The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Architect
Rank 547 472 484
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 40 72 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 37
Average daily rate £435 £501 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.08% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £371 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £800 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £425 £408
% change year-on-year
-3.14% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.75 £57.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.78% +21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £57.50 -
% change year-on-year
-44.78% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -115 38 £450 -10.08% 17
South East -19 12 £423 -0.40% 1
East of England -18 11 £380 +26.66% 1
Hampshire +4 9 £423 -0.40%
Hertfordshire -3 8 - -
London -61 6 £650 +18.18% 6
Surrey -6 4 £500 -10.71% 1
Essex - 3 £380 -
Bristol - 3 £375 -
Guildford - 3 - -
South West - 3 £375 - 5
East Midlands - 2 £425 - 2
North East - 2 £475 -
Berkshire -10 1 - -
City of London -34 1 £525 -12.50% 1
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Epsom - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £500 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 £525 - 1
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Farnborough - - - -
North West - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Crawley - - - -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
2 14 (19.44%) Finance
3 12 (16.67%) SQL
4 10 (13.89%) Oracle
5 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 9 (12.50%) .NET
6 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 7 (9.72%) UML
7 7 (9.72%) Data Security
7 7 (9.72%) Internet
7 7 (9.72%) Asset Management
7 7 (9.72%) Use Case
7 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 6 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.94%) Windows
9 5 (6.94%) Project Management
9 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.94%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.94%) QA
9 5 (6.94%) Avionics
10 4 (5.56%) Software Architecture
10 4 (5.56%) JIRA
10 4 (5.56%) Marketing
10 4 (5.56%) User Stories
10 4 (5.56%) Billing
10 4 (5.56%) Scrum
10 4 (5.56%) Firewall
10 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.39%) Documentum
2 1 (1.39%) CICS
2 1 (1.39%) CMS
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.39%) Node.js
2 1 (1.39%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Joyent
1 1 (1.39%) IaaS
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) Internet
2 4 (5.56%) Firewall
3 3 (4.17%) VPN
3 3 (4.17%) DNS
4 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.78%) SAN
4 2 (2.78%) LAN
4 2 (2.78%) Broadband
4 2 (2.78%) WAN
4 2 (2.78%) FTP
5 1 (1.39%) LDAP
5 1 (1.39%) HTTP
5 1 (1.39%) SNMP
5 1 (1.39%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.39%) GPRS
5 1 (1.39%) GSM
5 1 (1.39%) PBX
5 1 (1.39%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.39%) DataStage
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) LabVIEW
2 3 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.39%) Ant
4 1 (1.39%) JUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.39%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.39%) Subversion
4 1 (1.39%) CruiseControl
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Avionics
3 4 (5.56%) Marketing
3 4 (5.56%) Billing
4 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Military
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.78%) JSON
3 2 (2.78%) CSS
3 2 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) J2EE
4 1 (1.39%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (1.39%) CSS3
4 1 (1.39%) WDF
4 1 (1.39%) Ajax
4 1 (1.39%) RESTful
4 1 (1.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Open Source
2 2 (2.78%) Data Conversion
2 2 (2.78%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (1.39%) EFT
3 1 (1.39%) EFTPOS
3 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.39%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Linux
3 3 (4.17%) UNIX
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.39%) Solaris
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.72%) UML
1 7 (9.72%) Data Security
1 7 (9.72%) Asset Management
1 7 (9.72%) Use Case
1 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 5 (6.94%) Project Management
3 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.94%) Business Analysis
4 4 (5.56%) Software Architecture
4 4 (5.56%) User Stories
4 4 (5.56%) Scrum
4 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.56%) CRM
4 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.17%) ERP
5 3 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) C#
2 4 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) Python
3 2 (2.78%) C++
3 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
4 1 (1.39%) COBOL
4 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) Perl
4 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) NFS
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
1 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.39%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Oracle
2 3 (4.17%) SAP
2 3 (4.17%) Pega
3 2 (2.78%) EMC
3 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.78%) IBM
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.39%) CA
4 1 (1.39%) Informatica
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.39%) Sun
4 1 (1.39%) BEA
4 1 (1.39%) webMethods
4 1 (1.39%) Splunk
4 1 (1.39%) Rackspace
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