The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Technical Architecture
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 46 60
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 2 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.34% 2.18% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 2.88% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 3
Median daily rate - £400 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.97%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50

Technical Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 459 520 541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 77.80% 75.69% 76.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 274 282
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £563 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +133.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £9.23 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in Hertfordshire

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 6 (46.15%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) iPad
2 4 (30.77%) Presales
3 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (23.08%) Clustering
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Sourcefire
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security

Technical Architecture
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 3 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) GitHub
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Rational Rose
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) AWS Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Applications Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Middleware Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Middleware Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
5 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) iPad
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 4 (30.77%) Presales
3 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) EAI
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) BPR
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Packer
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
2 3 (23.08%) Sourcefire
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Computacenter
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft