The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Watford region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 26 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.69% 7.32% 15.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.88% 7.50% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate £434 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 - £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.03 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.40% +57.14%
Job Titles Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
123 80 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 96.09% 97.56% 99.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 34 48
Average daily rate £375 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £23.86 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.86% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Architect
Hertfordshire

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Mule
2 4 (36.36%) Clustering
3 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) J2EE
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) DB2
4 2 (18.18%) Ant
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (18.18%) Sun Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Rational Application Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Mule
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Ant
1 2 (18.18%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) HPUX
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) UML
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) BCP
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Sun Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Sun
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Hitachi
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) BT
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Sybase
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft