Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 756 730 683
Rank change year-on-year -26 -47 +119
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 103 124 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 63 144
England median daily rate £550 £530 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +5.47% -4.29%
10th Percentile £438 £406 £382
90th Percentile £650 £640 £659
UK median daily rate £550 £528 £500
% change year-on-year +4.27% +5.50% -4.76%
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 89,336 89,721 93,327
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,706 59,749 61,434
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,749 2,665 3,016
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +19 50 £563 -6.25% 1
South East -25 24 £550 +10.00% 5
North West -11 13 £538 +2.38%
North of England -30 13 £538 +2.38%
South West -25 8 £500 +2.99%
East of England +4 6 £600 +28.00%
West Midlands -31 1 £300 -38.78%
Midlands -31 1 £300 -38.78%
Service Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 53 (51.46%) ITIL
1 53 (51.46%) Security Cleared
2 50 (48.54%) Service Management
3 49 (47.57%) Service Design
4 45 (43.69%) SC Cleared
5 21 (20.39%) ITIL V3
6 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (18.45%) Service Delivery
8 18 (17.48%) Customer Engagement
9 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (14.56%) ITSM
11 14 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (12.62%) Microsoft
13 12 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (10.68%) Presales
14 11 (10.68%) Migration
14 11 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.74%) Cisco
15 9 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (7.77%) Target Operating Model
16 8 (7.77%) Due Diligence
16 8 (7.77%) Finance
17 7 (6.80%) ServiceNow
17 7 (6.80%) Technical Architecture
18 6 (5.83%) Operations Management
18 6 (5.83%) DevOps
18 6 (5.83%) Ansible
18 6 (5.83%) Open Source
18 6 (5.83%) Splunk
18 6 (5.83%) Project 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 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.97%) IaaS
3 1 (0.97%) PaaS
3 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) Unified Communications
2 4 (3.88%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.94%) DNS
3 2 (1.94%) Firewall
3 2 (1.94%) OpenVPN
3 2 (1.94%) Skype
3 2 (1.94%) VPN
4 1 (0.97%) DHCP
4 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.97%) Internet
4 1 (0.97%) LAN
4 1 (0.97%) MPLS
4 1 (0.97%) SDH
4 1 (0.97%) WAN
4 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.97%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 2 (1.94%) Banking
2 2 (1.94%) Law
2 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Advertising
3 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.97%) LDAP
1 1 (0.97%) OAuth
1 1 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.91%) Social Media
4 2 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.91%) Linux
1 3 (2.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (51.46%) ITIL
2 50 (48.54%) Service Management
3 49 (47.57%) Service Design
4 21 (20.39%) ITIL V3
5 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (18.45%) Service Delivery
7 18 (17.48%) Customer Engagement
8 15 (14.56%) ITSM
9 12 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (10.68%) Migration
10 11 (10.68%) Presales
10 11 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (7.77%) Due Diligence
12 8 (7.77%) Target Operating Model
13 7 (6.80%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (5.83%) DevOps
14 6 (5.83%) Open Source
14 6 (5.83%) Operations Management
14 6 (5.83%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.97%) C
1 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (51.46%) Security Cleared
2 45 (43.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.91%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.97%) CCDP
5 1 (0.97%) CCIE
5 1 (0.97%) CCNA
5 1 (0.97%) CCNP
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.97%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (2.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.97%) GDPR
3 1 (0.97%) PMO
3 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Ansible
2 5 (4.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.97%) SCCM
3 1 (0.97%) SCOM
3 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Cisco
3 7 (6.80%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.83%) Splunk
5 2 (1.94%) CA
6 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.97%) BMC
6 1 (0.97%) Juniper
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle
6 1 (0.97%) Remedy
6 1 (0.97%) SAP