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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Architect
Rank 128 124 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 24 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.39% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.42% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 1
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£513 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £462 £500
% change year-on-year
+11.05% -7.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £72.50
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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
3390 2870 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.29% 92.55% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1930 1548 1020
Average daily rate £378 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 190 171
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -8 7 £650 +52.94% 2
Lancashire - 6 £625 -
Merseyside -11 5 £475 +5.55%
Cheshire -7 4 £463 -3.64%
Data Architect
England

Data Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 28 (58.33%) Data Modelling
2 22 (45.83%) Data Architecture
3 18 (37.50%) Migration
4 14 (29.17%) Data Migration
5 12 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (22.92%) Data Management
7 9 (18.75%) Finance
7 9 (18.75%) ETL
7 9 (18.75%) SQL
8 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (16.67%) Data Governance
9 7 (14.58%) Oracle
10 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
10 6 (12.50%) Information Architecture
10 6 (12.50%) Big Data
10 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (10.42%) Data Integration
11 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
11 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.42%) Web Services
11 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.33%) SAS
12 4 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
12 4 (8.33%) Banking
12 4 (8.33%) Validation
12 4 (8.33%) Project Management
12 4 (8.33%) Mainframe

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) PowerPivot
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.50%) Big Data
3 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
6 2 (4.17%) Redis
6 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.08%) SSDT
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) ERwin
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Data Integration
3 4 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
4 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.17%) NHS
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.17%) Informatics
6 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Data Modelling
2 22 (45.83%) Data Architecture
3 18 (37.50%) Migration
4 14 (29.17%) Data Migration
5 12 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (22.92%) Data Management
7 9 (18.75%) ETL
8 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (16.67%) Data Governance
9 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 6 (12.50%) Information Architecture
9 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (8.33%) Validation
10 4 (8.33%) Project Management
10 4 (8.33%) Analytics
10 4 (8.33%) Open Source
11 3 (6.25%) Data Mapping
11 3 (6.25%) Master Data Management
11 3 (6.25%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (4.17%) C++
3 2 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) Informatica
3 3 (6.25%) Cognos
4 2 (4.17%) Novell
5 1 (2.08%) Splunk
5 1 (2.08%) Business Objects