Period
to 13 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 280 301
Rank change year-on-year +54 +21 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 570 351 740
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.17% 0.90% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.96% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 250 480
10th Percentile £500 £467 £500
25th Percentile £550 £525 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £613 £625
Median % change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £700 £700 £700
90th Percentile £750 £775 £775
UK median daily rate £613 £600 £620
% change year-on-year +2.08% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £45.75
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £45.75

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 45,228 36,424 78,293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 93.77% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,245 24,642 52,882
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
25th Percentile £399 £373 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £673 £650
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +3.16% +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,472 1,235 2,352
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.63 £11.15
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.40 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +3.74% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £42.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.70
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £19.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +8.59% +6.85% +4.29%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Architect in England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Architect in England

Cloud Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Architect in England.

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 13 June 2021. 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 +17 347 £625 -3.85% 76
South East +30 68 £587 +6.77% 18
North of England +11 42 £575 -8.00% 21
Midlands -4 31 £550 -18.52% 11
North West +7 24 £570 -8.80% 11
Yorkshire +19 18 £579 +2.03% 10
West Midlands -5 18 £588 -9.62% 10
East Midlands +9 13 £537 - 1
South West +16 10 £750 +36.36% 4
East of England +4 9 £655 +19.09% 7
Cloud Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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.

1 313 (54.91%) AWS
2 309 (54.21%) Azure
3 184 (32.28%) DevOps
4 153 (26.84%) GCP
5 133 (23.33%) Migration
6 131 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (22.63%) Finance
8 119 (20.88%) Microsoft
9 103 (18.07%) Kubernetes
10 102 (17.89%) Social Skills
11 99 (17.37%) Google
12 86 (15.09%) PaaS
12 86 (15.09%) Microservices
13 81 (14.21%) Terraform
14 79 (13.86%) Public Cloud
14 79 (13.86%) SQL
15 77 (13.51%) Cloud Native
16 71 (12.46%) Java
17 70 (12.28%) Oracle
17 70 (12.28%) SaaS
18 69 (12.11%) Docker
18 69 (12.11%) IaaS
19 68 (11.93%) VMware
20 65 (11.40%) Banking
21 63 (11.05%) Infrastructure as Code
22 62 (10.88%) Security Cleared
23 60 (10.53%) Windows
24 57 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
25 56 (9.82%) Security Architecture
26 53 (9.30%) Big Data

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 17 (2.98%) Confluence
2 14 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.58%) Apache
4 5 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.53%) SAS
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.35%) IIS
7 2 (0.35%) JBoss
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.18%) Mule
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 313 (54.91%) AWS
2 309 (54.21%) Azure
3 153 (26.84%) GCP
4 86 (15.09%) PaaS
5 70 (12.28%) SaaS
6 69 (12.11%) IaaS
7 41 (7.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (5.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (4.91%) GitHub
10 27 (4.74%) Serverless
11 25 (4.39%) Amazon EKS
12 21 (3.68%) Microsoft 365
13 20 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (2.81%) Amazon S3
16 15 (2.63%) OpenShift
17 14 (2.46%) Route 53
18 13 (2.28%) Amazon ECS
18 13 (2.28%) Azure Logic Apps
19 12 (2.11%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.91%) Firewall
2 11 (1.93%) DNS
2 11 (1.93%) Network Security
3 10 (1.75%) VPN
4 8 (1.40%) HTTP
5 6 (1.05%) SSL
5 6 (1.05%) WAN
5 6 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.53%) LAN
7 3 (0.53%) NAS
7 3 (0.53%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.53%) SAN
8 2 (0.35%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.35%) Internet
8 2 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.35%) SD-WAN
8 2 (0.35%) SMS
8 2 (0.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.30%) Big Data
2 23 (4.04%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.28%) Data Lake
3 13 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.28%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.11%) BigQuery
5 10 (1.75%) Power BI
5 10 (1.75%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.23%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.88%) Looker
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.70%) Tableau
10 3 (0.53%) HDInsight
10 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 25 (4.39%) JIRA
3 12 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.93%) GitLab
4 11 (1.93%) Postman
5 8 (1.40%) Maven
6 6 (1.05%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.05%) Gradle
6 6 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.53%) CircleCI
8 3 (0.53%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.53%) Spinnaker
8 3 (0.53%) Terragrunt
9 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.35%) git-flow
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.35%) Travis CI
General
1 129 (22.63%) Finance
2 102 (17.89%) Social Skills
3 65 (11.40%) Banking
4 40 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.56%) Public Sector
6 23 (4.04%) Marketing
7 16 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.93%) Retail
9 10 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
10 9 (1.58%) Legal
11 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (0.88%) Electronics
13 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.70%) Law
15 3 (0.53%) Billing
16 2 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.09%) Middleware
2 21 (3.68%) Web Services
3 17 (2.98%) .NET
4 15 (2.63%) REST
5 14 (2.46%) Node.js
5 14 (2.46%) XML
6 12 (2.11%) JSON
6 12 (2.11%) SOAP
7 11 (1.93%) OAuth
8 10 (1.75%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.75%) HTML
9 9 (1.58%) React
10 8 (1.40%) Kafka
10 8 (1.40%) Spring
11 7 (1.23%) J2EE
11 7 (1.23%) OAuth2
11 7 (1.23%) Spring Boot
12 6 (1.05%) CSS
12 6 (1.05%) OpenID
13 5 (0.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (13.86%) Public Cloud
2 77 (13.51%) Cloud Native
3 49 (8.60%) Data Centre
4 43 (7.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.46%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
7 10 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.70%) Blog
11 4 (0.70%) NHS
12 3 (0.53%) Clustering
12 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.35%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.53%) Windows
2 33 (5.79%) Linux
2 33 (5.79%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (0.88%) AIX
4 5 (0.88%) Solaris
4 5 (0.88%) Unix
5 4 (0.70%) VMS
6 3 (0.53%) HPUX
7 2 (0.35%) Android
7 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Debian
8 1 (0.18%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (32.28%) DevOps
2 133 (23.33%) Migration
3 131 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (15.09%) Microservices
5 63 (11.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 57 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (9.82%) Security Architecture
8 48 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
9 41 (7.19%) Scrum
10 40 (7.02%) Analytics
10 40 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
11 39 (6.84%) TOGAF
12 36 (6.32%) Information Security
13 35 (6.14%) Open Source
14 33 (5.79%) Decision-Making
14 33 (5.79%) Network Design
15 30 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
16 29 (5.09%) Data Modelling
17 27 (4.74%) Architectural Design
18 26 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 79 (13.86%) SQL
2 71 (12.46%) Java
3 47 (8.25%) Python
4 43 (7.54%) PowerShell
5 22 (3.86%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.98%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.46%) C#
8 6 (1.05%) PHP
9 5 (0.88%) Apex Code
9 5 (0.88%) C
9 5 (0.88%) C++
9 5 (0.88%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.70%) Go
11 3 (0.53%) Ruby
11 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.35%) Groovy
12 2 (0.35%) Scala
12 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) SOQL
13 1 (0.18%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 62 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 50 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.74%) AWS Certification
4 25 (4.39%) CISSP
5 18 (3.16%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.46%) CISM
6 14 (2.46%) Degree
7 8 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 7 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.88%) CISA
9 5 (0.88%) CRISC
10 4 (0.70%) CCA
10 4 (0.70%) ISEB
11 3 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.35%) CEH
12 2 (0.35%) CITP
12 2 (0.35%) OCP
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.28%) GDPR
3 13 (2.28%) NIST
4 9 (1.58%) QA
5 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.70%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.53%) COBIT
7 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.53%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.53%) SLA
8 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) NCSC
9 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 69 (12.11%) Docker
2 42 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 36 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (5.61%) Hyper-V
5 31 (5.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (3.33%) XenApp
7 9 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.53%) HDFS
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.53%) vCloud
10 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.35%) vSphere
11 1 (0.18%) KVM
11 1 (0.18%) NFS
11 1 (0.18%) RACF
11 1 (0.18%) SRDF
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 103 (18.07%) Kubernetes
2 81 (14.21%) Terraform
3 38 (6.67%) Ansible
4 22 (3.86%) Puppet
5 10 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (1.23%) Packer
7 5 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.70%) Istio
8 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.35%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.35%) QRadar
9 2 (0.35%) SCCM
9 2 (0.35%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.35%) vRealize
9 2 (0.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (0.18%) CASB
10 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.18%) SCOM
10 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 119 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 99 (17.37%) Google
3 70 (12.28%) Oracle
4 68 (11.93%) VMware
5 37 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (5.44%) Cloudera
7 27 (4.74%) Citrix
8 17 (2.98%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 15 (2.63%) SAP
9 15 (2.63%) Splunk
10 14 (2.46%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.28%) Informatica
12 10 (1.75%) IBM
13 7 (1.23%) Cisco
13 7 (1.23%) Databricks
13 7 (1.23%) MuleSoft
14 6 (1.05%) ServiceNow
15 4 (0.70%) Sparx
16 3 (0.53%) New Relic
16 3 (0.53%) Palo Alto