Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 139 130
Rank change year-on-year +61 -9 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 135 56 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.54% 1.12% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 1.18% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 35 45
Scotland median daily rate £500 £525 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.98% -6.32%
10th Percentile £427 £331 £393
90th Percentile £608 £711 £555
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £58.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +17.00% +8.70%

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 5,066 4,760 4,185
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 95.60% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,758 2,689 2,443
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 147 120
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +23.53% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.70 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +22 72 £500 -9.09% 8
Glasgow +14 46 £520 +60.00% 6
West Lothian - 7 £504 -
Perth and Kinross - 3 £463 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £425 - 3
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 56 (41.48%) Finance
2 38 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (23.70%) Java
4 25 (18.52%) Web Services
5 24 (17.78%) Microservices
6 23 (17.04%) SOAP
7 22 (16.30%) Oracle
8 21 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (14.81%) REST
10 18 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 18 (13.33%) SQL
10 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 17 (12.59%) Waterfall
11 17 (12.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (11.85%) MongoDB
12 16 (11.85%) NoSQL
12 16 (11.85%) Oracle Database 12c
12 16 (11.85%) Oracle Database
12 16 (11.85%) PL/SQL
12 16 (11.85%) Oracle Forms
13 14 (10.37%) Banking
13 14 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (8.89%) Software Delivery
16 10 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
17 9 (6.67%) Software Engineering
17 9 (6.67%) Workshop Facilitation
18 8 (5.93%) Degree
18 8 (5.93%) Windows
18 8 (5.93%) 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 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.48%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.48%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics SL
3 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.44%) Office 365
4 4 (2.96%) SaaS
5 3 (2.22%) Azure Functions
5 3 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.22%) Serverless
6 1 (0.74%) Datadog
6 1 (0.74%) GitHub
6 1 (0.74%) IaaS
6 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) Firewall
2 1 (0.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) MongoDB
1 16 (11.85%) NoSQL
1 16 (11.85%) Oracle Database
1 16 (11.85%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.74%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 16 (11.85%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.74%) Selenium
2 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.74%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (41.48%) Finance
2 14 (10.37%) Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.48%) Law
4 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Front Office
5 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.52%) Web Services
2 23 (17.04%) SOAP
3 20 (14.81%) REST
4 8 (5.93%) .NET
5 7 (5.19%) Java EE
5 7 (5.19%) JSON
6 3 (2.22%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (1.48%) J2EE
7 2 (1.48%) Middleware
8 1 (0.74%) Ajax
8 1 (0.74%) CSS
8 1 (0.74%) HTML
8 1 (0.74%) jQuery
8 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.22%) DataPower
3 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.74%) EMV
4 1 (0.74%) Fintech
4 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.74%) Robotics
4 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.93%) Windows
2 4 (2.96%) Windows 10
2 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.22%) Linux
3 3 (2.22%) Unix
4 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.78%) Microservices
3 21 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (12.59%) Waterfall
6 13 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.89%) Software Delivery
8 10 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.67%) Workshop Facilitation
10 8 (5.93%) CRM
10 8 (5.93%) IT Strategy
10 8 (5.93%) SOA
11 7 (5.19%) Migration
11 7 (5.19%) Open Source
11 7 (5.19%) Service Management
11 7 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (4.44%) Data Management
12 6 (4.44%) OOP
12 6 (4.44%) UML
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.70%) Java
2 18 (13.33%) SQL
3 16 (11.85%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.96%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.22%) C#
7 2 (1.48%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) CEH
3 1 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) PSD2
2 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) SCCM
2 3 (2.22%) Ansible
3 2 (1.48%) Puppet
4 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.74%) Nagios
4 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (16.30%) Oracle
2 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.70%) IBM
4 4 (2.96%) UiPath
4 4 (2.96%) VMware
5 3 (2.22%) Automation Anywhere
5 3 (2.22%) Blue Prism
5 3 (2.22%) CA
6 2 (1.48%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.48%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.48%) CODA
6 2 (1.48%) Pega
6 2 (1.48%) SAP
6 2 (1.48%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.74%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.74%) New Relic
7 1 (0.74%) Splunk
7 1 (0.74%) Twitter
7 1 (0.74%) Vermilion