The median contractor rate for an Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 15 28
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.63% 5.11% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 5.15% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +21.05% +25.66%  

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 136 136 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 86.08% 99.27% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 71 69
Median daily rate £375 £310 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.96% -14.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £11.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.69% +16.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 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 24 June 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Docker
3 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) SEPA
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (10.00%) R
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) HBase
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365
4 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (10.00%) Big Data

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 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Boomi
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) DataStage
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (10.00%) HBase
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (10.00%) NumPy
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SciPy
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) DataPower
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Budget Control
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Neural Network
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) R
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Teradata