The median contractor rate for a Systems Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Architect
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 579 553
Rank change year-on-year +54 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 52 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.099% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 33
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £363 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £570 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.57% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Median hourly rate £29.92 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.60% +4.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £32.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -7.93% -19.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Systems Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Architect in England

Systems Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Architect in England

Systems Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Architect in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Architect in England

Systems Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Architect in England

Systems Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Architect in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Architect in England

Systems Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
London +34 22 £561 +2.04%
South East +34 20 £450 -14.28%
South West -3 4 £550 - 1
North East - 3 £395 -
East of England -4 1 £915 +66.36% 3
East Midlands -8 1 - -
Systems Architect
UK

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Systems Architect in the job title.

1 25 (24.04%) Security Cleared
2 22 (21.15%) Finance
3 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (18.27%) Windows
5 18 (17.31%) TOGAF
5 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
6 16 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 16 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 15 (14.42%) Linux
7 15 (14.42%) Oracle
7 15 (14.42%) Pega
8 14 (13.46%) Active Directory
9 12 (11.54%) VMware
10 11 (10.58%) Change Management
10 11 (10.58%) .NET
11 10 (9.62%) ITIL
11 10 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.62%) Data Management
11 10 (9.62%) DV Cleared
12 9 (8.65%) Business Analysis
12 9 (8.65%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (8.65%) Degree
12 9 (8.65%) SQL
12 9 (8.65%) UML
12 9 (8.65%) CRM
12 9 (8.65%) Cisco
12 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
12 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

Systems Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (3.85%) IIS
1 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) JBoss
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.96%) SAS
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.85%) SaaS
4 3 (2.88%) IaaS
5 2 (1.92%) PaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Office 365
6 1 (0.96%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Firewall
1 4 (3.85%) Network Security
2 3 (2.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (2.88%) VPN
3 2 (1.92%) LAN
3 2 (1.92%) SAN
3 2 (1.92%) WAN
4 1 (0.96%) ATM
4 1 (0.96%) IPsec
4 1 (0.96%) LDAP
4 1 (0.96%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.96%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.96%) VLAN
4 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.85%) Data Mart
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.88%) BODI
4 3 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.92%) Big Data
5 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.96%) DB2
6 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.96%) HBase
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.96%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) ClearCase
2 4 (3.85%) ERwin
2 4 (3.85%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.88%) GitLab
3 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.88%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.92%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Back Office
3 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.81%) Marketing
4 4 (3.85%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Military
5 3 (2.88%) Automotive
5 3 (2.88%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 7 (6.73%) SOAP
3 6 (5.77%) REST
4 5 (4.81%) J2EE
4 5 (4.81%) XML
5 4 (3.85%) CSS
5 4 (3.85%) EJB
5 4 (3.85%) JSP
5 4 (3.85%) Servlets
6 3 (2.88%) JMS
7 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.92%) EDI
7 2 (1.92%) Spring
7 2 (1.92%) Struts
7 2 (1.92%) Web Services
8 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.96%) HTML
8 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.96%) WCF
8 1 (0.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.69%) Replication
2 7 (6.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.77%) NHS
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.81%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.81%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.88%) Online Games
7 2 (1.92%) Clustering
7 2 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.92%) Fintech
7 2 (1.92%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.96%) CESG
8 1 (0.96%) Equities
8 1 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Windows
2 16 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 15 (14.42%) Linux
4 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.77%) Solaris
7 4 (3.85%) Android
7 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.88%) HPUX
8 3 (2.88%) Unix
8 3 (2.88%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.96%) Debian
9 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.31%) TOGAF
3 16 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 11 (10.58%) Change Management
5 10 (9.62%) Data Management
5 10 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (9.62%) ITIL
5 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.65%) Business Analysis
6 9 (8.65%) CRM
6 9 (8.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (8.65%) UML
7 8 (7.69%) Data Architecture
7 8 (7.69%) High Availability
7 8 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (6.73%) Data Integration
8 7 (6.73%) Migration
8 7 (6.73%) Scrum
8 7 (6.73%) SOA
8 7 (6.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.65%) SQL
2 8 (7.69%) C
3 7 (6.73%) C#
4 6 (5.77%) Java
4 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.81%) C++
6 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.85%) Python
7 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.96%) COBOL
8 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (24.04%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.65%) Degree
5 6 (5.77%) MCSA
5 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.88%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) MiFID
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.88%) Docker
4 1 (0.96%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) iptables
4 1 (0.96%) Postfix
4 1 (0.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) Ansible
1 3 (2.88%) Puppet
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Oracle
1 15 (14.42%) Pega
2 12 (11.54%) VMware
3 9 (8.65%) Cisco
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.73%) TIBCO
5 6 (5.77%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.85%) HP
7 3 (2.88%) F5
7 3 (2.88%) SAP
8 2 (1.92%) IBM
8 2 (1.92%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.92%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.96%) Citrix
9 1 (0.96%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.96%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.96%) Infor
9 1 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.96%) Temenos
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