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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 95 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 34 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 1.31% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.39% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 15
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£500 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £521 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.49 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-38.32% +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
2538 2295 2479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.29% 93.71% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1111 1139
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 £200 £230
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 47 83 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 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 28 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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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 -18 21 £495 +16.47%
Glasgow -7 6 £525 +6.06% 1
Stirling -9 2 £481 +20.31% 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (34.78%) Finance
2 28 (30.43%) Java
3 27 (29.35%) SOA
4 25 (27.17%) Oracle
5 19 (20.65%) Use Case
5 19 (20.65%) JBoss
6 18 (19.57%) Banking
7 15 (16.30%) ETL
7 15 (16.30%) Web Services
8 14 (15.22%) Windows
8 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
8 14 (15.22%) Retail
8 14 (15.22%) Retail Banking
9 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.96%) JSF
10 11 (11.96%) Scrum
10 11 (11.96%) UML
11 10 (10.87%) OO
11 10 (10.87%) Hibernate
11 10 (10.87%) Java EE
11 10 (10.87%) JPA
11 10 (10.87%) Apache CXF
11 10 (10.87%) Relational Database
12 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
12 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (7.61%) SQL
12 7 (7.61%) RichFaces
12 7 (7.61%) BPMN
12 7 (7.61%) User Stories
13 5 (5.43%) Oracle BPM

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.09%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.09%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.09%) DataStage
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 4 (4.35%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.17%) Ant
2 2 (2.17%) JUnit
2 2 (2.17%) Maven
2 2 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 32 (34.78%) Finance
2 18 (19.57%) Banking
3 14 (15.22%) Retail
3 14 (15.22%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) Web Services
2 11 (11.96%) JSF
3 10 (10.87%) Java EE
3 10 (10.87%) JPA
3 10 (10.87%) Apache CXF
3 10 (10.87%) Hibernate
4 7 (7.61%) RichFaces
5 5 (5.43%) XML
6 4 (4.35%) .NET
7 3 (3.26%) J2EE
7 3 (3.26%) Middleware
7 3 (3.26%) jBPM
7 3 (3.26%) JSON
8 2 (2.17%) JAAS
8 2 (2.17%) SAML
9 1 (1.09%) Spring
9 1 (1.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) UNIX
3 3 (3.26%) Solaris
3 3 (3.26%) Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) SOA
2 19 (20.65%) Use Case
3 15 (16.30%) ETL
4 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
5 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.96%) Scrum
6 11 (11.96%) UML
7 10 (10.87%) OO
8 7 (7.61%) BPMN
8 7 (7.61%) User Stories
9 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.43%) ITIL
9 5 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.43%) Asset Management
10 4 (4.35%) TOGAF
10 4 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (4.35%) Workflow
10 4 (4.35%) Project Management
11 3 (3.26%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) Java
2 7 (7.61%) SQL
3 3 (3.26%) C#
3 3 (3.26%) C++
4 2 (2.17%) C
5 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) MCSE
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.17%) PMP
2 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) WCAG
2 1 (1.09%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) OpenView
1 2 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 25 (27.17%) Oracle
2 19 (20.65%) JBoss
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.26%) IBM
5 2 (2.17%) Unica
5 2 (2.17%) Lumension
5 2 (2.17%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.17%) HP
5 2 (2.17%) Citrix
5 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.09%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.09%) Chordiant
6 1 (1.09%) Genesys
6 1 (1.09%) Informatica
6 1 (1.09%) ForgeRock
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