Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 35 29
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 377 246 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.26% 4.93% 6.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.63% 5.15% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 152 168
Scotland median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £413 £364 £400
90th Percentile £686 £675 £613
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £29.50 - £32.00
UK median hourly rate £55.50 £49.08 £45.00
% change year-on-year +13.09% +9.06% -10.00%

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 4,941 4,773 3,884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.69% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,716 2,760 2,259
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -1.36%
10th Percentile £219 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 128 119
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +15.47% -15.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.41 £42.73 £44.60
UK median hourly rate £18.53 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.91% +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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +3 192 £544 +3.57% 11
Glasgow +33 139 £525 +10.53% 32
Renfrewshire - 23 £448 - 1
West Lothian +13 7 £520 +0.48% 2
Stirling +4 4 £700 +21.74%
North Lanarkshire -3 3 £715 +36.84% 1
Scottish Borders -1 1 £525 +5.00%
Dundee - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 136 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (24.40%) Finance
3 77 (20.42%) Java
4 75 (19.89%) Microservices
5 59 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
6 53 (14.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 48 (12.73%) Technical Architecture
7 48 (12.73%) REST
7 48 (12.73%) Technical Leadership
8 47 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
8 47 (12.47%) Banking
9 45 (11.94%) Web Services
10 43 (11.41%) Oracle
11 42 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (10.88%) Microsoft
13 40 (10.61%) Waterfall
14 37 (9.81%) SQL
15 36 (9.55%) SOAP
16 33 (8.75%) Migration
17 32 (8.49%) NoSQL
18 31 (8.22%) Scrum
19 30 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (7.96%) MongoDB
20 29 (7.69%) DevOps
20 29 (7.69%) Oracle Database
21 28 (7.43%) PL/SQL
22 27 (7.16%) Oracle Forms
22 27 (7.16%) Service Management
22 27 (7.16%) Software Engineering
22 27 (7.16%) Oracle Database 12c

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 10 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.06%) IIS
4 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.53%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.27%) Confluence
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.53%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.53%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics SL
3 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (6.63%) SaaS
4 23 (6.10%) IaaS
5 18 (4.77%) Office 365
6 17 (4.51%) PaaS
7 11 (2.92%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.80%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.80%) Datadog
10 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.80%) Serverless
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.53%) Route 53
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon SageMaker
12 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.18%) Firewall
2 5 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.80%) DMZ
3 3 (0.80%) Network Security
4 2 (0.53%) Internet
4 2 (0.53%) SAN
4 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) HTTP
5 1 (0.27%) LAN
5 1 (0.27%) Skype
5 1 (0.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.49%) NoSQL
2 30 (7.96%) MongoDB
3 29 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 27 (7.16%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (2.39%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.59%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.59%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.06%) Big Data
10 2 (0.53%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.53%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.53%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.27%) DataStax
11 1 (0.27%) Parquet
11 1 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (7.16%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.33%) Hudson
4 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.06%) Selenium
5 3 (0.80%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.80%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.80%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.80%) Zephyr
6 2 (0.53%) NUnit
7 1 (0.27%) Gradle
7 1 (0.27%) JIRA
7 1 (0.27%) JUnit
7 1 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 92 (24.40%) Finance
2 47 (12.47%) Banking
3 9 (2.39%) Retail Banking
4 7 (1.86%) Law
5 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.06%) Marketing
6 4 (1.06%) Retail
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
7 3 (0.80%) Legal
7 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.73%) REST
2 45 (11.94%) Web Services
3 36 (9.55%) SOAP
4 22 (5.84%) RESTful
5 17 (4.51%) .NET
6 12 (3.18%) React
7 10 (2.65%) Middleware
8 9 (2.39%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.39%) Spring
9 8 (2.12%) Spring Boot
10 7 (1.86%) Java EE
10 7 (1.86%) JSON
11 5 (1.33%) CSS
11 5 (1.33%) XML
12 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.06%) HTML
12 4 (1.06%) jQuery
13 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (0.80%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (2.39%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.12%) User Experience
4 7 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.06%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.80%) CMDB
7 3 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.53%) DataPower
8 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.53%) Robotics
8 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.27%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.27%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.77%) Windows
2 17 (4.51%) Linux
3 7 (1.86%) Unix
3 7 (1.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.33%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.27%) AIX
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (19.89%) Microservices
3 53 (14.06%) Enterprise Architecture
4 48 (12.73%) Technical Architecture
4 48 (12.73%) Technical Leadership
5 42 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (10.61%) Waterfall
7 33 (8.75%) Migration
8 31 (8.22%) Scrum
9 30 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (7.69%) DevOps
11 27 (7.16%) Service Management
11 27 (7.16%) Software Engineering
12 26 (6.90%) Open Source
12 26 (6.90%) Software Delivery
13 25 (6.63%) ITIL
13 25 (6.63%) Kanban
14 23 (6.10%) Software Architecture
15 21 (5.57%) Service Design
15 21 (5.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 77 (20.42%) Java
2 37 (9.81%) SQL
3 28 (7.43%) PL/SQL
4 19 (5.04%) C#
4 19 (5.04%) Python
5 12 (3.18%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.92%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.53%) C
7 2 (0.53%) Java 8
7 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.27%) C++
8 1 (0.27%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) Ruby
8 1 (0.27%) Scala
8 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (5.84%) Degree
2 21 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.33%) CISSP
5 4 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.53%) MCSE
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.39%) QA
3 7 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.80%) PSD2
6 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.53%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.12%) Active Directory
1 8 (2.12%) Docker
2 7 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.06%) XenApp
4 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.53%) vSphere
5 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (5.84%) Ansible
2 16 (4.24%) Puppet
3 12 (3.18%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.86%) Terraform
5 4 (1.06%) SCCM
6 3 (0.80%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) Kibana
7 1 (0.27%) logstash
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 43 (11.41%) Oracle
2 41 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.51%) VMware
4 9 (2.39%) Cisco
4 9 (2.39%) IBM
5 5 (1.33%) Citrix
5 5 (1.33%) UiPath
6 4 (1.06%) Automation Anywhere
6 4 (1.06%) Blue Prism
6 4 (1.06%) Splunk
7 3 (0.80%) Ab Initio
7 3 (0.80%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.80%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.80%) Micro Focus
7 3 (0.80%) New Relic
7 3 (0.80%) SAP
8 2 (0.53%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.53%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.53%) Sophos
8 2 (0.53%) TIBCO