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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 561 596 595
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 60 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.089% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.094% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 21
Median daily rate £600 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £469 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - £42.50

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Systems Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 December 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 +19 57 £600 +20.00% 24
London +24 27 £625 +16.27% 4
West Midlands -8 10 £550 +12.82%
South East +17 7 £500 +19.40% 5
Shropshire +3 7 £550 +12.82%
City of London -3 5 £650 +18.18% 2
Telford -4 5 £550 +12.82%
Scotland +10 3 - - 1
Glasgow +7 3 - -
Hampshire +18 2 - - 2
South West +9 2 £480 +28.00% 10
North West +7 2 - - 4
Portsmouth 0 2 - -
Hove - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
North East - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Berkshire -5 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Bristol - 1 £420 - 3
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £400 -
Oxford - 1 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 -

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 24 (21.43%) Finance
1 24 (21.43%) Security Cleared
1 24 (21.43%) Pega
2 22 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.86%) Linux
4 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
4 15 (13.39%) SQL
5 14 (12.50%) Oracle
6 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (11.61%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.71%) DevOps
7 12 (10.71%) Windows
8 11 (9.82%) Red Hat
9 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
10 9 (8.04%) Java
10 9 (8.04%) VMware
10 9 (8.04%) Open Source
10 9 (8.04%) DV Cleared
10 9 (8.04%) Banking
10 9 (8.04%) Public Cloud
11 8 (7.14%) Coaching
11 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (7.14%) TOGAF
11 8 (7.14%) Degree
11 8 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (7.14%) Process Improvement
11 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (7.14%) Scrum
11 8 (7.14%) UML
12 7 (6.25%) 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 4 (3.57%) JBoss
1 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.68%) Apache
2 3 (2.68%) IIS
2 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.89%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.89%) nginx
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.68%) SaaS
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.89%) IaaS
5 1 (0.89%) Office 365
5 1 (0.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.89%) Route 53
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) Firewall
1 3 (2.68%) Network Security
2 2 (1.79%) LAN
2 2 (1.79%) LDAP
2 2 (1.79%) SAN
2 2 (1.79%) VPN
2 2 (1.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.89%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) Internet
3 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.36%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.79%) MySQL
5 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.89%) Big Data
6 1 (0.89%) DB2
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.68%) GitLab
1 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.79%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.46%) Back Office
5 3 (2.68%) Automotive
5 3 (2.68%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Military
6 2 (1.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.89%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) J2EE
2 3 (2.68%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) HTML
2 3 (2.68%) JMS
2 3 (2.68%) SOAP
2 3 (2.68%) Web Services
3 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.79%) EDI
3 2 (1.79%) HTML5
3 2 (1.79%) REST
3 2 (1.79%) Spring
3 2 (1.79%) Struts
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.89%) JSP
4 1 (0.89%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.89%) WCF
4 1 (0.89%) WPF
4 1 (0.89%) XML
4 1 (0.89%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.46%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.68%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.68%) Equities
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) Online Games
6 2 (1.79%) Clustering
6 2 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.79%) User Experience
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.89%) Derivative
7 1 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.89%) Fintech
7 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.89%) Physics
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Linux
2 12 (10.71%) Windows
3 7 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.36%) Unix
5 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.68%) AIX
6 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.89%) Android
8 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.89%) CentOS
8 1 (0.89%) Debian
8 1 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.89%) Solaris
8 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.89%) VMS
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.61%) Mentoring
3 12 (10.71%) DevOps
4 9 (8.04%) Open Source
5 8 (7.14%) Coaching
5 8 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 8 (7.14%) Scrum
5 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 8 (7.14%) UML
6 7 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (5.36%) Data Modelling
7 6 (5.36%) MODAF
7 6 (5.36%) Re-Platforming
8 5 (4.46%) CRM
8 5 (4.46%) Data Management
8 5 (4.46%) Master Data Management
8 5 (4.46%) SDLC
8 5 (4.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) SQL
2 9 (8.04%) Java
3 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.68%) C
5 3 (2.68%) C#
5 3 (2.68%) C++
5 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (0.89%) AWK
7 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) Ruby
7 1 (0.89%) Scala
7 1 (0.89%) sed
7 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.14%) Degree
5 2 (1.79%) CISM
5 2 (1.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) MiFID
2 2 (1.79%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.68%) Docker
3 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.89%) Gluster
4 1 (0.89%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.89%) iptables
4 1 (0.89%) Varnish
4 1 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Ansible
1 4 (3.57%) Puppet
1 4 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) SCOM
3 1 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.89%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) SCSM
3 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.89%) SELinux
3 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) Pega
2 14 (12.50%) Oracle
3 11 (9.82%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
5 9 (8.04%) VMware
6 4 (3.57%) HP
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco
7 3 (2.68%) Citrix
7 3 (2.68%) IBM
8 2 (1.79%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.89%) BEA
9 1 (0.89%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.89%) F5
9 1 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.89%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.89%) Sun
9 1 (0.89%) TSYS
9 1 (0.89%) Veeam
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