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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 42 90
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 100 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.31% 3.92% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 4.18% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 49 19
Median daily rate £445 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.23% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £422 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
1676 2395 2594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.23% 93.92% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 1268 1446
Median daily rate £365 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 56
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -21 13 £425 -22.72% 4
Glasgow -22 5 £500 +11.11% 1
Renfrewshire +15 4 £445 +3.79%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 18 (36.73%) Data Centre
3 17 (34.69%) LAN
4 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
4 16 (32.65%) Relational Database
5 14 (28.57%) WAN
6 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
6 13 (26.53%) Network Design
6 13 (26.53%) Private Cloud
6 13 (26.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 12 (24.49%) Matrix Organization
8 11 (22.45%) Office Automation
9 10 (20.41%) Finance
10 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (14.29%) Oracle
11 7 (14.29%) Banking
12 6 (12.24%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (12.24%) Degree
12 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
13 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (8.16%) TOGAF
14 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
14 4 (8.16%) VMware
15 3 (6.12%) Scrum
15 3 (6.12%) Information Security
15 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
15 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
15 3 (6.12%) SQL

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 2 (4.08%) JBoss
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.04%) CICS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.04%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Maximo
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) SaaS
3 2 (4.08%) Office 365
4 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) LAN
2 14 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (4.08%) Internet
3 2 (4.08%) VoIP
4 1 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Law
4 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) JSON
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) Apache CXF
2 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
2 2 (4.08%) Drools
2 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.08%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) JPA
2 2 (4.08%) JSF
2 2 (4.08%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) RichFaces
2 2 (4.08%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.73%) Data Centre
2 13 (26.53%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (2.04%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Unix
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Network Design
1 13 (26.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 12 (24.49%) Matrix Organization
3 11 (22.45%) Office Automation
4 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.16%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.12%) Information Security
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.12%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) UML
8 2 (4.08%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.08%) Microservices
8 2 (4.08%) Records Management
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C#
1 3 (6.12%) Java
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) R
3 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCOM
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) F5
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) NetApp
5 1 (2.04%) Pega
5 1 (2.04%) SAP