Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 347 363 303
Rank change year-on-year +16 -60 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 760 650 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.68% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.71% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 414 619
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £463 £425 £413
90th Percentile £750 £738 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £50.00 £66.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -24.53% +85.70%
10th Percentile £55.00 £37.75 £50.13
90th Percentile £71.00 £64.25 £93.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £56.88
% change year-on-year - -12.09% +59.43%

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 98,820 91,098 104,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,745 59,055 68,056
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,198 2,930 3,131
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 July 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 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Top 16 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 July 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 +10 713 £575 +0.44% 110
London +6 420 £600 +2.92% 56
UK excluding London +7 328 £550 +4.76% 56
South East -7 125 £550 +5.77% 24
North of England -11 69 £563 +1.81% 10
North West -16 36 £550 - 5
South West +11 35 £525 -3.58% 7
East of England +5 32 £550 -1.12% 5
Midlands -14 29 £500 -4.53% 8
Yorkshire -11 28 £563 -6.25% 4
Scotland -30 25 £519 +5.33% 1
West Midlands -27 18 £475 -5.00% 5
Wales -12 13 £525 +5.00%
East Midlands +2 11 £525 -3.18% 3
North East -2 6 £707 +12.14% 1
Northern Ireland +18 1 - - 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Data Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 322 (42.37%) Data Modelling
2 297 (39.08%) Data Architecture
3 256 (33.68%) Big Data
4 192 (25.26%) Data Warehouse
5 189 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (22.89%) Hadoop
7 164 (21.58%) Business Intelligence
8 161 (21.18%) Analytics
9 144 (18.95%) Finance
10 138 (18.16%) SQL
11 128 (16.84%) Migration
12 115 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
12 115 (15.13%) Data Governance
13 113 (14.87%) Data Integration
14 112 (14.74%) Oracle
15 107 (14.08%) ETL
15 107 (14.08%) Apache Spark
16 102 (13.42%) Data Management
16 102 (13.42%) Microsoft Azure
17 100 (13.16%) Data Quality
18 99 (13.03%) SQL Server
19 90 (11.84%) NoSQL
20 89 (11.71%) Logical Data Model
21 85 (11.18%) Kafka
22 80 (10.53%) Physical Data Model
23 77 (10.13%) Data Lake
24 76 (10.00%) Apache Hive
25 74 (9.74%) Java
25 74 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
26 73 (9.61%) 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
1 107 (14.08%) Apache Spark
2 47 (6.18%) Apache
3 28 (3.68%) Apache Pig
4 18 (2.37%) SAS
4 18 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.79%) Apache Solr
6 6 (0.79%) Confluence
7 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.39%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.26%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) Documentum
10 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Blender
5 1 (0.13%) InVision
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.13%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.53%) SAP MDG
3 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG-F
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 115 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (13.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (2.76%) Amazon EMR
4 21 (2.76%) PaaS
5 19 (2.50%) Amazon Kinesis
6 18 (2.37%) SaaS
7 13 (1.71%) IaaS
8 12 (1.58%) Serverless
9 11 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (1.18%) Amazon S3
11 8 (1.05%) iPaaS
12 6 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
14 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.53%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 4 (0.53%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.39%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.45%) Firewall
2 7 (0.92%) SMS
2 7 (0.92%) WAN
3 5 (0.66%) Network Security
4 4 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.53%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.53%) LAN
4 4 (0.53%) VLAN
4 4 (0.53%) Wireless
5 3 (0.39%) BGP
5 3 (0.39%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.39%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.39%) Internet
5 3 (0.39%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.39%) OSPF
5 3 (0.39%) VPLS
6 2 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (33.68%) Big Data
2 192 (25.26%) Data Warehouse
3 174 (22.89%) Hadoop
4 99 (13.03%) SQL Server
5 90 (11.84%) NoSQL
6 77 (10.13%) Data Lake
7 76 (10.00%) Apache Hive
8 57 (7.50%) Relational Database
9 45 (5.92%) HBase
10 40 (5.26%) MongoDB
11 37 (4.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (4.87%) Power BI
12 35 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (3.82%) Impala
14 26 (3.42%) Amazon Redshift
15 24 (3.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 20 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
16 20 (2.63%) RDBMS
16 20 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (2.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (6.71%) ERwin
2 18 (2.37%) PowerDesigner
3 9 (1.18%) JIRA
4 6 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.26%) ER Studio
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.26%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.26%) Subversion
6 2 (0.26%) Toad
6 2 (0.26%) VersionOne
6 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.26%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.13%) Appium
7 1 (0.13%) GitLab
7 1 (0.13%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 144 (18.95%) Finance
2 56 (7.37%) Banking
3 42 (5.53%) Retail
4 26 (3.42%) Marketing
5 15 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.84%) Legal
7 11 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.18%) Law
9 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.79%) Games
11 6 (0.79%) Publishing
12 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.53%) Automotive
14 3 (0.39%) Advertising
14 3 (0.39%) Back Office
14 3 (0.39%) Electronics
15 2 (0.26%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.18%) Kafka
2 40 (5.26%) XML
3 21 (2.76%) JSON
4 20 (2.63%) Middleware
5 18 (2.37%) .NET
6 17 (2.24%) Web Services
6 17 (2.24%) XSD
7 13 (1.71%) XML Schema
8 12 (1.58%) J2EE
9 9 (1.18%) Node.js
9 9 (1.18%) Spark Streaming
10 8 (1.05%) Apache Avro
11 7 (0.92%) RESTful
12 6 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (0.79%) REST
13 5 (0.66%) SOAP
13 5 (0.66%) Spring
14 4 (0.53%) Akka
14 4 (0.53%) React
14 4 (0.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.13%) Reference Data
3 38 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 21 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.58%) Taxonomies
7 11 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.66%) Fintech
11 5 (0.66%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.53%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.53%) User Experience
13 3 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.16%) Linux
2 21 (2.76%) Unix
3 12 (1.58%) Windows
4 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (42.37%) Data Modelling
2 297 (39.08%) Data Architecture
3 189 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (21.58%) Business Intelligence
5 161 (21.18%) Analytics
6 128 (16.84%) Migration
7 115 (15.13%) Data Governance
8 113 (14.87%) Data Integration
9 107 (14.08%) ETL
10 102 (13.42%) Data Management
11 89 (11.71%) Logical Data Model
12 80 (10.53%) Physical Data Model
13 73 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 71 (9.34%) Data Migration
15 65 (8.55%) Data Analysis
15 65 (8.55%) Master Data Management
15 65 (8.55%) Visualisation
16 60 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
17 57 (7.50%) Data Security
18 54 (7.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 138 (18.16%) SQL
2 74 (9.74%) Java
3 64 (8.42%) Python
4 38 (5.00%) Scala
5 29 (3.82%) R
6 12 (1.58%) PL/SQL
6 12 (1.58%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.32%) C#
8 10 (1.32%) Ruby
9 6 (0.79%) C++
10 5 (0.66%) C
11 2 (0.26%) Java 8
11 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.26%) Natural
11 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.26%) U-SQL
11 2 (0.26%) VBA
12 1 (0.13%) Go
12 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 54 (7.11%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.50%) Degree
4 5 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (0.53%) CISSP
6 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.26%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.26%) SSCP
7 1 (0.13%) CISA
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.13%) CISM
7 1 (0.13%) CRISC
7 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (13.16%) Data Quality
2 39 (5.13%) GDPR
3 12 (1.58%) QA
4 8 (1.05%) GCP
4 8 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.53%) ISO 20022
5 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.39%) MiFID
7 2 (0.26%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.26%) SLA
8 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) PSD2
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (4.08%) Apache Flume
2 26 (3.42%) HDFS
3 13 (1.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.05%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.92%) Docker
6 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (4.47%) Oozie
2 15 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
4 13 (1.71%) Puppet
5 11 (1.45%) Terraform
6 7 (0.92%) Ansible
6 7 (0.92%) Consul
6 7 (0.92%) Packer
7 4 (0.53%) Mesos
8 2 (0.26%) Kibana
8 2 (0.26%) SCCM
8 2 (0.26%) vRealize
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.13%) Grafana
9 1 (0.13%) Graphite
9 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 112 (14.74%) Oracle
2 72 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 46 (6.05%) Cloudera
4 42 (5.53%) SAP
5 37 (4.87%) Informatica
6 36 (4.74%) Tableau
7 30 (3.95%) Google
8 26 (3.42%) Talend
9 19 (2.50%) IBM
10 18 (2.37%) Hortonworks
11 16 (2.11%) Teradata
12 15 (1.97%) Ab Initio
12 15 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.18%) CA
13 9 (1.18%) Capita
13 9 (1.18%) MapR
14 8 (1.05%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.92%) Alteryx
15 7 (0.92%) Cisco
15 7 (0.92%) Splunk