The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 92 62 75
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 41 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 2.03% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.16% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 11
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£475 £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £379 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.59% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2530 2319 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.03% 94.08% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1125 1139
Average daily rate £365 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 75 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Solutions Architect
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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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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 -23 31 £465 +3.33%
Glasgow +2 3 - - 1
Stirling - 3 £475 -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 35 (35.71%) SOA
2 29 (29.59%) Oracle
2 29 (29.59%) Finance
3 27 (27.55%) Java
4 24 (24.49%) JBoss
5 21 (21.43%) Use Case
6 19 (19.39%) Java EE
7 18 (18.37%) Web Services
8 15 (15.31%) Data Modelling
8 15 (15.31%) Banking
9 14 (14.29%) Windows
9 14 (14.29%) BPMN
10 13 (13.27%) ETL
11 12 (12.24%) JSF
12 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (11.22%) Scrum
12 11 (11.22%) UML
12 11 (11.22%) RichFaces
13 10 (10.20%) Relational Database
13 10 (10.20%) JPA
13 10 (10.20%) Apache CXF
13 10 (10.20%) OO
13 10 (10.20%) Retail Banking
13 10 (10.20%) Retail
13 10 (10.20%) Hibernate
14 9 (9.18%) User Stories
15 8 (8.16%) Workflow
15 8 (8.16%) SQL
16 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
17 6 (6.12%) Technical Architecture

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.02%) SAS
4 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.02%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.02%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.02%) LAN
2 1 (1.02%) WAN
2 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) SAN
2 1 (1.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.04%) DB2
7 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.02%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.02%) DataStage
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 4 (4.08%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.02%) Ant
General
1 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 15 (15.31%) Banking
3 10 (10.20%) Retail
3 10 (10.20%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.39%) Java EE
2 18 (18.37%) Web Services
3 12 (12.24%) JSF
4 11 (11.22%) RichFaces
5 10 (10.20%) JPA
5 10 (10.20%) Apache CXF
5 10 (10.20%) Hibernate
6 4 (4.08%) .NET
6 4 (4.08%) jBPM
7 3 (3.06%) JAAS
7 3 (3.06%) JSON
7 3 (3.06%) J2EE
7 3 (3.06%) XML
7 3 (3.06%) SAML
8 2 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (2.04%) Middleware
9 1 (1.02%) Spring
9 1 (1.02%) JMS
9 1 (1.02%) SOAP
9 1 (1.02%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.04%) Replication
3 2 (2.04%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.02%) Open Source
4 1 (1.02%) Blog
4 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (4.08%) Solaris
2 4 (4.08%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.04%) AIX
4 2 (2.04%) SUSE
4 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.04%) UNIX
4 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) SOA
2 21 (21.43%) Use Case
3 15 (15.31%) Data Modelling
4 14 (14.29%) BPMN
5 13 (13.27%) ETL
6 11 (11.22%) UML
6 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.22%) Scrum
7 10 (10.20%) OO
8 9 (9.18%) User Stories
9 8 (8.16%) Workflow
10 6 (6.12%) Project Management
10 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (5.10%) ITIL
11 5 (5.10%) Asset Management
12 4 (4.08%) TOGAF
12 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (3.06%) BPEL
13 3 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) Java
2 8 (8.16%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) C
4 1 (1.02%) C#
4 1 (1.02%) C++
4 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) MCSE
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.04%) PMP
2 2 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) WCAG
2 1 (1.02%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.02%) XenApp
2 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.02%) vSphere
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) OpenView
1 2 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 29 (29.59%) Oracle
2 24 (24.49%) JBoss
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.10%) Citrix
5 3 (3.06%) VMware
6 2 (2.04%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.04%) Lumension
6 2 (2.04%) IBM
6 2 (2.04%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) EMC
6 2 (2.04%) Intel
7 1 (1.02%) Informatica
7 1 (1.02%) NetApp
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco
7 1 (1.02%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.02%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.02%) Brocade
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