Period
to 4 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 4 December 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 Solution Architect
England > North West
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 196 214
Rank change year-on-year +72 +18 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Solutions Architect 3 3 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.056% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.059% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £538 £575 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.52% -11.54% +13.04%
10th Percentile £462 £575 £473
90th Percentile £635 £575 £755
England median daily rate £638 £613 £595
% change year-on-year +4.08% +2.94% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 2,137 5,048 5,659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 93.62% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 3,215 3,564
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £168 £213 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £455
% change year-on-year +2.59% +1.76% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 281 339
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -0.91% +0.92%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.17 £11.23
90th Percentile £52.25 £53.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.32 £18.32
% change year-on-year +55.30% +5.47% -2.06%

Cloud Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Solutions Architect in the North West

Cloud Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Solutions Architect in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Solutions Architect in the North West

Cloud Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Solutions Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Solutions Architect in the North West

Cloud Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Solutions Architect within the North West region over the 6 months to 4 December 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
Manchester +47 1 £475 -17.39% 4
Cheshire - 1 £600 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Cloud Solutions Architect
England

Cloud Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, Cloud Solutions 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 North West region featuring Cloud Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) PMP
3 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) CGI
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (33.33%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (33.33%) Architecture Roadmap
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) GCP
3 1 (33.33%) AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365

Cloud Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 1 (33.33%) AWS
2 1 (33.33%) GCP
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CGI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Architecture Roadmap
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (33.33%) Technology Roadmap
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft