The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Architect
UK
Rank 594 633 618
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Architect 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.018% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Architect in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Architect in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Architect in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +27 2 - - 1
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -

Senior Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Systems Architect in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) IIS
2 4 (44.44%) C
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon S3
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (44.44%) Android
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (44.44%) Mobile Application Development
2 4 (44.44%) Android Development
2 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (33.33%) Hedge funds
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Back Office

Senior Systems Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (44.44%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Fintech
3 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Android
2 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Android Development
1 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (22.22%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) C++
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) MobileIron