The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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.

Data Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 64 62
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 0.73% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.77% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £488 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £446
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £494 £513
% change year-on-year +4.55% -3.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £37.80

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 576 777 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.36% 94.41% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 548 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 35
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Data Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in Birmingham

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Architect in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in Birmingham

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Data Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Google
1 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Data Virtualisation
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) HPUX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
1 3 (50.00%) Data Virtualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) R
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Tableau