Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 99 108
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 41 50 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.50% 1.62% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.71% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 14
Manchester median daily rate £575 £534 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.73% -2.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £469 £451 £433
90th Percentile £656 £640 £631
North West median daily rate £556 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +11.25% -4.76% +10.53%
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 2,582 2,917 2,541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 94.80% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,635 1,856 1,526
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.35%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 132 87
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.52 £10.50
90th Percentile £29.90 £38.75 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% -11.39% -1.25%

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 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019, 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 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.95%) DevOps
3 8 (19.51%) Finance
3 8 (19.51%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (17.07%) Banking
5 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (14.63%) IT Strategy
6 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
6 5 (12.20%) Java
7 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.76%) SOA
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco
7 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.76%) Smart Meter
7 4 (9.76%) Big Data
7 4 (9.76%) Microservices
7 4 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (9.76%) Smart Energy
7 4 (9.76%) Architectural Design
8 3 (7.32%) Architecture Governance
8 3 (7.32%) Architecture Roadmap
8 3 (7.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.32%) Apache Spark
8 3 (7.32%) Wireless
8 3 (7.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (7.32%) Hadoop

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 3 (7.32%) Apache
1 3 (7.32%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.32%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (7.32%) SaaS
4 2 (4.88%) IaaS
4 2 (4.88%) PaaS
4 2 (4.88%) Serverless
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.44%) Office 365
5 1 (2.44%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Wireless
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) MPLS
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) WebEx
3 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Big Data
2 3 (7.32%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Power BI
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) Kafka
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.44%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.44%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (9.76%) Smart Energy
1 4 (9.76%) Smart Meter
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.95%) DevOps
3 6 (14.63%) IT Strategy
4 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
5 4 (9.76%) Architectural Design
5 4 (9.76%) CRM
5 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.76%) Microservices
5 4 (9.76%) SOA
6 3 (7.32%) Architecture Governance
6 3 (7.32%) Architecture Roadmap
6 3 (7.32%) Open Source
6 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.88%) Business Process Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Strategic Roadmap
7 2 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) COBIT
2 1 (2.44%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.44%) Packer
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) hybris
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Aruba
4 1 (2.44%) Databricks
4 1 (2.44%) SAP