Period
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The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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.

Service Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 175 - 143
Rank change year-on-year - - +99
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 16 0 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% - 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
10th Percentile £488 - £441
25th Percentile £525 - £466
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 - £538
75th Percentile £684 - £616
90th Percentile £700 - £644
Central London median daily rate £625 - £538

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,021 2,933 2,547
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.34% 93.86% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,975 2,156 1,912
10th Percentile £358 £350 £306
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £550 £503
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +9.45% -2.43%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £715 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £543 £500
% change year-on-year +1.38% +8.50% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 38
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.26 £12.48
25th Percentile £26.00 £13.97 £14.41
Median hourly rate £44.50 £22.75 £26.22
Median % change year-on-year +95.60% -13.23% +31.10%
75th Percentile £55.63 £31.68 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.13 £39.10 £53.70
Central London median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £26.44
% change year-on-year +91.11% -14.90% +32.20%

Service Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Service Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Service Architect in the City of London

Service Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Service Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Service Architect in the City of London

Service Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Service Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Service Architect in the City of London

Service Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, Service Architect contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Service Architect in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Service Management
2 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) Service Design
3 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 7 (43.75%) Project Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL V3
5 6 (37.50%) Agile
6 5 (31.25%) Splunk
6 5 (31.25%) SIEM
6 5 (31.25%) Transition Management
6 5 (31.25%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) GCP
7 3 (18.75%) GitLab
7 3 (18.75%) Public Cloud
7 3 (18.75%) Cloud Native
7 3 (18.75%) Epics
7 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
7 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (18.75%) Refinitiv
7 3 (18.75%) SD-WAN
7 3 (18.75%) Social Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (18.75%) CI/CD
7 3 (18.75%) Azure

Service Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Azure
1 3 (18.75%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) IPv6
1 3 (18.75%) NGN
1 3 (18.75%) SD-WAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) ATM
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) GitLab
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Influencing Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Presentation Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Social Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Native
1 3 (18.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Service Management
3 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (50.00%) Service Design
4 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 7 (43.75%) Project Delivery
5 6 (37.50%) Agile
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL V3
6 5 (31.25%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (31.25%) SIEM
6 5 (31.25%) Transition Management
7 3 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (18.75%) CI/CD
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
7 3 (18.75%) Epics
7 3 (18.75%) Financial Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
7 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
7 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Splunk
2 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
2 3 (18.75%) Dell
2 3 (18.75%) Google
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Refinitiv
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow