Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 389 308 339
Rank change year-on-year -81 +31 +60
Contract jobs citing Data Architecture 676 861 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.84% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.98% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 631 505
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £386 £413 £400
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £524 £500
% change year-on-year +0.24% +4.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £53.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.63% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.88 £53.75 -
% change year-on-year -42.55% - -

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 90,418 88,119 87,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.77% 85.88% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,907 58,813 57,686
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,315 2,058 2,464
UK median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.58 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -80 647 £550 - 128
UK excluding London -24 369 £525 +0.24% 84
London -77 301 £575 - 54
South East -37 127 £515 +8.42% 23
North of England -49 80 £500 -6.54% 13
Midlands +5 59 £575 +5.80% 19
South West -14 58 £500 -9.09% 15
West Midlands +11 42 £530 +0.47% 15
North West -26 40 £500 -18.03% 9
Yorkshire -35 33 £625 +19.05% 1
East of England +8 23 £525 -17.65% 4
East Midlands +2 16 £650 +18.18% 4
Wales -21 13 £525 -8.70% 2
Scotland -17 12 £400 -17.95% 6
North East -23 9 £525 -4.55% 3

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 287 (42.46%) Data Modelling
2 210 (31.07%) SQL
3 200 (29.59%) Big Data
4 172 (25.44%) Analytics
5 171 (25.30%) Data Warehouse
6 168 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (22.49%) ETL
8 150 (22.19%) Business Intelligence
9 134 (19.82%) Migration
9 134 (19.82%) Data Management
10 118 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
11 117 (17.31%) Data Quality
12 116 (17.16%) Finance
13 115 (17.01%) Hadoop
14 101 (14.94%) Data Migration
15 95 (14.05%) Data Integration
16 93 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
16 93 (13.76%) Microsoft
17 92 (13.61%) Python
18 89 (13.17%) NoSQL
19 86 (12.72%) Relational Database
20 78 (11.54%) SQL Server
21 77 (11.39%) Oracle
22 75 (11.09%) Data Science
23 74 (10.95%) Data Governance
24 69 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
25 63 (9.32%) Security Cleared
25 63 (9.32%) Data Analysis
26 61 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
26 61 (9.02%) Data Lake

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 60 (8.88%) Apache Spark
2 36 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.40%) SAS
4 20 (2.96%) Apache
5 14 (2.07%) Confluence
6 13 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.78%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.89%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.44%) CMS
13 2 (0.30%) Documentum
14 1 (0.15%) Appian
14 1 (0.15%) Captiva
14 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.15%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.15%) Luigi
14 1 (0.15%) Mule
Applications
1 29 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (2.81%) Workday HCM
2 16 (2.37%) SAP HR
3 11 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.59%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.44%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.30%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.30%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.30%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.15%) Magento
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 93 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.11%) Office 365
4 20 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (2.81%) SaaS
6 13 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.78%) PaaS
8 10 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.18%) IaaS
9 8 (1.18%) iPaaS
10 7 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (0.89%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 6 (0.89%) GitHub
11 6 (0.89%) Serverless
12 5 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.59%) Boomi
13 4 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.92%) Kerberos
2 9 (1.33%) Skype
3 8 (1.18%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (0.89%) VPN
5 4 (0.59%) ATM
5 4 (0.59%) Firewall
5 4 (0.59%) Internet
6 3 (0.44%) Intranet
7 2 (0.30%) Wireless
8 1 (0.15%) DNS
8 1 (0.15%) HTTP
8 1 (0.15%) MPLS
8 1 (0.15%) MVNO
8 1 (0.15%) SAN
8 1 (0.15%) SMS
8 1 (0.15%) SSL
8 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.15%) VLAN
8 1 (0.15%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (29.59%) Big Data
2 171 (25.30%) Data Warehouse
3 115 (17.01%) Hadoop
4 89 (13.17%) NoSQL
5 86 (12.72%) Relational Database
6 78 (11.54%) SQL Server
7 61 (9.02%) Data Lake
8 46 (6.80%) Apache Hive
9 41 (6.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (4.88%) Power BI
11 32 (4.73%) HBase
12 28 (4.14%) MongoDB
13 25 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
15 22 (3.25%) MS Access
16 20 (2.96%) OLAP
17 19 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
18 17 (2.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (6.07%) ERwin
2 22 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.25%) JIRA
3 15 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.78%) Maven
5 10 (1.48%) Ant
5 10 (1.48%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (1.48%) Gradle
5 10 (1.48%) PowerDesigner
6 9 (1.33%) IntelliJ
6 9 (1.33%) Toad
7 8 (1.18%) ER Studio
8 7 (1.04%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.59%) XMLSpy
11 3 (0.44%) Rational Rose
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 116 (17.16%) Finance
2 35 (5.18%) Retail
3 28 (4.14%) Banking
4 25 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.81%) Marketing
6 14 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.07%) Legal
7 10 (1.48%) Back Office
8 9 (1.33%) Front Office
9 8 (1.18%) Military
10 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.44%) Games
11 3 (0.44%) Law
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 339 (50.15%) Architect
2 247 (36.54%) Data Architect
3 81 (11.98%) Analyst
4 61 (9.02%) Developer
5 57 (8.43%) Data Analyst
5 57 (8.43%) Data Engineer
6 51 (7.54%) Solutions Architect
7 32 (4.73%) Enterprise Architect
8 27 (3.99%) Consultant
9 26 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 25 (3.70%) Administrator
11 21 (3.11%) Big Data Architect
11 21 (3.11%) Senior Architect
12 19 (2.81%) Lead Architect
13 18 (2.66%) Data Modeller
13 18 (2.66%) Migration Analyst
14 17 (2.51%) Big Data Engineer
14 17 (2.51%) Technical Architect
15 16 (2.37%) Data Migration Analyst
15 16 (2.37%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.21%) XML
2 36 (5.33%) JSON
3 35 (5.18%) Kafka
4 28 (4.14%) .NET
5 23 (3.40%) Web Services
6 19 (2.81%) SOAP
7 18 (2.66%) REST
8 15 (2.22%) XSD
9 14 (2.07%) RESTful
10 10 (1.48%) Java EE
11 9 (1.33%) Drools
11 9 (1.33%) Middleware
11 9 (1.33%) Spring
11 9 (1.33%) Spring Boot
12 7 (1.04%) Apache Camel
12 7 (1.04%) Node.js
13 5 (0.74%) React
14 4 (0.59%) Apache Avro
14 4 (0.59%) EDI
14 4 (0.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 118 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.95%) Management Information System
3 46 (6.80%) Reference Data
4 42 (6.21%) Data Structures
5 34 (5.03%) Taxonomies
6 15 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.07%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.33%) Market Risk
9 8 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.18%) Derivative
9 8 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
11 6 (0.89%) NHS
12 5 (0.74%) PKI
12 5 (0.74%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.59%) User Experience
14 3 (0.44%) FMCG
14 3 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.36%) Linux
1 43 (6.36%) Unix
2 14 (2.07%) Windows
3 11 (1.63%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.44%) Solaris
6 2 (0.30%) CentOS
6 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (42.46%) Data Modelling
2 172 (25.44%) Analytics
3 168 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (22.49%) ETL
5 150 (22.19%) Business Intelligence
6 134 (19.82%) Data Management
6 134 (19.82%) Migration
7 101 (14.94%) Data Migration
8 95 (14.05%) Data Integration
9 75 (11.09%) Data Science
10 74 (10.95%) Data Governance
11 63 (9.32%) Data Analysis
12 61 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 58 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
14 57 (8.43%) Data Analytics
14 57 (8.43%) Data Strategy
15 56 (8.28%) Logical Data Model
16 53 (7.84%) Master Data Management
17 51 (7.54%) TOGAF
18 50 (7.40%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 210 (31.07%) SQL
2 92 (13.61%) Python
3 53 (7.84%) Java
4 49 (7.25%) R
5 25 (3.70%) C#
6 24 (3.55%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.25%) Scala
8 19 (2.81%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.51%) C++
10 14 (2.07%) VB
11 13 (1.92%) Java 8
12 12 (1.78%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.18%) C
13 8 (1.18%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.18%) VBA
14 7 (1.04%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.74%) Go
15 5 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.59%) ES6
16 4 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.62%) Degree
4 10 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.59%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.59%) PhD
9 3 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.30%) CEH
10 2 (0.30%) CISM
10 2 (0.30%) CISSP
10 2 (0.30%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.30%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.15%) MCITP
11 1 (0.15%) MCTS
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (17.31%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.40%) GDPR
3 22 (3.25%) QA
4 5 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.74%) PMO
5 4 (0.59%) ISO 15022
5 4 (0.59%) ISO 20022
5 4 (0.59%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.30%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.30%) EMIR
6 2 (0.30%) GxP
6 2 (0.30%) IFRS
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) PSD2
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (3.11%) HDFS
2 13 (1.92%) Docker
3 10 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.48%) Apache Flume
4 8 (1.18%) XenApp
4 8 (1.18%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (2.37%) Terraform
2 12 (1.78%) Ansible
2 12 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.33%) Oozie
4 4 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.59%) Puppet
5 3 (0.44%) Ganglia
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.44%) Nagios
6 2 (0.30%) Ambari
6 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 93 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 77 (11.39%) Oracle
3 54 (7.99%) SAP
4 28 (4.14%) Google
4 28 (4.14%) Informatica
4 28 (4.14%) Tableau
5 26 (3.85%) Teradata
6 24 (3.55%) Workday
7 23 (3.40%) Cloudera
7 23 (3.40%) Talend
8 17 (2.51%) Hortonworks
9 14 (2.07%) Ab Initio
9 14 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.18%) Avaya
10 8 (1.18%) Citrix
11 7 (1.04%) Databricks
12 5 (0.74%) MapR
12 5 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.59%) Adobe
13 4 (0.59%) Alteryx