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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Architect
Rank 544 486 490
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 35 66 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 35
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£425 £525 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £385 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £480
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
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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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
South East -1 15 £348 -22.77% 1
London -15 9 £450 -28.00% 9
East of England -14 4 £400 - 4
West Midlands -11 2 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
North West -11 1 £450 -18.18%
South West -33 1 - - 1
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Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (22.78%) Oracle
2 17 (21.52%) Finance
3 15 (18.99%) SQL
3 15 (18.99%) .NET
4 14 (17.72%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
5 13 (16.46%) SharePoint
5 13 (16.46%) Asset Management
5 13 (16.46%) Data Security
6 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
7 9 (11.39%) Linux
7 9 (11.39%) Degree
8 8 (10.13%) Marketing
8 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.13%) QA
8 8 (10.13%) Use Case
8 8 (10.13%) 4G
9 7 (8.86%) UML
9 7 (8.86%) GPRS
9 7 (8.86%) GSM
9 7 (8.86%) 3GPP
9 7 (8.86%) WCDMA
9 7 (8.86%) LTE
9 7 (8.86%) User Stories
9 7 (8.86%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
9 7 (8.86%) Information Management
10 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.59%) Smartphone
10 6 (7.59%) Puppet

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (16.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.27%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.27%) CICS
2 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.27%) IaaS
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
1 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) 4G
2 7 (8.86%) GPRS
2 7 (8.86%) GSM
2 7 (8.86%) 3GPP
2 7 (8.86%) WCDMA
2 7 (8.86%) LTE
3 5 (6.33%) VoLTE
4 4 (5.06%) 2G
4 4 (5.06%) 3G
5 3 (3.80%) Firewall
5 3 (3.80%) LAN
5 3 (3.80%) SAN
5 3 (3.80%) Internet
6 2 (2.53%) Network Security
6 2 (2.53%) RANAP
6 2 (2.53%) MVNO
7 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.27%) HTTP
7 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.53%) DB2
2 2 (2.53%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.33%) Gerrit
1 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.53%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.27%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.27%) JIRA
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.13%) Marketing
4 4 (5.06%) Billing
4 4 (5.06%) Electronics
5 3 (3.80%) Military
6 2 (2.53%) Avionics
7 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.27%) Automotive
7 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.27%) Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 2 (2.53%) CSS
3 1 (1.27%) LAMP
3 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) J2EE
3 1 (1.27%) Middleware
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.27%) Vaadin
3 1 (1.27%) REST
3 1 (1.27%) CSS3
3 1 (1.27%) HTML5
3 1 (1.27%) JSON
3 1 (1.27%) Ajax
3 1 (1.27%) Spring
3 1 (1.27%) Java EE
3 1 (1.27%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.80%) Open Source
2 3 (3.80%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.27%) PACS
4 1 (1.27%) EFT
4 1 (1.27%) EFTPOS
4 1 (1.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.27%) SCADA
4 1 (1.27%) CMDB
4 1 (1.27%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.39%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) UNIX
5 1 (1.27%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.27%) CentOS
5 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (16.46%) Asset Management
2 13 (16.46%) Data Security
3 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.13%) Use Case
4 7 (8.86%) UML
4 7 (8.86%) User Stories
4 7 (8.86%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (8.86%) Information Management
5 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.33%) CRM
6 5 (6.33%) Requirements Management
6 5 (6.33%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.06%) Resource Management
7 4 (5.06%) SysML
7 4 (5.06%) Software Architecture
7 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.06%) ERP
7 4 (5.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) Python
3 4 (5.06%) Java
3 4 (5.06%) Perl
4 2 (2.53%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) COBOL
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby
5 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.53%) CCNP
4 2 (2.53%) CCNA
4 2 (2.53%) CCDP
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.27%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) Puppet
2 1 (1.27%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.27%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.27%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
2 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Oracle
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco
3 2 (2.53%) SGI
3 2 (2.53%) IBM
3 2 (2.53%) SAP
3 2 (2.53%) VMware
3 2 (2.53%) Amdocs
4 1 (1.27%) EMC
4 1 (1.27%) Citrix
4 1 (1.27%) BEA
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.27%) webMethods
4 1 (1.27%) CA
4 1 (1.27%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.27%) Apple
4 1 (1.27%) hybris
4 1 (1.27%) Google
4 1 (1.27%) Pega
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