
9 4 (8.16%) REST
9 4 (8.16%) ERP
9 4 (8.16%) SOAP
9 4 (8.16%) XMLSpy
9 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.12%) Swagger
10 3 (6.12%) Migration
10 3 (6.12%) Project Management
10 3 (6.12%) SMS
10 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
10 3 (6.12%) YAML
10 3 (6.12%) SAP GTS
10 3 (6.12%) User Stories

Solutions Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) SAP GTS
2 2 (4.08%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.04%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.04%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (2.04%) IaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) XMLSpy
2 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) XML
2 4 (8.16%) REST
2 4 (8.16%) SOAP
3 3 (6.12%) JSON
3 3 (6.12%) Swagger
3 3 (6.12%) YAML
4 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.04%) Middleware
4 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (12.24%) Change Management
2 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
2 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
3 4 (8.16%) ERP
3 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.16%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) Data Management
4 3 (6.12%) Logistics
4 3 (6.12%) Metadata Management
4 3 (6.12%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Project Management
4 3 (6.12%) User Stories
5 2 (4.08%) Cash Management
5 2 (4.08%) Data Governance
5 2 (4.08%) Data Mapping
5 2 (4.08%) Economics
5 2 (4.08%) SDLC
5 2 (4.08%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) Basel II
2 1 (2.04%) COREP
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
2 1 (2.04%) IFRS
2 1 (2.04%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) SAP
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix
4 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) Siebel