Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Service Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 550 549
Rank change year-on-year -35 -1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Service Architect 43 67 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.090% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 46 36
London median daily rate £600 £550 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -10.20% +6.52%
10th Percentile £406 £463 £463
90th Percentile £652 £701 £744
England median daily rate £541 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +8.25% -4.76% -4.55%
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 45117 42402 43780
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.86% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32750 30119 30892
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 571 668
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.23 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.13% +8.66%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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
West London -3 11 £550 -18.52%
South London -26 8 £593 -15.36% 2
Central London -7 3 £615 +11.82%
Service Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, Service Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Service Architect in the job title.

1 36 (83.72%) ITIL
2 24 (55.81%) Service Design
3 22 (51.16%) Service Delivery
4 19 (44.19%) Service Management
5 16 (37.21%) ITIL V3
6 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
7 13 (30.23%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (30.23%) QA
7 13 (30.23%) Project Management
8 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
9 11 (25.58%) Scrum
9 11 (25.58%) TOGAF
9 11 (25.58%) MODAF
10 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (18.60%) Customer Engagement
12 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
13 5 (11.63%) Retail
14 4 (9.30%) PKI
14 4 (9.30%) Identity Management
14 4 (9.30%) SAML
14 4 (9.30%) LDAP
14 4 (9.30%) ERP
14 4 (9.30%) Oracle
14 4 (9.30%) SOAP
14 4 (9.30%) IBM
14 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
14 4 (9.30%) REST
14 4 (9.30%) ForgeRock
14 4 (9.30%) Office 365
14 4 (9.30%) SailPoint

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 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) LDAP
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 5 (11.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) OpenID
1 4 (9.30%) REST
1 4 (9.30%) SailPoint
1 4 (9.30%) SAML
1 4 (9.30%) SOAP
2 2 (4.65%) Node.js
2 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (9.30%) PKI
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.33%) CMDB
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) ITIL
2 24 (55.81%) Service Design
3 22 (51.16%) Service Delivery
4 19 (44.19%) Service Management
5 16 (37.21%) ITIL V3
6 13 (30.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (30.23%) Project Management
7 11 (25.58%) MODAF
7 11 (25.58%) Scrum
7 11 (25.58%) TOGAF
8 8 (18.60%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
10 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (9.30%) ERP
10 4 (9.30%) Identity Management
10 4 (9.30%) Presales
11 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.98%) Domain Models
11 3 (6.98%) Microservices
11 3 (6.98%) Operations Management
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) ForgeRock
1 4 (9.30%) IBM
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) Apigee
2 2 (4.65%) Capita
2 2 (4.65%) Mashery
2 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.33%) BMC
3 1 (2.33%) CA
3 1 (2.33%) Remedy
3 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow