Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 750 729 655
Rank change year-on-year -21 -74 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 93 136 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 84 127
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £425 £405 £400
90th Percentile £675 £671 £666
UK median daily rate £544 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -1.14% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 85,994 88,410 83,736
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.82% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,567 59,293 54,998
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,613 2,632 2,936
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.08% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%

Service Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Architect in England

Service Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Architect in England

Service Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Architect in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Architect in England

Service Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Architect in England

Service Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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
London -17 37 £588 -0.42% 1
South East 0 32 £538 +6.49% 1
East of England +11 9 £538 +26.47%
North West -20 7 £650 +14.04%
North of England -31 7 £650 +18.18%
South West -33 5 £500 +1.94%
Midlands -13 3 £300 -26.83%
West Midlands -26 2 £300 -26.83%
East Midlands +4 1 - -
Service Architect
UK

Service Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, Service 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 across the England region featuring Service Architect in the job title.

1 58 (62.37%) ITIL
2 49 (52.69%) Security Cleared
3 47 (50.54%) Service Design
4 45 (48.39%) SC Cleared
5 44 (47.31%) Service Management
6 36 (38.71%) ITIL V3
7 25 (26.88%) Service Delivery
8 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (13.98%) ITSM
11 12 (12.90%) Presales
12 11 (11.83%) Finance
12 11 (11.83%) Configuration Management
12 11 (11.83%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.75%) Customer Engagement
13 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (9.68%) DevOps
14 9 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (7.53%) Ansible
15 7 (7.53%) Splunk
15 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
16 6 (6.45%) Migration
16 6 (6.45%) ServiceNow
16 6 (6.45%) Open Source
16 6 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
17 5 (5.38%) Microservices
17 5 (5.38%) IaaS

Service Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (2.15%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.38%) IaaS
4 3 (3.23%) PaaS
5 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.15%) SaaS
6 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.08%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) DNS
1 2 (2.15%) Skype
2 1 (1.08%) DHCP
2 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.08%) MPLS
2 1 (1.08%) SDH
2 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.08%) WAN
2 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.08%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.15%) Selenium
2 2 (2.15%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Banking
2 3 (3.23%) Law
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Billing
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.23%) CMDB
3 3 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) Shadow IT
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.08%) Windows
1 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (62.37%) ITIL
2 47 (50.54%) Service Design
3 44 (47.31%) Service Management
4 36 (38.71%) ITIL V3
5 25 (26.88%) Service Delivery
6 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.98%) ITSM
8 12 (12.90%) Presales
9 11 (11.83%) Configuration Management
10 10 (10.75%) Customer Engagement
10 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (9.68%) DevOps
12 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
13 6 (6.45%) Migration
13 6 (6.45%) Open Source
14 5 (5.38%) Change Management
14 5 (5.38%) Microservices
14 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (52.69%) Security Cleared
2 45 (48.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.83%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.15%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.08%) CCDP
6 1 (1.08%) CCIE
6 1 (1.08%) CCNA
6 1 (1.08%) CCNP
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Docker
2 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Ansible
2 5 (5.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.08%) Nagios
3 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) SCOM
3 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) Splunk
3 6 (6.45%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.15%) CA
5 1 (1.08%) BMC
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco
5 1 (1.08%) Google
5 1 (1.08%) IBM
5 1 (1.08%) Juniper
5 1 (1.08%) Remedy
5 1 (1.08%) SAP