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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 570 548 553
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 51 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.10% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 17
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £401 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £598 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
-13.64% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £40.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-19.75% +20.89%
Systems Architect
UK

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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 25 £594 +7.95% 4
North West 0 11 £363 -12.77% 2
East of England +9 3 £550 -12.00% 2
South East -27 3 £463 +8.82% 2
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
North East - 2 £404 -
East Midlands +5 1 £360 -19.55%
South West -4 1 - -
Systems Architect
UK

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (26.88%) Pega
2 21 (22.58%) VMware
3 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (19.35%) Finance
5 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (16.13%) HP
6 15 (16.13%) Windows
7 14 (15.05%) Unix
8 13 (13.98%) Java
8 13 (13.98%) Security Cleared
9 12 (12.90%) SQL
9 12 (12.90%) IBM
9 12 (12.90%) Mentoring
9 12 (12.90%) Windows Server
10 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
10 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.75%) Oracle
10 10 (10.75%) WebLogic
10 10 (10.75%) Cisco
10 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (9.68%) DevOps
11 9 (9.68%) JBoss
11 9 (9.68%) Online Games
11 9 (9.68%) WebSphere
11 9 (9.68%) TOGAF
11 9 (9.68%) Games
12 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
12 8 (8.60%) Linux
12 8 (8.60%) OpenStack
13 7 (7.53%) J2EE

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (10.75%) WebLogic
2 9 (9.68%) JBoss
2 9 (9.68%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.60%) OpenStack
4 7 (7.53%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.23%) CICS
7 2 (2.15%) Confluence
7 2 (2.15%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.15%) SAS
7 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.08%) Mule
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.08%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) IaaS
2 2 (2.15%) SaaS
3 1 (1.08%) HP Helion
3 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.15%) 4G
2 2 (2.15%) DNS
2 2 (2.15%) Intranet
2 2 (2.15%) LAN
2 2 (2.15%) WAN
2 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) Network Security
3 1 (1.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) DB2
2 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.15%) Data Mart
3 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.08%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.23%) FishEye
2 3 (3.23%) JUnit
3 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.15%) JIRA
3 2 (2.15%) Liquibase
3 2 (2.15%) Maven
3 2 (2.15%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.15%) Subversion
3 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 18 (19.35%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.15%) Electronics
5 2 (2.15%) Front Office
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.08%) Automotive
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) J2EE
2 6 (6.45%) CSS
2 6 (6.45%) HTML
2 6 (6.45%) Middleware
3 5 (5.38%) JMS
3 5 (5.38%) JSP
3 5 (5.38%) Spring
3 5 (5.38%) Web Services
3 5 (5.38%) XML
4 4 (4.30%) .NET
4 4 (4.30%) Ajax
4 4 (4.30%) Servlets
4 4 (4.30%) Struts
5 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.23%) jQuery
5 3 (3.23%) REST
5 3 (3.23%) SOAP
6 2 (2.15%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.68%) Online Games
3 7 (7.53%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.45%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.23%) User Experience
6 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.15%) Life Science
7 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.08%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) PMI
7 1 (1.08%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.13%) Windows
2 14 (15.05%) Unix
3 12 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.60%) Linux
5 6 (6.45%) AIX
5 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.45%) SUSE
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.38%) CentOS
7 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.15%) zOS
9 1 (1.08%) Solaris
9 1 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.90%) Mentoring
3 9 (9.68%) DevOps
3 9 (9.68%) TOGAF
4 7 (7.53%) MVC
4 7 (7.53%) Workflow
5 6 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (6.45%) CRM
5 6 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (6.45%) Functional Testing
5 6 (6.45%) ITIL
5 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
5 6 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (5.38%) Migration
6 5 (5.38%) SOA
6 5 (5.38%) Test Automation
6 5 (5.38%) User Stories
7 4 (4.30%) Project Management
7 4 (4.30%) Scrum
7 4 (4.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.98%) Java
2 12 (12.90%) SQL
3 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.30%) C#
5 3 (3.23%) Assembly Language
5 3 (3.23%) C++
5 3 (3.23%) COBOL
6 2 (2.15%) JCL
6 2 (2.15%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.15%) REXX
6 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.08%) C
7 1 (1.08%) CLIST
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) Dell Certification
5 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.23%) Docker
3 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.23%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.23%) XenServer
4 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.08%) NFS
5 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Puppet
2 4 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.23%) Packer
3 3 (3.23%) vRealize
4 2 (2.15%) Bareos
4 2 (2.15%) yum
5 1 (1.08%) SCCM
5 1 (1.08%) TeamSite
5 1 (1.08%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 25 (26.88%) Pega
2 21 (22.58%) VMware
3 15 (16.13%) HP
4 12 (12.90%) IBM
5 10 (10.75%) Cisco
5 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.75%) Oracle
6 6 (6.45%) NetApp
7 4 (4.30%) F5
7 4 (4.30%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.23%) Citrix
8 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.23%) Sybase
8 3 (3.23%) Vitria
9 2 (2.15%) BEA
9 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.15%) Juniper
9 2 (2.15%) SAP
9 2 (2.15%) SunGard
9 2 (2.15%) TIBCO
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago