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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Architect
Rank 582 553 581
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 31 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.046% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.049% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 2
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£550 £550 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £950 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £550 -
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

Cloud Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 18 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 24 October 2014. 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 -21 29 £550 - 10
London -8 15 £550 - 4
South East -14 9 £531 -3.40% 4
Hampshire - 4 £588 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £338 - 1
North West - 1 £338 - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 40 (48.19%) SaaS
2 37 (44.58%) PaaS
3 36 (43.37%) TOGAF
4 31 (37.35%) VMware
5 27 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (22.89%) IaaS
7 18 (21.69%) Migration
8 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (13.25%) Windows
10 11 (13.25%) Linux
10 11 (13.25%) Cisco
11 10 (12.05%) Web Services
11 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (10.84%) Finance
12 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
13 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
13 8 (9.64%) Puppet
14 7 (8.43%) ITIL
14 7 (8.43%) Java
15 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (7.23%) NetApp
15 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
15 6 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (7.23%) Big Data
15 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4 (4.82%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.61%) Apache
3 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (1.20%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (1.20%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (48.19%) SaaS
2 37 (44.58%) PaaS
3 19 (22.89%) IaaS
4 13 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Internet
1 4 (4.82%) Firewall
2 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.61%) DNS
2 3 (3.61%) WAN
3 2 (2.41%) SNMP
3 2 (2.41%) LAN
3 2 (2.41%) SAN
4 1 (1.20%) MPLS
4 1 (1.20%) VoIP
4 1 (1.20%) Wireless
4 1 (1.20%) Network Security
4 1 (1.20%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Big Data
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 9 (10.84%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) Web Services
2 2 (2.41%) COM
2 2 (2.41%) Spring
2 2 (2.41%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) XML
3 1 (1.20%) Middleware
3 1 (1.20%) OLE
3 1 (1.20%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) DTV
1 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
1 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.20%) NGOSS
2 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.20%) DataPower
2 1 (1.20%) Open Source
2 1 (1.20%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
1 11 (13.25%) Linux
2 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.61%) UNIX
5 2 (2.41%) Fedora
5 2 (2.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.37%) TOGAF
2 18 (21.69%) Migration
3 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.43%) ITIL
5 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (6.02%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.82%) DevOps
8 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.41%) Scrum
9 2 (2.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.41%) Project Management
9 2 (2.41%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (2.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.41%) Business Development
9 2 (2.41%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) Java
2 4 (4.82%) Perl
2 4 (4.82%) Python
2 4 (4.82%) Ruby
2 4 (4.82%) C#
3 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.41%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.41%) CCNA
4 1 (1.20%) CCDP
4 1 (1.20%) MCSE
4 1 (1.20%) CCIE
4 1 (1.20%) CCNP
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.82%) vCloud
3 2 (2.41%) vSphere
3 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Puppet
2 6 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.41%) WSUS
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.20%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (37.35%) VMware
2 11 (13.25%) Cisco
3 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.23%) NetApp
5 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.02%) EMC
6 4 (4.82%) BMC
7 3 (3.61%) HP
7 3 (3.61%) IBM
7 3 (3.61%) SAP
7 3 (3.61%) Google
8 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.41%) Oracle
8 2 (2.41%) Citrix
9 1 (1.20%) webMethods
9 1 (1.20%) Mercator
9 1 (1.20%) Remedy
9 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds