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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 100 87 96
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 24 53 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.07% 1.62% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.70% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 17
Median daily rate £440 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £600 £560
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 £59.50 £45.49
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.80%
Solutions Architect
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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
2124 3119 2583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.91% 95.06% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1620 1320
Median daily rate £350 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 71 50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -15 11 £475 -9.52% 1
Renfrewshire - 11 £399 -
Aberdeen -1 1 - -
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Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 27 (27.55%) Finance
1 27 (27.55%) Banking
1 27 (27.55%) Security Cleared
2 25 (25.51%) Relational Database
3 24 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 24 (24.49%) LAN
3 24 (24.49%) WAN
4 23 (23.47%) Matrix Organization
5 22 (22.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 22 (22.45%) Network Design
6 19 (19.39%) TOGAF
7 18 (18.37%) SOA
7 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
8 17 (17.35%) Office Automation
9 15 (15.31%) Private Cloud
10 14 (14.29%) Oracle
11 13 (13.27%) .NET
12 12 (12.24%) Data Modelling
12 12 (12.24%) IBM
12 12 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.22%) Retail
13 11 (11.22%) ETL
14 10 (10.20%) Data Architecture
15 9 (9.18%) Retail Banking
15 9 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (8.16%) Windows
16 8 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
16 8 (8.16%) Data Management
16 8 (8.16%) Migration

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 (5.10%) CICS
1 5 (5.10%) CMS
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (5.10%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (4.08%) JBoss
3 2 (2.04%) SAS
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) FileNet
4 1 (1.02%) IIS
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.02%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.04%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) PaaS
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.49%) LAN
1 24 (24.49%) WAN
2 3 (3.06%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) FCoE
3 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.02%) HTTP
3 1 (1.02%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.02%) Multicast
3 1 (1.02%) NAS
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.51%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.10%) DB2
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.02%) HBase
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) NUnit
2 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 27 (27.55%) Banking
1 27 (27.55%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Retail
3 9 (9.18%) Retail Banking
4 6 (6.12%) Law
5 4 (4.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.02%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) .NET
2 6 (6.12%) Web Services
3 5 (5.10%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.08%) Middleware
5 3 (3.06%) Drools
5 3 (3.06%) HTML
5 3 (3.06%) XML
5 3 (3.06%) XSLT
6 2 (2.04%) Apache CXF
6 2 (2.04%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.04%) Itk
6 2 (2.04%) Java EE
6 2 (2.04%) JPA
6 2 (2.04%) JSF
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.04%) XSL
7 1 (1.02%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.02%) RichFaces
7 1 (1.02%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Private Cloud
2 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (5.10%) iPad
3 5 (5.10%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.08%) Credit Risk
4 4 (4.08%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.02%) BYOD
6 1 (1.02%) CMDB
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Unix
3 5 (5.10%) AIX
4 1 (1.02%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Solaris
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.47%) Matrix Organization
2 22 (22.45%) Network Design
2 22 (22.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 19 (19.39%) TOGAF
4 18 (18.37%) SOA
5 17 (17.35%) Office Automation
6 12 (12.24%) Data Modelling
6 12 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (11.22%) ETL
8 10 (10.20%) Data Architecture
9 8 (8.16%) Data Management
9 8 (8.16%) Data Mapping
9 8 (8.16%) Dimensional Modelling
9 8 (8.16%) Migration
9 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.14%) OO
11 5 (5.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) Java
2 5 (5.10%) C#
2 5 (5.10%) COBOL
2 5 (5.10%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.04%) C
3 2 (2.04%) C++
3 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.04%) SQL
4 1 (1.02%) Tcl
4 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (27.55%) Security Cleared
2 24 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) COBIT
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (5.10%) vSphere
3 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.02%) KVM
3 1 (1.02%) NFS
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.02%) SRDF
3 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.29%) Oracle
3 12 (12.24%) IBM
4 7 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 7 (7.14%) VMware
5 6 (6.12%) Teradata
6 5 (5.10%) Citrix
6 5 (5.10%) HP
7 4 (4.08%) CA
8 1 (1.02%) Cisco
8 1 (1.02%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.02%) DataSynapse
8 1 (1.02%) EMC
8 1 (1.02%) Informatica
8 1 (1.02%) Intel
8 1 (1.02%) NetApp
8 1 (1.02%) Siemens
8 1 (1.02%) Sybase
8 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.02%) webMethods
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