Period
to 25 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 25 January 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
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 119 119
Rank change year-on-year +41 0 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 30 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.79% 0.72% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.75% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 14
Leeds median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £506 £495 £459
90th Percentile £625 £645 £635
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 1,613 2,253 2,199
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 95.79% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,098 1,587 1,533
Leeds median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £298 £300 £261
90th Percentile £582 £575 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 69 49
Leeds median hourly rate £20.76 £17.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.13% -17.07% +51.85%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £41.13 £26.50 £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.30 £14.65
% change year-on-year +14.38% +4.44% +18.38%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Cloud Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in Leeds

Cloud Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Architect in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Architect in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 Leeds region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 24 (80.00%) Azure
2 20 (66.67%) IaaS
3 17 (56.67%) AWS
4 16 (53.33%) Migration
5 11 (36.67%) Kubernetes
6 10 (33.33%) GCP
6 10 (33.33%) SaaS
6 10 (33.33%) PaaS
6 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (30.00%) Security Architecture
7 9 (30.00%) Python
7 9 (30.00%) VMS
7 9 (30.00%) Ansible
7 9 (30.00%) DevOps
8 8 (26.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (26.67%) Cisco
8 8 (26.67%) Network Security
9 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
9 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
9 7 (23.33%) vSphere
9 7 (23.33%) OpenStack
9 7 (23.33%) VMware
9 7 (23.33%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (23.33%) Firewall
9 7 (23.33%) Project Management
9 7 (23.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (23.33%) Alibaba
9 7 (23.33%) vCenter Server

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 7 (23.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 24 (80.00%) Azure
2 20 (66.67%) IaaS
3 17 (56.67%) AWS
4 10 (33.33%) GCP
4 10 (33.33%) PaaS
4 10 (33.33%) SaaS
5 2 (6.67%) Apigee
5 2 (6.67%) Serverless
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.33%) Google App Engine
6 1 (3.33%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Network Security
2 7 (23.33%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.33%) Billing
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) RESTful
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.67%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) VMS
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) DevOps
2 9 (30.00%) Security Architecture
3 7 (23.33%) DevSecOps
3 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Microservices
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Management
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (23.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (6.67%) GDPR
3 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (23.33%) VMware NSX
1 7 (23.33%) vSphere
2 2 (6.67%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) Kubernetes
2 9 (30.00%) Ansible
3 7 (23.33%) vCenter Server
3 7 (23.33%) vRealize
4 2 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) Alibaba
2 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Google