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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 109 79 96
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 64 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 1.98% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 2.08% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 18
Median daily rate £424 £475 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.78% -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £445 £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £600 £558
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 £48.83 £50.75 £52.25
% change year-on-year
-3.79% -2.87%
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
2069 3073 2628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.17% 95.17% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 1588 1414
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 61 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Renfrewshire - 6 £394 -
Edinburgh -24 5 £488 -7.14%
Glasgow +4 1 £408 -14.21% 2
Aberdeen -1 1 - -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
2 21 (26.25%) Relational Database
3 20 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 20 (25.00%) LAN
3 20 (25.00%) WAN
4 19 (23.75%) Network Design
4 19 (23.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
5 18 (22.50%) Banking
6 17 (21.25%) Private Cloud
7 15 (18.75%) Office Automation
7 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 12 (15.00%) SOA
8 12 (15.00%) TOGAF
9 11 (13.75%) .NET
9 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (12.50%) ETL
11 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
11 9 (11.25%) Oracle
12 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.00%) Windows
12 8 (10.00%) IBM
12 8 (10.00%) Data Mapping
12 8 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
12 8 (10.00%) Data Architecture
13 7 (8.75%) Sitecore
13 7 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
13 7 (8.75%) Law

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 5 (6.25%) CICS
1 5 (6.25%) CMS
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.25%) Apache
2 1 (1.25%) FileNet
2 1 (1.25%) IIS
2 1 (1.25%) JBoss
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (1.25%) SAS
2 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.25%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.50%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.00%) LAN
1 20 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (1.25%) FCoE
2 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.25%) Multicast
2 1 (1.25%) NAS
2 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.25%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.25%) DB2
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.25%) HBase
4 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) NUnit
2 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 18 (22.50%) Banking
3 7 (8.75%) Law
3 7 (8.75%) Retail
4 5 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
3 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 3 (3.75%) XML
4 3 (3.75%) XSLT
5 2 (2.50%) Itk
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.50%) XSL
6 1 (1.25%) DHTML
6 1 (1.25%) Drools
6 1 (1.25%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.25%) J2EE
6 1 (1.25%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.25%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Private Cloud
2 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (6.25%) iPad
3 5 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.00%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.75%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Unix
3 5 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (1.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 19 (23.75%) Network Design
2 19 (23.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 15 (18.75%) Office Automation
4 12 (15.00%) SOA
4 12 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 10 (12.50%) ETL
6 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
7 8 (10.00%) Data Architecture
7 8 (10.00%) Data Mapping
7 8 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.75%) Data Management
8 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.75%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (7.50%) Migration
10 5 (6.25%) Content Management
10 5 (6.25%) MVC
10 5 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) C#
1 5 (6.25%) COBOL
1 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
2 3 (3.75%) Java
3 2 (2.50%) C
3 2 (2.50%) C++
3 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) Tcl
4 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) KVM
3 1 (1.25%) NFS
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.25%) SRDF
3 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle
3 8 (10.00%) IBM
4 7 (8.75%) Sitecore
5 6 (7.50%) VMware
6 5 (6.25%) Citrix
6 5 (6.25%) HP
6 5 (6.25%) Teradata
7 1 (1.25%) CA
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) DataSynapse
7 1 (1.25%) EMC
7 1 (1.25%) Intel
7 1 (1.25%) NetApp
7 1 (1.25%) Siemens
7 1 (1.25%) Sybase
7 1 (1.25%) Tableau
7 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.25%) webMethods