Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Technical Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 151 170
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 30 56 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.71% 1.01% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.08% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 13
Scotland median daily rate £500 £450 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% +20.00%
10th Percentile £373 £393 £303
90th Percentile £610 £513 £569
UK median daily rate £538 £524 £500
% change year-on-year +2.63% +4.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £63.50 £80.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -20.63% +61.62% -30.28%

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 4026 5171 5953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.11% 93.71% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2345 2919 3100
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 103 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.01 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 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 +1 16 £500 +11.11%
Glasgow +2 8 £500 +17.65%
Aberdeenshire +3 2 £400 -11.11%
Moray - 2 £413 -
Fife - 1 £525 -
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, 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 13 (43.33%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Finance
4 6 (20.00%) J2EE
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
5 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 5 (16.67%) Data Structures
5 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (13.33%) REST
6 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) JBoss
7 3 (10.00%) Web Services
7 3 (10.00%) C#
7 3 (10.00%) Web Development
7 3 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (10.00%) Kanban
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (10.00%) Office 365
7 3 (10.00%) OSGi
7 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Microservices
7 3 (10.00%) Apache Camel
8 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (6.67%) Presales

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 4 (13.33%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) PABX
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
1 1 (3.33%) VoIP
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Maven
1 1 (3.33%) Selenium
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) J2EE
2 4 (13.33%) REST
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Camel
3 3 (10.00%) OSGi
3 3 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) Apache CXF
5 1 (3.33%) Code First Entity Framework
5 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.33%) JDBC
5 1 (3.33%) JMS
5 1 (3.33%) Play Framework
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
5 1 (3.33%) SOAP
5 1 (3.33%) Spring
5 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 5 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Scrum
3 3 (10.00%) Kanban
3 3 (10.00%) Microservices
3 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.00%) Web Development
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) OO
4 2 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (6.67%) Presales
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.67%) RUP
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) Scala
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle