The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 104 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £444 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year
- +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical 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
1717 1590 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.65% 95.15% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 834 673
Average daily rate £390 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 65
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.45 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Technical Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Technical Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect across the Manchester region.

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Solutions Architect
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) LAMP
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SAN

Technical Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware