Period
to 27 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 30 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 69 97 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.35% 5.15% 6.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.82% 5.43% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 51 73
Median daily rate £563 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +6.98% +2.38%
10th Percentile £425 £460 £432
90th Percentile £738 £775 £718
Scotland median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £67.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £67.50 - £24.00

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 1,011 1,785 2,411
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 917 1,297
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £230 £225 £263
90th Percentile £541 £580 £575
Scotland median daily rate £413 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 36
Median hourly rate £53.75 £18.77 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.44% -11.69% +33.98%
10th Percentile £22.53 £16.62 £11.35
90th Percentile £67.50 £52.40 £46.63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +2.78% -5.26%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Edinburgh

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Architect in Edinburgh

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 30 (43.48%) Public Sector
2 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (27.54%) Azure
4 18 (26.09%) Microservices
5 17 (24.64%) Finance
5 17 (24.64%) Migration
6 14 (20.29%) Java
7 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
8 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.04%) AWS
9 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
9 8 (11.59%) Banking
10 7 (10.14%) SOA
10 7 (10.14%) Web Services
10 7 (10.14%) Firewall
10 7 (10.14%) High Availability
10 7 (10.14%) PaaS
11 6 (8.70%) Amazon S3
11 6 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (8.70%) Serverless
11 6 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (8.70%) SAP
11 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.70%) VMware
12 5 (7.25%) Spring
12 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (7.25%) SOAP
12 5 (7.25%) Windows
12 5 (7.25%) Oracle
12 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling

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 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (2.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.54%) Azure
2 9 (13.04%) AWS
3 7 (10.14%) PaaS
4 6 (8.70%) Amazon S3
4 6 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (8.70%) Serverless
5 5 (7.25%) iPaaS
6 4 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (5.80%) IaaS
6 4 (5.80%) OpenShift
6 4 (5.80%) SaaS
7 3 (4.35%) GitHub
8 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) Firewall
2 4 (5.80%) LAN
2 4 (5.80%) NAS
2 4 (5.80%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (5.80%) SAN
2 4 (5.80%) WAN
3 2 (2.90%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) BGP
4 1 (1.45%) DHCP
4 1 (1.45%) DNS
4 1 (1.45%) OSPF
4 1 (1.45%) Skype
4 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon Aurora
1 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.90%) Essbase
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Smart View
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.45%) Cypress.io
4 1 (1.45%) GitLab
4 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 30 (43.48%) Public Sector
2 17 (24.64%) Finance
3 8 (11.59%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.35%) Electronics
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.35%) Marketing
5 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.90%) Billing
6 2 (2.90%) Retail
7 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.45%) Fire and Rescue
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) Web Services
2 5 (7.25%) SOAP
2 5 (7.25%) Spring
2 5 (7.25%) Spring Boot
3 4 (5.80%) .NET
4 3 (4.35%) J2EE
4 3 (4.35%) Java EE
4 3 (4.35%) Middleware
4 3 (4.35%) React
4 3 (4.35%) Struts
5 2 (2.90%) Lambda Expressions
5 2 (2.90%) OAuth
5 2 (2.90%) OpenID
5 2 (2.90%) REST
5 2 (2.90%) SAML
6 1 (1.45%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.35%) Mainframe
1 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (2.90%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Unix
2 3 (4.35%) VME
3 2 (2.90%) Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) Microservices
3 17 (24.64%) Migration
4 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.14%) High Availability
6 7 (10.14%) SOA
7 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (7.25%) Data Migration
8 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (7.25%) Metadata Management
8 5 (7.25%) Project Delivery
8 5 (7.25%) Service Design
8 5 (7.25%) Strategic Thinking
8 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.80%) Data Architecture
9 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.80%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) Java
2 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.90%) Python
2 2 (2.90%) TypeScript
3 1 (1.45%) C
3 1 (1.45%) C#
3 1 (1.45%) C++
3 1 (1.45%) Java 8
3 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) CCNP
1 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.90%) CISSP
2 1 (1.45%) CCIE
2 1 (1.45%) CEH
2 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.80%) Docker
2 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) SCOM
2 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) SAP
2 6 (8.70%) VMware
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) Pega
4 3 (4.35%) Remedy
5 2 (2.90%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.90%) Sparx
6 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) Juniper
6 1 (1.45%) McAfee
6 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.45%) Teradata