Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Consultant was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 826 830
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Consultant 43 55 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.053% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.055% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 43
UK median daily rate £440 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £378 £402 £400
90th Percentile £760 £731 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £95.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
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 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +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 Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Consultant in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Consultant over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Solutions Consultant in the UK

Solutions Consultant
Top 7 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 6 months to 21 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
England +5 42 £440 -7.37% 14
London -26 21 £440 -26.67% 7
UK excluding London +15 19 £450 +5.88% 7
South East +7 15 £433 +8.13% 5
North of England +52 3 £650 +136.36% 1
North West +25 3 £650 +44.44% 1
East of England -5 1 - -

Solutions Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) SAP
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.28%) Presales
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (13.95%) Finance
4 6 (13.95%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Java
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.63%) Workday
5 5 (11.63%) Oracle
5 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
5 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.63%) Degree
6 4 (9.30%) Maven
6 4 (9.30%) Office 365
6 4 (9.30%) ERP
6 4 (9.30%) .NET
6 4 (9.30%) Information Security
6 4 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (9.30%) SDLC
6 4 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.98%) AppDynamics
7 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
7 3 (6.98%) Apache Camel
7 3 (6.98%) OpenShift
7 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (6.98%) Change Management
7 3 (6.98%) Red Hat

Solutions Consultant 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 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (6.98%) IIS
1 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (2.33%) Relativity
2 1 (2.33%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.33%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) Office 365
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.98%) IaaS
3 3 (6.98%) OpenShift
3 3 (6.98%) PaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (4.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (2.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.33%) Endeca
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Maven
2 3 (6.98%) Ant
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) Gradle
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Billing
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Derivative
2 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Presales
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (9.30%) ERP
4 4 (9.30%) Information Security
4 4 (9.30%) SDLC
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.98%) Service Management
6 2 (4.65%) CRM
6 2 (4.65%) DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) Threat Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Business Process Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 1 (2.33%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL
7 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) C#
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) CISM
2 2 (4.65%) CISSP
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) HL7
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
1 9 (20.93%) SAP
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Workday
3 3 (6.98%) AppDynamics
3 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.65%) IFS
5 1 (2.33%) ATG
5 1 (2.33%) hybris
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.33%) OutlookSoft
5 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.33%) Splunk
5 1 (2.33%) Wallstreet Suite