The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Architect
UK
Rank 320 295 286
Rank change year-on-year -25 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 292 394 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.75% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.78% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 258 236
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £695 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £511 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.25% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.88 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Data Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 271 £575 +9.52% 49
London -31 145 £600 +9.09% 29
South East +5 60 £523 +4.50% 9
City of London -2 25 £638 +15.90% 10
Berkshire +11 24 £569 +13.75% 2
North West +33 15 £533 -3.18% 1
Hampshire +20 12 £487 -18.87% 2
South West -2 12 £495 -1.00%
Bracknell +4 11 £600 +14.28%
East of England -9 11 £545 +14.73% 4
Wales - 11 £500 - 1
South Wales - 11 £500 - 1
Southampton +12 10 £462 -23.04% 1
East Midlands +4 10 £540 +20.00% 3
Canary Wharf +5 8 £615 +24.55%
West Midlands +17 7 £500 -9.09% 1
Manchester +14 7 £700 +27.27% 1
West Sussex +7 7 £500 -3.84% 1
Cardiff - 7 £500 - 1
Bristol +1 6 £738 +96.66%
Reading +17 5 £700 +40.00%
Surrey +15 5 £525 +19.31% 2
Norfolk +7 5 £563 +18.42%
East Sussex +6 5 £575 +38.55%
Brighton +3 5 £575 -
Oxfordshire 0 5 £550 - 1
Lancashire - 5 £501 -
Scotland +19 4 £475 -5.00% 2
West Yorkshire +18 4 £413 -37.50% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 4 £490 +3.15%

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 383 (48.42%) Data Modelling
2 301 (38.05%) Data Architecture
3 229 (28.95%) Big Data
4 209 (26.42%) Finance
5 200 (25.28%) Hadoop
6 192 (24.27%) Data Warehouse
7 178 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
8 177 (22.38%) ETL
9 156 (19.72%) SQL
9 156 (19.72%) Data Management
10 134 (16.94%) Analytics
11 132 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
12 129 (16.31%) Oracle
12 129 (16.31%) Migration
13 118 (14.92%) Banking
14 111 (14.03%) Data Integration
15 109 (13.78%) SQL Server
16 100 (12.64%) Data Quality
17 94 (11.88%) TOGAF
18 92 (11.63%) Data Governance
19 86 (10.87%) Logical Data Model
20 84 (10.62%) NoSQL
21 81 (10.24%) Data Migration
22 80 (10.11%) Apache Hive
22 80 (10.11%) Apache Spark
23 77 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
24 74 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
25 67 (8.47%) Physical Data Model
26 66 (8.34%) Data Structures
27 65 (8.22%) MongoDB

Data Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 80 (10.11%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.67%) Apache Pig
3 24 (3.03%) SAS
4 22 (2.78%) Apache
5 18 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.01%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.63%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.38%) Mule
9 3 (0.38%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.25%) Confluence
10 2 (0.25%) JBoss
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.13%) FileNet
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.52%) MS Office
4 9 (1.14%) MS Project
5 4 (0.51%) GNU Octave
5 4 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.26%) SAP MDG
2 6 (0.76%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.64%) PaaS
4 12 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.39%) SaaS
6 10 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (1.14%) IaaS
7 9 (1.14%) Office 365
8 8 (1.01%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
11 4 (0.51%) GitHub
12 3 (0.38%) Amazon Glacier
12 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.39%) Firewall
2 10 (1.26%) Internet
2 10 (1.26%) WAN
3 9 (1.14%) MPLS
3 9 (1.14%) SAN
4 8 (1.01%) LAN
5 7 (0.88%) DNS
5 7 (0.88%) VPN
6 6 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.63%) BGP
7 5 (0.63%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.63%) OSPF
8 4 (0.51%) HTTP
8 4 (0.51%) VoIP
9 3 (0.38%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.38%) FTP
9 3 (0.38%) IPsec
9 3 (0.38%) IPv6
9 3 (0.38%) LDAP
9 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (28.95%) Big Data
2 200 (25.28%) Hadoop
3 192 (24.27%) Data Warehouse
4 109 (13.78%) SQL Server
5 84 (10.62%) NoSQL
6 80 (10.11%) Apache Hive
7 65 (8.22%) MongoDB
8 56 (7.08%) HBase
9 49 (6.19%) Relational Database
10 46 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (4.17%) QlikView
12 33 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
14 27 (3.41%) Data Lake
14 27 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (3.03%) OLAP
16 23 (2.91%) RDBMS
17 22 (2.78%) Power BI
17 22 (2.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 38 (4.80%) ERwin
2 26 (3.29%) Talend Open Studio
3 16 (2.02%) PowerDesigner
4 5 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.51%) JIRA
5 4 (0.51%) Selenium
6 3 (0.38%) JMeter
6 3 (0.38%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.25%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.25%) MagicDraw
7 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Continuum
8 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 209 (26.42%) Finance
2 118 (14.92%) Banking
3 60 (7.59%) Retail
4 29 (3.67%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.78%) Legal
7 21 (2.65%) Marketing
8 10 (1.26%) Publishing
9 9 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.88%) Law
10 7 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.76%) Advertising
11 6 (0.76%) Back Office
11 6 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.51%) Games
13 3 (0.38%) Billing
13 3 (0.38%) Electronics
13 3 (0.38%) German Language
14 2 (0.25%) Front Office
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.69%) Kafka
2 43 (5.44%) XML
3 25 (3.16%) .NET
3 25 (3.16%) Web Services
4 19 (2.40%) XSD
5 13 (1.64%) J2EE
5 13 (1.64%) Middleware
5 13 (1.64%) REST
6 12 (1.52%) SOAP
6 12 (1.52%) XML Schema
7 10 (1.26%) JSON
8 9 (1.14%) RESTful
9 8 (1.01%) HTML
9 8 (1.01%) XSLT
10 7 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.76%) CSS
11 6 (0.76%) PostGIS
11 6 (0.76%) XML Messaging
12 5 (0.63%) FpML
12 5 (0.63%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (8.34%) Data Structures
3 52 (6.57%) Data Centre
4 51 (6.45%) Reference Data
5 50 (6.32%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.28%) Taxonomies
7 14 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.52%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.52%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.52%) User Experience
9 11 (1.39%) Replication
10 10 (1.26%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.63%) FMCG
13 5 (0.63%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.51%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.79%) Windows
2 25 (3.16%) Linux
3 24 (3.03%) Unix
4 9 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.38%) AIX
6 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.13%) Android
7 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) HPUX
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (48.42%) Data Modelling
2 301 (38.05%) Data Architecture
3 178 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
4 177 (22.38%) ETL
5 156 (19.72%) Data Management
6 134 (16.94%) Analytics
7 132 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
8 129 (16.31%) Migration
9 111 (14.03%) Data Integration
10 94 (11.88%) TOGAF
11 92 (11.63%) Data Governance
12 86 (10.87%) Logical Data Model
13 81 (10.24%) Data Migration
14 77 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 67 (8.47%) Physical Data Model
16 58 (7.33%) Data Analysis
17 55 (6.95%) SOA
18 51 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
18 51 (6.45%) Master Data Management
19 46 (5.82%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 156 (19.72%) SQL
2 48 (6.07%) Java
3 35 (4.42%) Python
4 34 (4.30%) R
5 27 (3.41%) Scala
6 15 (1.90%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.52%) C++
8 10 (1.26%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.88%) Perl
10 6 (0.76%) MATLAB
10 6 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.63%) C
11 5 (0.63%) C#
11 5 (0.63%) PHP
12 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.38%) Ruby
13 2 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.25%) Lisp
13 2 (0.25%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.13%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 52 (6.57%) Degree
2 51 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.01%) PMP
5 7 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.51%) CCIE
7 4 (0.51%) CCNP
7 4 (0.51%) ISACA
7 4 (0.51%) PhD
7 4 (0.51%) SANS
8 3 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) CCNA
10 1 (0.13%) CCDP
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) MCSA
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (12.64%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.77%) FATCA
3 13 (1.64%) ISO20022
4 11 (1.39%) GDPR
4 11 (1.39%) MiFID
5 8 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.88%) IFRS
7 6 (0.76%) QA
8 5 (0.63%) IFRS 9
8 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.51%) SLA
10 2 (0.25%) COBIT
10 2 (0.25%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.13%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.13%) PMO
11 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (2.91%) Apache Flume
2 13 (1.64%) HDFS
3 5 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.38%) vCloud
6 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (1.77%) Oozie
2 8 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
3 5 (0.63%) Puppet
4 4 (0.51%) Ambari
5 3 (0.38%) Ansible
6 2 (0.25%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.13%) Control-M
7 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) Nagios
7 1 (0.13%) SCCM
7 1 (0.13%) SCOM
7 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 129 (16.31%) Oracle
2 57 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 49 (6.19%) SAP
4 44 (5.56%) Informatica
5 41 (5.18%) Tableau
6 31 (3.92%) Cloudera
6 31 (3.92%) IBM
6 31 (3.92%) Teradata
7 28 (3.54%) Netezza
8 26 (3.29%) Talend
9 22 (2.78%) MapR
10 21 (2.65%) Hortonworks
11 19 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (2.15%) Splunk
13 14 (1.77%) Cisco
14 12 (1.52%) Cognos
14 12 (1.52%) Nuix
15 11 (1.39%) VMware
16 10 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
17 9 (1.14%) Ab Initio
London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + -
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £475 - £500 per day + £90pd expenses
Posted: 5 days ago