Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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 Solution Architect
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 131 128
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £669 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.23% - -
Scotland median daily rate £500 £669 £395
% change year-on-year -25.23% +69.30% -1.25%
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 2,822 2,661 2,217
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 96.06% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 1,554 1,282
Edinburgh median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £255 £256
90th Percentile £575 £549 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 21 29
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £11.40
90th Percentile £42.05 £35.00 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +14.47% -5.00%

Technical Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Solutions Architect in Edinburgh

Technical Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Solutions Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Technical Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) SCCM
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (62.50%) Office 365
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (12.50%) Forensic Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) SABSA
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) .NET

Technical 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
1 1 (12.50%) Forensic Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (12.50%) SABSA
1 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) SOA
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
1 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware