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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 584 573 580
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 57 65 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 12
Median daily rate £485 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +9.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £380 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £624 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £469 £423
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £33.50

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -21 56 £493 +1.02% 7
London -4 25 £638 +27.50% 2
North West -3 14 £383 -30.36% 1
Cheshire -6 7 £383 -30.36%
Warrington - 6 £383 -
City of London +46 4 £475 -20.83% 1
East of England +9 4 £475 -24.00% 2
Manchester -4 4 £483 -14.22%
South East -17 3 £463 +8.82% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £485 -
North East - 3 £485 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £485 -
Lancashire - 3 £359 - 1
South West -8 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 - 1
Essex - 2 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £400 -
Blackpool - 2 £359 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Derbyshire +11 1 £360 -14.28%
East Midlands +11 1 £360 -19.55%
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -
Derby +4 1 £360 -14.28%
Milton Keynes +2 1 - -
Wiltshire -5 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Lancaster - 1 - -

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 27 (25.00%) Pega
2 25 (23.15%) VMware
3 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (20.37%) Java
5 20 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (17.59%) Finance
6 19 (17.59%) HP
7 17 (15.74%) Oracle
8 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 14 (12.96%) JBoss
10 13 (12.04%) Linux
10 13 (12.04%) IBM
10 13 (12.04%) Unix
11 12 (11.11%) Windows
11 12 (11.11%) Web Services
11 12 (11.11%) SQL
11 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 11 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (9.26%) Mentoring
13 10 (9.26%) SOAP
13 10 (9.26%) Cisco
14 9 (8.33%) ITIL
14 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
14 9 (8.33%) WebLogic
14 9 (8.33%) Red Hat
14 9 (8.33%) Online Games
14 9 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (8.33%) Software Engineering
14 9 (8.33%) Games
14 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

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 14 (12.96%) JBoss
2 9 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.41%) OpenStack
3 8 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.78%) CICS
6 2 (1.85%) Confluence
6 2 (1.85%) SAS
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.93%) Mule
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) HP Helion
2 2 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.78%) Intranet
3 2 (1.85%) 4G
3 2 (1.85%) DNS
3 2 (1.85%) LAN
3 2 (1.85%) WAN
3 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.63%) DB2
4 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.85%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.85%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.78%) JUnit
3 2 (1.85%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.85%) FishEye
3 2 (1.85%) JIRA
3 2 (1.85%) Liquibase
3 2 (1.85%) Maven
3 2 (1.85%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 19 (17.59%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Games
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Electronics
5 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.85%) Front Office
5 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) Web Services
2 10 (9.26%) SOAP
3 9 (8.33%) REST
4 7 (6.48%) Middleware
5 6 (5.56%) CSS
5 6 (5.56%) HTML
5 6 (5.56%) J2EE
5 6 (5.56%) JMS
5 6 (5.56%) XML
5 6 (5.56%) XSD
6 5 (4.63%) JSP
6 5 (4.63%) Spring
7 4 (3.70%) .NET
7 4 (3.70%) Ajax
7 4 (3.70%) Servlets
7 4 (3.70%) Struts
8 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.78%) jQuery
9 2 (1.85%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (8.33%) Online Games
2 8 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 6 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.63%) Clustering
4 5 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.63%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.70%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.78%) User Experience
7 2 (1.85%) CESG
7 2 (1.85%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.04%) Linux
1 13 (12.04%) Unix
2 12 (11.11%) Windows
3 11 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.63%) AIX
5 5 (4.63%) SUSE
6 4 (3.70%) CentOS
6 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.85%) zOS
9 1 (0.93%) MVS
9 1 (0.93%) Solaris
9 1 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.26%) Mentoring
3 9 (8.33%) ITIL
3 9 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 8 (7.41%) DevOps
4 8 (7.41%) Scrum
4 8 (7.41%) TOGAF
5 7 (6.48%) ArchiMate
5 7 (6.48%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (6.48%) Functional Testing
5 7 (6.48%) MVC
5 7 (6.48%) Workflow
6 6 (5.56%) CRM
6 6 (5.56%) Project Management
6 6 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 6 (5.56%) UML
6 6 (5.56%) User Stories
7 5 (4.63%) SDLC
7 5 (4.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.37%) Java
2 12 (11.11%) SQL
3 7 (6.48%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.78%) C#
4 3 (2.78%) Python
5 2 (1.85%) Assembly Language
5 2 (1.85%) C++
5 2 (1.85%) COBOL
5 2 (1.85%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) C
6 1 (0.93%) CLIST
6 1 (0.93%) JCL
6 1 (0.93%) PHP
6 1 (0.93%) REXX
6 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.70%) Degree
3 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) CISSP
4 2 (1.85%) CLAS
4 2 (1.85%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 20 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.85%) Docker
4 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Data Guard
1 6 (5.56%) Puppet
2 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.85%) Bareos
3 2 (1.85%) Packer
3 2 (1.85%) vRealize
3 2 (1.85%) yum
4 1 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.93%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 27 (25.00%) Pega
2 25 (23.15%) VMware
3 19 (17.59%) HP
4 17 (15.74%) Oracle
5 13 (12.04%) IBM
6 10 (9.26%) Cisco
7 9 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.56%) NetApp
10 4 (3.70%) F5
10 4 (3.70%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.78%) SAP
11 3 (2.78%) Sybase
11 3 (2.78%) Vitria
12 2 (1.85%) BEA
12 2 (1.85%) Brocade
12 2 (1.85%) CA
12 2 (1.85%) Juniper
12 2 (1.85%) SunGard
12 2 (1.85%) TIBCO
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