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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 83 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 53 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.74% 2.04% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.19% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 26
Average daily rate
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£463 £468 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £294 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £558 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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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
2858 2378 2037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.92% 93.33% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1552 1199 1041
Average daily rate £375 £370 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 58 49
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.60 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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
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 1 April 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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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 -4 43 £450 -4.25% 5
Glasgow - 7 £525 - 3
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Highlands - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 42 (48.28%) Banking
2 36 (41.38%) Finance
3 25 (28.74%) Retail
4 24 (27.59%) Retail Banking
5 14 (16.09%) Java
5 14 (16.09%) TOGAF
5 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.64%) Zachman Framework
7 10 (11.49%) Migration
8 8 (9.20%) Oracle
8 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
8 8 (9.20%) Middleware
8 8 (9.20%) SOA
8 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
9 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.90%) Credit Risk
10 6 (6.90%) Windows
10 6 (6.90%) DB2
10 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.90%) Analytics
11 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
11 5 (5.75%) Data Management
12 4 (4.60%) Asset Management
12 4 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.60%) Web Analytics
12 4 (4.60%) Data Migration
12 4 (4.60%) PCI DSS
12 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
12 4 (4.60%) EAI

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.15%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.15%) SAS
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Eikon
1 1 (1.15%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.15%) Agresso
1 1 (1.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
1 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) SAN
1 3 (3.45%) Network Security
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) LDAP
3 1 (1.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) NAS
3 1 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) DB2
2 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.30%) Big Data
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Informix
5 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Bower
1 1 (1.15%) Grunt
1 1 (1.15%) JIRA
1 1 (1.15%) Maven
General
1 42 (48.28%) Banking
2 36 (41.38%) Finance
3 25 (28.74%) Retail
4 24 (27.59%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.45%) International Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) Middleware
2 3 (3.45%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) Web Services
3 2 (2.30%) CSS
3 2 (2.30%) HTML
3 2 (2.30%) Flash
3 2 (2.30%) HTML5
3 2 (2.30%) CSS3
4 1 (1.15%) Sass
4 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.15%) REST
4 1 (1.15%) SOAP
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.15%) WCF
4 1 (1.15%) jQuery
4 1 (1.15%) Ajax
4 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Credit Risk
2 4 (4.60%) Social Media
3 3 (3.45%) GIS
4 2 (2.30%) Replication
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.15%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Linux
3 3 (3.45%) UNIX
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) AIX
5 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) TOGAF
1 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (12.64%) Zachman Framework
3 10 (11.49%) Migration
4 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
4 8 (9.20%) SOA
5 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (6.90%) Analytics
7 5 (5.75%) Data Management
8 4 (4.60%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.60%) Web Analytics
8 4 (4.60%) Data Migration
8 4 (4.60%) EAI
8 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (3.45%) Investment Management
10 2 (2.30%) Supplier Management
10 2 (2.30%) Information Security
10 2 (2.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) Java
2 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.30%) SQL
3 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.15%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) SRDF
1 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) SCCM
1 1 (1.15%) SCOM
1 1 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) Oracle
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) EMC
2 3 (3.45%) VMware
3 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.30%) IBM
3 2 (2.30%) Informatica
4 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.15%) F5
4 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.15%) Veritas
4 1 (1.15%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.15%) Symantec
4 1 (1.15%) Sophos
4 1 (1.15%) Charles River
4 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.15%) Dell
4 1 (1.15%) Hitachi
4 1 (1.15%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.15%) Teradata
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