Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 131 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 -61 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 58 54 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.16% 1.26% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.33% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 74
Scotland median daily rate £525 £445 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.98% -6.32% -0.52%
10th Percentile £399 £389 £402
90th Percentile £704 £519 £600
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £520
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.37% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £58.50 £50.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +17.00% +8.70% +4.60%

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 4775 4069 5859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 94.74% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2727 2388 3040
Scotland median daily rate £388 £355 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.15% -2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £534 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 120 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -24.85% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.22 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.15 £43.08 £49.92
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +9 50 £550 +15.79% 1
Glasgow -8 7 £325 -36.59%
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 30 (51.72%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Banking
3 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.52%) Oracle
5 8 (13.79%) Java
6 6 (10.34%) Migration
6 6 (10.34%) Asset Management
6 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (10.34%) Customer-Centricity
7 5 (8.62%) MiFID
7 5 (8.62%) Markit EDM
7 5 (8.62%) Charles River
7 5 (8.62%) SOA
7 5 (8.62%) UML
8 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.90%) Middleware
8 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.17%) Netezza
9 3 (5.17%) Retail Banking
9 3 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (5.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.17%) ETL
9 3 (5.17%) CRM
9 3 (5.17%) ERP
9 3 (5.17%) Web Services
9 3 (5.17%) TOGAF
9 3 (5.17%) Local Government

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 3 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) JBoss
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Markit EDM
2 2 (3.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) LAN
1 1 (1.72%) SDH
1 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 30 (51.72%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Front Office
3 3 (5.17%) Local Government
3 3 (5.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Middleware
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (3.45%) OAuth
3 2 (3.45%) OpenID
3 2 (3.45%) SAML
4 1 (1.72%) .NET
4 1 (1.72%) Apache CXF
4 1 (1.72%) CGI
4 1 (1.72%) Drools
4 1 (1.72%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.72%) JPA
4 1 (1.72%) JSF
4 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
1 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.34%) Asset Management
2 6 (10.34%) Customer-Centricity
2 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (10.34%) Migration
2 6 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (8.62%) SOA
3 5 (8.62%) UML
4 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.17%) CRM
5 3 (5.17%) ERP
5 3 (5.17%) ETL
5 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.17%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) IT Governance
6 2 (3.45%) OO
6 2 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) Java
2 1 (1.72%) C#
2 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) MiFID
2 3 (5.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.72%) AIFMD
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) EMIR
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) Charles River
4 3 (5.17%) Netezza
5 2 (3.45%) Google
5 2 (3.45%) Hyperion
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) NetApp
5 2 (3.45%) Northgate
5 2 (3.45%) Pega
5 2 (3.45%) Talend
6 1 (1.72%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.72%) Teradata