Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 566 582 537
Rank change year-on-year +16 -45 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 55 23 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.054% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.056% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 68
London median daily rate £588 £600 £573
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +4.80% +10.36%
10th Percentile £475 £497 £470
90th Percentile £688 £925 £675
England median daily rate £550 £500 £539
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.19% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 43,064 40,715 42,979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.04% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,067 29,026 30,940
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 503 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.57 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.80
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 £613 +11.36%
Central London -23 6 £700 +43.59% 1
West London -29 2 £575 -
East London - 2 £625 -
Service Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 29 (52.73%) Service Design
2 28 (50.91%) ITIL
3 27 (49.09%) Service Management
4 21 (38.18%) Security Cleared
5 19 (34.55%) SC Cleared
6 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (25.45%) ITSM
7 14 (25.45%) ITIL V3
8 9 (16.36%) Service Delivery
9 7 (12.73%) Finance
10 6 (10.91%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (9.09%) Open Source
11 5 (9.09%) ServiceNow
11 5 (9.09%) Line Management
11 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 5 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (7.27%) Due Diligence
12 4 (7.27%) Target Operating Model
12 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
12 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
12 4 (7.27%) Migration
12 4 (7.27%) Cisco
12 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
13 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (5.45%) Project Management
13 3 (5.45%) Capita
13 3 (5.45%) Zachman Framework
13 3 (5.45%) Programme 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 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) AppScan
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Advertising
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.82%) NHS
2 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Service Design
2 28 (50.91%) ITIL
3 27 (49.09%) Service Management
4 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (25.45%) ITIL V3
5 14 (25.45%) ITSM
6 9 (16.36%) Service Delivery
7 6 (10.91%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (9.09%) Line Management
8 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.09%) Open Source
9 4 (7.27%) Due Diligence
9 4 (7.27%) Migration
9 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (7.27%) Target Operating Model
9 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
10 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.45%) Project Management
10 3 (5.45%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (34.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) CISA
4 1 (1.82%) CISM
4 1 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) CRISC
4 1 (1.82%) CSSLP
4 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) GIAC
4 1 (1.82%) GSSP-.NET
4 1 (1.82%) GSSP-JAVA
4 1 (1.82%) GWAPT
4 1 (1.82%) ISACA
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.82%) PMO
3 1 (1.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Nessus
2 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) ServiceNow
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Capita
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.82%) BMC
4 1 (1.82%) CA
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) Xerox