Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £519 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 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.

Data Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 152 120
Rank change year-on-year -13 -32 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 19 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.88% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.92% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 32
West Midlands median daily rate £519 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £307
90th Percentile £706 £675 £611
England median daily rate £575 £570 £525
% change year-on-year +0.84% +8.61% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.55
England median hourly rate £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% +17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4579 5861 4672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.07% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 3522 2671
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £236 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the West Midlands

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Architect in the West Midlands

Data Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Architect in the West Midlands

Data Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Architect in the West Midlands

Data Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +9 9 £500 +5.26% 2
Coventry +12 4 £499 -2.68%
Warwickshire -3 2 £500 -13.04%
Dudley - 1 £625 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £540 -
Data Architect
England

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Migration
2 8 (42.11%) Data Management
2 8 (42.11%) Data Migration
3 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 6 (31.58%) Data Architecture
4 6 (31.58%) Data Quality
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Master Data Management
5 5 (26.32%) Data Integration
5 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) ETL
6 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) Big Data
7 3 (15.79%) Information Architecture
7 3 (15.79%) Data Strategy
8 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (10.53%) RESTful
8 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
8 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.53%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (10.53%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (10.53%) UML
8 2 (10.53%) ERP
8 2 (10.53%) MS Visio

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.79%) Big Data
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.26%) DataStage
5 1 (5.26%) DB2
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (5.26%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) ERwin
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) RESTful
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Migration
2 8 (42.11%) Data Management
2 8 (42.11%) Data Migration
3 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) Data Architecture
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (26.32%) Data Integration
5 5 (26.32%) Master Data Management
6 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) ETL
7 3 (15.79%) Data Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) Information Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
8 2 (10.53%) Data Security
8 2 (10.53%) ERP
8 2 (10.53%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (10.53%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (10.53%) UML
8 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
1 1 (5.26%) PhD
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.26%) Embarcadero
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau
3 1 (5.26%) VMware