Period
to 24 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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.

Technical Architect
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 94 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 3 11 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.29% 0.58% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.61% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 20
Median daily rate £600 £750 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +36.36% +16.40%
Scotland median daily rate £575 £555 £525
% change year-on-year +3.60% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 973 1,792 2,464
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.93% 94.92% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 912 1,319
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £238 £226 £263
90th Percentile £541 £586 £575
Scotland median daily rate £413 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 37
Median hourly rate £50.00 £18.77 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.45% +7.23% +8.16%
10th Percentile £11.30 £16.62 £11.36
90th Percentile £66.25 £52.40 £46.63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.49 £17.75
% change year-on-year -5.35% +4.17% -6.58%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Edinburgh

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Architect in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Edinburgh

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Architect in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) ISMS
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Pega
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Cypress.io
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) GitLab
2 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
2 1 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security

Technical 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cypress.io
1 1 (33.33%) GitLab
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISMS
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Pega
1 1 (33.33%) Teradata