The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 54 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 33 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.44% 2.43% 3.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.65% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £490 £463
% change year-on-year
+2.24% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
Solutions Architect
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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
1294 1058 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.57% 91.92% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 548 318
Average daily rate £390 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +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 11 20
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.94 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 40 (68.97%) Banking
2 27 (46.55%) Retail
3 26 (44.83%) Finance
3 26 (44.83%) Retail Banking
4 11 (18.97%) TOGAF
4 11 (18.97%) IBM
5 10 (17.24%) Zachman Framework
5 10 (17.24%) Java
6 8 (13.79%) SOA
6 8 (13.79%) Campaign Management
6 8 (13.79%) Marketing
7 7 (12.07%) Unica
7 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
8 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.34%) Credit Risk
8 6 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (8.62%) Middleware
9 5 (8.62%) Data Management
9 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
9 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
9 5 (8.62%) DB2
10 4 (6.90%) EAI
10 4 (6.90%) Social Media
10 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.90%) Analytics
10 4 (6.90%) Web Analytics
11 3 (5.17%) International Banking

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) JBoss
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Network Security
1 3 (5.17%) SAN
2 2 (3.45%) LDAP
2 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) DNS
2 2 (3.45%) NAS
2 2 (3.45%) SSH
3 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) DB2
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) Big Data
4 1 (1.72%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Maven
1 1 (1.72%) Grunt
1 1 (1.72%) Bower
1 1 (1.72%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 40 (68.97%) Banking
2 27 (46.55%) Retail
3 26 (44.83%) Finance
3 26 (44.83%) Retail Banking
4 8 (13.79%) Marketing
5 3 (5.17%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Middleware
2 3 (5.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) HTML5
3 2 (3.45%) CSS3
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) jQuery
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.72%) WCF
4 1 (1.72%) Spring
4 1 (1.72%) Ajax
4 1 (1.72%) Sass
4 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.72%) REST
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Credit Risk
2 4 (6.90%) Social Media
3 2 (3.45%) Open Source
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
1 3 (5.17%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) UNIX
2 2 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) TOGAF
2 10 (17.24%) Zachman Framework
3 8 (13.79%) SOA
3 8 (13.79%) Campaign Management
4 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
4 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (8.62%) Data Management
5 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.90%) EAI
6 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.90%) Analytics
6 4 (6.90%) Web Analytics
7 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.45%) UML
8 2 (3.45%) CRM
8 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.45%) Migration
9 1 (1.72%) People Management
9 1 (1.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Java
2 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) MUMPS
3 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) IBM
2 7 (12.07%) Unica
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.45%) Veritas
5 2 (3.45%) EMC
5 2 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (1.72%) Endeca
6 1 (1.72%) F5
6 1 (1.72%) Genesys
6 1 (1.72%) Dell
6 1 (1.72%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.72%) Informatica
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle
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