Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Data Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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.

Lead Data Architect
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 837 855
Rank change year-on-year -13 +18 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Data Architect 28 57 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.054% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.057% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 23
UK median daily rate £610 £625 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.40% -3.85% +10.64%
10th Percentile £550 £513 £433
90th Percentile £755 £803 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £610 £638 £600
% change year-on-year -4.31% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +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% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
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 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Lead Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Data Architect in the UK

Lead Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Data Architect in the UK

Lead Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Data Architect over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Data Architect in the UK

Lead Data 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 Lead Data Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 -10 28 £610 -4.31% 1
London -31 15 £619 -1.00%
UK excluding London +28 13 £610 -4.31% 1
North of England +63 6 £610 -15.86%
Yorkshire +36 6 £610 -
North West +25 6 £610 -15.86%
North East - 6 £610 -
South East +6 5 - -
South West +4 2 £558 -7.08%

Lead Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Lead Data 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 Lead Data Architect in the job title.

1 18 (64.29%) Data Architecture
1 18 (64.29%) Big Data
2 17 (60.71%) Data Modelling
3 14 (50.00%) Data Management
3 14 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 13 (46.43%) Analytics
5 12 (42.86%) Finance
6 11 (39.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (39.29%) SQL
6 11 (39.29%) SAS
6 11 (39.29%) Data Governance
7 10 (35.71%) Data Quality
7 10 (35.71%) Oracle
7 10 (35.71%) Management Information System
8 9 (32.14%) Open Source
8 9 (32.14%) Apache Hive
8 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (32.14%) Data Strategy
9 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (28.57%) Data Visualisation
9 8 (28.57%) Tableau
9 8 (28.57%) Visualisation
9 8 (28.57%) Data Security
10 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (25.00%) Data Integration
10 7 (25.00%) Apache Spark
11 6 (21.43%) Metadata Management
11 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (21.43%) SFIA

Lead Data 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 11 (39.29%) SAS
2 7 (25.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (10.71%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) IaaS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) PaaS
2 3 (10.71%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) Big Data
2 14 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 9 (32.14%) Apache Hive
4 6 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (21.43%) Data Lake
4 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (21.43%) HBase
4 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
4 6 (21.43%) Pentaho
4 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (10.71%) Mahout
5 3 (10.71%) Neo4j
5 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.71%) Sqoop
6 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (7.14%) Impala
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 1 (3.57%) DTS
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) ERwin
2 1 (3.57%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) JDBC
1 3 (10.71%) Kafka
1 3 (10.71%) MLlib
1 3 (10.71%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (3.57%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.71%) Robotics
5 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.57%) DataPower
6 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
6 1 (3.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Data Architecture
2 17 (60.71%) Data Modelling
3 14 (50.00%) Data Management
4 13 (46.43%) Analytics
5 11 (39.29%) Data Governance
5 11 (39.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (32.14%) Data Strategy
6 9 (32.14%) Open Source
7 8 (28.57%) Data Security
7 8 (28.57%) Data Visualisation
7 8 (28.57%) Visualisation
8 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (25.00%) Data Integration
9 6 (21.43%) Information Assurance
9 6 (21.43%) Metadata Management
9 6 (21.43%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (21.43%) SFIA
10 5 (17.86%) Machine Learning
11 3 (10.71%) Big Data Analytics
11 3 (10.71%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 5 (17.86%) R
4 3 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) MATLAB
4 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.71%) SPARQL
5 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) Data Quality
2 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ambari
1 1 (3.57%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) Tableau
3 6 (21.43%) CA
3 6 (21.43%) IBM
3 6 (21.43%) Informatica
4 3 (10.71%) Blue Prism
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) Google
5 2 (7.14%) Hortonworks
5 2 (7.14%) Teradata
6 1 (3.57%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.57%) ATG
6 1 (3.57%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (3.57%) webMethods