The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 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
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 121 125
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 26 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 1.14% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.21% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 22
North West median daily rate £550 £475 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -8.65%  
10th Percentile £463 £425 £457
90th Percentile £755 £619 £638
England median daily rate £550 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +2.32% -2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £100.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year -35.00% +164.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2769 3567 3515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.67% 94.89% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 7977 7306
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £231 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 407 629
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £44.09
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Merseyside -1 9 £513 +7.89% 2
Manchester -4 5 £675 +42.10% 1
Lancashire +7 4 £743 +65.11%
Cheshire +15 2 - - 2
Data Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 21 (55.26%) Data Architecture
2 17 (44.74%) Data Modelling
3 14 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (26.32%) Migration
4 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (26.32%) Data Migration
5 9 (23.68%) Data Management
5 9 (23.68%) IT Strategy
6 8 (21.05%) Retail
6 8 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (21.05%) CRM
6 8 (21.05%) Data Governance
6 8 (21.05%) Analytics
7 7 (18.42%) Project Management
7 7 (18.42%) Case Management
8 6 (15.79%) SAP
8 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (15.79%) Big Data
8 6 (15.79%) Data Analytics
8 6 (15.79%) User Experience
8 6 (15.79%) Hadoop
9 5 (13.16%) Logical Data Model
9 5 (13.16%) Physical Data Model
9 5 (13.16%) ETL
9 5 (13.16%) SAS
10 4 (10.53%) Service Management
10 4 (10.53%) SQL
10 4 (10.53%) Banking
10 4 (10.53%) Teradata
10 4 (10.53%) Data Centre

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 5 (13.16%) SAS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP MDG
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (7.89%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) VLAN
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (15.79%) Big Data
2 6 (15.79%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (5.26%) Apache Hive
4 2 (5.26%) DB2
4 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.63%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.63%) GIS
5 1 (2.63%) HBase
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.63%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) ERwin
2 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (21.05%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
4 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Replication
4 2 (5.26%) Social Media
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) CESG
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Data Architecture
2 17 (44.74%) Data Modelling
3 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (26.32%) Data Migration
3 10 (26.32%) Migration
4 9 (23.68%) Data Management
4 9 (23.68%) IT Strategy
5 8 (21.05%) Analytics
5 8 (21.05%) CRM
5 8 (21.05%) Data Governance
5 8 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (18.42%) Case Management
6 7 (18.42%) Project Management
7 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) Data Analytics
8 5 (13.16%) ETL
8 5 (13.16%) Logical Data Model
8 5 (13.16%) Physical Data Model
9 4 (10.53%) Service Management
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) AWK
2 2 (5.26%) Korn
2 2 (5.26%) sed
3 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.63%) CISSP
3 1 (2.63%) CITP
3 1 (2.63%) IISP
3 1 (2.63%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) SAP
2 4 (10.53%) Teradata
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) Tableau
5 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.63%) Brocade
5 1 (2.63%) CA
5 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) EMC
5 1 (2.63%) EXASOL
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Informatica
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Talend