The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 April 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 128 118
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 8 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.40% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.42% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 18
Median daily rate £550 £450 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -17.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £230 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £525 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.88 £37.80
% change year-on-year - +50.46%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2512 2858 3019
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.70% 96.20% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1597 1840 1872
Median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 185 169
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +73.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the South West

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in the South West

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in the South West over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in the South West

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architect in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architect in the South West

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Dorset +12 2 £495 -34.00%
Wiltshire 0 2 £550 +22.22%
Bristol -1 2 £788 +110.00%
Data Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 West region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 21 (70.00%) Data Architecture
2 18 (60.00%) Data Modelling
3 13 (43.33%) Finance
4 9 (30.00%) Data Management
4 9 (30.00%) Reference Data
4 9 (30.00%) Data Integration
5 8 (26.67%) Migration
6 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Hadoop
6 7 (23.33%) Data Quality
6 7 (23.33%) Big Data
7 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (20.00%) Reference Data Management
8 5 (16.67%) ERwin
8 5 (16.67%) Data Security
8 5 (16.67%) SDLC
8 5 (16.67%) Information Architecture
8 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.33%) Data Structures
9 4 (13.33%) Data Governance
9 4 (13.33%) ETL
9 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle
9 4 (13.33%) XML
9 4 (13.33%) XSD
9 4 (13.33%) Conceptual Models
10 3 (10.00%) Data Centre

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (10.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Big Data
1 7 (23.33%) Hadoop
2 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Hive
3 3 (10.00%) Data Lake
3 3 (10.00%) HBase
3 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.00%) Neo4j
3 3 (10.00%) OLAP
3 3 (10.00%) OLTP
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (10.00%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) ERwin
2 3 (10.00%) JMeter
2 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) MagicDraw
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Legal
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) XML
1 4 (13.33%) XSD
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) JDBC
2 3 (10.00%) Lucene
2 3 (10.00%) RESTful
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Reference Data
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Data Structures
3 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Taxonomies
4 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Data Architecture
2 18 (60.00%) Data Modelling
3 9 (30.00%) Data Integration
3 9 (30.00%) Data Management
4 8 (26.67%) Migration
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
6 6 (20.00%) Reference Data Management
6 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.67%) Data Security
7 5 (16.67%) Information Architecture
7 5 (16.67%) SDLC
8 4 (13.33%) Conceptual Models
8 4 (13.33%) Data Governance
8 4 (13.33%) ETL
9 3 (10.00%) Data Enrichment
9 3 (10.00%) ITIL
9 3 (10.00%) OOP
9 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Java
1 3 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Cloudera
2 3 (10.00%) Informatica
2 3 (10.00%) MapR
2 3 (10.00%) Nuix
2 3 (10.00%) Splunk
3 1 (3.33%) Cognos
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Tableau
3 1 (3.33%) Teradata