The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales 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
Wales / South Wales
Rank 43 - 46
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 11 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.95% - 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% - 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £500 - £427
90% offered a daily rate of more than £498 - £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 - £429
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 South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 547 572 427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.81% 98.79% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 386 296
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 18
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
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 South Wales

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

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
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 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
Cardiff - 7 £500 - 1
Newport - 3 £500 -
Data Architect
Wales

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

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 South Wales region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Data Modelling
2 9 (47.37%) Data Structures
3 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (42.11%) Data Management
3 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
3 8 (42.11%) Data Quality
4 7 (36.84%) Data Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Tableau
4 7 (36.84%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) QlikView
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (36.84%) Quality Management
4 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
4 7 (36.84%) Ab Initio
4 7 (36.84%) Teradata
4 7 (36.84%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (36.84%) Informatica
4 7 (36.84%) MicroStrategy
4 7 (36.84%) ERwin
4 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (36.84%) ETL
4 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (31.58%) SAS
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) Publishing
5 6 (31.58%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) Dimensional Modelling
5 6 (31.58%) Data Migration

Data Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (31.58%) SAS
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
2 7 (36.84%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) QlikView
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
4 2 (10.53%) Big Data
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.26%) HBase
5 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.26%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) ERwin
General
1 6 (31.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Structures
2 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Data Modelling
2 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (42.11%) Data Management
3 7 (36.84%) Data Architecture
3 7 (36.84%) ETL
3 7 (36.84%) Quality Management
3 7 (36.84%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (31.58%) Analytics
4 6 (31.58%) Data Analytics
4 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
4 6 (31.58%) Dimensional Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
5 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (10.53%) DevOps
7 2 (10.53%) MapReduce
8 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
8 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) HDFS
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ambari
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (5.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Ab Initio
1 7 (36.84%) Informatica
1 7 (36.84%) MicroStrategy
1 7 (36.84%) Tableau
1 7 (36.84%) Teradata
2 6 (31.58%) Netezza
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.26%) Hortonworks
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk