Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Data Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Architecture over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 315 361
Rank change year-on-year -82 +46 +65
Contract jobs citing Data Architecture 639 795 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.81% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.95% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 568 494
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £400 £413 £393
90th Percentile £725 £700 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £518 £505
% change year-on-year +0.24% +2.48% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +2.86% -53.33%
10th Percentile £16.40 £18.00 £17.25
90th Percentile £104.60 £31.60 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

Data Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,599 84,098 90,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.60% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,535 55,446 59,633
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,426 2,078 2,364
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +5.10% +4.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

Data Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Data Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Architecture in the UK

Data Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Architecture.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architecture in the UK

Data Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architecture over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architecture in the UK

Data Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architecture.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architecture in the UK

Data Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architecture over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Architecture in the UK

Data Architecture
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 Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -84 620 £550 - 129
UK excluding London -42 342 £519 +0.24% 93
London -83 292 £575 +1.32% 42
South East -50 126 £550 +22.22% 18
North of England -43 77 £483 -11.47% 26
East of England +23 47 £525 -19.23% 5
South West -8 47 £525 -8.70% 20
North West -28 47 £440 -27.87% 16
Midlands -20 30 £525 -3.58% 18
Yorkshire -54 26 £538 +2.38% 6
West Midlands -13 24 £525 -1.41% 9
Scotland -13 13 £400 -15.79% 1
East Midlands -9 5 £363 -34.09% 9
North East -12 5 £625 +2.46% 4
Wales -25 3 £475 -17.39%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Data Architecture.

1 245 (38.34%) Data Modelling
2 198 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (27.54%) Data Warehouse
4 175 (27.39%) SQL
5 171 (26.76%) Big Data
6 166 (25.98%) Business Intelligence
7 163 (25.51%) Finance
8 156 (24.41%) Analytics
9 135 (21.13%) Data Management
10 129 (20.19%) Data Quality
11 126 (19.72%) ETL
12 124 (19.41%) Migration
13 117 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
14 114 (17.84%) Hadoop
15 104 (16.28%) Data Integration
16 102 (15.96%) Data Governance
17 88 (13.77%) Data Migration
17 88 (13.77%) Microsoft
18 82 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
19 80 (12.52%) Oracle
20 78 (12.21%) Data Analysis
21 74 (11.58%) SQL Server
22 72 (11.27%) Security Cleared
22 72 (11.27%) NoSQL
23 68 (10.64%) Python
24 64 (10.02%) Data Strategy
25 62 (9.70%) Reference Data
26 60 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
26 60 (9.39%) Data Lake
27 59 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture

Data Architecture
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 53 (8.29%) Apache Spark
2 28 (4.38%) SAS
3 24 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.82%) Apache
5 17 (2.66%) Apache Solr
6 16 (2.50%) CMS
7 13 (2.03%) Confluence
7 13 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.72%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.31%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.31%) Documentum
11 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.16%) Captiva
12 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.16%) Mule
12 1 (0.16%) PowerExchange
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.72%) SAP HR
3 10 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.56%) Workday HCM
4 8 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.94%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.63%) Fredhopper
7 2 (0.31%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.31%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.31%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 82 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.91%) Office 365
4 21 (3.29%) SaaS
5 14 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
9 7 (1.10%) GitHub
9 7 (1.10%) PaaS
9 7 (1.10%) Serverless
10 6 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.94%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 6 (0.94%) IaaS
11 4 (0.63%) Boomi
11 4 (0.63%) Trello
12 3 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.03%) Kerberos
2 9 (1.41%) Skype
3 4 (0.63%) Firewall
3 4 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (0.63%) SMS
4 3 (0.47%) ATM
4 3 (0.47%) Intranet
4 3 (0.47%) SSL
4 3 (0.47%) VPN
5 2 (0.31%) DNS
5 2 (0.31%) HTTP
5 2 (0.31%) VLAN
5 2 (0.31%) Wireless
6 1 (0.16%) DHCP
6 1 (0.16%) LAN
6 1 (0.16%) MPLS
6 1 (0.16%) MVNO
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) VPLS
6 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (27.54%) Data Warehouse
2 171 (26.76%) Big Data
3 114 (17.84%) Hadoop
4 74 (11.58%) SQL Server
5 72 (11.27%) NoSQL
6 60 (9.39%) Data Lake
7 52 (8.14%) Relational Database
8 45 (7.04%) Apache Hive
9 38 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (5.01%) HBase
10 32 (5.01%) MongoDB
10 32 (5.01%) Power BI
11 30 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 29 (4.54%) BusinessObjects
13 24 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (3.60%) OLAP
15 19 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 15 (2.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (5.95%) ERwin
2 28 (4.38%) JIRA
3 19 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.66%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.03%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.88%) IntelliJ
7 11 (1.72%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.63%) PowerDesigner
9 4 (0.63%) Rational Rose
9 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.47%) Subversion
11 2 (0.31%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.31%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.31%) Maven
11 2 (0.31%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Ivy
12 1 (0.16%) GitLab
General
1 163 (25.51%) Finance
2 48 (7.51%) Retail
3 32 (5.01%) Banking
4 16 (2.50%) Marketing
4 16 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.56%) Legal
7 6 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.94%) Law
7 6 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.78%) Games
8 5 (0.78%) Military
9 4 (0.63%) Automotive
9 4 (0.63%) Back Office
9 4 (0.63%) Electronics
9 4 (0.63%) Front Office
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 330 (51.64%) Architect
2 228 (35.68%) Data Architect
3 65 (10.17%) Developer
4 59 (9.23%) Analyst
5 49 (7.67%) Solutions Architect
6 42 (6.57%) Data Engineer
7 37 (5.79%) Data Analyst
8 26 (4.07%) Project Manager
9 25 (3.91%) Data Modeller
9 25 (3.91%) Enterprise Architect
9 25 (3.91%) Technical Architect
10 24 (3.76%) Information Architect
11 22 (3.44%) Lead Architect
12 20 (3.13%) Data Manager
12 20 (3.13%) Senior Architect
13 16 (2.50%) Big Data Architect
13 16 (2.50%) Consultant
13 16 (2.50%) Lead Data Architect
14 14 (2.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (2.19%) Enterprise Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.79%) Kafka
2 30 (4.69%) XML
3 20 (3.13%) JSON
4 18 (2.82%) REST
5 14 (2.19%) Node.js
5 14 (2.19%) Web Services
6 12 (1.88%) Drools
6 12 (1.88%) Spring
6 12 (1.88%) Spring Boot
7 10 (1.56%) .NET
7 10 (1.56%) Apache Camel
8 9 (1.41%) Middleware
8 9 (1.41%) XSD
9 7 (1.10%) HTML
9 7 (1.10%) HTML5
9 7 (1.10%) React
10 6 (0.94%) MDX
10 6 (0.94%) XML Schema
11 5 (0.78%) RESTful
12 4 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 117 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (9.70%) Reference Data
3 33 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 31 (4.85%) Data Structures
5 26 (4.07%) Taxonomies
6 16 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.03%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.41%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.25%) NHS
13 7 (1.10%) Data Centre
13 7 (1.10%) EPoS
14 5 (0.78%) Fintech
14 5 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
16 3 (0.47%) Clustering
16 3 (0.47%) FMCG
16 3 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.85%) Unix
2 25 (3.91%) Linux
3 16 (2.50%) Windows
4 15 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.16%) CentOS
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (38.34%) Data Modelling
2 198 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (25.98%) Business Intelligence
4 156 (24.41%) Analytics
5 135 (21.13%) Data Management
6 126 (19.72%) ETL
7 124 (19.41%) Migration
8 104 (16.28%) Data Integration
9 102 (15.96%) Data Governance
10 88 (13.77%) Data Migration
11 78 (12.21%) Data Analysis
12 64 (10.02%) Data Strategy
13 59 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
14 57 (8.92%) Master Data Management
14 57 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 55 (8.61%) Logical Data Model
15 55 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
15 55 (8.61%) Project Management
16 54 (8.45%) Metadata Management
17 52 (8.14%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 175 (27.39%) SQL
2 68 (10.64%) Python
3 58 (9.08%) Java
4 24 (3.76%) JavaScript
5 19 (2.97%) R
6 17 (2.66%) C#
7 16 (2.50%) Java 8
8 15 (2.35%) Scala
8 15 (2.35%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.88%) Natural
10 11 (1.72%) VBA
11 10 (1.56%) C
12 9 (1.41%) MATLAB
12 9 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.41%) VB
13 8 (1.25%) C++
13 8 (1.25%) Go
13 8 (1.25%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.94%) ES6
Qualifications
1 72 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.85%) Degree
4 9 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (0.94%) CISM
6 6 (0.94%) CISSP
7 5 (0.78%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.31%) CEH
10 2 (0.31%) PhD
10 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.31%) PMP
11 1 (0.16%) MCITP
11 1 (0.16%) MCSE
11 1 (0.16%) MCTS
11 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (20.19%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.91%) QA
3 16 (2.50%) GDPR
4 6 (0.94%) PMO
5 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.31%) GxP
6 2 (0.31%) IFRS
7 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.16%) EMIR
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) MiFID
7 1 (0.16%) SLA
7 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (2.35%) Docker
2 14 (2.19%) HDFS
3 9 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.41%) XenApp
3 9 (1.41%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.10%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (3.60%) Terraform
2 13 (2.03%) Ansible
3 12 (1.88%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.88%) Puppet
4 8 (1.25%) Oozie
4 8 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.63%) Consul
5 4 (0.63%) MIIS
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle Flashback
5 4 (0.63%) Packer
5 4 (0.63%) SCCM
6 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.31%) Ambari
7 2 (0.31%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) Grafana
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 88 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 80 (12.52%) Oracle
3 56 (8.76%) SAP
4 42 (6.57%) Informatica
5 27 (4.23%) Tableau
6 19 (2.97%) Talend
7 17 (2.66%) Ab Initio
8 15 (2.35%) Google
9 12 (1.88%) Software AG
9 12 (1.88%) TIBCO
9 12 (1.88%) Workday
10 11 (1.72%) Alteryx
10 11 (1.72%) Cloudera
10 11 (1.72%) IBM
11 10 (1.56%) CA
11 10 (1.56%) Citrix
11 10 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.41%) Avaya
13 7 (1.10%) Teradata
14 6 (0.94%) MapR