The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 392 397 394
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 16 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.085% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.090% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Average daily rate £475 £525 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £484 £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £663
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-21.08% -7.77%
Systems Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Systems Architect Daily Rate Trend in London

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Systems Architect Daily Rate Histogram in London

Systems Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Systems Architect Hourly Rate Trend in London

Systems Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
Canary Wharf - 2 £391 -
City of London +33 1 £550 -
Systems Architect
England

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (30.77%) Pega
2 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Games
4 4 (15.38%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Windows
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) Online Games
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
5 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
5 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Banking
5 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) ITSM
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (7.69%) SAN
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
6 2 (7.69%) SOA

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.85%) SNMP
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.85%) BigQuery
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.85%) JUnit
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Games
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.85%) Automotive
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Ajax
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
1 1 (3.85%) JDBC
1 1 (3.85%) JMS
1 1 (3.85%) jQuery
1 1 (3.85%) JSP
1 1 (3.85%) JSTL
1 1 (3.85%) REST
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
1 1 (3.85%) Spring
1 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Online Games
2 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.69%) Life Science
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Derivative
5 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.85%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (11.54%) Service Management
2 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.69%) DevOps
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) ITSM
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (3.85%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (3.85%) API Development
4 1 (3.85%) Defect Management
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) KYC
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) SysML
4 1 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) Korn
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) NFS
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) Samba
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (3.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Pega
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) F5
4 2 (7.69%) NetApp
4 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.85%) Altiris
5 1 (3.85%) AppSense
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.85%) Hortonworks
5 1 (3.85%) Veritas