Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 576 540 501
Rank change year-on-year -36 -39 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 58 44 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.11% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 88
London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £473 £439 £465
90th Percentile £728 £925 £656
England median daily rate £563 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 43,578 37,769 41,303
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.01% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,524 26,936 29,657
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 508 533
London median hourly rate £21.70 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.20% +17.99% -
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £49.95 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.24% +11.06%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -36 13 £613 +11.36%
Central London -32 7 £675 +38.46%
East London - 2 £625 -
West London -44 1 £600 +33.93%
Service Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 42 (72.41%) ITIL
2 36 (62.07%) Service Design
3 34 (58.62%) Service Management
4 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (36.21%) Security Cleared
6 18 (31.03%) ITIL V3
7 17 (29.31%) ITSM
8 16 (27.59%) Service Delivery
8 16 (27.59%) SC Cleared
9 15 (25.86%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (25.86%) Finance
9 15 (25.86%) Project Management
10 13 (22.41%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
13 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
13 9 (15.52%) Dependency Management
13 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (15.52%) Target Operating Model
13 9 (15.52%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 9 (15.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 8 (13.79%) Acceptance Criteria
14 8 (13.79%) Migration
14 8 (13.79%) Law
15 7 (12.07%) Validation
15 7 (12.07%) TOGAF
15 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 6 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
16 6 (10.34%) ITIL Certification

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) AppScan
2 1 (1.72%) MSI
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Law
3 2 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
1 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
1 2 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) ITIL
2 36 (62.07%) Service Design
3 34 (58.62%) Service Management
4 27 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (31.03%) ITIL V3
6 17 (29.31%) ITSM
7 16 (27.59%) Service Delivery
8 15 (25.86%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (25.86%) Project Management
9 13 (22.41%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
12 9 (15.52%) Creative Problem-Solving
12 9 (15.52%) Dependency Management
12 9 (15.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 9 (15.52%) Target Operating Model
12 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
13 8 (13.79%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (13.79%) Migration
14 7 (12.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) Java
2 2 (3.45%) C#
2 2 (3.45%) C++
2 2 (3.45%) Python
2 2 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) Security Cleared
2 16 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.72%) CISA
6 1 (1.72%) CISM
6 1 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) CRISC
6 1 (1.72%) CSSLP
6 1 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) GIAC
6 1 (1.72%) GSSP-.NET
6 1 (1.72%) GSSP-JAVA
6 1 (1.72%) GWAPT
6 1 (1.72%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Nessus
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
2 1 (1.72%) Capita
2 1 (1.72%) Xerox