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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 555 541 478
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 54 41 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.075% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.081% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 36
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£463 £429 £507
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £370 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £650 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £402 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.81% -5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £33.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.89% -41.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+20.89% -41.73%

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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -10 52 £463 +5.92% 11
South East -20 18 £425 +0.40% 2
London +20 13 £538 -17.30% 6
West Midlands -3 13 £463 -11.90%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £413 -
South West +7 5 £400 +6.66% 1
West Sussex - 5 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £375 -
Shropshire -5 4 £463 -11.90%
Hampshire -18 4 £423 +0.04% 1
Birmingham - 4 - -
Coventry - 4 - -
East of England +8 3 £625 +64.47% 2
East Midlands -8 3 £448 -0.55%
Wiltshire - 3 £413 -
Luton - 3 £625 -
Salisbury - 3 £413 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £625 -
Berkshire -4 2 £518 -
Hook -8 2 £423 +0.04%
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £316 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £316 -
Derbyshire - 1 £420 -
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £400 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £625 -
Derby - 1 £420 -
Bracknell - 1 £410 -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 40 (37.38%) Finance
2 24 (22.43%) Oracle
2 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
3 21 (19.63%) .NET
4 16 (14.95%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.15%) Asset Management
5 13 (12.15%) SQL
6 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (11.21%) Degree
7 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
7 11 (10.28%) Java
8 10 (9.35%) C#
8 10 (9.35%) TOGAF
8 10 (9.35%) Relational Database
9 9 (8.41%) AngularJS
9 9 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
9 9 (8.41%) DV Cleared
9 9 (8.41%) Linux
9 9 (8.41%) HP
9 9 (8.41%) E-Commerce
9 9 (8.41%) ETL
9 9 (8.41%) MVC
10 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
10 8 (7.48%) IBM
10 8 (7.48%) HTML
10 8 (7.48%) SAP
10 8 (7.48%) Web Development
10 8 (7.48%) Open Source
10 8 (7.48%) Pega

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.74%) Confluence
3 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.87%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Agresso
1 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) SaaS
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.87%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Internet
2 2 (1.87%) 3G
2 2 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.93%) OFDM
3 1 (0.93%) MIMO
3 1 (0.93%) LTE
3 1 (0.93%) 802.11
3 1 (0.93%) X.400
3 1 (0.93%) X.500
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) LDAP
3 1 (0.93%) SMS
3 1 (0.93%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.35%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.67%) MySQL
4 4 (3.74%) Data Mining
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.74%) HBase
4 4 (3.74%) Big Data
4 4 (3.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.87%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.87%) DB2
6 1 (0.93%) OLAP
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 40 (37.38%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.61%) Retail
4 5 (4.67%) Military
4 5 (4.67%) Legal
5 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.74%) Marketing
6 3 (2.80%) Banking
7 2 (1.87%) Billing
8 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.93%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.63%) .NET
2 9 (8.41%) AngularJS
3 8 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (7.48%) HTML5
3 8 (7.48%) HTML
4 7 (6.54%) SOAP
5 6 (5.61%) Web Services
5 6 (5.61%) XML
5 6 (5.61%) Middleware
6 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.74%) REST
6 4 (3.74%) JSON
7 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.80%) XSLT
8 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.87%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.87%) Spring
9 1 (0.93%) jBPM
9 1 (0.93%) Java EE
9 1 (0.93%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Open Source
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.74%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.74%) Clustering
5 3 (2.80%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.80%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.87%) GIS
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) IVR
7 1 (0.93%) e-Health
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.41%) Linux
2 7 (6.54%) UNIX
3 4 (3.74%) Windows
3 4 (3.74%) Solaris
4 2 (1.87%) HPUX
5 1 (0.93%) AIX
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.15%) Asset Management
2 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (9.35%) TOGAF
4 9 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.41%) MVC
4 9 (8.41%) E-Commerce
4 9 (8.41%) ETL
5 8 (7.48%) Web Development
6 7 (6.54%) UML
6 7 (6.54%) Scrum
7 6 (5.61%) Data Modelling
7 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (4.67%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.67%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.67%) Data Security
9 4 (3.74%) SOA
9 4 (3.74%) RUP
9 4 (3.74%) ERP
9 4 (3.74%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.15%) SQL
2 11 (10.28%) Java
3 10 (9.35%) C#
4 4 (3.74%) Python
4 4 (3.74%) C
5 2 (1.87%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.93%) PHP
6 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.21%) Degree
3 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.41%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.87%) MCSE
6 1 (0.93%) CCIE
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ACCA
6 1 (0.93%) MCSD
6 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.74%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
1 24 (22.43%) Oracle
2 9 (8.41%) HP
3 8 (7.48%) SAP
3 8 (7.48%) IBM
3 8 (7.48%) Pega
4 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.74%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.74%) Akamai
6 3 (2.80%) VMware
6 3 (2.80%) Teradata
6 3 (2.80%) i2
6 3 (2.80%) EMC
7 2 (1.87%) NetApp
7 2 (1.87%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.93%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.93%) Apple
8 1 (0.93%) Clearswift
8 1 (0.93%) ESRI
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