Period
to 12 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 279 361 318
Rank change year-on-year +82 -43 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 730 755 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.72% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.76% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 511 580
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £481 £425 £425
90th Percentile £763 £750 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £568 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +3.18% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 - £35.00

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 75,235 99,825 98,156
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.79% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,127 66,080 64,993
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,913 3,066 2,874
UK median hourly rate £19.41 £18.18 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% -2.77% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%

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 12 December 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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 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 +75 683 £588 +2.17% 124
London +86 366 £600 - 49
UK excluding London +62 355 £568 +3.18% 80
South East +18 98 £588 +6.82% 11
North of England +56 70 £550 -10.20% 31
Midlands +61 67 £550 +4.76% 15
South West +2 49 £575 +9.52% 6
West Midlands +50 45 £550 +6.80% 12
North West +16 37 £550 -15.38% 19
East of England +35 33 £594 +7.95% 12
Yorkshire +51 30 £550 -18.52% 11
Scotland +40 29 £500 -12.09% 2
East Midlands +29 20 £569 -10.78% 3
Wales +17 10 £625 +31.58%
North East +19 4 £663 +21.56% 1
Northern Ireland +2 2 - - 2

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 293 (40.14%) Data Modelling
2 261 (35.75%) Data Architecture
3 225 (30.82%) Azure
4 214 (29.32%) Analytics
5 210 (28.77%) Data Warehouse
6 179 (24.52%) Business Intelligence
7 175 (23.97%) SQL
8 165 (22.60%) Data Lake
9 161 (22.05%) Big Data
10 155 (21.23%) Migration
11 149 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
12 131 (17.95%) AWS
13 128 (17.53%) Data Governance
14 124 (16.99%) Finance
15 122 (16.71%) ETL
16 112 (15.34%) Data Management
17 106 (14.52%) Hadoop
18 105 (14.38%) Microsoft
19 89 (12.19%) Data Strategy
20 86 (11.78%) Power BI
20 86 (11.78%) Power Platform
20 86 (11.78%) Data Migration
21 84 (11.51%) Python
22 80 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
23 79 (10.82%) Apache Spark
24 78 (10.68%) SQL Server
25 75 (10.27%) Oracle
25 75 (10.27%) Data Integration
26 72 (9.86%) Data Analytics
26 72 (9.86%) Data Science

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 79 (10.82%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
2 9 (1.23%) OpenStack
3 7 (0.96%) Apache
4 6 (0.82%) SAS
5 4 (0.55%) Apache Solr
5 4 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.55%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.41%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.41%) SPSS
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (3.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.55%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.27%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Maximo
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) Primavera
6 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.14%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 225 (30.82%) Azure
2 131 (17.95%) AWS
3 86 (11.78%) Power Platform
4 66 (9.04%) Azure Data Factory
5 53 (7.26%) GCP
6 37 (5.07%) Serverless
7 27 (3.70%) PaaS
7 27 (3.70%) SaaS
8 24 (3.29%) Amazon S3
9 14 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
9 14 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (1.78%) Data Lake Analytics
11 12 (1.64%) Azure Machine Learning
12 10 (1.37%) Azure Functions
12 10 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.37%) IaaS
12 10 (1.37%) iPaaS
13 9 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.96%) GitHub
15 6 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.64%) WAN
2 11 (1.51%) Internet
3 9 (1.23%) ICMP
3 9 (1.23%) SNMP
3 9 (1.23%) Telnet
4 7 (0.96%) Cisco Firepower
5 5 (0.68%) BGP
6 4 (0.55%) Firewall
6 4 (0.55%) SAN
7 1 (0.14%) 3G
7 1 (0.14%) 4G
7 1 (0.14%) 5G
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.14%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (28.77%) Data Warehouse
2 165 (22.60%) Data Lake
3 161 (22.05%) Big Data
4 106 (14.52%) Hadoop
5 86 (11.78%) Power BI
6 78 (10.68%) SQL Server
7 64 (8.77%) NoSQL
8 55 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (5.89%) Apache Hive
10 40 (5.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 40 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (4.38%) Relational Database
12 30 (4.11%) MongoDB
12 30 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (3.97%) Amazon Redshift
13 29 (3.97%) MySQL
14 25 (3.42%) HBase
15 24 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
16 22 (3.01%) BigQuery
16 22 (3.01%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (2.47%) ERwin
2 10 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.37%) JIRA
2 10 (1.37%) PowerDesigner
3 8 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.82%) ER Studio
4 6 (0.82%) Maven
4 6 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.55%) Concordion
6 4 (0.55%) EasyMock
6 4 (0.55%) Gradle
6 4 (0.55%) Mockito
7 3 (0.41%) kappa
7 3 (0.41%) RStudio
7 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 124 (16.99%) Finance
2 46 (6.30%) Public Sector
3 34 (4.66%) Banking
4 29 (3.97%) Retail
5 27 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.88%) Legal
7 16 (2.19%) Marketing
8 10 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.10%) Advertising
11 7 (0.96%) Law
12 6 (0.82%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.68%) Automotive
13 5 (0.68%) Games
14 4 (0.55%) Electronics
14 4 (0.55%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.41%) Billing
16 2 (0.27%) Publishing
17 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.48%) Kafka
2 24 (3.29%) XML
3 21 (2.88%) JSON
4 20 (2.74%) Web Services
5 12 (1.64%) REST
6 7 (0.96%) Apache NiFi
7 6 (0.82%) .NET
7 6 (0.82%) SOAP
8 5 (0.68%) Gherkin
8 5 (0.68%) Spark Streaming
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (0.55%) XSD
10 3 (0.41%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (0.41%) NumPy
10 3 (0.41%) Pandas
10 3 (0.41%) PySpark
10 3 (0.41%) scikit-learn
11 2 (0.27%) D3.js
11 2 (0.27%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 39 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.56%) Data Structures
5 23 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (2.60%) User Experience
7 18 (2.47%) Public Cloud
7 18 (2.47%) Reference Data
8 12 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.51%) Taxonomies
9 11 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.23%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.96%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.82%) Replication
13 5 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.55%) Clustering
15 3 (0.41%) Biotechnology
15 3 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
16 2 (0.27%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (3.15%) Linux
2 16 (2.19%) Windows
3 12 (1.64%) Unix
4 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.55%) CentOS
5 4 (0.55%) Solaris
5 4 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.27%) VMS
6 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (40.14%) Data Modelling
2 261 (35.75%) Data Architecture
3 214 (29.32%) Analytics
4 179 (24.52%) Business Intelligence
5 155 (21.23%) Migration
6 149 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
7 128 (17.53%) Data Governance
8 122 (16.71%) ETL
9 112 (15.34%) Data Management
10 89 (12.19%) Data Strategy
11 86 (11.78%) Data Migration
12 80 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (10.27%) Data Integration
14 72 (9.86%) Data Analytics
14 72 (9.86%) Data Science
15 69 (9.45%) TOGAF
16 68 (9.32%) Master Data Management
17 65 (8.90%) Logical Data Model
18 54 (7.40%) Enterprise Architecture
19 53 (7.26%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 175 (23.97%) SQL
2 84 (11.51%) Python
3 37 (5.07%) Java
4 33 (4.52%) Scala
5 20 (2.74%) R
6 12 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 11 (1.51%) C#
7 11 (1.51%) Go
8 10 (1.37%) VBA
9 9 (1.23%) Kotlin
10 8 (1.10%) Perl
11 7 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.82%) C
13 5 (0.68%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.55%) HiveQL
14 4 (0.55%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.55%) XQuery
15 3 (0.41%) SPARQL
16 2 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 55 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 40 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.01%) Degree
4 16 (2.19%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.41%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.41%) CISSP
6 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.27%) PMP
8 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) CCDA
8 1 (0.14%) CCDP
8 1 (0.14%) CCIE
8 1 (0.14%) CCNP
8 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.14%) MBA
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.49%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.42%) GDPR
3 14 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.82%) QA
5 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 3 (0.41%) GLBA
5 3 (0.41%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.41%) NIST
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (3.29%) HDFS
2 9 (1.23%) Docker
3 5 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 22 (3.01%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.37%) Hadoop YARN
3 9 (1.23%) WMI
4 8 (1.10%) Ansible
5 7 (0.96%) Oozie
6 6 (0.82%) Terraform
7 4 (0.55%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.41%) CASB
8 3 (0.41%) Control-M
8 3 (0.41%) IBM Guardium
9 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.14%) Kibana
10 1 (0.14%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.14%) logstash
10 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.14%) Puppet
10 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 105 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.27%) Oracle
3 49 (6.71%) Tableau
4 47 (6.44%) Databricks
5 35 (4.79%) Cloudera
6 34 (4.66%) Informatica
6 34 (4.66%) SAP
7 31 (4.25%) Google
8 23 (3.15%) Sparx
9 20 (2.74%) Talend
10 15 (2.05%) IBM
10 15 (2.05%) Teradata
11 12 (1.64%) Cisco
12 9 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.82%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.82%) BiZZdesign
13 6 (0.82%) Hortonworks
13 6 (0.82%) VMware
14 5 (0.68%) Dell
14 5 (0.68%) MapR