The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 24 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 83 98 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.67% 8.26% 5.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 9.07% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 45 25
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £546 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £44.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% -4.34%
Architect
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1398 1080 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.56% 90.99% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 568 389
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 23
Average hourly rate £15.89 £16.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £41.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 68 (48.92%) Finance
2 64 (46.04%) Banking
3 30 (21.58%) Retail
4 28 (20.14%) Retail Banking
5 24 (17.27%) TOGAF
6 17 (12.23%) Windows
6 17 (12.23%) Zachman Framework
7 16 (11.51%) Java
7 16 (11.51%) Oracle
7 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
8 15 (10.79%) SOA
8 15 (10.79%) Data Modelling
9 14 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (10.07%) IBM
9 14 (10.07%) Migration
10 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (8.63%) Credit Risk
11 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (7.19%) MS Excel
12 10 (7.19%) Data Management
12 10 (7.19%) Data Architecture
13 9 (6.47%) Campaign Management
13 9 (6.47%) Marketing
13 9 (6.47%) Linux
13 9 (6.47%) ETL
13 9 (6.47%) SAN
13 9 (6.47%) Teradata
14 8 (5.76%) VMware
14 8 (5.76%) Middleware
14 8 (5.76%) Firewall

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 7 (5.04%) JBoss
1 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.16%) SAS
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.72%) Lync
3 1 (0.72%) Node.js
3 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.16%) SPSS
2 3 (2.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) IaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) SAN
2 8 (5.76%) Firewall
3 4 (2.88%) LDAP
3 4 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (2.88%) NAS
4 3 (2.16%) Network Security
4 3 (2.16%) SSH
4 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.16%) DNS
5 2 (1.44%) LAN
5 2 (1.44%) WAN
6 1 (0.72%) HTTP
6 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.72%) SSL
6 1 (0.72%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (5.76%) DB2
3 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.60%) Big Data
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (2.16%) OLAP
6 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.72%) Informix
7 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) ERwin
2 3 (2.16%) Maven
3 2 (1.44%) Grunt
3 2 (1.44%) Bower
4 1 (0.72%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.72%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
4 1 (0.72%) Ant
4 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.72%) PowerDesigner
General
1 68 (48.92%) Finance
2 64 (46.04%) Banking
3 30 (21.58%) Retail
4 28 (20.14%) Retail Banking
5 9 (6.47%) Marketing
6 3 (2.16%) International Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) Middleware
2 4 (2.88%) HTML
2 4 (2.88%) J2EE
2 4 (2.88%) CSS
2 4 (2.88%) Web Services
2 4 (2.88%) HTML5
3 3 (2.16%) CSS3
3 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.16%) .NET
3 3 (2.16%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.16%) Spring
3 3 (2.16%) JSF
4 2 (1.44%) jBPM
4 2 (1.44%) Sass
4 2 (1.44%) REST
4 2 (1.44%) JPA
4 2 (1.44%) OAuth
5 1 (0.72%) Apache CXF
5 1 (0.72%) RichFaces
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Credit Risk
2 7 (5.04%) Social Media
3 5 (3.60%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.16%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.16%) Open Source
5 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.44%) Replication
5 2 (1.44%) User Experience
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) CESG
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.23%) Windows
2 9 (6.47%) Linux
3 7 (5.04%) UNIX
4 5 (3.60%) AIX
4 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.88%) Solaris
6 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.27%) TOGAF
2 17 (12.23%) Zachman Framework
3 15 (10.79%) SOA
3 15 (10.79%) Data Modelling
4 14 (10.07%) Migration
5 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.19%) Data Management
7 10 (7.19%) Data Architecture
8 9 (6.47%) Campaign Management
8 9 (6.47%) ETL
9 7 (5.04%) Analytics
9 7 (5.04%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (3.60%) Security Architecture
11 5 (3.60%) CRM
12 4 (2.88%) EAI
12 4 (2.88%) ITIL
12 4 (2.88%) OO
12 4 (2.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.51%) Java
2 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.44%) SQL
3 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.72%) VB
4 1 (0.72%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) Degree
2 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.72%) RACF
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) SCCM
2 3 (2.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 16 (11.51%) Oracle
1 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.07%) IBM
3 9 (6.47%) Teradata
4 8 (5.76%) VMware
4 8 (5.76%) Unica
5 6 (4.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.60%) Informatica
6 5 (3.60%) Trillium
7 4 (2.88%) HP
7 4 (2.88%) Veritas
7 4 (2.88%) EMC
8 3 (2.16%) Sybase
8 3 (2.16%) Cognos
8 3 (2.16%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.16%) Symantec
8 3 (2.16%) Altiris
9 2 (1.44%) F5
10 1 (0.72%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.72%) Veeam