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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Architect
UK
Rank 550 574 548
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 50 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 21
Median daily rate £575 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £385 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £435
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -22.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+28.78% -22.35%

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

Systems Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Architect
Top 29 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +29 45 £575 +15.00% 14
London +13 20 £613 +25.64% 1
South East +19 7 £417 -20.66% 3
Shropshire +18 7 £550 -
West Midlands +3 7 £550 -15.38%
Telford +18 5 £550 -
Scotland +24 4 - -
Glasgow +10 4 - -
East Midlands +3 4 - -
Northampton - 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Hampshire +10 3 £408 +16.57% 1
City of London -11 3 £550 -
North West +19 2 £500 -28.57% 1
Hove - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
South West - 2 £480 - 5
East Sussex - 2 - -
Hook - 1 £408 -
Wales - 1 - - 1
North Wales - 1 - -
North East - 1 £250 -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Flintshire - 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £420 - 1

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 (22.64%) Finance
1 24 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.75%) Linux
3 19 (17.92%) Windows
4 16 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.09%) Pega
5 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared
6 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (11.32%) Oracle
7 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
7 12 (11.32%) Red Hat
7 12 (11.32%) DevOps
7 12 (11.32%) Mentoring
8 11 (10.38%) Windows Server
8 11 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (9.43%) Degree
9 10 (9.43%) SQL
10 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.49%) VMware
10 9 (8.49%) Open Source
10 9 (8.49%) DV Cleared
10 9 (8.49%) Public Cloud
11 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (7.55%) Process Improvement
11 8 (7.55%) TOGAF
11 8 (7.55%) Banking
11 8 (7.55%) C#
11 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
11 8 (7.55%) .NET
11 8 (7.55%) UML

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 5 (4.72%) IIS
2 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.89%) Apache
3 2 (1.89%) JBoss
3 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.94%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.94%) nginx
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.77%) SaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Office 365
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Route 53
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) Firewall
2 2 (1.89%) LDAP
2 2 (1.89%) Network Security
2 2 (1.89%) SAN
2 2 (1.89%) VPN
3 1 (0.94%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.94%) DNS
3 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.94%) LAN
3 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.89%) Big Data
4 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.94%) DB2
5 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.94%) HBase
5 1 (0.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.94%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.83%) GitLab
2 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.89%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.94%) ERwin
General
1 24 (22.64%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.72%) Back Office
5 4 (3.77%) Marketing
6 3 (2.83%) Automotive
6 3 (2.83%) Games
6 3 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.83%) Military
7 1 (0.94%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) .NET
2 4 (3.77%) J2EE
3 3 (2.83%) HTML
3 3 (2.83%) JMS
3 3 (2.83%) SOAP
3 3 (2.83%) Web Services
4 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.89%) EDI
4 2 (1.89%) HTML5
4 2 (1.89%) REST
4 2 (1.89%) Spring
4 2 (1.89%) Struts
5 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.94%) JSP
5 1 (0.94%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.94%) WCF
5 1 (0.94%) WPF
5 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.60%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.72%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.83%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.83%) Equities
6 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.83%) Online Games
6 3 (2.83%) User Experience
7 2 (1.89%) Clustering
7 2 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.89%) iSeries
8 1 (0.94%) Fintech
8 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.94%) Physics
8 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Linux
2 19 (17.92%) Windows
3 11 (10.38%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.77%) Android
5 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.83%) AIX
6 3 (2.83%) Unix
7 2 (1.89%) Solaris
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.94%) CentOS
8 1 (0.94%) Debian
8 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (11.32%) DevOps
2 12 (11.32%) Mentoring
3 9 (8.49%) Open Source
3 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.55%) Process Improvement
4 8 (7.55%) TOGAF
4 8 (7.55%) UML
5 7 (6.60%) Coaching
5 7 (6.60%) MODAF
5 7 (6.60%) Scrum
6 6 (5.66%) CRM
6 6 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (5.66%) Data Management
6 6 (5.66%) Master Data Management
6 6 (5.66%) Re-Platforming
7 5 (4.72%) Data Modelling
7 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (4.72%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.43%) SQL
2 8 (7.55%) C#
3 7 (6.60%) Java
4 6 (5.66%) C
5 5 (4.72%) C++
5 5 (4.72%) Python
6 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.89%) COBOL
8 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.94%) AWK
9 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.94%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) sed
9 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.43%) Degree
4 9 (8.49%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) CISM
5 2 (1.89%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) MiFID
2 2 (1.89%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.83%) Docker
4 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.94%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) Ansible
1 4 (3.77%) Puppet
1 4 (3.77%) SCCM
2 2 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.94%) SCSM
3 1 (0.94%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.94%) SELinux
3 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Pega
2 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.32%) Oracle
2 12 (11.32%) Red Hat
3 9 (8.49%) VMware
4 5 (4.72%) IBM
5 4 (3.77%) HP
6 3 (2.83%) Cisco
7 2 (1.89%) Citrix
7 2 (1.89%) Infor
7 2 (1.89%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.89%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.89%) SAP
8 1 (0.94%) BEA
8 1 (0.94%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.94%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.94%) F5
8 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.94%) TSYS
8 1 (0.94%) Veeam