The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 542 536 491
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 65 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.087% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.095% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 12 31
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£475 £435 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
- -41.73%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
England -7 62 £488 - 17
London +13 29 £500 -23.07% 5
South East -19 11 £425 +0.40% 4
West Midlands -3 7 £575 +9.52% 1
North West - 6 £550 - 2
City of London +12 4 £600 +14.28% 1
South West +11 4 £413 +10.00%
Hampshire -10 4 £423 +0.04% 2
Cheshire - 4 £550 - 2
East of England -3 3 £625 +64.47% 2
East Midlands -8 3 £448 -0.55% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £413 -
Salisbury - 3 £413 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £625 -
Luton - 3 £625 -
Shropshire -3 2 £463 -11.90%
Hook -6 2 £423 +0.04%
Berkshire -7 2 £410 -
Knutsford - 2 £550 - 2
Manchester - 2 £563 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £375 -
West Sussex - 2 £425 - 1
Wales +7 1 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £410 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £420 -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 29 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 29 (22.83%) Oracle
3 20 (15.75%) Java
4 18 (14.17%) .NET
5 17 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (13.39%) Pega
6 15 (11.81%) Windows
6 15 (11.81%) Linux
7 13 (10.24%) UNIX
7 13 (10.24%) Degree
7 13 (10.24%) Security Cleared
8 11 (8.66%) MVC
8 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.66%) C#
8 11 (8.66%) SQL
8 11 (8.66%) Middleware
9 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
9 10 (7.87%) HTML
9 10 (7.87%) XML
9 10 (7.87%) TOGAF
9 10 (7.87%) Banking
9 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
9 10 (7.87%) Relational Database
10 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
10 9 (7.09%) Asset Management
10 9 (7.09%) Open Source
10 9 (7.09%) HTML5
10 9 (7.09%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.09%) ETL

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (3.94%) Confluence
2 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.57%) SAS
3 2 (1.57%) PegaRULES
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.57%) Agresso
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) SaaS
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.57%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) 3G
2 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.79%) LTE
3 1 (0.79%) OFDM
3 1 (0.79%) MIMO
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) SMS
3 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.79%) VoIP
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) SMTP
3 1 (0.79%) VPN
3 1 (0.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) 802.11
3 1 (0.79%) MPLS
3 1 (0.79%) X.400
3 1 (0.79%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
1 10 (7.87%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.94%) HBase
3 5 (3.94%) Big Data
3 5 (3.94%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.94%) MySQL
3 5 (3.94%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.15%) DB2
5 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.57%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.79%) OLAP
6 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Subversion
2 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 39 (30.71%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Banking
2 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Retail
4 5 (3.94%) Military
4 5 (3.94%) Legal
5 4 (3.15%) Marketing
6 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.57%) Back Office
7 2 (1.57%) Billing
7 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.17%) .NET
2 11 (8.66%) Middleware
3 10 (7.87%) HTML
3 10 (7.87%) XML
4 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
4 9 (7.09%) HTML5
5 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (5.51%) SOAP
6 7 (5.51%) Web Services
7 5 (3.94%) JSON
7 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.15%) JSP
8 4 (3.15%) REST
8 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.15%) Spring
9 3 (2.36%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.36%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.36%) XSLT
10 2 (1.57%) Servlets
10 2 (1.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Open Source
2 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.15%) CMDB
4 4 (3.15%) Clustering
4 4 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.57%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.57%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.57%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.79%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.79%) e-Health
7 1 (0.79%) IVR
7 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.79%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.81%) Windows
1 15 (11.81%) Linux
2 13 (10.24%) UNIX
3 4 (3.15%) Solaris
4 2 (1.57%) HPUX
4 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (8.66%) MVC
2 11 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (7.87%) TOGAF
4 9 (7.09%) Asset Management
4 9 (7.09%) E-Commerce
4 9 (7.09%) ETL
4 9 (7.09%) Data Modelling
5 8 (6.30%) UML
5 8 (6.30%) Scrum
5 8 (6.30%) Web Development
6 7 (5.51%) Workflow
7 6 (4.72%) Service Management
7 6 (4.72%) ITSM
7 6 (4.72%) OO
7 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (3.94%) Test Strategy
8 5 (3.94%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (3.94%) CRM
8 5 (3.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.75%) Java
2 11 (8.66%) C#
2 11 (8.66%) SQL
3 5 (3.94%) Python
4 3 (2.36%) C
5 2 (1.57%) C++
5 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (10.24%) Degree
1 13 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
2 8 (6.30%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.57%) MCSE
4 2 (1.57%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.79%) MCSD
5 1 (0.79%) ACCA
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) Docker
1 5 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.94%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (3.94%) SCOM
3 4 (3.15%) SCCM
3 4 (3.15%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (22.83%) Microsoft
1 29 (22.83%) Oracle
2 17 (13.39%) Pega
3 9 (7.09%) HP
3 9 (7.09%) IBM
4 8 (6.30%) SAP
5 6 (4.72%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.72%) VMware
6 5 (3.94%) Remedy
7 4 (3.15%) TIBCO
7 4 (3.15%) Akamai
8 3 (2.36%) Teradata
8 3 (2.36%) EMC
8 3 (2.36%) Cisco
8 3 (2.36%) i2
9 2 (1.57%) Citrix
9 2 (1.57%) Sybase
9 2 (1.57%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.79%) BT
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