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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Architect
Rank 514 531 466
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 67 35 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.069% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.075% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 35
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£463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £513 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £475
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.22%

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
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 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +26 64 £463 +2.77% 9
South East -4 27 £425 -0.87% 3
London 0 19 £531 +5.19% 3
West Midlands +3 12 £463 -
Berkshire - 7 £530 - 1
Birmingham - 6 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
East of England +6 3 £625 +64.47% 1
South West -5 3 £400 - 2
Hampshire -16 3 - - 1
Surrey -2 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £435 -
City of London +12 1 - - 1
Bristol -6 1 £550 -
Leeds -12 1 £450 +28.57%
Yorkshire -16 1 £450 +28.57%
West Yorkshire -20 1 £450 +28.57%
Dorset - 1 £400 -
Scotland - 1 £511 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Havant - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 42 (38.53%) Finance
2 26 (23.85%) Oracle
3 24 (22.02%) .NET
4 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
5 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
6 16 (14.68%) SQL
7 14 (12.84%) SQL Server
7 14 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (11.01%) Asset Management
8 12 (11.01%) TOGAF
8 12 (11.01%) Degree
9 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
9 11 (10.09%) C#
10 10 (9.17%) Linux
10 10 (9.17%) IBM
10 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (8.26%) Migration
11 9 (8.26%) Open Source
11 9 (8.26%) MVC
11 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
11 9 (8.26%) HTML
11 9 (8.26%) Java
11 9 (8.26%) AngularJS
11 9 (8.26%) Relational Database
12 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (7.34%) Web Services
12 8 (7.34%) UNIX
12 8 (7.34%) ETL
12 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
12 8 (7.34%) HTML5

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.67%) Confluence
3 2 (1.83%) IIS
3 2 (1.83%) SAS
4 1 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.92%) JBoss
4 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.83%) MS Office
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.83%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.92%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) IaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) PaaS
3 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.92%) Taleo
3 1 (0.92%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Internet
1 4 (3.67%) 3G
1 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.75%) LTE
2 3 (2.75%) 802.11
3 2 (1.83%) 4G
3 2 (1.83%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.83%) Broadband
3 2 (1.83%) SMS
3 2 (1.83%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.83%) HSPA
4 1 (0.92%) OFDM
4 1 (0.92%) MIMO
4 1 (0.92%) Network Security
4 1 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) Intranet
4 1 (0.92%) WAN
4 1 (0.92%) SMTP
4 1 (0.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.67%) HBase
3 4 (3.67%) Big Data
3 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.67%) MySQL
3 4 (3.67%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.83%) DB2
4 2 (1.83%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.92%) OLTP
5 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.92%) OLAP
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) JIRA
2 1 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.92%) Subversion
2 1 (0.92%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (38.53%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.50%) Legal
3 6 (5.50%) Retail
3 6 (5.50%) Billing
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.67%) Marketing
5 3 (2.75%) Back Office
6 2 (1.83%) Advertising
6 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Military
7 1 (0.92%) French Language
7 1 (0.92%) Local Government
7 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.92%) Publishing
7 1 (0.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) .NET
2 9 (8.26%) HTML
2 9 (8.26%) AngularJS
3 8 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (7.34%) Web Services
3 8 (7.34%) HTML5
4 7 (6.42%) Middleware
5 6 (5.50%) SOAP
6 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.67%) XML
7 4 (3.67%) REST
7 4 (3.67%) JSON
8 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.75%) XSLT
9 1 (0.92%) JPA
9 1 (0.92%) RESTful
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.92%) Spring
9 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Open Source
2 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.67%) Clustering
5 3 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.83%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.83%) GIS
7 1 (0.92%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.92%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.92%) e-Health
7 1 (0.92%) IVR
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) W3C
7 1 (0.92%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.17%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) UNIX
3 3 (2.75%) Windows
4 2 (1.83%) AIX
4 2 (1.83%) Solaris
5 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.92%) VME
5 1 (0.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (11.01%) Asset Management
2 12 (11.01%) TOGAF
3 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.26%) Migration
4 9 (8.26%) MVC
5 8 (7.34%) ETL
5 8 (7.34%) Web Development
6 7 (6.42%) Scrum
6 7 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (6.42%) Data Security
6 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.50%) CRM
8 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.67%) SOA
9 4 (3.67%) ERP
9 4 (3.67%) UML
9 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.67%) Content Management
9 4 (3.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.68%) SQL
2 11 (10.09%) C#
3 9 (8.26%) Java
4 4 (3.67%) Python
5 3 (2.75%) C
6 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.83%) C++
7 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.92%) COBOL
7 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.01%) Degree
3 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.34%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.67%) VCP4
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.92%) ISEB
7 1 (0.92%) CCIE
7 1 (0.92%) ACCA
7 1 (0.92%) MCSE
7 1 (0.92%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) WCAG
1 1 (0.92%) WAI
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) Docker
2 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (23.85%) Oracle
2 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.17%) IBM
4 7 (6.42%) HP
4 7 (6.42%) SAP
5 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.67%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.67%) Akamai
6 4 (3.67%) Pega
7 3 (2.75%) Fujitsu
7 3 (2.75%) Teradata
8 2 (1.83%) Citrix
8 2 (1.83%) i2
8 2 (1.83%) NetApp
8 2 (1.83%) VMware
8 2 (1.83%) Google
9 1 (0.92%) ICL
9 1 (0.92%) RedDot
9 1 (0.92%) Open Text
9 1 (0.92%) BT
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