Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £505 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 37 19
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 382 173 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.36% 4.73% 7.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.72% 4.97% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 97 240
Scotland median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £390 £383 £400
90th Percentile £638 £625 £614
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Scotland median hourly rate £66.25 - £32.50
10th Percentile £53.75 - £18.75
90th Percentile £77.63 - £36.25
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +34.96%

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 4,951 3,482 5,111
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 95.27% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,929 2,020 2,814
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £243 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £526
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 93 85
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -42.66% +63.27%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.25 £46.98 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.46% -5.80% +14.29%

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 27 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 May 2018. 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 +11 214 £525 +5.00% 25
Glasgow +19 123 £500 +1.52% 8
Renfrewshire -31 9 £451 +1.40%
Inverclyde - 5 £335 -
West Lothian - 4 £518 - 1
Fife - 3 - -
East Lothian - 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £693 -
Aberdeen +4 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - - 1
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 112 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (28.53%) Finance
3 86 (22.51%) Java
4 76 (19.90%) TOGAF
5 61 (15.97%) Oracle
6 58 (15.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 57 (14.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (13.09%) UML
9 49 (12.83%) Banking
10 46 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
11 43 (11.26%) Microsoft
12 42 (10.99%) Data Modelling
12 42 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
13 41 (10.73%) SOA
14 38 (9.95%) Migration
15 35 (9.16%) Information Security
16 34 (8.90%) Office 365
17 32 (8.38%) SQL Server
17 32 (8.38%) Mentoring
18 31 (8.12%) Data Architecture
18 31 (8.12%) ETL
19 29 (7.59%) DevOps
20 28 (7.33%) .NET
20 28 (7.33%) Windows
21 27 (7.07%) Scrum
21 27 (7.07%) Microservices
21 27 (7.07%) Waterfall
22 26 (6.81%) Web Services
22 26 (6.81%) CRM
23 23 (6.02%) SharePoint

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 23 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (2.88%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.62%) JBoss
5 8 (2.09%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.57%) CMS
6 6 (1.57%) Confluence
7 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.31%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.05%) IIS
9 3 (0.79%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.52%) Apache
10 2 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.26%) InVision
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.14%) thinkFolio
3 10 (2.62%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.52%) HFM
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (8.90%) Office 365
4 21 (5.50%) IaaS
5 18 (4.71%) PaaS
6 13 (3.40%) SaaS
7 8 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.05%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.26%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.26%) Boomi
12 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.09%) Skype
2 7 (1.83%) DHCP
2 7 (1.83%) SAN
2 7 (1.83%) Unified Communications
3 6 (1.57%) Firewall
4 4 (1.05%) DNS
5 3 (0.79%) Internet
5 3 (0.79%) Network Security
5 3 (0.79%) WAN
6 2 (0.52%) BGP
6 2 (0.52%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.52%) IPsec
6 2 (0.52%) MPLS
6 2 (0.52%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.52%) OSPF
6 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.52%) Telepresence
6 2 (0.52%) VoIP
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (5.24%) RDBMS
3 20 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.45%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.66%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.40%) Big Data
7 7 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.05%) GIS
9 4 (1.05%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.52%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.52%) HBase
11 2 (0.52%) Impala
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.09%) JIRA
3 6 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.31%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.31%) Gradle
4 5 (1.31%) Maven
5 3 (0.79%) ERwin
6 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.52%) JDeveloper
6 2 (0.52%) JUnit
6 2 (0.52%) Log4j
6 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (0.52%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.26%) FishEye
7 1 (0.26%) JMeter
7 1 (0.26%) Mockito
7 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 109 (28.53%) Finance
2 49 (12.83%) Banking
3 12 (3.14%) Retail Banking
4 8 (2.09%) Front Office
5 6 (1.57%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.57%) Legal
5 6 (1.57%) Marketing
6 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.79%) Back Office
7 3 (0.79%) Electronics
7 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Local Government
7 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.52%) Billing
8 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.33%) .NET
2 26 (6.81%) Web Services
3 21 (5.50%) Hibernate
4 20 (5.24%) Middleware
4 20 (5.24%) REST
5 15 (3.93%) React
6 14 (3.66%) Spring
6 14 (3.66%) Spring Boot
7 13 (3.40%) JPA
8 12 (3.14%) SOAP
9 11 (2.88%) Apache CXF
10 10 (2.62%) Kafka
10 10 (2.62%) Node.js
11 9 (2.36%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.36%) J2EE
12 8 (2.09%) JSF
12 8 (2.09%) RESTful
13 7 (1.83%) Apache OpenJPA
13 7 (1.83%) XML
14 6 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (3.14%) Management Information System
1 12 (3.14%) Mobile App
2 11 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.36%) Clustering
5 8 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.57%) iPad
7 5 (1.31%) IVR
8 4 (1.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.05%) EMV
8 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.05%) Fintech
8 4 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.79%) User Experience
10 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.52%) CESG
10 2 (0.52%) NHS
10 2 (0.52%) PKI
10 2 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.33%) Windows
2 21 (5.50%) Linux
3 13 (3.40%) Windows 10
3 13 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.62%) Unix
5 7 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.31%) Android
7 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.79%) AIX
9 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) zOS
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.26%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (19.90%) TOGAF
3 57 (14.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 50 (13.09%) UML
5 42 (10.99%) Data Modelling
5 42 (10.99%) Enterprise Architecture
6 41 (10.73%) SOA
7 38 (9.95%) Migration
8 35 (9.16%) Information Security
9 32 (8.38%) Mentoring
10 31 (8.12%) Data Architecture
10 31 (8.12%) ETL
11 29 (7.59%) DevOps
12 27 (7.07%) Microservices
12 27 (7.07%) Scrum
12 27 (7.07%) Waterfall
13 26 (6.81%) CRM
14 22 (5.76%) BPMN
15 21 (5.50%) Data Integration
16 20 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 86 (22.51%) Java
2 19 (4.97%) JavaScript
3 15 (3.93%) SQL
4 13 (3.40%) C#
4 13 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.14%) Python
6 7 (1.83%) Java 8
7 6 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.05%) Ruby
9 3 (0.79%) R
9 3 (0.79%) Scala
10 2 (0.52%) C++
11 1 (0.26%) C
11 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (5.50%) Degree
2 20 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.71%) CISSP
4 15 (3.93%) TOGAF Certification
5 12 (3.14%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.83%) MCSE
6 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 5 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.05%) CCNP
8 4 (1.05%) CEH
8 4 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.79%) CISA
9 3 (0.79%) CISM
10 2 (0.52%) CCDP
10 2 (0.52%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.93%) QA
2 13 (3.40%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.57%) PSD2
5 4 (1.05%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.79%) MiFID
7 2 (0.52%) GDPR
8 1 (0.26%) GCP
8 1 (0.26%) PMO
8 1 (0.26%) SEPA
8 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.62%) XenDesktop
3 9 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.83%) XenApp
6 4 (1.05%) Docker
6 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.79%) vSphere
8 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.52%) HDFS
8 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.71%) Ansible
2 11 (2.88%) SCCM
3 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (1.83%) Puppet
4 6 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.79%) Terraform
7 2 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.52%) SCOM
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.26%) Icinga
8 1 (0.26%) Kibana
8 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.26%) logstash
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.26%) Oozie
8 1 (0.26%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 61 (15.97%) Oracle
2 43 (11.26%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.19%) Red Hat
3 16 (4.19%) VMware
4 15 (3.93%) Charles River
5 12 (3.14%) Citrix
5 12 (3.14%) IBM
6 10 (2.62%) Bloomberg
6 10 (2.62%) CODA
7 8 (2.09%) Ab Initio
7 8 (2.09%) Cisco
8 7 (1.83%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.83%) SAP
9 5 (1.31%) Informatica
9 5 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.31%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.31%) Teradata
10 4 (1.05%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.05%) FactSet
11 3 (0.79%) Splunk