Period
to 1 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 1 December 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 272 230 292
Rank change year-on-year -42 +62 +97
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 714 361 636
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.17% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.26% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 251 378
10th Percentile £513 £468 £506
25th Percentile £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £600
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -2.83%
75th Percentile £738 £700 £713
90th Percentile £824 £750 £775
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £78.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £78.75

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 66,691 28,669 69,119
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 92.62% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,261 19,783 46,780
10th Percentile £300 £260 £255
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £501 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.37% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,975 1,035 2,388
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.21
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +23.56% +4.06%
75th Percentile £45.48 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.35% +6.83%

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 1 December 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 1 December 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 -22 480 £675 +10.16% 98
South East -79 54 £600 +3.14% 21
North of England -70 38 £625 +4.17% 19
Midlands -50 32 £588 +18.09% 15
East of England -33 26 £650 +11.11% 1
West Midlands -54 19 £562 +12.40% 9
Yorkshire -35 18 £600 +4.90% 8
North West -59 18 £586 -4.33% 11
East Midlands -34 13 £624 +27.90% 6
South West -70 13 £613 +2.08% 4
North East -8 2 £788 +31.25%
Cloud Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 1 December 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.

1 414 (57.98%) Azure
2 370 (51.82%) AWS
3 228 (31.93%) DevOps
4 223 (31.23%) Finance
5 194 (27.17%) GCP
6 183 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
6 183 (25.63%) Terraform
7 175 (24.51%) Migration
8 158 (22.13%) Microsoft
9 155 (21.71%) Kubernetes
10 138 (19.33%) Social Skills
11 119 (16.67%) Java
11 119 (16.67%) PaaS
12 115 (16.11%) Docker
13 109 (15.27%) Infrastructure as Code
14 102 (14.29%) Public Cloud
15 101 (14.15%) Microservices
15 101 (14.15%) Python
16 94 (13.17%) Google
17 93 (13.03%) IaaS
18 88 (12.32%) SaaS
19 85 (11.90%) AWS CloudFormation
20 81 (11.34%) PowerShell
21 78 (10.92%) Analytics
22 77 (10.78%) Banking
23 71 (9.94%) Windows
24 69 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
24 69 (9.66%) Jenkins
25 66 (9.24%) JavaScript
26 65 (9.10%) Cloud Native

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 (2.80%) OpenStack
2 19 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.40%) Confluence
4 8 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.70%) CMS
6 4 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.56%) nginx
6 4 (0.56%) SAS
7 3 (0.42%) Drupal
7 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.28%) IIS
8 2 (0.28%) Mule
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.14%) Luigi
Applications
1 13 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (1.96%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle AGIS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 414 (57.98%) Azure
2 370 (51.82%) AWS
3 194 (27.17%) GCP
4 119 (16.67%) PaaS
5 93 (13.03%) IaaS
6 88 (12.32%) SaaS
7 85 (11.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 57 (7.98%) Serverless
9 51 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 45 (6.30%) Microsoft 365
11 44 (6.16%) GitHub
12 33 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (3.64%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 24 (3.36%) Azure Data Factory
15 20 (2.80%) Azure Sentinel
16 15 (2.10%) Amazon S3
17 14 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
17 14 (1.96%) Azure Functions
17 14 (1.96%) Power Platform
18 12 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.44%) Firewall
2 23 (3.22%) Network Security
3 15 (2.10%) DNS
4 14 (1.96%) Internet
4 14 (1.96%) VPN
5 12 (1.68%) BGP
6 11 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (1.12%) WAN
8 7 (0.98%) LAN
8 7 (0.98%) SSL
9 5 (0.70%) 5G
9 5 (0.70%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.56%) IKE
10 4 (0.56%) IPsec
11 3 (0.42%) OpenVPN
11 3 (0.42%) SAN
11 3 (0.42%) Wireless
12 2 (0.28%) 4G
12 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.06%) Data Lake
2 27 (3.78%) Big Data
3 24 (3.36%) NoSQL
4 23 (3.22%) Hadoop
5 22 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (2.66%) SQL Server
7 11 (1.54%) BigQuery
8 10 (1.40%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.12%) Power BI
10 7 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.98%) MySQL
10 7 (0.98%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.84%) Tableau
12 5 (0.70%) Redis
13 4 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.56%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 69 (9.66%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.48%) Maven
3 30 (4.20%) Gradle
4 27 (3.78%) TeamCity
5 22 (3.08%) JIRA
6 21 (2.94%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.82%) Subversion
8 10 (1.40%) CircleCI
9 9 (1.26%) Travis CI
10 8 (1.12%) Terragrunt
11 7 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.98%) GitLab
12 6 (0.84%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.70%) Postman
13 5 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.56%) SonarQube
15 3 (0.42%) IBM UrbanCode
15 3 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
16 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 223 (31.23%) Finance
2 138 (19.33%) Social Skills
3 77 (10.78%) Banking
4 47 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (5.88%) Public Sector
6 27 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.78%) Legal
6 27 (3.78%) Marketing
7 26 (3.64%) Financial Institution
8 20 (2.80%) Retail
9 18 (2.52%) Telecoms
10 15 (2.10%) Law
10 15 (2.10%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.96%) Electronics
12 8 (1.12%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
15 3 (0.42%) Advertising
15 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.48%) Kafka
2 24 (3.36%) Node.js
3 20 (2.80%) Web Services
4 15 (2.10%) Spring Boot
5 13 (1.82%) .NET
5 13 (1.82%) XML
6 11 (1.54%) SOAP
7 10 (1.40%) React
7 10 (1.40%) SAML
8 9 (1.26%) JMS
8 9 (1.26%) Middleware
9 8 (1.12%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.12%) ARM Templates
9 8 (1.12%) HTML
9 8 (1.12%) OAuth
9 8 (1.12%) OpenID
9 8 (1.12%) REST
10 7 (0.98%) CSS
10 7 (0.98%) HTML5
11 6 (0.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 102 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 65 (9.10%) Cloud Native
3 36 (5.04%) Data Centre
4 35 (4.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (3.36%) Hedge funds
6 22 (3.08%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
9 14 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.40%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.12%) Blog
11 8 (1.12%) Legacy Applications
12 6 (0.84%) Legacy Systems
13 5 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.70%) PKI
13 5 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.70%) User Experience
14 4 (0.56%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.94%) Windows
2 39 (5.46%) Linux
3 23 (3.22%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.54%) Unix
5 9 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.70%) AIX
7 4 (0.56%) Solaris
8 2 (0.28%) CentOS
8 2 (0.28%) VMS
8 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.14%) Android
9 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) HPUX
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.14%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (31.93%) DevOps
2 183 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (24.51%) Migration
4 109 (15.27%) Infrastructure as Code
5 101 (14.15%) Microservices
6 78 (10.92%) Analytics
7 69 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (8.68%) Collaborative Working
9 55 (7.70%) Cybersecurity
10 54 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
11 53 (7.42%) Security Architecture
12 48 (6.72%) Scrum
13 46 (6.44%) Decision-Making
14 43 (6.02%) Open Source
15 42 (5.88%) TOGAF
16 41 (5.74%) Architectural Design
17 39 (5.46%) Technical Leadership
18 37 (5.18%) Data Protection
19 36 (5.04%) E-Commerce
20 33 (4.62%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 119 (16.67%) Java
2 101 (14.15%) Python
3 81 (11.34%) PowerShell
4 66 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 51 (7.14%) SQL
6 42 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 42 (5.88%) C#
7 25 (3.50%) C
8 23 (3.22%) C++
9 14 (1.96%) Go
10 6 (0.84%) Java 11
10 6 (0.84%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.56%) R
12 3 (0.42%) Ada
12 3 (0.42%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.42%) Groovy
12 3 (0.42%) PHP
12 3 (0.42%) Ruby
13 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.76%) Degree
4 31 (4.34%) CISSP
5 28 (3.92%) AWS Certification
6 18 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 13 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.40%) CISM
10 8 (1.12%) CISA
11 7 (0.98%) CSSLP
12 6 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.70%) CRISC
14 4 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.56%) CCA
14 4 (0.56%) CCIE
14 4 (0.56%) CCIE Security
14 4 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
15 3 (0.42%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.14%) GDPR
2 20 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.52%) QA
4 17 (2.38%) NIST
5 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.56%) COBIT
6 4 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.56%) FedRAMP
6 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.42%) GRC
7 3 (0.42%) SLA
8 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.28%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.28%) NCSC
8 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.28%) PMO
8 2 (0.28%) SOC 1
8 2 (0.28%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 115 (16.11%) Docker
2 56 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 31 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.56%) vCloud
7 4 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.56%) XenApp
8 3 (0.42%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.42%) vSphere
9 2 (0.28%) KVM
9 2 (0.28%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.28%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.14%) Ceph
10 1 (0.14%) HDFS
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 183 (25.63%) Terraform
2 155 (21.71%) Kubernetes
3 36 (5.04%) Ansible
4 15 (2.10%) Puppet
5 11 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.70%) Istio
8 4 (0.56%) Nagios
9 3 (0.42%) CASB
9 3 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.42%) Packer
9 3 (0.42%) Sysdig
10 2 (0.28%) Consul
10 2 (0.28%) Kibana
10 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.28%) Rancher
10 2 (0.28%) ThinApp
10 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 158 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 94 (13.17%) Google
3 48 (6.72%) Oracle
4 47 (6.58%) VMware
5 43 (6.02%) Databricks
6 36 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (3.08%) SAP
8 12 (1.68%) Citrix
9 10 (1.40%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 9 (1.26%) Splunk
11 7 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.84%) Cisco
12 6 (0.84%) Demandware
13 5 (0.70%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.70%) CA
13 5 (0.70%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.70%) MuleSoft
14 4 (0.56%) New Relic
14 4 (0.56%) Sitecore