Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 36 15
Rank change year-on-year +19 -21 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 225 125 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.66% 4.67% 8.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.02% 4.84% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 69 100
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £425 £361 £425
90th Percentile £651 £638 £575
Scotland median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £67.50 - £19.50

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 2,805 2,585 2,312
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 96.49% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 1,509 1,336
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.56 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.14% -10.46%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £11.51
90th Percentile £43.85 £42.55 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -3.61%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 75 (33.33%) Finance
2 67 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.22%) Java
4 41 (18.22%) Banking
5 39 (17.33%) Scrum
6 35 (15.56%) Microservices
7 29 (12.89%) Software Engineering
7 29 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
8 28 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 25 (11.11%) Kanban
10 24 (10.67%) Python
11 22 (9.78%) Technical Architecture
11 22 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (8.89%) SaaS
13 19 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (8.44%) Software Architecture
13 19 (8.44%) REST
14 18 (8.00%) Office 365
14 18 (8.00%) Ansible
15 17 (7.56%) Migration
15 17 (7.56%) Windows
15 17 (7.56%) OO
16 16 (7.11%) TOGAF
16 16 (7.11%) Domain-Driven Design
16 16 (7.11%) RESTful
16 16 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
16 16 (7.11%) Puppet
17 15 (6.67%) Data Modelling
18 14 (6.22%) VMware

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 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.78%) JBoss
3 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.89%) Confluence
4 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.22%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.78%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.89%) HFM
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (8.89%) SaaS
4 18 (8.00%) Office 365
5 12 (5.33%) IaaS
6 8 (3.56%) OpenShift
6 8 (3.56%) PaaS
7 6 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.78%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.33%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.89%) Route 53
11 1 (0.44%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.44%) Amazon SageMaker
11 1 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.78%) Firewall
2 5 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (2.22%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.78%) DHCP
4 3 (1.33%) Skype
5 2 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.89%) Network Security
5 2 (0.89%) SAN
5 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.44%) HTTP
6 1 (0.44%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.44%) LAN
6 1 (0.44%) MPLS
6 1 (0.44%) VoIP
6 1 (0.44%) WAN
6 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.78%) Big Data
2 4 (1.78%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.33%) GIS
3 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) DataStax
5 1 (0.44%) HBase
5 1 (0.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.89%) JIRA
2 2 (0.89%) NUnit
2 2 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) Hudson
3 1 (0.44%) Protractor
3 1 (0.44%) Selenium
3 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 75 (33.33%) Finance
2 41 (18.22%) Banking
3 9 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.78%) Front Office
5 3 (1.33%) Law
5 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.33%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) Billing
6 2 (0.89%) Electronics
6 2 (0.89%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.89%) Retail
6 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.44%) REST
2 16 (7.11%) RESTful
3 10 (4.44%) Web Services
4 9 (4.00%) .NET
5 8 (3.56%) JSON
6 7 (3.11%) Java EE
7 6 (2.67%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.67%) JPA
7 6 (2.67%) SOAP
8 5 (2.22%) CSS
8 5 (2.22%) HTML
8 5 (2.22%) Middleware
9 4 (1.78%) Apache CXF
10 3 (1.33%) Apache OpenJPA
10 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.33%) jQuery
10 3 (1.33%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (1.33%) XML
11 2 (0.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 9 (4.00%) User Experience
2 6 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.78%) Clustering
3 4 (1.78%) EMV
3 4 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.33%) DataPower
4 3 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.89%) Cyberattack
5 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.44%) CESG
6 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.44%) PKI
6 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.56%) Windows
2 9 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (3.11%) Linux
3 7 (3.11%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.78%) Android
4 4 (1.78%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.89%) Unix
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.33%) Scrum
3 35 (15.56%) Microservices
4 29 (12.89%) Software Engineering
5 28 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (11.11%) Kanban
7 22 (9.78%) Technical Architecture
8 19 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (8.44%) Software Architecture
9 17 (7.56%) Migration
9 17 (7.56%) OO
10 16 (7.11%) Domain-Driven Design
10 16 (7.11%) TOGAF
11 15 (6.67%) Data Modelling
12 14 (6.22%) Test Automation
13 13 (5.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 13 (5.78%) Information Security
14 12 (5.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (5.33%) SOA
15 11 (4.89%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.22%) Java
2 24 (10.67%) Python
3 13 (5.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.67%) SQL
6 3 (1.33%) C#
6 3 (1.33%) Java 8
7 2 (0.89%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) PHP
8 1 (0.44%) R
8 1 (0.44%) Ruby
8 1 (0.44%) Scala
8 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (5.78%) CISSP
2 7 (3.11%) Degree
3 4 (1.78%) CEH
4 2 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (0.89%) CISA
4 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.89%) CISM
4 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) CISMP
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.44%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.33%) QA
3 2 (0.89%) GDPR
3 2 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (4.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.67%) XenApp
3 5 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.22%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.78%) Docker
4 4 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.89%) vSphere
7 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (8.00%) Ansible
2 16 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (7.11%) Puppet
3 9 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.11%) SCCM
5 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.89%) CASB
7 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.22%) VMware
3 13 (5.78%) Oracle
4 7 (3.11%) Cisco
4 7 (3.11%) IBM
5 6 (2.67%) Charles River
5 6 (2.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.78%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.78%) CA
6 4 (1.78%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.78%) Citrix
6 4 (1.78%) CODA
6 4 (1.78%) SAP
6 4 (1.78%) Splunk
7 3 (1.33%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.33%) UiPath
8 2 (0.89%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.89%) Concur
8 2 (0.89%) Pega
8 2 (0.89%) Sitecore