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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 45 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 50 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.30% 2.83% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 2.97% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 25
Median daily rate £500 £488 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £450 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
Solutions 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
1443 1382 1188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.37% 95.38% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 774 675
Median daily rate £400 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £261 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 34
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 44 (38.94%) SOA
2 43 (38.05%) Oracle
3 41 (36.28%) Java
4 39 (34.51%) UML
5 37 (32.74%) JBoss
5 37 (32.74%) Banking
6 35 (30.97%) Finance
7 33 (29.20%) OO
8 32 (28.32%) Data Modelling
8 32 (28.32%) JPA
9 30 (26.55%) Use Case
9 30 (26.55%) Logical Data Model
10 29 (25.66%) JSF
11 28 (24.78%) Apache CXF
12 27 (23.89%) Drools
12 27 (23.89%) Relational Database
12 27 (23.89%) Hibernate
13 24 (21.24%) BPMN
14 21 (18.58%) TOGAF
15 16 (14.16%) RichFaces
16 15 (13.27%) Oracle BPM
17 13 (11.50%) Retail
18 12 (10.62%) Retail Banking
18 12 (10.62%) IBM
19 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
19 11 (9.73%) Enterprise Architecture
20 10 (8.85%) Zachman Framework
20 10 (8.85%) CMS
20 10 (8.85%) .NET
21 9 (7.96%) Middleware

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 37 (32.74%) JBoss
2 10 (8.85%) CMS
3 5 (4.42%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.65%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.65%) GeoServer
6 2 (1.77%) Apache
6 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.88%) Captiva
7 1 (0.88%) FileNet
7 1 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.77%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.77%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.77%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.88%) Eikon
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.77%) IaaS
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Firewall
1 3 (2.65%) Internet
1 3 (2.65%) WAN
2 2 (1.77%) DDNS
2 2 (1.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) LAN
3 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.89%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.65%) GIS
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) JIRA
2 3 (2.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.65%) Gradle
2 3 (2.65%) JBehave
2 3 (2.65%) Maven
2 3 (2.65%) Selenium
3 2 (1.77%) NUnit
4 1 (0.88%) JProfiler
General
1 37 (32.74%) Banking
2 35 (30.97%) Finance
3 13 (11.50%) Retail
4 12 (10.62%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.65%) German Language
5 3 (2.65%) Law
5 3 (2.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.32%) JPA
2 29 (25.66%) JSF
3 28 (24.78%) Apache CXF
4 27 (23.89%) Drools
4 27 (23.89%) Hibernate
5 16 (14.16%) RichFaces
6 10 (8.85%) .NET
7 9 (7.96%) Middleware
8 6 (5.31%) REST
8 6 (5.31%) Web Services
9 5 (4.42%) Java EE
10 4 (3.54%) Spring
11 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.65%) HTML
11 3 (2.65%) Leaflet
11 3 (2.65%) OpenLayers
11 3 (2.65%) PostGIS
11 3 (2.65%) Spring Boot
11 3 (2.65%) XML
12 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.54%) Credit Risk
2 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.54%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) iPad
4 2 (1.77%) Replication
4 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.88%) BYOD
5 1 (0.88%) CMDB
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Windows
2 3 (2.65%) Linux
2 3 (2.65%) Solaris
3 2 (1.77%) AIX
4 1 (0.88%) HPUX
4 1 (0.88%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.94%) SOA
2 39 (34.51%) UML
3 33 (29.20%) OO
4 32 (28.32%) Data Modelling
5 30 (26.55%) Logical Data Model
5 30 (26.55%) Use Case
6 24 (21.24%) BPMN
7 21 (18.58%) TOGAF
8 11 (9.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (8.85%) Zachman Framework
10 9 (7.96%) Migration
11 8 (7.08%) Open Source
11 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (6.19%) Content Management
12 7 (6.19%) Process Management
13 6 (5.31%) Data Architecture
13 6 (5.31%) Data Migration
14 5 (4.42%) Data Management
14 5 (4.42%) Microservices
15 4 (3.54%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (36.28%) Java
2 4 (3.54%) C#
2 4 (3.54%) SQL
3 3 (2.65%) C++
3 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.65%) Python
4 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.77%) VBA
5 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.88%) VB
5 1 (0.88%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) COBIT
2 4 (3.54%) MiFID
3 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 43 (38.05%) Oracle
2 12 (10.62%) IBM
3 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.54%) Adobe
4 4 (3.54%) Pega
5 3 (2.65%) Cisco
5 3 (2.65%) Teradata
6 2 (1.77%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.77%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.77%) EMC
6 2 (1.77%) Google
6 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.77%) Sybase
6 2 (1.77%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.88%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.88%) Avaya
7 1 (0.88%) FactSet
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) Twitter
7 1 (0.88%) VMware