Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Solution Architect
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 50 66
Rank change year-on-year -17 +16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.80% 2.93% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 3.05% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 32
Hertfordshire median daily rate £600 £530 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +11.58% -9.52%
10th Percentile £524 £375 £375
90th Percentile £625 £647 £561
East of England median daily rate £525 £475 £538
% change year-on-year +10.53% -11.63% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.65 -

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 1196 1344 1516
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 93.58% 96.14% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 700 784
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.63% +1.32%
10th Percentile £200 £212 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 74 134
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -7.25% +4.55%
10th Percentile £10.48 £9.00 £9.08
90th Percentile £48.12 £52.25 £38.93
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%

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 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 23 July 2017. 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 -6 6 £594 +12.03%
Solutions Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Retail
2 11 (47.83%) SOA
3 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
4 7 (30.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (30.43%) Oracle
4 7 (30.43%) JDA
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Java
7 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (13.04%) Analytics
7 3 (13.04%) EAI
7 3 (13.04%) IBM
7 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
7 3 (13.04%) CRM
7 3 (13.04%) ETL
7 3 (13.04%) Rational Rose
7 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
7 3 (13.04%) IT Strategy
8 2 (8.70%) Programme Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) DevOps
8 2 (8.70%) Data Architecture
8 2 (8.70%) BYOD
8 2 (8.70%) Telepresence
8 2 (8.70%) SEPA
8 2 (8.70%) Presales
8 2 (8.70%) Prototyping
8 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (8.70%) CMS

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 7 (30.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Telepresence
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Rational Rose
General
1 11 (47.83%) Retail
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
1 2 (8.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) BYOD
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.70%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) SOA
3 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.04%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) EAI
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) IT Strategy
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Microservices
5 2 (8.70%) Presales
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Prototyping
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SEPA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) JDA
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) hybris