Period
to 6 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 84 134
Rank change year-on-year +22 +50 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 10 36 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 1.43% 1.96% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.07% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 14
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £491 £503 £428
90th Percentile £645 £606 £661
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 672 1,740 2,403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 94.57% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 1,218 1,663
Median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £300
90th Percentile £603 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 69 62
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.86 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -2.43% +34.77%
10th Percentile £13.22 £11.14 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.20 £40.90
Median hourly rate £20.11 £17.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.74% +8.59% +23.08%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in Leeds

Cloud Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Architect in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Architect in Leeds

Cloud Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Architect in Leeds over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Architect in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 6 (60.00%) AWS
2 5 (50.00%) Azure
2 5 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) GCP
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) GitHub
4 2 (20.00%) SaaS
4 2 (20.00%) PaaS
4 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) DevSecOps
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (10.00%) vRealize
5 1 (10.00%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (10.00%) Data Ingestion

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 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) AWS
2 5 (50.00%) Azure
3 3 (30.00%) GCP
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
4 2 (20.00%) GitHub
4 2 (20.00%) PaaS
4 2 (20.00%) SaaS
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) Basecamp
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (10.00%) GitLab
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) Kafka
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) DevSecOps
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) Go
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (10.00%) GDPR
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware NSX
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Terraform
1 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
1 1 (10.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Alibaba
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle