The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 222 282
Rank change year-on-year -31 +60  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 170 217 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 1.02% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.07% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 139 96
Median daily rate £575 £575 £594
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £730 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £494 £513
% change year-on-year +4.55% -3.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £37.80

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Data Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 27 £575 +5.74% 5
Croydon - 3 £590 -
Westminster - 2 £613 -
Docklands, London +1 1 £535 -0.92%
Canary Wharf +1 1 £535 -37.05%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Data Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 146 (45.20%) Data Modelling
2 122 (37.77%) Big Data
3 112 (34.67%) Data Architecture
4 85 (26.32%) Finance
5 83 (25.70%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (25.70%) Hadoop
6 79 (24.46%) Data Warehouse
7 78 (24.15%) ETL
8 75 (23.22%) Data Management
9 69 (21.36%) SQL
10 65 (20.12%) Analytics
11 60 (18.58%) Migration
12 58 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (17.03%) Banking
14 52 (16.10%) Data Quality
15 51 (15.79%) Oracle
16 49 (15.17%) SQL Server
17 40 (12.38%) Data Migration
18 39 (12.07%) Data Integration
19 35 (10.84%) MongoDB
19 35 (10.84%) Logical Data Model
19 35 (10.84%) Java
20 34 (10.53%) TOGAF
20 34 (10.53%) Relational Database
20 34 (10.53%) HBase
21 33 (10.22%) Apache Spark
21 33 (10.22%) Cloudera
22 32 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (9.91%) NoSQL
23 31 (9.60%) Data Governance

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 33 (10.22%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.48%) SAS
3 7 (2.17%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.93%) Apache
6 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.62%) Confluence
6 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) JBoss
7 1 (0.31%) Mule
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.31%) Predix
7 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.24%) SPSS
3 3 (0.93%) GNU Octave
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.62%) Temenos Globus
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.48%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.24%) PaaS
6 3 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.62%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.62%) IaaS
7 2 (0.62%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) LAN
1 3 (0.93%) WAN
2 2 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.31%) BGP
3 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.31%) DNS
3 1 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.31%) FTP
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) IPsec
3 1 (0.31%) IPv4
3 1 (0.31%) IPv6
3 1 (0.31%) MPLS
3 1 (0.31%) NAS
3 1 (0.31%) Network Security
3 1 (0.31%) OSPF
3 1 (0.31%) Skype
3 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (37.77%) Big Data
2 83 (25.70%) Hadoop
3 79 (24.46%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (15.17%) SQL Server
5 35 (10.84%) MongoDB
6 34 (10.53%) HBase
6 34 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 32 (9.91%) NoSQL
8 30 (9.29%) Apache Hive
9 26 (8.05%) RDBMS
10 18 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (4.64%) Neo4j
13 14 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (3.41%) DB2
15 11 (3.41%) IBM InfoSphere
16 10 (3.10%) Sqoop
17 9 (2.79%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 28 (8.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 20 (6.19%) ERwin
3 13 (4.02%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.62%) JIRA
4 2 (0.62%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Hudson
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.31%) XMLSpy
General
1 85 (26.32%) Finance
2 55 (17.03%) Banking
3 18 (5.57%) Legal
4 16 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.95%) Retail
5 10 (3.10%) Back Office
6 8 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.17%) Marketing
8 6 (1.86%) Front Office
9 5 (1.55%) Billing
9 5 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.24%) German Language
10 4 (1.24%) Law
11 3 (0.93%) Advertising
11 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.62%) Publishing
13 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Electronics
13 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.10%) XML
2 8 (2.48%) Kafka
3 6 (1.86%) .NET
3 6 (1.86%) Node.js
3 6 (1.86%) Web Services
3 6 (1.86%) XML Messaging
3 6 (1.86%) XML Schema
4 5 (1.55%) Middleware
5 4 (1.24%) JSON
6 3 (0.93%) Django
6 3 (0.93%) Java EE
6 3 (0.93%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (0.62%) FpML
7 2 (0.62%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.62%) HTML
7 2 (0.62%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (0.62%) NumPy
7 2 (0.62%) REST
7 2 (0.62%) SciPy
7 2 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.43%) Data Structures
3 19 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.88%) Reference Data
4 13 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.86%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.86%) Replication
5 6 (1.86%) SWIFT
6 5 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.55%) Life Science
6 5 (1.55%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.24%) Derivative
7 4 (1.24%) Equities
7 4 (1.24%) Market Risk
8 3 (0.93%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.81%) Linux
2 10 (3.10%) Windows
3 6 (1.86%) Unix
4 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (45.20%) Data Modelling
2 112 (34.67%) Data Architecture
3 83 (25.70%) Business Intelligence
4 78 (24.15%) ETL
5 75 (23.22%) Data Management
6 65 (20.12%) Analytics
7 60 (18.58%) Migration
8 58 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (12.38%) Data Migration
10 39 (12.07%) Data Integration
11 35 (10.84%) Logical Data Model
12 34 (10.53%) TOGAF
13 31 (9.60%) Data Analysis
13 31 (9.60%) Data Governance
13 31 (9.60%) Physical Data Model
13 31 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (7.43%) IT Strategy
14 24 (7.43%) Master Data Management
15 21 (6.50%) Enterprise Architecture
15 21 (6.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 69 (21.36%) SQL
2 35 (10.84%) Java
3 24 (7.43%) Python
4 14 (4.33%) R
5 11 (3.41%) Scala
6 10 (3.10%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.24%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.93%) C++
9 3 (0.93%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.62%) C
10 2 (0.62%) C#
10 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.31%) Lisp
11 1 (0.31%) Perl
11 1 (0.31%) PHP
11 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.31%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.64%) Degree
4 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) CISA
5 1 (0.31%) CISM
5 1 (0.31%) CISSP
5 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.31%) ISACA
5 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (16.10%) Data Quality
2 13 (4.02%) ISO 20022
3 11 (3.41%) MiFID
4 4 (1.24%) GDPR
4 4 (1.24%) IFRS
5 2 (0.62%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.62%) PMO
5 2 (0.62%) QA
5 2 (0.62%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.31%) EMIR
6 1 (0.31%) FATCA
6 1 (0.31%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.48%) Apache Flume
2 7 (2.17%) HDFS
3 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.62%) Docker
4 2 (0.62%) vCloud
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.24%) Oozie
2 3 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.31%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.31%) Kibana
3 1 (0.31%) logstash
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.31%) Packer
3 1 (0.31%) Puppet
3 1 (0.31%) SCOM
3 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (15.79%) Oracle
2 33 (10.22%) Cloudera
3 31 (9.60%) Microsoft
4 28 (8.67%) Talend
5 21 (6.50%) Tableau
6 19 (5.88%) Informatica
6 19 (5.88%) MapR
7 16 (4.95%) IBM
7 16 (4.95%) Splunk
8 15 (4.64%) Nuix
8 15 (4.64%) SAP
9 12 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (3.41%) Teradata
11 9 (2.79%) Google
12 8 (2.48%) SnapLogic
13 6 (1.86%) Hortonworks
13 6 (1.86%) VMware
14 5 (1.55%) Cisco
14 5 (1.55%) Cognos
14 5 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
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