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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 47 79 61
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 53 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.29% 0.49% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.53% 0.51% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £511 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
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
1502 1181 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.18% 95.47% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 666 528
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 85
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.13 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -2.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 30 July 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 30 July 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 44 (44.00%) Finance
2 33 (33.00%) Oracle
3 23 (23.00%) SOA
3 23 (23.00%) Migration
4 22 (22.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (22.00%) Oracle Database
5 21 (21.00%) Banking
6 20 (20.00%) VMware
6 20 (20.00%) Citrix
7 19 (19.00%) TOGAF
8 18 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (17.00%) SCCM
9 17 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (17.00%) SAP
10 16 (16.00%) IBM Notes
10 16 (16.00%) Project Management
10 16 (16.00%) Lotus
10 16 (16.00%) EMC
10 16 (16.00%) Middleware
10 16 (16.00%) Hyper-V
11 15 (15.00%) Oracle Fusion
11 15 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (15.00%) Oracle BPM
11 15 (15.00%) Office 365
11 15 (15.00%) Xen
11 15 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
12 14 (14.00%) ERP
13 13 (13.00%) Windows
13 13 (13.00%) Process Management
13 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (16.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (4.00%) Documentum
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.00%) SAS
4 1 (1.00%) CICS
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Liferay
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Oracle BPM
1 15 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) WAN
2 2 (2.00%) VoIP
3 1 (1.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.00%) MSI
General
1 44 (44.00%) Finance
2 21 (21.00%) Banking
3 12 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 12 (12.00%) Local Government
4 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (1.00%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.00%) Middleware
2 15 (15.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (6.00%) .NET
4 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.00%) Web Services
4 3 (3.00%) XML
4 3 (3.00%) XSLT
4 3 (3.00%) Java EE 5
5 1 (1.00%) OAuth
5 1 (1.00%) CSS3
5 1 (1.00%) SAML
5 1 (1.00%) CSS
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) PMI
1 9 (9.00%) Informatics
2 8 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.00%) Private Cloud
3 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.00%) Life Science
6 1 (1.00%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) VSAM
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (1.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.00%) zOS
4 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) SOA
1 23 (23.00%) Migration
2 19 (19.00%) TOGAF
3 16 (16.00%) Project Management
4 15 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (14.00%) ERP
6 13 (13.00%) Process Management
6 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (12.00%) Data Protection
8 9 (9.00%) Validation
9 8 (8.00%) ITIL
10 6 (6.00%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.00%) RUP
11 5 (5.00%) Data Management
11 5 (5.00%) Workflow
11 5 (5.00%) Supplier Management
11 5 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (4.00%) Data Governance
12 4 (4.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) Java
1 4 (4.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.00%) C#
3 1 (1.00%) COBOL
3 1 (1.00%) JCL
3 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) VCDX
3 1 (1.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 8 (8.00%) GMP
1 8 (8.00%) GxP
2 1 (1.00%) FINREP
System Software
1 18 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 17 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 15 (15.00%) Xen
5 4 (4.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (17.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (33.00%) Oracle
2 22 (22.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (20.00%) Citrix
3 20 (20.00%) VMware
4 17 (17.00%) SAP
5 16 (16.00%) EMC
5 16 (16.00%) Lotus
6 2 (2.00%) NetApp
7 1 (1.00%) Teradata
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco
7 1 (1.00%) IBM
7 1 (1.00%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.00%) HP
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