Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Solutions Architect was £503 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.

Technical Solution Architect
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 154 149
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.10% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Manchester median daily rate £503 £500 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +14.94% -27.80%
10th Percentile £483 £475 £400
90th Percentile £532 £525 £517
North West median daily rate £503 £500 £585
% change year-on-year +0.50% -14.53% -2.90%
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 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%

Technical Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Technical Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Solutions Architect in Manchester

Technical Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Solutions Architect in Manchester

Technical Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) HL7
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

Technical 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft