Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 November 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 147 194
Rank change year-on-year +13 +47 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 69 76 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.21% 1.12% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.19% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 52 39
North West median daily rate £610 £531 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.82% +5.20% +1.00%
10th Percentile £486 £426 £375
90th Percentile £751 £737 £664
England median daily rate £575 £568 £525
% change year-on-year +1.32% +8.10% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £59.00 - -
England median hourly rate £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% +17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5401 6405 8133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.40% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3398 4132 4864
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 234 404
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the North West

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in the North West

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in the North West

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architect in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architect in the North West

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Architect in the North West

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Manchester +19 33 £613 +27.60% 2
Lancashire - 11 £610 -
Merseyside +8 10 £513 +2.50%
Cheshire -9 5 £625 +4.17% 1
Data Architect
England

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North West region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 41 (59.42%) Data Architecture
2 36 (52.17%) Data Modelling
3 27 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (37.68%) Data Governance
5 21 (30.43%) Big Data
6 20 (28.99%) Data Management
7 19 (27.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 19 (27.54%) Analytics
8 18 (26.09%) Data Quality
8 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (24.64%) Data Strategy
10 15 (21.74%) SQL
11 14 (20.29%) Hadoop
12 13 (18.84%) Oracle
12 13 (18.84%) ETL
12 13 (18.84%) Open Source
13 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
13 12 (17.39%) SFIA
13 12 (17.39%) Migration
14 11 (15.94%) Data Migration
15 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (14.49%) SAS
15 10 (14.49%) Unix
15 10 (14.49%) Metadata Management
16 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (13.04%) Apache Hive
16 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
16 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (13.04%) Reverse Engineering

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (14.49%) SAS
2 4 (5.80%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.35%) Apache Solr
3 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Intranet
1 1 (1.45%) Network Security
1 1 (1.45%) RIP
1 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (30.43%) Big Data
3 14 (20.29%) Hadoop
4 12 (17.39%) MongoDB
5 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (13.04%) Apache Hive
6 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 8 (11.59%) Data Lake
7 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (10.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (8.70%) HBase
9 6 (8.70%) Pentaho
10 5 (7.25%) Star Schema
11 4 (5.80%) DB2
11 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
12 3 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (4.35%) Power BI
13 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) ERwin
2 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) JIRA
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) jQuery
3 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.90%) XSD
3 2 (2.90%) XSLT
4 1 (1.45%) JSON
4 1 (1.45%) REST
4 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.70%) User Experience
4 5 (7.25%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.80%) Reference Data
5 4 (5.80%) Social Media
6 3 (4.35%) State Machine
7 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.90%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.45%) Clustering
8 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Unix
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (59.42%) Data Architecture
2 36 (52.17%) Data Modelling
3 27 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (37.68%) Data Governance
5 20 (28.99%) Data Management
6 19 (27.54%) Analytics
6 19 (27.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (24.64%) Data Strategy
9 13 (18.84%) ETL
9 13 (18.84%) Open Source
10 12 (17.39%) Migration
10 12 (17.39%) SFIA
11 11 (15.94%) Data Migration
12 10 (14.49%) Metadata Management
13 9 (13.04%) Data Integration
13 9 (13.04%) Reverse Engineering
14 8 (11.59%) Data Security
14 8 (11.59%) Logical Data Model
14 8 (11.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.90%) AWK
3 2 (2.90%) Java
3 2 (2.90%) Korn
3 2 (2.90%) sed
3 2 (2.90%) XPath
4 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) R
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.09%) Data Quality
2 6 (8.70%) QA
3 4 (5.80%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle
2 8 (11.59%) Informatica
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) Tableau
4 6 (8.70%) CA
5 4 (5.80%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.90%) Teradata
6 2 (2.90%) WSO2
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco
7 1 (1.45%) Google