Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 385 340
Rank change year-on-year +32 -45 +48
Contract jobs citing Data Architecture 689 560 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.61% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.72% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 354 554
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £424 £413 £388
90th Percentile £728 £709 £736
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +261.11% +2.86% -29.29%
10th Percentile £27.65 £18.00 £17.25
90th Percentile £110.00 £18.00 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +75.00% - -

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 85,690 77,288 89,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.78% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,471 50,569 59,063
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,072 2,278
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.92% +25.99%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +18 645 £563 +2.27% 119
London +19 375 £600 +4.35% 51
UK excluding London +38 309 £525 +5.00% 72
South East -20 93 £550 +12.82% 34
North of England -6 72 £524 -4.77% 12
East of England +24 40 £550 -4.35% 1
North West +5 40 £514 -6.59% 6
South West +7 38 £525 -1.87% 3
Scotland -17 35 £475 - 1
Yorkshire -2 28 £513 -6.82% 4
Midlands -8 26 £475 -10.80% 18
West Midlands 0 21 £475 -9.09% 13
Wales -19 6 £650 +30.00% 2
North East 0 5 £625 +11.11% 2
East Midlands -8 5 £363 -32.87% 5

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 290 (42.09%) Data Modelling
2 235 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (29.46%) Data Warehouse
4 189 (27.43%) Big Data
5 183 (26.56%) Finance
6 173 (25.11%) SQL
7 162 (23.51%) Data Management
8 159 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
9 149 (21.63%) Analytics
10 144 (20.90%) Data Quality
11 143 (20.75%) Data Governance
12 142 (20.61%) ETL
13 137 (19.88%) Hadoop
14 129 (18.72%) Data Integration
15 122 (17.71%) Migration
16 102 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
17 94 (13.64%) NoSQL
18 90 (13.06%) Oracle
19 89 (12.92%) SQL Server
20 85 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
21 82 (11.90%) Security Cleared
22 80 (11.61%) Microsoft
23 78 (11.32%) Data Migration
23 78 (11.32%) Data Analysis
23 78 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
24 77 (11.18%) Logical Data Model
25 74 (10.74%) TOGAF
26 73 (10.60%) Master Data Management
27 70 (10.16%) Physical Data Model
28 68 (9.87%) Data Strategy

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 66 (9.58%) Apache Spark
2 39 (5.66%) SAS
3 32 (4.64%) Apache
4 27 (3.92%) Apache Pig
5 16 (2.32%) CMS
6 12 (1.74%) Apache Solr
7 10 (1.45%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.31%) Confluence
9 7 (1.02%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.29%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.29%) nginx
12 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.15%) Moodle
Applications
1 15 (2.18%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.87%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.44%) ReMetrica
4 3 (0.44%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.29%) Relativity
5 2 (0.29%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) Revive Adserver
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 85 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.06%) SaaS
4 23 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (1.89%) Office 365
5 13 (1.89%) PaaS
5 13 (1.89%) Serverless
6 12 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
6 12 (1.74%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (0.87%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.87%) IaaS
8 5 (0.73%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 4 (0.58%) Slack
9 4 (0.58%) Trello
10 2 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.16%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.87%) SMS
2 6 (0.87%) SSL
3 4 (0.58%) HTTP
3 4 (0.58%) LAN
3 4 (0.58%) Skype
3 4 (0.58%) VPN
3 4 (0.58%) WAN
4 3 (0.44%) Firewall
4 3 (0.44%) MPLS
4 3 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (0.44%) VLAN
5 2 (0.29%) AMQP
5 2 (0.29%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.29%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.29%) SAN
5 2 (0.29%) SMTP
5 2 (0.29%) SNMP
5 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (29.46%) Data Warehouse
2 189 (27.43%) Big Data
3 137 (19.88%) Hadoop
4 94 (13.64%) NoSQL
5 89 (12.92%) SQL Server
6 66 (9.58%) Data Lake
7 61 (8.85%) Apache Hive
8 55 (7.98%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (7.84%) Relational Database
10 45 (6.53%) MongoDB
11 41 (5.95%) HBase
12 30 (4.35%) MySQL
13 26 (3.77%) Power BI
14 23 (3.34%) BusinessObjects
15 22 (3.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 22 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (3.05%) RDBMS
17 20 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
18 19 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 18 (2.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 43 (6.24%) ERwin
2 21 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.90%) JIRA
3 20 (2.90%) Visual Studio
4 15 (2.18%) PowerDesigner
5 14 (2.03%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.45%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.16%) Subversion
9 7 (1.02%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.44%) Hudson
11 3 (0.44%) Toad
12 2 (0.29%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.29%) GitLab
12 2 (0.29%) Maven
12 2 (0.29%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.29%) XMLSpy
13 1 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
13 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
General
1 183 (26.56%) Finance
2 52 (7.55%) Banking
3 39 (5.66%) Marketing
4 36 (5.22%) Retail
5 18 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.47%) Legal
7 16 (2.32%) Law
8 14 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.60%) Games
9 11 (1.60%) Publishing
9 11 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.02%) Back Office
12 6 (0.87%) Electronics
12 6 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.87%) Front Office
13 5 (0.73%) Advertising
13 5 (0.73%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.58%) Automotive
15 3 (0.44%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 420 (60.96%) Architect
2 296 (42.96%) Data Architect
3 71 (10.30%) Solutions Architect
4 61 (8.85%) Analyst
5 57 (8.27%) Developer
6 44 (6.39%) Data Engineer
7 39 (5.66%) Technical Architect
8 35 (5.08%) Enterprise Architect
9 30 (4.35%) Data Analyst
10 26 (3.77%) Big Data Architect
10 26 (3.77%) Lead Architect
10 26 (3.77%) Senior Architect
11 24 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
11 24 (3.48%) Enterprise Data Architect
12 22 (3.19%) Data Modeller
13 21 (3.05%) Lead Data Architect
14 20 (2.90%) Business Analyst
14 20 (2.90%) Data Manager
14 20 (2.90%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.81%) Kafka
2 33 (4.79%) XML
3 20 (2.90%) Middleware
4 18 (2.61%) JSON
5 17 (2.47%) REST
6 13 (1.89%) Web Services
7 12 (1.74%) XML Schema
8 11 (1.60%) HTML
9 10 (1.45%) Node.js
10 9 (1.31%) CSS
10 9 (1.31%) HTML5
10 9 (1.31%) RESTful
10 9 (1.31%) Spring
10 9 (1.31%) XSD
11 8 (1.16%) Drools
11 8 (1.16%) React
11 8 (1.16%) Spring Boot
12 7 (1.02%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.02%) Apache Camel
12 7 (1.02%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 102 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.55%) Reference Data
3 28 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.48%) Data Structures
5 18 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.18%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.18%) Mainframe
8 13 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.31%) Equities
9 9 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.31%) NHS
9 9 (1.31%) Taxonomies
10 7 (1.02%) EPoS
10 7 (1.02%) User Experience
11 6 (0.87%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.87%) Replication
11 6 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.77%) Linux
2 25 (3.63%) Unix
3 16 (2.32%) Windows
4 8 (1.16%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.44%) Android
6 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (42.09%) Data Modelling
2 235 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (23.51%) Data Management
4 159 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 149 (21.63%) Analytics
6 143 (20.75%) Data Governance
7 142 (20.61%) ETL
8 129 (18.72%) Data Integration
9 122 (17.71%) Migration
10 78 (11.32%) Data Analysis
10 78 (11.32%) Data Migration
11 77 (11.18%) Logical Data Model
12 74 (10.74%) TOGAF
13 73 (10.60%) Master Data Management
14 70 (10.16%) Physical Data Model
15 68 (9.87%) Data Strategy
16 64 (9.29%) Visualisation
17 63 (9.14%) Enterprise Architecture
18 60 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 59 (8.56%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (25.11%) SQL
2 67 (9.72%) Java
3 66 (9.58%) Python
4 32 (4.64%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.34%) Scala
6 21 (3.05%) R
7 16 (2.32%) PL/SQL
8 14 (2.03%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.74%) C
9 12 (1.74%) C#
9 12 (1.74%) Natural
9 12 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.31%) Go
10 9 (1.31%) Ruby
11 8 (1.16%) Java 8
12 6 (0.87%) ES6
13 5 (0.73%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.58%) C++
14 4 (0.58%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 82 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.68%) Degree
4 11 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
6 9 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.02%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.87%) CISM
8 6 (0.87%) CISSP
8 6 (0.87%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.29%) MCSE
12 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.15%) CCNP
13 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (20.90%) Data Quality
2 38 (5.52%) GDPR
3 19 (2.76%) QA
4 7 (1.02%) GCP
5 5 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.44%) HL7
7 3 (0.44%) PMO
8 2 (0.29%) MiFID
8 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.15%) GAAP
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.15%) SEPA
9 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (3.19%) Apache Flume
2 16 (2.32%) Docker
3 11 (1.60%) HDFS
4 10 (1.45%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.44%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.44%) vSphere
7 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.29%) Varnish
7 2 (0.29%) XenApp
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (3.05%) Terraform
2 20 (2.90%) Oozie
3 11 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.60%) Puppet
4 9 (1.31%) Ansible
5 8 (1.16%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.02%) Consul
6 7 (1.02%) Packer
6 7 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.58%) MIIS
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Flashback
7 4 (0.58%) SCCM
8 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.44%) vRealize
9 1 (0.15%) Ambari
9 1 (0.15%) Grafana
9 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.15%) Kibana
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 90 (13.06%) Oracle
2 80 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 39 (5.66%) Informatica
4 36 (5.22%) SAP
5 29 (4.21%) Talend
6 27 (3.92%) Tableau
7 25 (3.63%) Google
8 22 (3.19%) Alteryx
9 17 (2.47%) IBM
10 15 (2.18%) Cloudera
11 14 (2.03%) Ab Initio
12 13 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.74%) CA
13 12 (1.74%) Software AG
13 12 (1.74%) Teradata
13 12 (1.74%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.87%) Cisco
14 6 (0.87%) Citrix
15 5 (0.73%) Netezza
15 5 (0.73%) VMware