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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 37 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 118 138 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.23% 5.53% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.59% 5.89% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 76 34
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£456 £418 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £338 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £452 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.34% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £66.00 £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+88.57% -19.54%
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
2572 2341 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.29% 93.83% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1139 1111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -25 56 £450 +7.65% 6
Glasgow -9 22 £513 +20.58% 12
Stirling +5 17 £500 +25.00% 1
Aberdeen +5 1 £300 - 2
West Lothian - 1 - -
Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Fife - - - - 1
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 88 (32.84%) Finance
2 61 (22.76%) Java
3 58 (21.64%) Oracle
4 51 (19.03%) SOA
5 48 (17.91%) JBoss
6 43 (16.04%) Banking
7 41 (15.30%) Windows
8 34 (12.69%) Web Services
9 32 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (11.94%) Data Modelling
10 31 (11.57%) JSF
11 27 (10.07%) Java EE
12 26 (9.70%) Hibernate
12 26 (9.70%) JPA
13 25 (9.33%) Use Case
14 23 (8.58%) Retail
14 23 (8.58%) Enterprise Architecture
14 23 (8.58%) Security Cleared
15 22 (8.21%) SC Cleared
15 22 (8.21%) Workflow
16 21 (7.84%) Linux
17 20 (7.46%) Retail Banking
18 19 (7.09%) Data Architecture
18 19 (7.09%) RichFaces
19 18 (6.72%) IBM
19 18 (6.72%) ETL
20 17 (6.34%) XML
20 17 (6.34%) ITIL
20 17 (6.34%) SQL
20 17 (6.34%) Microsoft

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.85%) FileNet
2 8 (2.99%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.75%) IIS
5 2 (0.75%) CICS
6 1 (0.37%) Lync
6 1 (0.37%) Node.js
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (3.73%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.24%) X.500
2 5 (1.87%) SAN
2 5 (1.87%) Firewall
2 5 (1.87%) WAN
2 5 (1.87%) LAN
3 3 (1.12%) LDAP
3 3 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.75%) IPsec
4 2 (0.75%) HTTP
4 2 (0.75%) VPN
4 2 (0.75%) DNS
4 2 (0.75%) Network Security
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.37%) Internet
5 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.37%) VoIP
5 1 (0.37%) ATM
5 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.34%) Relational Database
2 14 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.99%) Big Data
3 8 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.49%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.12%) Essbase
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) DataStage
8 1 (0.37%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.37%) DB2
8 1 (0.37%) MySQL
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.87%) PowerDesigner
2 4 (1.49%) ERwin
2 4 (1.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (1.49%) Axure RP
3 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.12%) Ant
3 3 (1.12%) Maven
4 2 (0.75%) Introscope
4 2 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.75%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.37%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.37%) MSI
5 1 (0.37%) JUnit
5 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.37%) JIRA
5 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 88 (32.84%) Finance
2 43 (16.04%) Banking
3 23 (8.58%) Retail
4 20 (7.46%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.75%) Publishing
5 2 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.37%) Local Government
6 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.69%) Web Services
2 31 (11.57%) JSF
3 27 (10.07%) Java EE
4 26 (9.70%) Hibernate
4 26 (9.70%) JPA
5 19 (7.09%) RichFaces
6 17 (6.34%) XML
7 16 (5.97%) Apache CXF
8 10 (3.73%) OSGi
9 9 (3.36%) J2EE
9 9 (3.36%) Middleware
10 7 (2.61%) .NET
11 4 (1.49%) JSON
11 4 (1.49%) jBPM
11 4 (1.49%) SOAP
11 4 (1.49%) JAAS
12 3 (1.12%) SAML
12 3 (1.12%) Spring
13 2 (0.75%) HTML
13 2 (0.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (1.87%) Computer Science
2 4 (1.49%) Taxonomies
2 4 (1.49%) CMDB
2 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
2 4 (1.49%) Open Source
3 3 (1.12%) PKI
3 3 (1.12%) Replication
3 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.75%) Cryptography
4 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.37%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.37%) IVR
5 1 (0.37%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.30%) Windows
2 21 (7.84%) Linux
3 10 (3.73%) UNIX
4 9 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.24%) Solaris
6 6 (2.24%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.75%) AIX
7 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.03%) SOA
2 32 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 32 (11.94%) Data Modelling
3 25 (9.33%) Use Case
4 23 (8.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 22 (8.21%) Workflow
6 19 (7.09%) Data Architecture
7 18 (6.72%) ETL
8 17 (6.34%) ITIL
8 17 (6.34%) TOGAF
9 16 (5.97%) OO
10 13 (4.85%) UML
10 13 (4.85%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (4.48%) Scrum
12 11 (4.10%) Migration
12 11 (4.10%) Asset Management
12 11 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (3.36%) Performance Testing
13 9 (3.36%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.76%) Java
2 17 (6.34%) SQL
3 11 (4.10%) C
4 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.12%) C#
4 3 (1.12%) C++
5 2 (0.75%) VBScript
5 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.49%) Degree
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.12%) MCSE
5 2 (0.75%) PMP
5 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) CISSP
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.37%) CCSP
6 1 (0.37%) SSCP
6 1 (0.37%) CEH
6 1 (0.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.49%) WCAG
2 2 (0.75%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) FATCA
3 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) XenApp
3 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.36%) SCCM
2 4 (1.49%) MIIS
2 4 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.75%) OpenView
3 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.75%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 58 (21.64%) Oracle
2 48 (17.91%) JBoss
3 18 (6.72%) IBM
4 17 (6.34%) Microsoft
5 15 (5.60%) VMware
6 10 (3.73%) Cisco
7 7 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.87%) Citrix
9 4 (1.49%) Splunk
10 3 (1.12%) Guidewire
10 3 (1.12%) CA
10 3 (1.12%) SAP
10 3 (1.12%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.12%) Altiris
11 2 (0.75%) Unica
11 2 (0.75%) Genesys
11 2 (0.75%) Informatica
11 2 (0.75%) HP
11 2 (0.75%) EMC
11 2 (0.75%) TIBCO
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