Period
to 28 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 273 298 361
Rank change year-on-year +25 +63 +67
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 367 735 658
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.89% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.94% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 499 429
Median daily rate £625 £625 £598
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.60% +1.70%
10th Percentile £490 £481 £475
90th Percentile £800 £775 £765
UK median daily rate £600 £603 £595
% change year-on-year -0.41% +1.26% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £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 39,301 78,456 87,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.57% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,104 52,143 57,789
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £466 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,570 2,430 2,742
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +5.38% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +56 223 £650 +2.97% 9
South East +72 53 £550 - 8
North of England +46 42 £631 +5.21% 6
Midlands +21 17 £650 +4.84% 2
North West +14 15 £638 -8.93% 5
Yorkshire +44 13 £568 +3.18%
North East +32 13 £663 +32.50% 1
South West +27 11 £550 -8.33% 5
West Midlands +14 10 £625 +0.81% 1
East of England +50 8 £550 +4.76% 2
East Midlands +37 5 - - 1
Cloud Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 196 (53.41%) AWS
2 186 (50.68%) Azure
3 114 (31.06%) DevOps
4 89 (24.25%) GCP
5 83 (22.62%) Migration
6 72 (19.62%) SQL
7 71 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (18.26%) Microsoft
9 61 (16.62%) Security Cleared
10 57 (15.53%) Java
10 57 (15.53%) Google
11 56 (15.26%) Terraform
12 55 (14.99%) Docker
13 54 (14.71%) Finance
14 53 (14.44%) Oracle
15 52 (14.17%) Windows
16 50 (13.62%) Linux
16 50 (13.62%) Kubernetes
17 47 (12.81%) Microservices
18 46 (12.53%) Public Cloud
19 45 (12.26%) SC Cleared
20 40 (10.90%) Python
21 39 (10.63%) PaaS
22 38 (10.35%) SaaS
23 36 (9.81%) IaaS
23 36 (9.81%) Analytics
23 36 (9.81%) SQL Server
24 35 (9.54%) Data Centre
25 32 (8.72%) Big Data
25 32 (8.72%) Ansible

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 20 (5.45%) WebLogic
2 17 (4.63%) Apache
3 15 (4.09%) Confluence
4 14 (3.81%) JBoss
4 14 (3.81%) Red Hat Fuse
5 13 (3.54%) Apache Spark
5 13 (3.54%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.36%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.54%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) SAS
9 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 196 (53.41%) AWS
2 186 (50.68%) Azure
3 89 (24.25%) GCP
4 39 (10.63%) PaaS
5 38 (10.35%) SaaS
6 36 (9.81%) IaaS
7 24 (6.54%) Serverless
8 23 (6.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (5.18%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (4.36%) Office 365
11 15 (4.09%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (3.81%) Amazon S3
12 14 (3.81%) Apigee
12 14 (3.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (3.27%) Amazon ECS
13 12 (3.27%) GitHub
14 8 (2.18%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (2.18%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (1.91%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.54%) DNS
2 9 (2.45%) VPN
3 8 (2.18%) Firewall
4 6 (1.63%) DMZ
5 5 (1.36%) Internet
5 5 (1.36%) WAN
6 4 (1.09%) LAN
6 4 (1.09%) Network Security
7 3 (0.82%) HTTP
7 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.82%) Skype
7 3 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.54%) MQTT
8 2 (0.54%) SAN
8 2 (0.54%) SSL
8 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.27%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.72%) Big Data
3 31 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (5.99%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.63%) Amazon Redshift
7 13 (3.54%) MySQL
8 12 (3.27%) SAP HANA
9 10 (2.72%) Data Lake
10 8 (2.18%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.91%) Amazon Athena
11 7 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.91%) HBase
11 7 (1.91%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.91%) Power BI
12 6 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.36%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 29 (7.90%) Jenkins
2 22 (5.99%) JIRA
3 21 (5.72%) GitLab
4 17 (4.63%) Artifactory
5 8 (2.18%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.54%) Maven
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.54%) RStudio
8 2 (0.54%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.27%) AppScan
9 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.27%) CF BOSH
9 1 (0.27%) Grunt
9 1 (0.27%) gulp
9 1 (0.27%) JUnit
9 1 (0.27%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.27%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (14.71%) Finance
2 27 (7.36%) Banking
3 18 (4.90%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.00%) Marketing
5 9 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.18%) Back Office
6 8 (2.18%) Retail
7 7 (1.91%) Billing
7 7 (1.91%) Law
7 7 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.36%) Games
9 4 (1.09%) Advertising
9 4 (1.09%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.54%) Automotive
10 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.63%) Web Services
2 23 (6.27%) REST
3 21 (5.72%) JSON
4 20 (5.45%) .NET
5 19 (5.18%) XML
6 17 (4.63%) Hibernate
7 16 (4.36%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (3.54%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (3.54%) Apache Camel
8 13 (3.54%) MSMQ
9 12 (3.27%) OAuth
10 11 (3.00%) Swagger
11 10 (2.72%) gRPC
11 10 (2.72%) Node.js
11 10 (2.72%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (2.18%) SAML
13 6 (1.63%) CSS
13 6 (1.63%) HTML
13 6 (1.63%) Kafka
13 6 (1.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.53%) Public Cloud
2 35 (9.54%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.72%) Cloud Native
4 18 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.72%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.91%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.91%) PKI
9 6 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.54%) NHS
12 2 (0.54%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.54%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.17%) Windows
2 50 (13.62%) Linux
3 29 (7.90%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.00%) Unix
5 9 (2.45%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.09%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.54%) AIX
7 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Android
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Debian
8 1 (0.27%) SUSE
8 1 (0.27%) Tizen
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (31.06%) DevOps
2 83 (22.62%) Migration
3 71 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (12.81%) Microservices
5 36 (9.81%) Analytics
6 31 (8.45%) Security Architecture
7 25 (6.81%) Mentoring
8 23 (6.27%) Technical Architecture
9 19 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (5.18%) TOGAF
9 19 (5.18%) Waterfall
10 18 (4.90%) Data Analytics
11 17 (4.63%) Technical Leadership
11 17 (4.63%) Technology Roadmap
12 16 (4.36%) Data Security
13 15 (4.09%) Data Engineering
14 14 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (3.81%) Enterprise Architecture
15 13 (3.54%) Open Source
16 12 (3.27%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.62%) SQL
2 57 (15.53%) Java
3 40 (10.90%) Python
4 16 (4.36%) PHP
4 16 (4.36%) PL/SQL
5 15 (4.09%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.09%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.54%) Shell Script
7 11 (3.00%) Bash Shell
7 11 (3.00%) C
7 11 (3.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.91%) C#
9 5 (1.36%) C++
9 5 (1.36%) Ruby
10 4 (1.09%) Go
11 3 (0.82%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.54%) Groovy
12 2 (0.54%) Scala
12 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (16.62%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.72%) CISSP
5 8 (2.18%) Sun Certification
6 6 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (1.09%) Degree
9 3 (0.82%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.82%) CCNA
9 3 (0.82%) CISM
9 3 (0.82%) HPE ATP
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.54%) CCA
10 2 (0.54%) MCSE
10 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.54%) PMP
10 2 (0.54%) SANS
10 2 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.36%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) NCSC
3 3 (0.82%) GDPR
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.54%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) NIST
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (14.99%) Docker
2 20 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.91%) vSphere
5 4 (1.09%) HDFS
5 4 (1.09%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.82%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.82%) XenApp
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (15.26%) Terraform
2 50 (13.62%) Kubernetes
3 32 (8.72%) Ansible
4 12 (3.27%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (3.00%) Puppet
6 6 (1.63%) Mesos
6 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.09%) CASB
8 3 (0.82%) Oozie
8 3 (0.82%) Packer
9 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.54%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.27%) Control-M
10 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.27%) Nessus
10 1 (0.27%) QRadar
10 1 (0.27%) SCCM
10 1 (0.27%) vRealize
10 1 (0.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 67 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 57 (15.53%) Google
3 53 (14.44%) Oracle
4 31 (8.45%) VMware
5 20 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 16 (4.36%) MuleSoft
6 16 (4.36%) SAP
7 15 (4.09%) Cloudera
7 15 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (3.54%) Axway
8 13 (3.54%) Sybase
9 6 (1.63%) IBM
10 5 (1.36%) Cisco
10 5 (1.36%) Hortonworks
10 5 (1.36%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 4 (1.09%) Citrix
11 4 (1.09%) Databricks
11 4 (1.09%) Mercator
11 4 (1.09%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.82%) Alibaba