Period
to 6 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 91 94
Rank change year-on-year +20 +3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 9 29 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.83% 1.23% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.30% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 32
Median daily rate £513 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £505 £365
90th Percentile £625 £688 £611
Scotland median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
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 1,001 2,229 2,924
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 94.25% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 1,214 1,704
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £183 £258 £263
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
Scotland median daily rate £417 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.00% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 42
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +8.16% -22.02%
10th Percentile £17.74 £11.16 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.10 £45.03 £39.05
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.34 £15.93
% change year-on-year -2.62% +40.21% -34.98%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020, 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Azure
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Presales
4 2 (22.22%) Architectural Design
4 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
4 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (11.11%) Case Management
5 1 (11.11%) Conflict Management
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
5 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) Splunk
5 1 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Azure
2 1 (11.11%) AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps
1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Architectural Design
2 2 (22.22%) Coaching
2 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Presales
2 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) F5
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Mashery
2 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 1 (11.11%) Zerto