The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Cloud Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Architect
Rank 361 458 566
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +108
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 269 193 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.35% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 125 64
Median daily rate £575 £525 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £520 £550
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.19 -

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Cloud Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Cloud Architect in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

Cloud Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cloud Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cloud Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +69 252 £600 +14.28% 27
London +58 151 £600 +4.34% 16
South East +3 35 £519 -0.24% 4
West Midlands +5 22 £500 -
City of London -3 16 £550 +4.76% 5
Berkshire +7 12 £513 -4.20% 2
North West -1 12 £675 +58.82% 5
Croydon - 8 £515 -
Surrey +25 7 £500 - 2
East Midlands +6 7 £600 +33.33% 2
East of England +3 7 £631 +26.25%
North East -21 7 £498 -
Tyne and Wear -26 7 £498 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 7 £498 -
Birmingham - 7 £500 -
Shropshire - 7 £463 -
Hampshire +16 6 £519 +3.75%
Northamptonshire - 6 £600 -
Telford - 6 £475 -
Belfast - 6 £400 - 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £400 - 1
County Antrim - 6 £400 - 1
Bedfordshire +7 5 £613 +22.50%
Southampton +3 5 £525 -
Staines -2 5 - - 2
Solihull - 5 - -
Yorkshire +13 4 £550 -
Luton +12 4 £613 +22.50%
West Yorkshire +12 4 £550 -
West Sussex +12 4 £455 -17.27%

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Cloud 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 Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 280 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
2 277 (51.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (20.00%) IaaS
5 107 (19.81%) PaaS
6 102 (18.89%) DevOps
7 95 (17.59%) Microsoft
8 93 (17.22%) VMware
9 81 (15.00%) Migration
9 81 (15.00%) Data Centre
10 72 (13.33%) Java
10 72 (13.33%) Linux
11 68 (12.59%) Active Directory
12 67 (12.41%) Windows
13 64 (11.85%) SaaS
14 61 (11.30%) Office 365
15 58 (10.74%) Finance
16 57 (10.56%) TOGAF
17 56 (10.37%) Oracle
17 56 (10.37%) Google
18 54 (10.00%) Web Services
19 52 (9.63%) Puppet
20 51 (9.44%) Public Cloud
21 50 (9.26%) Jenkins
22 49 (9.07%) Ansible
23 48 (8.89%) OpenStack
24 47 (8.70%) Security Cleared
25 44 (8.15%) SC Cleared
25 44 (8.15%) SOA
26 41 (7.59%) Continuous Integration

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 48 (8.89%) OpenStack
2 25 (4.63%) Apache
3 20 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.04%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.67%) SAS
7 8 (1.48%) Confluence
8 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.30%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.11%) JBoss
9 6 (1.11%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.93%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.74%) IIS
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.37%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.48%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.19%) Radian6
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 280 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
2 277 (51.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (20.00%) IaaS
4 107 (19.81%) PaaS
5 64 (11.85%) SaaS
6 61 (11.30%) Office 365
7 26 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
11 8 (1.48%) Google App Engine
12 7 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.11%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.93%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.74%) Bluemix
15 4 (0.74%) Boomi
15 4 (0.74%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.41%) Firewall
2 36 (6.67%) VPN
3 32 (5.93%) DNS
4 25 (4.63%) LAN
4 25 (4.63%) WAN
5 14 (2.59%) Network Security
6 12 (2.22%) SNMP
7 8 (1.48%) DHCP
7 8 (1.48%) MPLS
8 7 (1.30%) LDAP
9 6 (1.11%) Skype
9 6 (1.11%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.93%) Internet
10 5 (0.93%) VLAN
10 5 (0.93%) Wireless
11 4 (0.74%) VoIP
12 3 (0.56%) AMQP
12 3 (0.56%) IPsec
12 3 (0.56%) NAS
12 3 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.19%) Hadoop
2 23 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (3.52%) Big Data
5 16 (2.96%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.96%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (2.41%) MySQL
8 12 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.30%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.93%) Cloudera CDH
11 5 (0.93%) Pentaho
11 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.74%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.74%) Endeca
12 4 (0.74%) HBase
Development Applications
1 50 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 38 (7.04%) JIRA
3 28 (5.19%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.78%) Subversion
5 13 (2.41%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.67%) Maven
7 5 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.93%) GoCD
7 5 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.56%) Hudson
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.37%) Ant
9 2 (0.37%) FishEye
9 2 (0.37%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 58 (10.74%) Finance
2 21 (3.89%) Marketing
3 20 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.52%) Retail
5 17 (3.15%) Banking
6 11 (2.04%) Advertising
7 6 (1.11%) Electronics
7 6 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.93%) Publishing
9 3 (0.56%) Billing
9 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) German Language
10 2 (0.37%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (10.00%) Web Services
2 33 (6.11%) Middleware
3 26 (4.81%) REST
4 21 (3.89%) .NET
5 14 (2.59%) HTML
6 13 (2.41%) ELK Stack
6 13 (2.41%) J2EE
7 12 (2.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 11 (2.04%) CSS
8 11 (2.04%) Spring
9 9 (1.67%) HTML5
10 7 (1.30%) CSS3
10 7 (1.30%) SOAP
11 6 (1.11%) Ajax
11 6 (1.11%) jQuery
11 6 (1.11%) RESTful
12 5 (0.93%) JSON
12 5 (0.93%) Kafka
12 5 (0.93%) Node.js
13 4 (0.74%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 51 (9.44%) Public Cloud
3 40 (7.41%) Private Cloud
4 39 (7.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 23 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (4.07%) PKI
7 17 (3.15%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (1.67%) Clustering
10 7 (1.30%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.11%) NHS
11 6 (1.11%) User Experience
12 5 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (0.93%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.93%) Replication
13 4 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
15 2 (0.37%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 72 (13.33%) Linux
2 67 (12.41%) Windows
3 24 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.26%) Unix
5 14 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.11%) Solaris
10 4 (0.74%) AIX
10 4 (0.74%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.74%) VMS
11 3 (0.56%) HPUX
12 2 (0.37%) Android
12 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.37%) SUSE
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.19%) CentOS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (18.89%) DevOps
3 81 (15.00%) Migration
4 57 (10.56%) TOGAF
5 44 (8.15%) SOA
6 41 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (7.22%) Configuration Management
8 33 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (5.74%) Scrum
10 27 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 27 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 26 (4.81%) High Availability
11 26 (4.81%) Open Source
12 24 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
13 23 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 21 (3.89%) Security Architecture
15 20 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (3.70%) SDLC
16 19 (3.52%) CRM
17 17 (3.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (13.33%) Java
2 38 (7.04%) Python
3 29 (5.37%) SQL
4 16 (2.96%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.41%) Scala
6 12 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.67%) Ruby
8 7 (1.30%) C
8 7 (1.30%) C#
9 5 (0.93%) PHP
9 5 (0.93%) R
10 4 (0.74%) Go
11 3 (0.56%) Perl
12 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.19%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.19%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) Delphi
13 1 (0.19%) Erlang
13 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 44 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.63%) Degree
4 22 (4.07%) AWS Certification
5 18 (3.33%) CISSP
6 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.74%) CCIE
8 4 (0.74%) CISM
8 4 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.74%) MCSD
8 4 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.56%) CCNP
9 3 (0.56%) GIAC
10 2 (0.37%) MCITP
11 1 (0.19%) CCSA
11 1 (0.19%) CCSE
11 1 (0.19%) CITP
11 1 (0.19%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.48%) QA
3 7 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.93%) COBIT
5 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.37%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.37%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.67%) Docker
3 35 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.15%) vCloud
5 4 (0.74%) Squid
5 4 (0.74%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.37%) HDFS
7 2 (0.37%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.37%) vSphere
7 2 (0.37%) Xen
7 2 (0.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) SRDF
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (9.63%) Puppet
2 49 (9.07%) Ansible
3 17 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.15%) Terraform
4 16 (2.96%) Kubernetes
5 14 (2.59%) Consul
6 13 (2.41%) Packer
7 12 (2.22%) SCCM
8 11 (2.04%) Rsyslog
8 11 (2.04%) yum
8 11 (2.04%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.30%) SCOM
10 5 (0.93%) logstash
10 5 (0.93%) vRealize
11 4 (0.74%) Graphite
11 4 (0.74%) Nagios
11 4 (0.74%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 95 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 93 (17.22%) VMware
3 56 (10.37%) Google
3 56 (10.37%) Oracle
4 25 (4.63%) Cisco
5 20 (3.70%) IBM
6 17 (3.15%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.78%) AppDynamics
7 15 (2.78%) SAP
8 14 (2.59%) Atlassian
8 14 (2.59%) Cloudera
8 14 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.22%) CA
10 10 (1.85%) HP
11 8 (1.48%) Dell
11 8 (1.48%) F5
12 7 (1.30%) Citrix
12 7 (1.30%) Splunk
13 6 (1.11%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.11%) Siebel
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £442.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago