The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 62 47 76
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 43 44 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.32% 2.89% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 3.02% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 4
Median daily rate £500 £450 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £565 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00
Solutions Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1753 1455 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.45% 95.60% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 794 617
Median daily rate £383 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 68 65
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Manchester region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport - 1 £501 - 1
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Solutions Architect 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 across the Manchester region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 24 (35.82%) TOGAF
2 20 (29.85%) Finance
3 19 (28.36%) SOA
4 17 (25.37%) Project Management
5 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
5 16 (23.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (20.90%) Banking
7 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
8 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (13.43%) Oracle
10 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (11.94%) Content Management
11 7 (10.45%) Middleware
11 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (8.96%) Business Process Mapping
12 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
12 6 (8.96%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (8.96%) B2B
12 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
12 6 (8.96%) Java
12 6 (8.96%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (8.96%) SAP
12 6 (8.96%) ERP
12 6 (8.96%) Data Mining
12 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
12 6 (8.96%) Data Management
12 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
12 6 (8.96%) Strategic Planning
12 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
13 5 (7.46%) System Testing

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (7.46%) Oracle UPK
2 2 (2.99%) CICS
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.49%) JBoss
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.49%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.49%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) SaaS
2 3 (4.48%) IaaS
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) CTI
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
1 1 (1.49%) H.323
1 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) LAN
1 1 (1.49%) SAN
1 1 (1.49%) VoIP
1 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
General
1 20 (29.85%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) Middleware
2 3 (4.48%) CSS
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) SOAP
3 2 (2.99%) .NET
3 2 (2.99%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (2.99%) jQuery
3 2 (2.99%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.49%) J2EE
4 1 (1.49%) JDBC
4 1 (1.49%) OAuth
4 1 (1.49%) RESTful
4 1 (1.49%) SAML
4 1 (1.49%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) CMDB
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) TOGAF
2 19 (28.36%) SOA
3 17 (25.37%) Project Management
4 16 (23.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.94%) Content Management
7 6 (8.96%) B2B
7 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.96%) Business Process Mapping
7 6 (8.96%) Data Management
7 6 (8.96%) ERP
7 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.96%) Strategic Planning
7 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Functional Testing
8 5 (7.46%) System Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Time Management
8 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) Java
2 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.49%) PHP
3 1 (1.49%) SOQL
3 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.49%) CCIE
3 1 (1.49%) CCNA
3 1 (1.49%) CISM
3 1 (1.49%) MCSE
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle
3 6 (8.96%) PeopleSoft
3 6 (8.96%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (8.96%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Citrix
4 2 (2.99%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) hybris
5 1 (1.49%) Avaya
5 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.49%) Facebook
5 1 (1.49%) Twitter
5 1 (1.49%) VMware