Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 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.

Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 41 27
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 410 201 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.63% 4.15% 6.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.03% 4.35% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 123 185
Scotland median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £414 £355 £400
90th Percentile £628 £675 £575
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate £67.50 - £25.75
10th Percentile £28.10 - £20.08
90th Percentile £77.25 - £30.83
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £57.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.35% +27.78% -

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 5,104 4,624 4,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.52% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,738 2,611 2,561
Scotland median daily rate £400 £385 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -0.69%
10th Percentile £222 £229 £224
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 142 113
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +37.53% -20.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.63 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +17 238 £525 - 22
Glasgow +44 133 £525 +10.53% 23
Renfrewshire -9 13 £415 -3.49%
West Lothian - 7 £504 - 2
Stirling +1 3 £640 +21.90% 2
Perth and Kinross - 3 £463 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 127 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (26.59%) Finance
3 85 (20.73%) Java
4 77 (18.78%) Microservices
5 60 (14.63%) Oracle
5 60 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 58 (14.15%) Banking
7 53 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
8 51 (12.44%) Microsoft
9 50 (12.20%) REST
10 48 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 48 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (11.46%) Technical Architecture
11 47 (11.46%) Migration
11 47 (11.46%) Web Services
12 45 (10.98%) SQL
13 40 (9.76%) Waterfall
14 38 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (9.27%) Scrum
15 37 (9.02%) SOAP
16 35 (8.54%) NoSQL
16 35 (8.54%) Oracle Database
17 33 (8.05%) MongoDB
18 32 (7.80%) Oracle Database 12c
18 32 (7.80%) PL/SQL
18 32 (7.80%) Oracle Forms
19 31 (7.56%) IaaS
19 31 (7.56%) SaaS
20 29 (7.07%) DevOps
20 29 (7.07%) Software Engineering

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 17 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (0.98%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.98%) IIS
3 4 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.49%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.49%) Apache
5 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.49%) JBoss
5 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.24%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.49%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (7.56%) IaaS
3 31 (7.56%) SaaS
4 25 (6.10%) Office 365
5 23 (5.61%) PaaS
6 9 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (2.20%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.98%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.98%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.73%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.73%) Serverless
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon SageMaker
10 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.41%) Firewall
2 5 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.73%) Network Security
3 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.49%) DHCP
4 2 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.49%) SAN
4 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
5 1 (0.24%) LAN
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
5 1 (0.24%) VoIP
5 1 (0.24%) WAN
5 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.54%) NoSQL
1 35 (8.54%) Oracle Database
2 33 (8.05%) MongoDB
3 32 (7.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 9 (2.20%) Big Data
4 9 (2.20%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.71%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.49%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.24%) DataStax
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) HBase
9 1 (0.24%) Impala
9 1 (0.24%) MS Access
9 1 (0.24%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 32 (7.80%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.98%) Hudson
3 4 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.49%) NUnit
4 2 (0.49%) Selenium
5 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.24%) Gradle
5 1 (0.24%) JIRA
5 1 (0.24%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.24%) Maven
5 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.24%) Protractor
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.24%) Zephyr
General
1 109 (26.59%) Finance
2 58 (14.15%) Banking
3 15 (3.66%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.46%) Marketing
5 5 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.98%) Law
7 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.49%) Front Office
8 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.20%) REST
2 47 (11.46%) Web Services
3 37 (9.02%) SOAP
4 23 (5.61%) RESTful
5 15 (3.66%) .NET
6 9 (2.20%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.20%) JSON
6 9 (2.20%) React
6 9 (2.20%) Spring
7 8 (1.95%) Java EE
8 7 (1.71%) CSS
8 7 (1.71%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.22%) HTML
9 5 (1.22%) jQuery
9 5 (1.22%) Middleware
9 5 (1.22%) XML
10 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.98%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.73%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 12 (2.93%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.20%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.20%) User Experience
3 5 (1.22%) Cloud Native
3 5 (1.22%) IVR
3 5 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 4 (0.98%) Computer Science
4 4 (0.98%) EMV
4 4 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (0.98%) Virtual Team
5 3 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.73%) Clustering
5 3 (0.73%) DataPower
5 3 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.49%) Cyberattack
6 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.49%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.24%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.61%) Windows
2 15 (3.66%) Linux
3 9 (2.20%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.22%) Unix
5 5 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.98%) Android
6 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (18.78%) Microservices
3 60 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 48 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (11.46%) Migration
5 47 (11.46%) Technical Architecture
6 40 (9.76%) Waterfall
7 38 (9.27%) Scrum
7 38 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (7.07%) DevOps
8 29 (7.07%) Software Engineering
9 27 (6.59%) CRM
9 27 (6.59%) TOGAF
10 26 (6.34%) Software Delivery
11 25 (6.10%) Kanban
12 24 (5.85%) Analytics
12 24 (5.85%) Software Architecture
13 22 (5.37%) Data Modelling
14 21 (5.12%) Collaborative Working
15 20 (4.88%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 85 (20.73%) Java
2 45 (10.98%) SQL
3 32 (7.80%) PL/SQL
4 24 (5.85%) Python
5 15 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 14 (3.41%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.20%) C#
8 2 (0.49%) C
8 2 (0.49%) Java 8
8 2 (0.49%) Scala
8 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.24%) C++
9 1 (0.24%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) R
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.24%) VBA
9 1 (0.24%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (6.83%) Degree
2 16 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.68%) CISSP
4 9 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.98%) CEH
7 4 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.73%) MCSE
8 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.24%) CISA
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CISM
10 1 (0.24%) CISMP
10 1 (0.24%) IISP
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.44%) JSP 440
3 9 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.95%) QA
5 5 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.22%) PSD2
6 1 (0.24%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.22%) Docker
3 5 (1.22%) XenApp
4 4 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (5.37%) Ansible
2 17 (4.15%) Puppet
3 15 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.44%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.71%) SCCM
6 2 (0.49%) CASB
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.49%) Terraform
7 1 (0.24%) Kibana
7 1 (0.24%) logstash
7 1 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 60 (14.63%) Oracle
2 51 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.88%) VMware
4 8 (1.95%) IBM
5 7 (1.71%) Cisco
5 7 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.46%) Citrix
6 6 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.98%) SAP
7 4 (0.98%) Splunk
7 4 (0.98%) UiPath
8 3 (0.73%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.73%) Automation Anywhere
8 3 (0.73%) Blue Prism
8 3 (0.73%) CA
8 3 (0.73%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.73%) Siebel
9 2 (0.49%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.49%) CODA
9 2 (0.49%) Informatica