Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cloud Architect
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 346 412 415
Rank change year-on-year +66 +3 +143
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 667 505 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.59% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 300 301
England median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +7.48%
10th Percentile £470 £450 £450
90th Percentile £775 £750 £713
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £565
% change year-on-year +4.35% +1.77% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 85,743 86,224 84,592
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.83% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,326 57,822 55,708
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,555 2,521 2,903
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Cloud Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Architect in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +92 397 £625 +4.17% 87
South East -24 91 £575 +4.55% 18
North of England +1 74 £625 +13.64% 29
Midlands +25 67 £595 +8.18% 22
West Midlands +10 48 £598 +8.64% 16
North West +19 46 £675 +25.58% 10
Yorkshire -11 25 £550 - 16
South West -21 19 £600 +9.09% 5
East of England +9 16 £550 - 10
East Midlands +3 16 £520 -5.45% 6
North East -4 3 £600 +4.35% 3
Cloud Architect
UK

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Cloud Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 372 (55.77%) Amazon AWS
2 356 (53.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 173 (25.94%) DevOps
4 156 (23.39%) Migration
5 149 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
6 127 (19.04%) Microsoft
6 127 (19.04%) PaaS
7 116 (17.39%) IaaS
8 110 (16.49%) Google
9 109 (16.34%) Finance
10 107 (16.04%) Google Cloud Platform
11 94 (14.09%) Web Services
12 92 (13.79%) Microservices
13 87 (13.04%) Java
14 83 (12.44%) Public Cloud
15 73 (10.94%) Docker
16 70 (10.49%) Jenkins
17 69 (10.34%) Linux
18 66 (9.90%) TOGAF
18 66 (9.90%) SaaS
19 62 (9.30%) Windows
19 62 (9.30%) Kubernetes
19 62 (9.30%) Data Centre
20 61 (9.15%) VMware
21 58 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
21 58 (8.70%) Serverless
22 57 (8.55%) Office 365
22 57 (8.55%) Oracle
23 56 (8.40%) SQL
24 53 (7.95%) Security Architecture

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.55%) OpenStack
3 14 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
3 14 (2.10%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.80%) Confluence
5 11 (1.65%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.20%) IIS
7 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.90%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.75%) Apache
9 5 (0.75%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.60%) SAS
11 3 (0.45%) JBoss
12 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.30%) Site Server
12 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.15%) Anypoint
Applications
1 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 372 (55.77%) Amazon AWS
2 356 (53.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (19.04%) PaaS
4 116 (17.39%) IaaS
5 107 (16.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 66 (9.90%) SaaS
7 58 (8.70%) Serverless
8 57 (8.55%) Office 365
9 27 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
9 27 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (3.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (3.60%) Amazon S3
11 24 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (2.70%) Route 53
13 17 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (1.95%) AWS CloudTrail
14 13 (1.95%) OpenShift
15 8 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (1.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.85%) Firewall
2 30 (4.50%) DNS
3 24 (3.60%) VPN
4 21 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.80%) Skype
6 11 (1.65%) WAN
7 10 (1.50%) LAN
8 9 (1.35%) Network Security
9 8 (1.20%) NFC
10 7 (1.05%) Internet
10 7 (1.05%) SAN
11 6 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.60%) DHCP
12 4 (0.60%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.60%) MPLS
12 4 (0.60%) PABX
13 3 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.45%) VSAN
13 3 (0.45%) Wireless
14 2 (0.30%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.65%) Big Data
2 35 (5.25%) Hadoop
3 28 (4.20%) SQL Server
4 27 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 23 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 21 (3.15%) Amazon RDS
7 21 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 18 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.55%) Apache Hive
10 16 (2.40%) Data Lake
11 15 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (1.80%) BigQuery
12 12 (1.80%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.50%) MySQL
13 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.35%) HBase
15 8 (1.20%) Power BI
16 6 (0.90%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 70 (10.49%) Jenkins
2 33 (4.95%) JIRA
3 20 (3.00%) SonarQube
4 16 (2.40%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.80%) Maven
5 12 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (1.50%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.20%) Ant
8 7 (1.05%) Subversion
9 6 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.90%) Gradle
9 6 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.75%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.60%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.45%) Selenium
13 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
14 1 (0.15%) GitLab
General
1 109 (16.34%) Finance
2 48 (7.20%) Banking
3 26 (3.90%) Retail
4 23 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.50%) Publishing
6 9 (1.35%) Back Office
7 7 (1.05%) Law
8 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.75%) Legal
10 4 (0.60%) Marketing
10 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.45%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (14.09%) Web Services
2 38 (5.70%) .NET
3 26 (3.90%) Middleware
4 18 (2.70%) JSON
5 16 (2.40%) Node.js
6 15 (2.25%) REST
6 15 (2.25%) RESTful
7 13 (1.95%) Kafka
7 13 (1.95%) Spring
8 12 (1.80%) SOAP
9 10 (1.50%) Java EE
9 10 (1.50%) XML
10 8 (1.20%) Spring Boot
11 7 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.05%) OAuth
11 7 (1.05%) SAML
12 5 (0.75%) Natural Language Processing
12 5 (0.75%) XSD
13 4 (0.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.44%) Public Cloud
2 62 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 53 (7.95%) Cloud Native
4 38 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (5.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 31 (4.65%) Private Cloud
6 29 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
7 17 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.20%) Fintech
10 7 (1.05%) PKI
11 6 (0.90%) User Experience
12 5 (0.75%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.60%) Blog
13 4 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.34%) Linux
2 62 (9.30%) Windows
3 18 (2.70%) Solaris
3 18 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.40%) Unix
5 15 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.35%) Android
6 9 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.20%) VMS
8 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.90%) AIX
9 6 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.45%) CentOS
10 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (25.94%) DevOps
2 156 (23.39%) Migration
3 149 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (13.79%) Microservices
5 66 (9.90%) TOGAF
6 58 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (7.95%) Security Architecture
8 49 (7.35%) Analytics
8 49 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (4.95%) Data Protection
9 33 (4.95%) Information Security
9 33 (4.95%) ITIL
9 33 (4.95%) Validation
9 33 (4.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 32 (4.80%) Open Source
11 31 (4.65%) SDLC
12 30 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
12 30 (4.50%) Technical Architecture
12 30 (4.50%) Test Automation
13 29 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 87 (13.04%) Java
2 56 (8.40%) SQL
3 49 (7.35%) Python
4 31 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 29 (4.35%) C#
6 16 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 13 (1.95%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.80%) Ruby
9 8 (1.20%) C
9 8 (1.20%) Perl
10 6 (0.90%) R
10 6 (0.90%) VBA
11 5 (0.75%) C++
11 5 (0.75%) PHP
11 5 (0.75%) Scala
12 4 (0.60%) Go
12 4 (0.60%) Kotlin
12 4 (0.60%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 45 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.95%) CISSP
4 31 (4.65%) Degree
5 25 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 17 (2.55%) MCSE
7 17 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (2.40%) CISM
9 14 (2.10%) AWS Certification
10 13 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.65%) CISA
12 10 (1.50%) CCSP
13 9 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
14 8 (1.20%) CLAS
14 8 (1.20%) CREST Certified
14 8 (1.20%) IISP
14 8 (1.20%) RHCE
14 8 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (2.55%) GDPR
2 17 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.50%) QA
3 10 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.20%) ISAE 3402
4 8 (1.20%) ISO 22301
4 8 (1.20%) ISO 31000
4 8 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.60%) PMO
7 3 (0.45%) COBIT
8 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.15%) BS25999
9 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.15%) PSD2
9 1 (0.15%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 73 (10.94%) Docker
2 50 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.50%) vSphere
6 9 (1.35%) Apache Flume
7 8 (1.20%) ISA Server
7 8 (1.20%) vCloud
8 7 (1.05%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.60%) HDFS
10 3 (0.45%) KVM
11 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.15%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.15%) NFS
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.15%) Postfix
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (9.30%) Kubernetes
2 45 (6.75%) Ansible
3 43 (6.45%) Terraform
4 33 (4.95%) Puppet
5 22 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.20%) Nessus
7 8 (1.20%) SCCM
7 8 (1.20%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 6 (0.90%) CASB
9 4 (0.60%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.60%) Mesos
10 3 (0.45%) Nagios
10 3 (0.45%) QRadar
10 3 (0.45%) Salt
10 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.30%) SCOM
11 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 127 (19.04%) Microsoft
2 110 (16.49%) Google
3 61 (9.15%) VMware
4 57 (8.55%) Oracle
5 28 (4.20%) Red Hat
6 26 (3.90%) Cisco
7 23 (3.45%) IBM
8 19 (2.85%) Cloudera
9 18 (2.70%) Citrix
10 15 (2.25%) Splunk
11 13 (1.95%) Qualys
12 12 (1.80%) McAfee
12 12 (1.80%) Okta
12 12 (1.80%) SAP
13 11 (1.65%) Hortonworks
14 8 (1.20%) ArcSight
14 8 (1.20%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.20%) Barracuda Networks
14 8 (1.20%) Centrify
14 8 (1.20%) Tripwire