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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 69 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 80 64 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.75% 2.20% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 2.30% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 29
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £620 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00
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
2697 2785 2375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.78% 95.57% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1455 1316
Median daily rate £375 £352 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 91 82
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -6 42 £500 - 5
Renfrewshire -27 17 £445 -
Glasgow -3 9 £458 - 1
West Lothian +7 2 £495 -
Aberdeen +6 1 - -
Stirling -1 1 £500 -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 58 (32.04%) Finance
2 54 (29.83%) SOA
3 53 (29.28%) TOGAF
4 48 (26.52%) Relational Database
5 47 (25.97%) Banking
6 42 (23.20%) Oracle
7 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
8 39 (21.55%) Java
9 33 (18.23%) UML
10 30 (16.57%) OO
10 30 (16.57%) JBoss
11 29 (16.02%) WAN
11 29 (16.02%) Data Modelling
12 28 (15.47%) LAN
12 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
13 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (14.92%) Network Design
14 26 (14.36%) Enterprise Architecture
15 25 (13.81%) JPA
15 25 (13.81%) BPMN
16 24 (13.26%) Use Case
16 24 (13.26%) Logical Data Model
17 23 (12.71%) Technical Architecture
18 22 (12.15%) JSF
18 22 (12.15%) SC Cleared
19 21 (11.60%) Apache CXF
20 20 (11.05%) Drools
20 20 (11.05%) Hibernate
21 18 (9.94%) Office Automation
22 17 (9.39%) Wireframes

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 30 (16.57%) JBoss
2 13 (7.18%) CMS
3 5 (2.76%) CICS
3 5 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (2.21%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.66%) Apache
5 3 (1.66%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.66%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Captiva
6 1 (0.55%) FileNet
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.55%) SAS
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.10%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.55%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.55%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) IaaS
1 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.66%) PaaS
1 3 (1.66%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.02%) WAN
2 28 (15.47%) LAN
3 4 (2.21%) Firewall
4 2 (1.10%) Internet
5 1 (0.55%) DDNS
5 1 (0.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.55%) FCoE
5 1 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.55%) HTTP
5 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.55%) Multicast
5 1 (0.55%) NAS
5 1 (0.55%) Network Security
5 1 (0.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (26.52%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.31%) DB2
4 5 (2.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.76%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.66%) GIS
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.10%) MySQL
7 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) HBase
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) NUnit
2 4 (2.21%) JIRA
3 3 (1.66%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.66%) Gradle
3 3 (1.66%) JBehave
3 3 (1.66%) Maven
3 3 (1.66%) Selenium
4 2 (1.10%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) JProfiler
General
1 58 (32.04%) Finance
2 47 (25.97%) Banking
3 11 (6.08%) Retail
3 11 (6.08%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.76%) Law
5 4 (2.21%) Billing
6 3 (1.66%) German Language
6 3 (1.66%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Front Office
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.81%) JPA
2 22 (12.15%) JSF
3 21 (11.60%) Apache CXF
4 20 (11.05%) Drools
4 20 (11.05%) Hibernate
5 16 (8.84%) .NET
6 10 (5.52%) Web Services
7 9 (4.97%) Middleware
7 9 (4.97%) RichFaces
8 6 (3.31%) HTML
8 6 (3.31%) XML
9 5 (2.76%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.76%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.76%) Java EE
9 5 (2.76%) REST
10 4 (2.21%) Spring
11 3 (1.66%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.66%) Leaflet
11 3 (1.66%) PostGIS
11 3 (1.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (6.08%) Private Cloud
2 5 (2.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (2.76%) iPad
2 5 (2.76%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.21%) Credit Risk
3 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.21%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.10%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.10%) User Experience
5 1 (0.55%) BYOD
5 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.55%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Replication
5 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.97%) Windows
2 7 (3.87%) AIX
3 6 (3.31%) Unix
4 4 (2.21%) Linux
4 4 (2.21%) Solaris
5 1 (0.55%) HPUX
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.83%) SOA
2 53 (29.28%) TOGAF
3 33 (18.23%) UML
4 30 (16.57%) OO
5 29 (16.02%) Data Modelling
6 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (14.92%) Network Design
7 26 (14.36%) Enterprise Architecture
8 25 (13.81%) BPMN
9 24 (13.26%) Logical Data Model
9 24 (13.26%) Use Case
10 23 (12.71%) Technical Architecture
11 18 (9.94%) Office Automation
12 17 (9.39%) Content Management
12 17 (9.39%) Wireframes
13 16 (8.84%) Data Architecture
14 14 (7.73%) Open Source
15 13 (7.18%) Data Management
15 13 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (6.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.55%) Java
2 7 (3.87%) C#
3 5 (2.76%) C++
3 5 (2.76%) COBOL
3 5 (2.76%) SQL
3 5 (2.76%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.21%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.66%) Python
6 2 (1.10%) C
6 2 (1.10%) VBA
7 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.21%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) COBIT
3 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) Docker
4 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.55%) KVM
4 1 (0.55%) NFS
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.55%) SRDF
4 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (23.20%) Oracle
2 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.29%) IBM
4 7 (3.87%) Sitecore
4 7 (3.87%) VMware
5 6 (3.31%) CA
6 5 (2.76%) Citrix
6 5 (2.76%) HP
7 3 (1.66%) Cisco
7 3 (1.66%) Sybase
7 3 (1.66%) Teradata
7 3 (1.66%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.10%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.10%) EMC
8 2 (1.10%) Siemens
8 2 (1.10%) Tableau
9 1 (0.55%) Avaya
9 1 (0.55%) Informatica
9 1 (0.55%) Intel
9 1 (0.55%) NetApp
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