The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 78 88
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 4 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 1.25% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 1.32% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 2
Median daily rate £675 £475 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £450 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £485 £770
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £514
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1292 1741 1427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.83% 94.98% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 1032 817
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.54 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.62% -9.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.50 £22.50
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 Manchester

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) SAP
1 7 (63.64%) Data Architecture
2 6 (54.55%) Retail
3 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
3 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (45.45%) IT Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) SAP Retail
5 3 (27.27%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (27.27%) SAP MDG
5 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (18.18%) GDPR
6 2 (18.18%) People Management
6 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) Data Management
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) ETL
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) CRM
7 1 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 1 (9.09%) Complex ETL
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP MDG
1 3 (27.27%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Data Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
2 5 (45.45%) IT Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (27.27%) Data Flow Diagram
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) People Management
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Complex ETL
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
6 1 (9.09%) Data Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) GDPR
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft