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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 14 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 235 157 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.21% 5.82% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.82% 6.07% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 90 62
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £582 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.63 £40.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+29.93% -9.24%
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
2393 2586 2144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.81% 95.81% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1443 1029
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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 +6 134 £500 +5.26% 10
Glasgow +18 54 £425 -1.73% 15
Renfrewshire +15 27 £410 -2.38%
West Lothian +2 6 £455 - 1
Dundee - 3 £525 -
Inverclyde -2 2 £475 +14.45%
Aberdeen - 2 £185 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £550 -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 158 (34.13%) Finance
2 83 (17.93%) Banking
2 83 (17.93%) TOGAF
3 81 (17.49%) SOA
4 78 (16.85%) Java
5 76 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (14.69%) Oracle
6 68 (14.69%) Data Modelling
7 66 (14.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 57 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (12.31%) Security Cleared
9 52 (11.23%) Microsoft
10 50 (10.80%) Relational Database
11 49 (10.58%) UML
12 44 (9.50%) JBoss
13 43 (9.29%) BPMN
14 42 (9.07%) Technical Architecture
14 42 (9.07%) Migration
15 39 (8.42%) OO
16 38 (8.21%) Use Case
16 38 (8.21%) Logical Data Model
17 37 (7.99%) JPA
17 37 (7.99%) Data Architecture
17 37 (7.99%) JSF
18 36 (7.78%) Hibernate
19 34 (7.34%) Apache CXF
20 32 (6.91%) WAN
21 30 (6.48%) SC Cleared
22 29 (6.26%) LAN
23 28 (6.05%) Unix

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 44 (9.50%) JBoss
2 22 (4.75%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.46%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.81%) CMS
5 8 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (1.51%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.08%) PowerExchange
7 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.86%) Apache
8 4 (0.86%) IIS
9 3 (0.65%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.65%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.43%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.43%) nginx
10 2 (0.43%) SAS
10 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) CICS
11 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.30%) MS Office
4 3 (0.65%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.43%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.24%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.08%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.08%) thinkFolio
2 5 (1.08%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.86%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.65%) Eikon
5 2 (0.43%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.43%) Primavera
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.65%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (0.43%) Office 365
4 2 (0.43%) PaaS
4 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.91%) WAN
2 29 (6.26%) LAN
3 6 (1.30%) Firewall
4 4 (0.86%) Network Security
5 3 (0.65%) DNS
6 2 (0.43%) DDNS
6 2 (0.43%) HTTP
6 2 (0.43%) Internet
6 2 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.43%) SSL
6 2 (0.43%) VoIP
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.22%) DHCP
7 1 (0.22%) NAS
7 1 (0.22%) SAN
7 1 (0.22%) Skype
7 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.80%) Relational Database
2 23 (4.97%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.51%) Big Data
7 6 (1.30%) GIS
7 6 (1.30%) PowerCenter
7 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.08%) Pentaho
9 4 (0.86%) DB2
10 3 (0.65%) HDInsight
10 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.65%) MySQL
10 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.02%) JIRA
2 5 (1.08%) ERwin
2 5 (1.08%) PowerDesigner
3 4 (0.86%) Maven
3 4 (0.86%) Subversion
4 3 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.65%) Gradle
4 3 (0.65%) JBehave
4 3 (0.65%) Selenium
5 2 (0.43%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.43%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 158 (34.13%) Finance
2 83 (17.93%) Banking
3 25 (5.40%) Retail
4 21 (4.54%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.30%) Advertising
6 5 (1.08%) Law
6 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.65%) Publishing
8 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.43%) Legal
8 2 (0.43%) Local Government
8 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.99%) JPA
1 37 (7.99%) JSF
2 36 (7.78%) Hibernate
3 34 (7.34%) Apache CXF
4 27 (5.83%) Drools
5 26 (5.62%) Middleware
6 23 (4.97%) RichFaces
7 22 (4.75%) Web Services
8 18 (3.89%) .NET
9 15 (3.24%) HTML
10 11 (2.38%) REST
11 9 (1.94%) CSS
12 8 (1.73%) XML
13 7 (1.51%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.30%) PostGIS
15 5 (1.08%) Apache OpenJPA
15 5 (1.08%) IBM Integration Bus
15 5 (1.08%) LINQ to SQL
15 5 (1.08%) Spring
15 5 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.97%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.75%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.75%) User Experience
3 15 (3.24%) Private Cloud
4 12 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.38%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.94%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.73%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.08%) VSAM
9 4 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.86%) Ontologies
9 4 (0.86%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.43%) Replication
11 2 (0.43%) SCADA
12 1 (0.22%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.05%) Unix
2 21 (4.54%) AIX
3 17 (3.67%) Linux
4 16 (3.46%) Windows
5 12 (2.59%) Solaris
6 8 (1.73%) HPUX
6 8 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.22%) Android
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (17.93%) TOGAF
2 81 (17.49%) SOA
3 76 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (14.69%) Data Modelling
5 66 (14.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 57 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (10.58%) UML
8 43 (9.29%) BPMN
9 42 (9.07%) Migration
9 42 (9.07%) Technical Architecture
10 39 (8.42%) OO
11 38 (8.21%) Logical Data Model
11 38 (8.21%) Use Case
12 37 (7.99%) Data Architecture
13 27 (5.83%) Network Design
14 25 (5.40%) Open Source
15 24 (5.18%) ETL
16 23 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (4.97%) ITIL
17 22 (4.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.85%) Java
2 22 (4.75%) SQL
3 13 (2.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.73%) C#
5 7 (1.51%) Python
6 4 (0.86%) C++
7 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.43%) C
8 2 (0.43%) XPath
9 1 (0.22%) Ada
9 1 (0.22%) Groovy
9 1 (0.22%) Jython
9 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.22%) VB
9 1 (0.22%) VB6
9 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.59%) Degree
4 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.08%) CCNP
6 4 (0.86%) CCNA
7 3 (0.65%) ISEB
8 2 (0.43%) CCIE
8 2 (0.43%) CISSP
9 1 (0.22%) CISA
9 1 (0.22%) HNC
9 1 (0.22%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.22%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.59%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.38%) QA
3 7 (1.51%) MiFID
4 6 (1.30%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.43%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.16%) Docker
2 7 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) Varnish
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) Ansible
2 2 (0.43%) Oozie
3 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.22%) Proventia
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) QRadar
3 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 68 (14.69%) Oracle
2 52 (11.23%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.10%) IBM
4 12 (2.59%) Cisco
5 10 (2.16%) Pega
5 10 (2.16%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.94%) HP
7 8 (1.73%) Adobe
7 8 (1.73%) F5
7 8 (1.73%) NetApp
8 6 (1.30%) Informatica
8 6 (1.30%) Sybase
9 5 (1.08%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.08%) CA
10 4 (0.86%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.86%) Juniper
10 4 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.86%) Riverbed
10 4 (0.86%) SAP
10 4 (0.86%) TIBCO
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