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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
North West / Manchester
Rank 66 88 56
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 24 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.78% 1.30% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.37% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 23
Median daily rate £575 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
1282 1819 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.32% 94.94% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 1040 810
Median daily rate £375 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 67
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £27.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 3 £538 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
4 14 (22.58%) ERP
4 14 (22.58%) Finance
5 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (17.74%) Migration
7 10 (16.13%) CRM
7 10 (16.13%) SOA
7 10 (16.13%) SAP
7 10 (16.13%) SaaS
8 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (14.52%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (14.52%) Project Management
9 8 (12.90%) SAP BW
9 8 (12.90%) SAP HR
9 8 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (12.90%) SAP ERP
9 8 (12.90%) SAP Implementation
9 8 (12.90%) PaaS
9 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
11 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.68%) HP
11 6 (9.68%) Oracle
11 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
12 5 (8.06%) Concur
12 5 (8.06%) IaaS
12 5 (8.06%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (8.06%) Process Improvement

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 9 (14.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Project
2 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) SAP ERP
1 8 (12.90%) SAP HR
2 5 (8.06%) SAP GRC
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (3.23%) SAP BPC
4 2 (3.23%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.13%) SaaS
3 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (12.90%) PaaS
5 5 (8.06%) IaaS
5 5 (8.06%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.61%) Force.com
7 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
1 2 (3.23%) Network Security
1 2 (3.23%) PBX
1 2 (3.23%) Unified Communications
1 2 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (1.61%) CTI
2 1 (1.61%) H.323
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) MPLS
2 1 (1.61%) NAS
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
2 1 (1.61%) VPN
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Advertising
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) EDI
2 2 (3.23%) Middleware
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) jQuery
3 1 (1.61%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.84%) IVR
4 3 (4.84%) User Experience
5 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.61%) BYOD
6 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.61%) Social Media
6 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) AIX
3 1 (1.61%) CentOS
3 1 (1.61%) HPUX
3 1 (1.61%) Solaris
3 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) ERP
2 11 (17.74%) Migration
3 10 (16.13%) CRM
3 10 (16.13%) SOA
4 9 (14.52%) Project Management
5 8 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (12.90%) SAP Implementation
6 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
7 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
8 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (8.06%) Process Improvement
9 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (4.84%) Analytics
10 3 (4.84%) Identity Access Management
11 2 (3.23%) Open Source
11 2 (3.23%) Re-Platforming
11 2 (3.23%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Java
2 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.61%) PHP
3 1 (1.61%) Python
3 1 (1.61%) R
3 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Ansible
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) SAP
3 6 (9.68%) HP
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle
4 5 (8.06%) Ariba
4 5 (8.06%) Concur
4 5 (8.06%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.84%) ForgeRock
5 3 (4.84%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.23%) Citrix
6 2 (3.23%) Hyperion
6 2 (3.23%) VMware
7 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.61%) Avaya
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.61%) Unisys