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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 44 74 52
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 62 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.30% 0.92% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 0.97% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 23
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £424 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £549 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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
1741 1243 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.75% 95.10% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 739 579
Average daily rate £375 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £213 £212
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 61 55 89
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 53 (50.96%) Finance
2 32 (30.77%) Oracle
3 24 (23.08%) Migration
4 23 (22.12%) Banking
4 23 (22.12%) SOA
5 20 (19.23%) Middleware
5 20 (19.23%) TOGAF
6 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 18 (17.31%) Oracle Database
7 16 (15.38%) VMware
7 16 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (15.38%) Project Management
8 15 (14.42%) ERP
8 15 (14.42%) Oracle Fusion
8 15 (14.42%) Oracle BPM
9 14 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (12.50%) Citrix
10 13 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (11.54%) Hyper-V
11 12 (11.54%) Lotus
11 12 (11.54%) IBM Notes
11 12 (11.54%) Process Management
11 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
11 12 (11.54%) SCCM
12 11 (10.58%) Xen
12 11 (10.58%) SAP
12 11 (10.58%) EMC
12 11 (10.58%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (10.58%) Office 365

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (11.54%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.85%) Documentum
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.92%) SAS
4 1 (0.96%) CICS
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.96%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) WAN
2 3 (2.88%) VoIP
3 1 (0.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle Database 12c
2 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.96%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.96%) DataStage
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.96%) MSI
General
1 53 (50.96%) Finance
2 23 (22.12%) Banking
3 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 10 (9.62%) Manufacturing
5 8 (7.69%) Local Government
6 7 (6.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.92%) Legal
7 2 (1.92%) Retail
8 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) Middleware
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (8.65%) Java EE 5
4 7 (6.73%) .NET
5 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.88%) Web Services
5 3 (2.88%) XML
5 3 (2.88%) XSLT
6 1 (0.96%) JMS
6 1 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.96%) REST
6 1 (0.96%) Spring Integration
6 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.96%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.96%) Spring
6 1 (0.96%) JSF
6 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) PMI
1 8 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 8 (7.69%) Informatics
1 8 (7.69%) Data Integration
2 7 (6.73%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.73%) Private Cloud
3 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.92%) Life Science
5 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) VSAM
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Windows
2 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.92%) AIX
3 2 (1.92%) HPUX
3 2 (1.92%) Solaris
4 1 (0.96%) Linux
4 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.96%) zOS
4 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) Migration
2 23 (22.12%) SOA
3 20 (19.23%) TOGAF
4 16 (15.38%) Project Management
5 15 (14.42%) ERP
6 14 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (11.54%) Process Management
8 11 (10.58%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (8.65%) Security Architecture
9 9 (8.65%) Data Governance
9 9 (8.65%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (8.65%) Data Protection
9 9 (8.65%) Data Modelling
9 9 (8.65%) ITIL
10 8 (7.69%) Validation
11 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.77%) Workflow
12 6 (5.77%) Data Management
13 5 (4.81%) RUP
13 5 (4.81%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) Java
2 6 (5.77%) SQL
3 4 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (0.96%) COBOL
4 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.96%) JCL
4 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.96%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.96%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (6.73%) GMP
1 7 (6.73%) GxP
2 1 (0.96%) FINREP
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 13 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 11 (10.58%) Xen
4 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (11.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (30.77%) Oracle
2 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.38%) VMware
4 13 (12.50%) Citrix
5 12 (11.54%) Lotus
6 11 (10.58%) EMC
6 11 (10.58%) SAP
7 3 (2.88%) IBM
7 3 (2.88%) NetApp
8 2 (1.92%) Teradata
9 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.96%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.96%) Cisco
9 1 (0.96%) HP
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