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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank - 192 203
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.059% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.062% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £464 £430 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-21.68% -7.77%
Systems Architect
London

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
3001 4822 5533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.51% 94.96% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2354 3712 3942
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 93
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Samba
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Altiris
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) XenMobile
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) API Development

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
1 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) API Development
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Korn
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) NFS
1 1 (33.33%) Samba
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (33.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Altiris
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas
1 1 (33.33%) VMware