The median contractor rate for a Architect was £594 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 16 6 12
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 9 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.63% 13.54% 13.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.04% 14.61% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 11
Median daily rate £594 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.57% +6.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £439 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £538 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £522 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £53.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.39% +23.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 112 89 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.92% 92.71% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 56
Median daily rate £450 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.33% +177.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Watford

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Middleware
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 3 (17.65%) Presales
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.76%) SEPA
4 2 (11.76%) BitLocker
4 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (11.76%) Docker
4 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (11.76%) SWIFT
4 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (11.76%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Boomi
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
1 2 (11.76%) IPsec
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) DataStage
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) HBase
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) JMS
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) NumPy
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) SciPy
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.88%) DataPower
3 1 (5.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Presales
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Product Management
4 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (11.76%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Neural Network
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) R
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SEPA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) BitLocker
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) AppSense
2 2 (11.76%) F5
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.88%) Teradata