Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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.

Solution Architect
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 83 56
Rank change year-on-year +4 -27 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.22% 0.85% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.93% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Hertfordshire median daily rate £513 £549 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.61% -0.23% +10.00%
10th Percentile £456 £446 £493
90th Percentile £700 £610 £675
East of England median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £42.65

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,532 1,294 1,356
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 92.03% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 657 728
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £200
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 121 76
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £15.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +11.37% -13.77%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £48.35 £40.00 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.94%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Hertfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Hertfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Hertfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Hertfordshire

Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +13 11 £513 -
Hatfield 0 1 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead -8 1 £475 +11.76% 2
Stevenage - 1 £750 - 1
Solutions Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Retail
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (40.00%) EPoS
4 8 (40.00%) SAP
4 8 (40.00%) CMS
4 8 (40.00%) Content Management
4 8 (40.00%) SaaS
4 8 (40.00%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (30.00%) Data Architecture
6 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (10.00%) Time Management
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (10.00%) Microservices
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (10.00%) Web Services
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) UML
8 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
8 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
9 1 (5.00%) Billing
9 1 (5.00%) Telecoms

Solutions 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 (40.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) SaaS
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DWDM
1 1 (5.00%) GSM
1 1 (5.00%) LTE
1 1 (5.00%) SDH
1 1 (5.00%) UMTS
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (60.00%) Retail
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (40.00%) Content Management
3 6 (30.00%) Data Architecture
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) CRM
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (10.00%) Microservices
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.00%) UML
7 1 (5.00%) Case Management
7 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Presales
7 1 (5.00%) Product Management
7 1 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GDPR
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (5.00%) Avaya
2 1 (5.00%) Mercator
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Splunk
2 1 (5.00%) VMware