The median contractor rate for a Solutions Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Consultant
UK
Rank 590 601 586
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Consultant 9 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.051% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.054% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 13
Median daily rate £488 £474 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.90% -24.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £550 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £455 £625
% change year-on-year +4.39% -27.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
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 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Solutions Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Consultant in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Consultant in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Consultant over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Consultant in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Consultant in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +14 6 £556 +17.41% 15
London +11 3 £500 - 8
Gloucestershire +3 2 - - 1
South West 0 2 - - 1
South East +16 1 £613 +97.58% 1
Kent - 1 £613 -

Solutions Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Solutions Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (35.48%) Migration
2 9 (29.03%) SAP
3 8 (25.81%) Retail
3 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (22.58%) Finance
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Google
6 4 (12.90%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
6 4 (12.90%) IBM
7 3 (9.68%) Cognos
7 3 (9.68%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (9.68%) Service Management
7 3 (9.68%) Presales
8 2 (6.45%) SAP TM
8 2 (6.45%) Huawei
8 2 (6.45%) SAP Travel Management
8 2 (6.45%) xDSL
8 2 (6.45%) SaaS
8 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
8 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
8 2 (6.45%) Legal
8 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (6.45%) Network Design

Solutions Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.23%) Apache Solr
1 1 (3.23%) Documentum
1 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (6.45%) SAP MM
2 2 (6.45%) SAP Travel Management
3 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (3.23%) SAP EM
3 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (3.23%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Retail
3 1 (3.23%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (6.45%) SaaS
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.23%) Force.com
5 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Broadband
1 2 (6.45%) PSTN
1 2 (6.45%) xDSL
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
General
1 8 (25.81%) Retail
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SAP TM
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) HTML5
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Mason
2 1 (3.23%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) OpenID
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) SAML
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) CMDB
1 1 (3.23%) PKI
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
3 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
3 4 (12.90%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (9.68%) Presales
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) ERP
5 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Logistics
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Network Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) B2B
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
6 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.23%) MCSE
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.23%) PMP
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) SAP
2 4 (12.90%) Google
2 4 (12.90%) IBM
3 3 (9.68%) Cognos
4 2 (6.45%) Huawei
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) ForgeRock
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Mercator
5 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds