The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 88 75 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 35 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.30% 1.43% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.54% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
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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
2511 2332 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.21% 92.65% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1122 1127
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 £235 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 94 112
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 October 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 -5 25 £488 - 4
Glasgow -8 5 £525 +31.25% 2
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 26 (34.67%) Finance
1 26 (34.67%) Banking
2 19 (25.33%) Java
3 18 (24.00%) SOA
4 17 (22.67%) Oracle
4 17 (22.67%) Retail
4 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.67%) Retail Banking
5 13 (17.33%) ETL
6 12 (16.00%) JBoss
6 12 (16.00%) Windows
6 12 (16.00%) Use Case
7 11 (14.67%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (14.67%) IBM
8 10 (13.33%) Data Modelling
9 9 (12.00%) Web Services
9 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.67%) Marketing
10 8 (10.67%) Campaign Management
11 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
11 7 (9.33%) Unica
11 7 (9.33%) JSF
11 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.33%) UML
12 6 (8.00%) OO
12 6 (8.00%) UNIX
12 6 (8.00%) Hibernate
12 6 (8.00%) Scrum
12 6 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (8.00%) JPA

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.00%) JBoss
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.33%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) LDAP
1 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.67%) DNS
1 2 (2.67%) SAN
1 2 (2.67%) NAS
1 2 (2.67%) Network Security
1 2 (2.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Ant
1 2 (2.67%) JUnit
1 2 (2.67%) JIRA
1 2 (2.67%) Maven
1 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 26 (34.67%) Finance
1 26 (34.67%) Banking
2 17 (22.67%) Retail
2 17 (22.67%) Retail Banking
3 8 (10.67%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) International Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) Web Services
2 7 (9.33%) JSF
3 6 (8.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (8.00%) JPA
3 6 (8.00%) Apache CXF
4 5 (6.67%) Java EE
4 5 (6.67%) XML
5 4 (5.33%) .NET
5 4 (5.33%) Middleware
5 4 (5.33%) RichFaces
6 3 (4.00%) JSON
7 1 (1.33%) Spring
7 1 (1.33%) Ajax
7 1 (1.33%) jBPM
7 1 (1.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Open Source
3 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) UNIX
3 4 (5.33%) Solaris
3 4 (5.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) SOA
2 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.33%) ETL
4 12 (16.00%) Use Case
5 10 (13.33%) Data Modelling
6 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.67%) Campaign Management
8 7 (9.33%) UML
9 6 (8.00%) OO
9 6 (8.00%) Scrum
9 6 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (6.67%) BPMN
11 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.33%) Asset Management
11 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
11 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.00%) Investment Management
12 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (4.00%) Project Management
13 2 (2.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) Java
2 5 (6.67%) SQL
3 3 (4.00%) C#
3 3 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) MCSE
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.67%) PMP
1 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.67%) OpenView
1 2 (2.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) Oracle
2 11 (14.67%) IBM
3 7 (9.33%) Unica
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.67%) Symantec
4 2 (2.67%) Veritas
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.67%) HP
4 2 (2.67%) EMC
4 2 (2.67%) Citrix
4 2 (2.67%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.33%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.33%) Endeca
5 1 (1.33%) Genesys
5 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.33%) Informatica
5 1 (1.33%) Chordiant
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