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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 53 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.91% 2.04% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.20% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Average daily rate
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£538 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £438 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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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
1133 1044 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.02% 92.64% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 464 452
Average daily rate £396 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 20 (31.75%) Banking
3 18 (28.57%) Retail
3 18 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.81%) SOA
5 15 (23.81%) Java
6 14 (22.22%) JBoss
7 13 (20.63%) Oracle
7 13 (20.63%) Data Modelling
8 12 (19.05%) Use Case
9 11 (17.46%) UML
9 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (17.46%) ETL
10 10 (15.87%) Hibernate
10 10 (15.87%) Scrum
10 10 (15.87%) OO
10 10 (15.87%) Web Services
10 10 (15.87%) JPA
10 10 (15.87%) Apache CXF
10 10 (15.87%) JSF
10 10 (15.87%) Relational Database
11 8 (12.70%) IBM
11 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 7 (11.11%) Windows
12 7 (11.11%) Campaign Management
12 7 (11.11%) Unica
12 7 (11.11%) Marketing
13 6 (9.52%) Digital Marketing

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (15.87%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.59%) DataStage
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 20 (31.75%) Banking
3 18 (28.57%) Retail
3 18 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 7 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) Hibernate
1 10 (15.87%) Web Services
1 10 (15.87%) JPA
1 10 (15.87%) Apache CXF
1 10 (15.87%) JSF
2 6 (9.52%) RichFaces
3 4 (6.35%) .NET
3 4 (6.35%) Java EE
4 3 (4.76%) JSON
4 3 (4.76%) XML
4 3 (4.76%) Middleware
5 1 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.17%) Open Source
3 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) SOA
3 13 (20.63%) Data Modelling
4 12 (19.05%) Use Case
5 11 (17.46%) UML
5 11 (17.46%) ETL
6 10 (15.87%) Scrum
6 10 (15.87%) OO
7 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.11%) Campaign Management
9 6 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.94%) ITIL
10 5 (7.94%) Asset Management
11 4 (6.35%) Project Management
11 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.35%) BPMN
12 3 (4.76%) Investment Management
12 3 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
12 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) MCSE
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.17%) PMP
1 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (3.17%) OpenView
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) JBoss
2 13 (20.63%) Oracle
3 8 (12.70%) IBM
4 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.11%) Unica
5 2 (3.17%) HP
5 2 (3.17%) Citrix
5 2 (3.17%) Lumension
6 1 (1.59%) Genesys
6 1 (1.59%) Informatica
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.59%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.59%) Ab Initio
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