Period
to 8 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 255 299 362
Rank change year-on-year +44 +63 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 347 787 732
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.86% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.92% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 527 472
Median daily rate £625 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% - -
10th Percentile £463 £463 £461
90th Percentile £825 £775 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £594 £558 £550
% change year-on-year +6.50% +1.36% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.15% +30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.75 -

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 32,794 85,992 97,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 94.33% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,379 56,463 63,716
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,361 2,931 3,104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +8.33% -3.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Architect.

Daily rate trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Architect over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Architect.

Hourly rate trend 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 8 August 2020. 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 +63 316 £630 +8.53% 45
London +66 183 £650 +8.33% 17
UK excluding London +31 133 £594 +6.50% 31
Work from Home +16 55 £650 +26.83% 4
South East +77 39 £580 +3.11% 5
South West +90 33 £588 +2.17% 5
North of England +74 33 £625 +15.21% 15
North West +43 22 £600 +11.63% 10
Midlands +55 11 £625 +8.70% 4
East of England +59 9 £588 +10.59%
West Midlands +42 9 £625 +7.57% 2
Yorkshire +63 7 £738 +34.09% 3
Wales +20 5 £475 -15.18% 2
Scotland +31 4 £800 +45.45% 1
North East +34 3 £850 +46.24% 2
East Midlands +44 1 - - 2

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 167 (48.13%) Data Modelling
2 149 (42.94%) Data Architecture
3 124 (35.73%) Azure
4 104 (29.97%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (26.80%) AWS
6 86 (24.78%) SQL
7 85 (24.50%) Business Intelligence
8 84 (24.21%) Finance
9 83 (23.92%) Big Data
10 82 (23.63%) Analytics
11 73 (21.04%) Data Lake
12 72 (20.75%) Data Governance
12 72 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (16.71%) ETL
14 56 (16.14%) Python
15 54 (15.56%) SQL Server
16 52 (14.99%) DevOps
17 48 (13.83%) GCP
18 45 (12.97%) Migration
19 44 (12.68%) Power BI
19 44 (12.68%) Power Platform
20 41 (11.82%) Data Management
20 41 (11.82%) Security Cleared
20 41 (11.82%) Microsoft
21 40 (11.53%) Web Services
21 40 (11.53%) Data Quality
22 38 (10.95%) Microservices
22 38 (10.95%) Amazon Redshift
23 37 (10.66%) NoSQL
23 37 (10.66%) Google

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 30 (8.65%) Apache
2 25 (7.20%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.73%) Apache Airflow
3 6 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.73%) Jupyter
4 3 (0.86%) Confluence
4 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.58%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.29%) Jetty
6 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (4.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 10 (2.88%) Markit EDM
2 10 (2.88%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (2.02%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.86%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.29%) Sage BI
6 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.29%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 124 (35.73%) Azure
2 93 (26.80%) AWS
3 48 (13.83%) GCP
4 44 (12.68%) Power Platform
5 29 (8.36%) Serverless
6 27 (7.78%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (6.05%) Apigee
8 20 (5.76%) Amazon ECS
9 15 (4.32%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (2.59%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (2.31%) PowerApps
12 7 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.73%) Amazon EMR
13 6 (1.73%) Power Automate
14 5 (1.44%) PaaS
15 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.86%) IaaS
17 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
17 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.15%) DNS
1 4 (1.15%) WAN
2 3 (0.86%) Broadband
2 3 (0.86%) HTTP
2 3 (0.86%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.86%) LAN
3 2 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) Internet
4 1 (0.29%) IPv6
4 1 (0.29%) SAN
4 1 (0.29%) Skype
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
4 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (29.97%) Data Warehouse
2 83 (23.92%) Big Data
3 73 (21.04%) Data Lake
4 54 (15.56%) SQL Server
5 44 (12.68%) Power BI
6 38 (10.95%) Amazon Redshift
7 37 (10.66%) NoSQL
8 36 (10.37%) Hadoop
9 24 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (6.05%) MySQL
10 21 (6.05%) Relational Database
11 20 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (4.61%) Snowflake Schema
13 14 (4.03%) Apache Hive
14 13 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (3.46%) MongoDB
15 12 (3.46%) RDBMS
16 11 (3.17%) OLAP
17 10 (2.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 9 (2.59%) HBase
Development Applications
1 24 (6.92%) Jenkins
2 23 (6.63%) GitLab
3 20 (5.76%) Artifactory
4 12 (3.46%) ERwin
5 7 (2.02%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.44%) JIRA
8 4 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.86%) kappa
9 3 (0.86%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.29%) ER Studio
10 1 (0.29%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.29%) Maven
10 1 (0.29%) ProC
General
1 84 (24.21%) Finance
2 32 (9.22%) Public Sector
3 31 (8.93%) Banking
4 21 (6.05%) Back Office
5 16 (4.61%) Retail
6 13 (3.75%) Marketing
7 10 (2.88%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.59%) Front Office
9 7 (2.02%) Legal
9 7 (2.02%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.73%) Electronics
10 6 (1.73%) Law
11 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.58%) Publishing
13 1 (0.29%) Automotive
13 1 (0.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.53%) Web Services
2 26 (7.49%) Kafka
3 21 (6.05%) Swagger
4 20 (5.76%) gRPC
4 20 (5.76%) OAuth
5 11 (3.17%) JSON
6 9 (2.59%) XML
7 8 (2.31%) .NET
8 7 (2.02%) XML Schema
9 6 (1.73%) Apache NiFi
9 6 (1.73%) RESTful
10 5 (1.44%) REST
11 4 (1.15%) Matplotlib
11 4 (1.15%) scikit-learn
11 4 (1.15%) SOAP
11 4 (1.15%) Spark Streaming
12 3 (0.86%) Akka
12 3 (0.86%) ggplot2
12 3 (0.86%) MLlib
12 3 (0.86%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.36%) Hedge funds
2 26 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.19%) Reference Data
4 17 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (4.61%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.32%) Data Structures
7 12 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (3.17%) Equities
8 11 (3.17%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.31%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.73%) FMCG
11 5 (1.44%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.58%) SCADA
13 2 (0.58%) Social Media
13 2 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.88%) VMS
2 3 (0.86%) Linux
2 3 (0.86%) Windows
3 1 (0.29%) AIX
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
3 1 (0.29%) Unix
3 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (48.13%) Data Modelling
2 149 (42.94%) Data Architecture
3 85 (24.50%) Business Intelligence
4 82 (23.63%) Analytics
5 72 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (20.75%) Data Governance
6 58 (16.71%) ETL
7 52 (14.99%) DevOps
8 45 (12.97%) Migration
9 41 (11.82%) Data Management
10 38 (10.95%) Microservices
11 33 (9.51%) Visualisation
12 30 (8.65%) Data Strategy
12 30 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (8.07%) Enterprise Architecture
13 28 (8.07%) Machine Learning
14 27 (7.78%) Data Analysis
14 27 (7.78%) Data Integration
14 27 (7.78%) Logical Data Model
14 27 (7.78%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 86 (24.78%) SQL
2 56 (16.14%) Python
3 36 (10.37%) Java
4 9 (2.59%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.31%) Scala
5 8 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.02%) R
7 6 (1.73%) C#
8 5 (1.44%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.15%) U-SQL
10 3 (0.86%) C
10 3 (0.86%) C++
10 3 (0.86%) CQL
10 3 (0.86%) Go
11 1 (0.29%) Groovy
11 1 (0.29%) Korn
11 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.65%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.19%) Sun Certification
4 7 (2.02%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (1.73%) CISM
5 6 (1.73%) Degree
6 5 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.86%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) CCIE
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.58%) MCSA
9 2 (0.58%) MCSE
9 2 (0.58%) MCTS
10 1 (0.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.53%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.88%) QA
3 6 (1.73%) COBIT
4 3 (0.86%) GDPR
4 3 (0.86%) IFRS
4 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.29%) NCSC
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (6.34%) Docker
2 6 (1.73%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.15%) HDFS
4 3 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (6.63%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.86%) Grafana
2 3 (0.86%) Oozie
2 3 (0.86%) Puppet
3 2 (0.58%) Ansible
3 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.58%) Terraform
4 1 (0.29%) Ambari
4 1 (0.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.66%) Google
3 30 (8.65%) Oracle
4 27 (7.78%) SAP
5 19 (5.48%) Informatica
5 19 (5.48%) Sparx
6 15 (4.32%) Databricks
7 12 (3.46%) Charles River
8 11 (3.17%) Cloudera
8 11 (3.17%) Tableau
9 10 (2.88%) IBM
9 10 (2.88%) SimCorp
10 9 (2.59%) Calypso
10 9 (2.59%) GoldenSource
11 8 (2.31%) Hortonworks
11 8 (2.31%) Talend
12 7 (2.02%) Alteryx
12 7 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.44%) MicroStrategy
14 4 (1.15%) Teradata