Period
to 18 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 18 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 200 211 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.50% 7.03% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.99% 7.33% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 110 62
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £490 £425 £378
90th Percentile £688 £638 £625
Scotland median daily rate £550 £525 £488
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £67.50 -
% change year-on-year -36.30% - -

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 2,225 2,879 2,152
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.56% 95.93% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 1,640 1,311
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £263 £245
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £14.68 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.21% -20.65% +16.98%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.28 £12.55
90th Percentile £41.30 £39.05 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £21.92 £16.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +34.88% -35.00% +19.05%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 88 (44.00%) Finance
2 54 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (21.50%) Banking
4 41 (20.50%) Firewall
5 36 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (15.00%) Security Architecture
7 28 (14.00%) Migration
8 27 (13.50%) Public Cloud
9 25 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 24 (12.00%) Network Security
10 24 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 20 (10.00%) DevOps
12 19 (9.50%) Microsoft
12 19 (9.50%) CheckPoint
12 19 (9.50%) TOGAF
13 18 (9.00%) Relational Database
14 17 (8.50%) Java
15 15 (7.50%) Asset Management
15 15 (7.50%) RDBMS
15 15 (7.50%) Mentoring
16 14 (7.00%) Citrix
16 14 (7.00%) SQL
16 14 (7.00%) Windows
16 14 (7.00%) Kanban
16 14 (7.00%) PaaS
16 14 (7.00%) Office 365
17 13 (6.50%) Data Modelling
17 13 (6.50%) .NET
17 13 (6.50%) Oracle

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 10 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.50%) CMS
3 3 (1.50%) Confluence
4 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.00%) Camunda
4 2 (1.00%) JBoss
4 2 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) FileNet
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Workday HCM
2 2 (1.00%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (7.00%) Office 365
3 14 (7.00%) PaaS
4 10 (5.00%) Serverless
5 9 (4.50%) OpenShift
6 8 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (4.00%) SaaS
7 5 (2.50%) IaaS
8 4 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.50%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.50%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.50%) Firewall
2 24 (12.00%) Network Security
3 13 (6.50%) SAN
4 11 (5.50%) Skype
5 9 (4.50%) DMZ
6 6 (3.00%) Internet
7 5 (2.50%) DHCP
7 5 (2.50%) VPN
8 3 (1.50%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (1.50%) DNS
8 3 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.50%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.50%) LAN
8 3 (1.50%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.50%) WAN
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.50%) MPLS
10 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.00%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.50%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.50%) Data Lake
4 7 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.00%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.00%) Big Data
6 4 (2.00%) Impala
7 3 (1.50%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.50%) Power BI
8 2 (1.00%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.50%) GIS
9 1 (0.50%) HBase
9 1 (0.50%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) Maven
3 1 (0.50%) Arquillian
3 1 (0.50%) CF BOSH
3 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.50%) JUnit
3 1 (0.50%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 88 (44.00%) Finance
2 43 (21.50%) Banking
3 7 (3.50%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.50%) Marketing
5 4 (2.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Front Office
6 1 (0.50%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) .NET
2 11 (5.50%) Middleware
3 7 (3.50%) REST
3 7 (3.50%) Web Services
4 4 (2.00%) Java EE
5 3 (1.50%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.50%) Spring
6 2 (1.00%) JSON
6 2 (1.00%) Kafka
6 2 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.00%) React
6 2 (1.00%) SOAP
6 2 (1.00%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.50%) JSF
7 1 (0.50%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.50%) Public Cloud
2 11 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.50%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.50%) User Experience
4 5 (2.50%) PKI
4 5 (2.50%) SCADA
5 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.50%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.50%) Smart Energy
6 3 (1.50%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.00%) Clustering
7 2 (1.00%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.00%) DataPower
7 2 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.00%) Windows
2 12 (6.00%) Linux
3 5 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.50%) AIX
4 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.50%) Solaris
5 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.00%) Security Architecture
3 28 (14.00%) Migration
4 24 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (10.00%) DevOps
6 19 (9.50%) TOGAF
7 15 (7.50%) Asset Management
7 15 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 14 (7.00%) Kanban
9 13 (6.50%) Data Modelling
10 12 (6.00%) Architectural Design
10 12 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (6.00%) Scrum
10 12 (6.00%) Technical Leadership
11 11 (5.50%) OWASP
11 11 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (5.50%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (4.50%) Coaching
13 9 (4.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.50%) Java
2 14 (7.00%) SQL
3 12 (6.00%) Python
4 7 (3.50%) C#
5 6 (3.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.50%) C
6 5 (2.50%) C++
6 5 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.00%) XPath
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.50%) R
8 1 (0.50%) Scala
8 1 (0.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (5.50%) CISSP
2 8 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (2.50%) CCIE
3 5 (2.50%) Degree
4 3 (1.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.00%) CCNA
5 2 (1.00%) CCNP
5 2 (1.00%) SANS
5 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.50%) CCSA
6 1 (0.50%) CCSE
6 1 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.50%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (4.00%) RMADS
3 5 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 5 (2.50%) NCSC
4 3 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.00%) PSD2
6 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.50%) XenApp
3 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.50%) Docker
5 2 (1.00%) Firmware
5 2 (1.00%) HDFS
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.00%) vCloud
5 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.00%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 4 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.50%) Ansible
2 3 (1.50%) SCCM
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.00%) Oozie
3 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.00%) Puppet
3 2 (1.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.50%) Control-M
4 1 (0.50%) Rancher
4 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (9.50%) CheckPoint
1 19 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.00%) Citrix
3 13 (6.50%) Oracle
4 12 (6.00%) Cisco
5 10 (5.00%) Palo Alto
6 8 (4.00%) IBM
7 6 (3.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.00%) VMware
8 4 (2.00%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.50%) Axway
9 3 (1.50%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.50%) Pega
9 3 (1.50%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.50%) Splunk
9 3 (1.50%) Teradata
9 3 (1.50%) Workday
10 2 (1.00%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.00%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (1.00%) Varonis