Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 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.

Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 27 19
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 214 281 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.24% 6.48% 6.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.45% 6.85% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 182 188
Scotland median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -8.16%
10th Percentile £357 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £511
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.74% +0.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK median hourly rate £49.15 £45.00 £49.25
% change year-on-year +9.22% -8.63% +9.44%

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 4811 4105 5837
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.72% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2412 3018
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £229
90th Percentile £531 £494 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -14 139 £525 +5.00% 11
Glasgow -29 34 £475 - 3
North Lanarkshire - 6 £523 -
Stirling +10 5 £525 -
Falkirk - 3 £320 -
Scottish Borders +5 2 £500 +11.11%
Aberdeenshire +4 2 £400 -11.11%
Lanarkshire - 2 £575 -
Moray - 2 £519 -
Renfrewshire +8 1 £430 -3.37%
East Lothian - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £525 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Architect in the job title.

1 75 (35.05%) Finance
2 48 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (17.76%) Banking
4 37 (17.29%) Oracle
5 27 (12.62%) TOGAF
6 26 (12.15%) Java
7 23 (10.75%) Windows
8 22 (10.28%) Technical Architecture
9 21 (9.81%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (8.88%) DevOps
11 19 (8.88%) SQL
12 18 (8.41%) Unix
12 18 (8.41%) Migration
12 18 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (7.94%) Web Services
13 17 (7.94%) Open Source
14 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (7.48%) Linux
14 16 (7.48%) SOA
14 16 (7.48%) ETL
15 15 (7.01%) UML
15 15 (7.01%) Microsoft
15 15 (7.01%) Customer-Centricity
16 14 (6.54%) Data Modelling
17 13 (6.07%) Python
17 13 (6.07%) Scrum
18 12 (5.61%) Data Migration
18 12 (5.61%) SQL Server

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 8 (3.74%) JBoss
1 8 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.87%) SAS
3 4 (1.87%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.47%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.40%) PaaS
4 3 (1.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.93%) IaaS
5 2 (0.93%) Office 365
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.27%) Firewall
2 4 (1.87%) DNS
2 4 (1.87%) LAN
2 4 (1.87%) WAN
3 3 (1.40%) Network Security
4 2 (0.93%) Internet
4 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.93%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.93%) VoIP
5 1 (0.47%) DHCP
5 1 (0.47%) LDAP
5 1 (0.47%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) SDH
5 1 (0.47%) Skype
5 1 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.81%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.14%) Hadoop
3 11 (5.14%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.27%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (3.27%) PowerCenter
4 7 (3.27%) SAP BW
4 7 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.34%) Big Data
6 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.40%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.40%) Power BI
7 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) Spark SQL
8 2 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (3.74%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.34%) Maven
2 5 (2.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (1.40%) Gradle
3 3 (1.40%) JDeveloper
3 3 (1.40%) JUnit
3 3 (1.40%) Log4j
3 3 (1.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 3 (1.40%) XMLSpy
4 2 (0.93%) ERwin
4 2 (0.93%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (35.05%) Finance
2 38 (17.76%) Banking
3 11 (5.14%) Retail Banking
4 10 (4.67%) Law
5 7 (3.27%) Legal
6 4 (1.87%) Local Government
7 3 (1.40%) Front Office
8 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.94%) Web Services
2 10 (4.67%) Hibernate
3 8 (3.74%) Apache CXF
3 8 (3.74%) J2EE
4 7 (3.27%) REST
5 6 (2.80%) JDBC
5 6 (2.80%) JPA
5 6 (2.80%) JSF
6 5 (2.34%) .NET
6 5 (2.34%) Apache OpenJPA
6 5 (2.34%) Middleware
6 5 (2.34%) RichFaces
7 4 (1.87%) Apache Camel
7 4 (1.87%) Kafka
7 4 (1.87%) OSGi
8 3 (1.40%) EJB
8 3 (1.40%) JSP
8 3 (1.40%) Servlets
8 3 (1.40%) XML
8 3 (1.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
2 3 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.40%) User Experience
3 2 (0.93%) ASIC
3 2 (0.93%) Clustering
3 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.47%) iPad
4 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.47%) PKI
4 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.75%) Windows
2 18 (8.41%) Unix
3 16 (7.48%) Linux
4 10 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (12.62%) TOGAF
3 22 (10.28%) Technical Architecture
4 19 (8.88%) DevOps
5 18 (8.41%) Migration
5 18 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 17 (7.94%) Open Source
7 16 (7.48%) ETL
7 16 (7.48%) SOA
8 15 (7.01%) Customer-Centricity
8 15 (7.01%) UML
9 14 (6.54%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.07%) Scrum
11 12 (5.61%) Data Migration
11 12 (5.61%) Mentoring
12 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.21%) IT Strategy
13 9 (4.21%) OOA/OOD
14 8 (3.74%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.15%) Java
2 19 (8.88%) SQL
3 13 (6.07%) Python
4 7 (3.27%) C#
5 5 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.34%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.87%) Perl
6 4 (1.87%) Ruby
6 4 (1.87%) Scala
7 3 (1.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
1 8 (3.74%) CISSP
2 4 (1.87%) Degree
3 3 (1.40%) CCNP
3 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.93%) CEH
4 2 (0.93%) CISA
4 2 (0.93%) CISM
4 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.93%) SANS
4 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.47%) CCIE
5 1 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.34%) MiFID
4 4 (1.87%) GDPR
5 2 (0.93%) COBIT
6 1 (0.47%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.47%) EMIR
6 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.47%) vSphere
3 1 (0.47%) XenApp
3 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.87%) Ansible
2 3 (1.40%) SCCM
3 2 (0.93%) EnCase
4 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (17.29%) Oracle
2 15 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.14%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.74%) SAP
5 6 (2.80%) IBM
5 6 (2.80%) NetApp
5 6 (2.80%) Netezza
5 6 (2.80%) Teradata
5 6 (2.80%) VMware
6 5 (2.34%) Charles River
6 5 (2.34%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.34%) Guidewire
6 5 (2.34%) Hyperion
6 5 (2.34%) Talend
7 4 (1.87%) Citrix
8 3 (1.40%) Cisco
8 3 (1.40%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.40%) Splunk
8 3 (1.40%) Symantec
8 3 (1.40%) Tableau