The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 183 198 190
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.061% 0.050% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.054% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £483 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4624 5603 5353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.26% 93.70% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3536 4053 4000
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.81 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.01 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Architect in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Architect across the City of London region.

Systems Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Systems Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Architect in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (33.33%) IBM XIV
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Data Conversion
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Systems Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) IBM XIV
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Data Conversion
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Practice Management
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) EMC