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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Architect
Rank 413 519 552
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 259 144 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 81 68
Median daily rate £550 £550 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £534 £525 £528
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +103 239 £550 - 34
London +37 123 £550 -4.34% 24
South East +31 50 £550 +5.76% 2
Surrey -3 19 £513 -
West Midlands -8 19 £465 -40.00%
Berkshire +2 17 £563 +7.14% 1
North West +6 14 £460 -29.23% 3
Staines -3 14 £550 -
East Midlands +11 13 £613 +11.36%
Newbury - 12 £575 -
Scotland +12 11 £485 +49.23% 2
Nottinghamshire +4 9 £613 -
Manchester -2 9 £475 - 2
Nottingham - 9 £613 -
Wales - 9 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +6 8 £575 - 4
Birmingham -7 8 £465 -40.00%
Shropshire - 8 £475 -
Telford - 8 £475 -
City of London +47 7 £500 -13.04% 4
South West +10 7 £665 +33.00%
Glasgow - 7 £485 -
Hampshire +6 6 £625 +66.66% 1
South Wales - 5 £438 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £700 - 4
East of England +24 4 £600 +9.09% 1
Edinburgh 0 4 - - 2
Bristol - 4 £625 -
Leeds - 4 £600 - 3
Reading +7 3 £525 -6.66% 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 247 (46.96%) Amazon AWS
2 216 (41.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (24.14%) IaaS
4 124 (23.57%) PaaS
5 105 (19.96%) Migration
6 96 (18.25%) Linux
7 94 (17.87%) Data Centre
8 87 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (16.54%) SaaS
9 85 (16.16%) Microsoft
10 84 (15.97%) TOGAF
11 82 (15.59%) Finance
12 80 (15.21%) Windows
12 80 (15.21%) DevOps
13 79 (15.02%) VMware
14 60 (11.41%) Active Directory
15 57 (10.84%) Puppet
15 57 (10.84%) Hybrid Cloud
16 55 (10.46%) Java
17 54 (10.27%) Office 365
18 50 (9.51%) Firewall
18 50 (9.51%) Private Cloud
19 47 (8.94%) OpenStack
20 43 (8.17%) Web Services
21 42 (7.98%) Configuration Management
22 40 (7.60%) Google
22 40 (7.60%) Public Cloud
23 39 (7.41%) LAN
23 39 (7.41%) WAN
24 38 (7.22%) Information Security

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 47 (8.94%) OpenStack
2 13 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.28%) Apache
3 12 (2.28%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.33%) SAS
6 6 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.14%) Mule
7 5 (0.95%) Confluence
7 5 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.76%) IIS
9 3 (0.57%) CMS
9 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.38%) nginx
10 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.19%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 26 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.76%) MS Office
3 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (1.71%) Eloqua
2 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) Radian6
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 247 (46.96%) Amazon AWS
2 216 (41.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (24.14%) IaaS
4 124 (23.57%) PaaS
5 87 (16.54%) SaaS
6 54 (10.27%) Office 365
7 34 (6.46%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (5.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (2.47%) Amazon S3
12 11 (2.09%) HP Helion
13 6 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (1.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.95%) AWS OpsWorks
15 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.76%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.76%) Yammer
16 3 (0.57%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 50 (9.51%) Firewall
2 39 (7.41%) LAN
2 39 (7.41%) WAN
3 32 (6.08%) Network Security
4 26 (4.94%) VPN
5 17 (3.23%) DNS
6 15 (2.85%) Wireless
7 14 (2.66%) MPLS
8 12 (2.28%) DHCP
9 10 (1.90%) VLAN
10 8 (1.52%) SAN
11 6 (1.14%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.14%) SSL
12 5 (0.95%) Internet
12 5 (0.95%) LDAP
12 5 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.76%) NAS
13 4 (0.76%) SSH
14 3 (0.57%) AMQP
14 3 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.18%) Big Data
1 22 (4.18%) Hadoop
2 16 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.66%) Cloudera CDH
4 9 (1.71%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.52%) Pentaho
5 8 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.33%) Impala
6 7 (1.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.95%) BigQuery
8 5 (0.95%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.95%) MySQL
8 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (7.03%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.61%) JIRA
4 16 (3.04%) Maven
5 13 (2.47%) Subversion
6 8 (1.52%) MSBuild
6 8 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.52%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.95%) Ant
8 4 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.57%) FishEye
9 3 (0.57%) Hudson
10 2 (0.38%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.38%) GoCD
10 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.19%) Gradle
11 1 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
General
1 82 (15.59%) Finance
2 22 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.80%) Banking
4 15 (2.85%) Marketing
5 9 (1.71%) Retail
6 7 (1.33%) Legal
7 5 (0.95%) Billing
7 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.95%) Publishing
8 4 (0.76%) Advertising
8 4 (0.76%) Electronics
9 3 (0.57%) Back Office
9 3 (0.57%) Law
9 3 (0.57%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.17%) Web Services
2 24 (4.56%) REST
3 21 (3.99%) Middleware
4 18 (3.42%) .NET
5 12 (2.28%) RESTful
6 11 (2.09%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.33%) Java EE
7 7 (1.33%) XML
8 6 (1.14%) boto
9 5 (0.95%) HTML
9 5 (0.95%) HTML5
9 5 (0.95%) Node.js
9 5 (0.95%) Spring
10 4 (0.76%) J2EE
10 4 (0.76%) JMS
10 4 (0.76%) JSON
10 4 (0.76%) OpenID
10 4 (0.76%) SOAP
11 3 (0.57%) OAuth
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 94 (17.87%) Data Centre
2 57 (10.84%) Hybrid Cloud
3 50 (9.51%) Private Cloud
4 40 (7.60%) Public Cloud
5 22 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.28%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.28%) NHS
6 12 (2.28%) Replication
7 10 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.52%) VCE vBlock
9 6 (1.14%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.76%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.76%) User Experience
10 4 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 96 (18.25%) Linux
2 80 (15.21%) Windows
3 30 (5.70%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (3.80%) Unix
6 15 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.90%) VMS
9 9 (1.71%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.14%) CentOS
10 6 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.14%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.14%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.57%) SUSE
12 2 (0.38%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) Android
13 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.19%) Debian
13 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (19.96%) Migration
2 87 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (15.97%) TOGAF
4 80 (15.21%) DevOps
5 42 (7.98%) Configuration Management
6 38 (7.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 38 (7.22%) Information Security
7 34 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (6.46%) Technical Architecture
8 33 (6.27%) Security Architecture
9 32 (6.08%) Scrum
10 27 (5.13%) Open Source
10 27 (5.13%) SOA
11 26 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (4.37%) ITIL
13 22 (4.18%) CRM
14 20 (3.80%) Use Case
15 19 (3.61%) Project Management
15 19 (3.61%) Service Delivery
16 18 (3.42%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.46%) Java
2 38 (7.22%) PowerShell
3 34 (6.46%) Python
4 24 (4.56%) Ruby
5 22 (4.18%) SQL
6 11 (2.09%) C++
6 11 (2.09%) Perl
7 10 (1.90%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.52%) Bourne shell
8 8 (1.52%) Korn
9 7 (1.33%) R
10 5 (0.95%) C#
11 3 (0.57%) Go
12 2 (0.38%) C
13 1 (0.19%) FQL
13 1 (0.19%) Groovy
13 1 (0.19%) PHP
13 1 (0.19%) Scala
13 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.94%) CISSP
3 25 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.42%) Degree
5 10 (1.90%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.14%) CCNA
8 6 (1.14%) CISM
8 6 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.95%) EMC Certification
10 4 (0.76%) CCSA
10 4 (0.76%) CISA
11 3 (0.57%) CCIE
11 3 (0.57%) CISMP
11 3 (0.57%) ISSAP
11 3 (0.57%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.57%) MCSE
11 3 (0.57%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.95%) QA
5 4 (0.76%) SLA
6 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.38%) COBIT
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.23%) Docker
4 14 (2.66%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.09%) vCloud
6 8 (1.52%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.33%) XenServer
8 4 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.57%) KVM
9 3 (0.57%) Xen
10 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.38%) vSphere
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.19%) Varnish
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 57 (10.84%) Puppet
2 36 (6.84%) Ansible
3 35 (6.65%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.85%) SCCM
5 12 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (2.28%) SCOM
6 8 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (1.52%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.57%) Salt
7 3 (0.57%) StatsD
7 3 (0.57%) Terraform
8 2 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Control-M
9 1 (0.19%) Nagios
9 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 85 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.02%) VMware
3 40 (7.60%) Google
4 36 (6.84%) Oracle
5 32 (6.08%) Citrix
6 31 (5.89%) Cisco
7 20 (3.80%) Cloudera
8 15 (2.85%) HP
9 13 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (2.47%) Splunk
10 12 (2.28%) EMC
11 11 (2.09%) Rackspace
11 11 (2.09%) Siebel
12 10 (1.90%) Barracuda Networks
13 9 (1.71%) IBM
14 8 (1.52%) Palo Alto
14 8 (1.52%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.52%) SAP
15 5 (0.95%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.95%) Platfora
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Acumin
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago