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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 31 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 139 150 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.75% 5.90% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 6.41% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 87 79
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£488 £495 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £363 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £572
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 £37.80 £37.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.50%
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
2723 2339 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.03% 91.98% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1301 1101
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 72 56
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 84 £475 -5.00% 6
Glasgow +15 33 £494 +23.43% 7
Renfrewshire +2 7 £586 +78.97%
Stirling -6 4 - -
Fife - 4 - -
West Lothian - 4 - -
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Aberdeen - 3 £310 -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 93 (31.53%) Finance
2 66 (22.37%) Banking
3 51 (17.29%) TOGAF
4 40 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (12.88%) Java
5 38 (12.88%) Data Modelling
6 30 (10.17%) SOA
7 29 (9.83%) Oracle
8 26 (8.81%) Windows
8 26 (8.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 26 (8.81%) Security Cleared
9 25 (8.47%) Retail
10 23 (7.80%) Firewall
10 23 (7.80%) Microsoft
10 23 (7.80%) Migration
10 23 (7.80%) Data Centre
11 22 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (7.46%) Retail Banking
12 21 (7.12%) Zachman Framework
13 20 (6.78%) Middleware
13 20 (6.78%) ITIL
14 19 (6.44%) UNIX
14 19 (6.44%) SQL
14 19 (6.44%) SC Cleared
15 18 (6.10%) Data Analysis
16 17 (5.76%) Asset Management
16 17 (5.76%) Cisco
17 15 (5.08%) JBoss
18 14 (4.75%) ETL
18 14 (4.75%) Security Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 15 (5.08%) JBoss
2 10 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.37%) SAS
3 7 (2.37%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.03%) IIS
5 5 (1.69%) CMS
6 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.68%) Mule
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.34%) Lync
7 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.05%) MS Office
2 6 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.34%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.36%) Agresso
2 4 (1.36%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.36%) Eikon
3 3 (1.02%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.68%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.03%) SaaS
2 3 (1.02%) PaaS
2 3 (1.02%) IaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.80%) Firewall
2 12 (4.07%) Network Security
3 9 (3.05%) LAN
3 9 (3.05%) WAN
4 6 (2.03%) SAN
4 6 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (2.03%) VPN
5 5 (1.69%) BIG-IP
6 4 (1.36%) Internet
7 3 (1.02%) VLAN
7 3 (1.02%) Broadband
8 2 (0.68%) WLAN
8 2 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.34%) NAS
9 1 (0.34%) Wireless
9 1 (0.34%) VoIP
9 1 (0.34%) DNS
9 1 (0.34%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.05%) Oracle Database
1 9 (3.05%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.71%) PowerCenter
3 6 (2.03%) DB2
3 6 (2.03%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.03%) Big Data
4 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.05%) ERwin
2 4 (1.36%) JIRA
3 3 (1.02%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.68%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.34%) Grunt
5 1 (0.34%) Bower
5 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.34%) Maven
General
1 93 (31.53%) Finance
2 66 (22.37%) Banking
3 25 (8.47%) Retail
4 22 (7.46%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.03%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.78%) Middleware
2 12 (4.07%) Spring
2 12 (4.07%) .NET
3 10 (3.39%) Hibernate
4 9 (3.05%) JPA
5 7 (2.37%) Drools
5 7 (2.37%) HTML
6 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.36%) OAuth
7 3 (1.02%) Apache CXF
7 3 (1.02%) HTML5
7 3 (1.02%) MyBatis
7 3 (1.02%) CSS
7 3 (1.02%) SOAP
7 3 (1.02%) Web Services
8 2 (0.68%) J2EE
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.68%) JSF
8 2 (0.68%) jQuery
8 2 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.80%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.39%) Mainframe
3 7 (2.37%) Data Integration
3 7 (2.37%) Credit Risk
3 7 (2.37%) Fat Client
3 7 (2.37%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.36%) Reference Data
4 4 (1.36%) GIS
5 3 (1.02%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.68%) User Experience
6 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.68%) Clustering
6 2 (0.68%) CESG
7 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.34%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.34%) Replication
7 1 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.81%) Windows
2 19 (6.44%) UNIX
3 11 (3.73%) Linux
4 8 (2.71%) Solaris
4 8 (2.71%) AIX
5 6 (2.03%) HPUX
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.29%) TOGAF
2 40 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (12.88%) Data Modelling
4 30 (10.17%) SOA
5 26 (8.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (7.80%) Migration
7 22 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (7.12%) Zachman Framework
9 20 (6.78%) ITIL
10 18 (6.10%) Data Analysis
11 17 (5.76%) Asset Management
12 14 (4.75%) ETL
12 14 (4.75%) Security Architecture
13 13 (4.41%) Waterfall
13 13 (4.41%) Software Testing
14 12 (4.07%) Investment Management
14 12 (4.07%) UML
14 12 (4.07%) Data Management
14 12 (4.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 12 (4.07%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.88%) Java
2 19 (6.44%) SQL
3 10 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.34%) C#
6 1 (0.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.41%) Degree
4 8 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.37%) CCIE
6 5 (1.69%) CCNP
7 3 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (0.68%) CISSP
9 1 (0.34%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.68%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.34%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (9.83%) Oracle
2 23 (7.80%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.76%) Cisco
4 11 (3.73%) Informatica
5 9 (3.05%) VMware
6 7 (2.37%) CA
6 7 (2.37%) F5
7 5 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.69%) HP
8 4 (1.36%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.36%) Varonis
9 3 (1.02%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.02%) Splunk
9 3 (1.02%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.02%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.02%) IBM
9 3 (1.02%) EMC
10 2 (0.68%) Nokia
10 2 (0.68%) Borland
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Exception Ltd
Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago