The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £594 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 20 14 25
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.27% 6.12% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.50% 6.59% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £594 £530 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.02% -24.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

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 111 91 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.87% 92.86% 99.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 43 54
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 £525 £475 £473
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%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Watford

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Watford

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Watford

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Watford region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) SWIFT
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Docker
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) SEPA
3 2 (25.00%) Presales
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) JMS
4 1 (12.50%) SOA

Solutions 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 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) JMS
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Presales
3 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (12.50%) Database Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker