The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 55 68 63
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 45 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.89% 1.15% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 1.23% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £481 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £431 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £488 £463
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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
1443 1140 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.62% 93.90% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 609 430
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 72
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 4 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 5 £400 - 2
Salford - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 23 (30.26%) Migration
2 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 18 (23.68%) Local Government
2 18 (23.68%) Data Protection
3 16 (21.05%) Windows
4 14 (18.42%) Oracle
4 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
5 13 (17.11%) Banking
6 11 (14.47%) Citrix
7 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
7 9 (11.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (10.53%) SAP
8 8 (10.53%) SOA
8 8 (10.53%) Mainframe
8 8 (10.53%) Office 365
9 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (9.21%) VCP4
9 7 (9.21%) SQL
9 7 (9.21%) Retail
10 6 (7.89%) TOGAF
10 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.89%) UNIX
11 5 (6.58%) ITIL
11 5 (6.58%) ERP
11 5 (6.58%) CRM
11 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
11 5 (6.58%) EMC
11 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
11 5 (6.58%) VMware
11 5 (6.58%) SCCM

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) CICS
3 1 (1.32%) Liferay
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.32%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Office 365
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) Taleo
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) WAN
2 2 (2.63%) DSL
2 2 (2.63%) DVB
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) DB2
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
1 18 (23.68%) Local Government
2 13 (17.11%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Retail
4 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Web Services
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) XML
3 2 (2.63%) XSLT
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) JDBC
4 1 (1.32%) SAML
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) OAuth
4 1 (1.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.26%) Life Science
4 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) IPTV
5 2 (2.63%) STB
6 1 (1.32%) NHS
6 1 (1.32%) PMI
6 1 (1.32%) Open Source
6 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.32%) Informatics
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) UNIX
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.63%) AIX
4 2 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Migration
2 18 (23.68%) Data Protection
3 8 (10.53%) SOA
4 6 (7.89%) TOGAF
4 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.58%) ITIL
5 5 (6.58%) ERP
5 5 (6.58%) CRM
5 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.26%) Supplier Management
6 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.95%) OO
7 3 (3.95%) BPR
7 3 (3.95%) E-business
7 3 (3.95%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.63%) Time Management
8 2 (2.63%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.21%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) COBOL
3 1 (1.32%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) VCP4
2 2 (2.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (1.32%) GMP
1 1 (1.32%) GxP
1 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.26%) Xen
3 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.47%) Citrix
3 8 (10.53%) SAP
4 5 (6.58%) EMC
4 5 (6.58%) VMware
5 4 (5.26%) Lotus
5 4 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Cognos
6 1 (1.32%) Intel
6 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.32%) hybris
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