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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 42 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 42 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.90% 3.69% 4.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 3.93% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £470 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% -5.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.67% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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
1367 1145 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.34% 93.78% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 588 285
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.53 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% +19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 40 (57.97%) Banking
2 30 (43.48%) Finance
3 23 (33.33%) Retail
4 22 (31.88%) Retail Banking
5 13 (18.84%) Java
6 10 (14.49%) Zachman Framework
6 10 (14.49%) TOGAF
7 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.14%) Data Modelling
8 7 (10.14%) SOA
8 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.70%) Middleware
9 6 (8.70%) DB2
9 6 (8.70%) Credit Risk
9 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.70%) Analytics
10 5 (7.25%) Data Management
10 5 (7.25%) Migration
10 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.25%) Oracle
10 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
11 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
11 4 (5.80%) EAI
11 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
11 4 (5.80%) Web Analytics
11 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.80%) Social Media
11 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS
12 3 (4.35%) Data Migration
12 3 (4.35%) Network Security

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Eikon
1 1 (1.45%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.45%) thinkFolio
1 1 (1.45%) Agresso
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Network Security
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) NAS
3 1 (1.45%) SSH
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) DB2
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) Big Data
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.45%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Grunt
1 1 (1.45%) Bower
1 1 (1.45%) Maven
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 40 (57.97%) Banking
2 30 (43.48%) Finance
3 23 (33.33%) Retail
4 22 (31.88%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.35%) International Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Law
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) Middleware
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) CSS
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
3 2 (2.90%) HTML
3 2 (2.90%) HTML5
3 2 (2.90%) CSS3
4 1 (1.45%) Sass
4 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.45%) REST
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.45%) WCF
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.45%) Spring
4 1 (1.45%) Ajax
4 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Credit Risk
2 4 (5.80%) Social Media
3 3 (4.35%) GIS
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Linux
1 3 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) UNIX
2 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.49%) Zachman Framework
1 10 (14.49%) TOGAF
2 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (10.14%) Data Modelling
3 7 (10.14%) SOA
4 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (8.70%) Analytics
5 5 (7.25%) Data Management
5 5 (7.25%) Migration
5 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.80%) EAI
6 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.80%) Web Analytics
6 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.35%) Investment Management
7 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.90%) Validation
8 2 (2.90%) ETL
8 2 (2.90%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) Java
2 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.45%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) IBM
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.90%) Informatica
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) F5
5 1 (1.45%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) Endeca
5 1 (1.45%) Veritas
5 1 (1.45%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.45%) Dell
5 1 (1.45%) EMC
5 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec
5 1 (1.45%) Sophos
5 1 (1.45%) Charles River
5 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
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