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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 60 37 52
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 25 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.05% 2.93% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 3.10% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 5
Average daily rate
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£480 £431 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £375 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £522 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-40.37% +28.26%
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
1142 1064 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.53% 94.33% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 478 423
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £26.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (33.33%) Finance
2 22 (30.56%) SOA
3 19 (26.39%) Java
3 19 (26.39%) Oracle
3 19 (26.39%) JBoss
4 18 (25.00%) Use Case
5 16 (22.22%) Banking
6 14 (19.44%) Retail
6 14 (19.44%) Retail Banking
6 14 (19.44%) Data Modelling
7 12 (16.67%) Web Services
7 12 (16.67%) ETL
8 11 (15.28%) Scrum
8 11 (15.28%) UML
9 10 (13.89%) OO
9 10 (13.89%) Java EE
9 10 (13.89%) JSF
9 10 (13.89%) Hibernate
9 10 (13.89%) Apache CXF
9 10 (13.89%) JPA
9 10 (13.89%) Relational Database
10 9 (12.50%) RichFaces
10 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.11%) User Stories
12 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
12 7 (9.72%) Windows
13 6 (8.33%) BPMN
14 5 (6.94%) Oracle BPM
14 5 (6.94%) Asset Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.39%) DataStage
4 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 4 (5.56%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.39%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (1.39%) Ant
General
1 24 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Banking
3 14 (19.44%) Retail
3 14 (19.44%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) Web Services
2 10 (13.89%) Java EE
2 10 (13.89%) JSF
2 10 (13.89%) Hibernate
2 10 (13.89%) Apache CXF
2 10 (13.89%) JPA
3 9 (12.50%) RichFaces
4 4 (5.56%) .NET
5 3 (4.17%) JSON
5 3 (4.17%) XML
6 2 (2.78%) JAAS
6 2 (2.78%) Middleware
6 2 (2.78%) SAML
6 2 (2.78%) J2EE
6 2 (2.78%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.39%) Open Source
4 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) SOA
2 18 (25.00%) Use Case
3 14 (19.44%) Data Modelling
4 12 (16.67%) ETL
5 11 (15.28%) Scrum
5 11 (15.28%) UML
6 10 (13.89%) OO
7 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (11.11%) User Stories
9 6 (8.33%) BPMN
10 5 (6.94%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.94%) ITIL
10 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.56%) Project Management
11 4 (5.56%) Workflow
12 3 (4.17%) Investment Management
12 3 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (4.17%) TOGAF
12 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) Java
2 3 (4.17%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) C
4 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) MCSE
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.78%) PMP
2 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) WCAG
2 1 (1.39%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.78%) OpenView
1 2 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Oracle
1 19 (26.39%) JBoss
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.17%) IBM
4 2 (2.78%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) Citrix
4 2 (2.78%) Unica
4 2 (2.78%) Lumension
5 1 (1.39%) Genesys
5 1 (1.39%) Informatica
5 1 (1.39%) Chordiant
5 1 (1.39%) Ab Initio