Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 258 304
Rank change year-on-year -61 +46 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 703 873 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.97% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.02% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 598 512
England median daily rate £575 £575 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.58% -5.45%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £738 £750 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £525
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
England median hourly rate £60.25 £48.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.87% +7.22% +17.65%
10th Percentile £54.33 £46.18 £33.55
90th Percentile £67.18 £49.73 £60.25
UK median hourly rate £53.00 £48.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.84% +7.22% +17.65%

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 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in England

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in England

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in England

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architect in England

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 January 2018. 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 -94 363 £600 +1.05% 64
South East -14 145 £538 -2.27% 17
North of England +37 92 £582 +5.86% 14
North West -12 51 £610 +3.83% 10
South West +6 39 £525 -4.55% 7
Midlands -31 38 £525 +0.48% 5
Yorkshire +31 35 £581 +8.14% 3
East of England -6 24 £575 +10.58% 6
West Midlands -19 23 £515 -1.90% 2
North East +60 14 £610 -9.63% 1
East Midlands -4 14 £550 +5.77% 3
Data Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 294 (41.82%) Data Modelling
2 292 (41.54%) Data Architecture
3 219 (31.15%) Big Data
4 165 (23.47%) Data Warehouse
5 164 (23.33%) Hadoop
6 161 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
7 159 (22.62%) Data Management
8 150 (21.34%) Analytics
9 136 (19.35%) Finance
9 136 (19.35%) SQL
10 132 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
11 116 (16.50%) ETL
12 115 (16.36%) Oracle
13 109 (15.50%) Apache Spark
14 100 (14.22%) Data Quality
15 98 (13.94%) Migration
16 94 (13.37%) Data Governance
17 89 (12.66%) Master Data Management
18 88 (12.52%) Banking
19 82 (11.66%) Data Integration
20 81 (11.52%) Data Analysis
20 81 (11.52%) Java
21 77 (10.95%) SQL Server
22 74 (10.53%) Kafka
22 74 (10.53%) Data Strategy
23 73 (10.38%) Logical Data Model
24 71 (10.10%) Retail
25 69 (9.82%) TOGAF
25 69 (9.82%) Microsoft
26 68 (9.67%) HBase

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
1 109 (15.50%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 20 (2.84%) SAS
4 14 (1.99%) Apache Pig
5 13 (1.85%) Apache
6 10 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.85%) Confluence
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.57%) JBoss
9 4 (0.57%) WildFly
10 3 (0.43%) CMS
11 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.14%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 14 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.43%) SPSS
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.14%) SAP MDG
2 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.28%) Maximo
4 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.28%) Summit
5 1 (0.14%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (7.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (1.99%) Amazon EMR
5 12 (1.71%) Amazon Kinesis
5 12 (1.71%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.56%) PaaS
7 10 (1.42%) IaaS
8 9 (1.28%) SaaS
9 4 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
10 3 (0.43%) Slack
11 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.70%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.85%) Firewall
3 3 (0.43%) HTTP
3 3 (0.43%) Network Security
3 3 (0.43%) SMS
3 3 (0.43%) SSL
3 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.28%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (0.28%) Intranet
4 2 (0.28%) MPLS
4 2 (0.28%) PSTN
4 2 (0.28%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.14%) Extranet
5 1 (0.14%) Internet
5 1 (0.14%) VLAN
5 1 (0.14%) VPN
5 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (31.15%) Big Data
2 165 (23.47%) Data Warehouse
3 164 (23.33%) Hadoop
4 77 (10.95%) SQL Server
5 68 (9.67%) HBase
6 65 (9.25%) Apache Hive
7 64 (9.10%) NoSQL
8 44 (6.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (6.12%) Relational Database
10 35 (4.98%) Data Lake
11 34 (4.84%) IBM InfoSphere
12 29 (4.13%) RDBMS
12 29 (4.13%) Sqoop
13 28 (3.98%) MongoDB
14 26 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 24 (3.41%) Power BI
15 24 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
18 19 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (4.84%) ERwin
2 13 (1.85%) PowerDesigner
3 11 (1.56%) JIRA
4 7 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.71%) IntelliJ
5 5 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.43%) Subversion
6 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.43%) Toad
7 2 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.28%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.28%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.14%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.14%) LSMW
8 1 (0.14%) RStudio
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 136 (19.35%) Finance
2 88 (12.52%) Banking
3 71 (10.10%) Retail
4 37 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.56%) Legal
7 14 (1.99%) Marketing
8 13 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.42%) French Language
10 7 (1.00%) Back Office
11 6 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.85%) Private Banking
11 6 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.57%) Electronics
12 4 (0.57%) Games
12 4 (0.57%) Publishing
13 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.43%) Front Office
14 2 (0.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.53%) Kafka
2 25 (3.56%) Web Services
3 24 (3.41%) REST
3 24 (3.41%) XML
4 21 (2.99%) Middleware
5 20 (2.84%) Spring
6 14 (1.99%) Spring Boot
7 11 (1.56%) J2EE
7 11 (1.56%) XSD
8 9 (1.28%) JSON
9 8 (1.14%) JDBC
10 7 (1.00%) Apache Avro
10 7 (1.00%) RESTful
10 7 (1.00%) SOAP
11 6 (0.85%) Natural Language Processing
12 5 (0.71%) Apache Camel
12 5 (0.71%) Drools
12 5 (0.71%) EJB
12 5 (0.71%) MLlib
12 5 (0.71%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.55%) Management Information System
3 32 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.27%) Reference Data
5 27 (3.84%) Data Structures
6 19 (2.70%) Taxonomies
7 18 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.85%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.00%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.00%) NHS
11 6 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.85%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.85%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.85%) Social Media
11 6 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.57%) iPad
12 4 (0.57%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.84%) Linux
2 16 (2.28%) Unix
3 7 (1.00%) Windows
4 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.28%) Solaris
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (41.82%) Data Modelling
2 292 (41.54%) Data Architecture
3 161 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
4 159 (22.62%) Data Management
5 150 (21.34%) Analytics
6 132 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (16.50%) ETL
8 98 (13.94%) Migration
9 94 (13.37%) Data Governance
10 89 (12.66%) Master Data Management
11 82 (11.66%) Data Integration
12 81 (11.52%) Data Analysis
13 74 (10.53%) Data Strategy
14 73 (10.38%) Logical Data Model
15 69 (9.82%) TOGAF
16 63 (8.96%) Data Migration
17 57 (8.11%) Data Analytics
17 57 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (7.82%) Data Mapping
18 55 (7.82%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 136 (19.35%) SQL
2 81 (11.52%) Java
3 43 (6.12%) Python
4 35 (4.98%) Scala
5 17 (2.42%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.42%) R
6 11 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.14%) C
7 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.43%) C#
8 3 (0.43%) HiveQL
8 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.43%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.43%) SAS Macro
8 3 (0.43%) SPARQL
9 2 (0.28%) ABAP
9 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.28%) Pig Latin
9 2 (0.28%) XPath
10 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 46 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 21 (2.99%) Degree
4 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.28%) MCSD
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (14.22%) Data Quality
2 34 (4.84%) GDPR
3 11 (1.56%) QA
4 10 (1.42%) MiFID
5 4 (0.57%) GCP
6 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.43%) EMIR
6 3 (0.43%) HL7
7 2 (0.28%) IFRS
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (6.69%) HDFS
2 31 (4.41%) Apache Flume
3 8 (1.14%) Docker
4 4 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.14%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 27 (3.84%) Oozie
2 10 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (1.14%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.00%) Ansible
4 7 (1.00%) Terraform
5 5 (0.71%) Ambari
6 4 (0.57%) Mesos
7 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 115 (16.36%) Oracle
2 69 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 63 (8.96%) IBM
4 37 (5.26%) Tableau
5 35 (4.98%) SAP
6 30 (4.27%) Cloudera
7 24 (3.41%) Informatica
8 21 (2.99%) Google
9 18 (2.56%) Teradata
10 17 (2.42%) JDA
11 15 (2.13%) Ab Initio
11 15 (2.13%) Hortonworks
12 14 (1.99%) MapR
13 10 (1.42%) Talend
14 8 (1.14%) Cognos
15 7 (1.00%) CA
16 6 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
17 4 (0.57%) MuleSoft
17 4 (0.57%) Red Hat
17 4 (0.57%) VMware