Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 35 17
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 215 136 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.40% 4.63% 8.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.76% 4.83% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 84 83
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £421
90th Percentile £703 £721 £600
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 £51.25 - £32.00

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 2,771 2,816 2,044
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 95.81% 96.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,424 1,654 1,185
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £385 £360
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 34
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.68 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -15.54% -1.25%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £11.54
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.75 £50.91
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £16.16
% change year-on-year -13.41% +25.08% -28.19%

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 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 78 (36.28%) Finance
2 67 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (17.21%) Banking
4 35 (16.28%) Scrum
5 32 (14.88%) Java
5 32 (14.88%) Microservices
6 31 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (13.02%) Technical Architecture
8 25 (11.63%) Software Engineering
8 25 (11.63%) SaaS
8 25 (11.63%) Kanban
9 22 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (9.77%) Python
10 21 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (8.84%) Software Architecture
12 19 (8.84%) Microsoft
12 19 (8.84%) REST
13 18 (8.37%) Migration
14 17 (7.91%) Data Modelling
14 17 (7.91%) Ansible
15 16 (7.44%) IaaS
15 16 (7.44%) Domain-Driven Design
15 16 (7.44%) RESTful
15 16 (7.44%) TOGAF
16 15 (6.98%) Windows
17 14 (6.51%) Test Automation
17 14 (6.51%) PaaS
17 14 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
17 14 (6.51%) Puppet

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 8 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.79%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.47%) Apache
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.93%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (11.63%) SaaS
3 21 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (7.44%) IaaS
5 14 (6.51%) PaaS
6 13 (6.05%) Office 365
7 9 (4.19%) OpenShift
8 5 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.93%) Route 53
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon SageMaker
11 1 (0.47%) Datadog
11 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.12%) Firewall
2 5 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.40%) Network Security
4 2 (0.93%) SAN
4 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.93%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.47%) DHCP
5 1 (0.47%) HTTP
5 1 (0.47%) Internet
5 1 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.47%) LAN
5 1 (0.47%) VoIP
5 1 (0.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.79%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.40%) Big Data
3 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.47%) DataStage
5 1 (0.47%) DataStax
5 1 (0.47%) HBase
5 1 (0.47%) MS Access
5 1 (0.47%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.93%) NUnit
2 2 (0.93%) Selenium
2 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.47%) Gradle
3 1 (0.47%) Hudson
3 1 (0.47%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) JUnit
3 1 (0.47%) Liquibase
3 1 (0.47%) Maven
3 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.47%) Protractor
3 1 (0.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 78 (36.28%) Finance
2 37 (17.21%) Banking
3 9 (4.19%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.86%) Law
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
6 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.84%) REST
2 16 (7.44%) RESTful
3 10 (4.65%) Web Services
4 9 (4.19%) .NET
5 7 (3.26%) Java EE
5 7 (3.26%) JSON
6 6 (2.79%) Middleware
6 6 (2.79%) SOAP
7 5 (2.33%) CSS
7 5 (2.33%) HTML
8 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.40%) jQuery
8 3 (1.40%) XML
9 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.93%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.93%) CSS3
9 2 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.93%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.93%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.72%) User Experience
2 7 (3.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.40%) DataPower
4 3 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) AS400
6 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.47%) Clustering
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.47%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.47%) EMV
6 1 (0.47%) Fintech
6 1 (0.47%) iSeries
6 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.98%) Windows
2 8 (3.72%) Linux
3 6 (2.79%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.79%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.86%) Unix
5 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.28%) Scrum
3 32 (14.88%) Microservices
4 28 (13.02%) Technical Architecture
5 25 (11.63%) Kanban
5 25 (11.63%) Software Engineering
6 22 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (8.84%) Software Architecture
9 18 (8.37%) Migration
10 17 (7.91%) Data Modelling
11 16 (7.44%) Domain-Driven Design
11 16 (7.44%) TOGAF
12 14 (6.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (6.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 14 (6.51%) Test Automation
13 13 (6.05%) Waterfall
14 12 (5.58%) Enterprise Architecture
15 10 (4.65%) ETL
15 10 (4.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.88%) Java
2 21 (9.77%) Python
3 12 (5.58%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.72%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.26%) SQL
6 4 (1.86%) C#
7 2 (0.93%) C
7 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) Scala
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (3.26%) CISSP
2 4 (1.86%) Degree
3 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) CEH
4 1 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.40%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) PSD2
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.79%) Docker
3 4 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.86%) XenApp
4 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.93%) vSphere
5 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (7.91%) Ansible
2 14 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (6.51%) Puppet
3 10 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.86%) SCCM
5 2 (0.93%) CASB
6 1 (0.47%) Kibana
6 1 (0.47%) logstash
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.05%) VMware
3 12 (5.58%) Oracle
4 9 (4.19%) IBM
5 6 (2.79%) Cisco
6 4 (1.86%) Citrix
6 4 (1.86%) Splunk
7 3 (1.40%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.40%) CA
7 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.40%) UiPath
8 2 (0.93%) Automation Anywhere
8 2 (0.93%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.93%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.93%) CODA
8 2 (0.93%) EMC
8 2 (0.93%) Pega
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.93%) SAP
8 2 (0.93%) Sophos