The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Solution Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 65 61
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.15% 2.44% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 2.55% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Median daily rate £475 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £43.83 £59.50
% change year-on-year +31.20% -26.34%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1174 1292 1342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.07% 95.70% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 706 701
Median daily rate £375 £395 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +10.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) SOA
3 5 (17.86%) Investment Management
4 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Banking
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) SCOM
5 3 (10.71%) ETL
5 3 (10.71%) .NET
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Scala
6 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
6 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) IT Governance
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Information Management
6 2 (7.14%) Retail
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum

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 2 (7.14%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 2 (7.14%) IaaS
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Hive
1 2 (7.14%) Data Lake
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.14%) HBase
1 2 (7.14%) Impala
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Kafka
3 1 (3.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Licensing
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Investment Management
1 5 (17.86%) SOA
2 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) ETL
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Data Ingestion
4 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Information Management
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.14%) IT Governance
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) R
1 2 (7.14%) Scala
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) HDFS
3 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCOM
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (7.14%) Oozie
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) vRealize
3 1 (3.57%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Pega
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) TSYS