Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 171 214
Rank change year-on-year +61 +43 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 19 66 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 1.01% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.08% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 48 30
Median daily rate £550 £588 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% -4.17%
10th Percentile £432 £413 £505
90th Percentile £775 £738 £739
Central London median daily rate £550 £563 £575
% change year-on-year -2.22% -2.17% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 2,056 6,134 6,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 93.95% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 4,793 5,234
Median daily rate £510 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.97% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 129
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +7.56%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £51.08 £57.90 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020, 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 8 (42.11%) Data Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) ETL
3 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) XML Schema
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
4 5 (26.32%) XML
4 5 (26.32%) UML
4 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
4 5 (26.32%) Alteryx
4 5 (26.32%) Informatica
5 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
5 4 (21.05%) Data Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Cadence
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) Azure
6 3 (15.79%) AWS
6 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (15.79%) Backlog Prioritisation
7 2 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (10.53%) Data Ingestion
7 2 (10.53%) GCP
7 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
7 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
7 2 (10.53%) Big Data

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 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Azure
2 2 (10.53%) GCP
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
1 5 (26.32%) XML
1 5 (26.32%) XML Schema
2 1 (5.26%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.26%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Data Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) ETL
3 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) UML
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
5 4 (21.05%) Data Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (15.79%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Data Ingestion
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
7 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
8 1 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
8 1 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Alteryx
1 5 (26.32%) Informatica
2 3 (15.79%) Cadence
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Sparx
4 1 (5.26%) Talend
4 1 (5.26%) VMware