Period
to 18 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 220 301 350
Rank change year-on-year +81 +49 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 389 541 669
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.15% 0.82% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.88% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 329 461
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
10th Percentile £462 £506 £473
90th Percentile £750 £800 £775
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £77.50 -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £77.50 -
% change year-on-year -38.71% - -

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 31,239 61,716 86,357
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.40% 93.81% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,407 41,786 58,760
Median daily rate £475 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £275
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,156 2,237 2,472
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.34 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £17.66
% change year-on-year +27.78% +1.93% -0.45%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +74 219 £600 -7.69% 49
South East +85 47 £573 -4.58% 9
North of England +53 37 £595 +8.08% 13
South West +109 29 £600 - 4
North West +59 25 £585 +1.74% 7
Midlands +39 16 £500 -10.39% 10
East Midlands +42 9 £489 - 1
Yorkshire +20 8 £590 +9.77% 4
West Midlands +24 5 £588 +5.29% 9
East of England +54 4 £550 +4.76% 4
North East +29 3 £600 -9.43% 2
Cloud Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 199 (51.16%) Azure
2 179 (46.02%) AWS
3 113 (29.05%) GCP
4 103 (26.48%) DevOps
5 93 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (21.34%) Finance
7 77 (19.79%) Security Cleared
8 72 (18.51%) Kubernetes
9 71 (18.25%) Migration
10 69 (17.74%) Microsoft
11 68 (17.48%) Google
12 66 (16.97%) VMware
13 53 (13.62%) SC Cleared
14 49 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (12.60%) SQL
14 49 (12.60%) Windows
15 48 (12.34%) Microservices
15 48 (12.34%) Terraform
16 47 (12.08%) Docker
17 44 (11.31%) Banking
17 44 (11.31%) Data Centre
18 41 (10.54%) Security Architecture
19 40 (10.28%) Java
19 40 (10.28%) Public Cloud
20 38 (9.77%) PaaS
21 36 (9.25%) Oracle
22 35 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
23 34 (8.74%) IaaS
24 33 (8.48%) SaaS
25 32 (8.23%) Jenkins

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 12 (3.08%) Apache
2 11 (2.83%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.80%) Confluence
4 6 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.77%) JBoss
6 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.51%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.51%) CMS
7 2 (0.51%) nginx
7 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.51%) Unica
3 1 (0.26%) Avolution ABACUS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 199 (51.16%) Azure
2 179 (46.02%) AWS
3 113 (29.05%) GCP
4 38 (9.77%) PaaS
5 34 (8.74%) IaaS
6 33 (8.48%) SaaS
7 18 (4.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (4.11%) Serverless
9 14 (3.60%) Amazon ECS
9 14 (3.60%) Apigee
10 13 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (2.83%) Office 365
12 9 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (2.31%) Power Platform
13 6 (1.54%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 6 (1.54%) Azure Stack
14 5 (1.29%) Route 53
15 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
15 4 (1.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.66%) Firewall
2 19 (4.88%) DNS
3 17 (4.37%) Network Security
4 15 (3.86%) WAN
5 12 (3.08%) LAN
6 10 (2.57%) VSAN
7 9 (2.31%) BGP
8 8 (2.06%) Multicast
9 6 (1.54%) DHCP
10 5 (1.29%) VPN
11 4 (1.03%) Skype
11 4 (1.03%) X.509
12 3 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.77%) HTTP
12 3 (0.77%) Internet
12 3 (0.77%) SSL
12 3 (0.77%) Wireless
12 3 (0.77%) WLAN
13 2 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.11%) MySQL
4 15 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.60%) Amazon Redshift
6 13 (3.34%) Big Data
6 13 (3.34%) Data Lake
7 8 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.06%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.80%) BigQuery
8 7 (1.80%) Power BI
9 6 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.51%) Bigtable
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.51%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 32 (8.23%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.37%) GitLab
3 14 (3.60%) JIRA
4 12 (3.08%) Artifactory
5 7 (1.80%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.29%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.03%) Burp Suite
7 4 (1.03%) Mocha
8 2 (0.51%) ERwin
8 2 (0.51%) Hudson
8 2 (0.51%) JUnit
8 2 (0.51%) Mockito
9 1 (0.26%) JMeter
9 1 (0.26%) Maven
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) Terragrunt
General
1 83 (21.34%) Finance
2 44 (11.31%) Banking
3 27 (6.94%) Public Sector
4 21 (5.40%) Marketing
5 19 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 17 (4.37%) Manufacturing
7 14 (3.60%) Electronics
8 12 (3.08%) Back Office
9 9 (2.31%) Retail
10 6 (1.54%) Legal
11 3 (0.77%) Billing
11 3 (0.77%) Law
12 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.51%) Police
12 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Advertising
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.94%) Web Services
2 18 (4.63%) OAuth
3 13 (3.34%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (3.08%) gRPC
4 12 (3.08%) Swagger
5 10 (2.57%) REST
6 9 (2.31%) Middleware
7 8 (2.06%) 802.1X
7 8 (2.06%) JSON
8 7 (1.80%) .NET
9 6 (1.54%) RESTful
9 6 (1.54%) SAML
9 6 (1.54%) Spring Boot
10 5 (1.29%) GraphQL
10 5 (1.29%) Node.js
10 5 (1.29%) XML
11 4 (1.03%) Chai
11 4 (1.03%) J2EE
12 3 (0.77%) HTML
12 3 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.31%) Data Centre
2 40 (10.28%) Public Cloud
3 27 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (6.17%) Private Cloud
5 23 (5.91%) Cloud Native
6 16 (4.11%) Hedge funds
7 12 (3.08%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.03%) Clustering
9 4 (1.03%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.03%) PKI
9 4 (1.03%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.77%) FMCG
10 3 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.77%) Wiki
11 2 (0.51%) Blog
11 2 (0.51%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.60%) Windows
2 31 (7.97%) Linux
3 12 (3.08%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.06%) Android
4 8 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.54%) Unix
6 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.03%) Kali Linux
7 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.77%) AIX
8 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.51%) HPUX
9 2 (0.51%) Solaris
9 2 (0.51%) VMS
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (26.48%) DevOps
2 93 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (18.25%) Migration
4 48 (12.34%) Microservices
5 41 (10.54%) Security Architecture
6 35 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
7 29 (7.46%) TOGAF
8 28 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (6.17%) Architectural Design
11 23 (5.91%) Scrum
12 22 (5.66%) Strategic Roadmap
13 21 (5.40%) Enterprise Architecture
14 20 (5.14%) Data Modelling
15 19 (4.88%) ERP
15 19 (4.88%) Mentoring
16 18 (4.63%) Analytics
16 18 (4.63%) Infrastructure as Code
16 18 (4.63%) Technology Roadmap
17 16 (4.11%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.60%) SQL
2 40 (10.28%) Java
3 31 (7.97%) Python
4 10 (2.57%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.03%) C
6 4 (1.03%) C#
7 3 (0.77%) C++
7 3 (0.77%) PHP
7 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.51%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.51%) SOQL
8 2 (0.51%) SOSL
8 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.26%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.26%) Erlang
9 1 (0.26%) Go
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 53 (13.62%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.94%) DV Cleared
4 17 (4.37%) CISSP
5 12 (3.08%) Sun Certification
6 11 (2.83%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.80%) Degree
9 6 (1.54%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.29%) CISM
11 4 (1.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.03%) CCIE
11 4 (1.03%) CCSP
11 4 (1.03%) CISA
11 4 (1.03%) MCSA
11 4 (1.03%) OSCP
11 4 (1.03%) SANS
11 4 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.11%) NIST
2 10 (2.57%) GDPR
2 10 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.06%) NCSC
4 7 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.54%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.77%) QA
7 2 (0.51%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.26%) GxP
8 1 (0.26%) IFRS
8 1 (0.26%) MiFID
8 1 (0.26%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (12.08%) Docker
3 26 (6.68%) Active Directory
4 23 (5.91%) VMware NSX
5 12 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.83%) vSphere
7 10 (2.57%) KVM
8 9 (2.31%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.03%) vCloud
11 4 (1.03%) Xen
12 2 (0.51%) NFS
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.51%) VMFS
13 1 (0.26%) LXC
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 72 (18.51%) Kubernetes
2 48 (12.34%) Terraform
3 32 (8.23%) Ansible
4 13 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.57%) vCenter Server
6 7 (1.80%) Grafana
6 7 (1.80%) Prometheus
6 7 (1.80%) SCCM
6 7 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.54%) Puppet
7 6 (1.54%) vRealize
8 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.03%) Consul
9 4 (1.03%) Nessus
10 3 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.51%) Istio
11 2 (0.51%) QRadar
11 2 (0.51%) vMotion
11 2 (0.51%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 69 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 68 (17.48%) Google
3 66 (16.97%) VMware
4 36 (9.25%) Oracle
5 28 (7.20%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (5.91%) SAP
7 15 (3.86%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.34%) Cloudera
9 11 (2.83%) Arista
10 9 (2.31%) Cisco
11 8 (2.06%) F5
12 7 (1.80%) Demandware
12 7 (1.80%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.54%) Dell
13 6 (1.54%) Splunk
14 5 (1.29%) Informatica
14 5 (1.29%) MuleSoft
14 5 (1.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 4 (1.03%) CenturyLink
15 4 (1.03%) HP