The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 81 82 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.078% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.083% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£470 £525 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% +56.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +158.18%
Technical 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
1498 1209 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.33% 94.16% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 699 449
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 23
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architect across the Edinburgh region.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Spring
3 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
3 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Office 365
4 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) SAS
4 2 (14.29%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) HPUX
4 2 (14.29%) Solaris
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) SAS
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Force.com
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
1 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) HPUX
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) IT Governance
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
1 3 (21.43%) XenApp
1 3 (21.43%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Informatica
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow