The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Systems Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Architect
Rank 654 643 632
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Architect 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.011% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £700 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+64.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Senior Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Systems Architect in the job title.

Senior Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Systems Architect within the UK.

Senior Systems Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Architect within the UK.

Senior Systems Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 7 £700 +64.70% 2
West Midlands - 5 £700 -
Telford - 5 £700 -
Shropshire - 5 £700 -
London -2 2 £700 +91.12%

Senior Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Senior Systems Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Systems Architect in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Pega
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
3 7 (46.67%) User Stories
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (33.33%) Coaching
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (20.00%) User Experience
7 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (20.00%) System Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
8 2 (13.33%) XML
8 2 (13.33%) Front Office
9 1 (6.67%) MVC
9 1 (6.67%) Workflow
9 1 (6.67%) Automotive
9 1 (6.67%) HTML
9 1 (6.67%) Java
9 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (6.67%) Vitria
9 1 (6.67%) Middleware
9 1 (6.67%) UML

Senior Systems Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Front Office
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Servlets
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Struts
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.67%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
2 7 (46.67%) User Stories
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Coaching
4 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) System Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) SysML
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Pega
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Vitria