Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 100 46
Rank change year-on-year +16 -54 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 50 27 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.70% 1.28% 3.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.32% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 44
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £423
90th Percentile £722 £588 £621
Scotland median daily rate £525 £445 £475
% change year-on-year +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 2810 2044 3038
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.73% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1649 1185 1570
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -2.53%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £546 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +25.27%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.00%) Banking
4 7 (14.00%) Java
4 7 (14.00%) Oracle
5 6 (12.00%) Migration
5 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (12.00%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (10.00%) Markit EDM
6 5 (10.00%) MiFID
6 5 (10.00%) Charles River
6 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.00%) UML
7 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.00%) Middleware
7 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Front Office
8 3 (6.00%) Retail Banking
8 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.00%) ETL
8 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (4.00%) Presales
9 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (4.00%) Data Architecture
9 2 (4.00%) OAuth

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 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Markit EDM
2 2 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
General
1 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Front Office
3 3 (6.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Middleware
2 2 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (4.00%) OAuth
2 2 (4.00%) OpenID
2 2 (4.00%) SAML
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (2.00%) Drools
3 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.00%) JPA
3 1 (2.00%) JSF
3 1 (2.00%) REST
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (10.00%) UML
4 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.00%) ETL
5 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) ERP
6 2 (4.00%) Investment Management
6 2 (4.00%) IT Governance
6 2 (4.00%) OO
6 2 (4.00%) Scrum
6 2 (4.00%) SOA
6 2 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) C#
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) MiFID
2 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.00%) AIFMD
3 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) EMIR
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Charles River
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Google
3 2 (4.00%) Hyperion
3 2 (4.00%) NetApp
3 2 (4.00%) Pega
4 1 (2.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.00%) Netezza
4 1 (2.00%) Northgate
4 1 (2.00%) Teradata