The median contractor rate for a Solutions Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 618 600
Rank change year-on-year +36 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Consultant 28 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.067% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.070% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 17
Median daily rate £450 £450 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £399 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £423 £475
% change year-on-year -3.13% -10.89%  
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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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
Top 15 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 27 June 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 27 £450 - 16
London +6 12 £450 -18.18% 8
South East +16 10 £423 -3.42% 4
Surrey - 8 £435 -
Cobham - 3 £518 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £410 -
East Midlands -5 2 £388 -13.88%
Leicestershire -6 2 £388 -13.88%
Cheshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 2
Berkshire +21 1 - -
Hampshire +8 1 £375 -11.76% 1
Winchester - 1 £375 -
Leicester - 1 £388 -
Wales - 1 - -

Solutions Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 12 (31.58%) Migration
2 11 (28.95%) SAP
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) Finance
5 7 (18.42%) CCIE
5 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco
6 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (13.16%) Retail
7 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.16%) Presales
8 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (10.53%) Java
8 4 (10.53%) Windows
8 4 (10.53%) Service Management
8 4 (10.53%) Degree
8 4 (10.53%) IaaS
9 3 (7.89%) Gradle
9 3 (7.89%) PaaS
9 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
9 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
9 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
9 3 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (7.89%) TOGAF
9 3 (7.89%) Maven
9 3 (7.89%) SAP MM

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 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (7.89%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP MM
2 2 (5.26%) SAP FI
2 2 (5.26%) SAP Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.63%) Relativity
3 1 (2.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.63%) SAP PM
3 1 (2.63%) SAP SCM
3 1 (2.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.53%) IaaS
4 3 (7.89%) PaaS
5 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (5.26%) SaaS
6 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.63%) Office 365
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.26%) LAN
2 2 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) MPLS
3 1 (2.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.63%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Ant
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) Gradle
1 3 (7.89%) Maven
1 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) IDoc
3 1 (2.63%) SAP Basis
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.63%) Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.63%) FMCG
3 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
1 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Migration
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) Presales
4 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.89%) PLM
5 3 (7.89%) SDLC
5 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.89%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security
6 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) C#
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) CCIE
1 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) CISM
3 2 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PMP
4 1 (2.63%) SAP Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) SAP
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.89%) AppDynamics
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) IFS
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com