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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 34 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 121 147 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.35% 5.95% 3.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 6.38% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 76 49
Average daily rate
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£500 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.95% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £363 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.04% +0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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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 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
2587 2305 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.06% 93.28% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1106 1163
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 119
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 55 £495 +13.14% 5
Glasgow -3 36 £650 +62.50% 8
Stirling -2 10 £500 +25.00%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £300 -
Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 85 (31.48%) Finance
2 61 (22.59%) Java
3 53 (19.63%) Banking
4 44 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (15.56%) Oracle
6 40 (14.81%) Windows
7 35 (12.96%) SOA
8 33 (12.22%) JBoss
9 29 (10.74%) Retail
9 29 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (10.37%) Security Cleared
11 27 (10.00%) Data Modelling
12 25 (9.26%) IBM
12 25 (9.26%) Retail Banking
13 24 (8.89%) SC Cleared
13 24 (8.89%) Mentoring
14 23 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
14 23 (8.52%) JSF
15 22 (8.15%) Web Services
16 21 (7.78%) Scrum
17 19 (7.04%) Use Case
17 19 (7.04%) Linux
18 18 (6.67%) XML
18 18 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (6.67%) JPA
19 17 (6.30%) Hibernate
19 17 (6.30%) TOGAF
19 17 (6.30%) ETL
19 17 (6.30%) ITIL
19 17 (6.30%) Microsoft

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (4.81%) FileNet
2 7 (2.59%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.74%) IIS
5 2 (0.74%) CICS
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Lync
6 1 (0.37%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.96%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.22%) X.500
1 6 (2.22%) Firewall
2 5 (1.85%) LAN
2 5 (1.85%) WAN
3 4 (1.48%) SAN
4 3 (1.11%) LDAP
5 2 (0.74%) Network Security
5 2 (0.74%) HTTP
5 2 (0.74%) VPN
5 2 (0.74%) DNS
5 2 (0.74%) IPsec
6 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.37%) ATM
6 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (5.93%) MongoDB
2 16 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.56%) MySQL
4 14 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.96%) Big Data
6 8 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.22%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.11%) Essbase
10 3 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.37%) DataStage
11 1 (0.37%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.48%) Maven
1 4 (1.48%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (1.11%) Ant
3 2 (0.74%) JIRA
3 2 (0.74%) Introscope
3 2 (0.74%) JUnit
3 2 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.74%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.74%) ERwin
4 1 (0.37%) MSI
4 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.37%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 85 (31.48%) Finance
2 53 (19.63%) Banking
3 29 (10.74%) Retail
4 25 (9.26%) Retail Banking
5 8 (2.96%) Marketing
6 2 (0.74%) Law
6 2 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.52%) JSF
2 22 (8.15%) Web Services
3 18 (6.67%) XML
3 18 (6.67%) JPA
4 17 (6.30%) Hibernate
5 14 (5.19%) Ruby on Rails
5 14 (5.19%) Django
5 14 (5.19%) Apache CXF
6 13 (4.81%) Java EE
7 12 (4.44%) RichFaces
8 8 (2.96%) Play Framework
8 8 (2.96%) Middleware
9 7 (2.59%) .NET
9 7 (2.59%) J2EE
9 7 (2.59%) REST
10 4 (1.48%) OSGi
10 4 (1.48%) JSON
11 3 (1.11%) Spring
12 2 (0.74%) HTML5
12 2 (0.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.07%) User Experience
2 6 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.85%) Open Source
4 4 (1.48%) CMDB
4 4 (1.48%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.11%) PKI
6 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.74%) Replication
6 2 (0.74%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.37%) IVR
7 1 (0.37%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.81%) Windows
2 19 (7.04%) Linux
3 9 (3.33%) UNIX
4 8 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.48%) Solaris
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (12.96%) SOA
3 29 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 24 (8.89%) Mentoring
6 23 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 21 (7.78%) Scrum
8 19 (7.04%) Use Case
9 17 (6.30%) TOGAF
9 17 (6.30%) ETL
9 17 (6.30%) ITIL
10 16 (5.93%) OO
11 15 (5.56%) Data Architecture
12 14 (5.19%) Workflow
13 13 (4.81%) Software Architecture
13 13 (4.81%) Migration
13 13 (4.81%) UML
14 11 (4.07%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (4.07%) MODAF
15 10 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.59%) Java
2 15 (5.56%) SQL
2 15 (5.56%) Ruby
3 14 (5.19%) Scala
4 8 (2.96%) C
5 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.11%) C#
5 3 (1.11%) C++
6 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.74%) VBScript
6 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.37%) VB
7 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.11%) MCSE
3 3 (1.11%) Degree
4 2 (0.74%) PMP
4 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.37%) SSCP
5 1 (0.37%) CISSP
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.37%) CCSP
5 1 (0.37%) CEH
5 1 (0.37%) GIAC
5 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.37%) XenApp
3 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.33%) SCCM
2 4 (1.48%) MIIS
2 4 (1.48%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.74%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.74%) OpenView
3 2 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 42 (15.56%) Oracle
2 33 (12.22%) JBoss
3 25 (9.26%) IBM
4 17 (6.30%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.19%) VMware
6 10 (3.70%) Cisco
7 8 (2.96%) Unica
8 7 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.85%) Citrix
9 5 (1.85%) Teradata
9 5 (1.85%) Guidewire
10 4 (1.48%) Splunk
10 4 (1.48%) Trillium
11 3 (1.11%) CA
11 3 (1.11%) Altiris
11 3 (1.11%) LANDesk
12 2 (0.74%) ForgeRock
12 2 (0.74%) Lumension
12 2 (0.74%) HP
12 2 (0.74%) Genesys
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