The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 273 354
Rank change year-on-year -64 +81  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 300 486 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.90% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.95% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 328 208
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.32%  
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £700 £741 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £510
% change year-on-year +10.52% -6.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £100.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +164.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £37.80

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Top 11 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 29 June 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 -58 284 £550 +2.32% 42
London -47 166 £575 - 19
UK excluding London -35 131 £525 +10.52% 23
North of England +43 40 £550 +15.78% 7
South East +1 38 £500 +6.66% 5
Midlands -14 16 £525 +5.00% 5
South West -12 13 £550 -13.89% 5
East of England -13 13 £588 +17.60% 1
Scotland -19 9 £493 +3.68%
Wales -3 3 £525 +20.05%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 288 (47.21%) Data Modelling
2 245 (40.16%) Data Architecture
3 187 (30.66%) Big Data
4 167 (27.38%) Data Warehouse
5 161 (26.39%) Business Intelligence
6 157 (25.74%) ETL
7 148 (24.26%) Finance
8 142 (23.28%) Data Management
9 141 (23.11%) Hadoop
10 132 (21.64%) Migration
11 123 (20.16%) Analytics
12 110 (18.03%) Data Quality
13 108 (17.70%) SQL
14 106 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
15 101 (16.56%) Oracle
16 97 (15.90%) Data Migration
17 85 (13.93%) Data Integration
18 77 (12.62%) SQL Server
19 71 (11.64%) TOGAF
20 70 (11.48%) Logical Data Model
21 69 (11.31%) Data Governance
22 67 (10.98%) Banking
23 63 (10.33%) Microsoft
24 62 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
25 56 (9.18%) Physical Data Model
26 54 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
27 52 (8.52%) Data Structures
27 52 (8.52%) NoSQL
28 50 (8.20%) MongoDB
28 50 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture

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 49 (8.03%) Apache Spark
2 30 (4.92%) SAS
3 10 (1.64%) Apache
4 6 (0.98%) Apache Pig
4 6 (0.98%) Apache Solr
5 5 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.66%) Confluence
7 3 (0.49%) CMS
7 3 (0.49%) FileNet
7 3 (0.49%) JBoss
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.16%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.16%) Predix
Applications
1 11 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.98%) SPSS
5 4 (0.66%) GNU Octave
5 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) NetSuite
1 4 (0.66%) SAP MDG
1 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.33%) Maximo
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.33%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.33%) Temenos Globus
3 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.64%) SaaS
5 9 (1.48%) PaaS
6 8 (1.31%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (0.82%) IaaS
9 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
10 3 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.49%) Office 365
10 3 (0.49%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.33%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.82%) Firewall
1 5 (0.82%) LAN
1 5 (0.82%) MPLS
1 5 (0.82%) WAN
2 3 (0.49%) DNS
2 3 (0.49%) Internet
2 3 (0.49%) Network Security
2 3 (0.49%) SAN
2 3 (0.49%) VPN
3 2 (0.33%) BGP
3 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.33%) DHCP
3 2 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.16%) FabricPath
4 1 (0.16%) Skype
4 1 (0.16%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (30.66%) Big Data
2 167 (27.38%) Data Warehouse
3 141 (23.11%) Hadoop
4 77 (12.62%) SQL Server
5 52 (8.52%) NoSQL
6 50 (8.20%) MongoDB
7 48 (7.87%) HBase
8 46 (7.54%) Relational Database
9 44 (7.21%) Apache Hive
10 34 (5.57%) RDBMS
10 34 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
14 21 (3.44%) Neo4j
15 19 (3.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 19 (3.11%) Power BI
15 19 (3.11%) QlikView
16 18 (2.95%) DB2
16 18 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (5.57%) ERwin
2 33 (5.41%) Talend Open Studio
3 15 (2.46%) PowerDesigner
4 6 (0.98%) JIRA
5 4 (0.66%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.49%) CA Gen
6 3 (0.49%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.49%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.33%) MagicDraw
7 2 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.16%) Hudson
8 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.16%) XMLSpy
General
1 148 (24.26%) Finance
2 67 (10.98%) Banking
3 35 (5.74%) Retail
4 28 (4.59%) Legal
5 14 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.13%) Marketing
7 9 (1.48%) Back Office
7 9 (1.48%) Billing
8 7 (1.15%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.98%) Publishing
10 5 (0.82%) Front Office
10 5 (0.82%) German Language
11 4 (0.66%) Law
12 3 (0.49%) Electronics
13 2 (0.33%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.10%) XML
2 19 (3.11%) Web Services
3 14 (2.30%) Kafka
3 14 (2.30%) Middleware
4 12 (1.97%) XSD
5 10 (1.64%) .NET
5 10 (1.64%) J2EE
5 10 (1.64%) REST
6 8 (1.31%) XML Messaging
6 8 (1.31%) XML Schema
7 7 (1.15%) WSDL
8 6 (0.98%) Node.js
9 5 (0.82%) PostGIS
9 5 (0.82%) SOAP
10 4 (0.66%) Apache Drill
10 4 (0.66%) Java EE
10 4 (0.66%) JSON
11 3 (0.49%) Django
11 3 (0.49%) NumPy
11 3 (0.49%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (8.52%) Data Structures
3 41 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 38 (6.23%) Management Information System
5 36 (5.90%) Reference Data
6 14 (2.30%) Taxonomies
7 12 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.31%) Replication
10 7 (1.15%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.98%) Equities
11 6 (0.98%) User Experience
12 5 (0.82%) Derivative
12 5 (0.82%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.82%) Life Science
12 5 (0.82%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.66%) Market Risk
13 4 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (3.77%) Linux
2 17 (2.79%) Unix
3 15 (2.46%) Windows
4 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.16%) Android
5 1 (0.16%) HPUX
5 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (47.21%) Data Modelling
2 245 (40.16%) Data Architecture
3 161 (26.39%) Business Intelligence
4 157 (25.74%) ETL
5 142 (23.28%) Data Management
6 132 (21.64%) Migration
7 123 (20.16%) Analytics
8 106 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (15.90%) Data Migration
10 85 (13.93%) Data Integration
11 71 (11.64%) TOGAF
12 70 (11.48%) Logical Data Model
13 69 (11.31%) Data Governance
14 62 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 56 (9.18%) Physical Data Model
16 50 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
17 48 (7.87%) Data Analytics
18 47 (7.70%) IT Strategy
19 46 (7.54%) Data Analysis
19 46 (7.54%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 108 (17.70%) SQL
2 49 (8.03%) Java
3 29 (4.75%) Python
4 24 (3.93%) R
5 22 (3.61%) Scala
6 15 (2.46%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.15%) C
9 6 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.82%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.82%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.66%) C++
11 4 (0.66%) Perl
12 3 (0.49%) C#
13 2 (0.33%) AWK
13 2 (0.33%) Korn
13 2 (0.33%) PHP
13 2 (0.33%) sed
13 2 (0.33%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.74%) Degree
4 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.33%) CCNA
5 2 (0.33%) CCNP
5 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.33%) CISSP
5 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.16%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.16%) CISA
6 1 (0.16%) CISM
6 1 (0.16%) CITP
6 1 (0.16%) IISP
6 1 (0.16%) ISACA
6 1 (0.16%) MBCS
6 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (18.03%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.77%) GDPR
3 11 (1.80%) ISO 20022
3 11 (1.80%) MiFID
4 5 (0.82%) QA
5 4 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.66%) IFRS
6 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.33%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.16%) EMIR
8 1 (0.16%) FATCA
8 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.64%) Apache Flume
1 10 (1.64%) HDFS
2 6 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.66%) vCloud
4 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.33%) Docker
6 1 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.15%) Oozie
2 5 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.33%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (0.33%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.16%) Kibana
4 1 (0.16%) logstash
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.16%) Packer
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 101 (16.56%) Oracle
2 63 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.70%) Informatica
4 46 (7.54%) Cloudera
5 40 (6.56%) Tableau
6 37 (6.07%) SAP
7 36 (5.90%) MapR
8 35 (5.74%) IBM
9 33 (5.41%) Talend
10 29 (4.75%) Teradata
11 23 (3.77%) Splunk
12 21 (3.44%) Nuix
13 13 (2.13%) Google
13 13 (2.13%) Netezza
13 13 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (1.97%) Ab Initio
14 12 (1.97%) Cisco
14 12 (1.97%) Cognos
14 12 (1.97%) MicroStrategy
14 12 (1.97%) VMware
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