The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Data Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Architecture over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 148 132
Rank change year-on-year +24 -16  
Contract jobs citing Data Architecture 7 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.33% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.41% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 15
Median daily rate £575 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £425 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £630 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.50

Data Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2131 3202 2836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.93% 82.31% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1944 1535
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 116 133
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Data Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Data Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Architecture in the North West

Data Architecture
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 Architecture in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architecture in the North West

Data Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architecture in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architecture in the North West

Data Architecture
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 Architecture in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architecture in the North West

Data Architecture
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 Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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 +14 3 £700 +64.70% 2
Lancashire +13 2 £501 -5.78%
Cheshire +35 1 £550 - 1
Merseyside 0 1 £600 +20.00% 2
Data Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Data Architecture.

1 13 (59.09%) Data Modelling
2 10 (45.45%) Data Governance
3 9 (40.91%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (31.82%) SAP
4 7 (31.82%) Data Quality
5 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (27.27%) ETL
5 6 (27.27%) Data Management
6 5 (22.73%) Retail
6 5 (22.73%) Tableau
7 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (18.18%) Big Data
7 4 (18.18%) Data Flow Diagram
7 4 (18.18%) SAP MDG
7 4 (18.18%) IT Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Migration
7 4 (18.18%) CRM
7 4 (18.18%) SAP Retail
7 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
7 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
8 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Informatica
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.64%) Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) Data Structures
8 3 (13.64%) Open Source
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (13.64%) Apache Hive
9 2 (9.09%) MongoDB

Data Architecture
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 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP MDG
1 4 (18.18%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (18.18%) Big Data
2 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.64%) Apache Hive
4 2 (9.09%) HBase
4 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Architect
2 14 (63.64%) Data Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Data Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Management Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) SAP Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Domain Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Principal Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Principal Data Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Data Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Principal Enterprise Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Structures
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Social Media
2 2 (9.09%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.55%) CESG
3 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Data Modelling
2 10 (45.45%) Data Governance
3 9 (40.91%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (27.27%) Data Management
4 6 (27.27%) ETL
5 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Data Flow Diagram
5 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 4 (18.18%) IT Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Open Source
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (9.09%) IT Governance
7 2 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (9.09%) Ontologies
7 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (4.55%) CISSP
1 1 (4.55%) CITP
1 1 (4.55%) IISP
1 1 (4.55%) MBCS
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) GDPR
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) SAP
2 5 (22.73%) Tableau
3 3 (13.64%) Informatica
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Talend
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