Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Solution Architect
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 93 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 -32 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 49 68 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.68% 1.93% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.04% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 53
Manchester median daily rate £550 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £424 £408 £370
90th Percentile £668 £600 £623
North West median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £59.50

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 2772 3339 3609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.54% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1757 2136 2082
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 78 140
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -9.38% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.18 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.20 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -25.58% +34.38%

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 25 November 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 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 25 November 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 13 (26.53%) TOGAF
2 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
3 8 (16.33%) SAP
4 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) SOA
5 6 (12.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 5 (10.20%) .NET
6 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) JIRA
7 4 (8.16%) JSON
7 4 (8.16%) QA
7 4 (8.16%) Bitbucket
7 4 (8.16%) C#
7 4 (8.16%) Java
7 4 (8.16%) Web Services
7 4 (8.16%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (6.12%) Analytics
8 3 (6.12%) Contactless
8 3 (6.12%) Business Process Modelling
8 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
8 3 (6.12%) UML
8 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.12%) Middleware
8 3 (6.12%) Project Management
8 3 (6.12%) MVC

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 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) TPMS
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) IDMS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Bitbucket
1 4 (8.16%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.08%) ReSharper
3 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
3 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) JSON
2 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) Middleware
4 2 (4.08%) ADO.NET
4 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.08%) LINQ
4 2 (4.08%) REST
4 2 (4.08%) WCF
4 2 (4.08%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) XML Schema
4 2 (4.08%) XSLT
5 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Contactless
1 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
3 1 (2.04%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) OpenVMS
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) VME
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) TOGAF
2 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 6 (12.24%) SOA
4 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.16%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (6.12%) Analytics
6 3 (6.12%) BPMN
6 3 (6.12%) Business Process Modelling
6 3 (6.12%) MVC
6 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.12%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.12%) UML
7 2 (4.08%) Content Management
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) C#
1 4 (8.16%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) XPath
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) C++
3 1 (2.04%) COBOL
3 1 (2.04%) Fortran
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) Pascal
3 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) COBIT
3 1 (2.04%) GMP
3 1 (2.04%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Ansible
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) Salt
1 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle
2 8 (16.33%) SAP
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) hybris
4 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.04%) CA
5 1 (2.04%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.04%) WSO2