Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 141 168
Rank change year-on-year -6 +27 -4
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 57 42 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.06% 0.87% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.02% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 11
Scotland median daily rate £538 £506 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +15.06% +3.53%
10th Percentile £415 £371 £263
90th Percentile £650 £736 £515
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.53%
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% +0.59%

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 4,720 4,131 3,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.86% 85.33% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,538 2,327 2,338
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +10.56% -5.93%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £230
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 100
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £9.94
90th Percentile £49.50 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.98 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.93% +11.02% +3.73%

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 October 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 23 October 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 -13 30 £563 +4.65% 6
Glasgow +4 25 £525 +18.31% 3
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Technical Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Microservices
3 20 (35.09%) Java
4 19 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (28.07%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (26.32%) REST
7 14 (24.56%) Waterfall
8 13 (22.81%) SQL
9 12 (21.05%) Oracle
9 12 (21.05%) Migration
9 12 (21.05%) DevOps
10 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database 12c
10 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database
10 11 (19.30%) PL/SQL
10 11 (19.30%) SOAP
10 11 (19.30%) Web Services
10 11 (19.30%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (19.30%) SaaS
10 11 (19.30%) MongoDB
10 11 (19.30%) NoSQL
11 10 (17.54%) IaaS
11 10 (17.54%) Software Delivery
11 10 (17.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
12 9 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
12 9 (15.79%) RESTful
13 8 (14.04%) Degree
14 7 (12.28%) Workflow
14 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
15 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS

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%) IIS
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) SaaS
2 10 (17.54%) IaaS
3 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.53%) PaaS
4 4 (7.02%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) DHCP
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
1 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) MongoDB
1 11 (19.30%) NoSQL
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) DB2
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Front Office
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (82.46%) Architect
2 24 (42.11%) Technical Architect
3 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architect
3 8 (14.04%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Digital Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Service Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Design Leader
6 4 (7.02%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Design Authority
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Technical Architect
9 1 (1.75%) Applications Architect
9 1 (1.75%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) J2EE Architect
9 1 (1.75%) J2EE Technical Architect
9 1 (1.75%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) REST
2 11 (19.30%) SOAP
2 11 (19.30%) Web Services
3 9 (15.79%) RESTful
4 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.02%) React
4 4 (7.02%) Spring
4 4 (7.02%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
5 1 (1.75%) Java EE
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) XML
5 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) User Experience
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Equities
3 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.75%) IVR
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) Microservices
3 19 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 16 (28.07%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (24.56%) Waterfall
6 12 (21.05%) DevOps
6 12 (21.05%) Migration
7 10 (17.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (17.54%) Software Delivery
8 9 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.28%) Workflow
10 6 (10.53%) Scrum
10 6 (10.53%) Software Architecture
11 5 (8.77%) Data Encryption
11 5 (8.77%) Kanban
11 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.77%) Web Application Development
12 4 (7.02%) Logical Data Model
12 4 (7.02%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) Java
2 13 (22.81%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CISSP
4 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
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 12 (21.05%) 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
4 1 (1.75%) Nintex