Period
to 27 November 2021

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 November 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
England > London
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 183 183 240
Rank change year-on-year 0 +57 +93
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 592 230 386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.58% 1.45% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.58% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 171 259
10th Percentile £525 £450 £499
25th Percentile £583 £533 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £650 £600
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £745 £750 £688
90th Percentile £800 £788 £780
England median daily rate £650 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 34,915 14,531 32,982
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.08% 91.63% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,424 10,539 24,108
10th Percentile £363 £313 £305
25th Percentile £456 £406 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £745 £700 £688
England median daily rate £513 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.93% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 114 430
10th Percentile £15.00 £17.97 £12.42
25th Percentile £20.28 £22.50 £15.52
Median hourly rate £32.20 £35.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.30% +69.05% +12.06%
75th Percentile £53.19 £47.22 £40.00
90th Percentile £69.53 £64.03 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.55
% change year-on-year -11.11% +21.29% +6.00%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in London

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Data Architect in London

Data Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Architect in London over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Data Architect in London

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Data Architect in London

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
Central London -50 36 £605 +0.92% 17
South London - 13 £750 - 1
West London -27 4 £590 -15.71% 2
Data Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 London region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 307 (51.86%) Data Modelling
2 249 (42.06%) Data Architecture
3 186 (31.42%) Azure
4 161 (27.20%) Finance
5 156 (26.35%) Social Skills
6 153 (25.84%) Analytics
7 139 (23.48%) Big Data
8 135 (22.80%) Data Warehouse
9 125 (21.11%) SQL
10 116 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
10 116 (19.59%) Data Management
10 116 (19.59%) AWS
11 113 (19.09%) Business Intelligence
12 112 (18.92%) Data Analysis
13 100 (16.89%) Data Governance
14 99 (16.72%) Banking
15 95 (16.05%) Master Data Management
16 94 (15.88%) Data Integration
17 88 (14.86%) Metadata
18 86 (14.53%) Enterprise Architecture
19 85 (14.36%) Migration
19 85 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
20 84 (14.19%) SAP
21 78 (13.18%) TOGAF
22 77 (13.01%) Data Lake
22 77 (13.01%) PowerDesigner
23 71 (11.99%) BiZZdesign
24 70 (11.82%) ETL
24 70 (11.82%) Physical Data Model
25 69 (11.66%) GCP

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 40 (6.76%) Apache Spark
2 15 (2.53%) Confluence
3 9 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.18%) Apache
5 6 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.68%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.34%) Camunda
7 2 (0.34%) CICS
7 2 (0.34%) CMS
7 2 (0.34%) Mule
7 2 (0.34%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.17%) Luigi
8 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.84%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) SAP MDG
4 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 186 (31.42%) Azure
2 116 (19.59%) AWS
3 69 (11.66%) GCP
4 40 (6.76%) Azure Data Factory
5 36 (6.08%) Power Platform
6 33 (5.57%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 31 (5.24%) Serverless
8 26 (4.39%) PaaS
9 17 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (2.70%) Collibra
11 15 (2.53%) Amazon S3
12 13 (2.20%) Snowflake
13 12 (2.03%) IaaS
14 11 (1.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 11 (1.86%) Dialogflow
15 9 (1.52%) Azure Functions
15 9 (1.52%) GitHub
16 7 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (0.17%) Firewall
1 1 (0.17%) FTP
1 1 (0.17%) HTTP
1 1 (0.17%) IGMP
1 1 (0.17%) Internet
1 1 (0.17%) LAN
1 1 (0.17%) OpenVPN
1 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (23.48%) Big Data
2 135 (22.80%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (14.86%) Metadata
4 77 (13.01%) Data Lake
5 53 (8.95%) NoSQL
6 44 (7.43%) Hadoop
7 33 (5.57%) Power BI
8 32 (5.41%) BigQuery
8 32 (5.41%) SQL Server
9 30 (5.07%) Metadata Repository
10 27 (4.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 24 (4.05%) Relational Database
12 19 (3.21%) Amazon Redshift
12 19 (3.21%) Data Vault
13 18 (3.04%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (2.87%) RDBMS
15 16 (2.70%) Tableau
16 15 (2.53%) IBM InfoSphere
17 13 (2.20%) MongoDB
18 11 (1.86%) HBase
Development Applications
1 77 (13.01%) PowerDesigner
2 33 (5.57%) ERwin
3 22 (3.72%) JIRA
4 19 (3.21%) kappa
5 6 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.84%) RStudio
7 4 (0.68%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.34%) Rational Robot
8 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.34%) Subversion
8 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.17%) GitLab
9 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 161 (27.20%) Finance
2 156 (26.35%) Social Skills
3 99 (16.72%) Banking
4 60 (10.14%) Marketing
5 55 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (9.12%) Public Sector
7 48 (8.11%) Telecoms
8 42 (7.09%) Manufacturing
9 41 (6.93%) Electronics
10 38 (6.42%) Investment Banking
11 35 (5.91%) Retail
12 25 (4.22%) Retail Banking
13 23 (3.89%) Presentation Skills
14 17 (2.87%) Influencing Skills
15 11 (1.86%) Legal
16 8 (1.35%) Law
17 3 (0.51%) Documentation Skills
17 3 (0.51%) Front Office
18 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.45%) Kafka
2 10 (1.69%) RESTful
3 9 (1.52%) PySpark
4 7 (1.18%) .NET
4 7 (1.18%) JSON
5 6 (1.01%) Apache NiFi
5 6 (1.01%) Node.js
5 6 (1.01%) REST
5 6 (1.01%) Samza
6 5 (0.84%) XSD
7 4 (0.68%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.68%) ARM Templates
7 4 (0.68%) React
7 4 (0.68%) TensorFlow
7 4 (0.68%) Web Services
7 4 (0.68%) XML
8 3 (0.51%) Apache Beam
9 2 (0.34%) Spark Streaming
9 2 (0.34%) XSLT
9 2 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.57%) Virtual Team
2 19 (3.21%) Reference Data
3 14 (2.36%) Legacy Systems
4 13 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.03%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.35%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
8 7 (1.18%) Legacy Applications
8 7 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.01%) Equities
9 6 (1.01%) Linked Data
9 6 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.84%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.84%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.84%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.68%) Semantic Web
12 3 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.01%) Linux
1 6 (1.01%) Unix
2 3 (0.51%) Windows
3 2 (0.34%) MVS
3 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (51.86%) Data Modelling
2 249 (42.06%) Data Architecture
3 153 (25.84%) Analytics
4 116 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (19.59%) Data Management
5 113 (19.09%) Business Intelligence
6 112 (18.92%) Data Analysis
7 100 (16.89%) Data Governance
8 95 (16.05%) Master Data Management
9 94 (15.88%) Data Integration
10 86 (14.53%) Enterprise Architecture
11 85 (14.36%) Migration
11 85 (14.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 78 (13.18%) TOGAF
13 70 (11.82%) ETL
13 70 (11.82%) Physical Data Model
14 68 (11.49%) Logical Data Model
15 59 (9.97%) Data Strategy
16 58 (9.80%) DevOps
17 52 (8.78%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 125 (21.11%) SQL
2 62 (10.47%) Python
3 53 (8.95%) Java
4 16 (2.70%) Scala
5 9 (1.52%) C#
5 9 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.18%) Go
7 6 (1.01%) C++
7 6 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.84%) C
8 5 (0.84%) Ruby
8 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.34%) Delphi
11 2 (0.34%) Perl
11 2 (0.34%) PHP
11 2 (0.34%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (3.21%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.03%) Degree
4 8 (1.35%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.34%) CISSP
7 2 (0.34%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.17%) BICSI Certification
8 1 (0.17%) BICSI RCDD
8 1 (0.17%) CCNA
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.17%) MCSE
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.46%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.22%) GDPR
3 5 (0.84%) QA
4 4 (0.68%) IFRS
4 4 (0.68%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.34%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.34%) PMO
5 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) GRC
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) NCSC
6 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (1.35%) Docker
2 3 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) HDFS
3 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.01%) Terraform
3 3 (0.51%) Kibana
4 2 (0.34%) Grafana
4 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.17%) Ambari
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Salt
5 1 (0.17%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 84 (14.19%) SAP
2 71 (11.99%) BiZZdesign
3 67 (11.32%) Salesforce.com
4 65 (10.98%) Microsoft
5 55 (9.29%) Databricks
6 48 (8.11%) Google
7 38 (6.42%) Sparx
8 37 (6.25%) IBM
9 25 (4.22%) Informatica
10 21 (3.55%) MuleSoft
10 21 (3.55%) Remedy
11 20 (3.38%) Oracle
12 12 (2.03%) Cloudera
13 7 (1.18%) Hortonworks
14 6 (1.01%) Siebel
15 5 (0.84%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.84%) Vertica
16 4 (0.68%) Pega
16 4 (0.68%) Sybase
17 3 (0.51%) Embarcadero