Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £599 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

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
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 453 627
Rank change year-on-year +12 +174 +103
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 498 531 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.50% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.53% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 357 159
UK median daily rate £599 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.86% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £463 £429 £413
90th Percentile £763 £725 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.19

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94227 100844 108361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61904 65674 68860
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2803 3288 4165
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.26 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +1.46% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.56 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +0.34% +6.06%

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Architect over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Architect in the UK

Cloud Architect
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 October 2017. 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
England +26 479 £600 +9.09% 60
London -2 266 £600 +4.35% 34
UK excluding London +16 220 £550 +4.76% 27
South East +36 112 £600 +9.09% 5
North of England +75 48 £525 -4.55% 11
North West +38 34 £550 - 7
East of England -2 24 £525 -12.50% 2
Midlands -5 23 £550 +4.76% 5
Yorkshire +30 12 £494 -24.04% 4
East Midlands 0 12 £550 -21.43% 2
West Midlands 0 11 £575 +21.05% 3
South West +5 5 £475 -38.91% 2
Scotland +7 4 £563 +12.50%
Wales -2 4 £613 +22.50% 1
North East +60 2 £525 -2.78%

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, Cloud Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Cloud Architect in the job title.

1 279 (56.02%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (51.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (23.29%) Finance
5 114 (22.89%) PaaS
6 103 (20.68%) Microsoft
7 102 (20.48%) Migration
8 101 (20.28%) DevOps
9 95 (19.08%) IaaS
10 78 (15.66%) Web Services
11 75 (15.06%) SOA
12 66 (13.25%) TOGAF
13 64 (12.85%) Data Centre
14 61 (12.25%) Ansible
14 61 (12.25%) Linux
15 58 (11.65%) Enterprise Architecture
16 56 (11.24%) Public Cloud
17 55 (11.04%) SaaS
18 50 (10.04%) Microservices
19 49 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
19 49 (9.84%) Windows
20 48 (9.64%) Java
20 48 (9.64%) Python
20 48 (9.64%) VMware
20 48 (9.64%) Cloud Computing
21 46 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
21 46 (9.24%) Puppet
22 45 (9.04%) Banking
23 43 (8.63%) Jenkins
23 43 (8.63%) Big Data

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 35 (7.03%) OpenStack
2 19 (3.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.81%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.41%) Confluence
6 6 (1.20%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.60%) IIS
8 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.20%) Apache
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Social Studio
2 2 (0.40%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 279 (56.02%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (51.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (22.89%) PaaS
4 95 (19.08%) IaaS
5 55 (11.04%) SaaS
6 48 (9.64%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (7.43%) Office 365
8 35 (7.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (4.02%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (2.81%) Bluemix
10 14 (2.81%) SuccessFactors
11 11 (2.21%) iPaaS
12 10 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.41%) OneDrive
13 7 (1.41%) Serverless
14 6 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (1.00%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.80%) GitHub
17 3 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.22%) Firewall
2 26 (5.22%) WAN
3 25 (5.02%) VPN
4 17 (3.41%) LAN
5 14 (2.81%) SAN
6 13 (2.61%) DNS
6 13 (2.61%) Network Security
7 12 (2.41%) Internet
7 12 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.81%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.81%) VoIP
9 8 (1.61%) NAS
9 8 (1.61%) SSL
10 7 (1.41%) LTE
10 7 (1.41%) MPLS
11 5 (1.00%) Intranet
11 5 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.80%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.80%) Skype
13 3 (0.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.63%) Big Data
2 23 (4.62%) Hadoop
3 22 (4.42%) SQL Server
4 19 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.20%) BigQuery
7 6 (1.20%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.00%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.00%) HBase
9 4 (0.80%) Sqoop
10 3 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.60%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.60%) Impala
10 3 (0.60%) Looker
10 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.40%) NewSQL
11 2 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (8.63%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.00%) JIRA
4 4 (0.80%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.60%) GitLab
5 3 (0.60%) GoCD
5 3 (0.60%) ProC
5 3 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.40%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.40%) Maven
6 2 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.20%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.20%) RSpec
7 1 (0.20%) RStudio
7 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 116 (23.29%) Finance
2 45 (9.04%) Banking
3 40 (8.03%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.82%) Marketing
5 12 (2.41%) Retail
6 11 (2.21%) Front Office
6 11 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.81%) Electronics
8 8 (1.61%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.41%) Legal
10 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
11 2 (0.40%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (15.66%) Web Services
2 28 (5.62%) .NET
3 24 (4.82%) Middleware
4 19 (3.82%) REST
5 18 (3.61%) Spring
6 14 (2.81%) Hibernate
6 14 (2.81%) SOAP
7 13 (2.61%) JDBC
7 13 (2.61%) JSON
7 13 (2.61%) XML
8 11 (2.21%) J2EE
8 11 (2.21%) JMS
8 11 (2.21%) JMX
9 9 (1.81%) SAML
10 8 (1.61%) RESTful
11 7 (1.41%) Node.js
12 6 (1.20%) OAuth
13 5 (1.00%) HTML
13 5 (1.00%) MSMQ
13 5 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.85%) Data Centre
2 56 (11.24%) Public Cloud
3 38 (7.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 31 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (5.82%) Private Cloud
6 22 (4.42%) Cloud Native
7 16 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.21%) PKI
9 10 (2.01%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.81%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.00%) FMCG
13 5 (1.00%) User Experience
14 4 (0.80%) Fintech
15 3 (0.60%) Clustering
15 3 (0.60%) CMDB
15 3 (0.60%) Replication
16 2 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.25%) Linux
2 49 (9.84%) Windows
3 23 (4.62%) Unix
4 15 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.20%) Android
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.60%) Solaris
8 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.40%) AIX
9 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.40%) CentOS
9 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) Fedora
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (20.48%) Migration
3 101 (20.28%) DevOps
4 75 (15.06%) SOA
5 66 (13.25%) TOGAF
6 58 (11.65%) Enterprise Architecture
7 50 (10.04%) Microservices
8 46 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (8.23%) Configuration Management
10 36 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (6.43%) Technical Architecture
12 29 (5.82%) Open Source
12 29 (5.82%) Security Architecture
13 23 (4.62%) Information Security
13 23 (4.62%) ITIL
14 22 (4.42%) IT Strategy
15 21 (4.22%) Scrum
16 20 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (4.02%) SDLC
17 19 (3.82%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.64%) Java
1 48 (9.64%) Python
2 42 (8.43%) Ruby
3 26 (5.22%) SQL
4 18 (3.61%) Bash Shell
4 18 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 17 (3.41%) Go
6 15 (3.01%) Perl
7 13 (2.61%) Bourne shell
7 13 (2.61%) Korn
8 11 (2.21%) C#
9 8 (1.61%) PHP
10 7 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.20%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.00%) C++
12 5 (1.00%) Scala
13 2 (0.40%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.40%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.40%) C
14 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (5.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.22%) Degree
4 19 (3.82%) AWS Certification
5 13 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (1.41%) CCIE
8 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.00%) CISSP
10 5 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.00%) JNCIE
11 4 (0.80%) CCNA
11 4 (0.80%) CISM
11 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.80%) MCSE
12 3 (0.60%) CCSP
12 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.21%) GCP
3 8 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.00%) HMG Infosec
4 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.80%) COBIT
5 4 (0.80%) QA
6 3 (0.60%) GDPR
6 3 (0.60%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.40%) RosettaNet
7 2 (0.40%) SLA
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (8.43%) Docker
2 36 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.22%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.21%) vCloud
5 8 (1.61%) vSphere
6 7 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.20%) KVM
8 3 (0.60%) HDFS
8 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.60%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.40%) XenServer
10 1 (0.20%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.20%) Xen
10 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 61 (12.25%) Ansible
2 49 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (9.24%) Puppet
4 34 (6.83%) Terraform
5 25 (5.02%) Kubernetes
6 16 (3.21%) Packer
7 14 (2.81%) Consul
8 8 (1.61%) SCCM
9 6 (1.20%) SCOM
9 6 (1.20%) vRealize
10 5 (1.00%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (1.00%) Mesos
11 4 (0.80%) Grafana
12 3 (0.60%) Kibana
12 3 (0.60%) logstash
12 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.40%) CloudForms
13 2 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.40%) Nagios
13 2 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 103 (20.68%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.64%) VMware
3 40 (8.03%) Google
4 34 (6.83%) Oracle
5 30 (6.02%) Cisco
6 23 (4.62%) SAP
7 20 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (4.02%) ServiceNow
8 18 (3.61%) Cloudera
8 18 (3.61%) IBM
9 13 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.21%) Workday
11 9 (1.81%) Citrix
11 9 (1.81%) HP
12 8 (1.61%) EMC
12 8 (1.61%) MuleSoft
13 6 (1.20%) NetApp
13 6 (1.20%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 6 (1.20%) SnapLogic
14 5 (1.00%) BMC