The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Watford region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 25 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.69% 1.43% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.48% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.83 £59.50 £45.49
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.80%
Solutions 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
175 135 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 98.31% 96.43% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 67 68
Median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 14
Median hourly rate £13.25 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £35.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Watford region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (25.00%) Presales
4 2 (25.00%) vSphere
4 2 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) WSUS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) BCP
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) FMCG
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) HPUX
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security
1 2 (25.00%) Presales
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (12.50%) B2B
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MBA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Hitachi
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec