The table below looks at the statistics for the Cloud Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 549 541 532
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 50 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.056% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.060% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 5
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£525 £600 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £535 £563 -
% change year-on-year
-4.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Cloud Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Cloud Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cloud Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cloud Architect within the UK.

Cloud Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cloud Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Cloud Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 50 £525 -12.50% 11
London +9 27 £525 -12.50% 7
South East -27 9 £650 +15.55% 2
Staines - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - -
South West - 2 £550 -
City of London +15 1 £450 -13.25%
East of England +6 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -16 1 £535 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cloud Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Cloud Architect in their job title.

1 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 24 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.44%) Linux
4 20 (22.22%) Migration
4 20 (22.22%) Windows
5 17 (18.89%) Firewall
6 15 (16.67%) VMware
6 15 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 15 (16.67%) VPN
6 15 (16.67%) Java
6 15 (16.67%) SaaS
6 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
7 14 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
8 13 (14.44%) Web Services
8 13 (14.44%) DevOps
9 12 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (13.33%) PaaS
9 12 (13.33%) UNIX
9 12 (13.33%) DNS
10 11 (12.22%) Puppet
10 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
11 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 10 (11.11%) IaaS
11 10 (11.11%) Subversion
11 10 (11.11%) ITIL
11 10 (11.11%) Python
12 9 (10.00%) Oracle

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cloud Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Cloud Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.56%) Mule
4 5 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (5.56%) IIS
4 5 (5.56%) Apache
4 5 (5.56%) Lync
5 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.11%) Node.js
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.11%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.67%) SaaS
3 14 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (13.33%) PaaS
5 10 (11.11%) IaaS
6 9 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (7.78%) CloudFront
7 7 (7.78%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (6.67%) Office 365
9 5 (5.56%) GitHub
9 5 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
10 3 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (3.33%) ElastiCache
10 3 (3.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (2.22%) HP Helion
12 1 (1.11%) Yammer
12 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) Firewall
2 15 (16.67%) VPN
3 12 (13.33%) DNS
4 8 (8.89%) VLAN
5 6 (6.67%) LDAP
6 4 (4.44%) Internet
7 3 (3.33%) NAS
7 3 (3.33%) SAN
8 2 (2.22%) LAN
8 2 (2.22%) WAN
8 2 (2.22%) DHCP
8 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.11%) SSH
9 1 (1.11%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.11%) SNMP
9 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Big Data
3 7 (7.78%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Subversion
2 7 (7.78%) Maven
3 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.22%) Ant
5 2 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 5 (5.56%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Electronics
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
3 2 (2.22%) Korean Language
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) SOAP
2 5 (5.56%) JMS
2 5 (5.56%) REST
3 4 (4.44%) Middleware
3 4 (4.44%) .NET
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
4 2 (2.22%) SAML
4 2 (2.22%) OAuth
5 1 (1.11%) HTML5
5 1 (1.11%) OLE
5 1 (1.11%) OLE DB
5 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.11%) jQuery
5 1 (1.11%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) J2EE
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) CSS3
5 1 (1.11%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Open Source
2 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.22%) DTV
3 2 (2.22%) iPad
3 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.44%) Linux
2 20 (22.22%) Windows
3 12 (13.33%) UNIX
4 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.22%) CentOS
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.22%) Fedora
7 1 (1.11%) Android
7 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.22%) Migration
3 13 (14.44%) DevOps
4 10 (11.11%) ITIL
5 9 (10.00%) SOA
5 9 (10.00%) Auto-Scaling
6 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.78%) Scrum
7 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.56%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.56%) Service Management
9 5 (5.56%) OO
10 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.33%) CRM
11 3 (3.33%) Validation
11 3 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (3.33%) Business Development
11 3 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.67%) Java
2 10 (11.11%) Python
3 9 (10.00%) Ruby
4 8 (8.89%) C#
5 6 (6.67%) SQL
5 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.56%) Perl
7 4 (4.44%) C
8 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.22%) PHP
10 1 (1.11%) C++
10 1 (1.11%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) MCSE
4 1 (1.11%) CISSP
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.89%) vSphere
4 1 (1.11%) vCloud
4 1 (1.11%) HDFS
4 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (12.22%) Puppet
3 2 (2.22%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.22%) Ansible
3 2 (2.22%) Salt
4 1 (1.11%) StatsD
4 1 (1.11%) WSUS
4 1 (1.11%) SCOM
4 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.67%) VMware
3 9 (10.00%) Oracle
4 8 (8.89%) HP
5 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.78%) Cisco
5 7 (7.78%) Google
6 6 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (5.56%) NetApp
8 4 (4.44%) SAP
9 3 (3.33%) Citrix
10 2 (2.22%) IBM
11 1 (1.11%) Sybase
11 1 (1.11%) Juniper
11 1 (1.11%) BMC
11 1 (1.11%) Informatica
11 1 (1.11%) EMC
11 1 (1.11%) Mercator
11 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds
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