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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Architect
Rank 550 564 572
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 76 48 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.093% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.098% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 11
Average daily rate £565 £550 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £498 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £655 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £550 £563
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 74 £565 +2.72% 46
London +30 50 £575 +4.54% 23
South East +25 16 £488 -11.36% 10
Berkshire - 8 £463 - 5
City of London - 6 £550 - 3
Reading - 5 £463 - 3
Hampshire +6 3 £550 - 1
North West -15 3 £438 - 1
Bedfordshire +8 2 £613 -2.00%
Oxfordshire +6 2 £500 -6.54% 1
Oxford +2 2 £500 -6.54%
East of England +2 2 £613 -2.00% 1
Luton 0 2 £613 -2.00%
Slough - 2 £340 - 1
Manchester - 2 £438 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 2
South West +2 1 £513 -6.81% 4
East Midlands -14 1 £450 +20.00%
Gloucestershire - 1 £513 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £625 -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 73 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (44.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (29.45%) VMware
4 38 (26.03%) Microsoft
5 31 (21.23%) Data Centre
6 30 (20.55%) Finance
7 28 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (16.44%) Windows
9 23 (15.75%) Web Services
9 23 (15.75%) Migration
10 22 (15.07%) Security Cleared
11 21 (14.38%) IaaS
12 20 (13.70%) Private Cloud
12 20 (13.70%) Public Cloud
13 19 (13.01%) ITIL
13 19 (13.01%) Linux
13 19 (13.01%) Degree
14 18 (12.33%) OpenStack
14 18 (12.33%) DevOps
14 18 (12.33%) Active Directory
15 17 (11.64%) Hyper-V
16 16 (10.96%) vCloud
17 15 (10.27%) Security Architecture
17 15 (10.27%) Puppet
18 14 (9.59%) SaaS
18 14 (9.59%) Oracle
19 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
19 13 (8.90%) Disaster Recovery
20 12 (8.22%) Firewall
20 12 (8.22%) Telecoms

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (12.33%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.11%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (3.42%) Smallworld
4 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.37%) Apache
6 2 (1.37%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.68%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 73 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (44.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (14.38%) IaaS
4 14 (9.59%) SaaS
5 12 (8.22%) PaaS
6 11 (7.53%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (7.53%) SoftLayer
7 6 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.74%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.05%) Google Apps
9 3 (2.05%) IBM PureFlex
9 3 (2.05%) Office 365
9 3 (2.05%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.68%) Force.com
11 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.22%) DNS
1 12 (8.22%) Firewall
2 10 (6.85%) Network Security
3 7 (4.79%) LAN
3 7 (4.79%) WAN
4 6 (4.11%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.74%) Internet
6 3 (2.05%) MPLS
6 3 (2.05%) SAN
6 3 (2.05%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.05%) VPN
7 2 (1.37%) BOOTP
7 2 (1.37%) DHCP
7 2 (1.37%) LDAP
7 2 (1.37%) OpenFlow
7 2 (1.37%) SSH
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.68%) NAS
8 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) MySQL
3 5 (3.42%) Big Data
3 5 (3.42%) DB2
4 4 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (2.74%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) Datazen
7 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Power BI
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (20.55%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.79%) Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Publishing
5 2 (1.37%) Advertising
5 2 (1.37%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.37%) Electronics
5 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.37%) French Language
5 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.37%) Marketing
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.75%) Web Services
2 11 (7.53%) .NET
3 8 (5.48%) Middleware
4 5 (3.42%) SAML
5 4 (2.74%) JSON
6 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.68%) Ajax
7 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.68%) COM
7 1 (0.68%) CSS
7 1 (0.68%) CSS3
7 1 (0.68%) Django
7 1 (0.68%) HTML
7 1 (0.68%) HTML5
7 1 (0.68%) OpenID
7 1 (0.68%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.23%) Data Centre
2 20 (13.70%) Private Cloud
2 20 (13.70%) Public Cloud
3 12 (8.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.48%) Cryptography
5 5 (3.42%) BBC
5 5 (3.42%) iDTV
5 5 (3.42%) IPTV
5 5 (3.42%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (3.42%) STB
6 4 (2.74%) FlexPod
6 4 (2.74%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.74%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.05%) User Experience
8 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.37%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.44%) Windows
2 19 (13.01%) Linux
3 7 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.11%) Unix
5 3 (2.05%) Solaris
5 3 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.75%) Migration
2 19 (13.01%) ITIL
3 18 (12.33%) DevOps
4 15 (10.27%) Security Architecture
5 13 (8.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.53%) Open Source
8 10 (6.85%) High Availability
8 10 (6.85%) Risk Management
9 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.16%) Presales
10 8 (5.48%) CRM
10 8 (5.48%) Operations Management
11 7 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.79%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (4.79%) Information Security
11 7 (4.79%) SIEM
11 7 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.79%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (3.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.53%) Java
1 11 (7.53%) Ruby
1 11 (7.53%) SQL
2 10 (6.85%) Python
3 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.42%) PHP
5 4 (2.74%) C++
5 4 (2.74%) Perl
6 3 (2.05%) C#
7 2 (1.37%) R
7 2 (1.37%) Scala
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.01%) Degree
3 12 (8.22%) CISSP
4 10 (6.85%) CISM
4 10 (6.85%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.74%) MCSD
7 3 (2.05%) MCSE
7 3 (2.05%) VCDX
8 2 (1.37%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.68%) CISA
9 1 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (12.33%) Active Directory
3 17 (11.64%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.96%) vCloud
5 9 (6.16%) vSphere
6 5 (3.42%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.74%) Docker
8 3 (2.05%) NFS
9 1 (0.68%) KVM
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.68%) XenApp
9 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.27%) Puppet
2 5 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.05%) Hyperic
3 3 (2.05%) vRealize
4 2 (1.37%) Ansible
4 2 (1.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (1.37%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.37%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.68%) Mesos
5 1 (0.68%) Packer
5 1 (0.68%) SCCM
5 1 (0.68%) SCOM
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 43 (29.45%) VMware
2 38 (26.03%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.59%) Oracle
4 11 (7.53%) Google
4 11 (7.53%) HP
5 10 (6.85%) NetApp
6 9 (6.16%) Cisco
6 9 (6.16%) IBM
7 8 (5.48%) Rackspace
8 6 (4.11%) EMC
9 5 (3.42%) BT
9 5 (3.42%) Citrix
9 5 (3.42%) Ericsson
9 5 (3.42%) SAP
10 4 (2.74%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.74%) CA
10 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.05%) Informatica
11 3 (2.05%) Isilon
11 3 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
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