Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 7 December 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.

Data Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 222 216
Rank change year-on-year +68 -6 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 64 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.13% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.59% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 37
City of London median daily rate £600 £588 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -9.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £501 £468 £513
90th Percentile £816 £749 £755
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £644
% change year-on-year - -6.80% +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 5,263 6,798 6,827
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.23% 95.33% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,103 5,371 5,413
City of London median daily rate £512 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 93
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +10.00% -6.08%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.67 £25.70 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +4.35%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Data Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architect in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architect within the City of London region over the 6 months to 7 December 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
London Bridge +45 7 £525 -
Data Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 32 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 27 (42.19%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (35.94%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (35.94%) Data Architecture
4 21 (32.81%) Azure
5 19 (29.69%) Data Lake
6 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 18 (28.13%) Finance
7 17 (26.56%) SQL
7 17 (26.56%) Big Data
8 16 (25.00%) Analytics
8 16 (25.00%) Migration
9 14 (21.88%) Python
10 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (18.75%) Data Management
10 12 (18.75%) AWS
11 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (17.19%) Data Science
12 10 (15.63%) Power Platform
12 10 (15.63%) Power BI
12 10 (15.63%) ETL
13 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.06%) Artificial Intelligence
13 9 (14.06%) Amazon S3
13 9 (14.06%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (12.50%) Serverless
14 8 (12.50%) Apache Spark
14 8 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
14 8 (12.50%) Hadoop

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 8 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (32.81%) Azure
2 12 (18.75%) AWS
3 10 (15.63%) Power Platform
4 9 (14.06%) Amazon S3
4 9 (14.06%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (12.50%) Serverless
6 5 (7.81%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (7.81%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (6.25%) Data Lake Analytics
7 4 (6.25%) GCP
8 3 (4.69%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.56%) Boomi
9 1 (1.56%) G Suite
9 1 (1.56%) GitHub
9 1 (1.56%) Google Drive
9 1 (1.56%) iPaaS
9 1 (1.56%) Office 365
9 1 (1.56%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) 3G
1 1 (1.56%) 4G
1 1 (1.56%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.94%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (29.69%) Data Lake
3 17 (26.56%) Big Data
4 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (15.63%) Power BI
6 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (12.50%) Hadoop
7 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 7 (10.94%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (9.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (4.69%) Apache Hive
11 3 (4.69%) Impala
11 3 (4.69%) MySQL
11 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
11 3 (4.69%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
12 2 (3.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) ERwin
2 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Maven
3 1 (1.56%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Advertising
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
1 1 (1.56%) Kafka
1 1 (1.56%) Node.js
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Unix
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
1 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
1 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 27 (42.19%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (35.94%) Data Architecture
4 16 (25.00%) Analytics
4 16 (25.00%) Migration
5 12 (18.75%) Data Management
5 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (17.19%) Data Science
7 10 (15.63%) ETL
8 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.06%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
10 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (9.38%) Machine Learning
11 6 (9.38%) Re-Platforming
12 5 (7.81%) Data Governance
12 5 (7.81%) Data Migration
12 5 (7.81%) Physical Data Model
13 4 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) SQL
2 14 (21.88%) Python
3 4 (6.25%) Scala
4 2 (3.13%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) AWK
5 1 (1.56%) Go
5 1 (1.56%) Perl
5 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.13%) GDPR
3 1 (1.56%) IFRS
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) HDFS
2 2 (3.13%) Docker
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.56%) Ansible
2 1 (1.56%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.56%) Kubeflow
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Cloudera
3 4 (6.25%) Google
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Tableau
4 3 (4.69%) Databricks
5 1 (1.56%) Cognos
5 1 (1.56%) Dell
5 1 (1.56%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.56%) Informatica
5 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) VMware