The median contractor rate for a Data Architect was £523 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 111 103
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Architect 10 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.83% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.88% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 8
Median daily rate £523 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £511
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £37.80

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1922 2853 2299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.75% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1690 1407
Median daily rate £388 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £32.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Birmingham +12 3 £488 +2.63%
Coventry +16 2 £524 +6.61% 1
Shropshire +17 1 - -
Warwickshire +4 1 - -
Data Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 7 (41.18%) Migration
1 7 (41.18%) Data Architecture
2 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (35.29%) Analytics
3 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
3 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) Data Management
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
4 4 (23.53%) Big Data
5 3 (17.65%) CA Gen
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (17.65%) Software Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Data Virtualisation
5 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (17.65%) Informatica
5 3 (17.65%) Google
5 3 (17.65%) Pega
5 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
5 3 (17.65%) RUP
5 3 (17.65%) ClearCase
5 3 (17.65%) J2EE
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) Perl
5 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (17.65%) WebLogic

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 3 (17.65%) SAS
1 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Big Data
1 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
2 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) CA Gen
1 3 (17.65%) ClearCase
1 3 (17.65%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) HP Storage
2 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) HPUX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Data Architecture
1 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 6 (35.29%) Analytics
2 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) Data Management
5 3 (17.65%) Data Virtualisation
5 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
5 3 (17.65%) RUP
5 3 (17.65%) Software Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) ETL
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Master Data Management
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) vCloud
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) BEA
3 3 (17.65%) Google
3 3 (17.65%) Informatica
3 3 (17.65%) Pega
3 3 (17.65%) webMethods
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Tableau