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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 546 563 556
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 62 40 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.074% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.080% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 2
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£550 £525 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £388 £515
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 2015.

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 27 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 1 July 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 +3 61 £550 +4.76% 17
London +2 31 £550 +4.16% 10
South East -1 23 £500 -5.03% 4
Surrey +11 14 - -
Staines - 14 - -
Berkshire +5 6 £506 - 2
City of London -2 3 £575 +21.05% 4
North West -17 3 £450 +16.12% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £538 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £538 -
Bracknell - 2 £449 -
Middlesex -2 1 £500 -5.03%
South West -3 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £650 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £550 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £550 -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £550 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 - - 1
York - 1 - -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 66 (57.39%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (35.65%) Microsoft
4 39 (33.91%) Data Centre
5 32 (27.83%) Windows
6 30 (26.09%) Linux
7 29 (25.22%) Migration
7 29 (25.22%) IaaS
8 28 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (21.74%) VMware
10 24 (20.87%) DevOps
11 20 (17.39%) Puppet
11 20 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (17.39%) VPN
12 19 (16.52%) Firewall
13 18 (15.65%) Web Services
13 18 (15.65%) PaaS
14 17 (14.78%) UNIX
14 17 (14.78%) Auto-Scaling
15 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
15 16 (13.91%) SharePoint
15 16 (13.91%) Oracle
15 16 (13.91%) OpenStack
15 16 (13.91%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (13.04%) Configuration Management
16 15 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
17 13 (11.30%) Python
17 13 (11.30%) DNS

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 16 (13.91%) SharePoint
1 16 (13.91%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.96%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.09%) Apache
4 5 (4.35%) Lync
5 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.61%) Eucalyptus
6 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.74%) Mule
7 2 (1.74%) IIS
7 2 (1.74%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Connections
8 1 (0.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (57.39%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (25.22%) IaaS
4 18 (15.65%) PaaS
5 15 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (9.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (7.83%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (6.09%) CloudFront
8 7 (6.09%) SaaS
9 6 (5.22%) Office 365
10 5 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
10 5 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (2.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (2.61%) HP Helion
12 2 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (1.74%) GitHub
12 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.74%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.39%) VPN
2 19 (16.52%) Firewall
3 13 (11.30%) DNS
4 10 (8.70%) VLAN
5 8 (6.96%) Network Security
6 7 (6.09%) DHCP
7 6 (5.22%) LDAP
8 5 (4.35%) SAN
8 5 (4.35%) SSH
9 4 (3.48%) Internet
9 4 (3.48%) MPLS
9 4 (3.48%) NAS
9 4 (3.48%) LAN
9 4 (3.48%) WAN
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.61%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (1.74%) OpenFlow
11 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.48%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.48%) Big Data
5 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Subversion
2 10 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.96%) Maven
4 6 (5.22%) JIRA
4 6 (5.22%) Ant
5 3 (2.61%) Hudson
5 3 (2.61%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (3.48%) Billing
2 3 (2.61%) Dutch Language
2 3 (2.61%) French Language
3 2 (1.74%) Korean Language
3 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.74%) Finance
3 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Automotive
4 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.65%) Web Services
2 6 (5.22%) boto
3 5 (4.35%) REST
3 5 (4.35%) Middleware
4 4 (3.48%) .NET
5 2 (1.74%) SOAP
5 2 (1.74%) JMS
5 2 (1.74%) HTML
5 2 (1.74%) JSON
6 1 (0.87%) LAMP
6 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.91%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.57%) Private Cloud
2 11 (9.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (8.70%) Public Cloud
4 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.48%) Replication
7 2 (1.74%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.74%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.74%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.74%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.87%) Clustering
8 1 (0.87%) DTV
8 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.83%) Windows
2 30 (26.09%) Linux
3 17 (14.78%) UNIX
4 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.74%) VMS
6 2 (1.74%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) Migration
2 28 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (20.87%) DevOps
4 17 (14.78%) Auto-Scaling
5 15 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.70%) TOGAF
6 10 (8.70%) Software Deployment
7 9 (7.83%) Capacity Management
7 9 (7.83%) Open Source
8 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.22%) Use Case
9 6 (5.22%) Zachman Framework
10 5 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.35%) Scrum
10 5 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.35%) OO
11 4 (3.48%) CRM
11 4 (3.48%) SOA
11 4 (3.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.30%) Python
2 11 (9.57%) Ruby
2 11 (9.57%) Java
2 11 (9.57%) SQL
3 8 (6.96%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.09%) C#
5 4 (3.48%) C
6 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.87%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) CCNA
3 2 (1.74%) Degree
3 2 (1.74%) MCSE
3 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.74%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.87%) MCTS
4 1 (0.87%) MCITP
4 1 (0.87%) MCSA
4 1 (0.87%) CCSP
4 1 (0.87%) CCNP
4 1 (0.87%) MCP
4 1 (0.87%) ISEB
4 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.30%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.83%) vSphere
5 3 (2.61%) XenServer
5 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.74%) NFS
6 2 (1.74%) SRDF
6 2 (1.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.87%) UAG
7 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.87%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (17.39%) Puppet
2 16 (13.91%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.09%) Ansible
4 2 (1.74%) Salt
4 2 (1.74%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (1.74%) SnapMirror
4 2 (1.74%) SnapVault
4 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.74%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.87%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.87%) SCCM
5 1 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.87%) StatsD
5 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (35.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (21.74%) VMware
3 16 (13.91%) Oracle
4 11 (9.57%) HP
5 10 (8.70%) SAP
5 10 (8.70%) Cisco
6 7 (6.09%) IBM
6 7 (6.09%) Citrix
6 7 (6.09%) Google
6 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.61%) EMC
8 3 (2.61%) Splunk
9 2 (1.74%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.74%) F5
9 2 (1.74%) NetIQ
9 2 (1.74%) Symantec
9 2 (1.74%) Dell
9 2 (1.74%) Brocade
9 2 (1.74%) PlateSpin
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