Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Architect was £454 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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.

Senior System Architect
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 892 857 884
Rank change year-on-year -35 +27 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Architect 5 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.001% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.001% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
UK median daily rate £454 £480 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.47% -31.43% +69.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £454 £480 £700
% change year-on-year -5.47% -31.43% +64.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,761 90,923 103,351
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.98% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,013 59,062 67,380
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,131 2,801 3,129
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.29%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.00 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.73%

Senior Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Systems Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Architect over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Architect in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Architect in the UK

Senior Systems Architect
Top 5 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 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 5 £454 -5.47% 2
UK excluding London -20 4 £454 -5.47% 2
South East -10 2 £538 +11.98%
West Midlands - 2 £370 - 1
Midlands - 2 £370 - 1

Senior Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Senior Systems Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Systems Architect in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (40.00%) SysML
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Degree

Senior Systems Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Games
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
1 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Prototyping
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) SysML
1 2 (40.00%) UML
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 15288
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) Opsview
2 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (20.00%) VMware