Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 111 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 -36 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 57 27 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.74% 0.94% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.00% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 55
Manchester median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -
10th Percentile £456 £415 £403
90th Percentile £633 £650 £623
North West median daily rate £500 £525 £463
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £69.07 - -

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 3,106 2,711 3,507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 94.66% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,963 1,648 2,099
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.97% +7.72%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £225
90th Percentile £575 £546 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 101 85
Manchester median hourly rate £19.55 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.16% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.77 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £45.00 £36.15
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -8.34% +9.33% +6.32%

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 15 August 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 £538 -
Stockport - 1 £625 - 3
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 19 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (29.82%) SOA
3 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.30%) SaaS
5 10 (17.54%) REST
5 10 (17.54%) IT Strategy
5 10 (17.54%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (15.79%) OAuth
6 9 (15.79%) .NET
7 8 (14.04%) PaaS
7 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.04%) IaaS
7 8 (14.04%) Microservices
8 7 (12.28%) DevOps
8 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (12.28%) Java
8 7 (12.28%) SQL
8 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.53%) Finance
9 6 (10.53%) Migration
9 6 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (8.77%) Business Process Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) OAuth2
10 5 (8.77%) Sitecore
10 5 (8.77%) webMethods
10 5 (8.77%) JMS

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 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.75%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (19.30%) SaaS
3 8 (14.04%) IaaS
3 8 (14.04%) PaaS
4 6 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (7.02%) iPaaS
6 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
1 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (7.02%) Big Data
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.75%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
2 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Digital Economy
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) REST
2 9 (15.79%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) OAuth
3 5 (8.77%) JMS
3 5 (8.77%) OAuth2
3 5 (8.77%) SOAP
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.51%) Kafka
5 2 (3.51%) Middleware
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.75%) JSON
6 1 (1.75%) LINQ
6 1 (1.75%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) React
6 1 (1.75%) SAML
6 1 (1.75%) WCF
6 1 (1.75%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) SOA
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.54%) IT Strategy
4 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.04%) Microservices
5 7 (12.28%) DevOps
5 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.53%) Migration
7 5 (8.77%) Business Process Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Analytics
8 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.02%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (7.02%) Data Analytics
8 4 (7.02%) Data Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.02%) SIEM
8 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
9 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
9 3 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (5.26%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) Java
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) C#
2 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PSD2
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (8.77%) Sitecore
2 5 (8.77%) webMethods
3 3 (5.26%) Informatica
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Cloudera
4 2 (3.51%) hybris
4 2 (3.51%) Talend
5 1 (1.75%) Ariba
5 1 (1.75%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (1.75%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) Northgate
5 1 (1.75%) Ping Identity
5 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.75%) UiPath