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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 17 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 93 103 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.76% 8.97% 7.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.07% 9.75% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 28
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £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 £38.25 £44.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -1.66%
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
1316 1056 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.64% 91.99% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 538 322
Average daily rate £396 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 20
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015, 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 80 (49.38%) Finance
2 75 (46.30%) Banking
3 36 (22.22%) Retail
4 33 (20.37%) Retail Banking
5 30 (18.52%) TOGAF
6 23 (14.20%) Windows
6 23 (14.20%) Zachman Framework
7 21 (12.96%) SOA
8 20 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (11.11%) Java
10 17 (10.49%) Data Modelling
11 16 (9.88%) Migration
12 14 (8.64%) Middleware
12 14 (8.64%) IBM
13 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
13 13 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (8.02%) Credit Risk
14 12 (7.41%) Data Management
14 12 (7.41%) SharePoint
15 11 (6.79%) Oracle
16 10 (6.17%) DB2
16 10 (6.17%) ITIL
17 9 (5.56%) UNIX
17 9 (5.56%) Linux
17 9 (5.56%) Data Architecture
17 9 (5.56%) Marketing
17 9 (5.56%) Campaign Management
18 8 (4.94%) Unica
18 8 (4.94%) Asset Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 12 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.94%) JBoss
3 6 (3.70%) CMS
3 6 (3.70%) IIS
4 4 (2.47%) SAS
5 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.62%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.09%) MS Office
3 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.85%) SPSS
4 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) IaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
2 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) SAN
1 8 (4.94%) Firewall
2 4 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (2.47%) NAS
2 4 (2.47%) LDAP
3 3 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.85%) DNS
3 3 (1.85%) Network Security
3 3 (1.85%) SSH
4 2 (1.23%) LAN
4 2 (1.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.62%) HTTP
5 1 (0.62%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.17%) DB2
3 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.09%) Big Data
5 3 (1.85%) OLAP
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.62%) Informix
7 1 (0.62%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.62%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.47%) ERwin
2 3 (1.85%) Maven
3 2 (1.23%) Grunt
3 2 (1.23%) Bower
4 1 (0.62%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.62%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.62%) MSI
4 1 (0.62%) Ant
4 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
General
1 80 (49.38%) Finance
2 75 (46.30%) Banking
3 36 (22.22%) Retail
4 33 (20.37%) Retail Banking
5 9 (5.56%) Marketing
6 3 (1.85%) International Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Advertising
7 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.64%) Middleware
2 6 (3.70%) .NET
3 4 (2.47%) J2EE
3 4 (2.47%) Web Services
4 3 (1.85%) CSS
4 3 (1.85%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.85%) Spring
4 3 (1.85%) JSF
4 3 (1.85%) HTML5
4 3 (1.85%) CSS3
4 3 (1.85%) HTML
5 2 (1.23%) Sass
5 2 (1.23%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.23%) REST
5 2 (1.23%) OAuth
5 2 (1.23%) JPA
5 2 (1.23%) jBPM
6 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.62%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Credit Risk
2 7 (4.32%) Social Media
3 6 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.85%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.85%) Open Source
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) User Experience
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) CESG
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.20%) Windows
2 9 (5.56%) UNIX
2 9 (5.56%) Linux
3 5 (3.09%) AIX
4 4 (2.47%) Solaris
4 4 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.23%) HPUX
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.52%) TOGAF
2 23 (14.20%) Zachman Framework
3 21 (12.96%) SOA
4 20 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (10.49%) Data Modelling
6 16 (9.88%) Migration
7 13 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (7.41%) Data Management
9 10 (6.17%) ITIL
10 9 (5.56%) Data Architecture
10 9 (5.56%) Campaign Management
11 8 (4.94%) Asset Management
12 7 (4.32%) Analytics
12 7 (4.32%) Coaching
12 7 (4.32%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (3.70%) Information Security
13 6 (3.70%) CRM
13 6 (3.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.11%) Java
2 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.23%) SQL
3 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.62%) VB
4 1 (0.62%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 6 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) COBIT
3 1 (0.62%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.62%) RACF
3 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) SCCM
2 3 (1.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 14 (8.64%) IBM
2 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.79%) Oracle
4 8 (4.94%) VMware
4 8 (4.94%) Teradata
4 8 (4.94%) Unica
5 6 (3.70%) Informatica
5 6 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.09%) Trillium
7 4 (2.47%) Veritas
7 4 (2.47%) HP
8 3 (1.85%) Sybase
8 3 (1.85%) Cognos
8 3 (1.85%) Symantec
8 3 (1.85%) EMC
8 3 (1.85%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.85%) Altiris
9 2 (1.23%) CA
10 1 (0.62%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.62%) Genesys
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