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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Architect
UK
Rank 360 448 519
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +71
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 235 185 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.39% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 116 54
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £463 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £510 £550
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London median 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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +65 222 £575 +4.54% 47
London +44 134 £590 +0.42% 22
South East +23 42 £525 +0.96% 6
Berkshire +26 17 £513 +5.39% 2
West Midlands -2 10 £525 -16.00% 1
East of England +7 9 £625 +25.00% 1
City of London -2 9 £563 +2.27% 9
North West +26 8 £400 -5.88% 6
Bedfordshire +14 7 £613 +6.52%
Oxford -1 7 £700 +34.61%
Oxfordshire -4 7 £700 +34.61%
County Antrim - 7 £400 - 1
Belfast - 7 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £600 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £400 - 2
Surrey +25 6 £500 - 3
Northamptonshire - 6 £600 - 1
Croydon - 6 £540 -
Luton +16 5 £613 +6.52%
Hampshire +7 5 £525 -30.00% 1
West Yorkshire +5 5 £600 +13.20% 6
Yorkshire 0 5 £600 +16.50% 7
Solihull - 5 - -
Leeds 0 4 £550 +3.77% 5
North East -12 4 £414 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 4 £414 -
Tyne and Wear -17 4 £414 -
Manchester +9 3 - - 6
Southampton +8 3 £525 - 1
Staines +2 3 - - 3

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 261 (51.18%) Amazon AWS
2 253 (49.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (20.39%) IaaS
4 103 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (19.80%) VMware
6 100 (19.61%) PaaS
7 98 (19.22%) Microsoft
8 92 (18.04%) DevOps
9 78 (15.29%) Migration
10 74 (14.51%) Linux
11 70 (13.73%) Data Centre
12 69 (13.53%) Java
13 64 (12.55%) Windows
14 62 (12.16%) Active Directory
15 59 (11.57%) Finance
16 57 (11.18%) Office 365
17 55 (10.78%) Puppet
18 54 (10.59%) SaaS
18 54 (10.59%) Security Cleared
18 54 (10.59%) Ansible
19 53 (10.39%) Web Services
20 50 (9.80%) Oracle
20 50 (9.80%) SC Cleared
20 50 (9.80%) Public Cloud
21 48 (9.41%) TOGAF
22 47 (9.22%) DNS
22 47 (9.22%) Hybrid Cloud
23 46 (9.02%) SOA
24 44 (8.63%) Python
25 42 (8.24%) Firewall

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 35 (6.86%) OpenStack
2 29 (5.69%) Apache
3 25 (4.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.96%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.96%) JBoss
6 9 (1.76%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.98%) Confluence
9 5 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.78%) IIS
10 4 (0.78%) SAS
10 4 (0.78%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.59%) nginx
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 261 (51.18%) Amazon AWS
2 253 (49.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (20.39%) IaaS
4 100 (19.61%) PaaS
5 57 (11.18%) Office 365
6 54 (10.59%) SaaS
7 25 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 16 (3.14%) IBM Cloud
10 15 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (2.16%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.37%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.18%) Google App Engine
14 6 (1.18%) SoftLayer
15 5 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.98%) Bluemix
16 4 (0.78%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.22%) DNS
2 42 (8.24%) Firewall
3 39 (7.65%) VPN
4 25 (4.90%) WAN
5 24 (4.71%) LAN
6 16 (3.14%) SNMP
7 12 (2.35%) Network Security
8 7 (1.37%) DHCP
8 7 (1.37%) LDAP
8 7 (1.37%) VSAN
9 6 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.18%) MPLS
9 6 (1.18%) Skype
9 6 (1.18%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.98%) Internet
11 4 (0.78%) SAN
11 4 (0.78%) VLAN
11 4 (0.78%) VoIP
12 3 (0.59%) ICMP
12 3 (0.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.27%) Hadoop
2 25 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (4.51%) Big Data
4 21 (4.12%) Oracle Database
4 21 (4.12%) SQL Server
5 16 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.16%) MySQL
9 10 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.96%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.78%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.78%) Endeca
13 3 (0.59%) BODI
13 3 (0.59%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (7.84%) Jenkins
2 34 (6.67%) JIRA
3 21 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.94%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.57%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.18%) Subversion
7 5 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.59%) GoCD
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.59%) Rational Application Developer
8 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 2 (0.39%) Hudson
9 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Continuum
10 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 59 (11.57%) Finance
2 20 (3.92%) Banking
3 19 (3.73%) Retail
4 14 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.55%) Marketing
6 12 (2.35%) Advertising
7 4 (0.78%) Electronics
7 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.78%) Publishing
8 3 (0.59%) Billing
8 3 (0.59%) German Language
8 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Automotive
9 2 (0.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.39%) Web Services
2 31 (6.08%) Middleware
3 24 (4.71%) .NET
4 18 (3.53%) REST
5 17 (3.33%) ELK Stack
6 16 (3.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 14 (2.75%) J2EE
8 13 (2.55%) Spring
9 12 (2.35%) HTML
10 11 (2.16%) CSS
11 8 (1.57%) JSON
12 7 (1.37%) CSS3
12 7 (1.37%) HTML5
12 7 (1.37%) SOAP
13 5 (0.98%) Kafka
13 5 (0.98%) Node.js
13 5 (0.98%) SAML
14 4 (0.78%) Ajax
14 4 (0.78%) RESTful
14 4 (0.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 70 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 50 (9.80%) Public Cloud
3 47 (9.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 33 (6.47%) Private Cloud
5 27 (5.29%) PKI
6 19 (3.73%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.96%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.57%) Clustering
9 8 (1.57%) FlexPod
10 6 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.18%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.18%) NHS
11 5 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.98%) VCE vBlock
12 4 (0.78%) Fintech
12 4 (0.78%) User Experience
13 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.51%) Linux
2 64 (12.55%) Windows
3 24 (4.71%) Unix
4 20 (3.92%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.98%) Solaris
8 4 (0.78%) AIX
8 4 (0.78%) VMS
9 3 (0.59%) Android
9 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.59%) HPUX
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.20%) CentOS
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (18.04%) DevOps
3 78 (15.29%) Migration
4 48 (9.41%) TOGAF
5 46 (9.02%) SOA
6 39 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (6.27%) Configuration Management
8 29 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (5.49%) High Availability
10 26 (5.10%) E-Commerce
10 26 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
11 24 (4.71%) Open Source
12 23 (4.51%) Project Management
13 22 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (4.31%) Scrum
14 21 (4.12%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (3.92%) Security Architecture
16 19 (3.73%) Technical Architecture
17 18 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (3.53%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.53%) Java
2 44 (8.63%) Python
3 28 (5.49%) SQL
4 20 (3.92%) PowerShell
5 14 (2.75%) Ruby
6 12 (2.35%) Scala
7 10 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.96%) Perl
8 7 (1.37%) C
9 5 (0.98%) C#
9 5 (0.98%) PHP
10 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.78%) Go
11 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.39%) R
12 1 (0.20%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.20%) C++
12 1 (0.20%) Delphi
12 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.69%) Degree
4 24 (4.71%) AWS Certification
5 16 (3.14%) CISSP
6 10 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.78%) CCIE
9 4 (0.78%) CISM
9 4 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.78%) MCSD
9 4 (0.78%) VCDX
10 3 (0.59%) CCNP
11 2 (0.39%) MCITP
11 2 (0.39%) MCSA
11 2 (0.39%) MCSE
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.37%) QA
3 6 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.98%) COBIT
4 5 (0.98%) SLA
5 2 (0.39%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.39%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) GCP
System Software
1 62 (12.16%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.45%) Docker
2 38 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.69%) vCloud
4 21 (4.12%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.16%) vSphere
6 7 (1.37%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.78%) Squid
9 3 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.39%) HDFS
10 2 (0.39%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.39%) Snort
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.39%) XenApp
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.20%) etcd
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 55 (10.78%) Puppet
2 54 (10.59%) Ansible
3 23 (4.51%) Terraform
4 22 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (3.92%) Kubernetes
6 18 (3.53%) Consul
7 17 (3.33%) Packer
8 15 (2.94%) Rsyslog
8 15 (2.94%) yum
8 15 (2.94%) ZABBIX
9 13 (2.55%) vRealize
10 10 (1.96%) SCCM
11 7 (1.37%) Graphite
11 7 (1.37%) logstash
11 7 (1.37%) Nagios
12 6 (1.18%) SCOM
13 4 (0.78%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.59%) Cacti
14 3 (0.59%) Ganglia
14 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 101 (19.80%) VMware
2 98 (19.22%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.80%) Oracle
4 42 (8.24%) Google
5 27 (5.29%) Cisco
6 19 (3.73%) AppDynamics
7 18 (3.53%) Atlassian
7 18 (3.53%) CA
7 18 (3.53%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.33%) IBM
9 14 (2.75%) SAP
10 13 (2.55%) Splunk
11 10 (1.96%) Dell
12 8 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.37%) Cloudera
13 7 (1.37%) F5
13 7 (1.37%) HP
14 6 (1.18%) Citrix
14 6 (1.18%) EMC
14 6 (1.18%) New Relic
South Yorkshire
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Slough
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
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