Period
to 22 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £633 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 155 96 144
Rank change year-on-year -59 +48 +71
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 35 29 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.88% 1.39% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.50% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 36
10th Percentile £519 £494 £513
25th Percentile £544 £563 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £633 £600 £600
Median % change year-on-year +5.50% -0.08% -
75th Percentile £747 £663 £684
90th Percentile £788 £695 £850
Central London median daily rate £625 £575 £600
% change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -

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 3,665 1,929 4,652
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.34% 92.39% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 1,457 3,664
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £603 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 20 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.58 £12.38
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.74 £14.19
Median hourly rate £34.75 £24.75 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +40.40% +25.32% +5.61%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.69 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.18 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +6.95%

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 22 January 2022.

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
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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge - 2 £675 -
Data Architect
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 23 (65.71%) Data Modelling
2 15 (42.86%) Data Architecture
2 15 (42.86%) Data Quality
3 13 (37.14%) Data Governance
4 12 (34.29%) Physical Data Model
4 12 (34.29%) Finance
4 12 (34.29%) Data Management
5 11 (31.43%) Analytics
5 11 (31.43%) Azure
5 11 (31.43%) AWS
6 10 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (28.57%) Data Strategy
7 9 (25.71%) Social Skills
7 9 (25.71%) Big Data
7 9 (25.71%) Logical Data Model
8 8 (22.86%) Data Integration
8 8 (22.86%) SQL
9 7 (20.00%) ETL
9 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (20.00%) Data Analytics
9 7 (20.00%) Conceptual Models
10 6 (17.14%) Data Mapping
11 5 (14.29%) PaaS
11 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
11 5 (14.29%) Data Transformation
11 5 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
11 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (14.29%) Data Vault
11 5 (14.29%) Metadata

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 (5.71%) Camunda
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) AWS
1 11 (31.43%) Azure
2 5 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
2 5 (14.29%) PaaS
3 4 (11.43%) Power Platform
3 4 (11.43%) Serverless
4 3 (8.57%) Amazon S3
5 2 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (5.71%) GCP
5 2 (5.71%) GitHub
5 2 (5.71%) Matillion
5 2 (5.71%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.86%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.86%) Snowflake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (25.71%) Big Data
3 5 (14.29%) Data Vault
3 5 (14.29%) Metadata
3 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 4 (11.43%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (11.43%) DataStage
4 4 (11.43%) Power BI
5 3 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
5 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (5.71%) Cloudera CDH
6 2 (5.71%) Data Lake
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.86%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) ERwin
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Social Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.71%) Front Office
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.71%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) RESTful
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (5.71%) Hedge funds
1 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.86%) Equities
2 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.86%) Legacy Applications
2 1 (2.86%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (2.86%) Linked Data
2 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) Data Modelling
2 15 (42.86%) Data Architecture
3 13 (37.14%) Data Governance
4 12 (34.29%) Data Management
4 12 (34.29%) Physical Data Model
5 11 (31.43%) Analytics
6 10 (28.57%) Data Strategy
7 9 (25.71%) Logical Data Model
8 8 (22.86%) Data Integration
9 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (20.00%) Conceptual Models
9 7 (20.00%) Data Analytics
9 7 (20.00%) ETL
10 6 (17.14%) Data Mapping
11 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (14.29%) Data Transformation
11 5 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
12 4 (11.43%) Data Engineering
12 4 (11.43%) Metadata Management
12 4 (11.43%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) AWS Certification
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (42.86%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.71%) GDPR
3 1 (2.86%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.71%) Charles River
2 2 (5.71%) Google
2 2 (5.71%) Pega
2 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Capita
3 1 (2.86%) Databricks
3 1 (2.86%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.86%) Informatica
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Sybase