The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Architect
London / City of London
Rank 130 132 163
Rank change year-on-year +2 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 25 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.81% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.85% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 26
Median daily rate £638 £550 £578
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.90% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £428 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £664 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.88 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 42 (53.85%) Data Modelling
2 28 (35.90%) Finance
3 27 (34.62%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (33.33%) SQL
5 24 (30.77%) Data Architecture
5 24 (30.77%) Big Data
6 20 (25.64%) Hadoop
7 19 (24.36%) ETL
7 19 (24.36%) Banking
8 18 (23.08%) Data Quality
9 16 (20.51%) Data Management
9 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
10 14 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (17.95%) Degree
11 13 (16.67%) Oracle
12 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (12.82%) Retail
13 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (12.82%) XML
13 10 (12.82%) Apache Spark
14 9 (11.54%) Data Structures
14 9 (11.54%) Project Management
14 9 (11.54%) Unix
14 9 (11.54%) Migration
14 9 (11.54%) Data Analysis
15 8 (10.26%) Windows
15 8 (10.26%) XSD
15 8 (10.26%) SOA
15 8 (10.26%) Data Governance
15 8 (10.26%) Master Data Management

Data Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (12.82%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.28%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) SAN
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.62%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (30.77%) Big Data
3 20 (25.64%) Hadoop
4 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
5 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
6 6 (7.69%) NoSQL
7 5 (6.41%) Apache Hive
7 5 (6.41%) DB2
8 4 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (5.13%) Sqoop
9 3 (3.85%) HBase
9 3 (3.85%) Impala
9 3 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (3.85%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (3.85%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (2.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) ERwin
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 19 (24.36%) Banking
3 10 (12.82%) Retail
4 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.56%) Legal
6 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) XML
2 8 (10.26%) XSD
3 7 (8.97%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (8.97%) XSLT
4 6 (7.69%) .NET
5 5 (6.41%) FpML
5 5 (6.41%) J2EE
5 5 (6.41%) Kafka
6 4 (5.13%) FIXML
7 3 (3.85%) Web Services
8 2 (2.56%) REST
8 2 (2.56%) RESTful
9 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.28%) JSON
9 1 (1.28%) MDX
9 1 (1.28%) SAML
9 1 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Data Structures
2 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (7.69%) Reference Data
3 6 (7.69%) Taxonomies
4 5 (6.41%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.85%) Equities
7 2 (2.56%) Market Risk
7 2 (2.56%) User Experience
8 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.28%) Derivative
8 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.28%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.28%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Unix
2 8 (10.26%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.85%) Data Modelling
2 24 (30.77%) Data Architecture
3 19 (24.36%) ETL
4 16 (20.51%) Data Management
5 14 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (11.54%) Data Analysis
8 9 (11.54%) Migration
8 9 (11.54%) Project Management
9 8 (10.26%) Data Governance
9 8 (10.26%) Data Integration
9 8 (10.26%) Master Data Management
9 8 (10.26%) SOA
10 6 (7.69%) Data Ingestion
10 6 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
11 5 (6.41%) Data Transformation
11 5 (6.41%) MapReduce
11 5 (6.41%) Network Management
11 5 (6.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) Python
2 7 (8.97%) R
3 6 (7.69%) C++
3 6 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.56%) Scala
5 1 (1.28%) C#
5 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.08%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.13%) MiFID
3 2 (2.56%) IFRS
3 2 (2.56%) IFRS 9
3 2 (2.56%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.28%) GDPR
4 1 (1.28%) ISO20022
4 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.56%) HDFS
Vendors
1 13 (16.67%) Oracle
2 7 (8.97%) SAP
3 6 (7.69%) Teradata
4 5 (6.41%) Netezza
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.13%) Sybase
6 3 (3.85%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.56%) Splunk
8 1 (1.28%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.28%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.28%) CA
8 1 (1.28%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.28%) Embarcadero
8 1 (1.28%) IBM
8 1 (1.28%) Informatica
8 1 (1.28%) Reuters
8 1 (1.28%) Talend
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