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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 573 561 565
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 70 80 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 14
Median daily rate £485 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £365 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.95% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £46.25 £48.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.63% +41.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £48.50 £33.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £48.50 £34.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £48.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-4.63% +41.60%

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +4 67 £500 +11.11% 11
London +8 24 £700 +47.36% 1
North West -7 15 £377 -31.54% 1
West Midlands -13 11 £548 -4.78% 1
Cheshire -3 7 £383 -30.36%
Warrington - 6 £383 -
Birmingham - 5 £550 -
South East +1 4 £427 +2.54% 4
Manchester -13 4 £483 -0.70% 1
Lancashire - 4 £323 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £485 -
Telford - 4 £700 - 1
North East - 4 £485 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £485 -
Shropshire - 4 £700 - 1
East of England +9 3 £400 -4.76% 2
Walsall 0 3 £545 -0.90%
South West -4 3 £650 +54.76% 1
City of London +38 2 £800 +68.42%
Cambridge +15 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +14 2 £400 -4.76% 1
Berkshire -8 2 £427 +3.97% 1
Midlands - 2 - -
Blackpool - 2 £323 -
East Midlands +4 1 £360 -31.42%
Scotland -13 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -17 1 £650 +54.94%
Bristol - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £525 -

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 37 (30.58%) Pega
2 28 (23.14%) Java
3 27 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (21.49%) Oracle
5 22 (18.18%) SQL
6 21 (17.36%) Finance
6 21 (17.36%) VMware
7 19 (15.70%) HP
8 18 (14.88%) Web Services
9 17 (14.05%) JBoss
9 17 (14.05%) Relational Database
10 16 (13.22%) Security Cleared
10 16 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (12.40%) Windows
11 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
11 15 (12.40%) IBM
12 14 (11.57%) RDBMS
12 14 (11.57%) MVC
13 13 (10.74%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (10.74%) JavaScript
13 13 (10.74%) Middleware
14 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
14 12 (9.92%) HTML
14 12 (9.92%) XML
14 12 (9.92%) CSS
14 12 (9.92%) Unix
14 12 (9.92%) Workflow
14 12 (9.92%) SDLC
15 11 (9.09%) Spring
15 11 (9.09%) Software Engineering

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 17 (14.05%) JBoss
2 11 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.61%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.96%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.31%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.48%) CICS
7 2 (1.65%) SAS
8 1 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.83%) Mule
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.83%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) SaaS
2 2 (1.65%) HP Helion
2 2 (1.65%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) Internet
2 3 (2.48%) Intranet
2 3 (2.48%) LAN
2 3 (2.48%) WAN
3 2 (1.65%) 4G
3 2 (1.65%) DNS
3 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.83%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.05%) Relational Database
2 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
3 14 (11.57%) RDBMS
4 11 (9.09%) DB2
5 2 (1.65%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.65%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.83%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.65%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) JUnit
2 1 (0.83%) MagicDraw
2 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Games
3 7 (5.79%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.65%) Billing
5 2 (1.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.65%) Front Office
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.83%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.88%) Web Services
2 13 (10.74%) Middleware
3 12 (9.92%) CSS
3 12 (9.92%) HTML
3 12 (9.92%) XML
4 11 (9.09%) JMS
4 11 (9.09%) JSP
4 11 (9.09%) Spring
5 10 (8.26%) Servlets
5 10 (8.26%) Struts
6 9 (7.44%) SOAP
7 8 (6.61%) REST
8 6 (4.96%) XSD
9 4 (3.31%) .NET
9 4 (3.31%) Ajax
10 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.48%) jQuery
11 2 (1.65%) J2EE
11 2 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Client/Server
2 9 (7.44%) N-Tier
2 9 (7.44%) Online Games
3 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.96%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.13%) Clustering
5 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.13%) Smart Meter
6 4 (3.31%) Internet of Things
6 4 (3.31%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.48%) User Experience
8 2 (1.65%) CESG
8 2 (1.65%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.65%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.65%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.83%) CMDB
9 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.40%) Windows
2 12 (9.92%) Unix
3 9 (7.44%) Linux
4 8 (6.61%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.65%) zOS
9 1 (0.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.83%) MVS
9 1 (0.83%) Solaris
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.57%) MVC
3 13 (10.74%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (9.92%) SDLC
4 12 (9.92%) Workflow
5 11 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 10 (8.26%) ITIL
6 10 (8.26%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (7.44%) Functional Testing
7 9 (7.44%) OO
7 9 (7.44%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (7.44%) Scrum
8 8 (6.61%) Test Automation
8 8 (6.61%) TOGAF
8 8 (6.61%) User Stories
9 7 (5.79%) ArchiMate
9 7 (5.79%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.79%) UML
10 6 (4.96%) CRM
10 6 (4.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.14%) Java
2 22 (18.18%) SQL
3 13 (10.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.13%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.48%) C#
5 3 (2.48%) C++
5 3 (2.48%) Python
6 2 (1.65%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.65%) COBOL
6 2 (1.65%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) CLIST
7 1 (0.83%) JCL
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) REXX
7 1 (0.83%) Scala
7 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) Degree
5 2 (1.65%) CISSP
5 2 (1.65%) CLAS
5 2 (1.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) Dell Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 16 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.96%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Data Guard
2 5 (4.13%) SCCM
3 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.83%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 37 (30.58%) Pega
2 26 (21.49%) Oracle
3 21 (17.36%) VMware
4 19 (15.70%) HP
5 15 (12.40%) IBM
6 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
7 11 (9.09%) Cisco
8 9 (7.44%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.44%) Sybase
8 9 (7.44%) Vitria
9 8 (6.61%) BEA
10 6 (4.96%) NetApp
11 4 (3.31%) F5
11 4 (3.31%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.48%) SAP
13 2 (1.65%) CA
13 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.65%) Juniper
13 2 (1.65%) SunGard
13 2 (1.65%) TIBCO
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago