The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 72 50
Rank change year-on-year -12 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 34 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.60% 1.89% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 2.00% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 25
Median daily rate £550 £529 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +17.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £467 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £521
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1256 1697 1545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.86% 94.54% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 982 808
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Manchester

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Manchester

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (26.32%) ERP
4 9 (23.68%) SAP
4 9 (23.68%) SAP BW
4 9 (23.68%) SAP ERP
4 9 (23.68%) SAP Implementation
5 8 (21.05%) SAP HR
6 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (15.79%) Ariba
7 6 (15.79%) Project Management
7 6 (15.79%) Migration
7 6 (15.79%) SAP GRC
7 6 (15.79%) SaaS
7 6 (15.79%) Concur
7 6 (15.79%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (13.16%) Process Improvement
8 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
8 5 (13.16%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (13.16%) HP
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle
8 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
8 5 (13.16%) CRM
9 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.53%) Degree
10 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
10 3 (7.89%) Hyperion
10 3 (7.89%) MS Visio

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 1 (2.63%) Apache Pig
1 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Project
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (23.68%) SAP ERP
2 8 (21.05%) SAP HR
3 6 (15.79%) SAP GRC
4 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (5.26%) SAP BPC
4 2 (5.26%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) SaaS
1 6 (15.79%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.63%) Force.com
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) CTI
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
1 1 (2.63%) H.323
1 1 (2.63%) MPLS
1 1 (2.63%) Network Security
1 1 (2.63%) PBX
1 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) EDI
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) Mason
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) IVR
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ERP
2 9 (23.68%) SAP Implementation
3 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.79%) Migration
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) CRM
5 5 (13.16%) Process Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.89%) SOA
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.26%) Analytics
7 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
7 2 (5.26%) IT Strategy
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.26%) Wireframes
8 1 (2.63%) Business Process Analysis
8 1 (2.63%) Machine Learning
8 1 (2.63%) Master Data Management
8 1 (2.63%) Mobile Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.63%) Python
1 1 (2.63%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) SAP
2 6 (15.79%) Ariba
2 6 (15.79%) Concur
3 5 (13.16%) HP
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.63%) Avaya
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.63%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
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