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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Architect
Rank 397 519 552
Rank change year-on-year
+122 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 260 143 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 84 62
Median daily rate £525 £550 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £520 £538
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +104 241 £540 -1.81% 30
London +37 138 £550 -5.17% 14
South East +28 52 £538 +3.36% 6
Berkshire +14 17 £563 +15.38% 2
Surrey +5 17 £513 +2.50% 2
West Midlands -10 16 £465 -40.00% 4
Yorkshire +12 12 £575 +9.52% 4
Shropshire - 12 £469 -
Newbury - 12 £575 -
Telford - 12 £469 -
Scotland +26 11 £493 +51.53% 1
Staines -5 10 £500 - 1
Wales +26 8 £500 -23.07%
City of London +21 7 £488 -13.33% 2
North West +17 7 £460 -3.15% 1
Hampshire +16 7 £600 +60.00% 2
West Yorkshire +3 7 £550 +4.76% 3
Glasgow - 7 £485 - 1
Leeds +2 6 £600 +14.28% 3
East of England - 5 £600 -
South Wales - 5 £500 -
South West +21 4 £600 -3.22%
Edinburgh +9 4 £500 +53.84% 1
Manchester +4 4 £438 - 1
East Midlands 0 4 £600 -
Oxfordshire -5 4 £438 -15.86%
South Yorkshire - 4 £575 -
Sheffield - 4 £575 -
Newport - 4 £500 -
Reading +14 3 £525 +9.09% 2

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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.

1 263 (48.98%) Amazon AWS
2 240 (44.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (25.51%) PaaS
4 128 (23.84%) IaaS
5 94 (17.50%) Microsoft
6 93 (17.32%) Migration
6 93 (17.32%) DevOps
7 91 (16.95%) Linux
8 90 (16.76%) SaaS
8 90 (16.76%) Data Centre
9 88 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (15.83%) TOGAF
11 80 (14.90%) Finance
12 79 (14.71%) Windows
13 71 (13.22%) VMware
14 63 (11.73%) Hybrid Cloud
15 61 (11.36%) Puppet
16 60 (11.17%) Active Directory
17 58 (10.80%) Office 365
18 57 (10.61%) Java
19 54 (10.06%) Private Cloud
20 52 (9.68%) Google
21 50 (9.31%) Configuration Management
22 49 (9.12%) OpenStack
23 45 (8.38%) Web Services
24 44 (8.19%) Firewall
25 43 (8.01%) Public Cloud
26 42 (7.82%) Ansible
27 41 (7.64%) Jenkins
28 38 (7.08%) Information Security

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 49 (9.12%) OpenStack
2 14 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.86%) Apache
5 7 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.12%) Mule
6 6 (1.12%) SAS
7 5 (0.93%) Confluence
8 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.56%) CMS
9 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.56%) IIS
9 3 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 28 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (1.68%) Eloqua
2 8 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) Radian6
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 263 (48.98%) Amazon AWS
2 240 (44.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (25.51%) PaaS
4 128 (23.84%) IaaS
5 90 (16.76%) SaaS
6 58 (10.80%) Office 365
7 29 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 26 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (2.42%) Amazon S3
11 12 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (2.05%) HP Helion
13 8 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.74%) Yammer
16 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
16 3 (0.56%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.19%) Firewall
2 35 (6.52%) LAN
2 35 (6.52%) WAN
3 33 (6.15%) Network Security
4 26 (4.84%) VPN
5 20 (3.72%) DNS
6 13 (2.42%) Wireless
7 12 (2.23%) DHCP
8 11 (2.05%) MPLS
8 11 (2.05%) VLAN
9 7 (1.30%) LDAP
9 7 (1.30%) NetScaler
9 7 (1.30%) SAN
10 6 (1.12%) SSL
11 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.74%) NAS
12 4 (0.74%) SSH
13 3 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.56%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.35%) Big Data
2 13 (2.42%) Hadoop
3 12 (2.23%) Cloudera CDH
4 10 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.86%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.86%) MySQL
5 9 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.49%) SQL Server
7 7 (1.30%) Impala
8 6 (1.12%) Pentaho
9 5 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.74%) BigQuery
10 4 (0.74%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.74%) Redis
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (7.64%) Jenkins
2 24 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 23 (4.28%) JIRA
4 16 (2.98%) Maven
5 14 (2.61%) Subversion
6 8 (1.49%) MSBuild
6 8 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.93%) Ant
7 5 (0.93%) GoCD
7 5 (0.93%) Hudson
8 4 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.56%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.56%) FishEye
9 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
General
1 80 (14.90%) Finance
2 20 (3.72%) Banking
2 20 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.17%) Marketing
4 15 (2.79%) Retail
5 8 (1.49%) Legal
6 7 (1.30%) Publishing
7 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.74%) Advertising
8 4 (0.74%) Electronics
9 3 (0.56%) Law
9 3 (0.56%) Local Government
10 2 (0.37%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.38%) Web Services
2 27 (5.03%) Middleware
3 26 (4.84%) REST
4 14 (2.61%) .NET
5 12 (2.23%) RESTful
6 8 (1.49%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.30%) HTML
7 7 (1.30%) Java EE
7 7 (1.30%) Spring
8 6 (1.12%) HTML5
9 5 (0.93%) XML
10 4 (0.74%) boto
10 4 (0.74%) CSS
10 4 (0.74%) J2EE
10 4 (0.74%) JMS
10 4 (0.74%) OpenID
10 4 (0.74%) SOAP
11 3 (0.56%) OAuth
11 3 (0.56%) OAuth2
11 3 (0.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 90 (16.76%) Data Centre
2 63 (11.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 54 (10.06%) Private Cloud
4 43 (8.01%) Public Cloud
5 28 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.42%) Replication
7 11 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.86%) NHS
9 9 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.12%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.74%) Clustering
13 4 (0.74%) PKI
13 4 (0.74%) User Experience
13 4 (0.74%) VCE vBlock
14 3 (0.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 91 (16.95%) Linux
2 79 (14.71%) Windows
3 32 (5.96%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (2.98%) Unix
5 16 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.23%) VMS
8 9 (1.68%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.12%) CentOS
10 6 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.56%) SUSE
12 2 (0.37%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) AIX
13 1 (0.19%) Debian
13 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.32%) DevOps
1 93 (17.32%) Migration
2 88 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (15.83%) TOGAF
4 50 (9.31%) Configuration Management
5 38 (7.08%) Information Security
6 37 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (6.70%) Security Architecture
8 34 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (6.33%) Scrum
9 31 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
10 29 (5.40%) SOA
11 25 (4.66%) Technical Architecture
12 23 (4.28%) Open Source
13 20 (3.72%) CRM
13 20 (3.72%) ITIL
13 20 (3.72%) SIEM
14 19 (3.54%) SDLC
14 19 (3.54%) Use Case
15 17 (3.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.61%) Java
2 36 (6.70%) PowerShell
3 32 (5.96%) Python
4 24 (4.47%) SQL
5 21 (3.91%) Ruby
6 10 (1.86%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.86%) C++
7 9 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.68%) Perl
8 8 (1.49%) Bourne shell
8 8 (1.49%) Korn
9 5 (0.93%) C#
9 5 (0.93%) Go
10 4 (0.74%) R
10 4 (0.74%) Scala
11 2 (0.37%) C
11 2 (0.37%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) Delphi
12 1 (0.19%) FQL
12 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.96%) CISSP
3 24 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.79%) Degree
5 14 (2.61%) AWS Certification
6 12 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.30%) CISM
8 7 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.93%) CCNA
10 4 (0.74%) CCSA
10 4 (0.74%) CISA
10 4 (0.74%) ISSAP
11 3 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.56%) CCIE
11 3 (0.56%) CISMP
11 3 (0.56%) EMC Certification
11 3 (0.56%) GIAC
11 3 (0.56%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.12%) QA
5 4 (0.74%) COBIT
5 4 (0.74%) SLA
6 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (11.17%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.10%) Docker
4 15 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.79%) vCloud
5 9 (1.68%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.93%) XenServer
7 3 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.56%) Xen
8 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.37%) XenApp
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.19%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) Varnish
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (11.36%) Puppet
2 42 (7.82%) Ansible
3 35 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.98%) SCCM
5 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (2.23%) SCOM
6 8 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (1.49%) Terraform
6 8 (1.49%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.56%) Consul
8 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.37%) vRealize
9 1 (0.19%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.19%) logstash
9 1 (0.19%) Mesos
9 1 (0.19%) Nagios
9 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 94 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 71 (13.22%) VMware
3 52 (9.68%) Google
4 28 (5.21%) Cisco
5 27 (5.03%) Oracle
6 23 (4.28%) Citrix
7 17 (3.17%) Cloudera
8 15 (2.79%) Splunk
9 13 (2.42%) IBM
10 12 (2.23%) HP
10 12 (2.23%) Rackspace
11 11 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.86%) Barracuda Networks
12 10 (1.86%) SAP
13 9 (1.68%) Siebel
14 8 (1.49%) EMC
14 8 (1.49%) Palo Alto
14 8 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.93%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.93%) Platfora
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