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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 69 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 7 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.69% 2.52% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 2.64% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 11
Median daily rate £488 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.75 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -2.87%
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
978 1627 1148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.83% 95.48% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 868 661
Median daily rate £400 £382 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £13.26 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £36.40 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 2016, 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 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Banking
3 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (26.32%) ETL
5 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
5 8 (21.05%) Dimensional Modelling
5 8 (21.05%) Data Mapping
5 8 (21.05%) Data Architecture
6 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) Law
7 6 (15.79%) Migration
7 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 6 (15.79%) Retail
7 6 (15.79%) Sitecore
8 5 (13.16%) Analytics
8 5 (13.16%) Time Management
8 5 (13.16%) iPad
8 5 (13.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) NUnit
8 5 (13.16%) Teradata
8 5 (13.16%) MVC
8 5 (13.16%) CMS
8 5 (13.16%) OO
8 5 (13.16%) C#
8 5 (13.16%) VB.NET
8 5 (13.16%) .NET

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 5 (13.16%) CMS
1 5 (13.16%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.63%) FileNet
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) NUnit
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Banking
3 7 (18.42%) Law
4 6 (15.79%) Retail
5 4 (10.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
1 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
1 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
1 5 (13.16%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.63%) Drools
3 1 (2.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) iPad
3 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ETL
2 8 (21.05%) Data Architecture
2 8 (21.05%) Data Mapping
2 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
2 8 (21.05%) Dimensional Modelling
3 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.79%) Migration
4 5 (13.16%) Analytics
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) MVC
4 5 (13.16%) OO
4 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Time Management
5 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.89%) Records Management
6 3 (7.89%) SOA
6 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) C#
1 5 (13.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Sitecore
3 5 (13.16%) Teradata
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) IBM