Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 165 157
Rank change year-on-year +25 -8 -4
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 47 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.93% 0.48% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.58% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 20
Scotland median daily rate £506 £440 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.06% +6.99% -17.75%
10th Percentile £368 £262 £275
90th Percentile £734 £520 £526
UK median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +0.18% +84.78%

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in Scotland

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in Scotland

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in Scotland

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in Scotland

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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 +24 40 £575 +9.52% 4
Glasgow -9 5 £400 +45.45% 3
East Ayrshire - 1 £415 -
Technical Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 15 (31.91%) Customer-Centricity
2 13 (27.66%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
4 9 (19.15%) Banking
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (14.89%) Front Office
5 7 (14.89%) Workflow
5 7 (14.89%) Finance
5 7 (14.89%) Fixed Income
5 7 (14.89%) Equities
5 7 (14.89%) Charles River
5 7 (14.89%) Portfolio Management
5 7 (14.89%) thinkFolio
5 7 (14.89%) Data Analysis
5 7 (14.89%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (14.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (12.77%) SDLC
6 6 (12.77%) Forensic Analysis
6 6 (12.77%) SOA
6 6 (12.77%) C#
6 6 (12.77%) .NET
7 5 (10.64%) MVC
7 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.64%) SOAP
7 5 (10.64%) XML
7 5 (10.64%) N-Tier
7 5 (10.64%) QA
7 5 (10.64%) NHibernate
7 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework

Technical Architecture
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 (6.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) thinkFolio
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (2.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
1 3 (6.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.13%) MPLS
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) Redis
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Appium
2 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (19.15%) Banking
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Local Government
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Architect
2 15 (31.91%) Technical Architect
3 8 (17.02%) Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Business Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Business Manager
4 7 (14.89%) Front Office Business Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.64%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior C# Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (12.77%) .NET
3 5 (10.64%) .NET Core
3 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
3 5 (10.64%) Entity Framework
3 5 (10.64%) JSON
3 5 (10.64%) NHibernate
3 5 (10.64%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (10.64%) SignalR
3 5 (10.64%) SOAP
3 5 (10.64%) XML
4 4 (8.51%) HTML
5 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.38%) HTML5
5 3 (6.38%) React
6 2 (4.26%) Web Services
7 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.13%) JSP
7 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Equities
1 7 (14.89%) Fixed Income
2 5 (10.64%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) DataPower
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
1 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (6.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Customer-Centricity
2 13 (27.66%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.89%) Data Analysis
4 7 (14.89%) Portfolio Management
4 7 (14.89%) Workflow
5 6 (12.77%) Forensic Analysis
5 6 (12.77%) SDLC
5 6 (12.77%) SOA
6 5 (10.64%) Microservices
6 5 (10.64%) MVC
6 5 (10.64%) Use Case
7 4 (8.51%) Change Management
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Scrum
8 3 (6.38%) Customer Insight
8 3 (6.38%) DevOps
8 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.38%) Prototyping
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) C#
2 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.51%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.13%) COBOL
5 1 (2.13%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (10.64%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) COBIT
3 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Charles River
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.13%) CA
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Perfecto Mobile