Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 June 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.

Solution Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 117 66
Rank change year-on-year +55 -51 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 170 42 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.21% 1.08% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 1.13% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 25 91
Scotland median daily rate £538 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £419 £330 £413
90th Percentile £638 £571 £623
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £57.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year +26.09% -4.17% +60.00%

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 5,035 3,714 5,161
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.26% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,951 2,158 2,865
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £519 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 99 97
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +2.27% +6.33%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.32 £9.83
90th Percentile £48.30 £47.78 £43.30
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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 +42 104 £550 +15.79% 7
Glasgow +12 46 £525 +31.25% 10
Fife - 3 - -
Perth and Kinross - 3 £463 -
West Lothian - 2 £475 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £693 -
Renfrewshire -43 1 £505 +13.48%
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 73 (42.94%) Finance
2 53 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (27.65%) Java
4 33 (19.41%) Oracle
5 32 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (16.47%) UML
7 25 (14.71%) TOGAF
8 23 (13.53%) SOA
9 22 (12.94%) Mentoring
10 20 (11.76%) Banking
11 19 (11.18%) Microservices
12 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (10.59%) .NET
13 16 (9.41%) CRM
14 15 (8.82%) Microsoft
15 14 (8.24%) REST
15 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
16 13 (7.65%) Middleware
17 12 (7.06%) Oracle Database
17 12 (7.06%) Charles River
17 12 (7.06%) Asset Management
17 12 (7.06%) Hibernate
18 11 (6.47%) Scrum
18 11 (6.47%) Migration
18 11 (6.47%) Software Engineering
18 11 (6.47%) SOAP
18 11 (6.47%) DevOps
18 11 (6.47%) Mobile App
19 10 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
19 10 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 10 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.53%) JBoss
2 6 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.35%) CMS
4 4 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.76%) Confluence
5 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (5.29%) thinkFolio
2 7 (4.12%) Markit EDM
3 6 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.18%) HFM
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.59%) Maximo
5 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.71%) Office 365
4 7 (4.12%) PaaS
5 4 (2.35%) SaaS
6 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.35%) SAN
1 4 (2.35%) Skype
1 4 (2.35%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.76%) DHCP
3 2 (1.18%) Firewall
4 1 (0.59%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.59%) LAN
4 1 (0.59%) Network Security
4 1 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.59%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.59%) VoIP
4 1 (0.59%) WAN
4 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.12%) Big Data
4 6 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.53%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.35%) GIS
7 1 (0.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.76%) JIRA
General
1 73 (42.94%) Finance
2 20 (11.76%) Banking
3 7 (4.12%) Front Office
4 6 (3.53%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.76%) Back Office
6 3 (1.76%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.76%) Legal
7 2 (1.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.59%) Electronics
8 1 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Local Government
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.59%) .NET
2 14 (8.24%) REST
3 13 (7.65%) Middleware
4 12 (7.06%) Hibernate
5 11 (6.47%) SOAP
6 10 (5.88%) Web Services
7 7 (4.12%) React
8 6 (3.53%) Apache CXF
8 6 (3.53%) JPA
8 6 (3.53%) Kafka
8 6 (3.53%) Node.js
8 6 (3.53%) Redux
8 6 (3.53%) Spring
8 6 (3.53%) Spring Boot
9 5 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.76%) Drools
10 3 (1.76%) J2EE
11 2 (1.18%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (1.18%) JSF
11 2 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.47%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.53%) iPad
4 5 (2.94%) IVR
4 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.35%) Clustering
5 4 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.35%) EMV
6 3 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.18%) Fintech
7 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.59%) DataPower
8 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.59%) SCADA
8 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.12%) Windows
2 5 (2.94%) Linux
3 4 (2.35%) Android
3 4 (2.35%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.35%) Unix
4 2 (1.18%) AIX
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.18%) zOS
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (16.47%) UML
4 25 (14.71%) TOGAF
5 23 (13.53%) SOA
6 22 (12.94%) Mentoring
7 19 (11.18%) Microservices
8 16 (9.41%) CRM
9 12 (7.06%) Asset Management
10 11 (6.47%) DevOps
10 11 (6.47%) Migration
10 11 (6.47%) Scrum
10 11 (6.47%) Software Engineering
11 10 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (5.88%) OO
12 8 (4.71%) E-Commerce
12 8 (4.71%) ETL
12 8 (4.71%) Information Security
13 7 (4.12%) Data Modelling
13 7 (4.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.65%) Java
2 6 (3.53%) SQL
3 5 (2.94%) C#
3 5 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (4.12%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.35%) CEH
3 4 (2.35%) CISSP
3 4 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.76%) CCNP
4 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.76%) Degree
5 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.59%) CCDP
5 1 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) PSD2
2 5 (2.94%) QA
3 3 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.59%) GDPR
5 1 (0.59%) SEPA
5 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.76%) XenApp
2 3 (1.76%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Ansible
1 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.76%) Puppet
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 33 (19.41%) Oracle
2 15 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.06%) Charles River
4 8 (4.71%) CODA
5 7 (4.12%) Ab Initio
5 7 (4.12%) Bloomberg
6 6 (3.53%) Hyperion
6 6 (3.53%) IBM
7 4 (2.35%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.76%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.76%) FactSet
8 3 (1.76%) SAP
9 2 (1.18%) Concur
9 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.18%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.18%) VMware
10 1 (0.59%) Northgate
10 1 (0.59%) Pega
10 1 (0.59%) Twitter
10 1 (0.59%) Vermilion