Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Design Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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 Design Architect
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 873 872
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Service Design Architect 10 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.009% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.010% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 12
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.32% -6.82%
10th Percentile £505 £411 £414
90th Percentile £568 £701 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £456 £513
% change year-on-year +15.07% -10.98% -16.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Service Design Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Design Architect in the UK

Service Design Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Design Architect in the UK

Service Design Architect
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Design Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England -1 10 £525 +10.53%
UK excluding London -20 7 £525 +15.07%
South West - 4 £525 -
South East -13 3 £575 +26.03%
London -19 2 £500 -18.37%

Service Design Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Service Design 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 featuring Service Design Architect in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Service Design
2 8 (80.00%) Service Management
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (30.00%) ITSM
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) ArchiMate
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (20.00%) eTOM
6 2 (20.00%) COBIT
6 2 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
7 1 (10.00%) Runbook
7 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (10.00%) Human Factors
7 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Service Design Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Service Design
2 8 (80.00%) Service Management
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
5 2 (20.00%) ArchiMate
5 2 (20.00%) eTOM
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Human Factors
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) Remedy