The median contractor rate for a Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
UK / Scotland
Rank 33 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 78 241 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.56% 9.34% 6.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.82% 9.85% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 136 83
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £400 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £53.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.39% +23.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1617 2446 2676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.77% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1339 1470
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -11 51 £500 - 13
Glasgow -24 20 £483 +13.52% 1
Renfrewshire +10 3 £445 +1.13%
Aberdeen 0 3 - -
Moray - 1 £275 -
Architect
UK

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 47 (22.71%) Finance
2 43 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (19.32%) Microsoft
4 33 (15.94%) Windows
5 27 (13.04%) Java
6 26 (12.56%) Security Cleared
7 22 (10.63%) WAN
7 22 (10.63%) SC Cleared
7 22 (10.63%) Data Centre
8 21 (10.14%) TOGAF
9 20 (9.66%) LAN
9 20 (9.66%) Migration
9 20 (9.66%) Scrum
9 20 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (9.18%) Data Modelling
10 19 (9.18%) Web Services
11 18 (8.70%) Information Security
11 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
11 18 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (8.21%) Relational Database
13 16 (7.73%) SOA
13 16 (7.73%) Banking
13 16 (7.73%) Degree
14 15 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (7.25%) Active Directory
14 15 (7.25%) Oracle
15 14 (6.76%) Network Design
16 13 (6.28%) Asset Management
16 13 (6.28%) Technical Architecture
16 13 (6.28%) Virtual Infrastructure

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.90%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.42%) JBoss
3 5 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.42%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.97%) Apache
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.97%) IIS
5 2 (0.97%) SAS
6 1 (0.48%) CICS
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.90%) MS Office
3 3 (1.45%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.45%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.97%) Maximo
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.83%) Office 365
3 8 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.42%) SaaS
6 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.97%) GitHub
6 2 (0.97%) PaaS
7 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.63%) WAN
2 20 (9.66%) LAN
3 6 (2.90%) NetScaler
3 6 (2.90%) VoIP
4 5 (2.42%) DNS
4 5 (2.42%) Internet
4 5 (2.42%) Network Security
4 5 (2.42%) Skype
5 4 (1.93%) PABX
5 4 (1.93%) Wireless
6 3 (1.45%) DHCP
6 3 (1.45%) Firewall
7 2 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.48%) VPN
8 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.21%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.31%) GIS
3 9 (4.35%) Spatial Data
3 9 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.93%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (1.93%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.45%) Big Data
7 3 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.45%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.45%) Looker
7 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.45%) Power BI
7 3 (1.45%) QGIS
7 3 (1.45%) QlikView
7 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.45%) Flyway
3 3 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.97%) JUnit
4 2 (0.97%) Maven
4 2 (0.97%) NUnit
4 2 (0.97%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.97%) Selenium
4 2 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.48%) ERwin
5 1 (0.48%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 47 (22.71%) Finance
2 16 (7.73%) Banking
3 8 (3.86%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.38%) Law
5 6 (2.90%) Retail
6 4 (1.93%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.45%) Local Government
8 2 (0.97%) Electronics
8 2 (0.97%) Legal
8 2 (0.97%) Marketing
8 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.18%) Web Services
2 11 (5.31%) AngularJS
3 9 (4.35%) .NET
4 6 (2.90%) HTML
4 6 (2.90%) JPA
4 6 (2.90%) XML
5 5 (2.42%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.93%) Apache CXF
6 4 (1.93%) Drools
6 4 (1.93%) Itk
6 4 (1.93%) JSF
6 4 (1.93%) JSON
6 4 (1.93%) Middleware
6 4 (1.93%) PostGIS
6 4 (1.93%) XSLT
7 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.45%) CSS
7 3 (1.45%) RichFaces
7 3 (1.45%) SOAP
7 3 (1.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.63%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.80%) Private Cloud
3 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.38%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.38%) Replication
5 6 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.93%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.45%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.45%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.97%) Clustering
8 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.48%) CCTV
9 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Licensing
9 1 (0.48%) PKI
9 1 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.94%) Windows
2 6 (2.90%) Unix
3 5 (2.42%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.93%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.45%) Solaris
5 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.97%) Linux
6 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) AIX
7 1 (0.48%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (10.14%) TOGAF
3 20 (9.66%) Migration
3 20 (9.66%) Scrum
4 19 (9.18%) Data Modelling
5 18 (8.70%) Information Security
5 18 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (7.73%) SOA
7 15 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (6.76%) Network Design
9 13 (6.28%) Asset Management
9 13 (6.28%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (6.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 12 (5.80%) ETL
10 12 (5.80%) Information Assurance
10 12 (5.80%) Matrix Organization
10 12 (5.80%) Visualisation
11 11 (5.31%) Office Automation
11 11 (5.31%) Security Architecture
12 10 (4.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.04%) Java
2 12 (5.80%) SQL
3 8 (3.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.42%) R
5 4 (1.93%) C
5 4 (1.93%) C#
5 4 (1.93%) C++
5 4 (1.93%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.93%) Scala
6 3 (1.45%) Tcl
6 3 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.45%) XPath
7 2 (0.97%) PHP
8 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.73%) Degree
4 8 (3.86%) CISSP
5 5 (2.42%) CEH
5 5 (2.42%) CREST Certified
5 5 (2.42%) GIAC
5 5 (2.42%) SANS
6 3 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.45%) CCNA
6 3 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.45%) MCP
6 3 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.97%) ISEB
8 1 (0.48%) CCNP
8 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (1.93%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.45%) Docker
5 2 (0.97%) HDFS
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.97%) XenApp
5 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.93%) Ansible
1 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.45%) SCOM
3 2 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.97%) Oozie
4 1 (0.48%) SCCM
4 1 (0.48%) Simpana
4 1 (0.48%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 40 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.25%) Oracle
3 11 (5.31%) VMware
4 8 (3.86%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.38%) Cisco
6 5 (2.42%) Citrix
6 5 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.93%) SAP
7 4 (1.93%) Splunk
8 3 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.45%) IBM
8 3 (1.45%) webMethods
9 2 (0.97%) AlgoSec
9 2 (0.97%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.97%) HP
9 2 (0.97%) Pega
9 2 (0.97%) ScanSafe
9 2 (0.97%) Symantec
9 2 (0.97%) Tableau
9 2 (0.97%) Talend
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