The median contractor rate for a Systems Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 556 562
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 30 67 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 48
Median daily rate £575 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £740 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +29.62% -4.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £29.92 £46.25 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.30% -4.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £46.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year -35.30% -4.63%  

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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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
South East +36 10 £515 +20.67% 2
London -20 10 £600 -14.28% 1
North West +12 4 £675 +79.28%
West Midlands +14 2 - - 1
South West +4 2 £450 -30.76% 1
North East +66 1 £468 -3.60%
Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Systems Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
4 15 (18.52%) TOGAF
4 15 (18.52%) Finance
5 14 (17.28%) Data Modelling
5 14 (17.28%) Pega
6 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
6 13 (16.05%) Oracle
7 11 (13.58%) Java
7 11 (13.58%) ITIL
7 11 (13.58%) Windows
7 11 (13.58%) Linux
8 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (11.11%) J2EE
9 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
10 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
10 8 (9.88%) XML
10 8 (9.88%) JSP
10 8 (9.88%) Servlets
10 8 (9.88%) EJB
10 8 (9.88%) Change Management
10 8 (9.88%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (9.88%) Data Management
10 8 (9.88%) High Availability
11 7 (8.64%) REST
11 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (8.64%) Business Analysis
11 7 (8.64%) Data Integration

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 7 (8.64%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) SAS
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Pega PRPC
2 4 (4.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.70%) IaaS
2 3 (3.70%) PaaS
2 3 (3.70%) SaaS
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.23%) Office 365
4 1 (1.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (3.70%) Firewall
1 3 (3.70%) LAN
1 3 (3.70%) LDAP
1 3 (3.70%) WAN
2 2 (2.47%) DLNA
2 2 (2.47%) DOCSIS
2 2 (2.47%) DVB
2 2 (2.47%) Network Security
2 2 (2.47%) UPnP
3 1 (1.23%) ATM
3 1 (1.23%) IPsec
3 1 (1.23%) SAN
3 1 (1.23%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (1.23%) SSL
3 1 (1.23%) VLAN
3 1 (1.23%) VPN
3 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Data Mart
1 4 (4.94%) DB2
2 3 (3.70%) BODI
2 3 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.23%) Big Data
4 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.23%) HBase
4 1 (1.23%) NewSQL
4 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) ClearCase
1 4 (4.94%) ERwin
1 4 (4.94%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.47%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.47%) JIRA
3 2 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Marketing
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.47%) Military
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.23%) Avionics
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) J2EE
2 8 (9.88%) EJB
2 8 (9.88%) JSP
2 8 (9.88%) Servlets
2 8 (9.88%) XML
3 7 (8.64%) REST
4 6 (7.41%) .NET
5 4 (4.94%) CSS
5 4 (4.94%) SOAP
6 3 (3.70%) JMS
7 2 (2.47%) HTML
7 2 (2.47%) HTML5
7 2 (2.47%) Middleware
7 2 (2.47%) POSIX
8 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.23%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.23%) GWT
8 1 (1.23%) jQuery
8 1 (1.23%) Node.js
8 1 (1.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) NHS
2 7 (8.64%) Replication
3 5 (6.17%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) User Experience
5 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.47%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.47%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (2.47%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.47%) STB
7 1 (1.23%) Fintech
7 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Linux
1 11 (13.58%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.17%) Solaris
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.70%) HPUX
6 3 (3.70%) Unix
6 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.47%) Android
7 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.23%) Debian
8 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.52%) TOGAF
3 14 (17.28%) Data Modelling
4 11 (13.58%) ITIL
5 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (9.88%) Change Management
6 8 (9.88%) Data Management
6 8 (9.88%) High Availability
6 8 (9.88%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (8.64%) Business Analysis
7 7 (8.64%) Data Architecture
7 7 (8.64%) Data Integration
8 6 (7.41%) CRM
8 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (7.41%) Migration
8 6 (7.41%) Scrum
9 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.17%) OO
9 5 (6.17%) SDLC
9 5 (6.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) Java
2 6 (7.41%) C
3 4 (4.94%) C++
3 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.94%) SQL
4 3 (3.70%) C#
4 3 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (1.23%) JSX
5 1 (1.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.23%) Ruby
5 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.64%) MCSA
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.17%) Degree
6 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.47%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.23%) iptables
3 1 (1.23%) Postfix
3 1 (1.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) SCCM
2 4 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.70%) Nagios
3 3 (3.70%) Puppet
3 3 (3.70%) SCOM
3 3 (3.70%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Pega
2 13 (16.05%) Oracle
3 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.64%) Cisco
4 7 (8.64%) TIBCO
5 6 (7.41%) VMware
6 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.17%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.70%) F5
7 3 (3.70%) HP
8 2 (2.47%) BMC
8 2 (2.47%) CA
9 1 (1.23%) Anaplan
9 1 (1.23%) DataFlux
9 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.23%) IBM
9 1 (1.23%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.23%) SAP
9 1 (1.23%) Veritas