The median contractor rate for a Senior Data Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Senior Data Architect
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 635 607
Rank change year-on-year +50 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Data Architect 20 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.024% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.025% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 12
Median daily rate £550 £663 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.98% +10.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £731 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £501 £725 £600
% change year-on-year -30.96% +20.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Data Architect in the UK

Senior Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Data Architect in the UK

Senior Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Data Architect over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Data Architect in the UK

Senior Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Data Architect in the UK

Senior Data Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Data Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +55 19 £550 -16.98% 1
London +37 13 £563 -13.46% 1
South East +19 2 - -
North West - 2 £501 -
City of London - 2 £575 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 2 £501 -
Lancashire - 2 £501 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £750 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
South West - 1 £750 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Data Architect in the job title.

1 25 (58.14%) Data Modelling
2 19 (44.19%) Data Architecture
3 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) Hadoop
5 13 (30.23%) ETL
6 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (27.91%) Big Data
7 11 (25.58%) Logical Data Model
7 11 (25.58%) Finance
8 10 (23.26%) Oracle
8 10 (23.26%) Data Management
8 10 (23.26%) Cloudera
9 9 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
10 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (16.28%) SQL
11 7 (16.28%) Data Analysis
11 7 (16.28%) Data Integration
11 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (16.28%) Physical Data Model
12 6 (13.95%) Data Structures
12 6 (13.95%) HBase
12 6 (13.95%) Apache Hive
12 6 (13.95%) MongoDB
13 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
13 5 (11.63%) Legal
13 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
13 5 (11.63%) Project Management
13 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
13 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared

Senior 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 3 (6.98%) SAS
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.33%) FileNet
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Maximo
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) IPsec
1 1 (2.33%) MPLS
1 1 (2.33%) Network Security
1 1 (2.33%) OSPF
1 1 (2.33%) VLAN
1 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) Hadoop
2 12 (27.91%) Big Data
3 9 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
5 6 (13.95%) Apache Hive
5 6 (13.95%) HBase
5 6 (13.95%) MongoDB
6 4 (9.30%) Neo4j
6 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
7 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
7 3 (6.98%) SAS EBI
8 2 (4.65%) DB2
8 2 (4.65%) Power BI
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (2.33%) Blockchain
9 1 (2.33%) Cloudera CDH
9 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
9 1 (2.33%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) ERwin
1 1 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Legal
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) CSS
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.33%) SOAP
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
1 1 (2.33%) WSDL
1 1 (2.33%) XML
1 1 (2.33%) XML Messaging
1 1 (2.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Data Structures
3 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.30%) Reference Data
5 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.65%) Reinsurance
5 2 (4.65%) Social Media
6 1 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Replication
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Data Modelling
2 19 (44.19%) Data Architecture
3 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.23%) ETL
5 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (25.58%) Logical Data Model
7 10 (23.26%) Data Management
8 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (16.28%) Data Analysis
9 7 (16.28%) Data Integration
9 7 (16.28%) Physical Data Model
10 5 (11.63%) Business Process Modelling
10 5 (11.63%) Data Lineage
10 5 (11.63%) IT Strategy
10 5 (11.63%) Master Data Management
10 5 (11.63%) Process Improvement
10 5 (11.63%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) SDLC
10 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
10 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) PHP
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Ruby
3 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CCDP
3 1 (2.33%) CCIE
3 1 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) CITP
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) IISP
3 1 (2.33%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) IFRS
2 1 (2.33%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Cloudera
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) Informatica
2 4 (9.30%) MapR
2 4 (9.30%) Nuix
2 4 (9.30%) Splunk
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) Tableau
3 2 (4.65%) Teradata
4 1 (2.33%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.33%) CA
4 1 (2.33%) Cognos
4 1 (2.33%) Embarcadero
4 1 (2.33%) F5
4 1 (2.33%) ION Trading
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Netezza
4 1 (2.33%) Talend