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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 48 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 43 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.86% 0.56% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 0.60% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £456 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £471 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
1417 1168 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.15% 93.07% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 607 416
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £196 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 61 76
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 - 6 £409 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 31 (38.75%) Finance
2 19 (23.75%) Oracle
3 17 (21.25%) Banking
4 16 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 16 (20.00%) SOA
4 16 (20.00%) Migration
5 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
6 12 (15.00%) Process Management
7 11 (13.75%) Project Management
7 11 (13.75%) Windows
8 10 (12.50%) Manufacturing
8 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (11.25%) Local Government
9 9 (11.25%) Informatics
9 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
9 9 (11.25%) Validation
9 9 (11.25%) PMI
9 9 (11.25%) PMI Certification
9 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
10 8 (10.00%) Middleware
10 8 (10.00%) Citrix
10 8 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 8 (10.00%) GMP
10 8 (10.00%) GxP
10 8 (10.00%) ERP
10 8 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 8 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (5.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.75%) Documentum
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.25%) Liferay
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.25%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Office 365
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) WAN
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (38.75%) Finance
2 17 (21.25%) Banking
3 10 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 9 (11.25%) Local Government
5 8 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.75%) Retail
8 1 (1.25%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) Middleware
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 4 (5.00%) Web Services
3 3 (3.75%) XML
3 3 (3.75%) XSLT
4 1 (1.25%) SAML
4 1 (1.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) OAuth
4 1 (1.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) PMI
1 9 (11.25%) Informatics
1 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.75%) Private Cloud
3 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.50%) Life Science
8 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) SOA
1 16 (20.00%) Migration
1 16 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 12 (15.00%) Process Management
3 11 (13.75%) Project Management
4 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.25%) Validation
6 8 (10.00%) ERP
6 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 6 (7.50%) CRM
7 6 (7.50%) Supplier Management
8 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.25%) ITIL
9 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.00%) OO
9 4 (5.00%) BPR
9 4 (5.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.00%) Workflow
9 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 8 (10.00%) GMP
1 8 (10.00%) GxP
2 1 (1.25%) FINREP
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (5.00%) Xen
2 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle
2 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.00%) Citrix
4 7 (8.75%) SAP
5 5 (6.25%) EMC
5 5 (6.25%) VMware
6 4 (5.00%) Lotus
7 1 (1.25%) Teradata
7 1 (1.25%) hybris
7 1 (1.25%) Hyperion