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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Architect
Rank 526 514 524
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 54 55 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 30
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£410 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £770 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £470 £480
% change year-on-year
-25.53% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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 -26 40 £410 -21.90% 14
South East +4 21 £348 -26.06% 4
Berkshire +6 8 £360 -31.42% 2
East of England - 8 £400 - 2
London -21 7 £438 -20.81% 3
Hertfordshire - 7 £350 -
Surrey - 5 £700 - 2
Guildford - 3 - -
East Midlands +4 2 £475 -
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1
South West -29 1 - - 1
Woking - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Hinckley - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Kent - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (18.95%) Oracle
2 17 (17.89%) Git (software)
3 16 (16.84%) Windows
3 16 (16.84%) Finance
4 15 (15.79%) .NET
5 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
5 14 (14.74%) SQL
6 13 (13.68%) SharePoint
6 13 (13.68%) Asset Management
6 13 (13.68%) Data Security
6 13 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (11.58%) Visual Studio
8 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
8 11 (11.58%) Automation Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Artifactory
8 11 (11.58%) TeamCity
8 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
10 8 (8.42%) 4G
10 8 (8.42%) Use Case
10 8 (8.42%) QA
10 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (8.42%) Marketing
10 8 (8.42%) Degree
10 8 (8.42%) CRM
10 8 (8.42%) Linux
10 8 (8.42%) UML
11 7 (7.37%) GPRS
11 7 (7.37%) GSM

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (13.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) CICS
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.05%) Apache
2 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.05%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
1 1 (1.05%) PaaS
1 1 (1.05%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) 4G
2 7 (7.37%) GPRS
2 7 (7.37%) GSM
2 7 (7.37%) 3GPP
2 7 (7.37%) WCDMA
2 7 (7.37%) LTE
3 5 (5.26%) VoLTE
4 4 (4.21%) 2G
4 4 (4.21%) Internet
4 4 (4.21%) 3G
5 3 (3.16%) SAN
6 2 (2.11%) RANAP
6 2 (2.11%) Firewall
6 2 (2.11%) MVNO
7 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.05%) HTTP
7 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.05%) SSL
7 1 (1.05%) WAN
7 1 (1.05%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) DB2
2 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (11.58%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.58%) Artifactory
2 11 (11.58%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.26%) Gerrit
4 3 (3.16%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.11%) JIRA
6 1 (1.05%) Ant
6 1 (1.05%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.05%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.05%) Subversion
6 1 (1.05%) Maven
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.42%) Marketing
4 4 (4.21%) Billing
4 4 (4.21%) Electronics
5 3 (3.16%) Military
6 2 (2.11%) Avionics
7 1 (1.05%) Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Retail
7 1 (1.05%) Automotive
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.05%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) J2EE
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) XML
2 1 (1.05%) XSLT
2 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.05%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) LAMP
2 1 (1.05%) Ajax
2 1 (1.05%) JSON
2 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (1.05%) HTML5
2 1 (1.05%) REST
2 1 (1.05%) CSS3
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.16%) CMDB
2 3 (3.16%) Open Source
3 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.05%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.05%) SCADA
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) EFT
4 1 (1.05%) EFTPOS
4 1 (1.05%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.84%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (8.42%) Linux
4 5 (5.26%) Android
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.05%) UNIX
7 1 (1.05%) CentOS
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.68%) Data Security
1 13 (13.68%) Asset Management
1 13 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (11.58%) Automation Testing
3 8 (8.42%) Use Case
3 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.42%) UML
3 8 (8.42%) CRM
4 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (7.37%) Information Management
4 7 (7.37%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (7.37%) User Stories
5 6 (6.32%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.26%) Requirements Management
6 5 (5.26%) TOGAF
6 5 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.21%) Validation
7 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.21%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.21%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) SQL
2 5 (5.26%) Python
3 4 (4.21%) Perl
4 3 (3.16%) Java
5 2 (2.11%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) COBOL
6 1 (1.05%) C
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby
6 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Degree
2 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Puppet
2 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.05%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.05%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) Oracle
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.21%) Amdocs
4 3 (3.16%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) SGI
5 2 (2.11%) IBM
5 2 (2.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) Splunk
6 1 (1.05%) webMethods
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco
6 1 (1.05%) Google
6 1 (1.05%) Pega
6 1 (1.05%) hybris
6 1 (1.05%) EMC
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix
6 1 (1.05%) BEA
6 1 (1.05%) CA
6 1 (1.05%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.05%) Apple
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