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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 60 57 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 33 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.92% 1.58% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.69% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 15
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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
1598 1123 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.12% 93.58% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 613 455
Average daily rate £388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.43 £42.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 33 (48.53%) Finance
2 24 (35.29%) Banking
3 20 (29.41%) Java
4 15 (22.06%) Oracle
5 14 (20.59%) SOA
6 12 (17.65%) Use Case
7 11 (16.18%) Logical Data Model
7 11 (16.18%) Data Modelling
7 11 (16.18%) UML
7 11 (16.18%) OO
8 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.24%) JPA
9 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
9 8 (11.76%) Retail
9 8 (11.76%) Retail Banking
10 7 (10.29%) Asset Management
10 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (8.82%) ETL
11 6 (8.82%) Middleware
11 6 (8.82%) Investment Management
12 5 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (7.35%) SDLC
12 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (5.88%) Scrum
13 4 (5.88%) Bloomberg
13 4 (5.88%) Agresso
13 4 (5.88%) SAS
13 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (5.88%) JBoss
13 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (5.88%) JBoss
1 4 (5.88%) SAS
2 3 (4.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Agresso
1 4 (5.88%) thinkFolio
1 4 (5.88%) Eikon
2 3 (4.41%) Markit EDM
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) JIRA
General
1 33 (48.53%) Finance
2 24 (35.29%) Banking
3 8 (11.76%) Retail
3 8 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) JPA
2 6 (8.82%) Middleware
3 3 (4.41%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.41%) Drools
3 3 (4.41%) Apache CXF
4 2 (2.94%) JSF
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) J2EE
4 2 (2.94%) CSS
5 1 (1.47%) SOAP
5 1 (1.47%) Web Services
5 1 (1.47%) Java SE
5 1 (1.47%) HTML5
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.41%) GIS
3 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.47%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) AIX
2 1 (1.47%) HPUX
2 1 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) SOA
2 12 (17.65%) Use Case
3 11 (16.18%) Logical Data Model
3 11 (16.18%) UML
3 11 (16.18%) OO
3 11 (16.18%) Data Modelling
4 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (10.29%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.82%) ETL
6 6 (8.82%) Investment Management
7 5 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.35%) SDLC
7 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.88%) Scrum
9 3 (4.41%) Information Security
9 3 (4.41%) TOGAF
9 3 (4.41%) Migration
10 2 (2.94%) Target Operating Model
10 2 (2.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.47%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Oracle
2 4 (5.88%) Bloomberg
2 4 (5.88%) Pega
3 3 (4.41%) Adobe
4 2 (2.94%) Charles River
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
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