Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 610 552
Rank change year-on-year +23 -58 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 43 39 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.093% 0.083% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.087% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 52
London median daily rate £550 £600 £553
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +8.60% -9.80%
10th Percentile £449 £526 £475
90th Percentile £650 £658 £686
England median daily rate £550 £532 £503
% change year-on-year +3.43% +5.82% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £15.50

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 43,984 44,597 43,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,768 32,277 30,694
London median daily rate £500 £490 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.69% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 568 563
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56% +4.22%
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.24 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 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 15 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
South London -23 3 £550 -8.33%
Central London -16 2 £694 +12.80%
West London -14 1 £550 -
Service Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 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 London region featuring Service Architect in the job title.

1 25 (58.14%) Service Design
2 24 (55.81%) Service Management
3 19 (44.19%) ITIL
3 19 (44.19%) Security Cleared
4 17 (39.53%) SC Cleared
5 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.93%) ITSM
7 7 (16.28%) Finance
7 7 (16.28%) ServiceNow
8 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (11.63%) Unified Communications
9 5 (11.63%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (11.63%) Open Source
9 5 (11.63%) Target Operating Model
9 5 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (11.63%) Presales
9 5 (11.63%) Decision-Making
9 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (11.63%) Due Diligence
10 4 (9.30%) Commercial Awareness
10 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3
10 4 (9.30%) Migration
10 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
11 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
11 3 (6.98%) Release Management
11 3 (6.98%) Change Management

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 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
2 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) MPLS
2 1 (2.33%) SDH
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.33%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Data Services
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Service Design
2 24 (55.81%) Service Management
3 19 (44.19%) ITIL
4 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) ITSM
6 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (11.63%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (11.63%) Decision-Making
7 5 (11.63%) Due Diligence
7 5 (11.63%) Open Source
7 5 (11.63%) Presales
7 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.63%) Target Operating Model
8 4 (9.30%) Commercial Awareness
8 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3
8 4 (9.30%) Migration
8 4 (9.30%) Operations Management
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (39.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.33%) CCDP
5 1 (2.33%) CCIE
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
1 1 (2.33%) SCOM
1 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) ServiceNow
2 5 (11.63%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) CA
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.33%) BMC
4 1 (2.33%) Juniper
4 1 (2.33%) Remedy
4 1 (2.33%) SAP