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 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
Solution Architect
Rank 92 82 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 35 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.26% 1.30% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.39% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 21
Average daily rate
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£520 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £400 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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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%

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 19 September 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 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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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 -2 23 £538 +10.25% 4
Glasgow -11 6 £525 +6.06% 1
Stirling -10 2 £481 +20.31%
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Solutions 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 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 29 (34.12%) Finance
2 24 (28.24%) Java
3 22 (25.88%) SOA
3 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (25.88%) Banking
4 21 (24.71%) Oracle
5 18 (21.18%) Retail
5 18 (21.18%) Retail Banking
6 16 (18.82%) JBoss
7 14 (16.47%) ETL
7 14 (16.47%) Windows
7 14 (16.47%) Use Case
8 13 (15.29%) Web Services
8 13 (15.29%) Data Modelling
9 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.94%) JSF
10 11 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (12.94%) UML
11 10 (11.76%) OO
11 10 (11.76%) Hibernate
11 10 (11.76%) Scrum
11 10 (11.76%) JPA
11 10 (11.76%) Apache CXF
11 10 (11.76%) Relational Database
12 8 (9.41%) IBM
13 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
13 7 (8.24%) SQL
13 7 (8.24%) Unica
13 7 (8.24%) Marketing
13 7 (8.24%) Campaign Management

Solutions 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 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 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.18%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.18%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.18%) DataStage
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.35%) Ant
1 2 (2.35%) JUnit
1 2 (2.35%) Maven
1 2 (2.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.18%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 29 (34.12%) Finance
2 22 (25.88%) Banking
3 18 (21.18%) Retail
3 18 (21.18%) Retail Banking
4 7 (8.24%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Web Services
2 11 (12.94%) JSF
3 10 (11.76%) Hibernate
3 10 (11.76%) JPA
3 10 (11.76%) Apache CXF
4 6 (7.06%) Java EE
4 6 (7.06%) RichFaces
5 5 (5.88%) XML
6 4 (4.71%) .NET
6 4 (4.71%) Middleware
7 3 (3.53%) JSON
8 2 (2.35%) J2EE
9 1 (1.18%) jBPM
9 1 (1.18%) Ajax
9 1 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.53%) Open Source
4 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Windows
2 4 (4.71%) UNIX
3 3 (3.53%) Solaris
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) SOA
1 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.47%) ETL
2 14 (16.47%) Use Case
3 13 (15.29%) Data Modelling
4 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (12.94%) UML
6 10 (11.76%) OO
6 10 (11.76%) Scrum
7 7 (8.24%) Campaign Management
8 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.06%) BPMN
8 6 (7.06%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.88%) ITIL
10 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.71%) Project Management
11 3 (3.53%) Investment Management
11 3 (3.53%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (3.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) Java
2 7 (8.24%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) C#
3 3 (3.53%) C++
4 1 (1.18%) C
4 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.35%) MCSE
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.35%) PMP
1 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
1 2 (2.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.35%) OpenView
1 2 (2.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Oracle
2 16 (18.82%) JBoss
3 8 (9.41%) IBM
4 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.24%) Unica
5 2 (2.35%) Lumension
5 2 (2.35%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.35%) HP
5 2 (2.35%) Citrix
6 1 (1.18%) Genesys
6 1 (1.18%) Informatica
6 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.18%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.18%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.18%) ForgeRock
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