The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Architect
Rank 525 530 455
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 54 33 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.070% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.076% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 38
Average daily rate
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£463 £468 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £517 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.75
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45351 43382 41162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 26642 23707
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1869 1912 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.88 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Systems Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Systems Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Architect across the England region.

Systems Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Systems Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 22 £500 - 2
South East -8 18 £450 -3.84% 2
East of England -4 8 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
North East - 2 £421 -
South West -31 1 - - 4
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 26 (31.71%) Finance
2 19 (23.17%) Oracle
3 14 (17.07%) Degree
4 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
5 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
6 11 (13.41%) TOGAF
7 10 (12.20%) IBM
7 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
7 10 (12.20%) Linux
8 9 (10.98%) .NET
8 9 (10.98%) SQL
8 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
8 9 (10.98%) Migration
9 8 (9.76%) Asset Management
9 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
9 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.54%) SaaS
10 7 (8.54%) Billing
10 7 (8.54%) Data Security
10 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
10 7 (8.54%) ERP
10 7 (8.54%) CRM
10 7 (8.54%) SAP
11 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.32%) Tivoli
11 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
12 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (6.10%) 4G
12 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
12 5 (6.10%) LTE

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) JBoss
3 1 (1.22%) Apache
3 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.22%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.22%) SAS
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) MS Office
4 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.44%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (1.22%) PaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.22%) Taleo
3 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) LTE
1 5 (6.10%) 4G
2 4 (4.88%) LAN
2 4 (4.88%) 3GPP
3 3 (3.66%) Network Security
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
3 3 (3.66%) GPRS
3 3 (3.66%) GSM
3 3 (3.66%) WCDMA
3 3 (3.66%) VoLTE
4 2 (2.44%) Broadband
4 2 (2.44%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.44%) 3G
4 2 (2.44%) 802.11
4 2 (2.44%) Firewall
4 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.44%) HSPA
4 2 (2.44%) WAN
5 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) DB2
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) OLTP
4 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.22%) Subversion
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.22%) Gerrit
1 1 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (31.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Billing
2 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.10%) Legal
4 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.66%) Back Office
5 3 (3.66%) Electronics
5 3 (3.66%) Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Retail
6 2 (2.44%) Marketing
6 2 (2.44%) Advertising
6 2 (2.44%) Military
7 1 (1.22%) Publishing
7 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.22%) French Language
7 1 (1.22%) Local Government
7 1 (1.22%) Automotive
7 1 (1.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) .NET
2 5 (6.10%) Web Services
3 3 (3.66%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) XML
4 2 (2.44%) CSS
4 2 (2.44%) SOAP
4 2 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (1.22%) LAMP
5 1 (1.22%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.22%) Spring
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) Java EE
5 1 (1.22%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.22%) JPA
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) Vaadin
5 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Open Source
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Data Conversion
4 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.44%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.44%) GIS
5 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
5 1 (1.22%) W3C
5 1 (1.22%) IVR
5 1 (1.22%) PACS
5 1 (1.22%) e-Health
5 1 (1.22%) PKI
5 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Linux
2 4 (4.88%) UNIX
2 4 (4.88%) Windows
3 2 (2.44%) AIX
4 1 (1.22%) VME
4 1 (1.22%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.41%) TOGAF
2 9 (10.98%) Migration
3 8 (9.76%) Asset Management
3 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (8.54%) CRM
4 7 (8.54%) Data Security
4 7 (8.54%) ERP
5 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.10%) SOA
6 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.88%) Content Management
8 3 (3.66%) Information Management
8 3 (3.66%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.66%) SysML
8 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (3.66%) ETL
8 3 (3.66%) UML
8 3 (3.66%) OO
8 3 (3.66%) Analytics
8 3 (3.66%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) Java
3 4 (4.88%) C
4 3 (3.66%) C++
5 2 (2.44%) C#
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.22%) COBOL
6 1 (1.22%) VBScript
6 1 (1.22%) Python
6 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Degree
2 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.44%) MCSE
6 2 (2.44%) CCNP
6 2 (2.44%) CCNA
6 2 (2.44%) CCDP
7 1 (1.22%) ISEB
7 1 (1.22%) CCIE
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) HL7
2 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.22%) WCAG
2 1 (1.22%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.22%) SCCM
4 1 (1.22%) SCOM
4 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.22%) Puppet
4 1 (1.22%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Oracle
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.20%) IBM
4 7 (8.54%) SAP
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco
5 4 (4.88%) HP
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.66%) VMware
6 3 (3.66%) Google
7 2 (2.44%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.44%) Pega
7 2 (2.44%) Teradata
7 2 (2.44%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.44%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) Citrix
8 1 (1.22%) CA
8 1 (1.22%) EMC
8 1 (1.22%) Cognos
8 1 (1.22%) Amdocs
8 1 (1.22%) Apple
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