The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Architect
Rank 529 565 578
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 51 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.008% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.008% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 1 7
Average daily rate
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£528 £650 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.76% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £650 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £528 - £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +31 49 £528 -18.76% 10
London +33 35 £528 -18.76% 4
South East - 10 £528 - 2
Middlesex - 7 £528 -
Surrey - 2 £710 - 1
City of London - 1 £475 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £525 -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Staines - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 36 (45.57%) SaaS
2 35 (44.30%) PaaS
3 31 (39.24%) TOGAF
4 19 (24.05%) VMware
4 19 (24.05%) IaaS
5 18 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (18.99%) Migration
6 15 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (18.99%) Web Services
7 12 (15.19%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (12.66%) Puppet
8 10 (12.66%) Linux
9 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (7.59%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (7.59%) Finance
10 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
11 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
11 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.33%) DevOps
12 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
12 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
12 4 (5.06%) Firewall
12 4 (5.06%) Windows
12 4 (5.06%) Project Management
13 3 (3.80%) Citrix
13 3 (3.80%) NetApp
13 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
13 3 (3.80%) Cisco
13 3 (3.80%) IBM

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (3.80%) OpenStack
1 3 (3.80%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (1.27%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (1.27%) Lync
3 1 (1.27%) Node.js
3 1 (1.27%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 36 (45.57%) SaaS
2 35 (44.30%) PaaS
3 19 (24.05%) IaaS
4 18 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (7.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Firewall
2 3 (3.80%) WAN
3 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.53%) SAN
3 2 (2.53%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) MPLS
4 1 (1.27%) Wireless
4 1 (1.27%) VLAN
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.27%) OpenFlow
4 1 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.27%) DNS
4 1 (1.27%) IPv6
4 1 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (1.27%) LAN
4 1 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.80%) Big Data
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.27%) Redis
2 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) Web Services
2 3 (3.80%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (3.80%) COM
3 2 (2.53%) Middleware
3 2 (2.53%) Spring
4 1 (1.27%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Open Source
2 1 (1.27%) FlexPod
2 1 (1.27%) PKI
2 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.27%) NGOSS
2 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.27%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Linux
2 4 (5.06%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) UNIX
3 2 (2.53%) VME
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) TOGAF
2 15 (18.99%) Migration
2 15 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (6.33%) DevOps
4 4 (5.06%) Project Management
5 3 (3.80%) ITIL
5 3 (3.80%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (2.53%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.53%) Workflow
6 2 (2.53%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (2.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.53%) Use Case
6 2 (2.53%) Data Architecture
6 2 (2.53%) Security Architecture
7 1 (1.27%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.27%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.27%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.80%) Ruby
2 2 (2.53%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) COBOL
2 2 (2.53%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) Perl
3 1 (1.27%) PHP
3 1 (1.27%) VBScript
3 1 (1.27%) Python
3 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) CCIE
3 1 (1.27%) CCNA
3 1 (1.27%) CISSP
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.53%) vSphere
4 1 (1.27%) vCloud
4 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (15.19%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (12.66%) Puppet
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.27%) WMI
3 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) VMware
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.80%) Citrix
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco
4 3 (3.80%) IBM
4 3 (3.80%) NetApp
5 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.53%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.53%) ICL
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) EMC
6 1 (1.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) BMC
6 1 (1.27%) HP
6 1 (1.27%) Yahoo!
6 1 (1.27%) Google
6 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
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