Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 264 323
Rank change year-on-year -51 +59 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 787 913 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.95% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.00% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 619 538
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £412
90th Percentile £738 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
UK median hourly rate £53.00 £48.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.84% +1.58% +24.18%
10th Percentile £24.60 £46.18 £36.24
90th Percentile £65.60 £49.73 £61.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - £47.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
England -58 696 £575 - 109
UK excluding London +21 415 £550 - 51
London -109 357 £600 +0.21% 67
South East -19 143 £538 -3.59% 16
North of England +50 92 £582 +5.86% 12
Scotland 0 51 £525 +16.54% 4
North West -3 51 £610 +3.83% 9
South West +6 39 £525 -4.55% 6
Midlands -28 39 £533 +1.91% 3
Yorkshire +31 35 £581 +10.71% 2
Wales +33 30 £420 -34.12% 5
East of England -7 24 £575 +10.58% 6
West Midlands -10 23 £515 -1.90% 1
East Midlands 0 15 £550 +5.77% 2
North East +56 14 £610 -9.63% 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 333 (42.31%) Data Modelling
2 321 (40.79%) Data Architecture
3 232 (29.48%) Big Data
4 195 (24.78%) Data Warehouse
5 188 (23.89%) Hadoop
6 180 (22.87%) Business Intelligence
7 171 (21.73%) SQL
8 169 (21.47%) Data Management
9 160 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
10 154 (19.57%) Analytics
11 147 (18.68%) Finance
12 135 (17.15%) ETL
13 130 (16.52%) Oracle
14 120 (15.25%) Apache Spark
15 112 (14.23%) Data Quality
16 110 (13.98%) Migration
17 108 (13.72%) Data Governance
18 104 (13.21%) TOGAF
19 100 (12.71%) Data Integration
20 92 (11.69%) SQL Server
20 92 (11.69%) Master Data Management
21 91 (11.56%) Banking
22 88 (11.18%) Java
23 84 (10.67%) Data Analysis
24 81 (10.29%) Microsoft
25 80 (10.17%) Kafka
26 78 (9.91%) Data Strategy
27 76 (9.66%) Logical Data Model
28 74 (9.40%) HBase
29 71 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 120 (15.25%) Apache Spark
2 23 (2.92%) Apache Solr
3 22 (2.80%) SAS
4 16 (2.03%) Apache Pig
5 14 (1.78%) Apache
6 10 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.76%) Confluence
7 6 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.64%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.51%) JBoss
9 4 (0.51%) WildFly
10 3 (0.38%) CMS
11 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.13%) GeoServer
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (1.78%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.38%) SPSS
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) SAP MDG
2 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.25%) Maximo
4 2 (0.25%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
4 14 (1.78%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
6 11 (1.40%) PaaS
7 10 (1.27%) IaaS
8 9 (1.14%) SaaS
9 4 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
10 3 (0.38%) Slack
11 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.13%) Office 365
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.54%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.76%) Firewall
3 3 (0.38%) HTTP
3 3 (0.38%) Network Security
3 3 (0.38%) SMS
3 3 (0.38%) SSL
3 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.25%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (0.25%) MPLS
4 2 (0.25%) PSTN
4 2 (0.25%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.13%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) VLAN
5 1 (0.13%) VPN
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (29.48%) Big Data
2 195 (24.78%) Data Warehouse
3 188 (23.89%) Hadoop
4 92 (11.69%) SQL Server
5 74 (9.40%) HBase
6 71 (9.02%) Apache Hive
6 71 (9.02%) NoSQL
7 56 (7.12%) Relational Database
8 44 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (5.21%) RDBMS
10 37 (4.70%) Data Lake
11 36 (4.57%) IBM InfoSphere
12 34 (4.32%) Sqoop
13 31 (3.94%) MongoDB
14 29 (3.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 27 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
15 27 (3.43%) Power BI
16 26 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (3.18%) Oracle Exadata
18 22 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 40 (5.08%) ERwin
2 13 (1.65%) PowerDesigner
3 11 (1.40%) JIRA
3 11 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.64%) IntelliJ
5 5 (0.64%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.38%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.38%) Subversion
6 3 (0.38%) Toad
7 2 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.25%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.13%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.13%) LSMW
8 1 (0.13%) RStudio
General
1 147 (18.68%) Finance
2 91 (11.56%) Banking
3 70 (8.89%) Retail
4 32 (4.07%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.29%) Legal
7 15 (1.91%) Marketing
8 14 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.52%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.27%) French Language
11 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.76%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.64%) Electronics
13 4 (0.51%) Back Office
13 4 (0.51%) Games
13 4 (0.51%) Publishing
14 3 (0.38%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.38%) Front Office
15 2 (0.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.17%) Kafka
2 33 (4.19%) Web Services
3 32 (4.07%) XML
4 26 (3.30%) REST
5 22 (2.80%) Spring
6 20 (2.54%) Middleware
7 15 (1.91%) RESTful
7 15 (1.91%) SOAP
7 15 (1.91%) Spring Boot
8 12 (1.52%) .NET
8 12 (1.52%) J2EE
8 12 (1.52%) XSD
9 9 (1.14%) JDBC
9 9 (1.14%) JSON
10 7 (0.89%) Apache Avro
10 7 (0.89%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (0.64%) Apache Camel
11 5 (0.64%) Drools
11 5 (0.64%) MLlib
11 5 (0.64%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.32%) Data Structures
4 32 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 32 (4.07%) Reference Data
5 28 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.54%) Taxonomies
7 19 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.78%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.78%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.40%) NHS
11 7 (0.89%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.76%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.76%) Social Media
12 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.64%) Linked Data
13 5 (0.64%) Replication
14 4 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.43%) Linux
2 22 (2.80%) Unix
3 8 (1.02%) Windows
4 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.25%) Solaris
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (42.31%) Data Modelling
2 321 (40.79%) Data Architecture
3 180 (22.87%) Business Intelligence
4 169 (21.47%) Data Management
5 160 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (19.57%) Analytics
7 135 (17.15%) ETL
8 110 (13.98%) Migration
9 108 (13.72%) Data Governance
10 104 (13.21%) TOGAF
11 100 (12.71%) Data Integration
12 92 (11.69%) Master Data Management
13 84 (10.67%) Data Analysis
14 78 (9.91%) Data Strategy
15 76 (9.66%) Logical Data Model
16 71 (9.02%) Data Migration
16 71 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 66 (8.39%) Enterprise Architecture
18 57 (7.24%) Data Analytics
19 55 (6.99%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 171 (21.73%) SQL
2 88 (11.18%) Java
3 49 (6.23%) Python
4 43 (5.46%) Scala
5 24 (3.05%) T-SQL
6 23 (2.92%) R
7 19 (2.41%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.40%) C#
9 8 (1.02%) C
9 8 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.38%) HiveQL
10 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.38%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.38%) SAS Macro
10 3 (0.38%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.25%) ABAP
11 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.25%) Pig Latin
11 2 (0.25%) XPath
12 1 (0.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 44 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.07%) Degree
4 13 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.25%) MCSD
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (14.23%) Data Quality
2 41 (5.21%) GDPR
3 11 (1.40%) HL7
3 11 (1.40%) QA
4 10 (1.27%) MiFID
5 7 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.51%) GCP
7 3 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.38%) EMIR
8 2 (0.25%) IFRS
8 2 (0.25%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (6.48%) HDFS
2 33 (4.19%) Apache Flume
3 8 (1.02%) Docker
4 4 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 29 (3.68%) Oozie
2 13 (1.65%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (1.02%) Ansible
3 8 (1.02%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.89%) Terraform
5 5 (0.64%) Ambari
6 4 (0.51%) Mesos
7 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 130 (16.52%) Oracle
2 81 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 69 (8.77%) IBM
4 45 (5.72%) SAP
5 43 (5.46%) Cloudera
6 40 (5.08%) Tableau
7 27 (3.43%) Informatica
8 25 (3.18%) Teradata
9 23 (2.92%) Google
10 17 (2.16%) Hortonworks
11 16 (2.03%) JDA
12 15 (1.91%) Talend
13 14 (1.78%) Ab Initio
13 14 (1.78%) MapR
14 10 (1.27%) Cognos
15 8 (1.02%) RedGate
16 7 (0.89%) CA
17 6 (0.76%) Netezza
17 6 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
18 4 (0.51%) Red Hat