Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Technical Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 130 149
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 69 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.46% 1.11% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.18% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 18
Scotland median daily rate £494 £470 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +1.62% -7.50%
10th Percentile £364 £279 £407
90th Percentile £720 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £515
% change year-on-year +3.81% +1.94% +0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £60.00 £72.73
% change year-on-year -25.42% -17.50% +74.92%

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 4,531 3,574 5,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 94.88% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,638 2,073 2,813
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £538 £501 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 133 92
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.70% -17.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.68 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Scotland

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architect in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Scotland

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Scotland

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 January 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 -6 48 £473 -3.08% 5
North Lanarkshire - 6 £523 -
Glasgow -15 5 £444 -4.57% 4
Lanarkshire - 2 £575 -
Stirling - 1 £600 -
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) Technical Architecture
3 14 (20.29%) Open Source
3 14 (20.29%) DevOps
4 13 (18.84%) Java
4 13 (18.84%) Customer-Centricity
5 11 (15.94%) Data Modelling
5 11 (15.94%) ETL
5 11 (15.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
6 10 (14.49%) SOA
6 10 (14.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (13.04%) TOGAF
8 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
8 8 (11.59%) Web Services
8 8 (11.59%) UML
8 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (11.59%) Forensic Analysis
9 7 (10.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.14%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (10.14%) OO
9 7 (10.14%) Legal
10 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.70%) Finance
10 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
10 6 (8.70%) JSF
10 6 (8.70%) Windows
10 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
10 6 (8.70%) Oracle

Technical 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 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Office 365
4 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) DNS
1 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 1 (1.45%) SAN
2 1 (1.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
1 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) DTS
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (10.14%) Legal
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Web Services
2 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
2 6 (8.70%) JSF
3 5 (7.25%) .NET
3 5 (7.25%) Apache CXF
3 5 (7.25%) Apache OpenJPA
3 5 (7.25%) JPA
3 5 (7.25%) RichFaces
4 4 (5.80%) REST
5 1 (1.45%) Java EE
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (1.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) Technical Architecture
3 14 (20.29%) DevOps
3 14 (20.29%) Open Source
4 13 (18.84%) Customer-Centricity
5 11 (15.94%) Data Modelling
5 11 (15.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (15.94%) ETL
5 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
6 10 (14.49%) SOA
7 9 (13.04%) TOGAF
8 8 (11.59%) Forensic Analysis
8 8 (11.59%) UML
9 7 (10.14%) OO
9 7 (10.14%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.70%) BPMN
10 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.70%) Use Case
11 5 (7.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) Java
2 5 (7.25%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.35%) SQL
5 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Python
6 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Ansible
1 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.45%) NetApp