The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 20 35
Rank change year-on-year -18 +15  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 23 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.65% 6.51% 4.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.93% 6.74% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 27
Median daily rate £550 £550 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £43.15
% change year-on-year +21.05% +10.08%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 585 623 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.71% 96.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 320 434
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Hertfordshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Hertfordshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Hertfordshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Hertfordshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn +1 5 £550 +22.22%
Hemel Hempstead +4 3 £488 - 1
Welwyn Garden City +6 2 £650 -
Hitchin +1 1 £350 -
Hatfield -6 1 £550 - 3
Watford -9 1 - - 2
Architect
East of England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) Retail
3 12 (19.67%) Oracle
3 12 (19.67%) SOA
4 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
5 9 (14.75%) Java
6 8 (13.11%) Windows
6 8 (13.11%) JDA
6 8 (13.11%) Finance
6 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
6 8 (13.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (11.48%) DevOps
7 7 (11.48%) Citrix
8 6 (9.84%) Cisco
8 6 (9.84%) Project Management
8 6 (9.84%) Firewall
8 6 (9.84%) Microservices
8 6 (9.84%) REST
8 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
9 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (8.20%) Migration
9 5 (8.20%) VMware
9 5 (8.20%) IBM
9 5 (8.20%) SAP
9 5 (8.20%) ETL
9 5 (8.20%) Palo Alto
10 4 (6.56%) Presales
10 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
10 4 (6.56%) Continuous Delivery

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 8 (13.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) Site Server
4 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) nginx
4 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) GNU Octave
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Endur
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.64%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Yammer
3 2 (3.28%) Dropbox
3 2 (3.28%) Google Drive
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.64%) Boomi
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
4 1 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Firewall
2 3 (4.92%) LAN
2 3 (4.92%) Skype
2 3 (4.92%) WAN
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 2 (3.28%) NAS
3 2 (3.28%) SAN
3 2 (3.28%) Telepresence
4 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.64%) HTTP
4 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) DataStage
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) HBase
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (24.59%) Retail
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) REST
2 4 (6.56%) JSON
2 4 (6.56%) Middleware
2 4 (6.56%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) Spring
3 3 (4.92%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.64%) COM
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) HTML5
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.64%) JSP
5 1 (1.64%) NumPy
5 1 (1.64%) SciPy
5 1 (1.64%) SOAP
5 1 (1.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.92%) iPad
1 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.28%) BYOD
2 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.28%) Social Media
2 2 (3.28%) SWIFT
2 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) DataPower
3 1 (1.64%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
2 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.28%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.67%) SOA
3 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
4 7 (11.48%) DevOps
5 6 (9.84%) Microservices
5 6 (9.84%) Project Management
6 5 (8.20%) ETL
6 5 (8.20%) Migration
7 4 (6.56%) Analytics
7 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (6.56%) CRM
7 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.56%) Open Source
7 4 (6.56%) Presales
7 4 (6.56%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (6.56%) TDD
7 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.92%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) Java
2 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.92%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) C++
5 1 (1.64%) Go
5 1 (1.64%) Lua
5 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.28%) CCNA
4 2 (3.28%) CCNP
4 2 (3.28%) CCSA
4 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) MCITP
4 2 (3.28%) MCSA
4 2 (3.28%) MCSE
4 2 (3.28%) MCTS
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CLAS
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) EMC Certification
5 1 (1.64%) HND
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.28%) GDPR
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) SEPA
3 1 (1.64%) GPG13
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
1 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) SCOM
2 2 (3.28%) SCSM
3 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.64%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.64%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.64%) MobiControl
3 1 (1.64%) PaperCut
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Oracle
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.11%) JDA
4 7 (11.48%) Citrix
5 6 (9.84%) Cisco
6 5 (8.20%) IBM
6 5 (8.20%) Palo Alto
6 5 (8.20%) SAP
6 5 (8.20%) VMware
7 2 (3.28%) Acronis
7 2 (3.28%) AppSense
7 2 (3.28%) EMC
7 2 (3.28%) Facebook
7 2 (3.28%) Google
7 2 (3.28%) Hitachi
7 2 (3.28%) Isilon
7 2 (3.28%) NetApp
8 1 (1.64%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.64%) SOTI
8 1 (1.64%) Trustwave