The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £533 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Architect
England / North West
Rank 115 145 125
Rank change year-on-year +30 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 15 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.37% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.39% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 16
Median daily rate £533 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +6.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £690 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.88 -

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 2471 3605 3317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.30% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2148 1747
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 174 199
Median hourly rate £16.18 £26.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.69% +41.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 24 March 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 24 March 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
Manchester +9 7 £700 +24.44%
Lancashire - 5 £501 -
Cheshire +29 2 £525 -12.50%
Merseyside 0 1 £600 +29.72%
Data Architect
England

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 20 (41.67%) Data Modelling
2 15 (31.25%) Data Architecture
3 13 (27.08%) Migration
3 13 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.92%) Data Governance
5 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (18.75%) SAP
7 8 (16.67%) Data Management
8 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
8 7 (14.58%) Retail
8 7 (14.58%) Data Migration
8 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
8 7 (14.58%) Scrum
9 6 (12.50%) Finance
9 6 (12.50%) GIS
9 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (12.50%) Apache Hive
9 6 (12.50%) Data Quality
9 6 (12.50%) Analytics
9 6 (12.50%) IT Strategy
10 5 (10.42%) Spatial Data
10 5 (10.42%) Big Data
10 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
10 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.42%) Logical Data Model
10 5 (10.42%) Physical Data Model
10 5 (10.42%) Domain-Driven Design

Data Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) SAP MDG
1 3 (6.25%) SAP Retail
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
1 1 (2.08%) IPsec
1 1 (2.08%) LAN
1 1 (2.08%) MPLS
1 1 (2.08%) Network Security
1 1 (2.08%) OSPF
1 1 (2.08%) VLAN
1 1 (2.08%) VPN
1 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
3 6 (12.50%) Apache Hive
3 6 (12.50%) GIS
4 5 (10.42%) Big Data
4 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.42%) Spatial Data
5 3 (6.25%) HBase
5 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.08%) DB2
6 1 (2.08%) Impala
6 1 (2.08%) OLAP
6 1 (2.08%) OLTP
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) ERwin
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.58%) Retail
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) JSON
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Taxonomies
4 2 (4.17%) Social Media
5 1 (2.08%) CESG
5 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) AIX
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Data Modelling
2 15 (31.25%) Data Architecture
3 13 (27.08%) Migration
4 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.92%) Data Governance
5 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.67%) Data Management
8 7 (14.58%) Data Migration
8 7 (14.58%) Scrum
9 6 (12.50%) Analytics
9 6 (12.50%) IT Strategy
9 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (10.42%) CRM
10 5 (10.42%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (10.42%) ETL
10 5 (10.42%) Information Architecture
10 5 (10.42%) Logical Data Model
10 5 (10.42%) Physical Data Model
11 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) C++
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) CCDP
4 1 (2.08%) CCIE
4 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CISSP
4 1 (2.08%) CITP
4 1 (2.08%) IISP
4 1 (2.08%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.08%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) SAP
2 4 (8.33%) Tableau
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.08%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.08%) IDERA
5 1 (2.08%) Teradata