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 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 402 394 340
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 12 8 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.034% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.037% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 24
Average daily rate
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£550 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £410
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+20.89% -41.73%
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
20637 21595 20089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.39% 92.63% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 15017 13598
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 377 407
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) Pega
4 4 (13.79%) UNIX
5 3 (10.34%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.34%) ETL
5 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
5 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 3 (10.34%) Banking
5 3 (10.34%) Teradata
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.90%) VMware
6 2 (6.90%) IaaS
6 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.90%) Logistics
6 2 (6.90%) Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (6.90%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) Retail
6 2 (6.90%) SAS
6 2 (6.90%) SQL
6 2 (6.90%) .NET
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
6 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) Windows

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
2 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.45%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) AIX
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.34%) ETL
3 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.90%) Logistics
3 2 (6.90%) Workflow
4 1 (3.45%) Practice Management
4 1 (3.45%) CRM
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCIE
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Pega
3 3 (10.34%) Teradata
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) EMC
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.45%) RedPrairie
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) JDA
5 1 (3.45%) NetApp
5 1 (3.45%) BT
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) IBM