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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 90 82 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 34 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 1.39% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.52% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £466 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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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
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -11 27 £415 -4.59% 2
Glasgow -6 4 £460 -3.15% 2
West Lothian +10 3 - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (50.00%) Banking
2 29 (42.65%) Finance
3 22 (32.35%) Retail
3 22 (32.35%) Retail Banking
4 14 (20.59%) TOGAF
4 14 (20.59%) Java
5 12 (17.65%) Oracle
6 11 (16.18%) IBM
6 11 (16.18%) Zachman Framework
7 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 10 (14.71%) SOA
8 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (11.76%) Marketing
9 8 (11.76%) Windows
9 8 (11.76%) ETL
9 8 (11.76%) Campaign Management
10 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.29%) UNIX
10 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (10.29%) Unica
11 6 (8.82%) Credit Risk
11 6 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
12 4 (5.88%) Web Analytics
12 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
12 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.88%) EMC
12 4 (5.88%) Middleware
12 4 (5.88%) Linux
12 4 (5.88%) EAI

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) SAN
1 3 (4.41%) Network Security
2 2 (2.94%) NAS
2 2 (2.94%) SSH
2 2 (2.94%) LDAP
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (1.47%) Informix
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Maven
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) Ant
2 2 (2.94%) JUnit
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) Grunt
3 1 (1.47%) Bower
3 1 (1.47%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 34 (50.00%) Banking
2 29 (42.65%) Finance
3 22 (32.35%) Retail
3 22 (32.35%) Retail Banking
4 8 (11.76%) Marketing
5 3 (4.41%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) Spring
2 2 (2.94%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) Flash
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) CSS
2 2 (2.94%) Ajax
2 2 (2.94%) HTML5
2 2 (2.94%) CSS3
3 1 (1.47%) Sass
3 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.47%) REST
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.47%) WCF
3 1 (1.47%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Credit Risk
2 4 (5.88%) Social Media
3 3 (4.41%) Open Source
3 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.94%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) UNIX
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) AIX
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) TOGAF
2 11 (16.18%) Zachman Framework
3 10 (14.71%) SOA
4 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.76%) ETL
5 8 (11.76%) Campaign Management
6 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.88%) Web Analytics
8 4 (5.88%) EAI
8 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.88%) Analytics
9 3 (4.41%) Migration
9 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.41%) Investment Management
10 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (2.94%) UML
10 2 (2.94%) CRM
10 2 (2.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) Java
2 3 (4.41%) C#
2 3 (4.41%) C++
2 3 (4.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) Degree
1 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) SRDF
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (1.47%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Oracle
2 11 (16.18%) IBM
3 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.29%) Unica
5 4 (5.88%) EMC
6 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.94%) Symantec
7 2 (2.94%) Guidewire
7 2 (2.94%) Veritas
8 1 (1.47%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.47%) F5
8 1 (1.47%) VMware
8 1 (1.47%) Endeca
8 1 (1.47%) Genesys
8 1 (1.47%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.47%) Informatica
8 1 (1.47%) Dell
8 1 (1.47%) Chordiant
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