The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 27 8 21
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 67 121 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.24% 11.75% 4.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.53% 12.37% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 67 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £35.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +31.48%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1212 978 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.76% 94.95% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 455 438
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
Scotland

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Edinburgh region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Edinburgh region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 64 (36.36%) Finance
2 50 (28.41%) SOA
3 47 (26.70%) Java
3 47 (26.70%) JBoss
4 36 (20.45%) Banking
5 34 (19.32%) Java EE
6 33 (18.75%) Oracle
7 29 (16.48%) JSF
8 28 (15.91%) Web Services
8 28 (15.91%) Data Modelling
9 24 (13.64%) JPA
10 23 (13.07%) Hibernate
10 23 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (12.50%) Use Case
12 21 (11.93%) RichFaces
13 19 (10.80%) Retail Banking
13 19 (10.80%) Retail
14 17 (9.66%) Windows
14 17 (9.66%) Relational Database
15 16 (9.09%) Data Architecture
16 15 (8.52%) Apache CXF
17 14 (7.95%) Workflow
17 14 (7.95%) ITIL
17 14 (7.95%) BPMN
18 13 (7.39%) Enterprise Architecture
18 13 (7.39%) ETL
18 13 (7.39%) OO
19 11 (6.25%) Asset Management
19 11 (6.25%) XML
19 11 (6.25%) UML

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
1 5 (2.84%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.70%) CICS
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.57%) Lync
4 1 (0.57%) Node.js
4 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.57%) SAS
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.57%) IIS
4 1 (0.57%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.70%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.14%) WAN
2 2 (1.14%) HTTP
2 2 (1.14%) SAN
2 2 (1.14%) LAN
2 2 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.57%) VoIP
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.66%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.98%) Big Data
5 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (2.84%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.57%) DataStage
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (2.84%) PowerDesigner
2 4 (2.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (2.27%) Axure RP
3 3 (1.70%) ERwin
4 2 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.14%) Introscope
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) Maven
5 1 (0.57%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.57%) Ant
5 1 (0.57%) MSI
5 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (36.36%) Finance
2 36 (20.45%) Banking
3 19 (10.80%) Retail
3 19 (10.80%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Local Government
4 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.32%) Java EE
2 29 (16.48%) JSF
3 28 (15.91%) Web Services
4 24 (13.64%) JPA
5 23 (13.07%) Hibernate
6 21 (11.93%) RichFaces
7 15 (8.52%) Apache CXF
8 11 (6.25%) XML
9 9 (5.11%) OSGi
10 6 (3.41%) .NET
11 5 (2.84%) J2EE
11 5 (2.84%) SOAP
12 4 (2.27%) JAAS
12 4 (2.27%) JSON
13 3 (1.70%) SAML
13 3 (1.70%) Middleware
13 3 (1.70%) jBPM
14 2 (1.14%) HTML
14 2 (1.14%) HTML5
15 1 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
1 4 (2.27%) CMDB
2 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
2 3 (1.70%) Credit Risk
2 3 (1.70%) Taxonomies
3 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.14%) Cryptography
3 2 (1.14%) PKI
4 1 (0.57%) Blog
4 1 (0.57%) Replication
4 1 (0.57%) Clustering
4 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.66%) Windows
2 10 (5.68%) Linux
3 7 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.27%) UNIX
5 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.14%) AIX
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.41%) SOA
2 28 (15.91%) Data Modelling
3 23 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (12.50%) Use Case
5 16 (9.09%) Data Architecture
6 14 (7.95%) BPMN
6 14 (7.95%) Workflow
6 14 (7.95%) ITIL
7 13 (7.39%) OO
7 13 (7.39%) ETL
7 13 (7.39%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (6.25%) UML
8 11 (6.25%) Scrum
8 11 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 10 (5.68%) User Stories
10 8 (4.55%) Metadata Management
10 8 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (4.55%) Information Management
10 8 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (26.70%) Java
2 6 (3.41%) C
2 6 (3.41%) SQL
3 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.57%) COBOL
4 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (2.84%) Degree
2 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.14%) MCSE
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.14%) PMP
3 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.27%) WCAG
2 2 (1.14%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) FATCA
3 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.57%) XenApp
3 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.84%) SCCM
2 4 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.14%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 47 (26.70%) JBoss
2 33 (18.75%) Oracle
3 10 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.11%) VMware
5 6 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.41%) Cisco
5 6 (3.41%) IBM
6 4 (2.27%) Citrix
6 4 (2.27%) CA
6 4 (2.27%) Splunk
7 3 (1.70%) HP
7 3 (1.70%) SAP
8 2 (1.14%) Informatica
8 2 (1.14%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.14%) Altiris
8 2 (1.14%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.14%) Lumension
9 1 (0.57%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.57%) F5
9 1 (0.57%) Teradata
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £68,000 per annum (23 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago