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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 537 559 575
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 83 52 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.095% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.10% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 46 1
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£550 £528 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -18.76%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 82 £550 +4.16% 10
London +7 45 £593 +12.21% 5
South East +7 27 £525 -0.56% 4
Surrey +10 14 - -
Staines - 14 - -
Berkshire - 9 £525 -
City of London -4 6 £550 +15.78% 2
North West - 4 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Wirral - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £538 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £449 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £538 -
Middlesex -3 1 £500 -5.30%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £563 -
Slough - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 £550 -
Leicester - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £775 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £775 -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 75 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (37.04%) Data Centre
4 46 (34.07%) Microsoft
5 37 (27.41%) VMware
6 33 (24.44%) Migration
6 33 (24.44%) IaaS
7 32 (23.70%) Linux
8 31 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (21.48%) OpenStack
10 28 (20.74%) DevOps
11 27 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (19.26%) Windows
13 24 (17.78%) PaaS
14 22 (16.30%) Puppet
15 20 (14.81%) Web Services
15 20 (14.81%) UNIX
16 19 (14.07%) Cisco
16 19 (14.07%) MS Excel
17 18 (13.33%) Configuration Management
17 18 (13.33%) Hyper-V
18 17 (12.59%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (12.59%) SharePoint
18 17 (12.59%) Hybrid Cloud
19 16 (11.85%) Private Cloud
19 16 (11.85%) Auto-Scaling
19 16 (11.85%) HP
20 15 (11.11%) Oracle
20 15 (11.11%) Open Source
20 15 (11.11%) Opscode Chef

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (21.48%) OpenStack
2 17 (12.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.67%) Apache
4 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.70%) Eucalyptus
6 4 (2.96%) Lync
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.48%) 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 19 (14.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (24.44%) IaaS
4 24 (17.78%) PaaS
5 17 (12.59%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (9.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (8.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 12 (8.89%) SaaS
8 11 (8.15%) Office 365
9 5 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.70%) Amazon S3
10 4 (2.96%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (2.22%) HP Helion
12 2 (1.48%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (1.48%) CloudFront
12 2 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.74%) Symantec.cloud
13 1 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.37%) VPN
2 13 (9.63%) Firewall
2 13 (9.63%) VLAN
3 10 (7.41%) Network Security
3 10 (7.41%) DNS
4 9 (6.67%) SAN
5 8 (5.93%) NAS
6 7 (5.19%) SSH
6 7 (5.19%) Internet
6 7 (5.19%) LDAP
6 7 (5.19%) DHCP
7 6 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (3.70%) OpenFlow
8 5 (3.70%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (2.96%) MPLS
9 4 (2.96%) LAN
9 4 (2.96%) WAN
10 3 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.41%) Hadoop
1 10 (7.41%) Big Data
2 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Git (software)
1 11 (8.15%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.41%) Subversion
3 9 (6.67%) Maven
3 9 (6.67%) JIRA
3 9 (6.67%) Ant
4 6 (4.44%) Hudson
5 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (2.96%) Billing
2 3 (2.22%) Finance
2 3 (2.22%) Dutch Language
2 3 (2.22%) French Language
3 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Electronics
4 1 (0.74%) Marketing
4 1 (0.74%) Automotive
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.81%) Web Services
2 9 (6.67%) boto
3 6 (4.44%) REST
4 5 (3.70%) Middleware
5 3 (2.22%) JSON
6 2 (1.48%) HTML
6 2 (1.48%) .NET
7 1 (0.74%) LAMP
7 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 50 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.59%) Hybrid Cloud
3 16 (11.85%) Private Cloud
4 12 (8.89%) Public Cloud
5 9 (6.67%) Enterprise Cloud
6 8 (5.93%) Replication
7 6 (4.44%) CLARiiON
7 6 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.44%) FlexPod
7 6 (4.44%) EMC VNX
7 6 (4.44%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.74%) DTV
10 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.70%) Linux
2 26 (19.26%) Windows
3 20 (14.81%) UNIX
4 6 (4.44%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.48%) VMS
7 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.74%) VME
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.44%) Migration
2 28 (20.74%) DevOps
3 27 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 16 (11.85%) Auto-Scaling
6 15 (11.11%) Open Source
7 13 (9.63%) Capacity Management
8 12 (8.89%) Software Deployment
9 10 (7.41%) TOGAF
10 9 (6.67%) Use Case
10 9 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.93%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (4.44%) Zachman Framework
12 6 (4.44%) Data Protection
12 6 (4.44%) Performance Testing
12 6 (4.44%) Project Management
12 6 (4.44%) ITIL
13 5 (3.70%) E-Commerce
13 5 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.37%) Python
2 12 (8.89%) Ruby
3 9 (6.67%) Java
4 8 (5.93%) SQL
5 5 (3.70%) C#
5 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.48%) Perl
7 2 (1.48%) C
8 1 (0.74%) C++
8 1 (0.74%) COBOL
8 1 (0.74%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.74%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) IBM Certification
4 2 (1.48%) Degree
4 2 (1.48%) MCSE
4 2 (1.48%) CCNA
4 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.48%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) MCSA
5 1 (0.74%) CCSP
5 1 (0.74%) CCNP
5 1 (0.74%) MCP
5 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.74%) MCTS
5 1 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.19%) NFS
3 7 (5.19%) vSphere
4 6 (4.44%) SRDF
4 6 (4.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
6 4 (2.96%) vCloud
7 3 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.22%) XenServer
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.74%) UAG
8 1 (0.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (16.30%) Puppet
2 15 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.41%) Ansible
4 6 (4.44%) EMC VPLEX
4 6 (4.44%) SnapMirror
4 6 (4.44%) SnapVault
4 6 (4.44%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.48%) SCOM
5 2 (1.48%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.48%) Salt
6 1 (0.74%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.74%) StatsD
6 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 37 (27.41%) VMware
3 19 (14.07%) Cisco
4 16 (11.85%) HP
5 15 (11.11%) Oracle
6 14 (10.37%) SAP
6 14 (10.37%) IBM
7 11 (8.15%) EMC
7 11 (8.15%) Citrix
8 9 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 8 (5.93%) NetApp
9 8 (5.93%) Symantec
10 7 (5.19%) Google
11 6 (4.44%) Brocade
11 6 (4.44%) PlateSpin
11 6 (4.44%) Fujitsu
11 6 (4.44%) Splunk
11 6 (4.44%) Veeam
11 6 (4.44%) Hitachi
11 6 (4.44%) NetIQ
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