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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 44 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 49 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.20% 0.41% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 0.43% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 8
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£500 £413 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £383 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £443 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £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 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
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
1446 1171 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.39% 94.89% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 629 471
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
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 59 57 79
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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 39 (41.49%) Finance
2 31 (32.98%) Oracle
3 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 22 (23.40%) Migration
4 21 (22.34%) Oracle Database
5 19 (20.21%) Citrix
6 18 (19.15%) SAP
6 18 (19.15%) Banking
6 18 (19.15%) TOGAF
7 17 (18.09%) VMware
7 17 (18.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (18.09%) SCCM
7 17 (18.09%) SOA
8 16 (17.02%) IBM Notes
8 16 (17.02%) Lotus
8 16 (17.02%) EMC
8 16 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (15.96%) Hyper-V
9 15 (15.96%) Xen
9 15 (15.96%) Office 365
9 15 (15.96%) Capacity Planning
10 14 (14.89%) Project Management
11 13 (13.83%) Process Management
12 12 (12.77%) Data Protection
12 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (12.77%) Manufacturing
12 12 (12.77%) Local Government
13 11 (11.70%) Oracle Fusion
13 11 (11.70%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (11.70%) Middleware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (17.02%) IBM Notes
2 4 (4.26%) Documentum
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.13%) SAS
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) Liferay
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (11.70%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.06%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.06%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.96%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) WAN
2 1 (1.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.06%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.34%) Oracle Database
2 7 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.06%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.06%) MSI
General
1 39 (41.49%) Finance
2 18 (19.15%) Banking
3 12 (12.77%) Manufacturing
3 12 (12.77%) Local Government
4 8 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Publishing
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) Middleware
1 11 (11.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 3 (3.19%) Web Services
3 2 (2.13%) XML
3 2 (2.13%) XSLT
4 1 (1.06%) SAML
4 1 (1.06%) CSS
4 1 (1.06%) OAuth
4 1 (1.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) PMI
1 9 (9.57%) Informatics
2 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.45%) Private Cloud
4 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.26%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.19%) Life Science
7 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.70%) Windows
2 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.26%) UNIX
4 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.40%) Migration
2 18 (19.15%) TOGAF
3 17 (18.09%) SOA
4 15 (15.96%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (14.89%) Project Management
6 13 (13.83%) Process Management
7 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (12.77%) Data Protection
8 10 (10.64%) ERP
9 9 (9.57%) Validation
10 6 (6.38%) ITIL
10 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (6.38%) Supplier Management
11 5 (5.32%) RUP
11 5 (5.32%) CRM
11 5 (5.32%) Data Management
11 5 (5.32%) Workflow
12 4 (4.26%) Asset Management
12 4 (4.26%) Business Analysis
12 4 (4.26%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.13%) SQL
2 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 8 (8.51%) GMP
1 8 (8.51%) GxP
2 1 (1.06%) FINREP
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.96%) Hyper-V
3 15 (15.96%) Xen
4 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (18.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (32.98%) Oracle
2 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.21%) Citrix
4 18 (19.15%) SAP
5 17 (18.09%) VMware
6 16 (17.02%) EMC
6 16 (17.02%) Lotus
7 1 (1.06%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.06%) HP
7 1 (1.06%) Teradata
7 1 (1.06%) hybris
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