Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 156 176
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 -12
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 47 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.85% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.49% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 13
Scotland median daily rate £525 £415 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.51% -5.68% +3.53%
10th Percentile £401 £367 £367
90th Percentile £575 £528 £548
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £505
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £42.58
% change year-on-year -26.32% +11.57% -0.41%

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 4,808 3,639 4,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.40% 84.35% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,750 2,085 2,627
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £257 £260 £233
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 89 101
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.91% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.74 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +2 26 £525 +40.00% 2
Edinburgh -15 18 £525 +25.00% 4
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Technical Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) Microservices
3 20 (42.55%) Java
4 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (29.79%) Migration
5 14 (29.79%) SQL
5 14 (29.79%) Waterfall
6 13 (27.66%) REST
7 12 (25.53%) Oracle
7 12 (25.53%) Web Services
7 12 (25.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (25.53%) RESTful
8 11 (23.40%) SOAP
8 11 (23.40%) PL/SQL
8 11 (23.40%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (23.40%) Workflow
8 11 (23.40%) MongoDB
8 11 (23.40%) NoSQL
8 11 (23.40%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (23.40%) Oracle Database
9 10 (21.28%) Software Delivery
10 9 (19.15%) Degree
11 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.02%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (14.89%) Spring Boot
12 7 (14.89%) DevOps
12 7 (14.89%) React
12 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
12 7 (14.89%) IaaS
12 7 (14.89%) Data Migration

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 2 (4.26%) Confluence
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.13%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) IaaS
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.64%) SaaS
3 3 (6.38%) Office 365
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (2.13%) DHCP
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.13%) MPLS
1 1 (2.13%) Skype
1 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) MongoDB
1 11 (23.40%) NoSQL
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle Database
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (80.85%) Architect
2 20 (42.55%) Technical Architect
3 8 (17.02%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Digital Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Service Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Design Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Design Authority
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Architect
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Technical Architect
9 1 (2.13%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) J2EE Architect
9 1 (2.13%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) REST
2 12 (25.53%) RESTful
2 12 (25.53%) Web Services
3 11 (23.40%) SOAP
4 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
4 7 (14.89%) React
4 7 (14.89%) Spring
4 7 (14.89%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.38%) .NET
6 2 (4.26%) CSS
6 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 2 (4.26%) XML
6 2 (4.26%) XSLT
7 1 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.13%) J2EE
7 1 (2.13%) Java EE
7 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Equities
3 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.13%) IVR
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) Microservices
3 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (29.79%) Migration
4 14 (29.79%) Waterfall
5 12 (25.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (23.40%) Workflow
7 10 (21.28%) Software Delivery
8 8 (17.02%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.89%) Data Migration
9 7 (14.89%) DevOps
10 6 (12.77%) Software Architecture
11 5 (10.64%) Scrum
12 4 (8.51%) Data Encryption
12 4 (8.51%) Decision-Making
12 4 (8.51%) SDLC
12 4 (8.51%) Web Application Development
13 3 (6.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) Java
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.38%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
4 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (8.51%) Data Quality
2 4 (8.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.13%) XenApp
1 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Ansible
1 3 (6.38%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Charles River
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) Nintex
4 1 (2.13%) CA
4 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix
4 1 (2.13%) Curam
4 1 (2.13%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk
4 1 (2.13%) Symantec
4 1 (2.13%) Varonis