Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 130 129
Rank change year-on-year +62 -1 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 160 52 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.93% 1.09% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 1.14% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 33 47
Scotland median daily rate £520 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £431 £328 £396
90th Percentile £618 £648 £560
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £66.67 £57.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +15.95% +15.00% +33.33%

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 5,196 4,560 4,871
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.46% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,888 2,581 2,802
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +0.97%
10th Percentile £230 £225 £228
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 124 119
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £23.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.73% +19.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.78 £44.85 £42.10
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +38 92 £538 -2.27% 7
Glasgow +31 54 £520 +48.57% 9
West Lothian - 6 £488 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 3 £463 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 64 (40.00%) Finance
2 53 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (30.00%) Java
4 32 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (18.13%) Oracle
6 25 (15.63%) Web Services
6 25 (15.63%) Microservices
7 23 (14.38%) SOAP
7 23 (14.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 22 (13.75%) Microsoft
9 21 (13.13%) REST
10 20 (12.50%) SQL
11 19 (11.88%) Oracle Forms
11 19 (11.88%) Software Delivery
11 19 (11.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 19 (11.88%) Oracle Database
12 18 (11.25%) Waterfall
12 18 (11.25%) MongoDB
12 18 (11.25%) NoSQL
12 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (11.25%) PL/SQL
13 16 (10.00%) CRM
13 16 (10.00%) Banking
13 16 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (8.13%) Software Engineering
14 13 (8.13%) UML
14 13 (8.13%) OO
14 13 (8.13%) SOA
15 11 (6.88%) Office 365
15 11 (6.88%) Collaborative Working

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 7 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.50%) JBoss
3 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.13%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.88%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.25%) HFM
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics SL
4 1 (0.63%) Maximo
4 1 (0.63%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.88%) Office 365
3 9 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.13%) PaaS
5 4 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.88%) Azure Functions
6 3 (1.88%) SaaS
6 3 (1.88%) Serverless
7 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (1.25%) DHCP
2 2 (1.25%) Skype
2 2 (1.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.88%) Oracle Database
1 19 (11.88%) Oracle Database 12c
2 18 (11.25%) MongoDB
2 18 (11.25%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.50%) GIS
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (11.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 64 (40.00%) Finance
2 16 (10.00%) Banking
3 8 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Front Office
5 3 (1.88%) Back Office
5 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.88%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.25%) Billing
6 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.63%) Web Services
2 23 (14.38%) SOAP
3 21 (13.13%) REST
4 10 (6.25%) .NET
5 7 (4.38%) Java EE
5 7 (4.38%) JSON
6 4 (2.50%) Apache CXF
6 4 (2.50%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.50%) JPA
7 3 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.88%) J2EE
7 3 (1.88%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (1.25%) Middleware
9 1 (0.63%) Ajax
9 1 (0.63%) CSS
9 1 (0.63%) Drools
9 1 (0.63%) HTML
9 1 (0.63%) jQuery
9 1 (0.63%) React
9 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.13%) IVR
3 4 (2.50%) EMV
4 3 (1.88%) Clustering
4 3 (1.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.88%) DataPower
4 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) Fintech
6 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.63%) Robotics
6 1 (0.63%) SCADA
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.25%) Windows
2 5 (3.13%) Windows 10
2 5 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.50%) Android
3 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.25%) Linux
4 2 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (15.63%) Microservices
4 23 (14.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 19 (11.88%) Software Delivery
6 18 (11.25%) Waterfall
7 16 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (10.00%) CRM
8 13 (8.13%) OO
8 13 (8.13%) SOA
8 13 (8.13%) Software Engineering
8 13 (8.13%) UML
9 11 (6.88%) Collaborative Working
10 10 (6.25%) Analytics
10 10 (6.25%) Scrum
11 9 (5.63%) Asset Management
11 9 (5.63%) Decision-Making
11 9 (5.63%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.00%) Document Management
12 8 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (30.00%) Java
2 20 (12.50%) SQL
3 18 (11.25%) PL/SQL
4 9 (5.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.88%) C#
7 2 (1.25%) Python
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (5.63%) Degree
2 4 (2.50%) CEH
2 4 (2.50%) CISSP
3 2 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.13%) PSD2
2 3 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.25%) XenApp
2 2 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) SCCM
2 3 (1.88%) Ansible
2 3 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.88%) Puppet
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 29 (18.13%) Oracle
2 22 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.13%) IBM
3 5 (3.13%) VMware
4 4 (2.50%) Bloomberg
4 4 (2.50%) Charles River
4 4 (2.50%) CODA
4 4 (2.50%) UiPath
5 3 (1.88%) Automation Anywhere
5 3 (1.88%) Blue Prism
5 3 (1.88%) CA
5 3 (1.88%) Capita
6 2 (1.25%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.25%) Concur
6 2 (1.25%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.25%) Pega
6 2 (1.25%) SAP
6 2 (1.25%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.63%) TIBCO