The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 16 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 58 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.12% 6.97% 6.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.83% 7.57% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £495 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £590 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £470
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £44.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -19.54%
Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
590 700 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.77% 92.11% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 353 308
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Hertfordshire region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Hertfordshire region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +13 13 £463 +6.62% 2
Hemel Hempstead +8 8 £425 -10.52%
Rickmansworth -2 4 £475 +11.76%
St Albans +1 2 £1,000 +110.52%
Hertford - 2 £475 -
Architect
East of England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 41 (30.83%) Oracle
2 33 (24.81%) SQL Server
3 28 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 23 (17.29%) Java
4 23 (17.29%) VMware
4 23 (17.29%) TOGAF
5 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
6 21 (15.79%) SOA
7 20 (15.04%) UNIX
7 20 (15.04%) Finance
8 19 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (13.53%) Windows
9 18 (13.53%) SQL
9 18 (13.53%) .NET
10 17 (12.78%) SAP
11 16 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (10.53%) Network Design
12 14 (10.53%) Spring
12 14 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (10.53%) Security Cleared
12 14 (10.53%) Web Services
12 14 (10.53%) Cisco
13 13 (9.77%) Citrix
13 13 (9.77%) J2EE
13 13 (9.77%) Couchbase
14 12 (9.02%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (9.02%) Open Source
14 12 (9.02%) Retail
15 11 (8.27%) Data Integration
15 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.02%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.01%) CMS
5 3 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.26%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.50%) Drupal
7 1 (0.75%) Mule
7 1 (0.75%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.75%) Node.js
7 1 (0.75%) Confluence
7 1 (0.75%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Maximo
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.75%) Unica
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.26%) SaaS
2 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.51%) PaaS
4 3 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) Firewall
2 6 (4.51%) FTP
2 6 (4.51%) Internet
3 4 (3.01%) VPN
3 4 (3.01%) Network Security
4 3 (2.26%) SAN
5 2 (1.50%) LDAP
5 2 (1.50%) OSPF
5 2 (1.50%) BGP
6 1 (0.75%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.75%) IPsec
6 1 (0.75%) MPLS
6 1 (0.75%) Wireless
6 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.75%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.77%) Couchbase
3 10 (7.52%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.51%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.76%) Big Data
7 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.26%) MySQL
9 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.50%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.50%) JUnit
3 2 (1.50%) Selenium
3 2 (1.50%) Maven
3 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 20 (15.04%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Retail
3 5 (3.76%) Legal
4 3 (2.26%) Marketing
4 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) .NET
2 14 (10.53%) Spring
2 14 (10.53%) Web Services
3 13 (9.77%) J2EE
4 8 (6.02%) REST
5 6 (4.51%) SOAP
6 5 (3.76%) HTML
7 4 (3.01%) Struts
7 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.01%) JMS
7 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.01%) SAP PI
7 4 (3.01%) Struts2
7 4 (3.01%) RESTful
7 4 (3.01%) HTML5
7 4 (3.01%) jQuery
7 4 (3.01%) WCF
7 4 (3.01%) Java EE
8 3 (2.26%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Open Source
2 11 (8.27%) Data Integration
3 7 (5.26%) PKI
4 6 (4.51%) GIS
4 6 (4.51%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.76%) Clustering
6 3 (2.26%) iPad
6 3 (2.26%) Replication
7 2 (1.50%) EPoS
7 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.50%) FMCG
7 2 (1.50%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.50%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.04%) UNIX
2 18 (13.53%) Windows
3 11 (8.27%) Linux
4 7 (5.26%) Solaris
5 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.26%) Android
5 3 (2.26%) VMS
5 3 (2.26%) AIX
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.29%) TOGAF
2 21 (15.79%) SOA
3 19 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.53%) Network Design
4 14 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (8.27%) ETL
6 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
6 10 (7.52%) Scrum
6 10 (7.52%) Service Delivery
6 10 (7.52%) Content Management
7 9 (6.77%) Data Protection
7 9 (6.77%) Data Security
7 9 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.02%) Migration
8 8 (6.02%) Data Architecture
9 7 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.26%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.51%) Data Management
10 6 (4.51%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.29%) Java
2 18 (13.53%) SQL
3 6 (4.51%) C#
4 4 (3.01%) Perl
5 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.50%) C
6 2 (1.50%) PHP
6 2 (1.50%) Scala
6 2 (1.50%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) R
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.26%) CCNP
4 7 (5.26%) CCDP
5 6 (4.51%) Degree
6 3 (2.26%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.76%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.26%) PowerHA
4 3 (2.26%) SRDF
4 3 (2.26%) vSphere
4 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) SCCM
1 4 (3.01%) SCOM
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.75%) OpenView
2 1 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 41 (30.83%) Oracle
2 23 (17.29%) VMware
3 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
4 17 (12.78%) SAP
5 14 (10.53%) Cisco
6 13 (9.77%) Citrix
7 11 (8.27%) HP
8 10 (7.52%) IBM
9 8 (6.02%) F5
10 6 (4.51%) EMC
10 6 (4.51%) ESRI
10 6 (4.51%) Atlassian
11 5 (3.76%) Juniper
11 5 (3.76%) JDA
12 4 (3.01%) Metastorm
12 4 (3.01%) Nintex
13 3 (2.26%) Vertica
13 3 (2.26%) Infobright
13 3 (2.26%) MobileIron
13 3 (2.26%) NetApp