Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £601 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 October 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 123 128
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 25 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.88% 1.02% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.07% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 8
Manchester median daily rate £601 £475 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.53% +7.04% -16.47%
10th Percentile £471 £425 £375
90th Percentile £750 £588 £632
North West median daily rate £610 £500 £508
% change year-on-year +22.00% -1.48% +1.50%
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 2680 3442 3321
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.46% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 2139 1926
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £234 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 86 140
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.75 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -4.42% +2.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.38 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.13 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -10.53% +17.57%

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 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Manchester region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Data Architecture
2 10 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (36.00%) Data Governance
3 9 (36.00%) Data Strategy
4 8 (32.00%) Data Quality
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (24.00%) Big Data
6 6 (24.00%) ETL
6 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (16.00%) Data Management
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) SAP
7 4 (16.00%) jQuery
7 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (12.00%) Open Source
8 3 (12.00%) Power BI
8 3 (12.00%) SFIA
8 3 (12.00%) SQL
8 3 (12.00%) Oracle
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
9 2 (8.00%) Finance
9 2 (8.00%) Data Security

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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
1 1 (4.00%) RIP
1 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (24.00%) Big Data
3 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (12.00%) Power BI
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (8.00%) PowerCenter
5 2 (8.00%) SAP BW
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) Data Lake
6 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
6 1 (4.00%) DB2
6 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.00%) OLAP
6 1 (4.00%) OLTP
6 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) XSD
2 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Social Media
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Data Architecture
2 10 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (36.00%) Data Governance
3 9 (36.00%) Data Strategy
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (24.00%) ETL
6 4 (16.00%) Data Management
6 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Open Source
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) SFIA
8 2 (8.00%) Analytics
8 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Domain Models
8 2 (8.00%) Information Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Informatica
4 2 (8.00%) MuleSoft
4 2 (8.00%) WSO2
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Tableau
5 1 (4.00%) Teradata