Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 95 87
Rank change year-on-year -20 -8 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 41 47 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.29% 1.61% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.69% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 45
Manchester median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £456 £429 £410
90th Percentile £701 £650 £600
North West median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 3,014 2,785 3,222
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 95.41% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,918 1,785 2,070
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £238 £225
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 115 71
Manchester median hourly rate £19.59 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.38% +16.20% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.35 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.63 £41.60 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.28% +8.33% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 - 4 £513 -
Salford - 4 £525 -
Stockport - 2 £631 -
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Finance
3 7 (17.07%) TOGAF
3 7 (17.07%) Web Services
3 7 (17.07%) Analytics
3 7 (17.07%) Microservices
4 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
4 6 (14.63%) Retail
4 6 (14.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (9.76%) Node.js
6 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
6 4 (9.76%) Java
6 4 (9.76%) ITIL
6 4 (9.76%) .NET
6 4 (9.76%) Banking
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle
7 3 (7.32%) SAP
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (7.32%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (4.88%) Digital Economy
8 2 (4.88%) PSD2
8 2 (4.88%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (4.88%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (4.88%) IT Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (4.88%) Ping Identity

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 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.44%) Magento
2 1 (2.44%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.32%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Big Data
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (2.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
1 1 (2.44%) SonarQube
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Back Office
4 2 (4.88%) Digital Economy
4 2 (4.88%) Law
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) Node.js
3 2 (4.88%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) OAuth
3 2 (4.88%) OAuth2
3 2 (4.88%) OpenID
4 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.44%) Java EE
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
4 1 (2.44%) LINQ
4 1 (2.44%) REST
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) WCF
4 1 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.88%) IVR
1 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.44%) FMCG
2 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
2 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) AIX
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Solaris
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) Analytics
2 7 (17.07%) Microservices
2 7 (17.07%) TOGAF
3 6 (14.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Business Development
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analytics
6 2 (4.88%) Data Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Data Integration
6 2 (4.88%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (4.88%) OWASP
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.88%) Thought Leadership
6 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
1 1 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PSD2
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle
1 3 (7.32%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) hybris
2 2 (4.88%) IBM
2 2 (4.88%) Ping Identity
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe
3 1 (2.44%) Ariba
3 1 (2.44%) BMC
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) Informatica
3 1 (2.44%) Northgate
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.44%) Workday
3 1 (2.44%) Zscaler