Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Design Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 877 829 881
Rank change year-on-year -48 +52 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Service Design Architect 14 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.012% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.012% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 14
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £400 £416 £427
90th Percentile £588 £673 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £500 £506
% change year-on-year +15.00% -1.23% -3.57%
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 98,167 90,219 104,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.95% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,297 58,469 68,118
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,167 2,926 3,153
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -3.79% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Design Architect over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Design Architect in the UK

Service Design Architect
Top 6 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 18 July 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 -39 13 £575 +15.00%
UK excluding London -21 11 £575 +15.00%
South East -15 9 £575 +15.00%
London -33 2 £500 -18.37%
South West - 1 £525 -
Wales - 1 £475 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 13 (92.86%) Service Design
2 9 (64.29%) ITIL
3 8 (57.14%) Service Management
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) ITSM
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (28.57%) REST
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
7 3 (21.43%) SaaS
7 3 (21.43%) CMDB
7 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) New Relic
7 3 (21.43%) Change Management
7 3 (21.43%) Microservices
7 3 (21.43%) PagerDuty
7 3 (21.43%) SOA
7 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
7 3 (21.43%) Remedy
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) BMC
7 3 (21.43%) DevOps
7 3 (21.43%) Slack
8 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (14.29%) Presales
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft

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 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 3 (21.43%) Slack
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) MVNO
2 1 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CMDB
2 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Service Design
2 9 (64.29%) ITIL
3 8 (57.14%) Service Management
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) ITSM
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
7 3 (21.43%) Change Management
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (21.43%) DevOps
7 3 (21.43%) Microservices
7 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) SOA
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (14.29%) DSDM
8 2 (14.29%) eTOM
8 2 (14.29%) Presales
8 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Netcool
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) BMC
1 3 (21.43%) New Relic
1 3 (21.43%) PagerDuty
1 3 (21.43%) Remedy
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) CA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) IBM