Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

Solution Architect
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 83 89
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 82 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.76% 1.68% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 1.75% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £463
90th Percentile £625 £725 £610
Scotland median daily rate £507 £525 £445
% change year-on-year -3.45% +17.98% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2,837 2,686 2,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 96.13% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,453 1,571 1,288
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £255 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 29
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.36 £11.40
90th Percentile £42.48 £36.68 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -21.35% +14.10% -2.50%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Edinburgh

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 44 (53.66%) Finance
2 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (20.73%) Java
3 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
4 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (14.63%) Banking
5 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
6 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (10.98%) Windows
7 8 (9.76%) Web Services
7 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
8 7 (8.54%) Java EE
8 7 (8.54%) JSON
8 7 (8.54%) .NET
8 7 (8.54%) OO
8 7 (8.54%) Office 365
9 6 (7.32%) OOP
9 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
9 6 (7.32%) SOA
9 6 (7.32%) Oracle
9 6 (7.32%) SOAP
9 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (7.32%) Retail Banking
10 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
10 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
10 5 (6.10%) SCCM
10 5 (6.10%) IBM
10 5 (6.10%) Scrum
10 5 (6.10%) VMware

Solutions 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 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.22%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) JBoss
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.44%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.54%) Office 365
4 3 (3.66%) SaaS
5 2 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.22%) Datadog
6 1 (1.22%) GitHub
6 1 (1.22%) IaaS
6 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
2 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.22%) Skype
2 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.22%) DataStage
2 1 (1.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.22%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.22%) Selenium
1 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.22%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (53.66%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Front Office
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) Web Services
2 7 (8.54%) .NET
2 7 (8.54%) Java EE
2 7 (8.54%) JSON
3 6 (7.32%) SOAP
4 3 (3.66%) REST
5 2 (2.44%) J2EE
5 2 (2.44%) Middleware
5 2 (2.44%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.22%) Ajax
6 1 (1.22%) Apache CXF
6 1 (1.22%) CSS
6 1 (1.22%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.22%) HTML
6 1 (1.22%) JPA
6 1 (1.22%) jQuery
6 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) EMV
2 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.66%) DataPower
2 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Fintech
4 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.22%) Robotics
4 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 10
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.88%) Android
3 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.44%) Linux
4 2 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
4 7 (8.54%) OO
5 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (7.32%) OOP
5 6 (7.32%) SOA
6 5 (6.10%) Scrum
7 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.88%) CRM
7 4 (4.88%) Data Integration
7 4 (4.88%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (4.88%) Information Security
7 4 (4.88%) Migration
7 4 (4.88%) Mobile Development
7 4 (4.88%) UML
7 4 (4.88%) Wealth Management
8 3 (3.66%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 3 (3.66%) KYC
8 3 (3.66%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) Java
2 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.44%) C#
4 2 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) CEH
1 4 (4.88%) CISSP
2 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.22%) XenApp
2 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) Ansible
3 3 (3.66%) Puppet
4 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle
3 5 (6.10%) IBM
3 5 (6.10%) VMware
4 3 (3.66%) CA
4 3 (3.66%) UiPath
5 2 (2.44%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.44%) Automation Anywhere
5 2 (2.44%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.44%) Blue Prism
5 2 (2.44%) CODA
5 2 (2.44%) Pega
5 2 (2.44%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.22%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.22%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.22%) New Relic
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) Splunk