Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 75 74
Rank change year-on-year +30 -1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 100 42 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.42% 1.78% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 1.86% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 27
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £444 £415
90th Percentile £625 £613 £595
Scotland median daily rate £531 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% -5.26%
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 2,800 2,264 2,525
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.10% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,525 1,333 1,448
Edinburgh median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £255 £267
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.23% -0.88% +3.81%
10th Percentile £10.44 £10.56 £11.45
90th Percentile £35.70 £43.39 £48.41
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -31.37% +27.50% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 49 (49.00%) Finance
2 36 (36.00%) Java
3 29 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (15.00%) Oracle
6 15 (15.00%) Banking
7 14 (14.00%) SOA
8 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 11 (11.00%) OO
10 11 (11.00%) SOAP
10 11 (11.00%) Asset Management
10 11 (11.00%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.00%) Hibernate
12 9 (9.00%) Middleware
12 9 (9.00%) UML
13 8 (8.00%) Windows
13 8 (8.00%) Web Services
13 8 (8.00%) Charles River
13 8 (8.00%) Front Office
13 8 (8.00%) REST
13 8 (8.00%) Microservices
13 8 (8.00%) Office 365
14 7 (7.00%) Markit EDM
14 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (7.00%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (7.00%) Web Development
14 7 (7.00%) thinkFolio
14 7 (7.00%) Active Directory

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 6 (6.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.00%) JBoss
3 3 (3.00%) Confluence
3 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Markit EDM
1 7 (7.00%) thinkFolio
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.00%) HFM
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.00%) Office 365
3 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.00%) SaaS
5 2 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.00%) IaaS
5 2 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.00%) DHCP
2 3 (3.00%) Firewall
2 3 (3.00%) Skype
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.00%) LAN
3 1 (1.00%) Network Security
3 1 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.00%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.00%) VoIP
3 1 (1.00%) WAN
3 1 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (6.00%) Big Data
1 6 (6.00%) Hadoop
1 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.00%) GIS
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) JIRA
General
1 49 (49.00%) Finance
2 15 (15.00%) Banking
3 8 (8.00%) Front Office
4 6 (6.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Billing
5 2 (2.00%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.00%) Law
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.00%) SOAP
2 10 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 9 (9.00%) Middleware
4 8 (8.00%) REST
4 8 (8.00%) Web Services
5 7 (7.00%) .NET
6 6 (6.00%) Java EE
6 6 (6.00%) JSON
6 6 (6.00%) Kafka
6 6 (6.00%) Node.js
6 6 (6.00%) React
6 6 (6.00%) Redux
6 6 (6.00%) Spring
6 6 (6.00%) Spring Boot
7 5 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (4.00%) Apache CXF
8 4 (4.00%) JPA
9 2 (2.00%) J2EE
9 2 (2.00%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (1.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) iPad
2 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.00%) EMV
3 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Clustering
3 3 (3.00%) DataPower
3 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.00%) Fintech
5 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) Android
2 4 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (14.00%) SOA
4 12 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 11 (11.00%) Asset Management
5 11 (11.00%) OO
5 11 (11.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (9.00%) UML
7 8 (8.00%) Microservices
8 7 (7.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (7.00%) Web Development
9 6 (6.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 6 (6.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 6 (6.00%) Software Architecture
9 6 (6.00%) SOLID
9 6 (6.00%) The Twelve-Factor App
9 6 (6.00%) Wealth Management
10 5 (5.00%) Data Integration
10 5 (5.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.00%) Java
2 7 (7.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.00%) Python
4 1 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) CEH
1 4 (4.00%) CISSP
2 1 (1.00%) CCDP
2 1 (1.00%) CCNP
2 1 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.00%) MiFID
3 1 (1.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.00%) XenApp
2 3 (3.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) SCCM
2 3 (3.00%) Ansible
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.00%) Oracle
3 8 (8.00%) Charles River
4 6 (6.00%) CODA
4 6 (6.00%) IBM
5 5 (5.00%) Bloomberg
6 4 (4.00%) Ab Initio
6 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
6 4 (4.00%) VMware
7 3 (3.00%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.00%) CA
7 3 (3.00%) Hyperion
7 3 (3.00%) UiPath
8 2 (2.00%) Automation Anywhere
8 2 (2.00%) Blue Prism
8 2 (2.00%) Concur
8 2 (2.00%) Pega
9 1 (1.00%) Capita
9 1 (1.00%) FactSet
9 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com