Period
to 28 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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
UK > England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 210 293
Rank change year-on-year +3 +83 +106
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 911 361 698
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.29% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.40% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 286 451
10th Percentile £513 £450 £480
25th Percentile £563 £514 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
75th Percentile £738 £709 £675
90th Percentile £775 £775 £775
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
10th Percentile £49.33 " "
25th Percentile £52.06 " £61.25
Median hourly rate £58.25 - £62.50
75th Percentile £60.69 " £63.75
90th Percentile £61.18 " "
UK median hourly rate £59.88 - £62.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 63,903 25,819 72,614
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 92.60% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,118 17,783 49,269
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £408 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £509 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,867 841 2,405
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.74 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -11.27% +17.65% +6.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.15 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Data Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in England

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Data Architect in England

Data Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Architect in England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Architect in England

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Architect in England.

Hourly rate trend for Data Architect in England

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 28 October 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +6 563 £675 +3.85% 86
North of England -44 94 £700 +21.74% 22
South East -51 78 £640 +16.36% 14
Midlands -31 57 £625 +13.64% 11
Yorkshire +2 47 £631 -9.82% 8
South West -40 42 £565 +1.35% 8
West Midlands -41 42 £625 +13.64% 9
North West -55 39 £725 +20.83% 11
East Midlands - 15 £538 - 2
East of England -40 10 £625 +8.70% 9
North East -2 8 £525 - 3
Data Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 England region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 448 (49.18%) Data Modelling
2 377 (41.38%) Data Architecture
3 291 (31.94%) Azure
4 258 (28.32%) Analytics
5 243 (26.67%) Finance
6 235 (25.80%) Social Skills
7 214 (23.49%) Data Warehouse
8 205 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
9 187 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
10 179 (19.65%) Big Data
11 178 (19.54%) SQL
12 167 (18.33%) AWS
13 151 (16.58%) Data Management
14 146 (16.03%) Data Analysis
14 146 (16.03%) Migration
14 146 (16.03%) Data Governance
15 143 (15.70%) Metadata
16 132 (14.49%) Data Integration
16 132 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 126 (13.83%) Master Data Management
18 120 (13.17%) Data Lake
19 119 (13.06%) SAP
20 112 (12.29%) Enterprise Architecture
21 103 (11.31%) Data Strategy
22 101 (11.09%) TOGAF
23 98 (10.76%) ETL
23 98 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
24 96 (10.54%) Logical Data Model
24 96 (10.54%) Microsoft
24 96 (10.54%) Banking

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 57 (6.26%) Apache Spark
2 16 (1.76%) Confluence
3 12 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.10%) Apache
4 10 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.66%) SAS
7 4 (0.44%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.44%) CMS
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.33%) nginx
9 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.22%) CICS
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.11%) Luigi
10 1 (0.11%) Mule
10 1 (0.11%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Revit
6 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.33%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.22%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.11%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 291 (31.94%) Azure
2 167 (18.33%) AWS
3 82 (9.00%) Power Platform
4 69 (7.57%) GCP
5 61 (6.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 48 (5.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 36 (3.95%) PaaS
8 33 (3.62%) Serverless
9 32 (3.51%) Snowflake
10 18 (1.98%) IaaS
11 16 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (1.76%) Collibra
12 12 (1.32%) Amazon S3
12 12 (1.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 11 (1.21%) Azure Functions
14 10 (1.10%) SaaS
15 9 (0.99%) iPaaS
16 8 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (0.88%) Dialogflow
17 6 (0.66%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.66%) Firewall
2 4 (0.44%) WAN
3 3 (0.33%) DNS
3 3 (0.33%) SAN
4 2 (0.22%) 3G
4 2 (0.22%) 4G
4 2 (0.22%) 5G
4 2 (0.22%) BGP
4 2 (0.22%) LAN
4 2 (0.22%) Modbus
4 2 (0.22%) MPLS
4 2 (0.22%) TACACS
4 2 (0.22%) VPN
4 2 (0.22%) Wireless
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) HTTP
5 1 (0.11%) IGMP
5 1 (0.11%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.11%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (23.49%) Data Warehouse
2 179 (19.65%) Big Data
3 143 (15.70%) Metadata
4 120 (13.17%) Data Lake
5 71 (7.79%) NoSQL
5 71 (7.79%) Power BI
6 57 (6.26%) Hadoop
7 53 (5.82%) Metadata Repository
7 53 (5.82%) SQL Server
8 37 (4.06%) Tableau
9 34 (3.73%) Relational Database
10 31 (3.40%) BigQuery
11 27 (2.96%) Amazon Redshift
11 27 (2.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 25 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 22 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (2.41%) Data Vault
14 20 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (2.09%) RDBMS
16 17 (1.87%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 77 (8.45%) PowerDesigner
2 36 (3.95%) ERwin
3 23 (2.52%) JIRA
4 16 (1.76%) kappa
5 9 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.88%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.55%) ER Studio
7 5 (0.55%) RStudio
8 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.22%) GitLab
8 2 (0.22%) Maven
8 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.22%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 243 (26.67%) Finance
2 235 (25.80%) Social Skills
3 98 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (10.54%) Banking
5 90 (9.88%) Public Sector
6 80 (8.78%) Marketing
7 74 (8.12%) Telecoms
8 65 (7.14%) Manufacturing
9 61 (6.70%) Electronics
10 52 (5.71%) Retail
11 45 (4.94%) Presentation Skills
12 30 (3.29%) Investment Banking
13 24 (2.63%) Retail Banking
14 23 (2.52%) Influencing Skills
15 16 (1.76%) Law
16 12 (1.32%) Legal
17 7 (0.77%) Games
18 6 (0.66%) Advertising
19 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
19 5 (0.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.59%) Kafka
2 12 (1.32%) PySpark
3 11 (1.21%) .NET
4 10 (1.10%) Apache NiFi
4 10 (1.10%) JSON
5 9 (0.99%) REST
6 8 (0.88%) RESTful
7 7 (0.77%) ARM Templates
8 6 (0.66%) Node.js
9 5 (0.55%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.55%) EDI
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.55%) Samza
9 5 (0.55%) Web Services
10 4 (0.44%) Middleware
10 4 (0.44%) React
10 4 (0.44%) TensorFlow
11 3 (0.33%) HTML
11 3 (0.33%) SAML
11 3 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.95%) Virtual Team
2 34 (3.73%) Reference Data
3 28 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.96%) Public Cloud
5 22 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.41%) Legacy Systems
6 19 (2.09%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.43%) Cloud Native
7 13 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
9 11 (1.21%) NHS
10 10 (1.10%) Taxonomies
11 8 (0.88%) Equities
11 8 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.88%) Linked Data
12 7 (0.77%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.66%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (0.88%) Linux
1 8 (0.88%) Unix
2 7 (0.77%) Windows
3 2 (0.22%) MVS
3 2 (0.22%) Solaris
3 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.11%) VMS
4 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (49.18%) Data Modelling
2 377 (41.38%) Data Architecture
3 258 (28.32%) Analytics
4 205 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
5 187 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (16.58%) Data Management
7 146 (16.03%) Data Analysis
7 146 (16.03%) Data Governance
7 146 (16.03%) Migration
8 132 (14.49%) Data Integration
8 132 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 126 (13.83%) Master Data Management
10 112 (12.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 103 (11.31%) Data Strategy
12 101 (11.09%) TOGAF
13 98 (10.76%) ETL
14 96 (10.54%) Logical Data Model
15 90 (9.88%) Physical Data Model
16 81 (8.89%) DevOps
17 78 (8.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 178 (19.54%) SQL
2 81 (8.89%) Python
3 59 (6.48%) Java
4 19 (2.09%) Scala
5 14 (1.54%) C#
6 11 (1.21%) C++
7 10 (1.10%) Go
8 9 (0.99%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.77%) C
9 7 (0.77%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.66%) R
10 6 (0.66%) Ruby
11 5 (0.55%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.33%) Perl
14 2 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.22%) HiveQL
14 2 (0.22%) PHP
14 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.20%) Degree
4 11 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.10%) AWS Certification
6 9 (0.99%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.33%) CISSP
8 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.22%) CISM
9 2 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.22%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.22%) PhD
10 1 (0.11%) CCNA
10 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.11%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (9.33%) Data Quality
2 43 (4.72%) GDPR
3 9 (0.99%) QA
4 6 (0.66%) PMO
5 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.44%) HL7
6 4 (0.44%) IFRS
6 4 (0.44%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) GRC
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 14 (1.54%) Docker
2 6 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.55%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.33%) HDFS
5 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (2.74%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.21%) Terraform
3 4 (0.44%) Ansible
3 4 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (0.33%) Kibana
5 2 (0.22%) Grafana
6 1 (0.11%) Ambari
6 1 (0.11%) Control-M
6 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.11%) Oozie
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) Puppet
6 1 (0.11%) Salt
6 1 (0.11%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 119 (13.06%) SAP
2 96 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 81 (8.89%) Databricks
4 79 (8.67%) Salesforce.com
5 77 (8.45%) BiZZdesign
6 64 (7.03%) Sparx
7 59 (6.48%) Oracle
8 45 (4.94%) Google
9 37 (4.06%) Informatica
10 33 (3.62%) IBM
11 31 (3.40%) Remedy
12 21 (2.31%) MuleSoft
13 15 (1.65%) Cloudera
14 8 (0.88%) Cisco
14 8 (0.88%) Talend
14 8 (0.88%) Vertica
14 8 (0.88%) VMware
15 7 (0.77%) F5
16 6 (0.66%) Siebel
17 5 (0.55%) Dell