Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 23 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 77 97
Rank change year-on-year +23 +20 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 23 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.44% 1.07% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.09% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 4
South Wales median daily rate £420 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.64% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £346 £450 £478
90th Percentile £580 £743 £538
Wales median daily rate £420 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -23.64% +4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 - -
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 912 1100 1248
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 97.78% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 754 940
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £168 £195 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 69 54
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -1.93% +17.07%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.41 £9.58
90th Percentile £47.20 £71.50 £28.68
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.85% -3.57% -

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in South Wales

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in South Wales

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in South Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in South Wales

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 23 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
Cardiff +7 13 £420 -9.19%
Newport +17 7 £550 -24.14%
Data Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 17 (73.91%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) Data Modelling
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) T-SQL
3 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
3 12 (52.17%) TOGAF
4 10 (43.48%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (43.48%) High Availability
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (34.78%) Cloudera
6 8 (34.78%) Degree
7 7 (30.43%) HL7
7 7 (30.43%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (30.43%) RESTful
7 7 (30.43%) RedGate
7 7 (30.43%) SOAP
7 7 (30.43%) Web Services
7 7 (30.43%) XML
7 7 (30.43%) .NET
7 7 (30.43%) C#
7 7 (30.43%) N-Tier
7 7 (30.43%) SDLC
7 7 (30.43%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (26.09%) Migration
8 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
8 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) Data Architecture

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
4 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
5 4 (17.39%) Big Data
6 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
1 7 (30.43%) RESTful
1 7 (30.43%) SOAP
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
1 7 (30.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (30.43%) N-Tier
2 4 (17.39%) NHS
3 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (65.22%) Data Modelling
2 12 (52.17%) TOGAF
3 10 (43.48%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (43.48%) High Availability
4 7 (30.43%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) SDLC
5 6 (26.09%) Data Architecture
5 6 (26.09%) Migration
6 5 (21.74%) Data Governance
6 5 (21.74%) Data Integration
6 5 (21.74%) MVC
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) Data Security
8 3 (13.04%) Information Assurance
8 3 (13.04%) Metadata Management
9 2 (8.70%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) T-SQL
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) R
4 4 (17.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (13.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) HL7
2 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.35%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Cloudera
3 7 (30.43%) RedGate