Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Architect was £494 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.

System Architect
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 845 794 782
Rank change year-on-year -51 -12 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 52 64 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.070% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 69
UK median daily rate £494 £525 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +15.77% +0.78%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £357
90th Percentile £675 £678 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £478 £403
% change year-on-year -1.83% +18.56% -6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £29.92 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.41% -37.01% -2.06%
10th Percentile £46.25 £29.92 £44.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £38.31 £54.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £29.92 £46.25
% change year-on-year +55.41% -35.31% -4.64%

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%

Systems Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Architect in the UK

Systems Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Architect in the UK

Systems Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Architect in the UK

Systems Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Architect in the UK

Systems Architect
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 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 -48 48 £500 -2.91% 21
UK excluding London -30 37 £469 -1.83% 12
South East -18 15 £488 +2.09% 2
London -30 13 £594 -1.04% 9
North of England -15 10 £450 -3.74% 2
Yorkshire -8 5 £450 -25.00% 1
Midlands -4 4 £370 -22.11% 3
West Midlands -17 4 £370 -22.11% 2
South West -9 3 £800 +77.78% 1
North West -11 3 £433 -35.93% 1
North East -13 2 £450 +2.51%
Scotland -44 2 £400 -
East of England - 2 - - 4
Wales -14 1 - -

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 Systems Architect in the job title.

1 15 (28.85%) Unix
2 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.31%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (17.31%) Windows
3 9 (17.31%) Oracle
4 8 (15.38%) ITIL
4 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 8 (15.38%) DevOps
5 7 (13.46%) Linux
5 7 (13.46%) Degree
5 7 (13.46%) TOGAF
6 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
6 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
6 6 (11.54%) SQL
6 6 (11.54%) Python
6 6 (11.54%) CRM
6 6 (11.54%) Office 365
6 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.54%) ITIL V3
7 5 (9.62%) Puppet
7 5 (9.62%) Use Case
7 5 (9.62%) Pega
7 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
7 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.62%) eTOM

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.85%) IaaS
4 2 (3.85%) PaaS
5 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.92%) G Suite
5 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
1 4 (7.69%) Wireless
2 2 (3.85%) DHCP
2 2 (3.85%) SNMP
3 1 (1.92%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) DTS
3 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.92%) OLTP
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.69%) Billing
4 3 (5.77%) Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Electronics
5 2 (3.85%) Games
5 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
6 1 (1.92%) French Language
6 1 (1.92%) Front Office
6 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
1 3 (5.77%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) JSON
2 1 (1.92%) OAuth
2 1 (1.92%) REST
2 1 (1.92%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.77%) PKI
3 2 (3.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Derivative
4 1 (1.92%) Equities
4 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.92%) HACMP
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Unix
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
3 7 (13.46%) Linux
4 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.92%) AIX
7 1 (1.92%) Solaris
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (17.31%) Technical Architecture
2 8 (15.38%) DevOps
2 8 (15.38%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) TOGAF
4 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.54%) CRM
4 6 (11.54%) ITIL V3
4 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) eTOM
5 5 (9.62%) Scrum
5 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.62%) Use Case
5 5 (9.62%) Workflow
6 4 (7.69%) ERP
6 4 (7.69%) Network Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Requirements Management
6 4 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Python
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.77%) C#
3 3 (5.77%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) Degree
4 4 (7.69%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CLAS
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) GDPR
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) IFRS
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.92%) PMO
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) Docker
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.92%) GPFS
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (9.62%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.92%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) Nagios
3 1 (1.92%) Opsview
3 1 (1.92%) PTC Integrity
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) Pega
2 5 (9.62%) VMware
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.85%) CA
4 2 (3.85%) Citrix
4 2 (3.85%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 2 (3.85%) Ivanti
4 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Intel
5 1 (1.92%) Juniper
5 1 (1.92%) NetApp
5 1 (1.92%) Okta
5 1 (1.92%) Proofpoint
5 1 (1.92%) PTC