The median contractor rate for a Solutions Analyst was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 601 604
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Analyst 14 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.071% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.074% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 18
Median daily rate £480 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £310 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £535 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Solutions Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Solutions Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 22 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 9 £530 +20.45% 8
London +15 3 £550 +37.50% 2
Wales - 3 £255 - 3
Scotland +22 2 £388 -29.54%
Edinburgh +21 2 £388 -26.19%
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 £510 -
Newport - 2 £450 -
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £510 -
Yorkshire +15 1 - -
South East +11 1 £450 -0.55% 2
Hampshire +9 1 £450 -0.55%
South Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Sheffield +2 1 - -
City of London -10 1 £600 +50.00%
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Derby - 1 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £450 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Solutions Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 11 (24.44%) Business Analysis
2 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (22.22%) Java
3 10 (22.22%) XML
3 10 (22.22%) IBM
4 9 (20.00%) SOAP
4 9 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 9 (20.00%) Linux
4 9 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
5 8 (17.78%) SDLC
6 7 (15.56%) Target Operating Model
6 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
6 7 (15.56%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (13.33%) Banking
8 5 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) SSL
8 5 (11.11%) OpenUP
8 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
9 4 (8.89%) Workflow
9 4 (8.89%) Content Management
9 4 (8.89%) BPR
9 4 (8.89%) Project Management
9 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
9 4 (8.89%) Business Process Modelling
9 4 (8.89%) IT Strategy

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 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (4.44%) Sonata
2 1 (2.22%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (2.22%) SAP GRC
2 1 (2.22%) SAP GTS
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.22%) SAP SCM
2 1 (2.22%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 5 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (2.22%) ATM
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Billing
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Local Government
5 1 (2.22%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) XML
2 9 (20.00%) SOAP
3 7 (15.56%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) GWT
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) J2EE
5 1 (2.22%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.22%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.22%) EPoS
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Business Analysis
3 9 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.78%) SDLC
5 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
5 7 (15.56%) Target Operating Model
6 5 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (11.11%) OpenUP
6 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.89%) BPR
7 4 (8.89%) Business Process Modelling
7 4 (8.89%) Content Management
7 4 (8.89%) IT Strategy
7 4 (8.89%) Logical Data Model
7 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Workflow
8 3 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.22%) Apex Code
3 1 (2.22%) C++
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Basel III
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.22%) IFRS
1 1 (2.22%) IFRS 9
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) SEPA
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
1 1 (2.22%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.22%) Nintex
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) Tableau
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