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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 90 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 45 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.78% 1.28% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.35% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 20
Median daily rate £445 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £421 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £585 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £51.29
% change year-on-year
-26.34% +16.01%
Solutions Architect
UK

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
2381 3036 2589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.19% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1534 1367
Median daily rate £350 £352 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.13 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -3 24 £475 -9.52% 2
Renfrewshire -7 14 £430 -
Glasgow +9 3 £495 - 1
Stirling +1 1 £500 -
Aberdeen -2 1 - -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 47 (32.64%) Finance
2 44 (30.56%) Banking
3 39 (27.08%) Relational Database
4 38 (26.39%) SOA
5 36 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 33 (22.92%) Security Cleared
7 30 (20.83%) Oracle
8 28 (19.44%) LAN
8 28 (19.44%) WAN
9 26 (18.06%) Network Design
9 26 (18.06%) SC Cleared
9 26 (18.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 26 (18.06%) Matrix Organization
10 23 (15.97%) Data Modelling
11 22 (15.28%) Java
12 21 (14.58%) Microsoft
13 20 (13.89%) Office Automation
14 18 (12.50%) UML
14 18 (12.50%) OO
15 17 (11.81%) Enterprise Architecture
16 16 (11.11%) JBoss
16 16 (11.11%) .NET
17 15 (10.42%) Private Cloud
18 14 (9.72%) JPA
18 14 (9.72%) Retail
18 14 (9.72%) IBM
19 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (9.03%) Use Case
19 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (9.03%) Logical Data Model

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 16 (11.11%) JBoss
2 5 (3.47%) CICS
2 5 (3.47%) CMS
2 5 (3.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.47%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.39%) Apache
4 2 (1.39%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) Captiva
5 1 (0.69%) FileNet
5 1 (0.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.69%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.08%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.69%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.08%) PaaS
1 3 (2.08%) SaaS
2 2 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.44%) LAN
1 28 (19.44%) WAN
2 3 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (0.69%) FCoE
3 1 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.69%) Multicast
3 1 (0.69%) NAS
3 1 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (27.08%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.47%) DB2
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) HBase
6 1 (0.69%) MySQL
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) NUnit
2 2 (1.39%) Subversion
3 1 (0.69%) JProfiler
General
1 47 (32.64%) Finance
2 44 (30.56%) Banking
3 14 (9.72%) Retail
4 12 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.17%) Law
6 4 (2.78%) Billing
7 3 (2.08%) German Language
8 1 (0.69%) Front Office
8 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.11%) .NET
2 14 (9.72%) JPA
3 11 (7.64%) Apache CXF
4 10 (6.94%) Hibernate
4 10 (6.94%) JSF
5 9 (6.25%) Drools
6 8 (5.56%) Web Services
7 7 (4.86%) Middleware
8 6 (4.17%) RichFaces
8 6 (4.17%) XML
9 5 (3.47%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.47%) Java EE
10 4 (2.78%) HTML
10 4 (2.78%) XSLT
11 3 (2.08%) Itk
11 3 (2.08%) XSL
12 2 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (1.39%) Swing
12 2 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Private Cloud
2 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (3.47%) iPad
3 5 (3.47%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.78%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.78%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) BYOD
7 1 (0.69%) CMDB
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.69%) User Experience
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.94%) Windows
2 6 (4.17%) AIX
2 6 (4.17%) Unix
3 4 (2.78%) Solaris
4 3 (2.08%) Linux
5 1 (0.69%) HPUX
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.39%) SOA
2 36 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 26 (18.06%) Matrix Organization
3 26 (18.06%) Network Design
3 26 (18.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 23 (15.97%) Data Modelling
5 20 (13.89%) Office Automation
6 18 (12.50%) OO
6 18 (12.50%) UML
7 17 (11.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (9.03%) Logical Data Model
8 13 (9.03%) Use Case
9 12 (8.33%) Data Architecture
9 12 (8.33%) Migration
9 12 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.64%) ETL
10 11 (7.64%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (7.64%) Zachman Framework
11 10 (6.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.28%) Java
2 7 (4.86%) C#
3 6 (4.17%) C++
3 6 (4.17%) SQL
4 5 (3.47%) COBOL
4 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.08%) C
6 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.39%) VBA
7 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.69%) Tcl
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) VB6
7 1 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.06%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) COBIT
1 4 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.47%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) KVM
4 1 (0.69%) NFS
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.69%) SRDF
4 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (20.83%) Oracle
2 21 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.72%) IBM
4 7 (4.86%) Sitecore
4 7 (4.86%) VMware
5 6 (4.17%) Teradata
6 5 (3.47%) CA
6 5 (3.47%) Citrix
6 5 (3.47%) HP
7 3 (2.08%) Sybase
7 3 (2.08%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco
8 2 (1.39%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.39%) Siemens
8 2 (1.39%) Tableau
9 1 (0.69%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.69%) EMC
9 1 (0.69%) Informatica
9 1 (0.69%) Intel
9 1 (0.69%) NetApp