Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 10 22
Rank change year-on-year -30 +12 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 11 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.51% 11.72% 6.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 12.01% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 8
Watford median daily rate £538 £538 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.42% +17.07%
10th Percentile £441 £433 £413
90th Percentile £644 £600 £700
Hertfordshire median daily rate £544 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Watford median hourly rate - - £32.28
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £45.00 £32.73
% change year-on-year - +37.49% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 409 283 242
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 97.59% 96.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 146 132
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £120
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.09% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.20 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +12.25%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Watford

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Watford

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Watford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Watford

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Watford region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Middleware
2 4 (36.36%) DataPower
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
3 2 (18.18%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) VMware NSX
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) CCSP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (18.18%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 1 (9.09%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) BlueKai
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Lake
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
2 4 (36.36%) DataPower
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security
2 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Tag Management
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) CCSP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) CISM
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) VMware NSX
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Data Guard
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Tealium