Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 17 12
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 160 160 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.43% 8.04% 8.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.67% 8.33% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 83 114
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -0.52%
10th Percentile £400 £425 £388
90th Percentile £725 £653 £600
Scotland median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £32.00 -

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 2821 1920 3033
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.53% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1145 1553
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +6.90% -0.68% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.86 £22.50 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.07% +18.30% +20.61%
10th Percentile £10.53 £13.43 £10.66
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -19.05% +20.00%

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 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 62 (38.75%) Finance
2 38 (23.75%) Banking
3 23 (14.38%) Oracle
4 21 (13.13%) Technical Architecture
5 20 (12.50%) Migration
6 19 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (11.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 18 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (10.63%) TOGAF
8 17 (10.63%) Java
9 16 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 16 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
10 15 (9.38%) UML
11 14 (8.75%) Windows
11 14 (8.75%) Microsoft
11 14 (8.75%) Retail Banking
12 13 (8.13%) SQL Server
12 13 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (7.50%) SOA
13 12 (7.50%) SharePoint
13 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (6.88%) Data Migration
14 11 (6.88%) Unix
15 10 (6.25%) ETL
15 10 (6.25%) Hadoop
15 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (6.25%) Windows Server
16 9 (5.63%) Use Case
16 9 (5.63%) Teradata

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 12 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.50%) SAS
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) PowerExchange
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.13%) Office 365
4 3 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.25%) PaaS
5 2 (1.25%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (0.63%) DNS
2 1 (0.63%) LDAP
2 1 (0.63%) Network Security
2 1 (0.63%) OpenVPN
2 1 (0.63%) SAN
2 1 (0.63%) Skype
2 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.25%) Power BI
6 2 (1.25%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.25%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.63%) DTS
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) HBase
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) ERwin
1 4 (2.50%) Gradle
1 4 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.50%) Maven
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) NUnit
2 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (38.75%) Finance
2 38 (23.75%) Banking
3 14 (8.75%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Front Office
4 4 (2.50%) Law
5 3 (1.88%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) Middleware
2 8 (5.00%) Hibernate
2 8 (5.00%) Web Services
3 7 (4.38%) Apache CXF
3 7 (4.38%) JPA
3 7 (4.38%) JSF
4 6 (3.75%) Apache OpenJPA
4 6 (3.75%) RichFaces
5 5 (3.13%) .NET
6 3 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.25%) jQuery
7 2 (1.25%) Kafka
7 2 (1.25%) OAuth
7 2 (1.25%) OpenID
7 2 (1.25%) SAML
8 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.63%) CSS
8 1 (0.63%) HTML
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.25%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.63%) Fintech
5 1 (0.63%) PKI
5 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.63%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.75%) Windows
2 11 (6.88%) Unix
3 10 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.38%) Linux
5 2 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.13%) Technical Architecture
2 20 (12.50%) Migration
3 19 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (11.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (10.63%) TOGAF
6 16 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
6 16 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 15 (9.38%) UML
8 12 (7.50%) SOA
9 11 (6.88%) Data Migration
10 10 (6.25%) ETL
11 9 (5.63%) OO
11 9 (5.63%) Use Case
12 8 (5.00%) Data Architecture
12 8 (5.00%) Forensic Analysis
13 7 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (4.38%) Domain Models
13 7 (4.38%) OOA/OOD
14 6 (3.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.63%) Java
2 6 (3.75%) Python
2 6 (3.75%) SQL
3 5 (3.13%) Ruby
4 4 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.88%) C#
5 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.25%) Degree
2 2 (1.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (0.63%) CISSP
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.75%) MiFID
3 5 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.50%) GDPR
5 2 (1.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.63%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.63%) EMIR
6 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (14.38%) Oracle
2 14 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.63%) Teradata
4 7 (4.38%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.75%) Charles River
5 6 (3.75%) NetApp
6 5 (3.13%) Cloudera
6 5 (3.13%) Hyperion
6 5 (3.13%) VMware
7 3 (1.88%) Google
7 3 (1.88%) IBM
8 2 (1.25%) Informatica
8 2 (1.25%) Netezza
8 2 (1.25%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix
9 1 (0.63%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.63%) Northgate
9 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow