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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Architect
UK
Rank 392 435 533
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +98
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 218 197 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.40% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 130 51
Median daily rate £575 £565 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £454 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £526
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +47 207 £575 +1.76% 36
London +46 130 £600 +4.34% 19
South East +22 32 £513 -6.17% 7
Berkshire +18 16 £513 +0.24% 3
North West +30 14 £500 +2.56% 5
West Midlands +1 9 £520 -3.20%
City of London +12 8 £600 +9.09% 6
East of England -5 8 £625 +13.63%
Scotland +20 6 £540 -16.92%
Manchester +16 6 £490 +12.00% 4
Yorkshire +11 5 £525 -19.23% 3
Bedfordshire +3 5 £613 +5.60%
Oxfordshire 0 5 £700 +34.61%
West Yorkshire +4 4 £538 -17.30% 2
South West +3 4 £488 -11.36%
Oxford +2 4 £700 +34.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 4 £414 -3.77%
Leeds -6 4 £538 -17.30% 2
Hampshire -8 4 £513 -18.00% 2
North East -8 4 £414 -3.77%
Tyne and Wear -15 4 £414 -3.77%
Belfast - 4 - -
Croydon - 4 - -
Merseyside - 4 £500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
County Antrim - 4 - -
Cheshire +36 3 £400 -27.27%
Edinburgh +18 3 £540 -16.92%
Luton +10 3 £613 +5.60%
Surrey +8 3 £500 -9.09% 2

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 256 (51.10%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (48.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (19.56%) Microsoft
5 90 (17.96%) VMware
5 90 (17.96%) PaaS
5 90 (17.96%) IaaS
6 82 (16.37%) Migration
7 77 (15.37%) DevOps
8 72 (14.37%) Java
9 70 (13.97%) Linux
10 68 (13.57%) Finance
11 64 (12.77%) Active Directory
11 64 (12.77%) Security Cleared
12 63 (12.57%) Windows
13 62 (12.38%) Data Centre
14 60 (11.98%) Office 365
15 59 (11.78%) Ansible
15 59 (11.78%) Puppet
16 58 (11.58%) SC Cleared
17 57 (11.38%) Web Services
18 54 (10.78%) Oracle
19 51 (10.18%) DNS
20 50 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
21 47 (9.38%) SaaS
21 47 (9.38%) SOA
21 47 (9.38%) Public Cloud
22 46 (9.18%) VPN
23 45 (8.98%) Python
24 44 (8.78%) Firewall

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 34 (6.79%) Cloud Foundry
2 32 (6.39%) Apache
2 32 (6.39%) OpenStack
3 17 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.00%) Confluence
4 10 (2.00%) JBoss
5 9 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.60%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.20%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.00%) IIS
8 5 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.80%) SAS
10 3 (0.60%) nginx
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.20%) HipChat
3 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.40%) Maximo
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 256 (51.10%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (48.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (17.96%) IaaS
3 90 (17.96%) PaaS
4 60 (11.98%) Office 365
5 47 (9.38%) SaaS
6 29 (5.79%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (3.19%) IBM Cloud
8 15 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (2.40%) Amazon S3
11 11 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (1.60%) Bluemix
13 7 (1.40%) OpenShift
13 7 (1.40%) SoftLayer
14 6 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (1.20%) Google App Engine
15 5 (1.00%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.18%) DNS
2 46 (9.18%) VPN
3 44 (8.78%) Firewall
4 24 (4.79%) WAN
5 23 (4.59%) LAN
6 20 (3.99%) SNMP
7 16 (3.19%) Network Security
8 7 (1.40%) DHCP
8 7 (1.40%) VSAN
9 6 (1.20%) Skype
10 5 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.00%) Internet
10 5 (1.00%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.00%) LDAP
10 5 (1.00%) MPLS
10 5 (1.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.00%) VoIP
11 4 (0.80%) DMZ
11 4 (0.80%) IPsec
12 3 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.78%) Hadoop
2 31 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (4.99%) Big Data
3 25 (4.99%) Oracle Database
3 25 (4.99%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.60%) MySQL
8 7 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.80%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.80%) Endeca
11 3 (0.60%) BODI
11 3 (0.60%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 40 (7.98%) Jenkins
2 38 (7.58%) JIRA
3 21 (4.19%) Bitbucket
4 17 (3.39%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.60%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.80%) Subversion
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.60%) Rational Application Developer
8 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Continuum
10 1 (0.20%) GoCD
10 1 (0.20%) Hudson
10 1 (0.20%) Selenium
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (13.57%) Finance
2 19 (3.79%) Banking
3 14 (2.79%) Marketing
4 13 (2.59%) Retail
5 12 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.00%) Advertising
7 5 (1.00%) Electronics
8 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.60%) German Language
10 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.40%) Law
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.38%) Web Services
2 33 (6.59%) Middleware
3 31 (6.19%) .NET
4 22 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
5 20 (3.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 18 (3.59%) REST
7 16 (3.19%) J2EE
8 14 (2.79%) Spring
9 13 (2.59%) HTML
10 12 (2.40%) JSON
11 11 (2.20%) CSS
12 8 (1.60%) HTML5
12 8 (1.60%) SOAP
13 7 (1.40%) boto
13 7 (1.40%) CSS3
13 7 (1.40%) SAML
14 6 (1.20%) Kafka
15 5 (1.00%) JDBC
15 5 (1.00%) JMS
15 5 (1.00%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 47 (9.38%) Public Cloud
3 43 (8.58%) Hybrid Cloud
4 32 (6.39%) PKI
5 23 (4.59%) Private Cloud
6 16 (3.19%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.40%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.60%) FlexPod
9 8 (1.60%) User Experience
10 6 (1.20%) Clustering
10 6 (1.20%) NHS
11 5 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (0.80%) Fintech
12 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.60%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.97%) Linux
2 63 (12.57%) Windows
3 29 (5.79%) Unix
4 16 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.00%) Solaris
9 4 (0.80%) AIX
9 4 (0.80%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.60%) Android
10 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.60%) CentOS
10 3 (0.60%) HPUX
11 2 (0.40%) VMS
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (16.37%) Migration
3 77 (15.37%) DevOps
4 50 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (9.38%) SOA
6 42 (8.38%) TOGAF
7 36 (7.19%) Enterprise Architecture
8 27 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (4.99%) Project Management
10 24 (4.79%) Configuration Management
10 24 (4.79%) E-Commerce
11 23 (4.59%) High Availability
11 23 (4.59%) Open Source
12 22 (4.39%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (4.39%) ITIL
12 22 (4.39%) Scrum
12 22 (4.39%) Technical Architecture
13 20 (3.99%) Security Architecture
14 19 (3.79%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 72 (14.37%) Java
2 45 (8.98%) Python
3 34 (6.79%) SQL
4 19 (3.79%) Ruby
5 15 (2.99%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.59%) Scala
7 11 (2.20%) Perl
8 8 (1.60%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.60%) C#
8 8 (1.60%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.20%) C
10 5 (1.00%) PHP
11 4 (0.80%) Go
11 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.60%) C++
12 3 (0.60%) R
13 2 (0.40%) Erlang
13 2 (0.40%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.58%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.99%) Degree
4 18 (3.59%) AWS Certification
5 10 (2.00%) CISSP
6 7 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.80%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.80%) VCDX
9 3 (0.60%) CCIE
9 3 (0.60%) CCNP
9 3 (0.60%) CISM
10 2 (0.40%) MCITP
10 2 (0.40%) MCSA
10 2 (0.40%) MCSE
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (0.40%) SANS
10 2 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.60%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.20%) QA
3 5 (1.00%) SLA
4 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.40%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) GCP
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 41 (8.18%) Docker
3 31 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.59%) vCloud
5 19 (3.79%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.40%) vSphere
7 7 (1.40%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.80%) Squid
10 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.40%) HDFS
11 2 (0.40%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.40%) Snort
11 2 (0.40%) XenApp
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.20%) etcd
12 1 (0.20%) KVM
12 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (11.78%) Ansible
1 59 (11.78%) Puppet
2 37 (7.39%) Terraform
3 24 (4.79%) Kubernetes
3 24 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (4.19%) Packer
5 20 (3.99%) Consul
6 19 (3.79%) Rsyslog
6 19 (3.79%) yum
6 19 (3.79%) ZABBIX
7 12 (2.40%) vRealize
8 10 (2.00%) SCOM
9 9 (1.80%) SCCM
10 8 (1.60%) Graphite
10 8 (1.60%) logstash
11 7 (1.40%) Nagios
12 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.80%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.60%) Cacti
14 3 (0.60%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 98 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 90 (17.96%) VMware
3 54 (10.78%) Oracle
4 29 (5.79%) Google
5 25 (4.99%) Atlassian
6 24 (4.79%) Cisco
7 23 (4.59%) AppDynamics
8 22 (4.39%) CA
9 19 (3.79%) Red Hat
10 16 (3.19%) IBM
11 14 (2.79%) SAP
11 14 (2.79%) Splunk
12 11 (2.20%) Dell
13 10 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.40%) EMC
14 7 (1.40%) HP
15 6 (1.20%) Cloudera
15 6 (1.20%) New Relic
16 5 (1.00%) Citrix
16 5 (1.00%) NetApp
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Arnold Ash Ltd
Rate: From £700 to £750 per day 6 - 12 months +
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 26 days ago