The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 78 65 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.48% 1.49% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.59% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +28.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1181 1066 1242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.24% 93.59% 90.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 536 602
Average daily rate £330 £333 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 85 104
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Solutions Architect
North West

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
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 29 July 2014. 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 - - - -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Intel
3 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
3 4 (30.77%) AIX
3 4 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) Process Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (7.69%) Force.com
6 1 (7.69%) Visualforce
6 1 (7.69%) Apex Code
6 1 (7.69%) SaaS
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (7.69%) Big Data
6 1 (7.69%) Big Data Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) Force.com
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Mason
2 1 (7.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
1 4 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Process Management
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
2 1 (7.69%) Logistics
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
2 1 (7.69%) eTOM
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Web Development
2 1 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) UML
2 1 (7.69%) RAD
2 1 (7.69%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) Intel
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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