Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 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.

Technical Architect
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 95 112
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 32 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.08% 1.22% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.26% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £473 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% -4.04% +13.79%
10th Percentile £373 £433 £393
90th Percentile £750 £558 £550
Scotland median daily rate £500 £450 £480
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% -12.73%
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 2826 2059 3020
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.67% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1663 1196 1556
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -2.78%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £41.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.61 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +27.53% -30.80% +33.43%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor 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 22 November 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 13 (40.63%) Technical Architecture
2 10 (31.25%) Customer-Centricity
3 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (21.88%) Forensic Analysis
5 5 (15.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (15.63%) Java
6 4 (12.50%) Web Services
6 4 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (12.50%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) SOA
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 3 (9.38%) Finance
7 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
7 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.38%) UML
7 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
7 3 (9.38%) JSF
7 3 (9.38%) Use Case
7 3 (9.38%) BPMN
7 3 (9.38%) JPA
7 3 (9.38%) Apache OpenJPA
7 3 (9.38%) RichFaces
7 3 (9.38%) Apache CXF
7 3 (9.38%) SOLID
8 2 (6.25%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.25%) Wireframes
8 2 (6.25%) Domain Models

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) DTS
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) Apache CXF
2 3 (9.38%) Apache OpenJPA
2 3 (9.38%) JPA
2 3 (9.38%) JSF
2 3 (9.38%) RichFaces
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Technical Architecture
2 10 (31.25%) Customer-Centricity
3 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (21.88%) Forensic Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) OO
5 4 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (12.50%) SOA
5 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.38%) BPMN
6 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.38%) SOLID
6 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
6 3 (9.38%) UML
6 3 (9.38%) Use Case
7 2 (6.25%) Domain Models
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.25%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) NetApp