The median contractor rate for a Applications Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Architect
UK / Scotland
Rank 106 124 120
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.057% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £531 £475
% change year-on-year -8.23% +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1659 2438 2697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.58% 94.79% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 1341 1479
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 69
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Applications Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in Scotland

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in Scotland

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +18 1 £450 -
Applications Architect
UK

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Applications 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 Scotland region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) BPMN
2 2 (50.00%) JPA
2 2 (50.00%) Apache OpenJPA
2 2 (50.00%) Apache CXF
2 2 (50.00%) JSF
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (25.00%) Domain Models
3 1 (25.00%) RichFaces
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CICS

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (25.00%) CICS
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Apache CXF
1 2 (50.00%) Apache OpenJPA
1 2 (50.00%) JPA
1 2 (50.00%) JSF
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) RichFaces
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) BPMN
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Domain Models
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle