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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 59 45 62
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 30 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.07% 3.22% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 3.50% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £633
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 £39.75 - -
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
1358 1030 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.59% 92.13% 91.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 510 616
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 72 85
Average hourly rate £13.47 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.04% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 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
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 13 (31.71%) Data Protection
2 12 (29.27%) Local Government
3 11 (26.83%) Migration
4 9 (21.95%) Finance
5 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (14.63%) Retail
6 6 (14.63%) IBM
6 6 (14.63%) SQL
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle
7 5 (12.20%) Windows
7 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.20%) Banking
8 4 (9.76%) Mainframe
8 4 (9.76%) AIX
8 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
8 4 (9.76%) HTML
8 4 (9.76%) Java
8 4 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (7.32%) Life Science
9 3 (7.32%) SaaS
9 3 (7.32%) Office 365
9 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (7.32%) SOA
9 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
9 3 (7.32%) ERP
9 3 (7.32%) Citrix
10 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
10 2 (4.88%) Middleware
10 2 (4.88%) DSL

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) SaaS
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) SoftLayer
2 1 (2.44%) PaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Taleo
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) DSL
1 2 (4.88%) DVB
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) NAS
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) SSL
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
General
1 12 (29.27%) Local Government
2 9 (21.95%) Finance
3 6 (14.63%) Retail
4 5 (12.20%) Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.44%) Back Office
6 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) Middleware
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.44%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.44%) Java EE
3 1 (2.44%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) Mason
3 1 (2.44%) JDBC
3 1 (2.44%) SOAP
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) J2EE
3 1 (2.44%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.76%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (7.32%) Life Science
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) STB
4 2 (4.88%) IPTV
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.44%) Open Source
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) AIX
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Data Protection
2 11 (26.83%) Migration
3 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.32%) SOA
3 3 (7.32%) ERP
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL
4 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.44%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.44%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (2.44%) OO
5 1 (2.44%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.44%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.44%) Network Management
5 1 (2.44%) SIEM
5 1 (2.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) Apex Code
4 1 (2.44%) COBOL
4 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) OpenView
1 1 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle
1 6 (14.63%) IBM
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Intel
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Sun
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) EMC
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.44%) StorageTek
5 1 (2.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.44%) Axway
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