Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £620 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 428 451
Rank change year-on-year +64 +23 +161
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 651 479 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.55% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 287 347
England median daily rate £620 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £481 £463 £429
90th Percentile £765 £775 £730
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £550
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -
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 89,320 86,581 93,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.87% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,457 57,357 61,708
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,836 2,565 2,977
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +78 390 £650 +8.33% 76
South East -31 85 £600 - 17
North of England -7 64 £550 +4.76% 12
Midlands +12 61 £590 +7.27% 22
West Midlands +15 44 £595 +3.48% 15
North West -18 33 £600 +6.67% 4
Yorkshire +7 30 £550 +10.00% 6
East of England -3 23 £560 +6.67% 6
South West -3 22 £500 +5.26% 10
East Midlands 0 13 £550 - 7
North East +1 1 - - 2
Cloud Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 374 (57.45%) Amazon AWS
2 309 (47.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 151 (23.20%) Migration
4 142 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (19.20%) Finance
6 119 (18.28%) DevOps
7 111 (17.05%) Microsoft
8 96 (14.75%) PaaS
9 94 (14.44%) IaaS
10 87 (13.36%) Web Services
11 83 (12.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 80 (12.29%) Google
13 76 (11.67%) Linux
13 76 (11.67%) Public Cloud
14 74 (11.37%) SaaS
15 68 (10.45%) Security Architecture
16 63 (9.68%) Security Cleared
16 63 (9.68%) Data Centre
17 56 (8.60%) Hybrid Cloud
17 56 (8.60%) SC Cleared
17 56 (8.60%) Banking
17 56 (8.60%) TOGAF
17 56 (8.60%) Oracle
18 54 (8.29%) Windows
18 54 (8.29%) VMware
19 52 (7.99%) Docker
20 51 (7.83%) SQL
21 49 (7.53%) Microservices
21 49 (7.53%) Analytics
22 48 (7.37%) Office 365

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 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.84%) Confluence
3 11 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (1.69%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.23%) Apache
5 8 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.61%) IIS
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.61%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.46%) Documentum
9 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.31%) Site Server
9 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.15%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.15%) Appian
10 1 (0.15%) Predix
Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.31%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 374 (57.45%) Amazon AWS
2 309 (47.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (14.75%) PaaS
4 94 (14.44%) IaaS
5 83 (12.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 74 (11.37%) SaaS
7 48 (7.37%) Office 365
8 46 (7.07%) Serverless
9 28 (4.30%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 27 (4.15%) Amazon S3
11 26 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (2.30%) Route 53
14 13 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (1.84%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (1.54%) AWS CloudTrail
17 9 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
17 9 (1.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.76%) Firewall
2 25 (3.84%) DNS
3 18 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.30%) Network Security
4 15 (2.30%) VPN
5 14 (2.15%) WAN
6 11 (1.69%) LAN
7 8 (1.23%) Internet
7 8 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (1.23%) Skype
8 7 (1.08%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.08%) SAN
9 5 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.77%) DHCP
10 4 (0.61%) NFC
10 4 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.46%) MPLS
11 3 (0.46%) VoIP
12 2 (0.31%) FTP
12 2 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.68%) Big Data
2 29 (4.45%) Hadoop
3 25 (3.84%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (2.61%) Data Lake
7 16 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (1.84%) Power BI
10 11 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 11 (1.69%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.54%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.54%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.23%) HBase
14 7 (1.08%) Amazon Aurora
14 7 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.92%) Impala
16 5 (0.77%) BigQuery
16 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.84%) JIRA
3 12 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.08%) JMeter
7 6 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.92%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.61%) Maven
8 4 (0.61%) Selenium
8 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.61%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.46%) Ant
9 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.31%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.31%) Subversion
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.15%) Gradle
General
1 125 (19.20%) Finance
2 56 (8.60%) Banking
3 18 (2.76%) Retail
3 18 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.54%) Games
5 9 (1.38%) Law
6 7 (1.08%) Front Office
6 7 (1.08%) Legal
7 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.61%) Back Office
8 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.61%) Marketing
9 3 (0.46%) Billing
9 3 (0.46%) Electronics
9 3 (0.46%) Publishing
9 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (13.36%) Web Services
2 34 (5.22%) Middleware
3 27 (4.15%) Node.js
4 23 (3.53%) .NET
5 15 (2.30%) REST
6 11 (1.69%) Kafka
6 11 (1.69%) SAML
7 10 (1.54%) AngularJS
8 9 (1.38%) SOAP
9 8 (1.23%) OAuth
9 8 (1.23%) Spring
10 6 (0.92%) JSON
10 6 (0.92%) Kendo UI
10 6 (0.92%) RxJS
10 6 (0.92%) Socket.IO
11 5 (0.77%) Java EE
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.61%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.61%) jQuery
12 4 (0.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.67%) Public Cloud
2 63 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 56 (8.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 35 (5.38%) Cloud Native
5 33 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.53%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.76%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.15%) Enterprise Cloud
9 12 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.69%) PKI
11 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.77%) Blog
12 5 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.77%) User Experience
13 4 (0.61%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.61%) Fintech
13 4 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.67%) Linux
2 54 (8.29%) Windows
3 18 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.84%) Unix
6 11 (1.69%) VMS
7 7 (1.08%) Android
7 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.08%) Solaris
8 5 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.31%) AIX
11 2 (0.31%) zOS
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) VME
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (23.20%) Migration
2 142 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (18.28%) DevOps
4 68 (10.45%) Security Architecture
5 56 (8.60%) TOGAF
6 49 (7.53%) Analytics
6 49 (7.53%) Microservices
7 40 (6.14%) Open Source
8 39 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (5.53%) Scrum
10 31 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
11 30 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (4.61%) Information Security
12 29 (4.45%) ITIL
13 27 (4.15%) Technical Architecture
14 26 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (3.99%) IT Strategy
14 26 (3.99%) SDLC
15 24 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (3.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.83%) SQL
2 47 (7.22%) Java
3 31 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 31 (4.76%) Python
4 19 (2.92%) C#
5 16 (2.46%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.46%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.54%) Ruby
7 6 (0.92%) Perl
7 6 (0.92%) PHP
7 6 (0.92%) TypeScript
7 6 (0.92%) VBA
8 4 (0.61%) Scala
8 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.46%) R
10 2 (0.31%) Go
11 1 (0.15%) COBOL
11 1 (0.15%) Groovy
11 1 (0.15%) Java 8
11 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 56 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.15%) CISSP
4 25 (3.84%) Degree
5 18 (2.76%) AWS Certification
6 15 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.30%) CISM
7 13 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (1.84%) CISA
8 12 (1.84%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.77%) CCSP
11 5 (0.77%) MCSE
11 5 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.61%) CITP
12 4 (0.61%) CLAS
12 4 (0.61%) CRISC
12 4 (0.61%) IISP
12 4 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.38%) GDPR
2 21 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.54%) NIST 800
4 9 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.23%) QA
6 6 (0.92%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.77%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.61%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.61%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.61%) ISO 31000
8 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (0.61%) PMO
9 2 (0.31%) SLA
10 1 (0.15%) BS25999
10 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 52 (7.99%) Docker
2 35 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.38%) vSphere
6 6 (0.92%) XenApp
7 5 (0.77%) vCloud
8 4 (0.61%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.61%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.31%) HDFS
10 2 (0.31%) KVM
11 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (7.22%) Kubernetes
2 34 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (4.76%) Ansible
4 29 (4.45%) Puppet
4 29 (4.45%) Terraform
5 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (1.54%) SCCM
6 9 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.61%) CASB
7 4 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.61%) Nessus
7 4 (0.61%) Packer
7 4 (0.61%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 4 (0.61%) vRealize
8 3 (0.46%) Oozie
8 3 (0.46%) QRadar
9 2 (0.31%) Mesos
9 2 (0.31%) Nagios
9 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 111 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 80 (12.29%) Google
3 56 (8.60%) Oracle
4 54 (8.29%) VMware
5 28 (4.30%) IBM
6 21 (3.23%) Cisco
6 21 (3.23%) Citrix
7 20 (3.07%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.07%) SAP
8 16 (2.46%) Cloudera
9 14 (2.15%) Splunk
10 13 (2.00%) McAfee
10 13 (2.00%) Qualys
11 10 (1.54%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.54%) Okta
11 10 (1.54%) Rackspace
12 5 (0.77%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.77%) HP
12 5 (0.77%) Informatica
12 5 (0.77%) NetApp