Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £590 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 February 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 535 519
Rank change year-on-year -28 -16 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 64 58 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 75
London median daily rate £590 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £413 £446 £475
90th Percentile £686 £675 £690
England median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,113 39,219 42,332
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,108 27,926 30,013
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 568 653
London median hourly rate £20.56 £21.47 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.25% +13.01% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.99 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £49.57
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

Service Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Architect in London

Service Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Architect in London

Service Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Architect in London over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Architect in London

Service Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
South London -33 11 £593 +3.04%
West London -21 9 £550 +22.77%
Central London -17 4 £615 +4.68%
Service Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 London region featuring Service Architect in the job title.

1 52 (81.25%) ITIL
2 39 (60.94%) Service Design
3 33 (51.56%) Service Management
4 25 (39.06%) Service Delivery
5 22 (34.38%) Project Management
5 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
6 21 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
7 17 (26.56%) ITIL V3
8 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (20.31%) QA
9 12 (18.75%) Scrum
10 11 (17.19%) TOGAF
10 11 (17.19%) Finance
10 11 (17.19%) MODAF
10 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (17.19%) Mentoring
11 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (15.63%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (15.63%) Migration
11 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (14.06%) ITSM
12 9 (14.06%) Creative Problem-Solving
12 9 (14.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 9 (14.06%) Waterfall
12 9 (14.06%) Dependency Management
13 8 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
13 8 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (12.50%) Target Operating Model

Service Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.25%) Office 365
3 2 (3.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MSI
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Law
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) LDAP
1 4 (6.25%) OpenID
1 4 (6.25%) REST
1 4 (6.25%) SailPoint
1 4 (6.25%) SAML
1 4 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) Node.js
2 2 (3.13%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (3.13%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
1 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
1 2 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (81.25%) ITIL
2 39 (60.94%) Service Design
3 33 (51.56%) Service Management
4 25 (39.06%) Service Delivery
5 22 (34.38%) Project Management
6 21 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (26.56%) ITIL V3
8 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (18.75%) Scrum
10 11 (17.19%) Mentoring
10 11 (17.19%) MODAF
10 11 (17.19%) TOGAF
11 10 (15.63%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (15.63%) Migration
11 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (14.06%) Creative Problem-Solving
12 9 (14.06%) Dependency Management
12 9 (14.06%) ITSM
12 9 (14.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 9 (14.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) C#
1 2 (3.13%) C++
1 2 (3.13%) Java
1 2 (3.13%) Python
1 2 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) ForgeRock
1 4 (6.25%) IBM
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) Capita
3 2 (3.13%) Apigee
3 2 (3.13%) Mashery
3 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.56%) BMC
4 1 (1.56%) Remedy