The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 92 36 95
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 31 119 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.53% 4.17% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 4.46% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 52 14
Median daily rate £450 £451 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% +3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.30%
Solutions 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
1926 2667 2686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.11% 93.55% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 1376 1444
Median daily rate £365 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 52
Median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +25.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -29 17 £475 -5.00% 2
Renfrewshire -15 10 £445 +7.22%
Glasgow -5 3 £460 -3.15%
Aberdeen -9 1 - -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 21 (41.18%) LAN
2 20 (39.22%) Relational Database
3 18 (35.29%) WAN
3 18 (35.29%) Matrix Organization
4 17 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 17 (33.33%) Network Design
5 16 (31.37%) Private Cloud
6 15 (29.41%) Office Automation
7 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
8 13 (25.49%) Windows
9 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 11 (21.57%) Banking
10 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
11 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
11 10 (19.61%) Finance
11 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
12 9 (17.65%) Degree
13 7 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
14 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (9.80%) ETL
15 5 (9.80%) Oracle
15 5 (9.80%) Retail
15 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
16 4 (7.84%) Data Mapping
16 4 (7.84%) Dimensional Modelling
16 4 (7.84%) Data Architecture
16 4 (7.84%) SOA
16 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (7.84%) Teradata

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) JBoss
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (3.92%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) CICS
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.96%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.96%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) LAN
2 18 (35.29%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) VoIP
3 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (21.57%) Banking
2 10 (19.61%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Law
4 3 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
1 3 (5.88%) JSON
1 3 (5.88%) Middleware
1 3 (5.88%) Web Services
1 3 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Apache CXF
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.92%) CSS
2 2 (3.92%) Drools
2 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.92%) JPA
2 2 (3.92%) JSF
2 2 (3.92%) RichFaces
2 2 (3.92%) SOAP
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.96%) DHTML
3 1 (1.96%) Itk
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Private Cloud
2 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Matrix Organization
2 17 (33.33%) Network Design
2 17 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 15 (29.41%) Office Automation
4 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
4 7 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (9.80%) ETL
7 4 (7.84%) Data Architecture
7 4 (7.84%) Data Mapping
7 4 (7.84%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (7.84%) SOA
7 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.88%) Information Security
8 3 (5.88%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.88%) UML
9 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.92%) OO
9 2 (3.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Java
1 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) C#
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) C++
3 1 (1.96%) R
3 1 (1.96%) Tcl
3 1 (1.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) webMethods