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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 586 600 597
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 53 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.098% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 19
Median daily rate £454 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £565 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.63% +20.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.17 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.17 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 0 50 £464 +9.23% 11
London +7 20 £450 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -17 11 £550 - 1
South East +5 8 £490 -18.33% 1
Shropshire -16 7 £700 -
Telford -16 7 £700 -
Hampshire +15 4 £490 +40.00%
Berkshire +11 4 £464 -33.67%
North West +9 4 £401 +0.51% 2
North East - 4 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £550 -
Reading +15 2 £487 -30.46%
Scotland +7 2 £400 -21.72%
Hook - 2 £490 -
Lancashire - 2 £423 -
City of London +36 1 £438 +42.27%
Glasgow +11 1 £400 -
East of England +9 1 - - 2
Wiltshire +2 1 £650 +54.76%
Havant 0 1 - -
South West -1 1 £650 +54.76% 2
Walsall -3 1 £545 -0.90%
Manchester -3 1 £400 +0.39% 1
Cheshire - 1 £401 - 1
Bromley - 1 £700 - 1
Leeds - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 £650 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 36 (31.03%) Pega
2 28 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.41%) Java
4 23 (19.83%) Oracle
4 23 (19.83%) Finance
5 21 (18.10%) SQL
6 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
7 17 (14.66%) Web Services
8 16 (13.79%) JBoss
8 16 (13.79%) Relational Database
9 15 (12.93%) VMware
10 14 (12.07%) Windows
10 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
11 13 (11.21%) Linux
11 13 (11.21%) RDBMS
11 13 (11.21%) HP
11 13 (11.21%) MVC
11 13 (11.21%) Middleware
12 12 (10.34%) IBM
12 12 (10.34%) HTML
12 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
13 11 (9.48%) Scrum
13 11 (9.48%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
13 11 (9.48%) CSS
13 11 (9.48%) Tomcat
13 11 (9.48%) SDLC
14 10 (8.62%) JMS
14 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
14 10 (8.62%) Client/Server

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 16 (13.79%) JBoss
2 11 (9.48%) Tomcat
3 10 (8.62%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.59%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.72%) Apache
5 2 (1.72%) IIS
5 2 (1.72%) SAS
5 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.86%) CICS
6 1 (0.86%) CMS
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.86%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.86%) Mule
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) SaaS
2 2 (1.72%) HP Helion
2 2 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) Internet
2 3 (2.59%) Firewall
2 3 (2.59%) Intranet
3 2 (1.72%) LAN
3 2 (1.72%) Network Security
3 2 (1.72%) WAN
4 1 (0.86%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.86%) DNS
4 1 (0.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) Relational Database
2 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
3 13 (11.21%) RDBMS
4 10 (8.62%) DB2
5 2 (1.72%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.72%) MySQL
5 2 (1.72%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MagicDraw
1 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 23 (19.83%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Games
4 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.72%) Front Office
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Billing
5 1 (0.86%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Military
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.66%) Web Services
2 13 (11.21%) Middleware
3 12 (10.34%) HTML
4 11 (9.48%) CSS
5 10 (8.62%) JMS
5 10 (8.62%) JSP
5 10 (8.62%) Spring
5 10 (8.62%) XML
6 9 (7.76%) Servlets
6 9 (7.76%) SOAP
6 9 (7.76%) Struts
7 8 (6.90%) REST
8 5 (4.31%) XSD
9 4 (3.45%) .NET
10 3 (2.59%) Ajax
10 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.72%) jBPM
11 2 (1.72%) jQuery
11 2 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Client/Server
2 9 (7.76%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.31%) Clustering
4 5 (4.31%) Smart Meter
4 5 (4.31%) User Experience
5 4 (3.45%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.45%) Online Games
6 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.72%) CESG
7 2 (1.72%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.07%) Windows
2 13 (11.21%) Linux
3 8 (6.90%) Unix
4 7 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.72%) AIX
7 1 (0.86%) MVS
7 1 (0.86%) Solaris
7 1 (0.86%) VMS
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.21%) MVC
3 11 (9.48%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (9.48%) Scrum
3 11 (9.48%) SDLC
4 10 (8.62%) Workflow
5 9 (7.76%) ITIL
5 9 (7.76%) OO
6 8 (6.90%) Functional Testing
6 8 (6.90%) Project Management
6 8 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (6.90%) TOGAF
7 7 (6.03%) ArchiMate
7 7 (6.03%) Coaching
7 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
7 7 (6.03%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.03%) User Stories
8 6 (5.17%) CRM
8 6 (5.17%) Financial Modelling
8 6 (5.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.41%) Java
2 21 (18.10%) SQL
3 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.59%) C#
5 3 (2.59%) Python
6 2 (1.72%) C++
6 2 (1.72%) Scala
7 1 (0.86%) C
7 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.86%) PHP
7 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.03%) Degree
5 3 (2.59%) CISSP
6 2 (1.72%) CLAS
6 2 (1.72%) ISEB
7 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.86%) CISM
7 1 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.86%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.86%) Gluster
4 1 (0.86%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.86%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.86%) Varnish
4 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) SCCM
2 6 (5.17%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.86%) Puppet
4 1 (0.86%) SCOM
4 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (31.03%) Pega
2 23 (19.83%) Oracle
3 15 (12.93%) VMware
4 13 (11.21%) HP
5 12 (10.34%) IBM
6 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
7 9 (7.76%) BEA
7 9 (7.76%) Sybase
7 9 (7.76%) Vitria
8 8 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.31%) Cisco
10 3 (2.59%) Citrix
11 2 (1.72%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.72%) F5
11 2 (1.72%) SunGard
12 1 (0.86%) FireEye
12 1 (0.86%) Palo Alto
12 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.86%) Sourcefire
12 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
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