The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 16 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.38% 10.48% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.45% 11.00% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Average daily rate £556 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £40.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+32.87% -9.24%
Architect
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93 100 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 98.94% 95.24% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 39 34
Average daily rate £385 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Watford region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) VPN
3 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (16.67%) F5
4 3 (16.67%) Rational Application Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) J2EE
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) DB2
4 3 (16.67%) Ant
4 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (16.67%) Unix
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) DMZ
4 3 (16.67%) Internet
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Network Design

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Boomi
1 2 (11.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) VPN
2 3 (16.67%) DMZ
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Ant
1 3 (16.67%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (16.67%) Network Design
3 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Presales
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCDP
1 2 (11.11%) CCIE
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) MBA
1 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 2 (11.11%) PMP
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco
1 3 (16.67%) F5
1 3 (16.67%) IBM
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Dell
2 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto