The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 23 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 167 142 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.44% 5.35% 4.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 5.76% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 74 57
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £388 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £52.13 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-10.79% -5.22%
Architect
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2884 2466 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.94% 92.88% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1282 1083
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 63 55
Average hourly rate £16.35 £16.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Scotland region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 109 £475 -5.00% 8
Glasgow +20 40 £525 +35.48% 6
Aberdeen - 2 £513 -
Stirling -13 1 - -
Inverclyde - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Architect in their job title.

1 101 (34.01%) Finance
2 77 (25.93%) Banking
3 56 (18.86%) TOGAF
4 39 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (11.11%) Retail
6 32 (10.77%) Java
7 31 (10.44%) Data Modelling
8 29 (9.76%) Retail Banking
9 28 (9.43%) Zachman Framework
9 28 (9.43%) Microsoft
9 28 (9.43%) Windows
10 27 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (9.09%) Migration
10 27 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 24 (8.08%) Oracle
12 23 (7.74%) Enterprise Architecture
13 21 (7.07%) SOA
14 20 (6.73%) SC Cleared
14 20 (6.73%) SQL
14 20 (6.73%) ITIL
14 20 (6.73%) Data Analysis
15 19 (6.40%) Middleware
16 18 (6.06%) Firewall
16 18 (6.06%) UNIX
17 17 (5.72%) Data Management
18 16 (5.39%) Security Architecture
19 15 (5.05%) ETL
19 15 (5.05%) WAN
20 14 (4.71%) Informatica
21 13 (4.38%) LAN

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.37%) JBoss
3 9 (3.03%) SAS
4 7 (2.36%) IIS
5 5 (1.68%) CMS
5 5 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.34%) Mule
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.34%) Apache
7 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.02%) MS Office
3 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.34%) SPSS
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.01%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.01%) Agresso
2 3 (1.01%) Eikon
3 2 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.35%) SaaS
2 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Force.com
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
3 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.06%) Firewall
2 15 (5.05%) WAN
3 13 (4.38%) LAN
4 9 (3.03%) SAN
4 9 (3.03%) Network Security
5 6 (2.02%) VPN
6 5 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.35%) Internet
8 2 (0.67%) WLAN
8 2 (0.67%) NAS
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.34%) Intranet
9 1 (0.34%) VLAN
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.34%) Wireless
9 1 (0.34%) DNS
9 1 (0.34%) IPv4
9 1 (0.34%) IPv6
9 1 (0.34%) VoIP
9 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.37%) DB2
1 10 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.69%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.69%) Big Data
3 8 (2.69%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.69%) PowerCenter
4 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.68%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) OLAP
7 1 (0.34%) Informix
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (3.03%) ERwin
2 4 (1.35%) JIRA
3 2 (0.67%) Grunt
3 2 (0.67%) Bower
3 2 (0.67%) Maven
3 2 (0.67%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.67%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
General
1 101 (34.01%) Finance
2 77 (25.93%) Banking
3 33 (11.11%) Retail
4 29 (9.76%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.67%) Law
6 2 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) International Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.40%) Middleware
2 10 (3.37%) Spring
3 7 (2.36%) Hibernate
4 6 (2.02%) .NET
5 5 (1.68%) HTML
6 4 (1.35%) Drools
6 4 (1.35%) CSS
7 3 (1.01%) SOAP
7 3 (1.01%) Web Services
7 3 (1.01%) HTML5
7 3 (1.01%) CSS3
7 3 (1.01%) MyBatis
8 2 (0.67%) Sass
8 2 (0.67%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.67%) REST
8 2 (0.67%) OAuth
8 2 (0.67%) jQuery
8 2 (0.67%) Flash
8 2 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.38%) Credit Risk
2 10 (3.37%) Mainframe
3 9 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.36%) CESG
4 7 (2.36%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.68%) Replication
5 5 (1.68%) Social Media
6 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.35%) Clustering
6 4 (1.35%) GIS
7 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.01%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.01%) User Experience
7 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.67%) Open Source
8 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.67%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.34%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.43%) Windows
2 18 (6.06%) UNIX
3 12 (4.04%) Linux
4 11 (3.70%) AIX
5 7 (2.36%) HPUX
5 7 (2.36%) Solaris
6 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.86%) TOGAF
2 39 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (10.44%) Data Modelling
4 28 (9.43%) Zachman Framework
5 27 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (9.09%) Migration
6 23 (7.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 21 (7.07%) SOA
8 20 (6.73%) ITIL
8 20 (6.73%) Data Analysis
9 17 (5.72%) Data Management
10 16 (5.39%) Security Architecture
11 15 (5.05%) ETL
12 13 (4.38%) Technical Architecture
12 13 (4.38%) Waterfall
12 13 (4.38%) Analytics
13 12 (4.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (4.04%) Asset Management
14 11 (3.70%) Software Testing
15 10 (3.37%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.77%) Java
2 20 (6.73%) SQL
3 9 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.68%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.01%) C
6 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.34%) Scala
7 1 (0.34%) ABAP
7 1 (0.34%) MUMPS
7 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.03%) Degree
4 5 (1.68%) CCIE
4 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.01%) CISSP
6 2 (0.67%) ISSAP
6 2 (0.67%) CCNP
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.34%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.67%) SRDF
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) vCloud
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.01%) SCCM
2 2 (0.67%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 28 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.08%) Oracle
3 14 (4.71%) Informatica
4 12 (4.04%) Cisco
4 12 (4.04%) VMware
5 7 (2.36%) CA
6 6 (2.02%) F5
7 5 (1.68%) HP
7 5 (1.68%) EMC
8 4 (1.35%) IBM
8 4 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.35%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.35%) Teradata
8 4 (1.35%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.35%) Varonis
9 3 (1.01%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.01%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.01%) Splunk
9 3 (1.01%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.01%) Dell
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