Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Design Architect was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 891 893
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Service Design Architect 27 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.007% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 7
UK median daily rate £473 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.44% -14.58%
10th Percentile £388 £401 £403
90th Percentile £538 £633 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £471 £525 £519
% change year-on-year -10.24% +1.20% -15.31%
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 99,762 98,112 97,941
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,043 64,977 63,883
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,872 3,318
UK median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Design Architect over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Design Architect in the UK

Service Design Architect
Top 9 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 12 December 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
UK excluding London -1 26 £471 -10.24% 1
Scotland - 15 £460 - 1
England +17 14 £500 -4.76%
North of England - 4 £385 -
North East - 4 £385 -
South West - 4 £525 -
South East -15 3 £575 +9.52%
East of England -5 2 - -
London - 1 £500 -

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 27 (100.00%) Service Design
2 23 (85.19%) Service Management
3 22 (81.48%) ITIL
4 18 (66.67%) Service Delivery
4 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 16 (59.26%) ITIL V3
5 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
6 14 (51.85%) Programme Management
6 14 (51.85%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (48.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (40.74%) Benchmarking
9 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (11.11%) ITSM
10 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
10 2 (7.41%) eTOM
10 2 (7.41%) COBIT
10 2 (7.41%) Project Management
10 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
10 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (7.41%) SOAP
10 2 (7.41%) Cisco
10 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineering
10 2 (7.41%) REST
10 2 (7.41%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS

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 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Software-Defined Networking
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) REST
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Service Design
2 23 (85.19%) Service Management
3 22 (81.48%) ITIL
4 18 (66.67%) Service Delivery
5 16 (59.26%) ITIL V3
6 14 (51.85%) Programme Management
7 13 (48.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (40.74%) Benchmarking
9 3 (11.11%) ITSM
10 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.41%) ArchiMate
10 2 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (7.41%) eTOM
10 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
10 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (7.41%) Project Management
10 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineering
11 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
11 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
11 1 (3.70%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) BMC
2 1 (3.70%) CA
2 1 (3.70%) Remedy