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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 194 198 196
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 5 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.090% 0.017% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.018% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
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£538 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £525 £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £525 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £402 £418
% change year-on-year
+36.94% -3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
- -41.73%
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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
5128 5511 5913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.61% 92.39% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3920 4136 4347
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 74 139
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £123.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Systems Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (42.86%) Workflow
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) Pega
2 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) IBM XIV
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) Data Conversion
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) CMDB
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Law
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) CMDB
1 1 (14.29%) Data Conversion
1 1 (14.29%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Practice Management
3 1 (14.29%) Contact Management
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) Pega
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix