The median contractor rate for a Systems Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 394 408
Rank change year-on-year -20 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 10 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.048% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 18
Median daily rate £600 £700 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +43.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £433 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £850 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +29.62% -4.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Architect in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Architect in London

Systems Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Architect in London

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

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 London region featuring Systems Architect in the job title.

1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) Data Modelling
4 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 8 (25.00%) Pega
5 7 (21.88%) Data Architecture
5 7 (21.88%) Business Analysis
5 7 (21.88%) Data Integration
5 7 (21.88%) Data Management
5 7 (21.88%) Replication
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Java
8 4 (12.50%) J2EE
8 4 (12.50%) Oracle
8 4 (12.50%) EJB
8 4 (12.50%) JSP
8 4 (12.50%) Servlets
8 4 (12.50%) XML
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.50%) Workflow
8 4 (12.50%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
8 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 4 (12.50%) Data Governance
9 3 (9.38%) SDLC
9 3 (9.38%) User Experience
9 3 (9.38%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (9.38%) Physical Data Model

Systems Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Pega PRPC
2 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
1 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) IPsec
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) LDAP
1 1 (3.13%) Network Security
1 1 (3.13%) SSL
1 1 (3.13%) VLAN
1 1 (3.13%) VPN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Mart
1 2 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (9.38%) ERwin
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) EJB
1 4 (12.50%) J2EE
1 4 (12.50%) JSP
1 4 (12.50%) Servlets
1 4 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) REST
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) Ember.js
3 1 (3.13%) GWT
3 1 (3.13%) JMS
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) React
3 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Replication
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) User Experience
3 3 (9.38%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
4 1 (3.13%) Fintech
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
1 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
1 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Debian
3 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Data Modelling
2 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (21.88%) Business Analysis
3 7 (21.88%) Data Architecture
3 7 (21.88%) Data Integration
3 7 (21.88%) Data Management
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 4 (12.50%) Workflow
6 3 (9.38%) Case Management
6 3 (9.38%) CRM
6 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (9.38%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (9.38%) Master Data Management
6 3 (9.38%) OO
6 3 (9.38%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (9.38%) SDLC
7 2 (6.25%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) C
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) JSX
3 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.13%) iptables
3 1 (3.13%) Postfix
3 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
1 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Pega
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Anaplan
5 1 (3.13%) BMC
5 1 (3.13%) CA
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.13%) Rackspace