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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 39 48 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 54 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.81% 2.28% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 2.37% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 15
Average daily rate £550 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
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
1362 1306 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.98% 96.10% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 713 561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £22.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.46% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 53 (40.15%) Finance
2 43 (32.58%) Java
3 37 (28.03%) SOA
4 34 (25.76%) Oracle
4 34 (25.76%) Banking
5 32 (24.24%) UML
5 32 (24.24%) JBoss
6 28 (21.21%) OO
6 28 (21.21%) Data Modelling
6 28 (21.21%) JPA
7 27 (20.45%) Logical Data Model
7 27 (20.45%) JSF
8 26 (19.70%) Apache CXF
8 26 (19.70%) Use Case
9 24 (18.18%) Drools
9 24 (18.18%) Hibernate
10 21 (15.91%) BPMN
10 21 (15.91%) Relational Database
11 18 (13.64%) Retail
12 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
13 15 (11.36%) Retail Banking
14 14 (10.61%) RichFaces
14 14 (10.61%) Oracle BPM
15 13 (9.85%) Asset Management
16 11 (8.33%) WebSphere
16 11 (8.33%) JIRA
17 10 (7.58%) Investment Management
17 10 (7.58%) IBM
17 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (7.58%) .NET

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 32 (24.24%) JBoss
2 11 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.82%) CMS
4 8 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.27%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.52%) Apache
8 1 (0.76%) Captiva
8 1 (0.76%) CICS
8 1 (0.76%) IIS
8 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
2 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (10.61%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.79%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.79%) thinkFolio
2 5 (3.79%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (2.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) DDNS
1 2 (1.52%) DNS
1 2 (1.52%) Firewall
1 2 (1.52%) Internet
1 2 (1.52%) WAN
2 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.91%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.03%) DB2
5 4 (3.03%) GIS
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) MySQL
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (2.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.27%) Gradle
2 3 (2.27%) JBehave
2 3 (2.27%) Maven
2 3 (2.27%) Selenium
3 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.52%) JDeveloper
3 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (40.15%) Finance
2 34 (25.76%) Banking
3 18 (13.64%) Retail
4 15 (11.36%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Law
5 3 (2.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.21%) JPA
2 27 (20.45%) JSF
3 26 (19.70%) Apache CXF
4 24 (18.18%) Drools
4 24 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 14 (10.61%) RichFaces
6 10 (7.58%) .NET
7 8 (6.06%) Middleware
8 6 (4.55%) REST
9 5 (3.79%) HTML
9 5 (3.79%) Web Services
10 4 (3.03%) PostGIS
11 3 (2.27%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.27%) IBM Integration Bus
11 3 (2.27%) Leaflet
11 3 (2.27%) Spring
11 3 (2.27%) Spring Boot
12 2 (1.52%) CSS
12 2 (1.52%) SOAP
12 2 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (6.06%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.52%) Replication
3 2 (1.52%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.76%) DataPower
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.76%) Ontologies
4 1 (0.76%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.30%) Windows
2 5 (3.79%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.03%) Linux
4 3 (2.27%) AIX
4 3 (2.27%) Unix
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.03%) SOA
2 32 (24.24%) UML
3 28 (21.21%) Data Modelling
3 28 (21.21%) OO
4 27 (20.45%) Logical Data Model
5 26 (19.70%) Use Case
6 21 (15.91%) BPMN
7 13 (9.85%) Asset Management
8 10 (7.58%) Investment Management
8 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.06%) TOGAF
11 7 (5.30%) Content Management
11 7 (5.30%) Migration
12 6 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (4.55%) High Availability
12 6 (4.55%) Microservices
12 6 (4.55%) Process Management
13 5 (3.79%) Open Source
13 5 (3.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.58%) Java
2 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.27%) Python
4 2 (1.52%) C++
4 2 (1.52%) SQL
5 1 (0.76%) C#
5 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.76%) VB
5 1 (0.76%) VB6
5 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) MiFID
2 3 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 34 (25.76%) Oracle
2 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.58%) IBM
4 8 (6.06%) Adobe
4 8 (6.06%) Pega
5 6 (4.55%) NetApp
6 5 (3.79%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.03%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.27%) Cisco
8 3 (2.27%) FactSet
8 3 (2.27%) HP
9 2 (1.52%) EMC
9 2 (1.52%) Google
9 2 (1.52%) Teradata
9 2 (1.52%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.76%) Avaya
10 1 (0.76%) SAP
10 1 (0.76%) Sybase
10 1 (0.76%) Twitter
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