The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Systems Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Architect
London / City of London
Rank 152 148 191
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.033% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.034% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £550 £550 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £435
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+28.78% -22.35%

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
2761 2946 4874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.40% 95.87% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2201 2304 3765
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 80
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +34.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Systems Architect in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Systems 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 City of London region featuring Systems Architect in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Derivative
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) MiFID
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Pega
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (16.67%) Hedge funds
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (16.67%) HP

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JMS
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Equities
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (16.67%) Hedge funds
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (16.67%) PLM
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) MiFID
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Pega
1 1 (16.67%) Temenos
1 1 (16.67%) Veeam
1 1 (16.67%) VMware