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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Architect
Rank 570 560 554
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 37 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.035% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.037% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 3
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£600 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £550 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +37.50%
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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 2014.

Cloud Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 18 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 21 November 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 -6 33 £600 -20.00% 12
London +2 13 £600 -36.84% 9
South East -9 12 £550 - 1
Hampshire - 7 £588 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £500 -
North West - 3 £625 -
City of London +4 1 £900 +63.63% 6
Cheshire - 1 £338 -
East of England - 1 £625 -
Farnborough - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (38.20%) SaaS
2 31 (34.83%) VMware
2 31 (34.83%) TOGAF
3 28 (31.46%) PaaS
4 27 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (23.60%) Migration
6 16 (17.98%) IaaS
7 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
8 13 (14.61%) Linux
8 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
9 12 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (12.36%) Cisco
11 10 (11.24%) Windows
11 10 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.11%) Finance
12 9 (10.11%) Web Services
12 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
13 8 (8.99%) Puppet
13 8 (8.99%) Big Data
13 8 (8.99%) ITIL
13 8 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
14 7 (7.87%) Java
14 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
15 6 (6.74%) NetApp

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) Apache
2 3 (3.37%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.25%) Lync
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.25%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.12%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (38.20%) SaaS
2 28 (31.46%) PaaS
3 16 (17.98%) IaaS
4 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) DNS
1 5 (5.62%) Firewall
2 4 (4.49%) Internet
3 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.37%) WAN
4 2 (2.25%) SNMP
4 2 (2.25%) LDAP
4 2 (2.25%) LAN
4 2 (2.25%) VPN
4 2 (2.25%) SAN
4 2 (2.25%) VLAN
5 1 (1.12%) Network Security
5 1 (1.12%) MPLS
5 1 (1.12%) Wireless
5 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) Big Data
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.12%) MySQL
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Electronics
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) Web Services
2 2 (2.25%) .NET
2 2 (2.25%) COM
2 2 (2.25%) Spring
2 2 (2.25%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.12%) jQuery
3 1 (1.12%) HTML5
3 1 (1.12%) CSS3
3 1 (1.12%) PhoneGap
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (1.12%) CSS
3 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.12%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) Middleware
3 1 (1.12%) OLE
3 1 (1.12%) OLE DB
3 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
1 3 (3.37%) iPad
2 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.25%) DTV
2 2 (2.25%) Clustering
3 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.12%) Open Source
3 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Linux
2 10 (11.24%) Windows
3 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.25%) Fedora
7 2 (2.25%) CentOS
7 2 (2.25%) UNIX
8 1 (1.12%) Android
8 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) TOGAF
2 21 (23.60%) Migration
3 10 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (8.99%) ITIL
4 8 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.37%) Business Development
7 3 (3.37%) DevOps
7 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.25%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.25%) Scrum
8 2 (2.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.25%) Project Management
8 2 (2.25%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.25%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.25%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (2.25%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) Java
2 6 (6.74%) Ruby
3 5 (5.62%) C#
4 4 (4.49%) Python
4 4 (4.49%) Perl
5 2 (2.25%) PHP
5 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.12%) SQL
6 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.25%) CCNA
4 1 (1.12%) CCDP
4 1 (1.12%) MCSE
4 1 (1.12%) CCIE
4 1 (1.12%) CCNP
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) vSphere
2 4 (4.49%) vCloud
3 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) Puppet
2 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) WSUS
4 1 (1.12%) SCOM
4 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.12%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (34.83%) VMware
2 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.36%) Cisco
4 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.74%) NetApp
6 4 (4.49%) EMC
7 3 (3.37%) HP
7 3 (3.37%) SAP
7 3 (3.37%) BMC
7 3 (3.37%) Google
8 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.25%) IBM
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle
9 1 (1.12%) Sybase
9 1 (1.12%) Citrix
9 1 (1.12%) webMethods
9 1 (1.12%) Mercator
9 1 (1.12%) Remedy
9 1 (1.12%) Informatica
9 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago