Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Service Design Architect was £458 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 837 867 827
Rank change year-on-year +30 -40 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Service Design Architect 23 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.012% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.013% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 3
UK median daily rate £458 £575 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.43% -17.86% +40.00%
10th Percentile £384 £400 £530
90th Percentile £500 £656 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £575 £700
% change year-on-year -20.43% -17.86% +40.00%
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 90,071 95,967 87,312
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.93% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,547 63,121 56,727
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £635 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,813 2,950 2,999
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.76 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.57 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -5.26%

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 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Design Architect in the UK

Service Design Architect
Top 8 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 23 April 2019. 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 +16 22 £458 -20.43%
Scotland - 17 £470 -
England +5 8 £385 -33.04%
North East - 4 £385 -
North of England - 4 £385 -
East of England - 2 - -
South East -5 1 - -
London - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 22 (95.65%) Service Design
2 19 (82.61%) ITIL
3 18 (78.26%) Service Management
3 18 (78.26%) Service Delivery
4 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
4 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
4 14 (60.87%) Programme Management
4 14 (60.87%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (56.52%) ITIL V3
5 13 (56.52%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (47.83%) Benchmarking
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
8 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
8 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
8 2 (8.70%) COBIT
8 2 (8.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
9 1 (4.35%) Process Architecture
9 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.35%) REST
9 1 (4.35%) SOAP
9 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.35%) Banking
9 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
9 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (4.35%) User Stories
9 1 (4.35%) Mentoring

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Service Design
2 19 (82.61%) ITIL
3 18 (78.26%) Service Delivery
3 18 (78.26%) Service Management
4 14 (60.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (60.87%) Programme Management
5 13 (56.52%) ITIL V3
6 11 (47.83%) Benchmarking
7 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
8 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
8 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.35%) Process Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
8 1 (4.35%) User Stories
8 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland