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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 594 571 579
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 67 78 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 18
Median daily rate £450 £440 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £616 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -10 62 £464 +7.34% 10
London -10 19 £575 +21.05% 2
West Midlands -12 14 £548 -0.45%
North West +3 13 £403 -26.77%
Cheshire +3 7 £401 -27.18%
Telford - 7 £700 -
Shropshire - 7 £700 -
Warrington - 6 £401 -
South East +5 5 £464 +10.04% 3
North East - 5 £375 -
Birmingham - 5 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £375 -
Berkshire +6 4 £464 -33.67% 1
East of England +10 3 £400 -4.76% 2
Walsall -1 3 £545 -0.90%
Manchester -4 3 £600 +23.47%
South West -12 3 £650 +54.76% 1
Lancashire - 3 - -
Cambridge +13 2 £400 -3.03%
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £400 -4.76%
Reading +8 2 £487 -30.46% 1
Scotland +1 2 £400 -21.72%
City of London +42 1 - -
Havant +5 1 - -
Bristol +2 1 - -
Glasgow +1 1 £400 -
Hampshire -3 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -4 1 £650 +54.94% 1
Swindon - 1 £650 - 1

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 37 (30.33%) Pega
2 29 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.77%) Java
3 27 (22.13%) Oracle
4 23 (18.85%) Finance
5 22 (18.03%) SQL
6 18 (14.75%) VMware
6 18 (14.75%) Web Services
6 18 (14.75%) JBoss
7 17 (13.93%) Relational Database
8 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
9 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
9 14 (11.48%) RDBMS
9 14 (11.48%) MVC
9 14 (11.48%) IBM
9 14 (11.48%) HP
10 13 (10.66%) Middleware
10 13 (10.66%) JavaScript
11 12 (9.84%) HTML
11 12 (9.84%) WebLogic
11 12 (9.84%) XML
11 12 (9.84%) Windows
11 12 (9.84%) CSS
11 12 (9.84%) JSP
11 12 (9.84%) Linux
11 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (9.84%) SDLC
12 11 (9.02%) Spring
12 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared

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 18 (14.75%) JBoss
2 12 (9.84%) WebLogic
3 10 (8.20%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.64%) CICS
5 2 (1.64%) SAS
5 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.82%) Apache
6 1 (0.82%) CMS
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.82%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.82%) Mule
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.82%) MS Office
1 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) SaaS
2 2 (1.64%) HP Helion
2 2 (1.64%) IaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Office 365
3 1 (0.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) Internet
2 3 (2.46%) Intranet
3 2 (1.64%) Firewall
3 2 (1.64%) LAN
3 2 (1.64%) Network Security
3 2 (1.64%) WAN
4 1 (0.82%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.93%) Relational Database
2 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
3 14 (11.48%) RDBMS
4 11 (9.02%) DB2
5 2 (1.64%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.64%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.82%) MySQL
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.64%) Subversion
2 1 (0.82%) JUnit
2 1 (0.82%) MagicDraw
2 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.82%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 23 (18.85%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Games
4 2 (1.64%) Billing
4 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.64%) Front Office
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Automotive
5 1 (0.82%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Military
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) Web Services
2 13 (10.66%) Middleware
3 12 (9.84%) CSS
3 12 (9.84%) HTML
3 12 (9.84%) JSP
3 12 (9.84%) XML
4 11 (9.02%) JMS
4 11 (9.02%) Spring
5 10 (8.20%) Servlets
5 10 (8.20%) Struts
6 9 (7.38%) SOAP
7 8 (6.56%) REST
8 6 (4.92%) XSD
9 4 (3.28%) .NET
9 4 (3.28%) Ajax
10 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.46%) J2EE
10 3 (2.46%) jQuery
11 2 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Client/Server
2 9 (7.38%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.10%) Clustering
3 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.10%) Online Games
3 5 (4.10%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.28%) Internet of Things
4 4 (3.28%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.28%) User Experience
5 2 (1.64%) CESG
5 2 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Linux
1 12 (9.84%) Windows
2 9 (7.38%) Unix
3 7 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.64%) AIX
6 2 (1.64%) Solaris
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) MVS
7 1 (0.82%) SUSE
7 1 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.82%) VMS
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.48%) MVC
3 12 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (9.84%) SDLC
4 10 (8.20%) Scrum
4 10 (8.20%) Workflow
5 9 (7.38%) ITIL
5 9 (7.38%) OO
5 9 (7.38%) Project Management
5 9 (7.38%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (6.56%) Functional Testing
6 8 (6.56%) Software Engineering
6 8 (6.56%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.74%) ArchiMate
7 7 (5.74%) CRM
7 7 (5.74%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (5.74%) UML
7 7 (5.74%) User Stories
8 6 (4.92%) Coaching
8 6 (4.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.77%) Java
2 22 (18.03%) SQL
3 13 (10.66%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.10%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.46%) C#
5 3 (2.46%) Python
6 2 (1.64%) C++
6 2 (1.64%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.64%) Scala
7 1 (0.82%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.82%) C
7 1 (0.82%) COBOL
7 1 (0.82%) PHP
7 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.10%) Degree
3 5 (4.10%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) CISSP
4 2 (1.64%) CLAS
4 2 (1.64%) ISEB
5 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.82%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.82%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.92%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.82%) Gluster
4 1 (0.82%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.82%) Varnish
4 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Data Guard
2 5 (4.10%) SCCM
3 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.64%) Puppet
4 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (30.33%) Pega
2 27 (22.13%) Oracle
3 18 (14.75%) VMware
4 14 (11.48%) HP
4 14 (11.48%) IBM
5 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
6 9 (7.38%) BEA
6 9 (7.38%) Sybase
6 9 (7.38%) Vitria
7 8 (6.56%) Cisco
7 8 (6.56%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.28%) NetApp
9 3 (2.46%) Citrix
9 3 (2.46%) F5
10 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.64%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.64%) Sun
10 2 (1.64%) SunGard
11 1 (0.82%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.82%) TIBCO
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