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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 61 54 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 32 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.56% 2.51% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 2.69% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 39
Average daily rate
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£538 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £565 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
Solutions Architect
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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
1387 1188 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.84% 93.25% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 704 407
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 20
Average hourly rate £14.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (42.03%) Banking
2 28 (40.58%) Finance
3 17 (24.64%) Java
4 14 (20.29%) Retail
5 13 (18.84%) Retail Banking
5 13 (18.84%) Oracle
6 12 (17.39%) Data Modelling
7 11 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (14.49%) Logical Data Model
8 10 (14.49%) Target Operating Model
8 10 (14.49%) SOA
9 9 (13.04%) UML
9 9 (13.04%) OO
9 9 (13.04%) Asset Management
9 9 (13.04%) Use Case
10 8 (11.59%) JPA
10 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
11 7 (10.14%) SDLC
11 7 (10.14%) Investment Management
11 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (10.14%) Middleware
12 5 (7.25%) Migration
12 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (5.80%) Information Security
13 4 (5.80%) Bloomberg
13 4 (5.80%) Agresso
13 4 (5.80%) ETL
13 4 (5.80%) JBoss
13 4 (5.80%) Eikon
13 4 (5.80%) thinkFolio

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (5.80%) JBoss
2 2 (2.90%) SAS
2 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Agresso
1 4 (5.80%) thinkFolio
1 4 (5.80%) Eikon
2 3 (4.35%) Markit EDM
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 1 (1.45%) DNS
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) DB2
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 29 (42.03%) Banking
2 28 (40.58%) Finance
3 14 (20.29%) Retail
4 13 (18.84%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.45%) Law
6 1 (1.45%) Advertising
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) JPA
2 7 (10.14%) Middleware
3 3 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.35%) Drools
3 3 (4.35%) Apache CXF
4 2 (2.90%) JSF
5 1 (1.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.45%) J2EE
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) GIS
1 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Data Modelling
2 11 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (14.49%) SOA
3 10 (14.49%) Logical Data Model
3 10 (14.49%) Target Operating Model
4 9 (13.04%) Use Case
4 9 (13.04%) UML
4 9 (13.04%) OO
4 9 (13.04%) Asset Management
5 7 (10.14%) Investment Management
5 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (10.14%) SDLC
6 5 (7.25%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) ETL
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security
8 3 (4.35%) Data Management
8 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) Java
2 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.45%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Bloomberg
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.90%) Charles River
5 1 (1.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) Pega
5 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.45%) Informatica
5 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Sophos
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