Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Data Architect was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Senior Data Architect
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 850 876
Rank change year-on-year +24 +26 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Data Architect 58 49 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.046% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.049% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 18
UK median daily rate £675 £594 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.68% -6.86% -15.00%
10th Percentile £510 £434 £478
90th Percentile £811 £763 £790
UK excluding London median daily rate £605 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +15.24% +5.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +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 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Senior Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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 +25 57 £675 +13.68% 5
London -30 29 £725 +20.83% 1
UK excluding London +38 27 £605 +15.24% 4
South West - 11 £605 -
Midlands +27 7 £605 +25.39% 1
North of England +71 6 £733 +33.27%
North West +15 6 £733 +40.96%
East Midlands - 4 £575 -
West Midlands +26 3 £700 +45.08% 1
East of England -11 2 £488 +8.33%
Wales +19 1 £605 -
South East +2 1 £520 -13.33% 3

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 40 (68.97%) Data Modelling
2 33 (56.90%) Data Architecture
3 18 (31.03%) TOGAF
4 17 (29.31%) Big Data
5 16 (27.59%) Data Strategy
6 15 (25.86%) Logical Data Model
6 15 (25.86%) Data Quality
7 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.41%) Finance
8 13 (22.41%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (22.41%) SQL
9 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
9 12 (20.69%) Data Management
9 12 (20.69%) Hadoop
9 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
9 12 (20.69%) Data Integration
10 11 (18.97%) HBase
10 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (18.97%) ETL
10 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
11 10 (17.24%) Banking
12 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (15.52%) Data Governance
12 9 (15.52%) Apache Hive
13 8 (13.79%) NoSQL
13 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
13 8 (13.79%) Reference Data
13 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
13 8 (13.79%) Cloudera
13 8 (13.79%) Analytics

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 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) SMS
2 1 (1.72%) Network Security
2 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) Big Data
2 13 (22.41%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (20.69%) Hadoop
4 11 (18.97%) HBase
5 9 (15.52%) Apache Hive
6 8 (13.79%) NoSQL
6 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
7 7 (12.07%) MongoDB
7 7 (12.07%) Neo4j
8 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
9 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
9 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (3.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Data Lake
10 2 (3.45%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (3.45%) Spatial Data
10 2 (3.45%) Sqoop
11 1 (1.72%) HCatalog
11 1 (1.72%) Presto
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) ERwin
1 1 (1.72%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Banking
3 6 (10.34%) Legal
4 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.90%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) RESTful
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Avro
2 1 (1.72%) Kafka
2 1 (1.72%) REST
2 1 (1.72%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Reference Data
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.34%) Data Structures
4 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.90%) Taxonomies
6 3 (5.17%) Credit Risk
6 3 (5.17%) Social Media
7 2 (3.45%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.72%) Media Streaming
8 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.72%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (68.97%) Data Modelling
2 33 (56.90%) Data Architecture
3 18 (31.03%) TOGAF
4 16 (27.59%) Data Strategy
5 15 (25.86%) Logical Data Model
6 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (20.69%) Data Integration
7 12 (20.69%) Data Management
7 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
8 11 (18.97%) ETL
8 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
8 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (15.52%) Data Governance
10 8 (13.79%) Analytics
11 7 (12.07%) Information Architecture
11 7 (12.07%) IT Strategy
11 7 (12.07%) Project Management
12 6 (10.34%) Data Security
12 6 (10.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) C
3 1 (1.72%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) Scala
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.86%) Data Quality
2 4 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (5.17%) GDPR
4 1 (1.72%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Apache Flume
1 2 (3.45%) HDFS
2 1 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Ambari
1 1 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Cloudera
1 8 (13.79%) MapR
2 7 (12.07%) Nuix
2 7 (12.07%) Splunk
3 4 (6.90%) Teradata
4 2 (3.45%) Cognos
5 1 (1.72%) Arista
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle
5 1 (1.72%) Talend
5 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.72%) WSO2