Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 363 401 447
Rank change year-on-year +38 +46 +182
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 628 502 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.59% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 292 341
England median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £475 £451 £425
90th Percentile £775 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £550
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £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 88,527 84,467 95,466
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.00% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,548 55,266 63,002
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,831 2,569 2,824
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 0 326 £650 +8.33% 70
South East +10 116 £580 -3.33% 22
Midlands +38 69 £550 - 15
North of England -12 59 £595 +7.21% 10
West Midlands +5 46 £588 +6.82% 11
North West -12 33 £600 +3.23% 9
East of England +7 29 £525 - 3
Yorkshire +6 24 £550 -0.90% 1
South West -3 19 £500 +5.26% 5
East Midlands +16 18 £550 - 4
North East -8 2 £600 +45.45%
Cloud Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 354 (56.37%) Amazon AWS
2 299 (47.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 140 (22.29%) Migration
3 140 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (18.15%) Finance
5 112 (17.83%) Microsoft
6 106 (16.88%) DevOps
7 94 (14.97%) PaaS
8 89 (14.17%) IaaS
9 73 (11.62%) Google
10 71 (11.31%) Web Services
10 71 (11.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 67 (10.67%) Security Architecture
12 64 (10.19%) Linux
13 61 (9.71%) SaaS
14 59 (9.39%) Public Cloud
15 57 (9.08%) Security Cleared
16 56 (8.92%) TOGAF
16 56 (8.92%) Windows
17 55 (8.76%) Hybrid Cloud
18 52 (8.28%) Banking
19 51 (8.12%) Data Centre
20 50 (7.96%) VMware
21 49 (7.80%) SQL
22 48 (7.64%) SC Cleared
23 46 (7.32%) Office 365
24 45 (7.17%) Oracle
25 44 (7.01%) Microservices
26 41 (6.53%) Open Source
27 40 (6.37%) Java

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 21 (3.34%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.71%) OpenStack
3 10 (1.59%) Apache
4 9 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.96%) Confluence
7 5 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.80%) Documentum
8 4 (0.64%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.64%) JBoss
9 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.32%) IIS
10 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.32%) Site Server
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.32%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 354 (56.37%) Amazon AWS
2 299 (47.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (14.97%) PaaS
4 89 (14.17%) IaaS
5 71 (11.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 61 (9.71%) SaaS
7 46 (7.32%) Office 365
8 30 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (3.98%) Serverless
10 18 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 16 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (2.55%) Amazon S3
12 13 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
16 7 (1.11%) Amazon Glacier
17 6 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.96%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.66%) Firewall
2 21 (3.34%) Network Security
3 16 (2.55%) DNS
4 14 (2.23%) WAN
5 13 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.91%) VPN
7 11 (1.75%) LAN
7 11 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
8 10 (1.59%) SAN
9 7 (1.11%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.96%) Internet
11 5 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.64%) HTTP
13 3 (0.48%) SMS
13 3 (0.48%) VLAN
13 3 (0.48%) Wireless
13 3 (0.48%) WLAN
14 2 (0.32%) IPsec
14 2 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (0.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.25%) Hadoop
2 30 (4.78%) Big Data
3 21 (3.34%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.55%) Data Lake
5 16 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.07%) Power BI
7 12 (1.91%) Apache Hive
8 9 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (1.43%) HBase
8 9 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.96%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.80%) BigQuery
12 5 (0.80%) HDInsight
12 5 (0.80%) Impala
Development Applications
1 27 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.39%) JIRA
3 8 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.27%) JMeter
3 8 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.48%) Selenium
4 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.32%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.32%) ERwin
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.32%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.16%) GitLab
6 1 (0.16%) GoCD
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 114 (18.15%) Finance
2 52 (8.28%) Banking
3 17 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.75%) Games
5 9 (1.43%) Front Office
5 9 (1.43%) Legal
6 8 (1.27%) Marketing
6 8 (1.27%) Retail
7 7 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.64%) Billing
8 4 (0.64%) Electronics
8 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.48%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Back Office
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.31%) Web Services
2 30 (4.78%) Middleware
3 23 (3.66%) Node.js
4 18 (2.87%) .NET
5 13 (2.07%) JSON
5 13 (2.07%) Kafka
6 12 (1.91%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.59%) REST
8 8 (1.27%) Kendo UI
8 8 (1.27%) OAuth
8 8 (1.27%) RxJS
8 8 (1.27%) SAML
8 8 (1.27%) SOAP
8 8 (1.27%) Socket.IO
8 8 (1.27%) XML
9 6 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (0.96%) Spring
10 5 (0.80%) RESTful
11 4 (0.64%) jQuery
11 4 (0.64%) React
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.39%) Public Cloud
2 55 (8.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 51 (8.12%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.82%) Cloud Native
6 23 (3.66%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.43%) PKI
10 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.80%) Blog
11 5 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.80%) User Experience
12 4 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.64%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.48%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.19%) Linux
2 56 (8.92%) Windows
3 20 (3.18%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (2.23%) Unix
5 8 (1.27%) Android
5 8 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.27%) VMS
6 5 (0.80%) Solaris
7 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.48%) AIX
8 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.32%) zOS
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.16%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
1 140 (22.29%) Migration
2 106 (16.88%) DevOps
3 67 (10.67%) Security Architecture
4 56 (8.92%) TOGAF
5 44 (7.01%) Microservices
6 41 (6.53%) Open Source
7 39 (6.21%) Analytics
8 37 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (5.25%) IT Strategy
10 32 (5.10%) Scrum
11 29 (4.62%) Enterprise Architecture
11 29 (4.62%) ITIL
12 27 (4.30%) SOA
12 27 (4.30%) Technical Architecture
13 25 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
15 22 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (3.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (7.80%) SQL
2 40 (6.37%) Java
3 24 (3.82%) Python
4 21 (3.34%) PowerShell
5 19 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.59%) C#
8 9 (1.43%) Ruby
9 8 (1.27%) TypeScript
10 6 (0.96%) PHP
11 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.48%) Scala
13 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.16%) C
14 1 (0.16%) COBOL
14 1 (0.16%) Go
14 1 (0.16%) Java 8
14 1 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (9.08%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.64%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.30%) CISSP
4 21 (3.34%) Degree
5 19 (3.03%) CISM
6 18 (2.87%) AWS Certification
7 14 (2.23%) CISA
7 14 (2.23%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 9 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.80%) CCNP
12 4 (0.64%) CRISC
12 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.48%) CCSP
13 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.48%) GIAC
14 2 (0.32%) CCA
14 2 (0.32%) CCDP
14 2 (0.32%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.37%) GCP
2 24 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.34%) GDPR
4 14 (2.23%) NIST 800
5 8 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.96%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.80%) QA
9 2 (0.32%) HMG Infosec
9 2 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.32%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.32%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.32%) PMO
9 2 (0.32%) SLA
10 1 (0.16%) BS25999
10 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 38 (6.05%) Docker
2 34 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.96%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.96%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.96%) XenApp
6 5 (0.80%) vSphere
7 4 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.48%) HDFS
8 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.16%) KVM
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.16%) vCloud
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (4.46%) Ansible
3 26 (4.14%) Kubernetes
4 25 (3.98%) Puppet
5 20 (3.18%) Terraform
6 8 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.11%) SCCM
8 6 (0.96%) Oozie
8 6 (0.96%) SCOM
9 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.80%) Packer
10 4 (0.64%) CASB
11 3 (0.48%) vRealize
12 2 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.32%) Consul
12 2 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.32%) Nagios
12 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.32%) Rancher
12 2 (0.32%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 112 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 73 (11.62%) Google
3 50 (7.96%) VMware
4 45 (7.17%) Oracle
5 23 (3.66%) IBM
6 22 (3.50%) Cloudera
6 22 (3.50%) SAP
7 17 (2.71%) Cisco
8 13 (2.07%) Citrix
8 13 (2.07%) Rackspace
9 11 (1.75%) Splunk
10 10 (1.59%) Okta
11 9 (1.43%) McAfee
11 9 (1.43%) Qualys
11 9 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.11%) Capita
12 7 (1.11%) HP
13 5 (0.80%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.80%) Pega
13 5 (0.80%) Salesforce.com