Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 207 334
Rank change year-on-year -92 +127 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 378 554 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.81% 1.22% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.29% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 377 190
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -1.79%
10th Percentile £437 £438 £413
90th Percentile £750 £775 £738
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
London median hourly rate - £50.00 -
England median hourly rate £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% +17.65%

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 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in London

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in London

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in London

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor 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 17 November 2017. 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 -32 51 £650 +10.64% 3
South London +9 30 £575 -
West London -13 4 £525 -6.67% 1
East London -11 1 £650 +9.47%
Data Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 London region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 157 (41.53%) Data Modelling
2 149 (39.42%) Big Data
3 135 (35.71%) Data Architecture
4 113 (29.89%) Hadoop
5 99 (26.19%) Finance
6 96 (25.40%) Data Warehouse
7 86 (22.75%) Business Intelligence
8 84 (22.22%) Banking
9 83 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
10 81 (21.43%) SQL
10 81 (21.43%) Analytics
11 80 (21.16%) Data Management
12 76 (20.11%) ETL
13 73 (19.31%) Apache Spark
14 71 (18.78%) Java
15 60 (15.87%) Data Quality
16 54 (14.29%) Oracle
17 52 (13.76%) HBase
18 47 (12.43%) Kafka
19 46 (12.17%) Data Governance
20 45 (11.90%) NoSQL
21 44 (11.64%) SQL Server
22 42 (11.11%) Migration
22 42 (11.11%) TOGAF
23 41 (10.85%) Investment Banking
23 41 (10.85%) Data Integration
24 39 (10.32%) Security Cleared
24 39 (10.32%) Logical Data Model
24 39 (10.32%) Relational Database
25 37 (9.79%) Apache Hive

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 73 (19.31%) Apache Spark
2 16 (4.23%) Apache Solr
3 12 (3.17%) SAS
4 7 (1.85%) Confluence
4 7 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.32%) Apache
6 4 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (1.06%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.53%) CMS
7 2 (0.53%) JBoss
7 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.53%) WildFly
8 1 (0.26%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.79%) SPSS
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.79%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.85%) PaaS
5 5 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.79%) IaaS
8 2 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.26%) Office 365
9 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.56%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.79%) WAN
3 2 (0.53%) LAN
3 2 (0.53%) VLAN
4 1 (0.26%) NAS
4 1 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (39.42%) Big Data
2 113 (29.89%) Hadoop
3 96 (25.40%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (13.76%) HBase
5 45 (11.90%) NoSQL
6 44 (11.64%) SQL Server
7 39 (10.32%) Relational Database
8 37 (9.79%) Apache Hive
9 28 (7.41%) RDBMS
10 23 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (5.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (5.29%) MongoDB
12 17 (4.50%) Data Lake
13 14 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
14 12 (3.17%) DataStage
15 11 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (2.91%) Sqoop
16 10 (2.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 10 (2.65%) Neo4j
16 10 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (6.88%) ERwin
2 11 (2.91%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (2.38%) JIRA
3 9 (2.38%) PowerDesigner
4 6 (1.59%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.32%) IntelliJ
6 4 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (0.79%) Toad
8 1 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 99 (26.19%) Finance
2 84 (22.22%) Banking
3 41 (10.85%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.50%) Retail
5 15 (3.97%) Legal
6 13 (3.44%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (2.12%) French Language
9 7 (1.85%) Back Office
9 7 (1.85%) Private Banking
10 5 (1.32%) Marketing
11 4 (1.06%) Front Office
11 4 (1.06%) German Language
11 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.06%) Publishing
11 4 (1.06%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.79%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.53%) Billing
13 2 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.43%) Kafka
2 22 (5.82%) REST
3 21 (5.56%) Spring
4 15 (3.97%) Spring Boot
5 13 (3.44%) XML
6 12 (3.17%) Web Services
7 7 (1.85%) FpML
7 7 (1.85%) XSD
8 6 (1.59%) Apache Camel
8 6 (1.59%) Drools
8 6 (1.59%) JSON
9 5 (1.32%) Spark Streaming
10 4 (1.06%) .NET
10 4 (1.06%) J2EE
10 4 (1.06%) Java EE
10 4 (1.06%) Middleware
10 4 (1.06%) RESTful
10 4 (1.06%) SOAP
10 4 (1.06%) Velocity
11 3 (0.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.03%) Reference Data
4 18 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.76%) Taxonomies
5 17 (4.50%) Algorithms
6 11 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.65%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.12%) Equities
8 8 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.85%) Derivative
9 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.85%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.85%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.32%) Life Science
11 4 (1.06%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.79%) iPad
12 3 (0.79%) Replication
12 3 (0.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.08%) Linux
2 7 (1.85%) Unix
3 5 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (41.53%) Data Modelling
2 135 (35.71%) Data Architecture
3 86 (22.75%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (21.43%) Analytics
6 80 (21.16%) Data Management
7 76 (20.11%) ETL
8 46 (12.17%) Data Governance
9 42 (11.11%) Migration
9 42 (11.11%) TOGAF
10 41 (10.85%) Data Integration
11 39 (10.32%) Logical Data Model
12 35 (9.26%) Data Migration
13 34 (8.99%) Master Data Management
14 31 (8.20%) Data Analytics
15 30 (7.94%) Information Architecture
15 30 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (6.35%) SDLC
17 22 (5.82%) Data Analysis
17 22 (5.82%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.43%) SQL
2 71 (18.78%) Java
3 29 (7.67%) Python
4 22 (5.82%) Scala
5 15 (3.97%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.12%) R
6 8 (2.12%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.59%) C#
8 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.79%) C
9 3 (0.79%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.79%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.79%) SAS Macro
9 3 (0.79%) SPARQL
10 2 (0.53%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.53%) Pig Latin
10 2 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.73%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.44%) Degree
4 6 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (15.87%) Data Quality
2 17 (4.50%) GDPR
3 11 (2.91%) MiFID
4 7 (1.85%) ISO 20022
5 6 (1.59%) QA
6 4 (1.06%) GCP
7 3 (0.79%) PSD2
8 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.26%) EMIR
8 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.26%) HL7
8 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 31 (8.20%) HDFS
2 12 (3.17%) Apache Flume
3 10 (2.65%) Docker
4 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.53%) vCloud
5 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.26%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.12%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (2.12%) Terraform
3 7 (1.85%) Oozie
4 6 (1.59%) Ansible
5 5 (1.32%) Ambari
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.26%) SCOM
6 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (14.29%) Oracle
2 27 (7.14%) IBM
3 26 (6.88%) Informatica
4 22 (5.82%) Cloudera
5 20 (5.29%) Microsoft
5 20 (5.29%) Tableau
6 18 (4.76%) MapR
7 17 (4.50%) Teradata
8 15 (3.97%) SAP
9 13 (3.44%) Google
10 11 (2.91%) Talend
11 9 (2.38%) Ab Initio
12 8 (2.12%) Hortonworks
12 8 (2.12%) Splunk
13 7 (1.85%) Nuix
14 6 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (1.06%) Cognos
15 4 (1.06%) VMware
16 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
16 3 (0.79%) Greenplum