Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 78 49
Rank change year-on-year +35 -29 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 104 28 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.60% 1.35% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.75% 1.41% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 14 51
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £454 £404 £425
90th Percentile £638 £572 £625
Scotland median daily rate £538 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +19.44% -10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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 2,776 1,981 2,758
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.84% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,635 1,218 1,502
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £235 £270
90th Percentile £553 £550 £555
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 18
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.25 £20.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +31.20% -23.78%
10th Percentile £10.28 £12.75 £10.93
90th Percentile £44.45 £52.09 £45.25
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year -26.67% +1.12% +5.48%

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 June 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 June 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 50 (48.08%) Finance
2 35 (33.65%) Java
3 24 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (19.23%) Oracle
5 19 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (17.31%) SOA
7 16 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 15 (14.42%) Banking
9 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 13 (12.50%) Middleware
10 12 (11.54%) Charles River
10 12 (11.54%) Hibernate
11 11 (10.58%) Asset Management
11 11 (10.58%) UML
12 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (8.65%) thinkFolio
12 9 (8.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (8.65%) OO
12 9 (8.65%) .NET
13 8 (7.69%) Information Security
13 8 (7.69%) CODA
13 8 (7.69%) Microservices
14 7 (6.73%) Markit EDM
14 7 (6.73%) Bloomberg
14 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
14 7 (6.73%) SOAP
14 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.73%) Ab Initio
14 7 (6.73%) Front Office
14 7 (6.73%) Enterprise Architecture

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 9 (8.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (5.77%) JBoss
3 5 (4.81%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.88%) Confluence
4 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (8.65%) thinkFolio
2 7 (6.73%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.92%) HFM
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.96%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.77%) Office 365
3 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.92%) IaaS
4 2 (1.92%) PaaS
4 2 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.88%) DHCP
2 3 (2.88%) Skype
3 2 (1.92%) Firewall
3 2 (1.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.96%) LAN
4 1 (0.96%) Network Security
4 1 (0.96%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.96%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.96%) VoIP
4 1 (0.96%) WAN
4 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (5.77%) Big Data
2 6 (5.77%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.85%) GIS
4 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) JIRA
General
1 50 (48.08%) Finance
2 15 (14.42%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Front Office
4 6 (5.77%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Billing
5 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.92%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.96%) Law
6 1 (0.96%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) Middleware
2 12 (11.54%) Hibernate
3 9 (8.65%) .NET
4 7 (6.73%) SOAP
5 6 (5.77%) Apache CXF
5 6 (5.77%) JPA
5 6 (5.77%) Kafka
5 6 (5.77%) Node.js
5 6 (5.77%) React
5 6 (5.77%) Redux
5 6 (5.77%) REST
5 6 (5.77%) Spring
5 6 (5.77%) Spring Boot
6 5 (4.81%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.88%) Drools
7 3 (2.88%) Web Services
8 2 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.92%) J2EE
8 2 (1.92%) JSF
8 2 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) iPad
2 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.85%) EMV
2 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) Clustering
3 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.88%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.92%) Fintech
4 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.96%) DataPower
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Android
2 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.92%) AIX
4 2 (1.92%) Unix
4 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (17.31%) SOA
4 16 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 11 (10.58%) Asset Management
5 11 (10.58%) UML
6 9 (8.65%) OO
7 8 (7.69%) Information Security
7 8 (7.69%) Microservices
8 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (5.77%) BPMN
9 6 (5.77%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 6 (5.77%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 6 (5.77%) Software Architecture
9 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
9 6 (5.77%) SOLID
9 6 (5.77%) The Twelve-Factor App
9 6 (5.77%) Wealth Management
9 6 (5.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.65%) Java
2 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) CEH
1 4 (3.85%) CISSP
2 1 (0.96%) CCDP
2 1 (0.96%) CCNP
2 1 (0.96%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.92%) MiFID
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.88%) XenApp
2 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) Ansible
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.88%) Puppet
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (19.23%) Oracle
2 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.54%) Charles River
4 8 (7.69%) CODA
5 7 (6.73%) Ab Initio
5 7 (6.73%) Bloomberg
6 6 (5.77%) Hyperion
6 6 (5.77%) IBM
7 4 (3.85%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.88%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.88%) FactSet
9 2 (1.92%) Concur
9 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.92%) VMware
10 1 (0.96%) CA
10 1 (0.96%) Cisco
10 1 (0.96%) Informatica
10 1 (0.96%) Northgate
10 1 (0.96%) Pega
10 1 (0.96%) SAP