Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 370 323 270
Rank change year-on-year -47 -53 +105
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 655 786 1,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.79% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.83% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 528 677
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £456 £425 £425
90th Percentile £750 £738 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £536 £548 £520
% change year-on-year -2.05% +5.29% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -30.00% +20.77%
10th Percentile £67.50 £21.00 £46.60
90th Percentile £72.50 £61.00 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -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 21 October 2018.

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
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 21 October 2018. 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 -65 605 £575 - 115
London -27 340 £600 +2.13% 56
UK excluding London -83 302 £536 -2.05% 67
South East -62 100 £550 - 21
North of England -79 51 £625 +8.32% 17
South West -17 46 £525 -4.55% 5
Midlands -15 36 £525 -3.18% 10
East of England +17 30 £550 -5.17% 6
West Midlands -7 29 £525 -2.78% 6
North West -45 26 £650 +6.56% 11
Scotland -30 23 £519 +3.75% 3
Yorkshire -49 22 £675 +13.68% 6
Wales -27 16 £485 -3.00% 4
East Midlands +4 6 £575 +5.60% 4
North East +1 6 £625 +2.46%
Northern Ireland +36 1 - - 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 266 (40.61%) Data Modelling
2 215 (32.82%) Big Data
3 213 (32.52%) Data Architecture
4 150 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
5 146 (22.29%) Finance
5 146 (22.29%) Analytics
6 145 (22.14%) Data Warehouse
7 144 (21.98%) Hadoop
8 143 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
9 132 (20.15%) SQL
10 111 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 105 (16.03%) Migration
12 88 (13.44%) Oracle
13 84 (12.82%) ETL
14 83 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
15 82 (12.52%) Apache Spark
16 80 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 79 (12.06%) SQL Server
18 78 (11.91%) Data Integration
19 73 (11.15%) Data Lake
20 72 (10.99%) NoSQL
21 69 (10.53%) Data Governance
21 69 (10.53%) Data Management
22 65 (9.92%) Apache Hive
23 64 (9.77%) Security Cleared
24 63 (9.62%) Microsoft
25 62 (9.47%) Data Quality
26 59 (9.01%) Kafka
27 58 (8.85%) Python
28 57 (8.70%) Data Migration

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 82 (12.52%) Apache Spark
2 32 (4.89%) Apache
3 21 (3.21%) Apache Pig
3 21 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.29%) SAS
5 12 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.37%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.31%) IIS
9 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.15%) Appian
10 1 (0.15%) Confluence
10 1 (0.15%) Documentum
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.15%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.15%) Mule
10 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 10 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (1.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.31%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 111 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
4 15 (2.29%) PaaS
5 14 (2.14%) Amazon Kinesis
6 13 (1.98%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.22%) Google Analytics
8 8 (1.22%) SaaS
9 7 (1.07%) Data Lake Analytics
10 6 (0.92%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.92%) IaaS
10 6 (0.92%) iPaaS
11 5 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.76%) Serverless
12 4 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.76%) Firewall
1 5 (0.76%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.61%) ATM
2 4 (0.61%) SMS
2 4 (0.61%) Wireless
3 2 (0.31%) BGP
3 2 (0.31%) Internet
3 2 (0.31%) Network Security
3 2 (0.31%) OSPF
3 2 (0.31%) WAN
4 1 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.15%) DAB
4 1 (0.15%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.15%) MPLS
4 1 (0.15%) NAS
4 1 (0.15%) SAN
4 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.15%) VPLS
4 1 (0.15%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (32.82%) Big Data
2 145 (22.14%) Data Warehouse
3 144 (21.98%) Hadoop
4 79 (12.06%) SQL Server
5 73 (11.15%) Data Lake
6 72 (10.99%) NoSQL
7 65 (9.92%) Apache Hive
8 44 (6.72%) Relational Database
9 43 (6.56%) HBase
10 39 (5.95%) MongoDB
11 37 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (5.04%) Impala
13 31 (4.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (4.73%) Power BI
14 20 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
15 19 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (2.75%) MySQL
16 18 (2.75%) RDBMS
17 17 (2.60%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 46 (7.02%) ERwin
2 5 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.76%) PowerDesigner
3 4 (0.61%) JIRA
4 3 (0.46%) ER Studio
4 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.31%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) Hudson
6 1 (0.15%) Moq
6 1 (0.15%) NUnit
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.15%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) Toad
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 146 (22.29%) Finance
2 54 (8.24%) Banking
3 39 (5.95%) Retail
4 20 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.44%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.98%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.53%) Back Office
7 10 (1.53%) Marketing
8 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.92%) Games
9 6 (0.92%) Law
10 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.61%) Advertising
11 4 (0.61%) Legal
12 3 (0.46%) Automotive
12 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.31%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
14 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.01%) Kafka
2 21 (3.21%) XML
3 16 (2.44%) Web Services
4 15 (2.29%) Spark Streaming
5 14 (2.14%) .NET
6 13 (1.98%) JSON
7 10 (1.53%) J2EE
8 9 (1.37%) Middleware
9 8 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (1.07%) Apache Avro
11 6 (0.92%) Node.js
12 5 (0.76%) PySpark
13 4 (0.61%) JSON Schema
13 4 (0.61%) REST
13 4 (0.61%) XML Schema
14 3 (0.46%) GraphQL
14 3 (0.46%) Natural Language Processing
14 3 (0.46%) SOAP
14 3 (0.46%) XSD
15 2 (0.31%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.95%) Data Centre
3 34 (5.19%) Reference Data
4 20 (3.05%) Data Structures
5 17 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.29%) Taxonomies
7 11 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.76%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.76%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.61%) Fintech
9 4 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.46%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.46%) Blog
10 3 (0.46%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.46%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.31%) Equities
11 2 (0.31%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (2.60%) Linux
2 11 (1.68%) Unix
3 7 (1.07%) Windows
4 1 (0.15%) Android
4 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.15%) Solaris
4 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (40.61%) Data Modelling
2 213 (32.52%) Data Architecture
3 150 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
4 146 (22.29%) Analytics
5 143 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (16.03%) Migration
7 84 (12.82%) ETL
8 80 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (11.91%) Data Integration
10 69 (10.53%) Data Governance
10 69 (10.53%) Data Management
11 57 (8.70%) Data Migration
12 55 (8.40%) Logical Data Model
13 50 (7.63%) Master Data Management
14 49 (7.48%) Physical Data Model
15 48 (7.33%) Data Science
16 47 (7.18%) Data Analytics
17 44 (6.72%) Data Analysis
18 42 (6.41%) Visualisation
19 39 (5.95%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (20.15%) SQL
2 58 (8.85%) Python
3 56 (8.55%) Java
4 38 (5.80%) Scala
5 20 (3.05%) R
6 9 (1.37%) C#
7 8 (1.22%) C++
8 7 (1.07%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.07%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.76%) Ruby
11 4 (0.61%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.31%) Java 8
12 2 (0.31%) Natural
12 2 (0.31%) Perl
12 2 (0.31%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.31%) U-SQL
12 2 (0.31%) VB
12 2 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.53%) Degree
4 7 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (0.46%) CCIE
5 3 (0.46%) CCIE Data Center
5 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.31%) CISSP
7 1 (0.15%) CCA
7 1 (0.15%) CCNA
7 1 (0.15%) CCNP
7 1 (0.15%) CEH
7 1 (0.15%) CISM
7 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.15%) PMP
7 1 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.47%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.05%) GDPR
3 15 (2.29%) QA
4 6 (0.92%) IFRS
4 6 (0.92%) ISO 20022
5 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.61%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 15022
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) GLP
8 1 (0.15%) GMP
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (3.36%) HDFS
2 21 (3.21%) Apache Flume
3 13 (1.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (1.07%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.46%) Docker
6 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (2.90%) Oozie
2 13 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (1.98%) Puppet
3 12 (1.83%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (1.07%) Ansible
5 4 (0.61%) Kibana
5 4 (0.61%) SCCM
6 3 (0.46%) Terraform
7 2 (0.31%) Consul
7 2 (0.31%) Packer
8 1 (0.15%) CASB
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.15%) logstash
8 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (13.44%) Oracle
2 63 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.41%) SAP
4 37 (5.65%) Cloudera
5 32 (4.89%) Informatica
6 29 (4.43%) Tableau
7 27 (4.12%) Google
8 20 (3.05%) Hortonworks
9 16 (2.44%) IBM
10 14 (2.14%) Talend
11 13 (1.98%) Ab Initio
11 13 (1.98%) Teradata
12 12 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.53%) MapR
14 8 (1.22%) TIBCO
15 7 (1.07%) CA
16 6 (0.92%) Adobe
16 6 (0.92%) Databricks
16 6 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
17 5 (0.76%) SaltStack