Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 262 357
Rank change year-on-year -49 +95 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 836 1059 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.00% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.06% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 714 498
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £738 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +11.11% +17.65%
10th Percentile £22.75 £46.60 £33.55
90th Percentile £63.15 £90.00 £60.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 - £45.00

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -42 764 £575 +3.37% 26
UK excluding London +13 446 £550 +4.76% 17
London -102 374 £600 +4.35% 10
South East +22 162 £550 - 5
North of England +74 123 £600 +9.09% 6
North West +20 69 £610 +14.82% 4
Yorkshire +46 53 £600 +9.09% 1
South West +8 42 £555 +0.91% 1
Midlands -24 38 £533 +1.43% 2
Scotland -44 34 £506 +6.58% 1
Wales +26 27 £420 -23.64%
East of England -20 23 £600 +15.38% 2
West Midlands 0 18 £523 +4.50% 2
East Midlands -1 18 £550 -
North East +74 13 £610 -23.75% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 376 (44.98%) Data Modelling
2 361 (43.18%) Data Architecture
3 239 (28.59%) Big Data
4 205 (24.52%) Data Warehouse
5 192 (22.97%) Hadoop
6 185 (22.13%) Data Management
7 182 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
8 176 (21.05%) Finance
9 174 (20.81%) SQL
10 162 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
11 158 (18.90%) Analytics
12 137 (16.39%) ETL
13 130 (15.55%) Oracle
13 130 (15.55%) Migration
14 128 (15.31%) Data Quality
15 117 (14.00%) TOGAF
16 109 (13.04%) Data Governance
17 107 (12.80%) Apache Spark
18 106 (12.68%) Banking
19 105 (12.56%) Data Integration
20 100 (11.96%) SQL Server
21 97 (11.60%) Data Migration
22 94 (11.24%) Java
22 94 (11.24%) Data Strategy
23 86 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
24 85 (10.17%) Master Data Management
25 84 (10.05%) Microsoft
26 83 (9.93%) Logical Data Model
27 80 (9.57%) Security Cleared
28 79 (9.45%) Data Analysis

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 (12.80%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.47%) SAS
3 21 (2.51%) Apache Solr
4 10 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.08%) Apache
5 9 (1.08%) Apache Pig
5 9 (1.08%) Confluence
6 6 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.48%) CMS
8 4 (0.48%) JBoss
8 4 (0.48%) WildFly
9 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.12%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.60%) SPSS
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.84%) SAP MDG
2 5 (0.60%) Maximo
3 4 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 60 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (1.91%) PaaS
5 12 (1.44%) IaaS
6 10 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
6 10 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
6 10 (1.20%) SaaS
7 8 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.72%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.36%) Slack
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.24%) Office 365
11 2 (0.24%) Serverless
12 1 (0.12%) Heroku
12 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.63%) Kerberos
2 7 (0.84%) Network Security
3 3 (0.36%) Firewall
3 3 (0.36%) WAN
4 2 (0.24%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (0.24%) Intranet
4 2 (0.24%) LAN
4 2 (0.24%) MPLS
4 2 (0.24%) PSTN
4 2 (0.24%) SMS
4 2 (0.24%) VLAN
4 2 (0.24%) VPN
5 1 (0.12%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.12%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.12%) Extranet
5 1 (0.12%) Internet
5 1 (0.12%) NAS
5 1 (0.12%) RIP
5 1 (0.12%) SS7
5 1 (0.12%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (28.59%) Big Data
2 205 (24.52%) Data Warehouse
3 192 (22.97%) Hadoop
4 100 (11.96%) SQL Server
5 71 (8.49%) HBase
6 66 (7.89%) NoSQL
7 65 (7.78%) Apache Hive
8 52 (6.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 51 (6.10%) Relational Database
10 39 (4.67%) Data Lake
10 39 (4.67%) MongoDB
11 37 (4.43%) IBM InfoSphere
12 36 (4.31%) RDBMS
13 34 (4.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 27 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
15 26 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 24 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 23 (2.75%) Power BI
18 22 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
19 21 (2.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 41 (4.90%) ERwin
2 20 (2.39%) Talend Open Studio
3 14 (1.67%) JIRA
4 11 (1.32%) PowerDesigner
4 11 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 5 (0.60%) IntelliJ
6 5 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.36%) Toad
9 1 (0.12%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.12%) LSMW
9 1 (0.12%) RStudio
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 176 (21.05%) Finance
2 106 (12.68%) Banking
3 74 (8.85%) Retail
4 41 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.63%) Legal
7 12 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.44%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.20%) Marketing
8 10 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.96%) Back Office
9 8 (0.96%) French Language
9 8 (0.96%) German Language
10 7 (0.84%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.48%) Billing
11 4 (0.48%) Electronics
11 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 4 (0.48%) Publishing
12 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.13%) Kafka
2 39 (4.67%) Web Services
3 37 (4.43%) XML
4 33 (3.95%) REST
5 23 (2.75%) Spring
6 17 (2.03%) SOAP
7 16 (1.91%) RESTful
7 16 (1.91%) Spring Boot
7 16 (1.91%) XSD
8 13 (1.56%) .NET
8 13 (1.56%) Middleware
9 9 (1.08%) J2EE
9 9 (1.08%) JDBC
10 7 (0.84%) FpML
10 7 (0.84%) JSON
11 6 (0.72%) Apache Camel
11 6 (0.72%) Drools
11 6 (0.72%) Java EE
12 5 (0.60%) MLlib
12 5 (0.60%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 43 (5.14%) Reference Data
4 37 (4.43%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.71%) Data Structures
6 27 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.63%) Taxonomies
8 20 (2.39%) Computer Science
9 19 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (2.15%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.56%) NHS
12 12 (1.44%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.96%) Equities
13 8 (0.96%) User Experience
14 7 (0.84%) Derivative
14 7 (0.84%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.84%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.72%) Social Media
16 5 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (0.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (3.35%) Linux
1 28 (3.35%) Unix
2 11 (1.32%) Windows
3 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (44.98%) Data Modelling
2 361 (43.18%) Data Architecture
3 185 (22.13%) Data Management
4 182 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
5 162 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
6 158 (18.90%) Analytics
7 137 (16.39%) ETL
8 130 (15.55%) Migration
9 117 (14.00%) TOGAF
10 109 (13.04%) Data Governance
11 105 (12.56%) Data Integration
12 97 (11.60%) Data Migration
13 94 (11.24%) Data Strategy
14 86 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
15 85 (10.17%) Master Data Management
16 83 (9.93%) Logical Data Model
17 79 (9.45%) Data Analysis
18 76 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
19 56 (6.70%) Data Analytics
19 56 (6.70%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 174 (20.81%) SQL
2 94 (11.24%) Java
3 44 (5.26%) Python
4 40 (4.78%) Scala
5 24 (2.87%) R
6 23 (2.75%) T-SQL
7 20 (2.39%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.67%) C#
9 10 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.08%) C
11 4 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.36%) HiveQL
12 3 (0.36%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.36%) SAS Macro
12 3 (0.36%) SPARQL
13 2 (0.24%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.24%) Korn
13 2 (0.24%) Pig Latin
13 2 (0.24%) sed
13 2 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 80 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 60 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.67%) Degree
4 13 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.24%) MCSD
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (15.31%) Data Quality
2 48 (5.74%) GDPR
3 15 (1.79%) QA
4 11 (1.32%) MiFID
5 10 (1.20%) HL7
6 8 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.84%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.48%) GCP
9 3 (0.36%) PSD2
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.12%) EMIR
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 43 (5.14%) HDFS
2 25 (2.99%) Apache Flume
3 10 (1.20%) Docker
4 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.24%) vCloud
5 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) Firmware
6 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.12%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (2.03%) Oozie
2 10 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
3 9 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.96%) Terraform
5 6 (0.72%) Ansible
6 5 (0.60%) Ambari
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle EDQ
8 3 (0.36%) Mesos
9 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.12%) SCCM
9 1 (0.12%) SCOM
9 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 130 (15.55%) Oracle
2 84 (10.05%) Microsoft
3 79 (9.45%) IBM
4 55 (6.58%) Cloudera
5 51 (6.10%) SAP
6 44 (5.26%) Tableau
7 40 (4.78%) Informatica
8 28 (3.35%) Teradata
9 24 (2.87%) MapR
10 20 (2.39%) Google
10 20 (2.39%) Talend
11 18 (2.15%) JDA
12 14 (1.67%) Ab Initio
12 14 (1.67%) Hortonworks
13 10 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.20%) Splunk
14 9 (1.08%) CA
14 9 (1.08%) Cognos
14 9 (1.08%) Nuix
15 8 (0.96%) RedGate