The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 75 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.50% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£745 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £419 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
924 807 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 75.18% 73.16% 67.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 387 351
Average daily rate £400 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 21
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) JBoss
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) BPMN
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Database Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) XQuery
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) Replication
4 1 (11.11%) Jython
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Ant
4 1 (11.11%) WebLogic

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Chief Technology Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XSLT
1 1 (11.11%) Flash
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) Java EE
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) BPMN
3 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Database Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) XQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Jython
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) JBoss
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) F5