The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 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.

Data Architect
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 112 104
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 4 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.73% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.77% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 8
Median daily rate £475 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £500 £481
% change year-on-year +2.00% +3.89%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2456 2818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.36% 94.68% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1359 1547
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 78
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in Scotland

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in Scotland

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
Edinburgh +12 3 £475 -5.00% 2
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Data Architect
UK

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 8 (34.78%) Data Modelling
1 8 (34.78%) ETL
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) Data Architecture
2 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
3 6 (26.09%) Domain-Driven Design
3 6 (26.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (26.09%) Apache Spark
3 6 (26.09%) Spatial Data
4 5 (21.74%) Degree
4 5 (21.74%) Information Architecture
4 5 (21.74%) GIS
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (17.39%) Banking
5 4 (17.39%) R
5 4 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (17.39%) Visualisation
5 4 (17.39%) Data Management
5 4 (17.39%) Data Integration
5 4 (17.39%) Logical Data Model
5 4 (17.39%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (13.04%) Data Lake
6 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
6 3 (13.04%) HBase
6 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
6 3 (13.04%) Scala
6 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
6 3 (13.04%) QlikView

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (26.09%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (4.35%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (26.09%) Spatial Data
2 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (21.74%) GIS
3 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (13.04%) Data Lake
3 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.04%) HBase
3 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.04%) QlikView
4 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
4 2 (8.70%) Impala
4 2 (8.70%) Pentaho
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data
5 1 (4.35%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.35%) ERwin
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Kafka
2 1 (4.35%) D3.js
2 1 (4.35%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) Data Architecture
1 8 (34.78%) Data Modelling
1 8 (34.78%) ETL
2 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (26.09%) Domain-Driven Design
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) Information Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) Data Integration
5 4 (17.39%) Data Management
5 4 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (17.39%) Logical Data Model
5 4 (17.39%) Physical Data Model
5 4 (17.39%) Visualisation
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Analytics
7 2 (8.70%) Data Ingestion
7 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security
7 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) R
2 3 (13.04%) Scala
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (8.70%) Oozie
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (8.70%) Cloudera
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Tableau
2 2 (8.70%) Talend
3 1 (4.35%) IBM