The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Architect
Rank 104 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 24 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.48% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £423 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £725 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £506 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2867 2506 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.99% 92.92% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1641 1286 1243
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 181 180
Average hourly rate £18.13 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.67 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Data Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Architect in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Data Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Architect across the North West region.

Data Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Data Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Data Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 16 £488 +14.70%
Cumbria - - - -
Data Architect
England

Data Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Data Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Architect in their job title.

1 18 (47.37%) Migration
1 18 (47.37%) Data Architecture
2 17 (44.74%) Data Modelling
3 15 (39.47%) Data Migration
4 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 12 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (31.58%) Big Data
6 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (28.95%) Data Management
7 9 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (23.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (23.68%) Visualisation
8 8 (21.05%) Project Management
9 7 (18.42%) Finance
9 7 (18.42%) Data Integration
10 6 (15.79%) Data Governance
10 6 (15.79%) ETL
11 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
11 5 (13.16%) Banking
11 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
12 4 (10.53%) Information Architecture
12 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
12 4 (10.53%) Analytics
12 4 (10.53%) Validation
12 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
12 4 (10.53%) Quality Management
12 4 (10.53%) SQL
12 4 (10.53%) Windows
12 4 (10.53%) HP
12 4 (10.53%) Oracle

Data Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Data Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) LAN
1 2 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Big Data
2 9 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
4 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
5 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.26%) Redis
7 1 (2.63%) DataStage
7 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.63%) DB2
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.63%) SSDT
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) QlikView
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.68%) Visualisation
3 7 (18.42%) Data Integration
4 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.89%) Open Source
5 3 (7.89%) Reference Data
6 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (5.26%) Replication
7 1 (2.63%) NHS
7 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.63%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Migration
1 18 (47.37%) Data Architecture
2 17 (44.74%) Data Modelling
3 15 (39.47%) Data Migration
4 12 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (28.95%) Data Management
6 9 (23.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (21.05%) Project Management
8 6 (15.79%) Data Governance
8 6 (15.79%) ETL
9 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
10 4 (10.53%) Information Architecture
10 4 (10.53%) Analytics
10 4 (10.53%) Validation
10 4 (10.53%) Quality Management
11 3 (7.89%) Master Data Management
11 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (5.26%) Data Mapping
12 2 (5.26%) Data Validation
12 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Ruby
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) C++
2 2 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Informatica
3 2 (5.26%) Novell
4 1 (2.63%) Veritas
4 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Veeam