The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 60 34 57
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 11 64 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.35% 4.59% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 4.79% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 32 13
Median daily rate £468 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £600 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
776 1335 1277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.33% 95.77% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 681 659
Median daily rate £388 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 20
Median hourly rate £52.00 £19.02 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.39% +18.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) UML
3 3 (15.00%) SOA
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (10.00%) Office 365
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.00%) Records Management
4 2 (10.00%) Wireframes
4 2 (10.00%) Microservices
4 2 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (10.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (10.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) JBoss
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (10.00%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Apache CXF
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
1 2 (10.00%) Drools
1 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) JPA
1 2 (10.00%) JSF
1 2 (10.00%) JSON
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) RichFaces
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security
2 3 (15.00%) SOA
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) UML
3 2 (10.00%) BPMN
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (10.00%) Kanban
3 2 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (10.00%) Microservices
3 2 (10.00%) MVC
3 2 (10.00%) OO
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) TDD
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft