Period
to 20 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 89 166 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.72% 6.43% 6.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 6.81% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 78 122
Edinburgh median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £461 £435 £410
90th Percentile £775 £699 £674
Scotland median daily rate £525 £525 £509
% change year-on-year - +3.19% +7.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -58.26% +79.69%

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 1,780 2,437 2,883
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 94.46% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1,293 1,724
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £218 £245 £269
90th Percentile £575 £575 £568
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 23
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +19.05% +7.69%
10th Percentile £16.72 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.63 £47.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +25.87%

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 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 34 (38.20%) Public Sector
2 33 (37.08%) Finance
3 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (19.10%) AWS
5 16 (17.98%) SaaS
6 15 (16.85%) PaaS
7 14 (15.73%) Migration
7 14 (15.73%) IaaS
8 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
9 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.36%) Azure
10 10 (11.24%) Office 365
10 10 (11.24%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (11.24%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (10.11%) Banking
11 9 (10.11%) Network Security
11 9 (10.11%) Investment Management
11 9 (10.11%) Data Protection
11 9 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (8.99%) Technical Leadership
12 8 (8.99%) Architecture Roadmap
12 8 (8.99%) Information Security
13 7 (7.87%) Citrix
13 7 (7.87%) Windows
13 7 (7.87%) Skype
13 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
14 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (6.74%) Cryptography
14 6 (6.74%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (6.74%) Data Architecture

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 (7.87%) Skype for Business
2 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.10%) AWS
2 16 (17.98%) SaaS
3 15 (16.85%) PaaS
4 14 (15.73%) IaaS
5 11 (12.36%) Azure
6 10 (11.24%) Office 365
7 5 (5.62%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.12%) AWS Step Functions
9 1 (1.12%) GCP
9 1 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Network Security
2 7 (7.87%) Skype
3 2 (2.25%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) SSL
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
4 1 (1.12%) WAN
4 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.49%) Big Data
3 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.25%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.25%) Impala
4 2 (2.25%) MarkLogic
4 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.12%) GIS
5 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.12%) Grunt
1 1 (1.12%) Subversion
1 1 (1.12%) webpack
General
1 34 (38.20%) Public Sector
2 33 (37.08%) Finance
3 9 (10.11%) Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Billing
4 4 (4.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) Middleware
2 3 (3.37%) REST
3 2 (2.25%) .NET
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) HTML5
3 2 (2.25%) Kafka
3 2 (2.25%) Node.js
4 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.12%) CSS
4 1 (1.12%) Java EE
4 1 (1.12%) jQuery
4 1 (1.12%) LDAP
4 1 (1.12%) OAuth
4 1 (1.12%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.12%) React
4 1 (1.12%) Redux
4 1 (1.12%) Sass
4 1 (1.12%) SOAP
4 1 (1.12%) Spring
4 1 (1.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.25%) User Experience
3 1 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.12%) PKI
3 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.12%) Replication
3 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.12%) AIX
3 1 (1.12%) Android
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) Unix
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.73%) Migration
3 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (11.24%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (11.24%) Identity Access Management
5 9 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (10.11%) Data Protection
5 9 (10.11%) Investment Management
6 8 (8.99%) Architecture Roadmap
6 8 (8.99%) Information Security
6 8 (8.99%) Technical Leadership
7 6 (6.74%) Cryptography
7 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.74%) Data Architecture
7 6 (6.74%) Security Architecture
7 6 (6.74%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (5.62%) Architectural Design
8 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.62%) DevOps
8 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) Java
2 2 (2.25%) XQuery
3 1 (1.12%) C
3 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.12%) Python
3 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) CCNA
2 1 (1.12%) CCNP
2 1 (1.12%) MCSE
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) PMO
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) WAI
2 1 (1.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
2 1 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (1.12%) HDFS
2 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.12%) XenApp
2 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) Control-M
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.12%) Oozie
2 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Citrix
3 4 (4.49%) Intapp
4 3 (3.37%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.25%) Charles River
5 2 (2.25%) IBM
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle
5 2 (2.25%) Talend
5 2 (2.25%) Teradata
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco
6 1 (1.12%) ESET
6 1 (1.12%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.12%) Sophos
6 1 (1.12%) VMware