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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Architect
Rank 389 532 568
Rank change year-on-year
+143 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 265 132 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 87 52
Median daily rate £550 £550 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £520 £515
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.19 -

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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +134 251 £550 - 57
London +75 147 £550 -6.77% 29
South East +36 46 £513 -1.44% 12
West Midlands +2 21 £500 -32.16% 5
Surrey +19 15 £506 +1.25% 4
Telford - 15 £488 -
Shropshire - 15 £488 -
Yorkshire +25 14 £575 +9.52% 4
City of London +27 12 £545 -12.80% 10
North West +6 12 £550 +15.78% 4
Hampshire - 12 £563 - 2
West Yorkshire +15 10 £538 +2.38% 4
Berkshire +13 9 £513 +13.88% 5
Scotland +12 9 £493 +51.53% 2
Staines 0 9 £500 - 3
Leeds +12 7 £575 +9.52% 4
Glasgow - 6 £485 - 2
Manchester -4 5 £450 - 4
South West +18 4 £500 -19.35% 2
East of England +14 4 £600 +41.17%
Southampton - 4 £575 -
Edinburgh +21 3 £500 +53.84%
Reading +13 3 £525 +9.09% 1
Birmingham -5 3 £575 -22.03% 5
Sheffield - 3 £575 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £575 -
Wales +19 2 £500 -23.07% 1
Cheshire +8 2 £800 +68.42%
Hertfordshire -2 2 £600 -
Middlesex -2 2 - - 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 269 (49.54%) Amazon AWS
2 248 (45.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (23.57%) PaaS
4 119 (21.92%) IaaS
5 96 (17.68%) Microsoft
6 92 (16.94%) DevOps
7 89 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (16.02%) Migration
8 87 (16.02%) Data Centre
9 85 (15.65%) SaaS
10 84 (15.47%) TOGAF
11 79 (14.55%) Finance
12 78 (14.36%) Linux
13 76 (14.00%) Windows
14 70 (12.89%) VMware
15 68 (12.52%) Active Directory
16 66 (12.15%) Office 365
17 61 (11.23%) Hybrid Cloud
18 54 (9.94%) Puppet
19 53 (9.76%) Google
20 51 (9.39%) Private Cloud
21 49 (9.02%) OpenStack
22 48 (8.84%) Web Services
22 48 (8.84%) Java
23 47 (8.66%) Public Cloud
24 42 (7.73%) Jenkins
24 42 (7.73%) Configuration Management
25 41 (7.55%) Security Architecture
26 39 (7.18%) Firewall
27 38 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 49 (9.02%) OpenStack
2 15 (2.76%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (1.84%) SAS
5 7 (1.29%) Apache
6 6 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.92%) Confluence
7 5 (0.92%) Mule
8 4 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.55%) CMS
9 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.55%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.37%) IIS
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.66%) Eloqua
2 8 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Radian6
5 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 269 (49.54%) Amazon AWS
2 248 (45.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (23.57%) PaaS
4 119 (21.92%) IaaS
5 85 (15.65%) SaaS
6 66 (12.15%) Office 365
7 26 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.84%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.84%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (1.66%) HP Helion
12 7 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.74%) Yammer
14 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.55%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.37%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.18%) Firewall
2 29 (5.34%) LAN
2 29 (5.34%) WAN
3 27 (4.97%) Network Security
4 23 (4.24%) VPN
5 17 (3.13%) DNS
6 13 (2.39%) Wireless
7 8 (1.47%) DHCP
7 8 (1.47%) MPLS
8 7 (1.29%) LDAP
8 7 (1.29%) NetScaler
8 7 (1.29%) SSL
8 7 (1.29%) VLAN
9 6 (1.10%) SAN
10 5 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.74%) NAS
11 4 (0.74%) SSH
11 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.55%) AMQP
12 3 (0.55%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.50%) Big Data
2 13 (2.39%) Hadoop
3 12 (2.21%) Cloudera CDH
3 12 (2.21%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.03%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.47%) MySQL
8 7 (1.29%) Impala
9 6 (1.10%) Pentaho
10 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.74%) BigQuery
11 4 (0.74%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (7.73%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.97%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.79%) JIRA
4 14 (2.58%) Subversion
5 13 (2.39%) Maven
6 5 (0.92%) Ant
6 5 (0.92%) GoCD
6 5 (0.92%) Hudson
7 4 (0.74%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.55%) FishEye
8 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.18%) Gradle
9 1 (0.18%) ProC
9 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 79 (14.55%) Finance
2 21 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.31%) Banking
4 17 (3.13%) Marketing
5 16 (2.95%) Retail
6 6 (1.10%) Legal
6 6 (1.10%) Publishing
7 5 (0.92%) Advertising
7 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.74%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Billing
9 2 (0.37%) Law
9 2 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.84%) Web Services
2 29 (5.34%) Middleware
3 27 (4.97%) REST
4 13 (2.39%) .NET
5 9 (1.66%) HTML
5 9 (1.66%) RESTful
6 7 (1.29%) CSS
7 6 (1.10%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.10%) HTML5
8 5 (0.92%) jQuery
8 5 (0.92%) SOAP
8 5 (0.92%) Spring
8 5 (0.92%) XML
9 4 (0.74%) boto
9 4 (0.74%) OAuth
9 4 (0.74%) OpenID
10 3 (0.55%) CSS3
10 3 (0.55%) Node.js
10 3 (0.55%) OAuth2
10 3 (0.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.02%) Data Centre
2 61 (11.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 51 (9.39%) Private Cloud
4 47 (8.66%) Public Cloud
5 23 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.66%) Replication
8 8 (1.47%) NHS
9 6 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.10%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (0.92%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.92%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.74%) Clustering
11 4 (0.74%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.74%) PKI
11 4 (0.74%) User Experience
12 3 (0.55%) IVR
12 3 (0.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 78 (14.36%) Linux
2 76 (14.00%) Windows
3 29 (5.34%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (2.95%) Unix
5 16 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.66%) Mac OS X
8 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.47%) VMS
9 7 (1.29%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.92%) CentOS
11 3 (0.55%) SUSE
12 2 (0.37%) AIX
12 2 (0.37%) Solaris
13 1 (0.18%) Android
13 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (16.94%) DevOps
2 89 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (16.02%) Migration
4 84 (15.47%) TOGAF
5 42 (7.73%) Configuration Management
6 41 (7.55%) Security Architecture
7 36 (6.63%) Scrum
8 35 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (6.26%) SOA
10 33 (6.08%) Enterprise Architecture
11 30 (5.52%) Information Security
12 29 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (4.79%) Technical Architecture
14 22 (4.05%) ITIL
14 22 (4.05%) SDLC
15 20 (3.68%) Open Source
16 19 (3.50%) CRM
16 19 (3.50%) High Availability
17 17 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (3.13%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 48 (8.84%) Java
2 27 (4.97%) Python
3 25 (4.60%) PowerShell
4 24 (4.42%) SQL
5 13 (2.39%) Ruby
6 12 (2.21%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.29%) Scala
8 6 (1.10%) Perl
9 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.92%) C++
10 4 (0.74%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.74%) C#
10 4 (0.74%) Korn
10 4 (0.74%) R
11 3 (0.55%) Go
12 2 (0.37%) PHP
13 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.18%) C
13 1 (0.18%) Groovy
13 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.45%) CISSP
3 28 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.76%) Degree
5 14 (2.58%) AWS Certification
6 11 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.47%) CISM
7 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.74%) CCIE
10 4 (0.74%) CCNA
10 4 (0.74%) CCSA
10 4 (0.74%) CISA
10 4 (0.74%) ISSAP
10 4 (0.74%) MCSD
11 3 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.55%) CISMP
11 3 (0.55%) GIAC
11 3 (0.55%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (1.66%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.29%) QA
3 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.92%) SLA
5 4 (0.74%) COBIT
6 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 68 (12.52%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.87%) Docker
4 18 (3.31%) vCloud
5 14 (2.58%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.66%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.92%) XenServer
8 3 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.55%) Xen
8 3 (0.55%) XenApp
9 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.18%) KVM
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (9.94%) Puppet
2 38 (7.00%) Ansible
3 25 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.95%) SCCM
5 12 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.47%) SCOM
7 7 (1.29%) Terraform
8 4 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.74%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.74%) vRealize
9 3 (0.55%) Consul
10 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.37%) Nagios
10 2 (0.37%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.18%) CloudForms
11 1 (0.18%) Icinga
11 1 (0.18%) logstash
11 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 96 (17.68%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.89%) VMware
3 53 (9.76%) Google
4 27 (4.97%) Oracle
5 23 (4.24%) Cisco
6 20 (3.68%) Citrix
7 19 (3.50%) Cloudera
8 15 (2.76%) IBM
9 12 (2.21%) SAP
10 11 (2.03%) HP
10 11 (2.03%) Rackspace
10 11 (2.03%) Splunk
11 10 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.10%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (1.10%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.10%) Siebel
13 5 (0.92%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.92%) F5
13 5 (0.92%) Platfora
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £600 - £800 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
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TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
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Rate: £500 - £530 per day
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Rate: £550 - £500 per day
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Client Server
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