Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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.

Solution Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 98 121
Rank change year-on-year -3 +23 -79
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 84 92 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.80% 1.87% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.95% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 32
Scotland median daily rate £500 £525 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.98% -6.32%
10th Percentile £402 £450 £405
90th Percentile £594 £646 £518
UK median daily rate £563 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK median hourly rate £58.75 £76.62 £65.00
% change year-on-year -23.32% +17.87% +41.30%

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 4,407 4,708 3,569
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 95.85% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,518 2,757 2,098
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £210 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £507
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 112 119
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +25.87% -36.44%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.27 £10.60
90th Percentile £46.40 £43.18 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Scotland

Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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 -14 37 £500 -4.76% 13
Glasgow +2 35 £475 +5.56% 4
West Lothian +11 7 £520 +0.48% 1
Renfrewshire -3 4 £425 -15.84%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £550 -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 30 (35.71%) Finance
2 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (15.48%) IT Strategy
5 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (11.90%) Banking
6 10 (11.90%) Java
6 10 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (11.90%) Microservices
6 10 (11.90%) Technical Leadership
7 9 (10.71%) Mobile App
7 9 (10.71%) Web Services
8 8 (9.52%) Data Management
8 8 (9.52%) Middleware
8 8 (9.52%) Open Source
8 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.33%) PaaS
9 7 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 7 (8.33%) Windows
9 7 (8.33%) Oracle
9 7 (8.33%) SOA
9 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.14%) SOAP
10 6 (7.14%) Service Management
10 6 (7.14%) Back Office
10 6 (7.14%) Software Architecture
10 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.14%) REST

Solutions 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 3 (3.57%) IIS
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.33%) PaaS
4 4 (4.76%) SaaS
5 3 (3.57%) Azure Functions
5 3 (3.57%) Datadog
5 3 (3.57%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.57%) Serverless
6 1 (1.19%) GitHub
6 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.19%) Big Data
4 1 (1.19%) DataStage
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (3.57%) Artifactory
2 3 (3.57%) Bitbucket
2 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.57%) IBM UrbanCode
2 3 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.57%) Selenium
2 3 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.57%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.19%) Hudson
General
1 30 (35.71%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Back Office
4 5 (5.95%) Law
5 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) Web Services
2 8 (9.52%) Middleware
3 6 (7.14%) REST
3 6 (7.14%) SOAP
4 5 (5.95%) .NET
5 4 (4.76%) React
6 1 (1.19%) Java EE
6 1 (1.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) CMDB
4 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.57%) User Experience
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
2 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (4.76%) Unix
2 4 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.57%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.19%) AIX
4 1 (1.19%) Solaris
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.48%) IT Strategy
3 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (11.90%) Microservices
4 10 (11.90%) Technical Leadership
5 8 (9.52%) Data Management
5 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 8 (9.52%) Open Source
6 7 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 7 (8.33%) SOA
7 6 (7.14%) Analytics
7 6 (7.14%) Service Management
7 6 (7.14%) Software Architecture
7 6 (7.14%) Software Delivery
7 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.95%) Kanban
8 5 (5.95%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (5.95%) Product Management
8 5 (5.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) Java
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) Clojure
5 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) PSD2
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Ansible
2 4 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.57%) Nagios
4 2 (2.38%) Terraform
5 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (4.76%) AppDynamics
3 3 (3.57%) Micro Focus
3 3 (3.57%) New Relic
3 3 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.19%) VMware