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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Architect
Rank 401 534 568
Rank change year-on-year
+133 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 267 102 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.18% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 50 33
Median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £430 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £485
% change year-on-year
- +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +136 261 £550 +4.76% 43
London +68 125 £575 +9.52% 19
South East +25 45 £550 - 8
East of England +30 23 £425 - 1
West Midlands +3 15 £485 -25.38% 2
Berkshire +14 14 £506 -7.95% 5
South West +10 13 £550 +4.76%
North West -16 13 £475 -9.52% 4
Hertfordshire - 13 - - 1
West Yorkshire +15 12 £575 +8.23% 7
Yorkshire +7 12 £575 +8.23% 7
Leeds +2 11 £575 +8.23% 6
City of London +46 9 £588 +14.63% 4
Surrey -3 9 £550 - 2
Tyne and Wear -26 9 £493 +14.53%
North East -26 9 £493 +14.53%
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 9 £493 +14.53%
Birmingham - 9 £469 - 2
Cambridgeshire +11 8 £425 -
Bristol 0 8 £588 +11.90%
Hampshire - 8 £575 - 1
Cambridge - 8 £425 -
Middlesex +4 7 £463 -
Reading 0 7 £525 +5.00% 1
Staines -3 6 £600 -
Manchester -4 6 £500 +25.00% 3
Edinburgh -7 6 - - 1
Scotland -10 6 - - 2
Cheshire -15 5 £450 -20.87% 1
Shropshire - 5 £511 -

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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.

1 183 (40.31%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (32.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (22.47%) Migration
4 101 (22.25%) IaaS
5 91 (20.04%) Microsoft
6 89 (19.60%) PaaS
7 84 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (18.50%) Data Centre
8 83 (18.28%) Linux
9 78 (17.18%) Finance
10 76 (16.74%) VMware
11 70 (15.42%) TOGAF
12 65 (14.32%) SaaS
13 63 (13.88%) Windows
14 59 (13.00%) Java
15 53 (11.67%) Security Cleared
16 51 (11.23%) Firewall
17 46 (10.13%) DevOps
18 45 (9.91%) Hybrid Cloud
18 45 (9.91%) Security Architecture
19 44 (9.69%) Python
20 43 (9.47%) Enterprise Architecture
20 43 (9.47%) Private Cloud
21 42 (9.25%) Oracle
22 41 (9.03%) Degree
23 39 (8.59%) SC Cleared
23 39 (8.59%) Cloud Computing
24 38 (8.37%) PowerShell
25 36 (7.93%) Technical Architecture
26 34 (7.49%) LAN

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 33 (7.27%) OpenStack
2 17 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.64%) Node.js
4 11 (2.42%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.54%) Apache
5 7 (1.54%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.10%) CMS
7 5 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.10%) Smallworld
8 4 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.66%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.66%) Drupal
9 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.44%) IIS
10 2 (0.44%) nginx
10 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.44%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 21 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.88%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.66%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 183 (40.31%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (32.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (22.25%) IaaS
4 89 (19.60%) PaaS
5 65 (14.32%) SaaS
6 39 (8.59%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (7.27%) Office 365
8 15 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (2.64%) SoftLayer
10 10 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.76%) HP Helion
12 7 (1.54%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.88%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.88%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.88%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.23%) Firewall
2 34 (7.49%) LAN
2 34 (7.49%) WAN
3 23 (5.07%) Network Security
4 17 (3.74%) VPN
5 15 (3.30%) DNS
6 11 (2.42%) MPLS
7 9 (1.98%) Internet
8 7 (1.54%) DHCP
8 7 (1.54%) SAN
9 5 (1.10%) VLAN
9 5 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.10%) Wireless
10 3 (0.66%) NAS
10 3 (0.66%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.44%) BGP
11 2 (0.44%) Extranet
11 2 (0.44%) HTTP
11 2 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.07%) Hadoop
2 22 (4.85%) Big Data
3 13 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 13 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.64%) MySQL
4 12 (2.64%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.10%) DB2
9 4 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.66%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.66%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.44%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.76%) MSBuild
2 8 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (1.76%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.10%) Maven
3 5 (1.10%) Selenium
4 4 (0.88%) JIRA
5 2 (0.44%) Ant
5 2 (0.44%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.22%) FishEye
6 1 (0.22%) Gradle
6 1 (0.22%) Hudson
6 1 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (17.18%) Finance
2 17 (3.74%) Banking
3 15 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.20%) Retail
5 9 (1.98%) Legal
6 8 (1.76%) Publishing
7 7 (1.54%) Billing
8 3 (0.66%) Advertising
8 3 (0.66%) Law
8 3 (0.66%) Local Government
8 3 (0.66%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.27%) Web Services
2 21 (4.63%) .NET
3 18 (3.96%) Middleware
4 15 (3.30%) AngularJS
5 11 (2.42%) REST
6 10 (2.20%) Java EE
7 9 (1.98%) J2EE
8 8 (1.76%) RESTful
9 6 (1.32%) JSON
9 6 (1.32%) Spring
10 5 (1.10%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.66%) boto
11 3 (0.66%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.66%) JMS
11 3 (0.66%) Kafka
11 3 (0.66%) SOAP
11 3 (0.66%) XML
12 2 (0.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (18.50%) Data Centre
2 45 (9.91%) Hybrid Cloud
3 43 (9.47%) Private Cloud
4 33 (7.27%) Public Cloud
5 22 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.64%) Cryptography
9 10 (2.20%) NHS
10 8 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.76%) VCE vBlock
11 6 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.32%) CMDB
12 5 (1.10%) BBC
12 5 (1.10%) iDTV
12 5 (1.10%) IPTV
12 5 (1.10%) Over-the-Top Content
12 5 (1.10%) Replication
12 5 (1.10%) STB
12 5 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 83 (18.28%) Linux
2 63 (13.88%) Windows
3 21 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.74%) Unix
5 10 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.76%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.32%) CentOS
8 6 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.10%) VMS
10 4 (0.88%) Android
10 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.88%) Solaris
10 4 (0.88%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (22.47%) Migration
2 84 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (15.42%) TOGAF
4 46 (10.13%) DevOps
5 45 (9.91%) Security Architecture
6 43 (9.47%) Enterprise Architecture
7 36 (7.93%) Technical Architecture
8 31 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (6.61%) Information Security
10 27 (5.95%) Open Source
11 26 (5.73%) SOA
12 24 (5.29%) ITIL
12 24 (5.29%) Presales
13 23 (5.07%) Configuration Management
13 23 (5.07%) CRM
14 21 (4.63%) Translating Business Requirements
15 20 (4.41%) Zachman Framework
16 19 (4.19%) Risk Management
17 18 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (3.74%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (13.00%) Java
2 44 (9.69%) Python
3 38 (8.37%) PowerShell
4 30 (6.61%) Ruby
5 23 (5.07%) SQL
6 16 (3.52%) Perl
7 15 (3.30%) C++
8 13 (2.86%) JavaScript
9 10 (2.20%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.76%) Bourne shell
10 8 (1.76%) Korn
11 7 (1.54%) PHP
12 5 (1.10%) C#
13 4 (0.88%) R
14 3 (0.66%) Go
15 2 (0.44%) COBOL
16 1 (0.22%) C
16 1 (0.22%) FQL
16 1 (0.22%) VB
16 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.03%) Degree
3 39 (8.59%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.29%) CISSP
5 18 (3.96%) CISM
6 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.32%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.10%) CISA
9 5 (1.10%) EMC Certification
10 4 (0.88%) CCNA
10 4 (0.88%) MCSE
11 3 (0.66%) VCAP
12 2 (0.44%) CCIE
12 2 (0.44%) MCSA
12 2 (0.44%) MCSD
12 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.88%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (7.05%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.64%) Docker
5 8 (1.76%) vCloud
5 8 (1.76%) XenServer
6 6 (1.32%) KVM
7 4 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.66%) vSphere
9 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.22%) HDFS
10 1 (0.22%) Varnish
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (6.61%) Puppet
2 29 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.96%) Ansible
4 9 (1.98%) SCCM
4 9 (1.98%) SCOM
5 7 (1.54%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 7 (1.54%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.10%) StatsD
6 5 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.10%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.66%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.66%) Salt
7 3 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.22%) Ambari
8 1 (0.22%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.22%) Mesos
8 1 (0.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 91 (20.04%) Microsoft
2 76 (16.74%) VMware
3 42 (9.25%) Oracle
4 34 (7.49%) Citrix
5 28 (6.17%) Google
6 24 (5.29%) Cisco
7 23 (5.07%) HP
8 15 (3.30%) EMC
9 13 (2.86%) Rackspace
10 11 (2.42%) Splunk
11 10 (2.20%) IBM
12 9 (1.98%) NetApp
12 9 (1.98%) SAP
13 8 (1.76%) Cloudera
13 8 (1.76%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.10%) Atlassian
14 5 (1.10%) Barracuda Networks
14 5 (1.10%) Ericsson
14 5 (1.10%) Siebel
14 5 (1.10%) Tableau
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