Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Database Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Database Architect
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 864 833
Rank change year-on-year +29 -31 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Database Architect 52 27 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.026% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.027% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 37
UK median daily rate £550 £563 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £375 £425 £344
90th Percentile £720 £696 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £514 £575 £450
% change year-on-year -10.70% +27.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.22% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Database Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Database Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Database Architect in the UK

Database Architect
Top 9 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +42 51 £550 - 2
London +18 37 £560 +17.89% 1
UK excluding London +24 12 £514 -10.70% 1
North of England +59 6 £577 -14.52% 1
North West - 5 £577 - 1
South East +2 2 - -
South West -8 2 £350 -20.00%
East of England -20 2 £450 -
North East +55 1 - -

Database Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 28 (53.85%) SQL Server
1 28 (53.85%) Data Modelling
2 21 (40.38%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (38.46%) SQL
4 14 (26.92%) Oracle
4 14 (26.92%) Oracle Database
5 13 (25.00%) Data Management
6 12 (23.08%) Reference Data
7 11 (21.15%) Logical Data Model
7 11 (21.15%) Data Analysis
7 11 (21.15%) Management Information System
8 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (19.23%) Physical Data Model
8 10 (19.23%) IT Strategy
8 10 (19.23%) Master Data Management
8 10 (19.23%) MongoDB
9 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
9 9 (17.31%) Data Structures
9 9 (17.31%) Geospatial Data
9 9 (17.31%) GIS
9 9 (17.31%) Linux
9 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (17.31%) Python
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 8 (15.38%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (13.46%) Data Architecture
11 7 (13.46%) MySQL
11 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
11 7 (13.46%) C
11 7 (13.46%) Java

Database Architect Skill Set
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 3 (5.77%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.77%) SPSS
3 1 (1.92%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon S3
1 3 (5.77%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (5.77%) Serverless
2 1 (1.92%) BIME
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (26.92%) Oracle Database
3 10 (19.23%) MongoDB
4 9 (17.31%) Geospatial Data
4 9 (17.31%) GIS
5 7 (13.46%) MySQL
5 7 (13.46%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (9.62%) NoSQL
7 4 (7.69%) Apache Hive
7 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
7 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
8 3 (5.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (5.77%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (5.77%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (5.77%) QGIS
8 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.77%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) ERwin
2 2 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
2 4 (7.69%) Publishing
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Local Government
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 4 (7.69%) Spring
2 4 (7.69%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) XML
3 3 (5.77%) J2EE
4 2 (3.85%) COM+
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) HTML5
4 2 (3.85%) Struts
4 2 (3.85%) XSD
4 2 (3.85%) XSLT
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.92%) CSS3
5 1 (1.92%) Django
5 1 (1.92%) J2SE
5 1 (1.92%) JSON
5 1 (1.92%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.92%) REST
5 1 (1.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (23.08%) Reference Data
3 11 (21.15%) Management Information System
4 9 (17.31%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.77%) Linked Data
5 3 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.85%) Hedge funds
6 2 (3.85%) RIA
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.92%) Fintech
7 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) AIX
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Data Modelling
2 13 (25.00%) Data Management
3 11 (21.15%) Data Analysis
3 11 (21.15%) Logical Data Model
4 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (19.23%) IT Strategy
4 10 (19.23%) Master Data Management
4 10 (19.23%) Physical Data Model
5 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (13.46%) Data Architecture
7 6 (11.54%) ETL
7 6 (11.54%) Migration
8 5 (9.62%) Analytics
8 5 (9.62%) Statistics
9 4 (7.69%) Data Mapping
9 4 (7.69%) Database Security
9 4 (7.69%) High Availability
9 4 (7.69%) Investment Management
9 4 (7.69%) Software Architecture
9 4 (7.69%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) Python
3 7 (13.46%) C
3 7 (13.46%) Java
3 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.62%) VB
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) Perl
5 4 (7.69%) R
5 4 (7.69%) VBA
6 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.77%) C#
6 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.85%) XPath
8 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) COBIT
3 1 (1.92%) GDPR
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.92%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Data Guard
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) IBM
4 4 (7.69%) Advent
4 4 (7.69%) Bloomberg
5 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.85%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (3.85%) Sybase
6 2 (3.85%) Teradata
6 2 (3.85%) VMware
7 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.92%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Tableau