Period
to 24 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 188 261 307
Rank change year-on-year +73 +46 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 721 356 715
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.42% 0.96% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.02% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 263 490
10th Percentile £490 £491 £463
25th Percentile £525 £550 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £613 £588
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% +2.17%
75th Percentile £725 £700 £675
90th Percentile £756 £750 £775
UK median daily rate £625 £611 £575
% change year-on-year +2.25% +6.30% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £62.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 - £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 47,104 34,854 78,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.98% 93.74% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,542 23,606 53,036
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.74% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,546 1,154 2,379
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.62 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.17 £13.39
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.28% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.92 £42.44
90th Percentile £56.63 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £19.85 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.05% +7.30% +5.71%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +37 436 £625 - 61
North of England +28 70 £600 -7.69% 29
South East +20 69 £575 -4.17% 8
Midlands -1 45 £600 +3.23% 9
West Midlands -4 42 £600 +3.23% 6
South West +28 41 £575 -4.17% 3
Yorkshire +35 40 £563 - 14
North West +5 27 £700 +7.69% 10
East of England -4 6 £525 +5.00%
North East +10 3 £525 -27.59% 5
East Midlands -4 3 £525 - 3
Data Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 389 (53.95%) Data Modelling
2 280 (38.83%) Data Architecture
3 239 (33.15%) Azure
4 224 (31.07%) Analytics
5 183 (25.38%) Finance
6 177 (24.55%) Social Skills
7 174 (24.13%) Business Intelligence
8 157 (21.78%) Data Warehouse
9 150 (20.80%) SQL
10 144 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
11 142 (19.69%) Big Data
12 138 (19.14%) Migration
13 135 (18.72%) Data Governance
14 127 (17.61%) Data Management
15 122 (16.92%) AWS
16 119 (16.50%) Data Quality
17 102 (14.15%) Data Integration
18 101 (14.01%) Data Analysis
19 96 (13.31%) Data Lake
19 96 (13.31%) Master Data Management
20 92 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
21 87 (12.07%) Microsoft
22 85 (11.79%) Logical Data Model
23 83 (11.51%) ETL
24 81 (11.23%) SAP
25 79 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
26 78 (10.82%) Security Cleared
27 77 (10.68%) Databricks
28 74 (10.26%) Data Migration
29 73 (10.12%) DevOps

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 39 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 20 (2.77%) Apache
3 19 (2.64%) Apache Airflow
4 11 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.11%) SAS
6 7 (0.97%) Confluence
7 4 (0.55%) Apache Pulsar
8 3 (0.42%) CICS
9 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.14%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.14%) IIS
10 1 (0.14%) Luigi
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.55%) SPSS
4 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (3.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.55%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.42%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.42%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.14%) Maximo
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.14%) Unica
7 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 239 (33.15%) Azure
2 122 (16.92%) AWS
3 70 (9.71%) GCP
4 63 (8.74%) Power Platform
5 50 (6.93%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 48 (6.66%) Serverless
7 40 (5.55%) Azure Data Factory
8 37 (5.13%) PaaS
9 27 (3.74%) Snowflake
10 22 (3.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 21 (2.91%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (2.36%) Azure Functions
13 16 (2.22%) IaaS
14 15 (2.08%) iPaaS
15 13 (1.80%) Amazon S3
16 10 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (1.25%) Azure Storage
18 8 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
18 8 (1.11%) Azure Logic Apps
18 8 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (0.28%) Firewall
2 2 (0.28%) HTTP
3 1 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.14%) LAN
3 1 (0.14%) LTE
3 1 (0.14%) MVNO
3 1 (0.14%) SSL
3 1 (0.14%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (21.78%) Data Warehouse
2 142 (19.69%) Big Data
3 96 (13.31%) Data Lake
4 57 (7.91%) Power BI
4 57 (7.91%) SQL Server
5 46 (6.38%) NoSQL
6 42 (5.83%) Hadoop
7 34 (4.72%) Tableau
8 32 (4.44%) Relational Database
9 24 (3.33%) BigQuery
10 22 (3.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 22 (3.05%) Data Mining
11 20 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
11 20 (2.77%) Data Vault
11 20 (2.77%) RDBMS
12 17 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (2.36%) MongoDB
13 16 (2.22%) Amazon Athena
14 15 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (6.24%) PowerDesigner
2 23 (3.19%) kappa
3 22 (3.05%) ERwin
4 11 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.97%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.83%) JIRA
8 2 (0.28%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.28%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.28%) GitLab
8 2 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.28%) RStudio
8 2 (0.28%) Toad
8 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.14%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.14%) XMLSpy
General
1 183 (25.38%) Finance
2 177 (24.55%) Social Skills
3 92 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (9.71%) Public Sector
5 61 (8.46%) Banking
6 50 (6.93%) Manufacturing
6 50 (6.93%) Marketing
7 46 (6.38%) Telecoms
8 41 (5.69%) Electronics
9 35 (4.85%) Retail
10 33 (4.58%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (1.94%) Legal
12 13 (1.80%) Retail Banking
13 11 (1.53%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (1.39%) Investment Banking
15 9 (1.25%) Law
16 7 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
17 6 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.55%) Automotive
19 3 (0.42%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.47%) Kafka
2 19 (2.64%) JSON
3 10 (1.39%) PySpark
4 9 (1.25%) REST
5 8 (1.11%) Apache NiFi
6 6 (0.83%) SOAP
6 6 (0.83%) XML
7 5 (0.69%) .NET
7 5 (0.69%) HTML5 Canvas
7 5 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.55%) GraphQL
8 4 (0.55%) YAML
9 3 (0.42%) Apache Avro
9 3 (0.42%) HTML
9 3 (0.42%) SAML
9 3 (0.42%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (0.42%) Spring
9 3 (0.42%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.28%) D3.js
10 2 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.41%) Reference Data
2 33 (4.58%) Virtual Team
3 29 (4.02%) Data Structures
4 19 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.22%) NHS
7 13 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.53%) Taxonomies
9 10 (1.39%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
11 7 (0.97%) FMCG
11 7 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.83%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.83%) iPad
12 6 (0.83%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.55%) Linux
1 4 (0.55%) Windows
2 3 (0.42%) MVS
3 2 (0.28%) Solaris
3 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (53.95%) Data Modelling
2 280 (38.83%) Data Architecture
3 224 (31.07%) Analytics
4 174 (24.13%) Business Intelligence
5 144 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (19.14%) Migration
7 135 (18.72%) Data Governance
8 127 (17.61%) Data Management
9 102 (14.15%) Data Integration
10 101 (14.01%) Data Analysis
11 96 (13.31%) Master Data Management
12 85 (11.79%) Logical Data Model
13 83 (11.51%) ETL
14 79 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 74 (10.26%) Data Migration
16 73 (10.12%) DevOps
17 72 (9.99%) TOGAF
18 69 (9.57%) Physical Data Model
19 68 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
20 67 (9.29%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (20.80%) SQL
2 56 (7.77%) Python
3 32 (4.44%) Java
4 12 (1.66%) PowerShell
4 12 (1.66%) Scala
5 10 (1.39%) R
5 10 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.11%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.28%) C#
9 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.14%) Gremlin
9 1 (0.14%) Haskell
9 1 (0.14%) HiveQL
9 1 (0.14%) ML
9 1 (0.14%) Perl
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby
9 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 63 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.08%) DV Cleared
4 12 (1.66%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (1.39%) Degree
6 5 (0.69%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.42%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) PhD
10 1 (0.14%) BICSI Certification
10 1 (0.14%) BICSI RCDD
10 1 (0.14%) CCNA
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.14%) MCSE
10 1 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (16.50%) Data Quality
2 24 (3.33%) GDPR
3 14 (1.94%) IFRS
4 10 (1.39%) QA
5 5 (0.69%) HL7
5 5 (0.69%) PMO
6 3 (0.42%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.14%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.14%) CDISC
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) GRC
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.83%) Docker
2 4 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.55%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.28%) HDFS
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.11%) Terraform
3 4 (0.55%) Oozie
3 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.55%) Puppet
4 3 (0.42%) Ansible
5 2 (0.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.28%) Control-M
5 2 (0.28%) Grafana
5 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.28%) Kibana
6 1 (0.14%) Ambari
6 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 87 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 81 (11.23%) SAP
3 77 (10.68%) Databricks
4 65 (9.02%) Oracle
5 53 (7.35%) BiZZdesign
6 51 (7.07%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (6.24%) Google
8 36 (4.99%) MuleSoft
9 35 (4.85%) Sparx
10 32 (4.44%) Remedy
11 29 (4.02%) Informatica
12 26 (3.61%) Cloudera
13 24 (3.33%) IBM
14 7 (0.97%) Talend
15 6 (0.83%) VMware
16 4 (0.55%) Alteryx
16 4 (0.55%) Cisco
16 4 (0.55%) Embarcadero
16 4 (0.55%) JDA
16 4 (0.55%) TIBCO