The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 70 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.70% 0.76% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.80% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£525 £495 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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 Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
802 627 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.80% 95.14% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 336 397
Average daily rate £353 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.06 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) ForgeRock
5 1 (14.29%) OpenAM
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (14.29%) Document Management
5 1 (14.29%) Spring
5 1 (14.29%) JSF
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Alfresco
5 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) JBoss
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 1 (14.29%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) JSF
1 1 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Document Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) ForgeRock
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle