The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Lead Architect
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 150 137
Rank change year-on-year +36 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.035% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.037% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £600 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £593 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.72% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 2088 2683 2877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.68% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1496 1476
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 84
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -19.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Scotland

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Architect in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in Scotland

Lead 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 Lead Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +18 3 - - 2
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) JBoss
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Tcl
3 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (28.57%) webMethods
3 2 (28.57%) CAD
3 2 (28.57%) AutoCAD
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) XSL
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) DHTML
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (28.57%) EJB
3 2 (28.57%) JSP

Lead 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 2 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) AutoCAD
1 2 (28.57%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Pega PRPC
1 2 (28.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) DHTML
2 2 (28.57%) EJB
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Itk
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) JSP
2 2 (28.57%) Servlets
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XSL
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) CAD
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) PLM
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Tcl
2 2 (28.57%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Pega
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
1 2 (28.57%) webMethods