The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 53 55 84
Rank change year-on-year +2 +29  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 18 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.01% 2.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 1
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.65% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 850 1457 1365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.76% 96.04% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 792 770
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Edinburgh

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architect in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Edinburgh

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Edinburgh

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) Web Development
3 8 (24.24%) Web Services
3 8 (24.24%) AngularJS
4 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.12%) Finance
7 4 (12.12%) Kanban
7 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.09%) Degree
8 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
8 3 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.09%) PostGIS
8 3 (9.09%) Ansible
8 3 (9.09%) Docker
8 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.09%) Microservices
8 3 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
8 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
8 3 (9.09%) Document Management
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
8 3 (9.09%) GIS

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) GIS
1 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (9.09%) QGIS
1 3 (9.09%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Flyway
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) AngularJS
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) PostGIS
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Web Development
3 7 (21.21%) Scrum
4 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) Kanban
7 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Case Management
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.09%) Document Management
7 3 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (9.09%) Microservices
7 3 (9.09%) Service Design
7 3 (9.09%) SOA
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
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