Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 99 101
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 75 84 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.98% 1.81% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.91% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 55 54
Scotland median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +17.98%
10th Percentile £414 £404 £450
90th Percentile £663 £594 £647
UK median daily rate £575 £555 £550
% change year-on-year +3.56% +0.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £57.50
UK median hourly rate £62.92 £58.75 £76.62
% change year-on-year +7.10% -23.32% +17.87%

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 3,587 4,388 4,667
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 94.73% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,009 2,493 2,732
Scotland median daily rate £425 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +7.59%
10th Percentile £153 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 108 109
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +25.87%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.23 £11.23
90th Percentile £45.28 £45.03 £42.65
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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
Glasgow +22 33 £475 -1.04% 4
Edinburgh +5 26 £550 +10.00% 7
Renfrewshire -9 5 £415 -2.35%
Perth and Kinross +1 4 £625 +13.64%
North Lanarkshire - 3 £438 -
West Lothian -2 1 £520 - 2
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.67%) Mentoring
5 13 (17.33%) Migration
6 12 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (16.00%) AWS
7 11 (14.67%) Azure
8 10 (13.33%) Analytics
8 10 (13.33%) Public Sector
8 10 (13.33%) Windows
9 9 (12.00%) Technical Leadership
10 8 (10.67%) Project Delivery
10 8 (10.67%) TOGAF
11 7 (9.33%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (9.33%) Oracle
11 7 (9.33%) Big Data
12 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
12 6 (8.00%) SDLC
12 6 (8.00%) IT Strategy
12 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (8.00%) Service Management
13 5 (6.67%) Network Design
13 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
13 5 (6.67%) Degree
13 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (6.67%) Use Case
13 5 (6.67%) Adobe
13 5 (6.67%) LAN
13 5 (6.67%) WAN

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 2 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Anypoint
2 1 (1.33%) JBoss
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) AWS
2 11 (14.67%) Azure
3 4 (5.33%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (5.33%) SaaS
4 3 (4.00%) IaaS
4 3 (4.00%) PaaS
5 2 (2.67%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (2.67%) GCP
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.33%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (1.33%) npm
6 1 (1.33%) Office 365
6 1 (1.33%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.33%) Serverless
6 1 (1.33%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) LAN
1 5 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) Big Data
2 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.33%) Power BI
5 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.33%) Billing
4 3 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) CSS
1 4 (5.33%) Java EE
1 4 (5.33%) Middleware
1 4 (5.33%) REST
2 3 (4.00%) HTML
2 3 (4.00%) SOAP
2 3 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (2.67%) JSTL
3 2 (2.67%) Node.js
3 2 (2.67%) Servlets
3 2 (2.67%) XML
4 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.33%) HTML5
4 1 (1.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.33%) jQuery
4 1 (1.33%) JSON
4 1 (1.33%) JSP
4 1 (1.33%) OAuth
4 1 (1.33%) OpenID
4 1 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.67%) Private Cloud
1 5 (6.67%) Virtual Team
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.67%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.33%) AIX
4 1 (1.33%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Unix
4 1 (1.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.67%) Mentoring
3 13 (17.33%) Migration
4 12 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (13.33%) Analytics
6 9 (12.00%) Technical Leadership
7 8 (10.67%) Project Delivery
7 8 (10.67%) TOGAF
8 7 (9.33%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (8.00%) IT Strategy
9 6 (8.00%) SDLC
9 6 (8.00%) Service Management
10 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.67%) Coaching
10 5 (6.67%) Commercial Awareness
10 5 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (6.67%) Office Automation
10 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.67%) UML
10 5 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.00%) Java
2 3 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) C
3 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.33%) CCNA
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.33%) MCSE
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.67%) Adobe
4 4 (5.33%) Intapp
5 3 (4.00%) Citrix
5 3 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.00%) VMware
6 2 (2.67%) Charles River
6 2 (2.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) Google
7 1 (1.33%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.33%) Sparx