Period
to 18 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £565 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 100 171
Rank change year-on-year -47 +71 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 25 19 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 1.07% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.15% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 46
10th Percentile £414 £423 £463
25th Percentile £516 £539 £516
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £588 £600
Median % change year-on-year -3.83% -2.08% +4.35%
75th Percentile £654 £656 £687
90th Percentile £704 £765 £759
Central London median daily rate £550 £625 £600
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,344 1,650 5,900
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.89% 92.96% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,479 1,224 4,671
10th Percentile £353 £313 £318
25th Percentile £450 £413 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% -1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £501
% change year-on-year +10.00% -0.10% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 72
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.25 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £20.00 £12.70
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.17% +98.65% -1.07%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.44 £22.80
90th Percentile £62.35 £53.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £35.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.48% +83.33% +4.28%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Data Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Architect in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, Data 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 across the City of London region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 16 (64.00%) Data Modelling
2 10 (40.00%) Analytics
3 9 (36.00%) Logical Data Model
4 8 (32.00%) Physical Data Model
5 7 (28.00%) GCP
5 7 (28.00%) Data Analytics
5 7 (28.00%) Data Quality
5 7 (28.00%) AWS
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) Migration
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (24.00%) Data Management
6 6 (24.00%) Data Mapping
6 6 (24.00%) Data Architecture
7 5 (20.00%) Big Data
7 5 (20.00%) Data Integration
8 4 (16.00%) Degree
8 4 (16.00%) DataStage
8 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (16.00%) Python
8 4 (16.00%) PaaS
8 4 (16.00%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (16.00%) Data Vault
8 4 (16.00%) Social Skills
9 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
9 3 (12.00%) Azure
9 3 (12.00%) Conceptual Models
9 3 (12.00%) IT Strategy
9 3 (12.00%) Java

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) AWS
1 7 (28.00%) GCP
2 4 (16.00%) PaaS
3 3 (12.00%) Azure
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.00%) GitHub
4 2 (8.00%) Matillion
5 1 (4.00%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (4.00%) Collibra
5 1 (4.00%) IaaS
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (4.00%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Big Data
2 4 (16.00%) Data Vault
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) DataStage
3 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (8.00%) BigQuery
4 2 (8.00%) Looker
4 2 (8.00%) Metadata
4 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (8.00%) Star Schema
5 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.00%) Power BI
5 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
5 1 (4.00%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (4.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) ERwin
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Social Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Kafka
1 2 (8.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) D3.js
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.00%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (4.00%) CMDB
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Equities
2 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.00%) Linked Data
2 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.00%) Semantic Web
2 1 (4.00%) TM Forum
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Data Modelling
2 10 (40.00%) Analytics
3 9 (36.00%) Logical Data Model
4 8 (32.00%) Physical Data Model
5 7 (28.00%) Data Analytics
5 7 (28.00%) Migration
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (24.00%) Data Architecture
6 6 (24.00%) Data Management
6 6 (24.00%) Data Mapping
7 5 (20.00%) Data Integration
8 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (12.00%) Conceptual Models
9 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (12.00%) ETL
9 3 (12.00%) IT Strategy
10 2 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (8.00%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Scala
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (4.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.00%) IFRS
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Informatica
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) Google
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) GoldenSource
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase