Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 124 121
Rank change year-on-year -18 -3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 17 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.52% 0.42% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.44% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 29
Manchester median daily rate £550 £563 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +18.42% +18.75%
10th Percentile £495 £376 £425
90th Percentile £634 £708 £603
North West median daily rate £550 £600 £475
% change year-on-year -8.33% +26.32% -6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,114 2,717 3,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 94.74% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,967 1,648 2,104
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.13% +10.21%
10th Percentile £250 £216 £225
90th Percentile £575 £548 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 101 84
Manchester median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +13.79% -
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.40 £45.00 £36.18
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.05% +11.11% -3.36%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in Manchester

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in Manchester

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in Manchester

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Bolton - 2 £538 -
Data Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 Manchester region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 12 (70.59%) Analytics
2 11 (64.71%) Data Architecture
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (52.94%) Big Data
3 9 (52.94%) Data Governance
4 8 (47.06%) Data Strategy
4 8 (47.06%) Finance
4 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (47.06%) Data Integration
5 7 (41.18%) Hadoop
6 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (35.29%) Data Management
6 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
6 6 (35.29%) Oracle
6 6 (35.29%) Informatica
6 6 (35.29%) Data Quality
6 6 (35.29%) Data Analytics
6 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (29.41%) Coaching
7 5 (29.41%) Metadata Management
7 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (29.41%) HBase
7 5 (29.41%) Apache Hive
7 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
7 5 (29.41%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (29.41%) Tableau
7 5 (29.41%) SFIA

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (29.41%) SAS
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Big Data
2 7 (41.18%) Hadoop
3 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (29.41%) Apache Hive
4 5 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (29.41%) Data Lake
4 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 5 (29.41%) HBase
4 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
4 5 (29.41%) Pentaho
4 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) Power BI
7 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) ERwin
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Kafka
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Analytics
2 11 (64.71%) Data Architecture
3 9 (52.94%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (52.94%) Data Governance
4 8 (47.06%) Data Integration
4 8 (47.06%) Data Strategy
4 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (35.29%) Data Analytics
5 6 (35.29%) Data Management
5 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
5 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (29.41%) Coaching
6 5 (29.41%) Data Security
6 5 (29.41%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (29.41%) Metadata Management
6 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
6 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (29.41%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (29.41%) Service Design
6 5 (29.41%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) Data Quality
2 5 (29.41%) QA
3 2 (11.76%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Informatica
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) CA
2 5 (29.41%) Tableau
3 2 (11.76%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft