The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Solution Architect
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 41 79
Rank change year-on-year -45 +38  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 21 105 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.20% 4.05% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 4.28% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 57 22
Median daily rate £445 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £423 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

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 1657 2456 2818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.36% 94.68% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1359 1547
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 78
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 14 £463 -7.50% 4
Glasgow -19 4 - -
Renfrewshire +12 3 £445 -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (31.37%) LAN
3 16 (31.37%) Data Centre
4 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
4 14 (27.45%) Relational Database
5 13 (25.49%) WAN
5 13 (25.49%) Finance
6 12 (23.53%) Network Design
6 12 (23.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 11 (21.57%) Matrix Organization
7 11 (21.57%) Private Cloud
8 10 (19.61%) Office Automation
9 9 (17.65%) Banking
10 7 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (13.73%) Oracle
11 6 (11.76%) Degree
12 5 (9.80%) Retail
12 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
12 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
13 4 (7.84%) VMware
13 4 (7.84%) SOA
13 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (7.84%) TOGAF
13 4 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
13 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Management

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 (3.92%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.92%) JBoss
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.96%) CICS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.96%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Maximo
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.88%) SaaS
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) LAN
2 13 (25.49%) WAN
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.92%) Apache Hive
3 2 (3.92%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.92%) HBase
3 2 (3.92%) Impala
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Apache CXF
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.92%) CSS
2 2 (3.92%) Drools
2 2 (3.92%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) JPA
2 2 (3.92%) JSF
2 2 (3.92%) Kafka
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) RichFaces
2 2 (3.92%) SOAP
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.96%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Data Centre
2 11 (21.57%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (1.96%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Unix
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) Solaris
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Network Design
1 12 (23.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 11 (21.57%) Matrix Organization
3 10 (19.61%) Office Automation
4 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.73%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.84%) SOA
6 4 (7.84%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.88%) ETL
7 3 (5.88%) Information Security
7 3 (5.88%) IT Strategy
7 3 (5.88%) Scrum
8 2 (3.92%) Data Architecture
8 2 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) C#
1 3 (5.88%) Java
1 3 (5.88%) R
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) Scala
3 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) HDFS
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (3.92%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (3.92%) Oozie
3 1 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) Cloudera
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) Citrix
5 1 (1.96%) F5
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) NetApp
5 1 (1.96%) Pega
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
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