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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 105 89 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £605 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.25 -
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
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Java EE
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Java EE 5
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (16.67%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) PaaS
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App

Technical Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Extranet
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE 5
1 1 (16.67%) JMS
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) JSF
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Internet of Things
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) EAI
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft