Period
to 25 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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.

Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 20 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 381 382 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.73% 7.30% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.23% 7.65% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 231 96
Scotland median daily rate £550 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £390 £390
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £66.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% - +4.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,128 4,992 3,448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.39% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,393 2,955 2,002
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £198 £243 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 106 92
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £16.63 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -3.98% -44.76%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.38 £11.30
90th Percentile £44.50 £42.25 £47.11
UK median hourly rate £18.78 £18.00 £18.84
% change year-on-year +4.31% -4.46% -5.80%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Scotland

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Scotland

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Scotland

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Scotland

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 Architect within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 181 £550 +4.76% 24
Glasgow +13 167 £513 +2.50% 25
Highlands - 6 £550 -
Aberdeen +2 4 £525 -
Scottish Borders - 4 £525 -
West Lothian +8 3 £520 +0.48% 1
Renfrewshire +34 2 - -
Perth and Kinross 0 2 £550 -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £663 -
North Lanarkshire +2 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £650 - 1
Stirling - 1 £700 - 1
Architect
UK

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 Scotland region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 134 (35.17%) Finance
2 106 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (19.69%) Banking
4 60 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
5 57 (14.96%) Java
6 56 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 51 (13.39%) TOGAF
8 46 (12.07%) Firewall
9 44 (11.55%) Migration
10 42 (11.02%) DevOps
11 39 (10.24%) Technical Architecture
12 37 (9.71%) Microservices
13 36 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (9.45%) Microsoft
14 34 (8.92%) SQL
14 34 (8.92%) Data Protection
15 33 (8.66%) Enterprise Architecture
16 32 (8.40%) SQL Server
17 30 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (7.87%) Analytics
18 29 (7.61%) Network Security
19 27 (7.09%) Mentoring
19 27 (7.09%) Relational Database
19 27 (7.09%) Oracle
19 27 (7.09%) RDBMS
20 26 (6.82%) Security Architecture
20 26 (6.82%) NoSQL
21 25 (6.56%) Web Services
21 25 (6.56%) Linux
21 25 (6.56%) Citrix

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 15 (3.94%) Apache Spark
2 12 (3.15%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.05%) Alfresco
5 4 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.79%) CMS
6 3 (0.79%) Confluence
7 2 (0.52%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.52%) Camunda
7 2 (0.52%) JBoss
7 2 (0.52%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) FileNet
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 8 (2.10%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.26%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (6.30%) Office 365
4 17 (4.46%) PaaS
5 16 (4.20%) IaaS
6 12 (3.15%) SaaS
7 6 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.79%) Apigee
9 3 (0.79%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.79%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.79%) Serverless
10 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.26%) Datadog
11 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.07%) Firewall
2 29 (7.61%) Network Security
3 17 (4.46%) SAN
4 13 (3.41%) Skype
5 12 (3.15%) DMZ
5 12 (3.15%) LAN
6 10 (2.62%) VPN
7 7 (1.84%) WAN
8 6 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.31%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (1.31%) DHCP
9 5 (1.31%) Internet
9 5 (1.31%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.05%) DNS
10 4 (1.05%) MPLS
10 4 (1.05%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.79%) HTTP
11 3 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.52%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.09%) RDBMS
2 27 (7.09%) Relational Database
3 26 (6.82%) NoSQL
4 22 (5.77%) Big Data
5 18 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.94%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.41%) Apache Hive
8 10 (2.62%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.10%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.31%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.31%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.05%) MySQL
12 3 (0.79%) Impala
12 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.79%) Power BI
13 2 (0.52%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.52%) Bigtable
13 2 (0.52%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.52%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (2.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.05%) JIRA
2 4 (1.05%) Maven
3 3 (0.79%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.79%) Hudson
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.79%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.52%) Mocha
4 2 (0.52%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) Arquillian
5 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.26%) JUnit
5 1 (0.26%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 134 (35.17%) Finance
2 75 (19.69%) Banking
3 18 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.15%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.10%) Back Office
6 5 (1.31%) Legal
6 5 (1.31%) Marketing
6 5 (1.31%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.05%) Retail
8 3 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.56%) Web Services
2 24 (6.30%) React
3 20 (5.25%) Middleware
4 17 (4.46%) .NET
4 17 (4.46%) Spring
5 14 (3.67%) Node.js
5 14 (3.67%) SOAP
6 12 (3.15%) RESTful
7 11 (2.89%) REST
8 9 (2.36%) Spring Boot
9 8 (2.10%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.57%) JSON
10 6 (1.57%) XML
11 4 (1.05%) Java EE
12 3 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
12 3 (0.79%) Kafka
12 3 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
13 2 (0.52%) Apache Camel
13 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.30%) Public Cloud
3 13 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.41%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.41%) User Experience
4 8 (2.10%) CMDB
4 8 (2.10%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.84%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.57%) PKI
6 6 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.79%) Clustering
9 3 (0.79%) SCADA
9 3 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.52%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.56%) Linux
2 22 (5.77%) Windows
3 11 (2.89%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.57%) Solaris
6 5 (1.31%) Unix
7 4 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.79%) AIX
8 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (27.82%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (13.39%) TOGAF
3 44 (11.55%) Migration
4 42 (11.02%) DevOps
5 39 (10.24%) Technical Architecture
6 37 (9.71%) Microservices
7 36 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (8.92%) Data Protection
9 33 (8.66%) Enterprise Architecture
10 30 (7.87%) Analytics
11 27 (7.09%) Mentoring
12 26 (6.82%) Security Architecture
13 24 (6.30%) Data Architecture
13 24 (6.30%) Data Modelling
14 23 (6.04%) Service Management
14 23 (6.04%) Technical Leadership
15 22 (5.77%) Scrum
16 21 (5.51%) Data Management
16 21 (5.51%) Information Security
16 21 (5.51%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.96%) Java
2 34 (8.92%) SQL
3 20 (5.25%) Python
4 19 (4.99%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.94%) C#
6 13 (3.41%) C
7 9 (2.36%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.10%) Scala
9 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.57%) C++
9 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.05%) Clojure
11 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.52%) Java 8
12 2 (0.52%) XPath
13 1 (0.26%) Perl
13 1 (0.26%) PHP
13 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (5.25%) TOGAF Certification
2 17 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (2.89%) CISSP
3 11 (2.89%) Degree
4 10 (2.62%) CCIE
5 6 (1.57%) CCNA
6 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.79%) CCNP
8 2 (0.52%) CCA
8 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) CCSA
9 1 (0.26%) CCSE
9 1 (0.26%) CISA
9 1 (0.26%) CISM
9 1 (0.26%) GSEC
9 1 (0.26%) GSNA
9 1 (0.26%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.15%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.62%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.05%) SLA
5 3 (0.79%) RMADS
6 2 (0.52%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 20 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.10%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.57%) XenApp
5 5 (1.31%) Docker
6 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.52%) Firmware
7 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.52%) vCloud
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.52%) vSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.15%) Ansible
2 11 (2.89%) Terraform
3 6 (1.57%) Puppet
4 4 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.05%) SCCM
5 3 (0.79%) Oozie
5 3 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.52%) Control-M
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.52%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.09%) Oracle
3 25 (6.56%) Citrix
4 23 (6.04%) CheckPoint
5 16 (4.20%) SAP
5 16 (4.20%) VMware
6 15 (3.94%) Cisco
7 14 (3.67%) IBM
8 13 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (2.89%) Palo Alto
10 9 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.10%) Ab Initio
12 7 (1.84%) Splunk
13 4 (1.05%) CyberArk
13 4 (1.05%) Dell
13 4 (1.05%) EMC
13 4 (1.05%) Google
13 4 (1.05%) MuleSoft
13 4 (1.05%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.05%) Varonis