Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 139 162
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23 -2
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 57 51 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.10% 1.02% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.19% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 7
Scotland median daily rate £538 £519 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +23.51% +4.02%
10th Percentile £416 £360 £262
90th Percentile £721 £731 £524
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -26.32% +11.76% -0.58%

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 4,564 4,300 3,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.87% 86.21% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,474 2,467 2,023
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.12% -2.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 95
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.38 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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
Glasgow 0 28 £538 +34.38% 8
Edinburgh -14 28 £575 +4.55% 1
Technical Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Microservices
3 21 (36.84%) Java
4 19 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (24.56%) DevOps
5 14 (24.56%) REST
6 13 (22.81%) Technical Leadership
7 11 (19.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (19.30%) IaaS
7 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
7 11 (19.30%) SQL
7 11 (19.30%) Oracle
7 11 (19.30%) Web Services
7 11 (19.30%) Migration
8 10 (17.54%) PL/SQL
8 10 (17.54%) SOAP
8 10 (17.54%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (17.54%) SaaS
8 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
8 10 (17.54%) NoSQL
8 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
8 10 (17.54%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (15.79%) Software Delivery
9 9 (15.79%) RESTful
9 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (12.28%) Workflow
11 6 (10.53%) PaaS

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 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) IaaS
2 10 (17.54%) SaaS
3 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (10.53%) PaaS
5 4 (7.02%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) DHCP
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
1 1 (1.75%) Network Security
1 1 (1.75%) SAN
1 1 (1.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
1 10 (17.54%) NoSQL
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.75%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) DB2
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Front Office
3 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (84.21%) Architect
2 25 (43.86%) Technical Architect
3 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architect
4 7 (12.28%) Senior Architect
4 7 (12.28%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Digital Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Leader
6 5 (8.77%) Service Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Technical Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Design Leader
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Design Authority
9 1 (1.75%) Cloud Specialist
9 1 (1.75%) Digital Technical Architect
9 1 (1.75%) Front Office Business Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) IBM Technical Architect
9 1 (1.75%) Lead DevOps
9 1 (1.75%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) REST
2 11 (19.30%) Web Services
3 10 (17.54%) SOAP
4 9 (15.79%) RESTful
5 5 (8.77%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.77%) React
5 5 (8.77%) Spring
5 5 (8.77%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.75%) J2EE
6 1 (1.75%) Java EE
6 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) User Experience
2 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Equities
3 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Microservices
3 19 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (24.56%) DevOps
5 13 (22.81%) Technical Leadership
6 11 (19.30%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (19.30%) Migration
6 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
7 10 (17.54%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (15.79%) Software Delivery
9 7 (12.28%) Workflow
10 6 (10.53%) Scrum
10 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.77%) Data Encryption
11 5 (8.77%) Data Migration
11 5 (8.77%) Kanban
11 5 (8.77%) Software Architecture
11 5 (8.77%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.75%) CISSP
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.51%) vSphere
1 2 (3.51%) XenApp
1 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Ansible
1 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
1 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Charles River
3 2 (3.51%) Citrix
3 2 (3.51%) EMC
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco
4 1 (1.75%) Curam
4 1 (1.75%) IBM