Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 33 14
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 213 105 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.36% 5.04% 9.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.67% 5.26% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 62 164
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £421 £413 £413
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
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 - £32.50

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 2,777 1,996 2,763
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 95.87% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,636 1,224 1,511
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £235 £270
90th Percentile £556 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 18
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.25 £20.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +31.20% -20.93%
10th Percentile £10.28 £12.75 £10.93
90th Percentile £44.45 £52.09 £45.25
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -25.84% +1.14% +6.33%

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 June 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 June 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 84 (39.44%) Finance
2 55 (25.82%) Java
3 52 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (18.78%) Banking
5 36 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (14.55%) Data Modelling
6 31 (14.55%) TOGAF
7 30 (14.08%) Oracle
8 29 (13.62%) Microsoft
9 26 (12.21%) SOA
9 26 (12.21%) Information Security
10 22 (10.33%) Data Architecture
10 22 (10.33%) Mentoring
11 21 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (9.39%) Data Integration
12 20 (9.39%) Migration
13 18 (8.45%) ETL
13 18 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (7.98%) Hibernate
15 16 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (7.51%) OO
15 16 (7.51%) UML
16 15 (7.04%) Asset Management
16 15 (7.04%) Scrum
17 14 (6.57%) Middleware
17 14 (6.57%) Charles River
17 14 (6.57%) Office 365
17 14 (6.57%) DevOps
17 14 (6.57%) Microservices

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 13 (6.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (3.29%) JBoss
2 7 (3.29%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.82%) Confluence
4 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.94%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.63%) thinkFolio
2 8 (3.76%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.94%) HFM
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.57%) Office 365
3 6 (2.82%) IaaS
4 5 (2.35%) SaaS
5 4 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.88%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.88%) PaaS
6 2 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.47%) Boomi
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.82%) Firewall
2 5 (2.35%) DHCP
2 5 (2.35%) Skype
2 5 (2.35%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.94%) DNS
3 2 (0.94%) Internet
3 2 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.94%) SAN
3 2 (0.94%) WAN
4 1 (0.47%) BGP
4 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.47%) HTTP
4 1 (0.47%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.47%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) MPLS
4 1 (0.47%) Network Security
4 1 (0.47%) OSPF
4 1 (0.47%) VoIP
4 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.57%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.10%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.76%) Big Data
5 8 (3.76%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.88%) GIS
8 2 (0.94%) Power BI
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) MS Access
9 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.29%) JIRA
3 4 (1.88%) Maven
4 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.41%) Gradle
5 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.47%) Ant
6 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.47%) FishEye
6 1 (0.47%) Protractor
6 1 (0.47%) Selenium
6 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 84 (39.44%) Finance
2 40 (18.78%) Banking
3 8 (3.76%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.29%) Front Office
5 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.94%) Billing
6 2 (0.94%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.98%) Hibernate
2 14 (6.57%) Middleware
3 11 (5.16%) .NET
3 11 (5.16%) JPA
3 11 (5.16%) Web Services
4 9 (4.23%) Apache CXF
5 8 (3.76%) Node.js
5 8 (3.76%) REST
5 8 (3.76%) SOAP
6 7 (3.29%) Kafka
6 7 (3.29%) Spring
7 6 (2.82%) JSF
7 6 (2.82%) React
7 6 (2.82%) Redux
7 6 (2.82%) Spring Boot
8 5 (2.35%) Apache OpenJPA
8 5 (2.35%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.88%) J2EE
10 3 (1.41%) Drools
10 3 (1.41%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.76%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.82%) iPad
4 5 (2.35%) Clustering
4 5 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.88%) EMV
5 4 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.41%) Fintech
6 3 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.47%) CESG
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.47%) DataPower
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) PKI
7 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.63%) Windows
2 10 (4.69%) Linux
3 7 (3.29%) Unix
4 6 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.88%) Android
5 4 (1.88%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.94%) AIX
6 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.94%) zOS
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (14.55%) Data Modelling
3 31 (14.55%) TOGAF
4 26 (12.21%) Information Security
4 26 (12.21%) SOA
5 22 (10.33%) Data Architecture
5 22 (10.33%) Mentoring
6 20 (9.39%) Data Integration
6 20 (9.39%) Migration
7 18 (8.45%) ETL
8 16 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (7.51%) OO
8 16 (7.51%) UML
9 15 (7.04%) Asset Management
9 15 (7.04%) Scrum
10 14 (6.57%) DevOps
10 14 (6.57%) Microservices
11 12 (5.63%) Waterfall
12 11 (5.16%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.82%) Java
2 9 (4.23%) Python
3 5 (2.35%) Java 8
3 5 (2.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.35%) SQL
4 4 (1.88%) Ruby
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) PHP
5 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.47%) R
5 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.69%) CISSP
2 6 (2.82%) Degree
3 4 (1.88%) CEH
3 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (1.41%) CISA
4 3 (1.41%) CISM
4 3 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) CCDP
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) CISMP
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.88%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) GDPR
3 2 (0.94%) MiFID
4 1 (0.47%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.82%) XenApp
3 5 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (2.35%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (5.63%) Ansible
2 6 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.82%) Puppet
3 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (2.35%) SCCM
4 2 (0.94%) CASB
5 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.47%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 30 (14.08%) Oracle
2 29 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.57%) Charles River
4 11 (5.16%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.69%) Bloomberg
5 10 (4.69%) CODA
6 8 (3.76%) Ab Initio
6 8 (3.76%) IBM
7 7 (3.29%) Hyperion
8 5 (2.35%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.88%) Cisco
9 4 (1.88%) FactSet
9 4 (1.88%) Splunk
10 3 (1.41%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.41%) Informatica
10 3 (1.41%) SAP
10 3 (1.41%) VMware
11 2 (0.94%) CA
11 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.94%) Symantec