The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 60 39 55
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 13 56 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.53% 3.88% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 4.04% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 29 18
Median daily rate £425 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £615 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
802 1385 1283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.58% 95.85% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 711 707
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Median hourly rate £15.28 £15.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.19% -36.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £64.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
5 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (14.81%) VMware
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) UML
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) SCOM
6 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 3 (11.11%) Information Security
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (7.41%) Office 365
7 2 (7.41%) Microservices
7 2 (7.41%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 2 (7.41%) Records Management

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) JBoss
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.70%) CICS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) VoIP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) Apache CXF
1 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) Drools
1 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) JPA
1 2 (7.41%) JSF
1 2 (7.41%) JSON
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
1 2 (7.41%) RichFaces
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
2 1 (3.70%) RESTful
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.11%) Information Security
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.11%) UML
4 2 (7.41%) BPMN
4 2 (7.41%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Kanban
4 2 (7.41%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Microservices
4 2 (7.41%) Records Management
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Use Case
4 2 (7.41%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp