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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 541 564 579
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 84 52 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.094% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 5
Average daily rate
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£569 £528 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £528 -
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 29 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 28 August 2015. 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 +20 82 £563 +6.53% 36
London +25 45 £600 +13.63% 10
South East -2 25 £525 -0.56% 6
Surrey +9 14 £500 -29.57% 1
Staines - 14 £500 -
Berkshire - 9 £525 - 2
City of London - 7 £550 - 4
North West - 6 £475 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £475 -
West Yorkshire -21 2 £519 - 3
Leeds -26 2 £519 - 2
Yorkshire -28 2 £519 - 4
East Midlands - 2 - - 3
Merseyside - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £449 - 1
Wirral - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £600 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £775 - 3
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £775 - 6
Milton Keynes - 1 £600 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £563 - 1
Slough - 1 £375 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £650 - 1

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 80 (58.82%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (55.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (36.03%) Data Centre
4 46 (33.82%) Microsoft
5 41 (30.15%) VMware
6 33 (24.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (22.79%) OpenStack
7 31 (22.79%) IaaS
8 29 (21.32%) Linux
9 28 (20.59%) Migration
9 28 (20.59%) DevOps
10 27 (19.85%) Web Services
11 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (18.38%) PaaS
12 23 (16.91%) Windows
13 21 (15.44%) Puppet
14 19 (13.97%) Cisco
15 18 (13.24%) MS Excel
15 18 (13.24%) Hyper-V
16 16 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (11.76%) UNIX
16 16 (11.76%) SharePoint
16 16 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
17 15 (11.03%) Public Cloud
17 15 (11.03%) Private Cloud
17 15 (11.03%) IBM
17 15 (11.03%) HP
17 15 (11.03%) SAP
17 15 (11.03%) Configuration Management
17 15 (11.03%) Open Source

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 31 (22.79%) OpenStack
2 16 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.62%) Apache
4 6 (4.41%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.68%) Eucalyptus
6 4 (2.94%) Lync
7 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.74%) Node.js
9 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (58.82%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (55.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (22.79%) IaaS
4 25 (18.38%) PaaS
5 16 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (10.29%) SaaS
7 12 (8.82%) Office 365
8 11 (8.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (8.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (2.94%) Amazon S3
11 3 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.47%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.74%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.74%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.74%) Yammer
13 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.56%) VLAN
2 12 (8.82%) VPN
3 11 (8.09%) Firewall
4 10 (7.35%) Network Security
4 10 (7.35%) DNS
4 10 (7.35%) SAN
5 9 (6.62%) NAS
5 9 (6.62%) Internet
6 7 (5.15%) SSH
6 7 (5.15%) LDAP
6 7 (5.15%) DHCP
6 7 (5.15%) OpenFlow
7 6 (4.41%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (3.68%) MPLS
8 5 (3.68%) LAN
8 5 (3.68%) WAN
8 5 (3.68%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.82%) Big Data
2 11 (8.09%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.09%) Git (software)
1 11 (8.09%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.62%) Ant
2 9 (6.62%) Subversion
2 9 (6.62%) Maven
2 9 (6.62%) JIRA
3 6 (4.41%) Hudson
General
1 7 (5.15%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.94%) Billing
3 3 (2.21%) Dutch Language
3 3 (2.21%) French Language
4 2 (1.47%) Marketing
4 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.74%) Automotive
5 1 (0.74%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.85%) Web Services
2 9 (6.62%) boto
3 6 (4.41%) REST
4 5 (3.68%) JSON
5 4 (2.94%) Middleware
6 2 (1.47%) HTML
6 2 (1.47%) .NET
7 1 (0.74%) LAMP
7 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (36.03%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 15 (11.03%) Public Cloud
3 15 (11.03%) Private Cloud
4 8 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
4 8 (5.88%) Replication
5 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.41%) FlexPod
6 6 (4.41%) CLARiiON
6 6 (4.41%) EMC VNX
6 6 (4.41%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.47%) DTV
9 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.32%) Linux
2 23 (16.91%) Windows
3 16 (11.76%) UNIX
4 6 (4.41%) Data ONTAP
5 5 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.47%) VMS
7 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.74%) VME
8 1 (0.74%) Android
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.59%) Migration
1 28 (20.59%) DevOps
2 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.03%) Configuration Management
3 15 (11.03%) Open Source
4 14 (10.29%) Auto-Scaling
5 13 (9.56%) Capacity Management
6 12 (8.82%) Software Deployment
7 11 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.35%) TOGAF
8 10 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.62%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (6.62%) Use Case
10 8 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.15%) Software Architecture
11 7 (5.15%) Network Management
12 6 (4.41%) Project Management
12 6 (4.41%) Performance Testing
12 6 (4.41%) Data Protection
12 6 (4.41%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.56%) Python
2 11 (8.09%) Ruby
3 10 (7.35%) Java
4 7 (5.15%) SQL
5 5 (3.68%) C#
6 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.21%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.47%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) C++
9 1 (0.74%) COBOL
9 1 (0.74%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.74%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.41%) IBM Certification
1 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
1 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.21%) Degree
3 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.47%) MCSE
3 2 (1.47%) CCNA
3 2 (1.47%) CISSP
3 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.47%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) MCSA
4 1 (0.74%) CCSP
4 1 (0.74%) CCNP
4 1 (0.74%) MCTS
4 1 (0.74%) MCITP
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.74%) MCP
4 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (24.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (13.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.15%) NFS
4 6 (4.41%) SRDF
4 6 (4.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 6 (4.41%) vSphere
5 5 (3.68%) vCloud
6 4 (2.94%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.47%) XenServer
9 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.74%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (15.44%) Puppet
2 13 (9.56%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.35%) Ansible
4 6 (4.41%) EMC VPLEX
4 6 (4.41%) SnapMirror
4 6 (4.41%) SnapVault
4 6 (4.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.47%) SCOM
6 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.74%) SCCM
6 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.74%) StatsD
6 1 (0.74%) Salt
6 1 (0.74%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 41 (30.15%) VMware
3 19 (13.97%) Cisco
4 15 (11.03%) IBM
4 15 (11.03%) SAP
4 15 (11.03%) HP
5 13 (9.56%) Oracle
6 12 (8.82%) EMC
7 10 (7.35%) Citrix
7 10 (7.35%) Red Hat
8 9 (6.62%) NetApp
9 8 (5.88%) Google
9 8 (5.88%) Symantec
10 6 (4.41%) Veeam
10 6 (4.41%) Brocade
10 6 (4.41%) PlateSpin
10 6 (4.41%) Fujitsu
10 6 (4.41%) Splunk
10 6 (4.41%) Hitachi
10 6 (4.41%) NetIQ
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