The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 67 49
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 38 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.99% 2.13% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 2.24% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 24
Manchester median daily rate £538 £456 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.80% -10.97%  
10th Percentile £448 £404 £408
90th Percentile £674 £550 £621
North West median daily rate £525 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +13.51% -7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £59.50

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 1317 1699 1453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.40% 95.13% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2445 3693 3086
Manchester median daily rate £388 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.25% +11.00%  
10th Percentile £200 £248 £208
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 142 233
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -6.27%  
10th Percentile £11.07 £9.27 £10.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £30.25 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
4 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
4 3 (13.04%) IaaS
4 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
4 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Middleware
5 2 (8.70%) Hyperion
5 2 (8.70%) Data Security
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (8.70%) Contactless
5 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.35%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (4.35%) SEPA

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 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.35%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) IaaS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
3 1 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (4.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
1 1 (4.35%) NAS
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Contactless
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Online Games
4 1 (4.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
1 3 (13.04%) Network Design
1 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.70%) Data Management
2 2 (8.70%) Data Security
2 2 (8.70%) ERP
2 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.35%) High Availability
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Hyperion
5 1 (4.35%) Ariba
5 1 (4.35%) Concur
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
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