Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 79 73
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 18 93 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 1.25% 2.20% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 2.30% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 59 109
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +7.69%
10th Percentile £386 £423 £450
90th Percentile £680 £628 £618
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £67.87
% change year-on-year -50.00% +3.14% +18.03%

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 1,310 4,042 5,242
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.85% 95.58% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 2,270 2,905
Median daily rate £418 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 120 145
Median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% -24.73%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.43 £43.78 £44.71
Median hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year +41.25% +11.86% -5.89%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Scotland

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 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
Edinburgh +21 10 £513 -6.82% 6
Glasgow +10 4 £575 +21.05% 3
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
West Lothian +2 1 - - 1
East Lothian - 1 £300 -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (44.44%) Public Sector
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Azure
4 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (16.67%) Microservices
4 3 (16.67%) Product Management
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) .NET
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Banking
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Business Case
5 2 (11.11%) AWS
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) SaaS
5 2 (11.11%) PaaS
6 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (5.56%) Office 365

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 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Azure
2 2 (11.11%) AWS
2 2 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
3 1 (5.56%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (44.44%) Public Sector
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Core
3 1 (5.56%) Kafka
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Native
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 3 (16.67%) Microservices
2 3 (16.67%) Product Management
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Business Case
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle