The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 530 524 474
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 53 29 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.060% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.065% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 35
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£475 £483 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £633 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +8 52 £463 -4.14% 12
South East +14 20 £425 - 3
London -1 17 £538 +6.96% 1
Hertfordshire - 8 - -
East of England - 8 - - 1
Berkshire - 7 £468 - 1
Hampshire -18 5 £422 -
Reading - 5 £650 - 1
City of London +12 3 - -
Surrey -2 3 - -
West Midlands +3 2 - - 1
South West -17 2 £550 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £421 -
North East - 2 £421 -
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 3
Newbury - 2 £435 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £421 -
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Bristol -6 1 £550 -
Scotland -10 1 £511 -
Leeds - 1 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Banbury - - - -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 32 (36.78%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Oracle
3 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
5 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (13.79%) .NET
7 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
7 11 (12.64%) TOGAF
7 11 (12.64%) Degree
8 10 (11.49%) SQL
8 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
8 10 (11.49%) Linux
8 10 (11.49%) IBM
9 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
10 8 (9.20%) SaaS
10 8 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
11 7 (8.05%) Migration
11 7 (8.05%) Tivoli
11 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
11 7 (8.05%) Data Security
12 6 (6.90%) CRM
12 6 (6.90%) UNIX
12 6 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (6.90%) Billing
12 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
12 6 (6.90%) DV Cleared
13 5 (5.75%) Open Source
13 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (5.75%) Relational Database

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) SAS
2 2 (2.30%) IIS
3 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.15%) JBoss
3 1 (1.15%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.30%) MS Office
4 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.30%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) SaaS
2 1 (1.15%) IaaS
2 1 (1.15%) PaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Network Security
1 3 (3.45%) LAN
1 3 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) 3G
2 2 (2.30%) 802.11
2 2 (2.30%) Broadband
2 2 (2.30%) SMS
2 2 (2.30%) 3GPP
2 2 (2.30%) HSPA
2 2 (2.30%) LTE
2 2 (2.30%) 4G
2 2 (2.30%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.15%) SMTP
3 1 (1.15%) DHCP
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.30%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) DB2
5 1 (1.15%) OLTP
5 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.15%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 32 (36.78%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.90%) Billing
4 5 (5.75%) Legal
5 4 (4.60%) Retail
6 3 (3.45%) Marketing
6 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.45%) Back Office
7 2 (2.30%) Advertising
7 2 (2.30%) Banking
8 1 (1.15%) French Language
8 1 (1.15%) Local Government
8 1 (1.15%) Law
8 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) HTML
3 4 (4.60%) Web Services
3 4 (4.60%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.45%) HTML5
5 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.30%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) CSS
5 2 (2.30%) SOAP
5 2 (2.30%) Spring
6 1 (1.15%) Vaadin
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.15%) JPA
6 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.15%) Java EE
6 1 (1.15%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.15%) J2EE
6 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.75%) Open Source
2 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.30%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.30%) GIS
4 2 (2.30%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.15%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.15%) PKI
5 1 (1.15%) e-Health
5 1 (1.15%) PACS
5 1 (1.15%) IVR
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) W3C
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) UNIX
3 3 (3.45%) Windows
4 2 (2.30%) AIX
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (12.64%) TOGAF
3 8 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
4 7 (8.05%) Migration
4 7 (8.05%) Data Security
5 6 (6.90%) CRM
5 6 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.75%) MVC
7 4 (4.60%) SOA
7 4 (4.60%) ETL
7 4 (4.60%) ERP
7 4 (4.60%) Content Management
8 3 (3.45%) Analytics
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.45%) Web Development
8 3 (3.45%) OO
8 3 (3.45%) RUP
8 3 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) C#
2 5 (5.75%) Java
3 3 (3.45%) C
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) C++
5 1 (1.15%) COBOL
5 1 (1.15%) VBScript
5 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.64%) Degree
3 6 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.30%) CCNP
5 2 (2.30%) CCNA
5 2 (2.30%) CCDP
5 2 (2.30%) MCSE
6 1 (1.15%) MCSD
6 1 (1.15%) CCIE
6 1 (1.15%) ISEB
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.15%) HL7
2 1 (1.15%) WCAG
2 1 (1.15%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) Oracle
2 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.49%) IBM
4 5 (5.75%) SAP
4 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.75%) HP
5 3 (3.45%) Pega
5 3 (3.45%) Fujitsu
5 3 (3.45%) Teradata
5 3 (3.45%) Cisco
6 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) EMC
6 2 (2.30%) Citrix
6 2 (2.30%) NetApp
6 2 (2.30%) Google
7 1 (1.15%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.15%) ICL
7 1 (1.15%) Cognos
7 1 (1.15%) McAfee
7 1 (1.15%) Apple
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