The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 51 28 45
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 31 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.41% 4.32% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 4.54% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 4
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£465 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £520 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1209 970 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.16% 95.19% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 449 442
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 17
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 24 July 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 28 (35.00%) SOA
2 25 (31.25%) Finance
3 22 (27.50%) JBoss
3 22 (27.50%) Java
4 20 (25.00%) Oracle
5 19 (23.75%) Use Case
6 16 (20.00%) Java EE
7 15 (18.75%) Data Modelling
8 14 (17.50%) Web Services
9 13 (16.25%) Banking
10 12 (15.00%) ETL
11 11 (13.75%) JSF
11 11 (13.75%) Scrum
11 11 (13.75%) BPMN
11 11 (13.75%) RichFaces
12 10 (12.50%) Apache CXF
12 10 (12.50%) Relational Database
12 10 (12.50%) JPA
12 10 (12.50%) Hibernate
12 10 (12.50%) Retail Banking
12 10 (12.50%) Retail
12 10 (12.50%) UML
12 10 (12.50%) OO
13 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (11.25%) User Stories
14 8 (10.00%) Windows
14 8 (10.00%) Workflow
15 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
16 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
16 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.25%) SAS
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.25%) LAN
2 1 (1.25%) WAN
2 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.25%) DataStage
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 4 (5.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.25%) Ant
General
1 25 (31.25%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 10 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 10 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) Java EE
2 14 (17.50%) Web Services
3 11 (13.75%) JSF
3 11 (13.75%) RichFaces
4 10 (12.50%) Apache CXF
4 10 (12.50%) JPA
4 10 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 4 (5.00%) .NET
6 3 (3.75%) XML
6 3 (3.75%) JAAS
6 3 (3.75%) SAML
6 3 (3.75%) JSON
6 3 (3.75%) jBPM
7 2 (2.50%) J2EE
8 1 (1.25%) JMS
8 1 (1.25%) SOAP
8 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.50%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.25%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) SOA
2 19 (23.75%) Use Case
3 15 (18.75%) Data Modelling
4 12 (15.00%) ETL
5 11 (13.75%) Scrum
5 11 (13.75%) BPMN
6 10 (12.50%) UML
6 10 (12.50%) OO
7 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.25%) User Stories
8 8 (10.00%) Workflow
9 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.25%) ITIL
10 5 (6.25%) Project Management
10 5 (6.25%) Asset Management
11 4 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (3.75%) Investment Management
12 3 (3.75%) Validation
12 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
12 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.50%) Java
2 3 (3.75%) SQL
3 2 (2.50%) C
4 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.50%) PMP
2 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) WCAG
2 1 (1.25%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) XenApp
1 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.25%) vSphere
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) SCCM
1 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) JBoss
2 20 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (2.50%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.50%) HP
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) Lumension
6 1 (1.25%) Informatica
6 1 (1.25%) NetApp
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) EMC
6 1 (1.25%) Brocade
6 1 (1.25%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.25%) VMware