Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 323 319
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 779 686 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.75% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.79% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 459 572
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.77% -0.95%
10th Percentile £438 £425 £413
90th Percentile £750 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - £56.88
10th Percentile £55.00 - £48.19
90th Percentile £68.00 - £65.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £56.88

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 95,880 86,503 101,518
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.88% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,022 56,274 65,535
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,959 2,959 3,321
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.19 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 26 April 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 15 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 26 April 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 -19 710 £575 +0.88% 103
London -33 390 £600 +4.35% 60
UK excluding London +39 377 £550 +5.77% 46
South East -9 128 £550 +5.77% 14
North of England +28 81 £550 +9.89% 7
North West -11 45 £600 +19.88% 6
Midlands -5 44 £525 +5.00% 4
Scotland -6 44 £550 +15.79% 3
East of England +4 32 £575 +4.55% 7
South West +3 32 £525 -4.55% 11
Yorkshire -2 28 £575 +15.00% 1
West Midlands -7 27 £475 -5.00%
Wales -1 17 £420 -16.00%
East Midlands -5 17 £550 +10.00% 4
North East +30 11 £610 -6.15%

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 358 (45.96%) Data Modelling
2 322 (41.34%) Data Architecture
3 246 (31.58%) Big Data
4 212 (27.21%) Data Warehouse
5 186 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (23.36%) Hadoop
7 173 (22.21%) Business Intelligence
8 170 (21.82%) Analytics
9 147 (18.87%) ETL
9 147 (18.87%) SQL
10 132 (16.94%) Data Integration
11 130 (16.69%) Data Management
12 129 (16.56%) Finance
13 126 (16.17%) Data Governance
14 123 (15.79%) Migration
15 118 (15.15%) Data Quality
15 118 (15.15%) Apache Spark
16 116 (14.89%) Oracle
17 101 (12.97%) SQL Server
18 98 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
18 98 (12.58%) NoSQL
19 94 (12.07%) Logical Data Model
20 86 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
21 85 (10.91%) Apache Hive
22 83 (10.65%) Data Analysis
23 80 (10.27%) TOGAF
24 77 (9.88%) Data Migration
25 75 (9.63%) Kafka
26 74 (9.50%) Data Security
26 74 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 118 (15.15%) Apache Spark
2 36 (4.62%) Apache
3 28 (3.59%) Apache Pig
4 19 (2.44%) SAS
5 12 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.03%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.64%) Confluence
10 4 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.51%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.26%) CMS
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.13%) K2 blackpearl
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Blender
6 1 (0.13%) InVision
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) SAP MDG
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.39%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.39%) Summit
3 3 (0.39%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG-F
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 98 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (2.57%) Amazon EMR
5 18 (2.31%) Amazon S3
5 18 (2.31%) SaaS
6 16 (2.05%) Amazon Kinesis
6 16 (2.05%) PaaS
7 13 (1.67%) IaaS
8 9 (1.16%) Serverless
9 8 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.64%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 2 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.26%) BlueKai
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.93%) Firewall
2 7 (0.90%) Network Security
3 6 (0.77%) SMS
3 6 (0.77%) WAN
4 4 (0.51%) MPLS
4 4 (0.51%) VLAN
5 3 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.39%) HTTP
5 3 (0.39%) LAN
5 3 (0.39%) SSL
5 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.39%) Wireless
6 2 (0.26%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.26%) Intelligent Network
6 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.26%) PSTN
6 2 (0.26%) VPN
6 2 (0.26%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (31.58%) Big Data
2 212 (27.21%) Data Warehouse
3 182 (23.36%) Hadoop
4 101 (12.97%) SQL Server
5 98 (12.58%) NoSQL
6 85 (10.91%) Apache Hive
7 69 (8.86%) Data Lake
8 60 (7.70%) HBase
8 60 (7.70%) Relational Database
9 37 (4.75%) Power BI
10 36 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (4.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 33 (4.24%) MongoDB
12 30 (3.85%) Sqoop
13 28 (3.59%) RDBMS
14 27 (3.47%) Amazon Redshift
15 25 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
16 24 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (2.57%) Impala
18 19 (2.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 47 (6.03%) ERwin
2 22 (2.82%) PowerDesigner
3 10 (1.28%) JIRA
4 9 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.03%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.64%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.51%) ER Studio
8 4 (0.51%) Toad
8 4 (0.51%) VersionOne
9 3 (0.39%) Subversion
10 2 (0.26%) XMLSpy
11 1 (0.13%) Appium
11 1 (0.13%) GitLab
11 1 (0.13%) IBM UrbanCode
11 1 (0.13%) Selenium
11 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 129 (16.56%) Finance
2 61 (7.83%) Banking
3 36 (4.62%) Marketing
4 28 (3.59%) Retail
5 27 (3.47%) Legal
6 23 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.41%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.16%) Games
10 9 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.90%) Law
12 6 (0.77%) Electronics
12 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.77%) Publishing
13 5 (0.64%) Back Office
14 3 (0.39%) Automotive
14 3 (0.39%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.39%) Front Office
15 2 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (9.63%) Kafka
2 46 (5.91%) XML
3 29 (3.72%) Middleware
4 20 (2.57%) XSD
5 18 (2.31%) Web Services
6 16 (2.05%) JSON
7 15 (1.93%) XML Schema
8 14 (1.80%) .NET
9 11 (1.41%) Spark Streaming
10 10 (1.28%) J2EE
10 10 (1.28%) RESTful
11 9 (1.16%) Apache Avro
12 7 (0.90%) Natural Language Processing
12 7 (0.90%) SOAP
13 6 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (0.64%) REST
14 5 (0.64%) Spring
15 4 (0.51%) Akka
15 4 (0.51%) React
15 4 (0.51%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.62%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.62%) Reference Data
3 35 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.36%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.05%) Taxonomies
6 15 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.90%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.77%) Replication
11 6 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.64%) iPad
12 5 (0.64%) NHS
13 4 (0.51%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 28 (3.59%) Linux
2 21 (2.70%) Unix
3 16 (2.05%) Windows
4 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.26%) Solaris
4 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (45.96%) Data Modelling
2 322 (41.34%) Data Architecture
3 186 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (22.21%) Business Intelligence
5 170 (21.82%) Analytics
6 147 (18.87%) ETL
7 132 (16.94%) Data Integration
8 130 (16.69%) Data Management
9 126 (16.17%) Data Governance
10 123 (15.79%) Migration
11 94 (12.07%) Logical Data Model
12 83 (10.65%) Data Analysis
13 80 (10.27%) TOGAF
14 77 (9.88%) Data Migration
15 74 (9.50%) Data Security
15 74 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 71 (9.11%) Master Data Management
17 68 (8.73%) Enterprise Architecture
18 66 (8.47%) Physical Data Model
18 66 (8.47%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 147 (18.87%) SQL
2 73 (9.37%) Java
3 65 (8.34%) Python
4 44 (5.65%) Scala
5 29 (3.72%) R
6 18 (2.31%) T-SQL
7 15 (1.93%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.28%) C#
10 8 (1.03%) C
11 7 (0.90%) Ruby
12 2 (0.26%) C++
12 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.26%) SAS Macro
12 2 (0.26%) U-SQL
13 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.13%) COBOL
13 1 (0.13%) Go
13 1 (0.13%) Java 8
13 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.39%) SC Cleared
3 23 (2.95%) Degree
4 8 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
5 7 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.39%) CISSP
8 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.26%) SSCP
10 1 (0.13%) CISA
10 1 (0.13%) CISM
10 1 (0.13%) CRISC
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PMP
10 1 (0.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (15.15%) Data Quality
2 45 (5.78%) GDPR
3 12 (1.54%) QA
4 8 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.77%) MiFID
6 5 (0.64%) HL7
7 4 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.51%) EMIR
7 4 (0.51%) GCP
8 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.26%) IFRS
9 2 (0.26%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.13%) PSD2
10 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (4.62%) Apache Flume
2 35 (4.49%) HDFS
3 13 (1.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.90%) Docker
5 5 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.51%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (4.62%) Oozie
2 15 (1.93%) Hadoop YARN
3 9 (1.16%) Ansible
3 9 (1.16%) Terraform
4 7 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.64%) Consul
5 5 (0.64%) Mesos
5 5 (0.64%) Packer
5 5 (0.64%) Puppet
6 3 (0.39%) Ambari
7 2 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.13%) Grafana
8 1 (0.13%) Graphite
8 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 116 (14.89%) Oracle
2 64 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 53 (6.80%) Cloudera
4 39 (5.01%) Tableau
5 33 (4.24%) SAP
6 31 (3.98%) Informatica
7 25 (3.21%) IBM
7 25 (3.21%) Talend
8 21 (2.70%) Google
9 18 (2.31%) Hortonworks
10 17 (2.18%) Teradata
11 13 (1.67%) Ab Initio
12 10 (1.28%) MapR
13 9 (1.16%) Splunk
14 8 (1.03%) Alteryx
15 7 (0.90%) CA
15 7 (0.90%) Capita
15 7 (0.90%) Cognos
15 7 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (0.77%) VMware