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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 75 74 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 12 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.33% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.36% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £435 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £423 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £447 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £445
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%
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
1394 1112 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 91.67% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 588 400
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 3 (18.75%) Maven
4 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Credit Risk
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) CSS3
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Sass
5 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) Office 365
5 2 (12.50%) Grunt
5 2 (12.50%) Bower
5 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Informix
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) Grunt
2 2 (12.50%) Bower
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) Sass
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) jBPM
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Flex
3 1 (6.25%) JPA
3 1 (6.25%) Drools
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Credit Risk
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) AIX
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) HPUX
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) E-business
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) MUMPS
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Altiris
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Hitachi
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Guidewire
3 1 (6.25%) F5