Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 337 379
Rank change year-on-year +21 +42 -16
Contract jobs citing Data Architecture 783 653 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.68% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.81% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 461 454
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.54% -1.67%
10th Percentile £413 £405 £375
90th Percentile £688 £700 £694
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.45% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
UK median hourly rate £57.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £52.48 - £25.40
90th Percentile £79.10 - £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.50 - £37.50

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 83,462 80,467 89,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.78% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,891 53,304 57,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,947 2,244 2,718
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -2.00% +25.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +24 732 £550 - 135
London -28 408 £575 - 78
UK excluding London +97 360 £523 +2.45% 69
South East +29 141 £500 -11.50% 23
North of England +97 102 £525 +0.96% 18
North West +31 54 £610 +13.49% 10
Yorkshire +39 42 £523 +4.50% 6
South West +6 40 £550 +14.58% 10
Scotland +2 32 £500 +11.11% 7
Midlands 0 29 £515 +5.32% 2
North East +65 20 £475 - 2
West Midlands +8 17 £500 +2.41% 1
East Midlands +5 12 £550 +21.68% 1
East of England -12 10 £575 +24.32% 4
Wales - 7 £600 - 5

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Architecture.

1 341 (43.55%) Data Modelling
2 216 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (27.33%) SQL
4 191 (24.39%) Big Data
5 188 (24.01%) Data Management
6 165 (21.07%) ETL
7 162 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
8 155 (19.80%) Oracle
9 150 (19.16%) Finance
10 139 (17.75%) Migration
11 138 (17.62%) Data Warehouse
12 136 (17.37%) Data Quality
13 132 (16.86%) Hadoop
14 119 (15.20%) Analytics
15 117 (14.94%) Java
16 113 (14.43%) Data Analysis
17 107 (13.67%) Data Governance
18 104 (13.28%) Security Cleared
19 103 (13.15%) TOGAF
20 102 (13.03%) Microsoft
21 99 (12.64%) Data Integration
21 99 (12.64%) Data Migration
22 97 (12.39%) Apache Spark
23 91 (11.62%) Master Data Management
24 83 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
25 82 (10.47%) HBase
26 80 (10.22%) SQL Server
27 78 (9.96%) Banking
28 74 (9.45%) Data Strategy
29 73 (9.32%) Python

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 97 (12.39%) Apache Spark
2 48 (6.13%) Apache Solr
3 34 (4.34%) SharePoint
4 31 (3.96%) SAS
5 30 (3.83%) Apache
6 18 (2.30%) Confluence
7 10 (1.28%) Apache Pig
8 8 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.51%) JBoss
11 4 (0.51%) Mule
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.26%) GeoServer
14 1 (0.13%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (2.81%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.04%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.15%) ReMetrica
3 8 (1.02%) Workday HCM
4 6 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.38%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.26%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.13%) Magento
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 72 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.43%) SaaS
4 16 (2.04%) PaaS
5 15 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.40%) IaaS
7 9 (1.15%) GitHub
7 9 (1.15%) Slack
7 9 (1.15%) Trello
8 8 (1.02%) Office 365
9 7 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.64%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.26%) Serverless
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.87%) Kerberos
2 13 (1.66%) Intranet
3 11 (1.40%) SSL
4 7 (0.89%) HTTP
5 6 (0.77%) SMS
5 6 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.38%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.26%) DOCSIS
7 2 (0.26%) SAN
7 2 (0.26%) SDH
7 2 (0.26%) WAN
8 1 (0.13%) AMQP
8 1 (0.13%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.13%) DNS
8 1 (0.13%) Firewall
8 1 (0.13%) LAN
8 1 (0.13%) Network Security
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
8 1 (0.13%) VPN
8 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (24.39%) Big Data
2 138 (17.62%) Data Warehouse
3 132 (16.86%) Hadoop
4 82 (10.47%) HBase
5 80 (10.22%) SQL Server
6 63 (8.05%) NoSQL
7 61 (7.79%) Relational Database
8 41 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (4.09%) Apache Hive
12 31 (3.96%) IBM InfoSphere
13 30 (3.83%) BusinessObjects
14 27 (3.45%) RDBMS
15 24 (3.07%) Oracle Database
16 23 (2.94%) MongoDB
17 22 (2.81%) Data Lake
18 20 (2.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 20 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (2.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (3.96%) JIRA
2 30 (3.83%) ERwin
3 29 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 18 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.40%) Subversion
6 10 (1.28%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.02%) PowerDesigner
8 7 (0.89%) IntelliJ
8 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.77%) GitLab
10 5 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.38%) JMeter
12 3 (0.38%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.38%) ProC
12 3 (0.38%) Selenium
12 3 (0.38%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.26%) Hudson
13 2 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
13 2 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 150 (19.16%) Finance
2 78 (9.96%) Banking
3 71 (9.07%) Retail
4 31 (3.96%) Marketing
5 25 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.43%) Legal
9 13 (1.66%) Front Office
10 8 (1.02%) Back Office
10 8 (1.02%) Electronics
10 8 (1.02%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.89%) Advertising
11 7 (0.89%) Publishing
12 6 (0.77%) Law
13 5 (0.64%) French Language
13 5 (0.64%) Local Government
14 4 (0.51%) Games
14 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 451 (57.60%) Architect
2 321 (41.00%) Data Architect
3 92 (11.75%) Developer
4 91 (11.62%) Analyst
5 59 (7.54%) Solutions Architect
6 47 (6.00%) Data Engineer
7 42 (5.36%) Data Analyst
8 38 (4.85%) Business Analyst
9 34 (4.34%) Enterprise Architect
10 33 (4.21%) Big Data Architect
10 33 (4.21%) Technical Architect
11 27 (3.45%) Senior Developer
12 26 (3.32%) Senior Architect
13 25 (3.19%) Big Data Engineer
14 24 (3.07%) Big Data Developer
14 24 (3.07%) Enterprise Data Architect
14 24 (3.07%) Senior Data Architect
15 23 (2.94%) Data Modeller
15 23 (2.94%) Java Developer
16 22 (2.81%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.56%) Kafka
2 57 (7.28%) REST
3 51 (6.51%) XML
4 42 (5.36%) Spring
5 36 (4.60%) JSON
6 35 (4.47%) Spring Boot
7 31 (3.96%) Drools
8 26 (3.32%) Middleware
9 23 (2.94%) Web Services
10 16 (2.04%) .NET
11 15 (1.92%) Apache Camel
11 15 (1.92%) TinkerPop
12 14 (1.79%) JDBC
12 14 (1.79%) SOAP
13 12 (1.53%) XSD
14 9 (1.15%) HTML
14 9 (1.15%) RESTful
15 7 (0.89%) Akka
15 7 (0.89%) CSS
15 7 (0.89%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.28%) Data Structures
3 50 (6.39%) Management Information System
4 48 (6.13%) Reference Data
5 26 (3.32%) Algorithms
6 20 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.30%) Taxonomies
8 11 (1.40%) Fixed Income
9 10 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.28%) NHS
9 10 (1.28%) Reinsurance
10 8 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.02%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.77%) User Experience
12 5 (0.64%) Equities
12 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.51%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.07%) Unix
2 21 (2.68%) Linux
3 8 (1.02%) Windows
4 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.38%) AIX
5 3 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.26%) Android
7 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (43.55%) Data Modelling
2 216 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (24.01%) Data Management
4 165 (21.07%) ETL
5 162 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
6 139 (17.75%) Migration
7 119 (15.20%) Analytics
8 113 (14.43%) Data Analysis
9 107 (13.67%) Data Governance
10 103 (13.15%) TOGAF
11 99 (12.64%) Data Integration
11 99 (12.64%) Data Migration
12 91 (11.62%) Master Data Management
13 74 (9.45%) Data Strategy
14 69 (8.81%) Logical Data Model
15 67 (8.56%) Scrum
16 63 (8.05%) Data Mapping
17 61 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 48 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
19 47 (6.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 214 (27.33%) SQL
2 117 (14.94%) Java
3 73 (9.32%) Python
4 48 (6.13%) Scala
5 42 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 35 (4.47%) PL/SQL
7 25 (3.19%) R
8 24 (3.07%) Shell Script
9 22 (2.81%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.04%) C
11 15 (1.92%) Gremlin
12 14 (1.79%) C#
13 10 (1.28%) C++
13 10 (1.28%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.02%) PHP
15 6 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.64%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.64%) Ruby
16 5 (0.64%) SAS Macro
17 4 (0.51%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 104 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 59 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 48 (6.13%) Degree
4 19 (2.43%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.02%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) MCSD
10 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) MCSE
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.13%) OCP
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (17.37%) Data Quality
2 51 (6.51%) GDPR
3 30 (3.83%) QA
4 11 (1.40%) MiFID
5 7 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.77%) HL7
7 4 (0.51%) EMIR
7 4 (0.51%) GCP
8 3 (0.38%) COBIT
8 3 (0.38%) PMO
8 3 (0.38%) SEPA
9 2 (0.26%) IFRS
9 2 (0.26%) SLA
10 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.13%) GAAP
10 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (7.41%) HDFS
2 35 (4.47%) Docker
3 21 (2.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.79%) Apache Flume
5 9 (1.15%) Oracle Clusterware
5 9 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.13%) Varnish
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (3.19%) Ansible
2 22 (2.81%) Kubernetes
3 18 (2.30%) Terraform
4 9 (1.15%) Data Guard
4 9 (1.15%) Oracle Flashback
4 9 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (0.89%) Ambari
5 7 (0.89%) SCCM
6 6 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.64%) Oozie
7 5 (0.64%) Puppet
8 3 (0.38%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.38%) AppDNA
8 3 (0.38%) SCOM
9 1 (0.13%) MOM
9 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.13%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 155 (19.80%) Oracle
2 102 (13.03%) Microsoft
3 58 (7.41%) IBM
4 36 (4.60%) Informatica
5 34 (4.34%) SAP
6 29 (3.70%) Tableau
7 25 (3.19%) Hortonworks
8 22 (2.81%) Cloudera
9 21 (2.68%) Teradata
10 18 (2.30%) Google
11 17 (2.17%) JDA
12 13 (1.66%) Ab Initio
13 10 (1.28%) Talend
13 10 (1.28%) Workday
14 9 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (1.02%) CA
15 8 (1.02%) Cognos
16 6 (0.77%) Cisco
16 6 (0.77%) Citrix
16 6 (0.77%) VMware