The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 88 83
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 66 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.89% 2.28% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 2.46% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 12
Median daily rate £475 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £428 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

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 2047 2683 2885
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.56% 92.68% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1497 1490
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 86
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -5 13 £475 -5.00% 2
Glasgow +1 4 £300 -38.46% 3
Renfrewshire +39 1 £395 -10.22%
Stirling +10 1 £300 -40.00%
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (47.62%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 9 (21.43%) Asset Management
5 8 (19.05%) SOA
6 7 (16.67%) Banking
7 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 6 (14.29%) Private Cloud
7 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
8 5 (11.90%) Network Design
8 5 (11.90%) Investment Management
8 5 (11.90%) SaaS
9 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.52%) VMware
9 4 (9.52%) LAN
9 4 (9.52%) WAN
9 4 (9.52%) Web Services
9 4 (9.52%) .NET
9 4 (9.52%) Oracle
9 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
9 4 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 3 (7.14%) DevOps
10 3 (7.14%) SDLC
10 3 (7.14%) SCOM
10 3 (7.14%) PaaS
10 3 (7.14%) IaaS
10 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
10 3 (7.14%) CRM

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 (4.76%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) SaaS
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) IaaS
3 3 (7.14%) PaaS
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) LAN
1 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 2 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.76%) Data Lake
3 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.76%) HBase
3 2 (4.76%) Impala
4 1 (2.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Gradle
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) Kafka
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.38%) Java EE
3 1 (2.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) REST
3 1 (2.38%) RESTful
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 6 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Asset Management
2 8 (19.05%) SOA
3 6 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 5 (11.90%) Investment Management
4 5 (11.90%) Network Design
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.14%) CRM
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps
6 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.14%) ETL
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (4.76%) Data Integration
7 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.76%) Document Management
7 2 (4.76%) Information Management
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Java
1 2 (4.76%) R
1 2 (4.76%) Scala
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) PHP
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby
2 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) CCNP
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) CISSP
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) HDFS
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) Ansible
2 2 (4.76%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (4.76%) Oozie
2 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) vRealize
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) Cloudera
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) Pega
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) F5
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) NetApp
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) TSYS