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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Architect
Rank 579 509 519
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 34 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 39
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£450 £525 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £378 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £690 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £80.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -73 27 £450 -14.28% 9
South East -6 11 £388 -17.11% 2
London -38 7 £506 -19.00% 3
Berkshire +5 5 £425 -19.04% 1
Hampshire -13 5 £348 -25.26%
East Midlands +8 2 £475 -
North West -10 2 £450 -10.00%
East of England -27 2 £388 - 3
West Midlands - 2 - -
City of London +5 1 £650 +4.00% 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £700 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 17 (19.10%) Oracle
1 17 (19.10%) Git (software)
2 15 (16.85%) Windows
3 14 (15.73%) Finance
4 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.48%) SQL
6 11 (12.36%) Telecoms
6 11 (12.36%) .NET
6 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio
6 11 (12.36%) Artifactory
6 11 (12.36%) Automation Testing
6 11 (12.36%) TeamCity
6 11 (12.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (11.24%) Asset Management
7 10 (11.24%) Degree
7 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
7 10 (11.24%) Linux
7 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
7 10 (11.24%) Data Security
8 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.99%) 3GPP
8 8 (8.99%) Marketing
8 8 (8.99%) QA
8 8 (8.99%) 4G
9 7 (7.87%) User Stories
9 7 (7.87%) LTE
9 7 (7.87%) Use Case

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.12%) CICS
2 1 (1.12%) CMS
2 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.12%) Apache
2 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.12%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) PaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.12%) IaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) 3GPP
1 8 (8.99%) 4G
2 7 (7.87%) GPRS
2 7 (7.87%) GSM
2 7 (7.87%) WCDMA
2 7 (7.87%) LTE
3 5 (5.62%) VoLTE
4 4 (4.49%) 2G
4 4 (4.49%) 3G
5 3 (3.37%) Firewall
5 3 (3.37%) SAN
5 3 (3.37%) LAN
6 2 (2.25%) Internet
6 2 (2.25%) RANAP
6 2 (2.25%) Network Security
6 2 (2.25%) MVNO
7 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.12%) WAN
7 1 (1.12%) DHCP
7 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) DB2
2 2 (2.25%) MySQL
2 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.36%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.36%) TeamCity
2 11 (12.36%) Artifactory
3 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.62%) Gerrit
4 2 (2.25%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (2.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.12%) Ant
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.99%) Marketing
4 6 (6.74%) Billing
5 4 (4.49%) Electronics
6 2 (2.25%) Advertising
6 2 (2.25%) Military
6 2 (2.25%) Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.12%) Automotive
7 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) .NET
2 2 (2.25%) HTML
2 2 (2.25%) CSS
3 1 (1.12%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) XSLT
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.12%) Middleware
3 1 (1.12%) LAMP
3 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.12%) Spring
3 1 (1.12%) Ajax
3 1 (1.12%) Java EE
3 1 (1.12%) JSON
3 1 (1.12%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.12%) HTML5
3 1 (1.12%) REST
3 1 (1.12%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.37%) CMDB
2 3 (3.37%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.25%) Open Source
3 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.12%) PACS
4 1 (1.12%) PKI
4 1 (1.12%) SCADA
4 1 (1.12%) EFT
4 1 (1.12%) EFTPOS
4 1 (1.12%) NHS
4 1 (1.12%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.85%) Windows
2 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (11.24%) Linux
4 5 (5.62%) Android
5 2 (2.25%) UNIX
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) CentOS
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.36%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (12.36%) Automation Testing
3 10 (11.24%) Asset Management
3 10 (11.24%) Data Security
4 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.87%) Information Management
5 7 (7.87%) CRM
5 7 (7.87%) User Stories
5 7 (7.87%) Use Case
5 7 (7.87%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.62%) SOA
7 5 (5.62%) UML
7 5 (5.62%) Requirements Management
8 4 (4.49%) SysML
8 4 (4.49%) Resource Management
8 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.49%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.49%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) Python
2 4 (4.49%) Perl
3 3 (3.37%) Java
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) C
4 1 (1.12%) C++
4 1 (1.12%) COBOL
4 1 (1.12%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.25%) CCNP
2 2 (2.25%) CCNA
2 2 (2.25%) CCDP
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) HL7
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Puppet
2 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.12%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.12%) SCCM
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.12%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Oracle
2 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.49%) Amdocs
4 3 (3.37%) Google
4 3 (3.37%) Cisco
4 3 (3.37%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) Splunk
5 2 (2.25%) SGI
5 2 (2.25%) IBM
5 2 (2.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.12%) Pega
6 1 (1.12%) hybris
6 1 (1.12%) EMC
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) BEA
6 1 (1.12%) CA
6 1 (1.12%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.12%) Apple
6 1 (1.12%) webMethods
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