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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Architect
Rank 569 539 483
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 38 39 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.075% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.081% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 34
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£450 £501 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.08% +11.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £643 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £60.00

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -19 38 £450 -10.08% 18
London -4 15 £500 -4.76% 5
East of England -10 8 £425 +13.33% 2
Hertfordshire -2 7 - -
South East -11 7 £450 -9.36% 6
City of London +5 4 £500 -20.00% 2
Berkshire - 4 £475 - 2
West Midlands -11 2 £469 +7.75% 1
Hampshire -20 2 £422 -15.02% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £421 - 1
North East - 2 £421 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £421 - 1
Yorkshire -9 1 - -
South West -36 1 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £500 - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Redhill - - - -
Watford - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1

Systems Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle
3 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 16 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 15 (17.05%) Windows
5 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
5 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 11 (12.50%) Artifactory
6 11 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 11 (12.50%) SQL
6 11 (12.50%) .NET
7 10 (11.36%) Linux
7 10 (11.36%) CRM
7 10 (11.36%) SharePoint
7 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
8 9 (10.23%) Asset Management
8 9 (10.23%) Degree
8 9 (10.23%) Migration
8 9 (10.23%) Data Security
9 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
9 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (7.95%) 4G
11 6 (6.82%) 3GPP
11 6 (6.82%) LTE
11 6 (6.82%) TOGAF
12 5 (5.68%) eTOM

Systems Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) CMS
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.14%) IIS
2 1 (1.14%) JBoss
2 1 (1.14%) Apache
2 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.14%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) SaaS
2 2 (2.27%) IaaS
3 1 (1.14%) PaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.14%) Taleo
3 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) 4G
2 6 (6.82%) LTE
2 6 (6.82%) 3GPP
3 4 (4.55%) GPRS
3 4 (4.55%) GSM
3 4 (4.55%) LAN
3 4 (4.55%) WCDMA
3 4 (4.55%) VoLTE
4 3 (3.41%) Network Security
4 3 (3.41%) 3G
5 2 (2.27%) 802.11
5 2 (2.27%) Firewall
5 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.27%) WAN
5 2 (2.27%) Broadband
5 2 (2.27%) Internet
5 2 (2.27%) HSPA
5 2 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.14%) 2G
6 1 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) DB2
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.14%) OLTP
3 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 16 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 11 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (12.50%) Artifactory
3 11 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.68%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.14%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.68%) Billing
4 4 (4.55%) Electronics
5 3 (3.41%) Back Office
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.27%) Advertising
6 2 (2.27%) Military
6 2 (2.27%) Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Local Government
7 1 (1.14%) French Language
7 1 (1.14%) Publishing
7 1 (1.14%) Automotive
7 1 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (2.27%) CSS
3 2 (2.27%) SOAP
3 2 (2.27%) Middleware
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (1.14%) LAMP
4 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.14%) Spring
4 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.14%) Java EE
4 1 (1.14%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.14%) JPA
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.14%) Vaadin
4 1 (1.14%) J2EE
4 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.14%) XML
4 1 (1.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) Open Source
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.14%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.14%) PACS
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) W3C
5 1 (1.14%) GIS
5 1 (1.14%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.14%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.14%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (11.36%) Linux
4 5 (5.68%) Android
5 2 (2.27%) UNIX
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) CentOS
6 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.14%) VME
6 1 (1.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (11.36%) CRM
3 9 (10.23%) Data Security
3 9 (10.23%) Migration
3 9 (10.23%) Asset Management
4 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.82%) TOGAF
6 5 (5.68%) eTOM
6 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.68%) ERP
6 5 (5.68%) SOA
7 4 (4.55%) Information Management
7 4 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.55%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.41%) Analytics
8 3 (3.41%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.41%) Network Planning
8 3 (3.41%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.41%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) Java
3 4 (4.55%) Python
3 4 (4.55%) Perl
4 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.27%) C
5 1 (1.14%) C#
5 1 (1.14%) C++
5 1 (1.14%) COBOL
5 1 (1.14%) VBScript
5 1 (1.14%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Degree
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) CCNP
4 2 (2.27%) CCNA
4 2 (2.27%) CCDP
5 1 (1.14%) MCSE
5 1 (1.14%) CCIE
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) HL7
2 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.14%) WCAG
2 1 (1.14%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (1.14%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) SCOM
2 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Oracle
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco
3 4 (4.55%) Amdocs
4 3 (3.41%) IBM
4 3 (3.41%) SAP
4 3 (3.41%) Google
5 2 (2.27%) EMC
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) ICL
6 1 (1.14%) NetApp
6 1 (1.14%) McAfee
6 1 (1.14%) Open Text
6 1 (1.14%) RedDot
6 1 (1.14%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.14%) hybris
6 1 (1.14%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.14%) Cognos
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