Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £509 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 30 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 293 217 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.02% 5.83% 8.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.28% 6.13% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 141 234
Scotland median daily rate £509 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.11% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £393 £377
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Scotland median hourly rate £57.50 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.69% -1.54% -
10th Percentile £53.75 £32.00 £22.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £32.00 £36.25
UK median hourly rate £52.13 £43.50 £50.50
% change year-on-year +19.83% -13.85% +12.84%

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 4,667 3,542 5,224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 95.09% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,732 2,085 2,731
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £512 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 120 76
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.61 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.65 £52.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 17 February 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
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 17 February 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 -1 188 £525 +5.00% 23
Glasgow +2 57 £475 -2.56% 22
North Lanarkshire - 6 £523 -
West Lothian - 3 £518 -
Stirling - 3 £575 -
East Lothian - 3 - -
Fife - 2 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 2 £575 -
Inverclyde - 2 £321 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £500 -
Renfrewshire +16 1 £505 +13.48% 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 75 (25.60%) Finance
2 64 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (21.16%) TOGAF
4 41 (13.99%) Java
4 41 (13.99%) Oracle
4 41 (13.99%) Data Modelling
5 37 (12.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 37 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (10.92%) Data Architecture
8 31 (10.58%) UML
9 30 (10.24%) ETL
9 30 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
10 29 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (9.90%) Banking
11 28 (9.56%) Windows
11 28 (9.56%) Microsoft
12 26 (8.87%) Information Security
12 26 (8.87%) Technical Architecture
12 26 (8.87%) DevOps
13 25 (8.53%) Unix
13 25 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (7.85%) Relational Database
15 22 (7.51%) RDBMS
15 22 (7.51%) SOA
16 21 (7.17%) Linux
16 21 (7.17%) Web Services
16 21 (7.17%) Mentoring
17 19 (6.48%) SQL Server
17 19 (6.48%) SQL

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 16 (5.46%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (2.73%) JBoss
3 8 (2.73%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.02%) Apache
5 3 (1.02%) CMS
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.34%) PowerExchange
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.34%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.44%) Office 365
4 8 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.05%) PaaS
6 5 (1.71%) SaaS
7 4 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.02%) IaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.34%) Boomi
9 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.05%) DNS
2 4 (1.37%) Firewall
2 4 (1.37%) SAN
2 4 (1.37%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.68%) BGP
3 2 (0.68%) IPsec
3 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.68%) Network Security
3 2 (0.68%) OpenVPN
3 2 (0.68%) OSPF
3 2 (0.68%) SDH
3 2 (0.68%) Skype
3 2 (0.68%) WAN
4 1 (0.34%) DHCP
4 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) LAN
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) VoIP
4 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (7.85%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.51%) RDBMS
4 19 (6.48%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.73%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.39%) Oracle Exadata
6 7 (2.39%) PowerCenter
6 7 (2.39%) SAP BW
7 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.37%) Power BI
9 3 (1.02%) Big Data
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.68%) HBase
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.39%) Gradle
2 7 (2.39%) Maven
3 5 (1.71%) JDeveloper
3 5 (1.71%) JUnit
3 5 (1.71%) Log4j
3 5 (1.71%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 5 (1.71%) XMLSpy
4 4 (1.37%) ERwin
5 2 (0.68%) JIRA
6 1 (0.34%) JMeter
6 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.34%) NUnit
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (25.60%) Finance
2 29 (9.90%) Banking
3 11 (3.75%) Retail Banking
4 8 (2.73%) Legal
5 7 (2.39%) Local Government
6 4 (1.37%) Law
7 3 (1.02%) Marketing
7 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.17%) Web Services
2 16 (5.46%) Hibernate
3 13 (4.44%) .NET
4 11 (3.75%) JSF
5 10 (3.41%) Apache CXF
5 10 (3.41%) JPA
5 10 (3.41%) Middleware
6 7 (2.39%) Apache OpenJPA
6 7 (2.39%) RichFaces
6 7 (2.39%) XML
7 6 (2.05%) Kafka
8 5 (1.71%) EJB
8 5 (1.71%) J2EE
8 5 (1.71%) JDBC
8 5 (1.71%) JSP
8 5 (1.71%) REST
8 5 (1.71%) Servlets
8 5 (1.71%) Struts
8 5 (1.71%) XSLT
9 3 (1.02%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.39%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.02%) ASIC
5 3 (1.02%) Clustering
5 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.02%) Fintech
5 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.68%) Taxonomies
6 2 (0.68%) User Experience
6 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.34%) BYOD
7 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) iPad
7 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.56%) Windows
2 25 (8.53%) Unix
3 21 (7.17%) Linux
4 12 (4.10%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.73%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.02%) zOS
8 2 (0.68%) AIX
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (21.16%) TOGAF
3 41 (13.99%) Data Modelling
4 37 (12.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 33 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (10.92%) Data Architecture
7 31 (10.58%) UML
8 30 (10.24%) ETL
9 26 (8.87%) DevOps
9 26 (8.87%) Information Security
9 26 (8.87%) Technical Architecture
10 25 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (7.51%) SOA
12 21 (7.17%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.14%) Customer-Centricity
13 18 (6.14%) Open Source
13 18 (6.14%) Waterfall
14 17 (5.80%) Migration
15 16 (5.46%) Data Integration
15 16 (5.46%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.99%) Java
2 19 (6.48%) SQL
3 16 (5.46%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.46%) Python
4 11 (3.75%) C#
5 8 (2.73%) Ruby
6 7 (2.39%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.02%) Perl
7 3 (1.02%) Scala
8 2 (0.68%) R
8 2 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (5.46%) Degree
2 15 (5.12%) CISSP
3 13 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (3.07%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.37%) MCSE
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 3 (1.02%) CCNP
7 3 (1.02%) CISM
7 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.68%) CEH
8 2 (0.68%) CISA
8 2 (0.68%) CLAS
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.68%) SANS
9 1 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.02%) GDPR
3 3 (1.02%) QA
4 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) GCP
5 1 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.37%) Docker
4 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.02%) vSphere
5 2 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.68%) HDFS
6 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.75%) Ansible
2 9 (3.07%) SCCM
3 5 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.68%) EnCase
4 2 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.34%) Oozie
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (13.99%) Oracle
2 28 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.10%) VMware
4 11 (3.75%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.07%) SAP
6 8 (2.73%) IBM
6 8 (2.73%) NetApp
7 7 (2.39%) Citrix
7 7 (2.39%) Guidewire
8 5 (1.71%) Netezza
9 4 (1.37%) Google
9 4 (1.37%) Teradata
10 3 (1.02%) Cisco
10 3 (1.02%) Informatica
10 3 (1.02%) Northgate
10 3 (1.02%) Talend
11 2 (0.68%) Nuix
11 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.68%) Splunk
11 2 (0.68%) Symantec