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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Architect
Rank 556 551 543
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 49 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.057% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.062% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 1
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£519 £525 £501
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +4.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £500 -
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
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 £240
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 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 24 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 26 May 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 +19 48 £513 -2.38% 22
London +14 26 £525 -0.56% 12
South East +1 13 £650 +23.80% 5
Staines - 7 - -
Surrey - 7 - -
Berkshire +2 4 £750 +42.85%
North West -18 4 £503 +29.67%
Middlesex +6 2 £500 -4.76%
North East -10 2 £430 +20.70%
Tyne and Wear -10 2 £430 +20.70%
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 2 £430 +20.70%
Slough - 2 £750 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £513 -
Yorkshire - 2 £513 -
Cheshire - 2 £531 -
Leeds - 2 £513 -
Preston +9 1 £503 +29.67%
Lancashire +6 1 £503 +29.67%
South West +6 1 - -
City of London +3 1 £450 -5.26% 7
Reading - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £550 -
Wales - 1 £650 -

Cloud Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 40 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (37.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (34.44%) Windows
4 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
5 24 (26.67%) Linux
6 23 (25.56%) IaaS
6 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (23.33%) VPN
8 20 (22.22%) Firewall
8 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 18 (20.00%) PaaS
10 17 (18.89%) Migration
10 17 (18.89%) Web Services
11 16 (17.78%) UNIX
12 15 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 15 (16.67%) DNS
12 15 (16.67%) Puppet
12 15 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (15.56%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (14.44%) Java
15 12 (13.33%) Active Directory
15 12 (13.33%) Hyper-V
15 12 (13.33%) Auto-Scaling
15 12 (13.33%) DevOps
15 12 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (12.22%) SaaS
16 11 (12.22%) VMware
16 11 (12.22%) Subversion
16 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
17 10 (11.11%) MS Excel

Cloud Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 15 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.78%) OpenStack
2 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.56%) Mule ESB
4 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.56%) Mule
4 5 (5.56%) Apache
5 4 (4.44%) IIS
5 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.33%) Lync
6 3 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.11%) IBM Connections
8 1 (1.11%) Node.js
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (37.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (25.56%) IaaS
4 18 (20.00%) PaaS
5 14 (15.56%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (12.22%) SaaS
8 8 (8.89%) Office 365
8 8 (8.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (7.78%) CloudFront
9 7 (7.78%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (5.56%) GitHub
11 3 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (3.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
12 2 (2.22%) HP Helion
12 2 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (1.11%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.33%) VPN
2 20 (22.22%) Firewall
3 15 (16.67%) DNS
4 10 (11.11%) VLAN
5 7 (7.78%) DHCP
6 6 (6.67%) LDAP
7 5 (5.56%) Network Security
8 4 (4.44%) SAN
8 4 (4.44%) MPLS
8 4 (4.44%) LAN
8 4 (4.44%) WAN
9 3 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.33%) NAS
9 3 (3.33%) SSH
10 2 (2.22%) Internet
10 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.11%) BIG-IP
11 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.11%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Subversion
2 8 (8.89%) Maven
3 7 (7.78%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.33%) JIRA
4 3 (3.33%) Ant
General
1 4 (4.44%) Billing
2 2 (2.22%) Korean Language
2 2 (2.22%) Banking
2 2 (2.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.11%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) REST
2 5 (5.56%) SOAP
2 5 (5.56%) JMS
3 4 (4.44%) .NET
3 4 (4.44%) Middleware
4 3 (3.33%) boto
5 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 2 (2.22%) SAML
5 2 (2.22%) OAuth
6 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.11%) LAMP
6 1 (1.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.78%) Public Cloud
2 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Cloud
3 6 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.44%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.33%) Clustering
6 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.22%) Replication
8 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) Windows
2 24 (26.67%) Linux
3 16 (17.78%) UNIX
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.22%) VMS
5 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.89%) Migration
3 12 (13.33%) Auto-Scaling
3 12 (13.33%) DevOps
4 10 (11.11%) Open Source
5 9 (10.00%) SOA
5 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.89%) Software Deployment
7 7 (7.78%) Capacity Management
8 6 (6.67%) OO
8 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.56%) Service Management
9 5 (5.56%) Scrum
9 5 (5.56%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.56%) ITIL
10 4 (4.44%) CRM
10 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.33%) Validation
11 3 (3.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) Java
2 10 (11.11%) Python
3 8 (8.89%) SQL
3 8 (8.89%) Ruby
3 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.78%) C#
5 4 (4.44%) C
6 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.22%) Perl
8 1 (1.11%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (1.11%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.11%) Degree
3 1 (1.11%) MCITP
3 1 (1.11%) CCNP
3 1 (1.11%) CCNA
3 1 (1.11%) CISSP
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.11%) MCSE
3 1 (1.11%) MCSA
System Software
1 12 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 12 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 9 (10.00%) vSphere
2 9 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) XenServer
4 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) Puppet
1 15 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.44%) Ansible
3 2 (2.22%) Salt
3 2 (2.22%) CloudHub
4 1 (1.11%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.11%) StatsD
4 1 (1.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.11%) SCOM
4 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.22%) VMware
3 9 (10.00%) Oracle
4 8 (8.89%) Google
5 7 (7.78%) HP
6 6 (6.67%) Citrix
6 6 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.44%) MuleSoft
8 3 (3.33%) Cisco
8 3 (3.33%) SAP
9 2 (2.22%) IBM
9 2 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.11%) Vertica
10 1 (1.11%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.11%) F5
10 1 (1.11%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.11%) Juniper
10 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + Competitive
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £750 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago