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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 65 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 60 58 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.09% 2.24% 2.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.43% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 44
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£475 £470 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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
2670 2384 2292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.10% 92.22% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1338 1111
Average daily rate £360 £368 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 70 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -12 37 £475 - 2
Glasgow +9 12 - - 3
Stirling -4 4 - -
Fife - 4 - -
Renfrewshire - 4 - -
West Lothian - 4 - -
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £300 -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 40 (40.82%) Finance
2 33 (33.67%) Banking
3 23 (23.47%) Java
4 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (16.33%) Data Modelling
5 16 (16.33%) Retail
6 15 (15.31%) Retail Banking
7 14 (14.29%) SOA
8 12 (12.24%) Oracle
9 11 (11.22%) TOGAF
9 11 (11.22%) OO
9 11 (11.22%) Logical Data Model
10 10 (10.20%) UML
10 10 (10.20%) Middleware
11 9 (9.18%) Use Case
11 9 (9.18%) Relational Database
12 8 (8.16%) JPA
12 8 (8.16%) Asset Management
13 7 (7.14%) Migration
13 7 (7.14%) Fat Client
13 7 (7.14%) Investment Management
13 7 (7.14%) Thin Client
13 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
14 6 (6.12%) SDLC
14 6 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (6.12%) .NET
14 6 (6.12%) Data Management
15 5 (5.10%) Degree
15 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
15 5 (5.10%) Law

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (5.10%) JBoss
2 2 (2.04%) IIS
2 2 (2.04%) Mule
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.02%) SAS
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Siemens NX
1 1 (1.02%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Agresso
1 4 (4.08%) thinkFolio
1 4 (4.08%) Eikon
2 3 (3.06%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.02%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.02%) SAN
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.08%) DB2
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.04%) Big Data
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Grunt
1 1 (1.02%) Bower
1 1 (1.02%) Maven
1 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 40 (40.82%) Finance
2 33 (33.67%) Banking
3 16 (16.33%) Retail
4 15 (15.31%) Retail Banking
5 5 (5.10%) Law
6 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.02%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) Middleware
2 8 (8.16%) JPA
3 6 (6.12%) .NET
4 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.06%) Spring
4 3 (3.06%) Drools
4 3 (3.06%) Apache CXF
5 2 (2.04%) CSS
5 2 (2.04%) Web Services
5 2 (2.04%) HTML
5 2 (2.04%) JSF
5 2 (2.04%) CSS3
5 2 (2.04%) HTML5
5 2 (2.04%) Spring Integration
6 1 (1.02%) Sass
6 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.02%) REST
6 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.02%) Ajax
6 1 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 7 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.08%) Reference Data
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) GIS
4 2 (2.04%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.08%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (16.33%) Data Modelling
3 14 (14.29%) SOA
4 11 (11.22%) TOGAF
4 11 (11.22%) OO
4 11 (11.22%) Logical Data Model
5 10 (10.20%) UML
6 9 (9.18%) Use Case
7 8 (8.16%) Asset Management
8 7 (7.14%) Migration
8 7 (7.14%) Investment Management
9 6 (6.12%) SDLC
9 6 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.12%) Data Management
10 5 (5.10%) Validation
11 4 (4.08%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.08%) Information Security
11 4 (4.08%) Zachman Framework
11 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.47%) Java
2 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.02%) SQL
3 1 (1.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.10%) Degree
2 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Oracle
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.08%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.06%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.04%) Charles River
5 2 (2.04%) GoldenSource
5 2 (2.04%) VMware
6 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.02%) Teradata
6 1 (1.02%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.02%) Pega
6 1 (1.02%) Informatica
6 1 (1.02%) IBM
6 1 (1.02%) Sophos
6 1 (1.02%) Business Objects
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