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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 84 97 81
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 53 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.62% 1.24% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.34% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 20
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £521
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 £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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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
3041 2529 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.71% 92.33% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1577 1282 1111
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 47 83
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 33 £525 +6.06% 3
Aberdeen - 9 £438 -
West Lothian - 4 £450 - 1
Glasgow 0 3 £475 -9.52% 5
Inverclyde - 2 £430 -
Highlands - 1 - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 47 (41.23%) Finance
2 34 (29.82%) Java
3 27 (23.68%) Banking
4 26 (22.81%) SOA
5 19 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 17 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (13.16%) Oracle
8 13 (11.40%) OO
8 13 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (10.53%) Use Case
9 12 (10.53%) Fat Client
9 12 (10.53%) Thin Client
9 12 (10.53%) Logical Data Model
10 11 (9.65%) UML
10 11 (9.65%) TOGAF
11 10 (8.77%) PLM
11 10 (8.77%) Middleware
12 9 (7.89%) CAD
12 9 (7.89%) Workflow
12 9 (7.89%) HTML
12 9 (7.89%) Teamcenter
12 9 (7.89%) Retail
12 9 (7.89%) Retail Banking
12 9 (7.89%) JPA
12 9 (7.89%) Relational Database
13 8 (7.02%) Validation
13 8 (7.02%) C++
13 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
13 8 (7.02%) XML
13 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (4.39%) JBoss
2 4 (3.51%) SAS
3 3 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.75%) Mule
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.88%) Lync
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) AutoCAD
1 6 (5.26%) Siemens NX
2 4 (3.51%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Teamcenter
2 4 (3.51%) thinkFolio
2 4 (3.51%) Agresso
2 4 (3.51%) Eikon
3 3 (2.63%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) VPN
1 1 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.88%) DB2
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 47 (41.23%) Finance
2 27 (23.68%) Banking
3 9 (7.89%) Retail
3 9 (7.89%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Law
5 3 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) Middleware
2 9 (7.89%) JPA
2 9 (7.89%) HTML
3 8 (7.02%) XML
4 7 (6.14%) Itk
5 6 (5.26%) XSL
5 6 (5.26%) XSLT
5 6 (5.26%) DHTML
5 6 (5.26%) Web Services
6 4 (3.51%) .NET
7 3 (2.63%) Drools
7 3 (2.63%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.63%) Apache CXF
8 2 (1.75%) Spring Integration
8 2 (1.75%) Spring
8 2 (1.75%) JSF
8 2 (1.75%) J2EE
8 2 (1.75%) CSS
9 1 (0.88%) SOAP
9 1 (0.88%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 12 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.63%) GIS
5 3 (2.63%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.14%) Windows
2 5 (4.39%) UNIX
3 2 (1.75%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) AIX
4 1 (0.88%) HPUX
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.81%) SOA
2 19 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 17 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (11.40%) OO
4 13 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.53%) Use Case
5 12 (10.53%) Logical Data Model
6 11 (9.65%) TOGAF
6 11 (9.65%) UML
7 10 (8.77%) PLM
8 9 (7.89%) Workflow
8 9 (7.89%) CAD
9 8 (7.02%) Validation
10 7 (6.14%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.26%) Data Management
11 6 (5.26%) Investment Management
11 6 (5.26%) ETL
11 6 (5.26%) Coaching
11 6 (5.26%) SDLC
11 6 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.82%) Java
2 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.02%) C++
3 7 (6.14%) C
3 7 (6.14%) SQL
4 5 (4.39%) Tcl
4 5 (4.39%) XPath
5 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) Degree
2 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Oracle
2 5 (4.39%) webMethods
3 4 (3.51%) Bloomberg
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.51%) TIBCO
3 4 (3.51%) Pega
4 3 (2.63%) Adobe
5 2 (1.75%) Charles River
5 2 (1.75%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) Tableau
6 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.88%) Siemens