Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 295 371 347
Rank change year-on-year +76 -24 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 793 712 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.73% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 453 440
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £463 £463 £439
90th Percentile £775 £738 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £550 £544
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.10% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +30.00% -24.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 - £50.00

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 85,950 97,760 90,932
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.86% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,432 64,015 59,065
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,925 3,130 2,798
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.00 £49.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -5.26%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +51 717 £580 +0.87% 99
UK excluding London +75 409 £563 +2.27% 54
London +42 376 £600 - 52
South East +28 141 £570 +3.64% 19
North of England +46 82 £545 -0.91% 13
North West +36 59 £539 -2.05% 7
Midlands +50 49 £569 +8.33% 3
Scotland +56 44 £550 +11.39% 6
South West -26 35 £575 +9.52% 5
East of England +16 32 £575 +4.55% 7
West Midlands +31 30 £569 +10.98% 2
Wales +25 25 £560 +17.89% 1
Yorkshire +11 19 £550 - 5
East Midlands +28 14 £575 +9.52% 1
North East +20 4 £581 -7.00% 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 296 (37.33%) Data Modelling
2 287 (36.19%) Data Architecture
3 199 (25.09%) Analytics
4 197 (24.84%) Big Data
5 182 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
6 179 (22.57%) Migration
7 174 (21.94%) Finance
8 171 (21.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 152 (19.17%) SQL
10 141 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
11 133 (16.77%) Data Governance
12 131 (16.52%) Business Intelligence
13 130 (16.39%) Hadoop
14 129 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
15 128 (16.14%) Data Lake
16 115 (14.50%) ETL
17 108 (13.62%) Data Strategy
18 105 (13.24%) Data Migration
19 103 (12.99%) Data Management
19 103 (12.99%) Apache Spark
20 97 (12.23%) TOGAF
21 94 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
21 94 (11.85%) Python
22 85 (10.72%) Enterprise Architecture
23 84 (10.59%) SQL Server
24 83 (10.47%) NoSQL
25 79 (9.96%) Microsoft
26 78 (9.84%) Data Analytics
26 78 (9.84%) Data Integration
27 75 (9.46%) Logical Data Model

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
1 103 (12.99%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.40%) Apache
3 15 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (1.89%) SAS
4 12 (1.51%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.50%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.25%) Confluence
7 2 (0.25%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.13%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (1.51%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.76%) Chatbot
3 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.50%) SPSS
5 2 (0.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 37 (4.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 10 (1.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.88%) SAP MDG
4 6 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.63%) SAP Retail
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.38%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.25%) Maximo
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.13%) Primavera
9 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.13%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 171 (21.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (7.06%) Power Platform
4 51 (6.43%) Azure Data Factory
5 34 (4.29%) SaaS
6 33 (4.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (3.28%) Amazon S3
8 20 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
9 17 (2.14%) PaaS
10 16 (2.02%) Serverless
11 13 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.88%) IaaS
14 6 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
15 5 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.50%) GitHub
16 4 (0.50%) iPaaS
17 3 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
17 3 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.13%) ICMP
1 9 (1.13%) SNMP
1 9 (1.13%) Telnet
2 8 (1.01%) WAN
3 7 (0.88%) Internet
4 5 (0.63%) LAN
4 5 (0.63%) SAN
5 4 (0.50%) BGP
5 4 (0.50%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (0.38%) Firewall
7 1 (0.13%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.13%) DHCP
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) Network Security
7 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.13%) Skype
7 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.13%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (24.84%) Big Data
2 182 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
3 130 (16.39%) Hadoop
4 128 (16.14%) Data Lake
5 84 (10.59%) SQL Server
6 83 (10.47%) NoSQL
7 61 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 56 (7.06%) Power BI
9 46 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (5.55%) Relational Database
11 39 (4.92%) Apache Hive
12 33 (4.16%) MongoDB
12 33 (4.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 28 (3.53%) MySQL
14 25 (3.15%) Amazon Redshift
15 24 (3.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 23 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (2.27%) RDBMS
18 17 (2.14%) Impala
19 15 (1.89%) HBase
Development Applications
1 31 (3.91%) ERwin
2 17 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.26%) JIRA
4 10 (1.26%) PowerDesigner
5 6 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.63%) ER Studio
6 5 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.38%) Concordion
8 3 (0.38%) EasyMock
8 3 (0.38%) Gradle
8 3 (0.38%) JUnit
8 3 (0.38%) Maven
8 3 (0.38%) Mockito
8 3 (0.38%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.25%) MagicDraw
9 2 (0.25%) RStudio
General
1 174 (21.94%) Finance
2 59 (7.44%) Retail
3 40 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.29%) Banking
5 14 (1.77%) Legal
6 10 (1.26%) Advertising
6 10 (1.26%) Law
7 9 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.13%) Marketing
8 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.63%) Automotive
9 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.50%) Games
10 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.38%) Billing
11 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.18%) Kafka
2 43 (5.42%) JSON
3 29 (3.66%) XML
4 20 (2.52%) .NET
5 19 (2.40%) Middleware
5 19 (2.40%) Web Services
6 14 (1.77%) Swagger
7 11 (1.39%) GeoJSON
8 10 (1.26%) JSON Schema
8 10 (1.26%) PostGIS
8 10 (1.26%) REST
9 7 (0.88%) HTML
10 6 (0.76%) Apache Avro
10 6 (0.76%) Apache NiFi
10 6 (0.76%) XSD
11 5 (0.63%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.63%) SOAP
11 5 (0.63%) Spark Streaming
12 4 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
12 4 (0.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 29 (3.66%) Data Structures
4 28 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (2.77%) Reference Data
6 22 (2.77%) User Experience
7 14 (1.77%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.51%) Taxonomies
8 12 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.01%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.76%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.63%) NHS
14 4 (0.50%) Clustering
14 4 (0.50%) Replication
15 3 (0.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.51%) Linux
2 9 (1.13%) Unix
3 8 (1.01%) Windows
4 2 (0.25%) CentOS
4 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.13%) VMS
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (37.33%) Data Modelling
2 287 (36.19%) Data Architecture
3 199 (25.09%) Analytics
4 179 (22.57%) Migration
5 141 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 133 (16.77%) Data Governance
7 131 (16.52%) Business Intelligence
8 115 (14.50%) ETL
9 108 (13.62%) Data Strategy
10 105 (13.24%) Data Migration
11 103 (12.99%) Data Management
12 97 (12.23%) TOGAF
13 94 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 85 (10.72%) Enterprise Architecture
15 78 (9.84%) Data Analytics
15 78 (9.84%) Data Integration
16 75 (9.46%) Logical Data Model
17 66 (8.32%) Master Data Management
18 59 (7.44%) Data Science
19 56 (7.06%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 152 (19.17%) SQL
2 94 (11.85%) Python
3 42 (5.30%) Java
4 30 (3.78%) Scala
5 26 (3.28%) R
6 18 (2.27%) C#
7 10 (1.26%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.26%) VBA
8 9 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.88%) C
10 4 (0.50%) Go
10 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.25%) ABAP
11 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.25%) C++
11 2 (0.25%) Java 8
11 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.25%) VB
11 2 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 57 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.30%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.52%) TOGAF Certification
4 16 (2.02%) Degree
5 10 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.76%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.38%) CCIE
8 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (0.25%) CCNP
9 2 (0.25%) CISSP
9 2 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.13%) PhD
10 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.58%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.65%) GDPR
3 14 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.01%) QA
5 3 (0.38%) HL7
5 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) COBIT
6 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.25%) GLBA
6 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.25%) NIST
7 1 (0.13%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS
7 1 (0.13%) NCSC
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (2.27%) HDFS
2 11 (1.39%) Docker
3 6 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.13%) Postfix
5 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.13%) Oozie
1 9 (1.13%) WMI
2 6 (0.76%) Ansible
2 6 (0.76%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.50%) Terraform
4 3 (0.38%) Control-M
4 3 (0.38%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.25%) CASB
5 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.25%) IBM Guardium
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.13%) yum
Vendors
1 79 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 66 (8.32%) Oracle
3 57 (7.19%) SAP
4 40 (5.04%) Tableau
5 38 (4.79%) Sparx
6 34 (4.29%) Cloudera
7 27 (3.40%) Informatica
7 27 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (3.28%) Google
9 23 (2.90%) Databricks
10 19 (2.40%) IBM
10 19 (2.40%) Talend
11 13 (1.64%) Teradata
12 12 (1.51%) Hortonworks
13 11 (1.39%) Cisco
14 8 (1.01%) Ab Initio
14 8 (1.01%) Workday
15 7 (0.88%) VMware
16 6 (0.76%) Genesys
16 6 (0.76%) Sybase