The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 235 240 239
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 11 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.24% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.26% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 1
Average daily rate £525 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Systems Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Systems Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 10 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
Berkshire +8 7 £525 +12.29% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £562 - 1
Hampshire +2 2 £350 -17.03%
Systems Architect
England

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 15 (60.00%) VMware
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) Unix
4 7 (28.00%) AIX
4 7 (28.00%) IBM
4 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
4 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (24.00%) Linux
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
6 5 (20.00%) JBoss
6 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
6 5 (20.00%) J2EE
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (20.00%) SUSE
6 5 (20.00%) CentOS
6 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (16.00%) NetBackup
7 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
7 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (16.00%) NetScaler

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (20.00%) JBoss
1 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) CICS
2 4 (16.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) Easytrieve
2 3 (12.00%) OLTP
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) FishEye
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Military
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) J2EE
2 3 (12.00%) ISPF
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (8.00%) HACMP
4 2 (8.00%) VSAM
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) Unix
4 7 (28.00%) AIX
4 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) CentOS
6 5 (20.00%) SUSE
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (8.00%) Solaris
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) BCP
3 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
5 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Assembly Language
1 4 (16.00%) C++
1 4 (16.00%) COBOL
1 4 (16.00%) JCL
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (16.00%) REXX
2 3 (12.00%) CLIST
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (16.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (16.00%) XenServer
3 3 (12.00%) Docker
4 2 (8.00%) GPFS
4 2 (8.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (12.00%) Packer
2 3 (12.00%) vRealize
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) CA
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) EMC
5 3 (12.00%) Intel
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Micro Focus
6 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
7 1 (4.00%) Nimsoft