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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 52 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 32 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.26% 2.15% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 2.34% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 10
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £485 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
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
1353 1112 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.48% 91.82% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 570 452
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% +8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £36.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 31 (56.36%) Banking
2 22 (40.00%) Finance
3 21 (38.18%) Retail
3 21 (38.18%) Retail Banking
4 12 (21.82%) Java
5 11 (20.00%) SOA
5 11 (20.00%) IBM
6 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.55%) Oracle
8 8 (14.55%) TOGAF
8 8 (14.55%) Marketing
8 8 (14.55%) Campaign Management
9 7 (12.73%) Unica
9 7 (12.73%) Zachman Framework
9 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
10 6 (10.91%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (9.09%) ETL
12 4 (7.27%) EAI
12 4 (7.27%) Windows
12 4 (7.27%) JBoss
12 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
12 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
12 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (7.27%) Web Analytics
12 4 (7.27%) Analytics
12 4 (7.27%) Social Media
12 4 (7.27%) Use Case

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (7.27%) JBoss
1 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Network Security
1 3 (5.45%) SAN
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 2 (3.64%) LDAP
2 2 (3.64%) SSH
2 2 (3.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.64%) DB2
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 31 (56.36%) Banking
2 22 (40.00%) Finance
3 21 (38.18%) Retail
3 21 (38.18%) Retail Banking
4 8 (14.55%) Marketing
5 3 (5.45%) International Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.64%) JPA
2 2 (3.64%) Apache CXF
2 2 (3.64%) RichFaces
2 2 (3.64%) JSF
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Social Media
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.64%) Open Source
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Solaris
4 1 (1.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) SOA
2 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) TOGAF
3 8 (14.55%) Campaign Management
4 7 (12.73%) Zachman Framework
5 6 (10.91%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.09%) ETL
7 4 (7.27%) EAI
7 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.27%) Web Analytics
7 4 (7.27%) Analytics
7 4 (7.27%) Use Case
8 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
8 3 (5.45%) UML
8 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.64%) CRM
9 2 (3.64%) OO
9 2 (3.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) Java
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) MUMPS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) IBM
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle
4 7 (12.73%) Unica
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.64%) EMC
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec
6 2 (3.64%) Veritas
7 1 (1.82%) Endeca
7 1 (1.82%) F5
7 1 (1.82%) VMware
7 1 (1.82%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.82%) Informatica
7 1 (1.82%) Genesys
7 1 (1.82%) Dell
7 1 (1.82%) Chordiant