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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 74 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 26 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.58% 2.24% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 2.39% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 20
Median daily rate £575 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.30%
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
1548 1841 1408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.10% 93.79% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 1037 859
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 72 65
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £40.00 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 19 (27.94%) MS Excel
4 17 (25.00%) CRM
4 17 (25.00%) ERP
4 17 (25.00%) SOA
5 15 (22.06%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (17.65%) PaaS
6 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (16.18%) Finance
8 10 (14.71%) Migration
8 10 (14.71%) SAP
8 10 (14.71%) SaaS
9 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.76%) TOGAF
10 8 (11.76%) Java
10 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
10 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (11.76%) Project Management
10 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
11 7 (10.29%) SAP BW
11 7 (10.29%) SAP HR
11 7 (10.29%) Windows
11 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.29%) SAP ERP
11 7 (10.29%) SAP Implementation
12 6 (8.82%) EDI
12 6 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory

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 15 (22.06%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) Mule
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.47%) SAS
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (27.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Project
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) SAP ERP
1 7 (10.29%) SAP HR
2 4 (5.88%) SAP GRC
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.94%) SAP BPC
4 2 (2.94%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (17.65%) PaaS
3 10 (14.71%) SaaS
4 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (8.82%) IaaS
6 4 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.47%) Force.com
7 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) LAN
2 3 (4.41%) SAN
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) Network Security
3 2 (2.94%) PBX
3 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.94%) VoIP
3 2 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (1.47%) CTI
4 1 (1.47%) H.323
4 1 (1.47%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) MPLS
4 1 (1.47%) NAS
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.94%) Big Data
2 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) EDI
2 3 (4.41%) Middleware
2 3 (4.41%) Web Services
3 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 2 (2.94%) Django
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.47%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.88%) IVR
4 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) User Experience
6 2 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.47%) BYOD
7 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.47%) Social Media
7 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) AIX
2 3 (4.41%) HPUX
2 3 (4.41%) Solaris
3 2 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) CentOS
4 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) CRM
1 17 (25.00%) ERP
1 17 (25.00%) SOA
2 10 (14.71%) Migration
3 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (11.76%) Project Management
4 8 (11.76%) TOGAF
5 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (10.29%) SAP Implementation
5 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.82%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (8.82%) Open Source
7 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.35%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.88%) Supplier Management
8 4 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (4.41%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) Java
2 3 (4.41%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) PHP
3 1 (1.47%) R
3 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) SAP
3 6 (8.82%) ForgeRock
3 6 (8.82%) Sitecore
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 5 (7.35%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.88%) Ariba
5 4 (5.88%) Concur
5 4 (5.88%) IBM
5 4 (5.88%) VMware
6 3 (4.41%) HP
7 2 (2.94%) Avaya
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix
7 2 (2.94%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.47%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.47%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.47%) Unisys
8 1 (1.47%) webMethods