Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Architecture over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 206 289
Rank change year-on-year -22 +83 +118
Contract jobs citing Data Architecture 832 355 709
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.32% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.51% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 236 448
10th Percentile £430 £375 £413
25th Percentile £513 £477 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +2.33%
75th Percentile £713 £650 £638
90th Percentile £775 £725 £699
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 10
10th Percentile £18.56 £16.09 £27.15
25th Percentile £18.79 £17.71 £43.57
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £49.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -54.54% +124.98%
75th Percentile £26.63 £25.20 £51.72
90th Percentile £37.05 £25.71 £64.38
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £49.86
% change year-on-year +15.56% -54.87% +126.64%

Data Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 60,212 23,463 67,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.36% 87.46% 87.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,312 16,157 45,749
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +1.60%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,483 661 1,901
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.36
25th Percentile £14.48 £15.50 £14.38
Median hourly rate £24.36 £25.33 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.83% +12.58% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.38 £45.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +15.38%

Data Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Architecture in England

Data Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Data Architecture in England

Data Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Architecture in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Architecture in England

Data Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Architecture in England

Data Architecture
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Data Architecture in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Data Architecture in England

Data Architecture
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 Architecture within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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 -17 513 £600 - 96
North of England -36 97 £650 +18.18% 16
South East -72 62 £606 +21.25% 19
North West -45 47 £725 +31.82% 4
Yorkshire -24 39 £638 +54.55% 8
Midlands -63 39 £600 +9.09% 19
South West -40 34 £565 +2.73% 12
West Midlands -53 29 £625 +13.64% 17
North East +2 15 £550 +4.76% 4
East Midlands -25 10 £404 +34.58% 2
East of England -41 6 £588 -16.07% 4
Data Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Data Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Data Architecture.

1 389 (46.75%) Data Modelling
2 295 (35.46%) Analytics
3 281 (33.77%) SQL
4 265 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
5 249 (29.93%) Social Skills
6 242 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
7 237 (28.49%) Azure
8 228 (27.40%) Finance
9 195 (23.44%) Data Warehouse
10 189 (22.72%) Data Management
11 179 (21.51%) Big Data
12 173 (20.79%) Data Analysis
13 162 (19.47%) Analytical Skills
13 162 (19.47%) Metadata
14 160 (19.23%) AWS
15 154 (18.51%) Data Governance
16 141 (16.95%) ETL
17 135 (16.23%) Data Quality
18 128 (15.38%) Data Integration
19 127 (15.26%) Python
20 122 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
21 115 (13.82%) SAP
22 113 (13.58%) Data Lake
23 112 (13.46%) Data Strategy
24 111 (13.34%) DevOps
25 110 (13.22%) Migration
26 109 (13.10%) NoSQL
27 108 (12.98%) Master Data Management
28 105 (12.62%) Apache Spark
28 105 (12.62%) Microsoft

Data Architecture
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
1 105 (12.62%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.64%) Confluence
3 20 (2.40%) Apache
4 19 (2.28%) Apache Airflow
5 11 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (0.96%) Luigi
7 8 (0.96%) SAS
8 5 (0.60%) CMS
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
11 2 (0.24%) CICS
12 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
12 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.36%) iTrent
5 3 (0.36%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.24%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.12%) Actimize
7 1 (0.12%) Avolution ABACUS
7 1 (0.12%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.12%) Unica
7 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 237 (28.49%) Azure
2 160 (19.23%) AWS
3 79 (9.50%) GCP
3 79 (9.50%) Power Platform
4 57 (6.85%) Serverless
5 47 (5.65%) PaaS
6 44 (5.29%) Azure Data Factory
7 40 (4.81%) Snowflake
8 39 (4.69%) IaaS
9 36 (4.33%) Collibra
10 23 (2.76%) GitHub
11 20 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (2.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 19 (2.28%) Amazon EMR
12 19 (2.28%) Amazon S3
12 19 (2.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 18 (2.16%) SaaS
14 16 (1.92%) Azure Functions
15 9 (1.08%) Datadog
15 9 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.84%) Firewall
2 6 (0.72%) IPsec
2 6 (0.72%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.72%) SSL
3 4 (0.48%) HTTP
4 3 (0.36%) DNS
4 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.24%) Wireless
6 1 (0.12%) GSM
6 1 (0.12%) IPv4
6 1 (0.12%) IPv6
6 1 (0.12%) ISUP
6 1 (0.12%) LAN
6 1 (0.12%) MPLS
6 1 (0.12%) SAN
6 1 (0.12%) SMS
6 1 (0.12%) SMTP
6 1 (0.12%) SNMP
6 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (23.44%) Data Warehouse
2 179 (21.51%) Big Data
3 162 (19.47%) Metadata
4 113 (13.58%) Data Lake
5 109 (13.10%) NoSQL
6 78 (9.38%) Power BI
6 78 (9.38%) SQL Server
7 77 (9.25%) Hadoop
8 62 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (6.49%) Metadata Repository
10 49 (5.89%) BigQuery
11 40 (4.81%) Tableau
12 39 (4.69%) Relational Database
13 38 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (3.61%) Amazon Redshift
15 26 (3.13%) MongoDB
16 24 (2.88%) Apache Hive
16 24 (2.88%) IBM InfoSphere
17 23 (2.76%) OLAP
18 22 (2.64%) Looker
Development Applications
1 54 (6.49%) PowerDesigner
2 45 (5.41%) ERwin
3 35 (4.21%) JIRA
4 24 (2.88%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.32%) kappa
7 10 (1.20%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.96%) ER Studio
10 6 (0.72%) Subversion
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.36%) GitLab
12 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.24%) Toad
14 1 (0.12%) Gradle
14 1 (0.12%) Protractor
14 1 (0.12%) REST Assured
14 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 249 (29.93%) Social Skills
2 228 (27.40%) Finance
3 162 (19.47%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (11.90%) Marketing
4 99 (11.90%) Public Sector
5 76 (9.13%) Telecoms
6 74 (8.89%) Manufacturing
7 66 (7.93%) Electronics
8 60 (7.21%) Banking
9 50 (6.01%) Presentation Skills
10 35 (4.21%) Retail
11 23 (2.76%) Retail Banking
12 21 (2.52%) Influencing Skills
13 15 (1.80%) Legal
14 12 (1.44%) Games
15 11 (1.32%) Financial Institution
15 11 (1.32%) Front Office
16 7 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
16 7 (0.84%) Law
17 6 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 498 (59.86%) Architect
2 379 (45.55%) Data Architect
3 85 (10.22%) Solutions Architect
4 70 (8.41%) Analyst
5 68 (8.17%) Data Modeller
6 64 (7.69%) Data Engineer
7 58 (6.97%) Enterprise Architect
8 49 (5.89%) Data Analyst
9 44 (5.29%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 39 (4.69%) Developer
11 37 (4.45%) Azure Architect
12 36 (4.33%) Technical Architect
13 28 (3.37%) Business Analyst
13 28 (3.37%) Cloud Architect
14 25 (3.00%) Senior Architect
15 19 (2.28%) Data Business Analyst
15 19 (2.28%) Data Manager
16 18 (2.16%) Lead Architect
16 18 (2.16%) SQL Analyst
16 18 (2.16%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (7.33%) Kafka
2 34 (4.09%) Web Services
3 29 (3.49%) PySpark
4 24 (2.88%) JSON
5 18 (2.16%) XML
6 17 (2.04%) REST
7 15 (1.80%) OpenID
8 14 (1.68%) OAuth
8 14 (1.68%) RESTful
9 12 (1.44%) Spring
10 10 (1.20%) GraphQL
10 10 (1.20%) Spring Boot
11 9 (1.08%) Node.js
12 8 (0.96%) .NET
12 8 (0.96%) ARM Templates
12 8 (0.96%) HTML
12 8 (0.96%) SOAP
12 8 (0.96%) TensorFlow
13 7 (0.84%) SAML
13 7 (0.84%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.21%) Reference Data
2 47 (5.65%) Virtual Team
3 41 (4.93%) Data Structures
4 35 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (2.04%) NHS
7 16 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
8 15 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.68%) User Experience
10 13 (1.56%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.56%) Legacy Systems
11 12 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.44%) Taxonomies
12 9 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.08%) Market Risk
13 8 (0.96%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.84%) Legacy Applications
14 7 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.84%) Social Media
15 6 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.08%) Unix
2 7 (0.84%) Android
2 7 (0.84%) Apple iOS
3 5 (0.60%) Windows
4 2 (0.24%) Linux
4 2 (0.24%) MVS
4 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (46.75%) Data Modelling
2 295 (35.46%) Analytics
3 265 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
5 189 (22.72%) Data Management
6 173 (20.79%) Data Analysis
7 154 (18.51%) Data Governance
8 141 (16.95%) ETL
9 128 (15.38%) Data Integration
10 122 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 112 (13.46%) Data Strategy
12 111 (13.34%) DevOps
13 110 (13.22%) Migration
14 108 (12.98%) Master Data Management
15 96 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
16 93 (11.18%) TOGAF
17 90 (10.82%) Metadata Management
18 87 (10.46%) Data Science
19 84 (10.10%) Data Migration
20 82 (9.86%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 281 (33.77%) SQL
2 127 (15.26%) Python
3 73 (8.77%) Java
4 36 (4.33%) Scala
5 35 (4.21%) T-SQL
6 19 (2.28%) C#
7 13 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.32%) C++
9 11 (1.32%) R
10 8 (0.96%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.84%) Go
11 7 (0.84%) VBA
12 5 (0.60%) C
12 5 (0.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (0.60%) Ruby
13 3 (0.36%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.24%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (0.24%) Erlang
14 2 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 49 (5.89%) SC Cleared
3 42 (5.05%) Degree
4 15 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.84%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.36%) ISEB
9 3 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.36%) MBA
9 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.24%) IBM Certification
10 2 (0.24%) MBCS
11 1 (0.12%) ACCA
11 1 (0.12%) CIMA
11 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (16.23%) Data Quality
2 71 (8.53%) GDPR
3 18 (2.16%) QA
4 9 (1.08%) Accessibility
5 7 (0.84%) PMO
6 6 (0.72%) HL7
7 3 (0.36%) COBIT
7 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.36%) IFRS
7 3 (0.36%) MiFID
7 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.24%) NIST
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (2.64%) Docker
2 7 (0.84%) OpenAM
3 6 (0.72%) RACF
4 3 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.24%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (3.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.60%) Terraform
4 4 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.24%) Ansible
5 2 (0.24%) Grafana
5 2 (0.24%) Oozie
5 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.12%) Control-M
6 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.12%) Icinga
6 1 (0.12%) Kibana
6 1 (0.12%) logstash
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 115 (13.82%) SAP
2 105 (12.62%) Microsoft
3 80 (9.62%) Oracle
4 68 (8.17%) Google
5 57 (6.85%) BiZZdesign
6 56 (6.73%) Databricks
7 54 (6.49%) Informatica
8 52 (6.25%) Sparx
9 46 (5.53%) Salesforce.com
10 30 (3.61%) IBM
10 30 (3.61%) Remedy
11 22 (2.64%) MuleSoft
12 17 (2.04%) Alteryx
12 17 (2.04%) Cloudera
13 15 (1.80%) Splunk
14 9 (1.08%) AppDynamics
15 7 (0.84%) Vertica
16 5 (0.60%) BT
16 5 (0.60%) GoldenSource
16 5 (0.60%) ServiceNow