Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 178 227
Rank change year-on-year -34 +49 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 37 71 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 1.06% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.11% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 58 38
City of London median daily rate £650 £600 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +6.67% -2.17%
10th Percentile £513 £484 £418
90th Percentile £759 £800 £729
Central London median daily rate £650 £588 £563
% change year-on-year +10.64% +4.44% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £46.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £46.50 -

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 6694 6411 8806
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.54% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5291 5101 6921
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 126
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.88
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

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 18 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 City of London region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 23 (62.16%) Data Modelling
2 16 (43.24%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) Finance
3 13 (35.14%) Banking
3 13 (35.14%) Data Architecture
4 12 (32.43%) Big Data
5 11 (29.73%) Hadoop
5 11 (29.73%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (27.03%) NoSQL
7 9 (24.32%) Relational Database
8 8 (21.62%) Analytics
8 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
8 8 (21.62%) ETL
9 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.92%) Investment Banking
9 7 (18.92%) HBase
10 6 (16.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (16.22%) Data Management
10 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (13.51%) RDBMS
11 5 (13.51%) Oracle
11 5 (13.51%) Teradata
11 5 (13.51%) Migration
11 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (13.51%) Data Quality
11 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (13.51%) Apache Hive
12 4 (10.81%) Data Governance
12 4 (10.81%) Private Banking

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 4 (10.81%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) Big Data
2 11 (29.73%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (29.73%) Hadoop
3 10 (27.03%) NoSQL
4 9 (24.32%) Relational Database
5 7 (18.92%) HBase
5 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
6 6 (16.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (13.51%) Apache Hive
7 5 (13.51%) RDBMS
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (8.11%) Data Lake
9 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (8.11%) Sqoop
10 2 (5.41%) OLAP
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (5.41%) Power BI
10 2 (5.41%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) ERwin
General
1 13 (35.14%) Banking
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Investment Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Private Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Back Office
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) FpML
1 2 (5.41%) Java EE
1 2 (5.41%) Kafka
1 2 (5.41%) XML
1 2 (5.41%) XSD
2 1 (2.70%) MDX
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Taxonomies
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Derivative
3 2 (5.41%) Equities
3 2 (5.41%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.41%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Data Modelling
2 13 (35.14%) Data Architecture
3 8 (21.62%) Analytics
3 8 (21.62%) ETL
4 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (16.22%) Data Management
4 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) Data Governance
6 4 (10.81%) Data Integration
6 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
6 4 (10.81%) UML
7 3 (8.11%) Data Mapping
7 3 (8.11%) MapReduce
8 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Data Management
8 2 (5.41%) Machine Learning
8 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Python
2 3 (8.11%) R
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) HDFS
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (5.41%) Oozie
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
1 5 (13.51%) Teradata
2 3 (8.11%) Tableau
3 2 (5.41%) Cloudera
3 2 (5.41%) Cognos
3 2 (5.41%) Google
3 2 (5.41%) Informatica
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) MapR
4 1 (2.70%) Nuix
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Splunk