The median contractor rate for a Systems Architect was £561 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Architect
England / London
Rank 384 423 407
Rank change year-on-year +39 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 22 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.077% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.081% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 9
Median daily rate £561 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £430 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £585 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Architect in London

Systems Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Architect in London

Systems Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Architect in London

Systems Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 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
Canary Wharf - 7 £615 -
City of London +3 1 £538 +16.21% 1
Systems Architect
England

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Systems Architect in the job title.

1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
4 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
4 9 (18.37%) DV Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
5 8 (16.33%) Windows
5 8 (16.33%) SQL
5 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (16.33%) Replication
5 8 (16.33%) VMware
6 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.29%) Data Management
6 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.29%) Data Integration
6 7 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (12.24%) Re-Platforming
7 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
7 6 (12.24%) Degree
8 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
8 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
8 5 (10.20%) Back Office
8 5 (10.20%) Oracle
8 5 (10.20%) Linux
8 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
8 5 (10.20%) CRM
8 5 (10.20%) Pega

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) SaaS
3 1 (2.04%) IaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Network Security
1 3 (6.12%) VPN
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) IPsec
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) LDAP
3 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.04%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) SSL
3 1 (2.04%) VLAN
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Data Mart
2 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) DB2
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (6.12%) ERwin
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) GitLab
2 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Back Office
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Games
4 3 (6.12%) Military
5 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) SOAP
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) REST
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) EJB
3 2 (4.08%) J2EE
3 2 (4.08%) JMS
3 2 (4.08%) JSP
3 2 (4.08%) Servlets
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Replication
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.20%) Hedge funds
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.16%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (6.12%) Online Games
5 2 (4.08%) Clustering
5 2 (4.08%) Fintech
6 1 (2.04%) CESG
6 1 (2.04%) Derivative
6 1 (2.04%) Equities
6 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
1 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Debian
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
2 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
3 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 7 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 7 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 7 (14.29%) Data Management
4 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.24%) Re-Platforming
6 5 (10.20%) CRM
7 4 (8.16%) Data Governance
7 4 (8.16%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.12%) DevOps
8 3 (6.12%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (6.12%) Master Data Management
8 3 (6.12%) Physical Data Model
8 3 (6.12%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) C
3 3 (6.12%) Java
3 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.37%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.24%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.08%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) MiFID
3 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) iptables
4 1 (2.04%) Postfix
4 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Ansible
1 3 (6.12%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) VMware
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Pega
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.08%) MobileIron
5 2 (4.08%) Rackspace
5 2 (4.08%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.04%) Anaplan
6 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.04%) Citrix
6 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Temenos
6 1 (2.04%) Veeam