Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 24 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 167 182 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.41% 6.25% 7.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 6.50% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 121 79
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £406 £423
90th Percentile £710 £690 £663
Scotland median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £57.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -58.26% +79.69% +21.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,471 2,800 1,703
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 96.09% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,300 1,664 1,056
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £248
90th Percentile £575 £555 £538
Scotland median daily rate £405 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +3.85% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 36
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.61 £13.80
90th Percentile £44.93 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% +11.43% -16.67%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Edinburgh

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Edinburgh

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Edinburgh

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 62 (37.13%) Finance
2 52 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (22.16%) Banking
4 36 (21.56%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (14.37%) Scrum
6 23 (13.77%) Java
7 22 (13.17%) Technical Architecture
8 21 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (11.98%) Ansible
10 19 (11.38%) Data Modelling
11 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
12 16 (9.58%) Software Engineering
12 16 (9.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (8.98%) TOGAF
13 15 (8.98%) Python
13 15 (8.98%) Kanban
13 15 (8.98%) REST
13 15 (8.98%) IaaS
14 14 (8.38%) Puppet
15 13 (7.78%) PaaS
15 13 (7.78%) Office 365
15 13 (7.78%) Domain-Driven Design
15 13 (7.78%) Firewall
15 13 (7.78%) Migration
15 13 (7.78%) Microservices
16 12 (7.19%) Kubernetes
16 12 (7.19%) Windows
16 12 (7.19%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (7.19%) SaaS

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 7 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.40%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.80%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.80%) IIS
4 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.56%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.98%) IaaS
4 13 (7.78%) Office 365
4 13 (7.78%) PaaS
5 12 (7.19%) SaaS
6 11 (6.59%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.80%) Datadog
9 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.60%) GitHub
10 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.78%) Firewall
2 5 (2.99%) Network Security
3 4 (2.40%) SAN
3 4 (2.40%) VPN
4 3 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.80%) DMZ
4 3 (1.80%) LAN
4 3 (1.80%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.80%) WAN
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.20%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.20%) Skype
6 1 (0.60%) DHCP
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.59%) RDBMS
2 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.40%) Big Data
3 4 (2.40%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.20%) OLAP
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.60%) DataStage
5 1 (0.60%) DataStax
5 1 (0.60%) HBase
5 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.60%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.40%) Selenium
2 3 (1.80%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.80%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.80%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.80%) IBM UrbanCode
2 3 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.80%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.80%) Zephyr
3 2 (1.20%) NUnit
3 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.60%) Gradle
4 1 (0.60%) Hudson
4 1 (0.60%) JIRA
4 1 (0.60%) JUnit
4 1 (0.60%) Maven
4 1 (0.60%) Protractor
General
1 62 (37.13%) Finance
2 37 (22.16%) Banking
3 7 (4.19%) Law
4 6 (3.59%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.98%) REST
2 8 (4.79%) Web Services
3 7 (4.19%) .NET
4 6 (3.59%) Middleware
5 4 (2.40%) Java EE
5 4 (2.40%) SOAP
6 3 (1.80%) JSON
7 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.20%) CSS
7 2 (1.20%) CSS3
7 2 (1.20%) HTML
7 2 (1.20%) HTML5
7 2 (1.20%) jQuery
7 2 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.20%) React
7 2 (1.20%) XML
8 1 (0.60%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.19%) User Experience
2 6 (3.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.40%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.80%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) AS400
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.60%) Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.60%) iSeries
6 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Windows
2 8 (4.79%) Linux
3 7 (4.19%) Unix
4 5 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.40%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.40%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.80%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.37%) Scrum
3 22 (13.17%) Technical Architecture
4 20 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (11.38%) Data Modelling
6 16 (9.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (9.58%) Software Engineering
7 15 (8.98%) Kanban
7 15 (8.98%) TOGAF
8 13 (7.78%) Domain-Driven Design
8 13 (7.78%) Microservices
8 13 (7.78%) Migration
9 11 (6.59%) Logical Data Model
10 10 (5.99%) DevOps
10 10 (5.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 10 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
10 10 (5.99%) Network Design
10 10 (5.99%) Physical Data Model
11 9 (5.39%) ETL
11 9 (5.39%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.77%) Java
2 15 (8.98%) Python
3 7 (4.19%) C#
4 6 (3.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.59%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.59%) SQL
5 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.60%) C
7 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (4.79%) CISSP
2 4 (2.40%) CCIE
2 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.20%) PSD2
4 2 (1.20%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) Docker
2 7 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.99%) XenApp
4 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.80%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (11.98%) Ansible
2 14 (8.38%) Puppet
3 12 (7.19%) Kubernetes
3 12 (7.19%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.99%) Terraform
5 3 (1.80%) Nagios
5 3 (1.80%) SCCM
6 2 (1.20%) Control-M
7 1 (0.60%) Kibana
7 1 (0.60%) logstash
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.99%) VMware
3 6 (3.59%) Cisco
3 6 (3.59%) Citrix
3 6 (3.59%) Splunk
4 5 (2.99%) CheckPoint
4 5 (2.99%) IBM
4 5 (2.99%) Oracle
5 4 (2.40%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.80%) Ab Initio
6 3 (1.80%) Micro Focus
6 3 (1.80%) New Relic
6 3 (1.80%) UiPath
7 2 (1.20%) Automation Anywhere
7 2 (1.20%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.20%) EMC
7 2 (1.20%) Informatica
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.20%) Sophos
7 2 (1.20%) Varonis