Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £544 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 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.

Service Architect
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 716 690
Rank change year-on-year -67 -26 +93
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 88 118 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 55 134
England median daily rate £544 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.44% -2.38%
10th Percentile £447 £435 £402
90th Percentile £650 £659 £670
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £15.50

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 88,940 86,199 94,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,064 56,849 62,531
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,556 2,884
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.05
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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
London +9 50 £550 -12.00% 2
North of England -36 16 £538 +2.38% 1
North West -29 12 £538 +2.38% 1
South East -43 9 £462 -4.10% 1
South West -10 8 £500 +1.94%
Yorkshire -14 4 - -
East of England +1 3 £425 -19.05% 2
Midlands -19 1 - -
West Midlands -23 1 - -
Service Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 43 (48.86%) ITIL
2 40 (45.45%) Service Design
3 38 (43.18%) Service Management
4 30 (34.09%) Security Cleared
5 24 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (15.91%) ITIL V3
7 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
8 13 (14.77%) Service Delivery
8 13 (14.77%) Customer Engagement
9 12 (13.64%) ITSM
9 12 (13.64%) Finance
10 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (11.36%) Migration
12 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (10.23%) Project Management
12 9 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (10.23%) DevOps
12 9 (10.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
13 8 (9.09%) ServiceNow
13 8 (9.09%) Cisco
14 7 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
15 6 (6.82%) Due Diligence
15 6 (6.82%) Open Source
15 6 (6.82%) Capita
16 5 (5.68%) Release Management
16 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (5.68%) Operations Management

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 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.27%) Firewall
2 2 (2.27%) OpenVPN
2 2 (2.27%) VPN
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) AppScan
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
2 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Advertising
3 1 (1.14%) Electronics
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) LDAP
2 1 (1.14%) OAuth
2 1 (1.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.41%) Social Media
3 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Linux
1 3 (3.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.86%) ITIL
2 40 (45.45%) Service Design
3 38 (43.18%) Service Management
4 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (15.91%) ITIL V3
6 13 (14.77%) Customer Engagement
6 13 (14.77%) Service Delivery
7 12 (13.64%) ITSM
8 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (11.36%) Migration
10 9 (10.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (10.23%) DevOps
10 9 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (10.23%) Project Management
11 8 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
12 6 (6.82%) Due Diligence
12 6 (6.82%) Open Source
13 5 (5.68%) Continuous Deployment
13 5 (5.68%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.41%) Java
2 1 (1.14%) C
2 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.41%) CISA
4 3 (3.41%) CISM
4 3 (3.41%) CISSP
4 3 (3.41%) CRISC
4 3 (3.41%) CSSLP
4 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 3 (3.41%) GIAC
4 3 (3.41%) GSSP-.NET
4 3 (3.41%) GSSP-JAVA
4 3 (3.41%) GWAPT
4 3 (3.41%) ISACA
5 2 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) GDPR
3 1 (1.14%) PMO
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Nessus
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) SCOM
2 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Cisco
2 8 (9.09%) ServiceNow
3 6 (6.82%) Capita
4 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.27%) CA
4 2 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) BMC
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle
5 1 (1.14%) Remedy