Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £605 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 301 345 383
Rank change year-on-year +44 +38 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 511 676 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.76% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.80% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 455 366
England median daily rate £605 £615 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% +6.96% -
10th Percentile £501 £475 £459
90th Percentile £800 £775 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £77.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.43% - -
UK median hourly rate £77.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +121.43% - -

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 58,276 84,714 87,601
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 94.72% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 38,225 56,693 58,705
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,278 2,567 2,605
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.33 £48.75 £48.09
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +21 273 £650 +4.00% 74
South East +67 85 £600 +9.09% 21
North of England +64 75 £555 -11.20% 17
North West +29 37 £550 -21.43% 7
Midlands +32 32 £560 -7.59% 9
Yorkshire +49 27 £525 -4.55% 8
West Midlands +35 27 £560 -10.36% 4
South West +18 21 £600 - 7
East of England +43 16 £538 -10.04% 3
North East +30 11 £663 +10.42% 2
East Midlands +28 5 - - 5
Cloud Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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.

1 281 (54.99%) Azure
2 264 (51.66%) AWS
3 127 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (21.14%) Migration
5 105 (20.55%) DevOps
6 103 (20.16%) Microsoft
7 98 (19.18%) GCP
8 84 (16.44%) IaaS
9 82 (16.05%) Public Cloud
10 77 (15.07%) PaaS
11 73 (14.29%) Finance
12 68 (13.31%) Google
13 64 (12.52%) SQL
14 63 (12.33%) Security Cleared
14 63 (12.33%) Data Centre
15 62 (12.13%) Windows
16 60 (11.74%) SaaS
17 58 (11.35%) Terraform
17 58 (11.35%) Kubernetes
18 54 (10.57%) Hybrid Cloud
18 54 (10.57%) Java
19 51 (9.98%) SC Cleared
20 49 (9.59%) Ansible
21 47 (9.20%) Oracle
22 46 (9.00%) VMware
22 46 (9.00%) Security Architecture
22 46 (9.00%) Docker
23 44 (8.61%) Analytics
24 43 (8.41%) Linux
24 43 (8.41%) Python

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 (4.11%) Confluence
1 21 (4.11%) OpenStack
2 16 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 14 (2.74%) JBoss
4 13 (2.54%) Red Hat Fuse
5 12 (2.35%) MQSeries
6 10 (1.96%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.76%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (1.17%) Apache
9 6 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.78%) IIS
11 3 (0.59%) SAS
11 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 281 (54.99%) Azure
2 264 (51.66%) AWS
3 98 (19.18%) GCP
4 84 (16.44%) IaaS
5 77 (15.07%) PaaS
6 60 (11.74%) SaaS
7 38 (7.44%) Office 365
8 25 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (4.70%) Serverless
10 19 (3.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 18 (3.52%) Amazon S3
11 18 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (2.74%) OpenShift
13 13 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (1.96%) GitHub
16 9 (1.76%) Amazon EMR
17 8 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.07%) Firewall
2 20 (3.91%) DNS
3 18 (3.52%) Network Security
4 10 (1.96%) VPN
5 8 (1.57%) WAN
6 7 (1.37%) LAN
7 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.98%) NAS
8 5 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (0.98%) SAN
9 4 (0.78%) DHCP
9 4 (0.78%) Internet
9 4 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.59%) MPLS
10 3 (0.59%) MQTT
10 3 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.59%) X.509
11 2 (0.39%) Multicast
11 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.48%) Big Data
3 26 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.35%) Data Lake
6 11 (2.15%) BigQuery
6 11 (2.15%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.96%) Amazon Athena
8 9 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.76%) SAP HANA
9 8 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.57%) Power BI
10 7 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.37%) Flink
10 7 (1.37%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.98%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 30 (5.87%) JIRA
2 26 (5.09%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.37%) Artifactory
3 7 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.37%) Selenium
4 6 (1.17%) GitLab
5 5 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.39%) RStudio
6 2 (0.39%) Spinnaker
6 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.20%) Ant
7 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.20%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 73 (14.29%) Finance
2 26 (5.09%) Public Sector
3 21 (4.11%) Banking
4 20 (3.91%) Marketing
5 17 (3.33%) Retail
6 16 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.74%) Billing
8 11 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.37%) Electronics
10 4 (0.78%) Law
11 3 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.59%) Automotive
11 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Legal
12 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Games
12 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.28%) Web Services
2 26 (5.09%) REST
3 25 (4.89%) .NET
4 21 (4.11%) XML
5 19 (3.72%) JSON
6 15 (2.94%) Hibernate
7 14 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (2.54%) Apache Camel
9 12 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
9 12 (2.35%) MSMQ
9 12 (2.35%) Node.js
9 12 (2.35%) SAML
10 8 (1.57%) SOAP
11 7 (1.37%) CSS
11 7 (1.37%) HTML
12 5 (0.98%) Middleware
13 4 (0.78%) Ajax
13 4 (0.78%) GraphQL
14 3 (0.59%) Razor View Engine
14 3 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 82 (16.05%) Public Cloud
2 63 (12.33%) Data Centre
3 54 (10.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.11%) Cloud Native
5 20 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.94%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.15%) Enterprise Cloud
9 7 (1.37%) Replication
10 6 (1.17%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.98%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.59%) Clustering
12 3 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.59%) NHS
12 3 (0.59%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.39%) PKI
13 2 (0.39%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.13%) Windows
2 43 (8.41%) Linux
3 15 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.35%) VMS
5 8 (1.57%) Unix
5 8 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.59%) Android
6 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) SUSE
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (21.14%) Migration
3 105 (20.55%) DevOps
4 46 (9.00%) Security Architecture
5 44 (8.61%) Analytics
6 37 (7.24%) Microservices
7 34 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (5.87%) Technical Leadership
9 29 (5.68%) Waterfall
10 28 (5.48%) Scrum
11 27 (5.28%) Open Source
12 25 (4.89%) Enterprise Architecture
13 24 (4.70%) Technical Architecture
14 23 (4.50%) ITIL
14 23 (4.50%) TOGAF
15 21 (4.11%) Architectural Design
15 21 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (3.91%) Data Analytics
16 20 (3.91%) Mentoring
17 19 (3.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 64 (12.52%) SQL
2 54 (10.57%) Java
3 43 (8.41%) Python
4 26 (5.09%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.74%) C#
7 13 (2.54%) PL/SQL
8 10 (1.96%) Ruby
9 9 (1.76%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.37%) C
12 5 (0.98%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.98%) Go
12 5 (0.98%) Perl
12 5 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.78%) PHP
13 4 (0.78%) Scala
14 3 (0.59%) Groovy
14 3 (0.59%) VBScript
15 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.98%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.13%) CISSP
4 15 (2.94%) Degree
4 15 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.96%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.57%) CISM
7 7 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.17%) SANS
9 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.98%) CISA
10 4 (0.78%) MCSE
11 3 (0.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.59%) CCIE
11 3 (0.59%) CCNA
11 3 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.52%) NCSC
2 15 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.98%) COBIT
4 5 (0.98%) GDPR
4 5 (0.98%) QA
5 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.59%) NIST
7 2 (0.39%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (9.00%) Docker
2 36 (7.05%) Active Directory
3 27 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.54%) vSphere
5 10 (1.96%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.98%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.39%) vCloud
8 2 (0.39%) XenApp
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.20%) VMFS
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (11.35%) Kubernetes
1 58 (11.35%) Terraform
2 49 (9.59%) Ansible
3 16 (3.13%) Puppet
4 14 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.37%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.17%) vRealize
8 5 (0.98%) CASB
9 4 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.78%) collectd
9 4 (0.78%) logstash
9 4 (0.78%) Mesos
9 4 (0.78%) Zipkin
10 3 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.39%) Nagios
11 2 (0.39%) Packer
11 2 (0.39%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 103 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.31%) Google
3 47 (9.20%) Oracle
4 46 (9.00%) VMware
5 23 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (4.31%) SAP
7 17 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.74%) Cisco
8 14 (2.74%) MuleSoft
9 12 (2.35%) Axway
9 12 (2.35%) Citrix
9 12 (2.35%) Sybase
10 11 (2.15%) Splunk
11 10 (1.96%) IBM
12 8 (1.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 6 (1.17%) Alibaba
13 6 (1.17%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.17%) HP
14 5 (0.98%) Juniper
14 5 (0.98%) Mercator