The median contractor rate for a Cloud Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 380 523
Rank change year-on-year +1 +143  
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Architect 247 291 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.54% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.57% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 170 55
Median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £735 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Cloud Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cloud Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 237 £600 +9.09% 40
London +10 128 £600 +4.34% 25
South East +17 51 £600 +9.09% 4
North West +34 25 £588 +17.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 23 £600 - 2
Milton Keynes - 20 £600 - 2
Manchester +16 15 £600 +20.00% 3
City of London +7 14 £588 +6.81% 9
Surrey 0 13 £625 +13.63%
West Midlands +22 11 £550 +18.27%
Berkshire +7 11 £430 -11.79% 1
Newbury +5 10 £335 -39.09%
South West +2 7 £475 -20.83% 1
East of England -7 6 £421 -0.87% 3
Cheshire +26 5 - -
Yorkshire +24 5 £528 +2.42% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £850 -
Shropshire +20 4 £550 +7.31%
Telford +10 4 £550 +7.31%
Birmingham +6 4 £550 +18.27%
Wiltshire +4 4 £475 -37.70% 1
Sheffield +12 3 £588 +10.84%
South Yorkshire +11 3 £588 +10.84%
Lancashire +4 3 £488 +9.24%
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £380 -10.57% 3
Preston -18 3 £488 +9.24%
East Midlands -19 3 £550 -12.00% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +18 2 £465 -7.00% 2
Hampshire +10 2 £600 -40.00% 1

Cloud Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 261 (53.93%) Amazon AWS
2 227 (46.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (23.55%) Finance
4 111 (22.93%) PaaS
5 102 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (19.21%) Microsoft
7 83 (17.15%) DevOps
8 74 (15.29%) Linux
9 70 (14.46%) Windows
10 69 (14.26%) IaaS
11 65 (13.43%) SOA
11 65 (13.43%) VMware
11 65 (13.43%) Migration
12 64 (13.22%) TOGAF
13 62 (12.81%) Web Services
13 62 (12.81%) Office 365
14 61 (12.60%) Java
14 61 (12.60%) Ansible
15 59 (12.19%) Security Cleared
16 58 (11.98%) Data Centre
17 53 (10.95%) SC Cleared
17 53 (10.95%) Enterprise Architecture
18 51 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
18 51 (10.54%) SaaS
19 50 (10.33%) Python
20 49 (10.12%) Oracle
20 49 (10.12%) Puppet
20 49 (10.12%) Public Cloud
21 42 (8.68%) Terraform
22 39 (8.06%) Opscode Chef

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 37 (7.64%) Cloud Foundry
2 29 (5.99%) OpenStack
3 22 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.51%) Confluence
5 15 (3.10%) Apache
6 10 (2.07%) JBoss
7 9 (1.86%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.24%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.24%) IIS
9 5 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.83%) nginx
10 4 (0.83%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.41%) CICS
12 2 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) HipChat
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 13 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.62%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.41%) Maximo
3 2 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Odoo
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 261 (53.93%) Amazon AWS
2 227 (46.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (22.93%) PaaS
4 69 (14.26%) IaaS
5 62 (12.81%) Office 365
6 51 (10.54%) SaaS
7 36 (7.44%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
9 20 (4.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (3.93%) Bluemix
11 15 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.86%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.86%) OneDrive
13 8 (1.65%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (1.45%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (1.24%) Google Analytics
15 6 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.23%) VPN
2 31 (6.40%) Firewall
2 31 (6.40%) WAN
3 29 (5.99%) DNS
4 22 (4.55%) Network Security
5 18 (3.72%) LAN
6 14 (2.89%) Internet
6 14 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (2.27%) MPLS
7 11 (2.27%) SNMP
8 9 (1.86%) VoIP
9 8 (1.65%) Intranet
10 7 (1.45%) IPsec
10 7 (1.45%) LTE
11 6 (1.24%) SSL
12 5 (1.03%) DMZ
12 5 (1.03%) HTTP
12 5 (1.03%) SAN
12 5 (1.03%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.83%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.82%) Big Data
2 30 (6.20%) Hadoop
3 23 (4.75%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.86%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.86%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.24%) BigQuery
10 6 (1.24%) Looker
11 4 (0.83%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.62%) BODI
12 3 (0.62%) DocumentDB
13 2 (0.41%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 33 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 25 (5.17%) JIRA
3 18 (3.72%) Bitbucket
4 10 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.24%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.03%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.62%) GitLab
9 3 (0.62%) Maven
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.41%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.21%) GoCD
11 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.21%) RSpec
11 1 (0.21%) Subversion
11 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 114 (23.55%) Finance
2 32 (6.61%) Banking
3 28 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.75%) Marketing
5 13 (2.69%) Retail
6 12 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.07%) Electronics
8 9 (1.86%) Legal
9 6 (1.24%) Advertising
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (12.81%) Web Services
2 33 (6.82%) .NET
3 26 (5.37%) Spring
4 24 (4.96%) Middleware
5 21 (4.34%) JSON
6 18 (3.72%) Hibernate
7 17 (3.51%) J2EE
8 16 (3.31%) REST
8 16 (3.31%) SAML
9 15 (3.10%) JDBC
9 15 (3.10%) JMS
9 15 (3.10%) JMX
10 14 (2.89%) XML
11 11 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (2.07%) Node.js
13 9 (1.86%) OAuth
14 8 (1.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 7 (1.45%) .NET Framework
15 7 (1.45%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.45%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.98%) Data Centre
2 49 (10.12%) Public Cloud
3 37 (7.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 32 (6.61%) Cloud Native
5 31 (6.40%) Private Cloud
6 19 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (3.10%) PKI
8 12 (2.48%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (1.45%) User Experience
13 6 (1.24%) FlexPod
14 4 (0.83%) Computer Science
14 4 (0.83%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.83%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.62%) Blog
15 3 (0.62%) Clustering
15 3 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 74 (15.29%) Linux
2 70 (14.46%) Windows
3 34 (7.02%) Unix
4 14 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.07%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.45%) Solaris
8 5 (1.03%) CentOS
9 4 (0.83%) AIX
9 4 (0.83%) Android
9 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.62%) HPUX
11 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.21%) SUSE
12 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (17.15%) DevOps
3 65 (13.43%) Migration
3 65 (13.43%) SOA
4 64 (13.22%) TOGAF
5 53 (10.95%) Enterprise Architecture
6 51 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (7.44%) Microservices
8 32 (6.61%) Open Source
8 32 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (6.20%) ITIL
9 30 (6.20%) Technical Architecture
10 29 (5.99%) Security Architecture
11 28 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (5.79%) Information Security
12 27 (5.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (5.37%) Project Management
14 23 (4.75%) Scrum
15 22 (4.55%) Software Engineering
16 21 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 61 (12.60%) Java
2 50 (10.33%) Python
3 38 (7.85%) Ruby
4 30 (6.20%) SQL
5 21 (4.34%) Go
5 21 (4.34%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.89%) Perl
7 13 (2.69%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.86%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.65%) C++
9 8 (1.65%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.65%) PHP
10 7 (1.45%) Scala
11 5 (1.03%) C#
12 2 (0.41%) R
13 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.21%) Erlang
13 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (12.19%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.95%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.31%) Degree
4 13 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
6 10 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 9 (1.86%) CCIE
8 7 (1.45%) AWS Certification
8 7 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.24%) JNCIE
9 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.83%) MCSE
10 4 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.62%) CISSP
11 3 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.41%) PMP
12 2 (0.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.83%) QA
3 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) GCP
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.40%) Docker
3 30 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.31%) vCloud
5 9 (1.86%) vSphere
6 8 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.45%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.41%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.41%) Snort
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.21%) pfSense
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.21%) XenApp
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (12.60%) Ansible
2 49 (10.12%) Puppet
3 42 (8.68%) Terraform
4 39 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (3.10%) Kubernetes
6 14 (2.89%) SCCM
7 11 (2.27%) vRealize
8 10 (2.07%) ZABBIX
9 9 (1.86%) Packer
10 8 (1.65%) Consul
10 8 (1.65%) Rsyslog
10 8 (1.65%) yum
11 7 (1.45%) SCOM
12 6 (1.24%) FortiGate
12 6 (1.24%) Mesos
13 4 (0.83%) Graphite
13 4 (0.83%) logstash
13 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.83%) Nagios
14 2 (0.41%) Nmap
Vendors
1 93 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 65 (13.43%) VMware
3 49 (10.12%) Oracle
4 30 (6.20%) Cisco
5 23 (4.75%) Google
6 20 (4.13%) Atlassian
6 20 (4.13%) SAP
6 20 (4.13%) ServiceNow
7 19 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (3.72%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.31%) IBM
10 14 (2.89%) Splunk
11 11 (2.27%) AppDynamics
11 11 (2.27%) Citrix
12 10 (2.07%) CA
13 9 (1.86%) HP
13 9 (1.86%) Intel
14 7 (1.45%) EMC
14 7 (1.45%) Juniper
14 7 (1.45%) NetApp
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