The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 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.

Data Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 77 77
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 3 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.86% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.89% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 4
Median daily rate £475 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 872 1454 1389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.68% 95.78% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 795 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in Edinburgh

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in Edinburgh

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 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 Edinburgh region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 6 (42.86%) Data Architecture
1 6 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
1 6 (42.86%) Spatial Data
2 5 (35.71%) Information Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) GIS
2 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
2 5 (35.71%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) R
4 3 (21.43%) HBase
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (21.43%) Scala
4 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
4 3 (21.43%) Data Lake
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (14.29%) Data Ingestion
5 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
5 2 (14.29%) Kafka

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (7.14%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Spatial Data
2 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) GIS
3 3 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (21.43%) Data Lake
3 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
3 3 (21.43%) HBase
4 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
4 2 (14.29%) Impala
5 1 (7.14%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ERwin
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Data Architecture
1 6 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
2 5 (35.71%) ETL
2 5 (35.71%) Information Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Data Ingestion
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) R
2 3 (21.43%) Scala
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (14.29%) Oozie
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle