The median contractor rate for a Database Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Architect
UK
Rank 583 608 601
Rank change year-on-year +25 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Database Architect 16 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.038% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.040% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 15
Median daily rate £550 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £363 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £498 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £600
% change year-on-year +22.22% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Database Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Database Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Database Architect in the UK

Database Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Database Architect in the UK

Database Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Database Architect over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Database Architect in the UK

Database Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Architect in the UK

Database Architect
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 16 £550 +25.71% 4
London +14 9 £560 +37.84% 4
North West +23 3 - -
South East +19 3 £550 -
Lancashire - 3 - -
City of London - 2 £613 - 1
Preston - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £550 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Havant - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 - -

Database Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Database Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Database Architect in the job title.

1 19 (54.29%) SQL
1 19 (54.29%) Oracle
2 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
3 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
3 11 (31.43%) Data Modelling
3 11 (31.43%) Finance
4 9 (25.71%) ETL
4 9 (25.71%) Data Architecture
5 8 (22.86%) Hadoop
5 8 (22.86%) NoSQL
5 8 (22.86%) Migration
5 8 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) Banking
6 7 (20.00%) Big Data
7 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (17.14%) QA
8 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 5 (14.29%) Database Tuning
9 4 (11.43%) Product Management
9 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
9 4 (11.43%) Data Structures
9 4 (11.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (11.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.43%) SOA

Database Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (11.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) Anypoint
3 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Taleo
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
1 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
3 8 (22.86%) Hadoop
3 8 (22.86%) NoSQL
4 7 (20.00%) Big Data
5 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (11.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (11.43%) RDBMS
7 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
8 3 (8.57%) MySQL
8 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (8.57%) TKPROF
9 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
9 2 (5.71%) DB2
9 2 (5.71%) Informix
9 2 (5.71%) KDB
9 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Toad
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.86%) Redmine
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.71%) Electronics
5 2 (5.71%) Marketing
5 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.86%) Advertising
6 1 (2.86%) German Language
6 1 (2.86%) Publishing
6 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
1 4 (11.43%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (5.71%) Java EE
3 2 (5.71%) LAMP
3 2 (5.71%) RESTful
3 2 (5.71%) Velocity
3 2 (5.71%) WebCenter
4 1 (2.86%) Celery
4 1 (2.86%) Django
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Structures
2 3 (8.57%) Market Risk
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Fintech
3 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Data Modelling
2 9 (25.71%) Data Architecture
2 9 (25.71%) ETL
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (22.86%) Migration
4 5 (14.29%) Database Tuning
4 5 (14.29%) SDLC
5 4 (11.43%) Data Management
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (11.43%) Product Management
5 4 (11.43%) Scrum
5 4 (11.43%) SOA
6 3 (8.57%) Analytics
6 3 (8.57%) BDD
6 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.57%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
6 3 (8.57%) Stress Testing
6 3 (8.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.57%) Perl
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) R
5 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Hyperion
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) Netezza
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) Cognos
4 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.86%) Teradata