Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £590 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 411 456
Rank change year-on-year +59 +45 +186
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 652 456 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.58% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 254 288
England median daily rate £590 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.61% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £475 £450 £425
90th Percentile £760 £709 £688
UK median daily rate £588 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%

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 87,276 79,046 92,529
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.90% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,805 51,607 60,750
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £620 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,734 2,665 2,892
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.40 £48.75 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -30 330 £625 +4.17% 54
South East +33 142 £575 +5.75% 14
Midlands +49 81 £550 - 4
North of England 0 66 £550 +7.32% 11
West Midlands +13 55 £550 - 3
North West -11 37 £575 +15.00% 2
Yorkshire +2 26 £550 -2.22% 8
East Midlands +16 21 £550 - 1
East of England +8 19 £525 -14.29% 4
South West +9 14 £580 +22.11% 2
North East +6 3 £600 +47.24% 1
Cloud Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 359 (55.06%) Amazon AWS
2 316 (48.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (21.01%) Migration
5 121 (18.56%) DevOps
6 117 (17.94%) PaaS
7 115 (17.64%) Microsoft
8 103 (15.80%) IaaS
9 90 (13.80%) Finance
10 79 (12.12%) SaaS
11 70 (10.74%) Google
12 68 (10.43%) Security Architecture
13 67 (10.28%) Linux
14 66 (10.12%) Google Cloud Platform
15 63 (9.66%) Security Cleared
16 62 (9.51%) VMware
17 61 (9.36%) Public Cloud
18 60 (9.20%) TOGAF
19 57 (8.74%) Web Services
20 56 (8.59%) Data Centre
21 55 (8.44%) Java
22 54 (8.28%) Windows
23 52 (7.98%) SQL
23 52 (7.98%) SC Cleared
24 49 (7.52%) Microservices
25 48 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
26 47 (7.21%) Hybrid Cloud
27 46 (7.06%) Big Data
28 45 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
29 41 (6.29%) 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 30 (4.60%) OpenStack
2 25 (3.83%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.53%) Apache
4 9 (1.38%) Apache Pig
5 8 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.92%) JBoss
8 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.46%) Confluence
9 3 (0.46%) Documentum
9 3 (0.46%) nginx
9 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.31%) Liferay
10 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.31%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Relativity
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 359 (55.06%) Amazon AWS
2 316 (48.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (17.94%) PaaS
4 103 (15.80%) IaaS
5 79 (12.12%) SaaS
6 66 (10.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 41 (6.29%) Office 365
8 37 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (2.45%) Serverless
10 14 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (1.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 8 (1.23%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
16 5 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 4 (0.61%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.91%) Firewall
2 22 (3.37%) WAN
3 20 (3.07%) Software-Defined Networking
3 20 (3.07%) VPN
4 19 (2.91%) LAN
5 18 (2.76%) Network Security
6 16 (2.45%) DNS
7 11 (1.69%) Internet
8 8 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (1.23%) SAN
8 8 (1.23%) VLAN
9 7 (1.07%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.92%) WLAN
11 5 (0.77%) BGP
11 5 (0.77%) MPLS
11 5 (0.77%) OSPF
12 4 (0.61%) HTTP
12 4 (0.61%) SMS
13 3 (0.46%) DHCP
13 3 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.06%) Big Data
2 41 (6.29%) Hadoop
3 26 (3.99%) SQL Server
4 21 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.61%) Apache Hive
6 14 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.84%) HBase
7 12 (1.84%) MySQL
8 11 (1.69%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.69%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.23%) BigQuery
11 8 (1.23%) Sqoop
12 7 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.07%) Bigtable
13 5 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.77%) Impala
13 5 (0.77%) Power BI
13 5 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.38%) JIRA
4 6 (0.92%) JMeter
5 3 (0.46%) ERwin
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.46%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.31%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.15%) GitLab
7 1 (0.15%) GoCD
7 1 (0.15%) Maven
7 1 (0.15%) Selenium
7 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.15%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (13.80%) Finance
2 25 (3.83%) Banking
3 22 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.61%) Marketing
5 14 (2.15%) Legal
6 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.38%) Retail
7 8 (1.23%) Billing
7 8 (1.23%) Games
7 8 (1.23%) Law
8 6 (0.92%) Front Office
9 5 (0.77%) Electronics
10 4 (0.61%) Publishing
11 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.74%) Web Services
2 26 (3.99%) .NET
3 22 (3.37%) Middleware
3 22 (3.37%) Node.js
4 16 (2.45%) JSON
5 12 (1.84%) AngularJS
5 12 (1.84%) Kafka
6 11 (1.69%) LDAP
6 11 (1.69%) RESTful
7 10 (1.53%) XML
8 7 (1.07%) HTML
9 6 (0.92%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.92%) REST
10 5 (0.77%) Kendo UI
10 5 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.77%) RxJS
10 5 (0.77%) SAML
10 5 (0.77%) Socket.IO
11 4 (0.61%) CSS
11 4 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.36%) Public Cloud
2 56 (8.59%) Data Centre
3 47 (7.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 28 (4.29%) Private Cloud
5 25 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (3.68%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
8 11 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.69%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.38%) User Experience
11 6 (0.92%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.92%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.77%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.61%) PKI
14 3 (0.46%) CMDB
14 3 (0.46%) Life Science
14 3 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.28%) Linux
2 54 (8.28%) Windows
3 17 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (2.61%) Unix
4 15 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.77%) Android
5 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.46%) Solaris
7 3 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.31%) Mesosphere
8 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) VME
9 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (21.01%) Migration
3 121 (18.56%) DevOps
4 68 (10.43%) Security Architecture
5 60 (9.20%) TOGAF
6 49 (7.52%) Microservices
7 45 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (5.98%) Enterprise Architecture
9 37 (5.67%) IT Strategy
10 36 (5.52%) Data Modelling
11 35 (5.37%) Open Source
12 34 (5.21%) Scrum
13 33 (5.06%) Analytics
14 30 (4.60%) SOA
15 29 (4.45%) ITIL
16 28 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (4.14%) Project Management
18 26 (3.99%) Technical Architecture
19 25 (3.83%) Cybersecurity
19 25 (3.83%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.44%) Java
2 52 (7.98%) SQL
3 40 (6.13%) Python
4 21 (3.22%) PowerShell
5 17 (2.61%) Ruby
6 14 (2.15%) C#
6 14 (2.15%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.53%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.23%) Scala
9 6 (0.92%) PHP
9 6 (0.92%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.77%) C++
10 5 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.31%) Go
12 2 (0.31%) Perl
13 1 (0.15%) COBOL
13 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.15%) VB
13 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.45%) Degree
4 27 (4.14%) CISSP
5 19 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.91%) CISM
6 18 (2.76%) AWS Certification
7 14 (2.15%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (1.99%) CISA
9 12 (1.84%) CCNP
9 12 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.23%) MCSE
11 7 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.77%) CCDP
13 5 (0.77%) CCIE
13 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.77%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.61%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.29%) GCP
2 21 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.07%) GDPR
4 11 (1.69%) NIST 800
5 8 (1.23%) SLA
6 7 (1.07%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.92%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.61%) QA
9 2 (0.31%) GAAP
9 2 (0.31%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.15%) COBIT
10 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 48 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (5.37%) Docker
3 24 (3.68%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.69%) VMware NSX
5 9 (1.38%) Apache Flume
6 8 (1.23%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.77%) HDFS
7 5 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.46%) XenApp
8 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.31%) vCloud
9 2 (0.31%) vSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (4.14%) Ansible
2 24 (3.68%) Terraform
3 23 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.91%) Puppet
5 17 (2.61%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.38%) Oozie
6 9 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (1.23%) SCCM
8 7 (1.07%) CASB
9 5 (0.77%) SCOM
10 4 (0.61%) Nagios
10 4 (0.61%) Packer
10 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.61%) Salt
11 3 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.46%) vRealize
12 2 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.31%) Consul
12 2 (0.31%) Rancher
Vendors
1 115 (17.64%) Microsoft
2 70 (10.74%) Google
3 62 (9.51%) VMware
4 39 (5.98%) Oracle
5 24 (3.68%) Cloudera
6 16 (2.45%) Cisco
7 15 (2.30%) SAP
8 14 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.84%) IBM
10 10 (1.53%) HP
11 9 (1.38%) Rackspace
11 9 (1.38%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 8 (1.23%) Citrix
13 7 (1.07%) NetApp
14 6 (0.92%) Splunk
15 5 (0.77%) Brocade
15 5 (0.77%) Capita
15 5 (0.77%) F5
15 5 (0.77%) Juniper