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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 542 572 553
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 52 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.051% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.055% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 2
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£525 £550 £507
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +8.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £380 £502
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £648 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £531 £388 -
% change year-on-year
+37.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 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 24 April 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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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 +23 51 £525 -4.54% 13
London +15 28 £525 -12.50% 8
South East -5 8 £750 +25.00% 3
North West -13 7 £476 +22.90%
Berkshire -3 4 £750 +42.85%
Merseyside - 4 £415 -
South West - 3 £550 -
Surrey - 3 - - 2
Liverpool - 3 £415 -
Staines - 3 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 2 £430 +20.70%
Tyne and Wear +5 2 £430 +20.70%
North East -4 2 £430 +20.70%
West Yorkshire - 2 £513 -
Yorkshire - 2 £513 -
Bristol - 2 £550 -
Leeds - 2 £513 -
Slough - 2 £750 -
Cheshire - 2 £531 -
Preston +7 1 £503 +29.67%
Lancashire +6 1 £503 +29.67%
Middlesex +6 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £550 -
City of London - 1 £450 - 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £650 -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (37.89%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (34.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (30.53%) Windows
4 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
5 23 (24.21%) Linux
5 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (20.00%) Migration
7 18 (18.95%) Firewall
8 17 (17.89%) IaaS
9 16 (16.84%) SharePoint
9 16 (16.84%) VPN
10 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
10 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
10 14 (14.74%) SaaS
11 13 (13.68%) PaaS
11 13 (13.68%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (13.68%) Web Services
11 13 (13.68%) DNS
12 12 (12.63%) UNIX
12 12 (12.63%) Java
12 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
12 12 (12.63%) Puppet
12 12 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (11.58%) DevOps
13 11 (11.58%) Subversion
13 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
14 10 (10.53%) VMware
14 10 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (10.53%) Auto-Scaling
15 9 (9.47%) Open Source

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (16.84%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.37%) OpenStack
4 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.26%) Lync
6 5 (5.26%) Mule ESB
6 5 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (5.26%) Mule
6 5 (5.26%) IIS
7 3 (3.16%) Apache
7 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.05%) Node.js
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.05%) IBM Connections
9 1 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (37.89%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (34.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (17.89%) IaaS
4 14 (14.74%) SaaS
5 13 (13.68%) PaaS
5 13 (13.68%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (7.37%) CloudFront
7 7 (7.37%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (6.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (6.32%) Office 365
9 5 (5.26%) GitHub
10 3 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (3.16%) Amazon S3
10 3 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (3.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (2.11%) HP Helion
12 1 (1.05%) Google Apps
12 1 (1.05%) Google App Engine
12 1 (1.05%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.95%) Firewall
2 16 (16.84%) VPN
3 13 (13.68%) DNS
4 8 (8.42%) VLAN
5 6 (6.32%) LDAP
6 3 (3.16%) NAS
6 3 (3.16%) DHCP
6 3 (3.16%) Internet
6 3 (3.16%) SAN
7 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.11%) LAN
7 2 (2.11%) WAN
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.05%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.05%) SSH
8 1 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.21%) Big Data
4 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Subversion
2 8 (8.42%) Maven
3 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.16%) JIRA
4 3 (3.16%) Ant
General
1 3 (3.16%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.11%) Banking
2 2 (2.11%) Korean Language
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Electronics
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) Web Services
2 5 (5.26%) REST
2 5 (5.26%) SOAP
2 5 (5.26%) JMS
3 4 (4.21%) .NET
3 4 (4.21%) Middleware
4 2 (2.11%) HTML
4 2 (2.11%) SAML
4 2 (2.11%) OAuth
5 1 (1.05%) CSS3
5 1 (1.05%) PhoneGap
5 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.05%) HTML5
5 1 (1.05%) boto
5 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.05%) jQuery
5 1 (1.05%) LAMP
5 1 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Open Source
2 7 (7.37%) Public Cloud
2 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Cloud
3 6 (6.32%) Private Cloud
4 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.26%) Clustering
5 3 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Windows
2 23 (24.21%) Linux
3 12 (12.63%) UNIX
4 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) Android
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.00%) Migration
3 11 (11.58%) DevOps
4 10 (10.53%) Auto-Scaling
5 9 (9.47%) SOA
6 8 (8.42%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (6.32%) ITIL
8 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.26%) Scrum
9 5 (5.26%) Service Management
9 5 (5.26%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.26%) OO
10 4 (4.21%) CRM
10 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.21%) Software Deployment
11 3 (3.16%) Capacity Management
11 3 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (3.16%) Validation
11 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.63%) Java
2 8 (8.42%) Python
2 8 (8.42%) Ruby
3 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.37%) C#
4 6 (6.32%) SQL
5 4 (4.21%) C
6 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.11%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.05%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.05%) CISSP
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.42%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) XenServer
5 1 (1.05%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Puppet
1 12 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.11%) CloudHub
2 2 (2.11%) Salt
2 2 (2.11%) Ansible
3 1 (1.05%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.05%) StatsD
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) VMware
3 9 (9.47%) Oracle
4 8 (8.42%) Google
5 7 (7.37%) HP
6 6 (6.32%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (6.32%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.21%) Citrix
7 4 (4.21%) MuleSoft
8 3 (3.16%) SAP
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco
9 2 (2.11%) IBM
10 1 (1.05%) F5
10 1 (1.05%) Vertica
10 1 (1.05%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.05%) Juniper
10 1 (1.05%) Informatica
10 1 (1.05%) NetApp
10 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
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