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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 538 545 514
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 41 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.038% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.041% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 6
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£525 £588 £531
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £422 £513
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £730 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £563 -
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +14 41 £525 -10.63% 8
London +9 22 £525 -10.63% 4
South East -16 7 £550 -2.22% 1
Surrey - 5 £550 -
Staines - 4 - -
South West - 4 £550 -
North West - 4 £415 - 1
Bristol - 2 £550 -
East of England +6 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -19 1 £535 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (23.17%) Migration
3 19 (23.17%) VMware
3 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.95%) Linux
4 18 (21.95%) SaaS
5 17 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (19.51%) Windows
7 15 (18.29%) Firewall
8 14 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
9 13 (15.85%) Active Directory
9 13 (15.85%) Java
9 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
10 12 (14.63%) Web Services
10 12 (14.63%) VPN
11 11 (13.41%) PaaS
12 10 (12.20%) DevOps
12 10 (12.20%) DNS
12 10 (12.20%) ITIL
13 9 (10.98%) Cisco
13 9 (10.98%) SOA
13 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
13 9 (10.98%) IaaS
14 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (9.76%) Puppet
14 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
14 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
14 8 (9.76%) HP

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.10%) IIS
3 5 (6.10%) Lync
3 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.10%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (6.10%) Mule
4 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.44%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (21.95%) SaaS
3 14 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (13.41%) PaaS
5 9 (10.98%) IaaS
6 7 (8.54%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (8.54%) CloudFront
7 5 (6.10%) Office 365
7 5 (6.10%) GitHub
8 3 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.66%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.66%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (3.66%) ElastiCache
8 3 (3.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (2.44%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) Firewall
2 12 (14.63%) VPN
3 10 (12.20%) DNS
4 5 (6.10%) VLAN
4 5 (6.10%) LDAP
5 3 (3.66%) Internet
5 3 (3.66%) SAN
5 3 (3.66%) NAS
6 2 (2.44%) LAN
6 2 (2.44%) WAN
6 2 (2.44%) SNMP
6 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (8.54%) Big Data
3 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Subversion
2 5 (6.10%) Maven
3 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
1 4 (4.88%) Finance
1 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.44%) Korean Language
2 2 (2.44%) Electronics
2 2 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.63%) Web Services
2 5 (6.10%) SOAP
2 5 (6.10%) JMS
2 5 (6.10%) REST
3 4 (4.88%) .NET
4 2 (2.44%) OAuth
4 2 (2.44%) Middleware
4 2 (2.44%) SAML
5 1 (1.22%) OLE
5 1 (1.22%) OLE DB
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
5 1 (1.22%) XML
5 1 (1.22%) J2EE
5 1 (1.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) CSS
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) CSS3
5 1 (1.22%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Clustering
1 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (6.10%) Open Source
2 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.44%) iPad
2 2 (2.44%) DTV
2 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.22%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.95%) Linux
2 16 (19.51%) Windows
3 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.32%) UNIX
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) CentOS
7 2 (2.44%) Fedora
8 1 (1.22%) Android
8 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Migration
1 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.20%) DevOps
2 10 (12.20%) ITIL
3 9 (10.98%) SOA
4 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (7.32%) TOGAF
6 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.10%) Service Management
7 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.10%) Scrum
8 4 (4.88%) OO
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.66%) Validation
9 3 (3.66%) Business Development
9 3 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.44%) Security Architecture
10 2 (2.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) Java
2 7 (8.54%) Ruby
2 7 (8.54%) Python
3 6 (7.32%) C#
4 5 (6.10%) SQL
4 5 (6.10%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.88%) Perl
6 3 (3.66%) C
7 2 (2.44%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.22%) MCSE
4 1 (1.22%) CISSP
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (15.85%) Active Directory
3 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.54%) vSphere
5 3 (3.66%) vCloud
6 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.22%) XenServer
6 1 (1.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (9.76%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.44%) WSUS
3 1 (1.22%) SCOM
3 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.17%) VMware
3 9 (10.98%) Cisco
4 8 (9.76%) HP
4 8 (9.76%) Oracle
5 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.32%) Google
7 5 (6.10%) NetApp
7 5 (6.10%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.66%) SAP
8 3 (3.66%) BMC
8 3 (3.66%) EMC
9 1 (1.22%) Sybase
9 1 (1.22%) webMethods
9 1 (1.22%) Mercator
9 1 (1.22%) Remedy
9 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.22%) Informatica
9 1 (1.22%) Citrix
9 1 (1.22%) Juniper
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