Period
to 25 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £653 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 September 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 205 183 256
Rank change year-on-year -22 +73 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 458 182 406
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.35% 1.36% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.48% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 129 261
10th Percentile £513 £485 £513
25th Percentile £575 £525 £563
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £653 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year +0.38% - -
75th Percentile £738 £750 £738
90th Percentile £825 £775 £813
England median daily rate £650 £626 £620
% change year-on-year +3.76% +1.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £38.00 " "
25th Percentile £42.50 " £11.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £11.50
75th Percentile £57.50 " £11.75
90th Percentile £62.00 " "
England median hourly rate £60.00 - £78.75

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 31,401 12,300 36,390
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.89% 91.79% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,690 8,810 26,495
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £685
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 110 454
10th Percentile £13.60 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.75 £19.99 £15.01
Median hourly rate £31.00 £34.98 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.37% +66.55% +12.30%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.15 £56.05 £53.53
England median hourly rate £19.54 £22.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -11.18% +15.61% +8.74%

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 25 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cloud Architect in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 25 September 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
Central London -40 37 £600 - 34
South London -3 3 £600 +14.29% 4
East London -11 2 £665 +40.00% 3
West London - 2 £523 - 3
Cloud Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 London region featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 260 (56.77%) AWS
2 251 (54.80%) Azure
3 171 (37.34%) GCP
4 147 (32.10%) Finance
5 135 (29.48%) DevOps
6 122 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
7 119 (25.98%) Kubernetes
8 99 (21.62%) Terraform
9 96 (20.96%) Java
10 94 (20.52%) Migration
11 93 (20.31%) Google
12 88 (19.21%) Docker
13 86 (18.78%) Microservices
14 84 (18.34%) PaaS
14 84 (18.34%) Microsoft
15 80 (17.47%) Social Skills
16 77 (16.81%) Banking
17 71 (15.50%) Public Cloud
18 60 (13.10%) Python
18 60 (13.10%) PowerShell
19 55 (12.01%) Infrastructure as Code
20 53 (11.57%) Jenkins
21 52 (11.35%) IaaS
22 50 (10.92%) SaaS
23 47 (10.26%) GitHub
24 46 (10.04%) Analytics
25 45 (9.83%) Cybersecurity
25 45 (9.83%) Security Architecture
25 45 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
25 45 (9.83%) 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 10 (2.18%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.53%) Confluence
3 6 (1.31%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.66%) Apache
5 3 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.66%) SAS
6 2 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Luigi
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 260 (56.77%) AWS
2 251 (54.80%) Azure
3 171 (37.34%) GCP
4 84 (18.34%) PaaS
5 52 (11.35%) IaaS
6 50 (10.92%) SaaS
7 47 (10.26%) GitHub
8 45 (9.83%) Serverless
9 39 (8.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (4.37%) Amazon EKS
10 20 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (4.15%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (3.49%) Microsoft 365
13 15 (3.28%) Amazon S3
14 13 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (2.62%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 11 (2.40%) Azure Functions
17 10 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (2.18%) Azure Data Factory
18 9 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.46%) Firewall
2 12 (2.62%) Internet
2 12 (2.62%) VPN
3 8 (1.75%) DNS
4 7 (1.53%) HTTP
4 7 (1.53%) Network Security
5 4 (0.87%) BGP
5 4 (0.87%) LAN
5 4 (0.87%) SAN
5 4 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.66%) NAS
6 3 (0.66%) OpenVPN
6 3 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.66%) WAN
7 2 (0.44%) 4G
7 2 (0.44%) 5G
7 2 (0.44%) SSL
7 2 (0.44%) Wireless
8 1 (0.22%) DHCP
8 1 (0.22%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.11%) Big Data
2 22 (4.80%) NoSQL
3 17 (3.71%) Hadoop
4 14 (3.06%) BigQuery
5 11 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.75%) Data Lake
7 6 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.87%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.87%) Looker
9 4 (0.87%) SQL Server
10 3 (0.66%) Bigtable
10 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (0.44%) Metadata
11 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.44%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.44%) Presto
11 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.22%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 53 (11.57%) Jenkins
2 24 (5.24%) Maven
3 23 (5.02%) Gradle
4 20 (4.37%) TeamCity
5 18 (3.93%) JIRA
6 15 (3.28%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.97%) GitLab
7 9 (1.97%) Postman
8 8 (1.75%) Subversion
9 5 (1.09%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.66%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.66%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.66%) Terragrunt
12 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.44%) Hudson
13 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.22%) GCC
13 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.22%) Spinnaker
General
1 147 (32.10%) Finance
2 80 (17.47%) Social Skills
3 77 (16.81%) Banking
4 24 (5.24%) Public Sector
5 17 (3.71%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.71%) Marketing
5 17 (3.71%) Retail
5 17 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.97%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.75%) Electronics
8 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.53%) Legal
10 5 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.66%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.59%) Kafka
2 18 (3.93%) Node.js
3 16 (3.49%) Spring Boot
4 15 (3.28%) Web Services
5 11 (2.40%) React
5 11 (2.40%) XML
6 9 (1.97%) JMS
6 9 (1.97%) JSON
6 9 (1.97%) REST
6 9 (1.97%) SOAP
7 8 (1.75%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.53%) .NET
9 6 (1.31%) HTML
9 6 (1.31%) Micronaut
9 6 (1.31%) RxJava
10 5 (1.09%) ARM Templates
10 5 (1.09%) CSS
10 5 (1.09%) GraphQL
10 5 (1.09%) OpenID
10 5 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.50%) Public Cloud
2 39 (8.52%) Cloud Native
3 34 (7.42%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (5.24%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (1.31%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.87%) Equities
10 4 (0.87%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.87%) Legacy Applications
10 4 (0.87%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.66%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.21%) Windows
2 26 (5.68%) Linux
3 5 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.87%) Unix
5 1 (0.22%) AIX
5 1 (0.22%) Android
5 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (29.48%) DevOps
2 122 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (20.52%) Migration
4 86 (18.78%) Microservices
5 55 (12.01%) Infrastructure as Code
6 46 (10.04%) Analytics
7 45 (9.83%) Cybersecurity
7 45 (9.83%) Security Architecture
7 45 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (8.73%) Open Source
9 37 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
10 36 (7.86%) Scrum
11 30 (6.55%) Collaborative Working
12 28 (6.11%) TOGAF
13 23 (5.02%) Data Architecture
14 22 (4.80%) Use Case
15 20 (4.37%) IT Strategy
15 20 (4.37%) Technical Leadership
15 20 (4.37%) Threat Modelling
16 18 (3.93%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 96 (20.96%) Java
2 60 (13.10%) PowerShell
2 60 (13.10%) Python
3 44 (9.61%) JavaScript
4 40 (8.73%) Bash Shell
5 34 (7.42%) SQL
6 31 (6.77%) C#
7 11 (2.40%) Go
8 10 (2.18%) C++
9 7 (1.53%) C
10 6 (1.31%) Java 11
10 6 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.66%) Groovy
12 2 (0.44%) PHP
12 2 (0.44%) Ruby
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.55%) AWS Certification
4 21 (4.59%) CISSP
5 14 (3.06%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.62%) Degree
7 8 (1.75%) CISM
8 6 (1.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.09%) CISA
10 4 (0.87%) CSSLP
10 4 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.66%) CCSP
11 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.66%) CRISC
12 2 (0.44%) CEH
12 2 (0.44%) GIAC
12 2 (0.44%) ISEB
12 2 (0.44%) OCP
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.37%) GDPR
2 17 (3.71%) NIST
3 15 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.31%) QA
5 5 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.87%) COBIT
6 4 (0.87%) FedRAMP
6 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.66%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.66%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.44%) GRC
8 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.44%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.44%) PMO
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 88 (19.21%) Docker
2 19 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.44%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.22%) Ceph
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 119 (25.98%) Kubernetes
2 99 (21.62%) Terraform
3 32 (6.99%) Ansible
4 21 (4.59%) Puppet
5 14 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.53%) Packer
7 5 (1.09%) Istio
8 4 (0.87%) CASB
9 3 (0.66%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.66%) Sysdig
10 2 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.44%) Kibana
10 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.22%) Nagios
11 1 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 93 (20.31%) Google
2 84 (18.34%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.02%) VMware
4 22 (4.80%) Databricks
5 20 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.71%) Oracle
7 13 (2.84%) SAP
8 10 (2.18%) Splunk
9 8 (1.75%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 7 (1.53%) IBM
10 7 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.31%) Cisco
12 5 (1.09%) Adobe
13 4 (0.87%) Citrix
13 4 (0.87%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.87%) Palo Alto
14 3 (0.66%) AppDynamics
14 3 (0.66%) Demandware
14 3 (0.66%) New Relic
14 3 (0.66%) ServiceNow