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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 37 84 74
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 111 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.36% 1.47% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.65% 1.54% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 20 15
Average daily rate £452 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.44% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £518 £485
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
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
2389 2536 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.76% 95.88% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1413 1027
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 52 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 61 £550 +22.22% 5
Glasgow +29 25 £425 -7.60% 7
Renfrewshire - 18 £420 -
Dundee - 2 - -
West Lothian +1 1 £525 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £550 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 79 (37.80%) Finance
2 49 (23.44%) Java
3 48 (22.97%) SOA
4 44 (21.05%) Relational Database
5 42 (20.10%) Oracle
6 40 (19.14%) Banking
7 34 (16.27%) UML
8 33 (15.79%) JBoss
9 32 (15.31%) Data Modelling
10 31 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (14.35%) OO
11 30 (14.35%) TOGAF
11 30 (14.35%) BPMN
11 30 (14.35%) JPA
12 29 (13.88%) Logical Data Model
13 28 (13.40%) Use Case
13 28 (13.40%) JSF
14 27 (12.92%) Security Cleared
14 27 (12.92%) Apache CXF
15 25 (11.96%) Drools
15 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
15 25 (11.96%) Hibernate
16 24 (11.48%) Technical Architecture
17 23 (11.00%) WAN
18 22 (10.53%) Network Design
19 21 (10.05%) LAN
20 20 (9.57%) Enterprise Architecture
21 18 (8.61%) Retail
22 16 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
23 15 (7.18%) Open Source

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 33 (15.79%) JBoss
2 11 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.31%) CMS
4 8 (3.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (3.35%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.44%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.48%) Captiva
8 1 (0.48%) CICS
8 1 (0.48%) IIS
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.96%) PTC Creo
3 2 (0.96%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.48%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (7.18%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.39%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.39%) thinkFolio
2 5 (2.39%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.44%) Eikon
3 3 (1.44%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.96%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.96%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.00%) WAN
2 21 (10.05%) LAN
3 2 (0.96%) DDNS
3 2 (0.96%) DNS
3 2 (0.96%) Firewall
3 2 (0.96%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.91%) DB2
5 4 (1.91%) GIS
6 2 (0.96%) MySQL
6 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.44%) Gradle
2 3 (1.44%) JBehave
2 3 (1.44%) Maven
2 3 (1.44%) Selenium
3 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.96%) JDeveloper
3 2 (0.96%) Subversion
3 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (37.80%) Finance
2 40 (19.14%) Banking
3 18 (8.61%) Retail
4 15 (7.18%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Law
5 3 (1.44%) Publishing
6 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.48%) German Language
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.35%) JPA
2 28 (13.40%) JSF
3 27 (12.92%) Apache CXF
4 25 (11.96%) Drools
4 25 (11.96%) Hibernate
5 15 (7.18%) RichFaces
6 10 (4.78%) .NET
7 8 (3.83%) Middleware
8 7 (3.35%) HTML
9 6 (2.87%) REST
10 5 (2.39%) Web Services
11 4 (1.91%) PostGIS
11 4 (1.91%) XML
12 3 (1.44%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.44%) Itk
12 3 (1.44%) Leaflet
12 3 (1.44%) Spring
12 3 (1.44%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 2 (0.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) Private Cloud
2 8 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.83%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.83%) N-Tier
3 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.91%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.44%) User Experience
6 2 (0.96%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.96%) Replication
6 2 (0.96%) SCADA
7 1 (0.48%) DataPower
7 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.48%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.48%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.83%) Unix
2 7 (3.35%) AIX
2 7 (3.35%) Windows
3 5 (2.39%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.91%) Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Android
5 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.97%) SOA
2 34 (16.27%) UML
3 32 (15.31%) Data Modelling
4 31 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (14.35%) BPMN
5 30 (14.35%) OO
5 30 (14.35%) TOGAF
6 29 (13.88%) Logical Data Model
7 28 (13.40%) Use Case
8 24 (11.48%) Technical Architecture
9 22 (10.53%) Network Design
10 20 (9.57%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (7.18%) Open Source
13 14 (6.70%) Asset Management
13 14 (6.70%) Migration
14 12 (5.74%) Content Management
14 12 (5.74%) Data Architecture
14 12 (5.74%) Office Automation
15 11 (5.26%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.44%) Java
2 5 (2.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.91%) C++
4 3 (1.44%) Python
5 2 (0.96%) C
5 2 (0.96%) SQL
6 1 (0.48%) Ada
6 1 (0.48%) C#
6 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.48%) VB
6 1 (0.48%) VB6
6 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.35%) MiFID
2 6 (2.87%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (3.83%) Docker
2 7 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 42 (20.10%) Oracle
2 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.78%) IBM
4 8 (3.83%) Adobe
4 8 (3.83%) Pega
5 6 (2.87%) NetApp
6 5 (2.39%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.91%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.91%) HP
8 3 (1.44%) Cisco
8 3 (1.44%) FactSet
8 3 (1.44%) Tableau
9 2 (0.96%) CA
9 2 (0.96%) EMC
9 2 (0.96%) Google
9 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.96%) SAP
9 2 (0.96%) Siemens
9 2 (0.96%) Teradata
9 2 (0.96%) TIBCO
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