The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 254 242
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 161 195 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.82% 0.87% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.91% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 131 116
Median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.88 -

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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -5 26 £638 +15.90% 8
Canary Wharf +4 8 £615 +24.55%
Westminster - 3 £600 -
Data Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 215 (47.88%) Data Modelling
2 169 (37.64%) Data Architecture
3 154 (34.30%) Big Data
4 143 (31.85%) Finance
5 124 (27.62%) Hadoop
6 104 (23.16%) Data Warehouse
7 102 (22.72%) Business Intelligence
8 98 (21.83%) SQL
9 96 (21.38%) ETL
10 93 (20.71%) Banking
11 80 (17.82%) Data Management
12 76 (16.93%) Analytics
13 75 (16.70%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (16.04%) Oracle
14 72 (16.04%) Data Integration
15 63 (14.03%) SQL Server
15 63 (14.03%) Migration
16 62 (13.81%) Apache Spark
17 52 (11.58%) TOGAF
17 52 (11.58%) Apache Hive
17 52 (11.58%) NoSQL
18 50 (11.14%) Data Quality
19 48 (10.69%) Logical Data Model
20 47 (10.47%) Data Governance
21 44 (9.80%) MongoDB
21 44 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (8.91%) Data Analysis
23 38 (8.46%) Reference Data
24 37 (8.24%) Java
24 37 (8.24%) Physical Data Model

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 62 (13.81%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.23%) Apache Pig
3 16 (3.56%) Apache
4 8 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.78%) SAS
5 7 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.45%) Confluence
7 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.22%) JBoss
8 1 (0.22%) Mule
8 1 (0.22%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.22%) Predix
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.45%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.00%) MS Project
4 6 (1.34%) MS Office
5 4 (0.89%) SPSS
6 3 (0.67%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (1.34%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (0.89%) Data Lake Analytics
6 4 (0.89%) GitHub
6 4 (0.89%) IaaS
6 4 (0.89%) PaaS
7 3 (0.67%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.67%) SaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.45%) Office 365
9 1 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.22%) Slack
9 1 (0.22%) Trello
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.56%) Firewall
2 6 (1.34%) SAN
2 6 (1.34%) WAN
3 5 (1.11%) DNS
3 5 (1.11%) MPLS
4 4 (0.89%) BGP
4 4 (0.89%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.89%) OSPF
4 4 (0.89%) VPN
5 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.67%) FTP
5 3 (0.67%) HTTP
5 3 (0.67%) IPv6
5 3 (0.67%) LAN
5 3 (0.67%) LDAP
5 3 (0.67%) VoIP
6 2 (0.45%) Converged Networks
6 2 (0.45%) FabricPath
6 2 (0.45%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (0.45%) TRILL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (34.30%) Big Data
2 124 (27.62%) Hadoop
3 104 (23.16%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (14.03%) SQL Server
5 52 (11.58%) Apache Hive
5 52 (11.58%) NoSQL
6 44 (9.80%) MongoDB
7 35 (7.80%) Relational Database
8 32 (7.13%) HBase
9 25 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (5.12%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (4.01%) RDBMS
12 18 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (4.01%) Sqoop
13 17 (3.79%) QlikView
14 15 (3.34%) DB2
15 14 (3.12%) Data Lake
16 12 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (2.45%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 23 (5.12%) Talend Open Studio
2 22 (4.90%) ERwin
3 15 (3.34%) PowerDesigner
4 4 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.45%) JIRA
5 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Continuum
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 143 (31.85%) Finance
2 93 (20.71%) Banking
3 32 (7.13%) Retail
4 29 (6.46%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.56%) Legal
7 14 (3.12%) Marketing
8 7 (1.56%) Law
9 6 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.11%) Back Office
11 4 (0.89%) Advertising
11 4 (0.89%) Games
12 3 (0.67%) Publishing
12 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Billing
13 2 (0.45%) Front Office
13 2 (0.45%) German Language
14 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.24%) XML
2 26 (5.79%) Kafka
3 18 (4.01%) .NET
4 13 (2.90%) XSD
5 12 (2.67%) XML Schema
6 10 (2.23%) Middleware
6 10 (2.23%) REST
6 10 (2.23%) Web Services
7 8 (1.78%) J2EE
7 8 (1.78%) XSLT
8 7 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (1.56%) JSON
9 6 (1.34%) RESTful
9 6 (1.34%) SOAP
10 5 (1.11%) FpML
10 5 (1.11%) MDX
10 5 (1.11%) Node.js
10 5 (1.11%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.89%) FIXML
12 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.46%) Reference Data
3 28 (6.24%) Data Structures
4 21 (4.68%) Data Centre
5 18 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.45%) Replication
7 10 (2.23%) Credit Risk
7 10 (2.23%) Mainframe
8 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.00%) Taxonomies
9 8 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.56%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.11%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.11%) User Experience
12 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.89%) Equities
12 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.67%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.68%) Linux
2 17 (3.79%) Unix
2 17 (3.79%) Windows
3 3 (0.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.22%) AIX
4 1 (0.22%) Android
4 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (47.88%) Data Modelling
2 169 (37.64%) Data Architecture
3 102 (22.72%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (21.38%) ETL
5 80 (17.82%) Data Management
6 76 (16.93%) Analytics
7 75 (16.70%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (16.04%) Data Integration
9 63 (14.03%) Migration
10 52 (11.58%) TOGAF
11 48 (10.69%) Logical Data Model
12 47 (10.47%) Data Governance
13 40 (8.91%) Data Analysis
14 37 (8.24%) Physical Data Model
15 35 (7.80%) Data Migration
16 34 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (7.35%) Master Data Management
18 32 (7.13%) Project Management
19 29 (6.46%) MapReduce
20 26 (5.79%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 98 (21.83%) SQL
2 37 (8.24%) Java
3 28 (6.24%) R
4 27 (6.01%) Python
5 21 (4.68%) Scala
6 9 (2.00%) C++
7 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.11%) MATLAB
8 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.89%) C#
10 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.45%) C
11 2 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.45%) Lisp
11 2 (0.45%) Perl
11 2 (0.45%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) Erlang
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby
12 1 (0.22%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (6.68%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.35%) Degree
3 23 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.78%) PMP
5 6 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.89%) ISACA
6 4 (0.89%) SANS
7 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.67%) PhD
8 2 (0.45%) CCIE
9 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (11.14%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.12%) FATCA
3 12 (2.67%) ISO20022
4 11 (2.45%) MiFID
5 7 (1.56%) IFRS
6 6 (1.34%) QA
7 5 (1.11%) IFRS 9
8 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.67%) GDPR
9 3 (0.67%) SLA
10 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.22%) COBIT
11 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.22%) PMO
11 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (4.01%) Apache Flume
2 10 (2.23%) HDFS
3 4 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (2.23%) Oozie
2 5 (1.11%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (0.89%) Puppet
4 3 (0.67%) Ambari
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.22%) Kibana
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 72 (16.04%) Oracle
2 29 (6.46%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.12%) Cloudera
3 23 (5.12%) Tableau
3 23 (5.12%) Talend
4 21 (4.68%) Informatica
5 20 (4.45%) IBM
6 17 (3.79%) Hortonworks
7 15 (3.34%) SAP
8 14 (3.12%) Teradata
9 12 (2.67%) MapR
9 12 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.45%) Splunk
11 9 (2.00%) Netezza
12 8 (1.78%) Cisco
12 8 (1.78%) Cognos
12 8 (1.78%) Nuix
12 8 (1.78%) Vertica
13 7 (1.56%) Sybase
14 6 (1.34%) MuleSoft
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