The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 606 616 610
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 51 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.079% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.083% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 18
Median daily rate £425 £520 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.26% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £685 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +1.12%
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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Systems Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Systems Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Systems Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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 +33 50 £431 -17.06% 9
London -1 17 £475 -13.63% 4
North East - 12 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £375 -
South East +10 7 £490 +3.15%
North West +19 5 £412 - 1
Hampshire +15 4 £490 +40.00%
Shropshire -24 3 - -
West Midlands -25 3 - -
Telford -27 3 - -
Berkshire +3 2 £475 -32.14%
Manchester -3 2 £400 -
Lancashire - 2 £445 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £700 -
Hook - 2 £490 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £445 -
Northampton - 2 - -
City of London +11 1 £438 -16.66% 3
Havant -3 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £401 -
Westminster - 1 £438 -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Oxford - 1 £500 -
Bracknell - 1 £475 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £401 -

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 Systems Architect in the job title.

1 32 (26.02%) Pega
2 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (20.33%) Java
4 23 (18.70%) Oracle
4 23 (18.70%) Linux
4 23 (18.70%) Finance
4 23 (18.70%) Security Cleared
5 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
6 17 (13.82%) Red Hat
7 16 (13.01%) SQL
8 15 (12.20%) JBoss
8 15 (12.20%) Web Services
9 14 (11.38%) Relational Database
9 14 (11.38%) Mentoring
10 13 (10.57%) SDLC
11 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
11 12 (9.76%) VMware
12 11 (8.94%) RDBMS
12 11 (8.94%) HP
12 11 (8.94%) Windows
12 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (8.94%) Scrum
13 10 (8.13%) Banking
13 10 (8.13%) HTML
13 10 (8.13%) IBM
13 10 (8.13%) Tomcat
13 10 (8.13%) DevOps
14 9 (7.32%) Coaching
14 9 (7.32%) Public Cloud

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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (12.20%) JBoss
2 10 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.44%) Apache
4 3 (2.44%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.81%) CICS
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.81%) Mule
6 1 (0.81%) nginx
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.25%) SaaS
3 2 (1.63%) HP Helion
3 2 (1.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Route 53
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) Internet
2 3 (2.44%) Firewall
3 2 (1.63%) LAN
3 2 (1.63%) Network Security
3 2 (1.63%) WAN
4 1 (0.81%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) Intranet
4 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.94%) RDBMS
3 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.69%) DB2
5 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.63%) MySQL
6 2 (1.63%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MagicDraw
1 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (18.70%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Games
4 3 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Military
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) Web Services
2 10 (8.13%) HTML
3 9 (7.32%) Middleware
3 9 (7.32%) SOAP
4 8 (6.50%) CSS
4 8 (6.50%) REST
5 7 (5.69%) JMS
5 7 (5.69%) JSP
5 7 (5.69%) Spring
5 7 (5.69%) XML
6 6 (4.88%) Servlets
6 6 (4.88%) Struts
7 5 (4.07%) XSD
8 3 (2.44%) J2EE
9 2 (1.63%) .NET
9 2 (1.63%) Ajax
9 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.63%) HTML5
9 2 (1.63%) jBPM
9 2 (1.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Public Cloud
2 7 (5.69%) Client/Server
3 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.88%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.07%) Clustering
4 5 (4.07%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.25%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.25%) Online Games
6 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.63%) CESG
7 2 (1.63%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.63%) Equities
7 2 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.63%) User Experience
8 1 (0.81%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.70%) Linux
2 11 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (8.94%) Windows
3 7 (5.69%) Unix
4 4 (3.25%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.44%) AIX
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) CentOS
7 1 (0.81%) Debian
7 1 (0.81%) MVS
7 1 (0.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.81%) VMS
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.38%) Mentoring
3 13 (10.57%) SDLC
4 11 (8.94%) Scrum
5 10 (8.13%) DevOps
6 9 (7.32%) Coaching
6 9 (7.32%) ITIL
6 9 (7.32%) MVC
6 9 (7.32%) Open Source
6 9 (7.32%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (6.50%) Project Management
8 7 (5.69%) ArchiMate
8 7 (5.69%) CRM
8 7 (5.69%) Functional Testing
8 7 (5.69%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.69%) User Stories
8 7 (5.69%) Workflow
9 6 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (4.88%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.33%) Java
2 16 (13.01%) SQL
3 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.07%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.44%) Python
6 2 (1.63%) C#
6 2 (1.63%) Scala
7 1 (0.81%) AWK
7 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) Ruby
7 1 (0.81%) sed
7 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.69%) Degree
4 6 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.25%) CISSP
6 2 (1.63%) CISM
6 2 (1.63%) CLAS
6 2 (1.63%) ISEB
7 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) MiFID
2 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.63%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.81%) Gluster
4 1 (0.81%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) iptables
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.81%) Varnish
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) SCCM
2 6 (4.88%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.63%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) Ansible
4 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.81%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.81%) SCSM
4 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.81%) SELinux
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (26.02%) Pega
2 23 (18.70%) Oracle
3 17 (13.82%) Red Hat
4 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.76%) VMware
5 11 (8.94%) HP
6 10 (8.13%) IBM
7 7 (5.69%) BEA
8 6 (4.88%) Sybase
8 6 (4.88%) Vitria
9 3 (2.44%) Cisco
9 3 (2.44%) Citrix
10 2 (1.63%) F5
11 1 (0.81%) CA
11 1 (0.81%) FireEye
11 1 (0.81%) NetApp
11 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.81%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.81%) Sun
11 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
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