Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £653 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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
England > London
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 266 192 222
Rank change year-on-year -74 +30 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 399 444 168
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.42% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.53% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 312 121
10th Percentile £550 £507 £468
25th Percentile £600 £567 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £653 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year +0.38% - -
75th Percentile £750 £731 £750
90th Percentile £825 £800 -
England median daily rate £650 £630 £600
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate - £62.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 36,708 28,979 13,722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.79% 92.93% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,875 20,847 9,843
10th Percentile £375 £353 £313
25th Percentile £475 £444 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £540 £513
Median % change year-on-year +6.48% +5.37% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £644 £613
90th Percentile £788 £725 £713
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 289 159
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.10 £15.20
25th Percentile £21.00 £19.93 £20.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -15.49% +77.50%
75th Percentile £55.44 £50.02 £47.83
90th Percentile £72.25 £65.90 £61.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.56 £20.90
% change year-on-year +27.81% -6.41% +10.00%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in London

Cloud Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Cloud Architect in London

Cloud Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Architect in London over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Architect in London

Cloud Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Architect in London.

Hourly rate trend for Cloud Architect in London

Cloud Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -19 35 £738 +28.26% 18
West London -2 2 £700 +33.97% 3
South London -18 1 £575 -4.17%
Cloud Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, Cloud Architect contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 244 (61.15%) Azure
2 196 (49.12%) Finance
3 169 (42.36%) AWS
4 166 (41.60%) Social Skills
5 126 (31.58%) Agile
6 121 (30.33%) GCP
7 112 (28.07%) DevOps
8 110 (27.57%) CI/CD
9 105 (26.32%) Banking
10 93 (23.31%) Migration
11 79 (19.80%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
12 78 (19.55%) Kubernetes
13 71 (17.79%) Decision-Making
14 70 (17.54%) Public Cloud
15 69 (17.29%) Terraform
15 69 (17.29%) Docker
16 66 (16.54%) Microsoft
17 55 (13.78%) SDLC
18 54 (13.53%) Java
19 53 (13.28%) Enterprise Architecture
20 51 (12.78%) Python
21 50 (12.53%) Microservices
21 50 (12.53%) RBAC
22 49 (12.28%) PaaS
23 48 (12.03%) Google
24 46 (11.53%) IaaS
25 44 (11.03%) Firewall
26 41 (10.28%) Requirements Gathering
27 40 (10.03%) Serverless

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 16 (4.01%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.26%) Confluence
3 10 (2.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (1.75%) Apache
4 7 (1.75%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.00%) Drupal
7 4 (1.00%) JBoss
7 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Pulsar
9 2 (0.50%) CMS
9 2 (0.50%) nginx
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (0.75%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle iSupplier
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 244 (61.15%) Azure
2 169 (42.36%) AWS
3 121 (30.33%) GCP
4 49 (12.28%) PaaS
5 46 (11.53%) IaaS
6 40 (10.03%) Serverless
7 30 (7.52%) SaaS
8 29 (7.27%) Azure AKS
9 26 (6.52%) Amazon EKS
10 20 (5.01%) Microsoft 365
11 18 (4.51%) OpenShift
12 16 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (3.76%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (3.76%) Azure DevOps
13 15 (3.76%) Google Kubernetes Engine
14 14 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (3.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 12 (3.01%) Azure Functions
17 11 (2.76%) Amazon ECS
18 10 (2.51%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.03%) Firewall
2 23 (5.76%) DNS
3 16 (4.01%) VPN
4 12 (3.01%) Network Security
5 11 (2.76%) Internet
6 9 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (2.01%) BGP
8 7 (1.75%) WAN
9 6 (1.50%) LAN
10 5 (1.25%) SSL
11 4 (1.00%) IKE
11 4 (1.00%) IPsec
11 4 (1.00%) MPLS
12 3 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (0.75%) SMS
12 3 (0.75%) VLAN
13 2 (0.50%) IPv4
13 2 (0.50%) IPv6
13 2 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.03%) NoSQL
2 21 (5.26%) Big Data
3 18 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.51%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (3.26%) RDBMS
4 13 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.76%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.76%) MySQL
6 10 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (2.51%) DB2
6 10 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.26%) Data Lake
8 8 (2.01%) DynamoDB
9 6 (1.50%) BigQuery
9 6 (1.50%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.75%) Flink
Development Applications
1 26 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.26%) JIRA
3 11 (2.76%) GitLab
4 8 (2.01%) ERwin
5 5 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.25%) Terragrunt
6 4 (1.00%) Gradle
6 4 (1.00%) Maven
6 4 (1.00%) Mocha
7 3 (0.75%) Selenium
7 3 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.50%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.50%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.50%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.25%) Postman
9 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 196 (49.12%) Finance
2 166 (41.60%) Social Skills
3 105 (26.32%) Banking
4 78 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.51%) Influencing Skills
6 21 (5.26%) Investment Banking
7 15 (3.76%) Retail
8 12 (3.01%) Public Sector
9 10 (2.51%) Documentation Skills
9 10 (2.51%) Marketing
10 7 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.00%) Back Office
11 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.00%) Front Office
12 3 (0.75%) Law
12 3 (0.75%) Legal
13 2 (0.50%) Electronics
13 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.51%) REST
2 17 (4.26%) Kafka
3 16 (4.01%) ARM Templates
4 15 (3.76%) Web Services
5 12 (3.01%) .NET
6 11 (2.76%) RESTful
7 10 (2.51%) SOAP
8 9 (2.26%) JSON
8 9 (2.26%) React
9 7 (1.75%) .NET Core
10 6 (1.50%) Middleware
10 6 (1.50%) Node.js
10 6 (1.50%) XML
11 4 (1.00%) Apache Camel
11 4 (1.00%) Chai
11 4 (1.00%) OAuth
11 4 (1.00%) OAuth2
12 3 (0.75%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (17.54%) Public Cloud
2 26 (6.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.76%) Virtual Team
4 17 (4.26%) Enterprise Cloud
5 16 (4.01%) Cloud Native
5 16 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.01%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.26%) Digital Media
8 9 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.26%) IoT
9 8 (2.01%) Legacy Systems
10 6 (1.50%) iPad
10 6 (1.50%) Robotics
11 4 (1.00%) PKI
11 4 (1.00%) User Experience
12 3 (0.75%) Equities
12 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.02%) Linux
1 24 (6.02%) Unix
2 23 (5.76%) Windows
3 19 (4.76%) VMS
4 12 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
7 2 (0.50%) Debian
7 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (31.58%) Agile
2 112 (28.07%) DevOps
3 110 (27.57%) CI/CD
4 93 (23.31%) Migration
5 79 (19.80%) Problem-Solving
6 71 (17.79%) Decision-Making
7 55 (13.78%) SDLC
8 53 (13.28%) Enterprise Architecture
9 50 (12.53%) Microservices
9 50 (12.53%) RBAC
10 41 (10.28%) Requirements Gathering
11 38 (9.52%) Analytics
12 36 (9.02%) Security Architecture
13 34 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (8.02%) TOGAF
15 31 (7.77%) Cybersecurity
16 29 (7.27%) Technical Leadership
17 28 (7.02%) Data Management
17 28 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
18 26 (6.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.53%) Java
2 51 (12.78%) Python
3 36 (9.02%) SQL
4 23 (5.76%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.76%) C#
5 19 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.26%) Bash
6 13 (3.26%) C
7 12 (3.01%) C++
8 11 (2.76%) Scala
9 4 (1.00%) Go
10 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.50%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) Rust
Qualifications
1 23 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.51%) AWS Certification
3 19 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.01%) TOGAF Certification
5 12 (3.01%) Degree
6 10 (2.51%) CISSP
7 9 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.26%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.01%) MCSE
9 7 (1.75%) MCSA
10 6 (1.50%) Master's Degree
10 6 (1.50%) MCSD
11 5 (1.25%) SANS
12 4 (1.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (1.00%) CCIE
12 4 (1.00%) CCIE Security
12 4 (1.00%) RHCA
13 3 (0.75%) CCNP
13 3 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.01%) NIST
2 9 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.25%) COBIT
3 5 (1.25%) GDPR
3 5 (1.25%) QA
4 2 (0.50%) GRC
4 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 69 (17.29%) Docker
2 19 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.26%) XenApp
6 6 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.50%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.25%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.00%) vCloud
8 4 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.50%) vSphere
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 78 (19.55%) Kubernetes
2 69 (17.29%) Terraform
3 21 (5.26%) Ansible
4 15 (3.76%) Puppet
5 12 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.75%) Nagios
7 3 (0.75%) Packer
7 3 (0.75%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.50%) CASB
8 2 (0.50%) Oozie
8 2 (0.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.25%) Consul
9 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 66 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.03%) Google
3 35 (8.77%) Oracle
4 24 (6.02%) VMware
5 16 (4.01%) Citrix
6 13 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.51%) Adobe
7 10 (2.51%) Databricks
7 10 (2.51%) Informatica
8 9 (2.26%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.01%) Cisco
9 8 (2.01%) Splunk
9 8 (2.01%) Teradata
10 7 (1.75%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.50%) Ivanti
11 6 (1.50%) Progress
12 5 (1.25%) IBM
12 5 (1.25%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.00%) CA
13 4 (1.00%) SAP