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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Architect
Rank 548 566 577
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 52 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.017% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.018% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 5 5
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£528 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £528 - £550
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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 August 2014.

Cloud Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 21 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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +26 50 £528 +5.60% 4
London +26 38 £528 +5.60% 3
South East - 8 £528 -
Middlesex - 5 £528 -
Surrey - 2 £710 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £525 -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Staines - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (42.17%) SaaS
1 35 (42.17%) PaaS
2 34 (40.96%) TOGAF
3 21 (25.30%) VMware
4 20 (24.10%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (21.69%) IaaS
6 17 (20.48%) Migration
6 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (20.48%) Web Services
7 15 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (15.66%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (14.46%) Puppet
10 11 (13.25%) Linux
11 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (8.43%) Windows
12 7 (8.43%) Finance
13 6 (7.23%) DevOps
13 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
14 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (4.82%) ServiceNow
15 4 (4.82%) Open Source
15 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
15 4 (4.82%) Project Management
15 4 (4.82%) Cisco
15 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
15 4 (4.82%) UNIX
16 3 (3.61%) COM
16 3 (3.61%) ITIL
16 3 (3.61%) Java

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (1.20%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (1.20%) Node.js
3 1 (1.20%) Apache
3 1 (1.20%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 35 (42.17%) SaaS
1 35 (42.17%) PaaS
2 20 (24.10%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (21.69%) IaaS
4 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) WAN
2 2 (2.41%) LAN
2 2 (2.41%) Firewall
2 2 (2.41%) SAN
2 2 (2.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) MPLS
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) OpenFlow
3 1 (1.20%) VoIP
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) 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%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.20%) Redis
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) Middleware
2 3 (3.61%) COM
2 3 (3.61%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (2.41%) Spring
4 1 (1.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Open Source
2 1 (1.20%) iPad
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
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) UNIX
4 2 (2.41%) VME
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) TOGAF
2 17 (20.48%) Migration
3 15 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.23%) DevOps
5 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (4.82%) Project Management
7 3 (3.61%) ITIL
7 3 (3.61%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.41%) Use Case
8 2 (2.41%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.41%) Workflow
8 2 (2.41%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (2.41%) Data Architecture
9 1 (1.20%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.20%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.20%) Network Management
9 1 (1.20%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.20%) High Availability
9 1 (1.20%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) Java
1 3 (3.61%) Ruby
2 2 (2.41%) C#
2 2 (2.41%) COBOL
3 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.20%) Scala
3 1 (1.20%) Perl
3 1 (1.20%) PHP
3 1 (1.20%) Python
3 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) CCNA
2 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.20%) CCDP
3 1 (1.20%) CCIE
3 1 (1.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) vSphere
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) vCloud
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (14.46%) Puppet
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) VMware
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) Cisco
3 4 (4.82%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.61%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) EMC
5 2 (2.41%) Citrix
5 2 (2.41%) ICL
5 2 (2.41%) NetApp
5 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.41%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.20%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.20%) Yahoo!
6 1 (1.20%) Google
6 1 (1.20%) BMC
6 1 (1.20%) SAP
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