Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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.

Solution Architect
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 105 82
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 46 44 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.68% 1.46% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.55% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 30
Manchester median daily rate £538 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £431 £433 £413
90th Percentile £677 £625 £610
North West median daily rate £550 £550 £495
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,606 2,832 3,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 94.24% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,680 1,804 2,038
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 58 126
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.17% -15.71% +26.17%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.36 £11.19
90th Percentile £40.18 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.04 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.22% -16.28% +30.30%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Manchester

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 12 (26.09%) TOGAF
2 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 8 (17.39%) SAP
3 8 (17.39%) SOA
3 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Middleware
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (13.04%) JSON
4 6 (13.04%) JIRA
4 6 (13.04%) QA
4 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 6 (13.04%) Web Services
4 6 (13.04%) C#
4 6 (13.04%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) Bitbucket
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.87%) Retail
5 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.87%) MVC
5 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.70%) REST
6 4 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) WCF
6 4 (8.70%) ReSharper

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) SaaS
4 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
1 2 (4.35%) SSL
1 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) NFC
2 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) IDMS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Bitbucket
1 6 (13.04%) JIRA
2 5 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (8.70%) ReSharper
3 4 (8.70%) SonarQube
3 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.35%) Subversion
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Law
3 4 (8.70%) Legal
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
1 8 (17.39%) Middleware
2 6 (13.04%) JSON
2 6 (13.04%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) ADO.NET
3 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (8.70%) LINQ
3 4 (8.70%) REST
3 4 (8.70%) WCF
3 4 (8.70%) XML
3 4 (8.70%) XML Schema
3 4 (8.70%) XSLT
4 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.35%) Contactless
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) OpenVMS
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) VME
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) TOGAF
2 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) SOA
3 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (10.87%) MVC
5 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (6.52%) Analytics
6 3 (6.52%) BPMN
6 3 (6.52%) Business Process Modelling
6 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.52%) Kanban
6 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 3 (6.52%) Scrum
6 3 (6.52%) UML
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (4.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) C#
1 6 (13.04%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) XPath
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) COBOL
3 1 (2.17%) Fortran
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) Pascal
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
2 1 (2.17%) GMP
2 1 (2.17%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
1 1 (2.17%) Salt
1 1 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) SAP
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) hybris
5 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.17%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) WSO2