The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 20 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.16% 0.94% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 0.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £700 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £522 £485
% change year-on-year
-4.12% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
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
94 101 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 98.95% 95.28% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 40 34
Average daily rate £400 £389 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £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% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 3 (33.33%) Ant
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) SecurID
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (11.11%) SOA

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Ant
1 3 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle