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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 525 546 515
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 46 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.027% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.029% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 11
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£550 £538 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £318 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £785 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +16 44 £550 +2.32% 8
London +31 24 £550 - 3
South East -5 9 £550 +4.76% 1
Surrey - 5 £550 - 1
Staines - 4 - - 1
Hampshire - 3 £575 -
East of England +1 2 £625 - 2
South West - 2 £550 - 1
North West - 2 £625 -
City of London +14 1 £900 +73.49% 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £535 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 21 (26.92%) VMware
2 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (23.08%) SaaS
4 17 (21.79%) Migration
5 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (19.23%) Linux
6 14 (17.95%) Windows
7 13 (16.67%) Web Services
7 13 (16.67%) Java
7 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 12 (15.38%) Firewall
9 11 (14.10%) Active Directory
9 11 (14.10%) PaaS
9 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
10 10 (12.82%) VPN
10 10 (12.82%) Cisco
11 9 (11.54%) DNS
12 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
12 8 (10.26%) ITIL
12 8 (10.26%) TOGAF
12 8 (10.26%) IaaS
12 8 (10.26%) Puppet
12 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
12 8 (10.26%) Hyper-V
12 8 (10.26%) DevOps
13 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.41%) Lync
3 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.41%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (6.41%) Mule
3 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.41%) IIS
4 3 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.85%) Apache
5 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (23.08%) SaaS
2 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (14.10%) PaaS
4 8 (10.26%) IaaS
5 5 (6.41%) GitHub
5 5 (6.41%) Office 365
5 5 (6.41%) CloudFront
5 5 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.56%) ElastiCache
6 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) Firewall
2 10 (12.82%) VPN
3 9 (11.54%) DNS
4 5 (6.41%) VLAN
4 5 (6.41%) LDAP
5 3 (3.85%) NAS
5 3 (3.85%) SAN
5 3 (3.85%) Internet
5 3 (3.85%) LAN
6 2 (2.56%) WAN
6 2 (2.56%) SNMP
6 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) Big Data
3 5 (6.41%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Subversion
2 5 (6.41%) Maven
3 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) Web Services
2 5 (6.41%) REST
2 5 (6.41%) SOAP
2 5 (6.41%) JMS
3 4 (5.13%) .NET
4 2 (2.56%) SAML
4 2 (2.56%) OAuth
5 1 (1.28%) HTML5
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (1.28%) CSS3
5 1 (1.28%) PhoneGap
5 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.28%) jQuery
5 1 (1.28%) OLE
5 1 (1.28%) OLE DB
5 1 (1.28%) J2EE
5 1 (1.28%) HTML
5 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Open Source
2 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.41%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) iPad
3 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.56%) DTV
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Linux
2 14 (17.95%) Windows
3 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.13%) UNIX
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Fedora
7 2 (2.56%) CentOS
8 1 (1.28%) Android
8 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Migration
2 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (10.26%) ITIL
3 8 (10.26%) TOGAF
3 8 (10.26%) DevOps
4 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (8.97%) SOA
5 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.13%) Scrum
5 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (3.85%) Business Development
6 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.85%) Validation
6 3 (3.85%) OO
7 2 (2.56%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.56%) CRM
7 2 (2.56%) Workflow
7 2 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (8.97%) C#
3 6 (7.69%) Python
3 6 (7.69%) Ruby
4 4 (5.13%) Perl
4 4 (5.13%) SQL
4 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.56%) PHP
5 2 (2.56%) C
6 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) CISSP
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.28%) CCNP
4 1 (1.28%) CCNA
4 1 (1.28%) CCDP
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.10%) Active Directory
3 8 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.69%) vSphere
5 3 (3.85%) vCloud
6 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Puppet
2 7 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.56%) WSUS
4 1 (1.28%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.28%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) VMware
2 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.82%) Cisco
4 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.97%) HP
5 6 (7.69%) Oracle
5 6 (7.69%) Google
6 5 (6.41%) NetApp
6 5 (6.41%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.85%) BMC
7 3 (3.85%) SAP
7 3 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (1.28%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.28%) Informatica
8 1 (1.28%) Sybase
8 1 (1.28%) webMethods
8 1 (1.28%) Mercator
8 1 (1.28%) Remedy
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