The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Architect
Rank 550 531 514
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 62 63 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 51 21
Average daily rate
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£483 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.09% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £440 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £563 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £525 £471
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +11.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Java Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Architect within the UK.

Java Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Java Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Java Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 57 £490 -2.00% 15
London +8 29 £600 - 7
City of London +27 12 £463 -33.92% 4
North West -10 10 £450 -1.63%
South East -6 6 £413 -17.50% 1
Manchester -11 6 £450 -5.26%
East Midlands - 5 £600 - 1
East of England +1 4 £388 -16.21% 4
Hertfordshire - 4 £388 -
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £375 -25.00%
Scotland -13 3 £400 -20.00%
Edinburgh -26 3 £400 -20.00%
Croydon - 3 £543 -
Watford - 3 £388 -
Milton Keynes +7 2 £375 -25.00%
Preston +7 2 £525 +19.31%
Lancashire +3 2 £525 +19.31%
Wales -15 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Surrey +8 1 £550 +37.50%
South West +1 1 £575 +9.52%
Cardiff +1 1 - -
South Wales -8 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £425 -15.00%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £490 -
North East - 1 £490 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £490 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

Java Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Architect in their job title.

1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 48 (41.74%) Spring
3 38 (33.04%) J2EE
4 31 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (26.96%) Hibernate
5 28 (24.35%) Oracle
6 23 (20.00%) Scrum
7 22 (19.13%) Java EE
8 21 (18.26%) TDD
8 21 (18.26%) Finance
9 20 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (16.52%) SQL
10 19 (16.52%) SOA
11 18 (15.65%) Open Source
12 17 (14.78%) Couchbase
13 16 (13.91%) Linux
14 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
15 13 (11.30%) Scala
15 13 (11.30%) XML
15 13 (11.30%) Banking
16 12 (10.43%) Maven
16 12 (10.43%) Struts
16 12 (10.43%) Web Services
16 12 (10.43%) JBoss
16 12 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (10.43%) Jenkins
16 12 (10.43%) Relational Database
16 12 (10.43%) Functional Programming
17 11 (9.57%) REST
17 11 (9.57%) SOAP

Java Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (10.43%) JBoss
3 8 (6.96%) WebLogic
4 7 (6.09%) Node.js
5 6 (5.22%) WebSphere
5 6 (5.22%) Apache
6 5 (4.35%) Mule
7 4 (3.48%) Confluence
7 4 (3.48%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.48%) Mule ESB
8 3 (2.61%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (2.61%) CMS
8 3 (2.61%) Liferay
9 2 (1.74%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (1.74%) nginx
9 2 (1.74%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.74%) Jetty
9 2 (1.74%) Alfresco
9 2 (1.74%) SAS
9 2 (1.74%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.74%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.87%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.87%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) HTTP
1 2 (1.74%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) Couchbase
2 12 (10.43%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.09%) MySQL
4 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.22%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.35%) Big Data
6 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.61%) Redis
7 3 (2.61%) Riak
7 3 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.61%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.74%) DB2
8 2 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.74%) Infinispan
8 2 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.87%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Maven
1 12 (10.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.83%) JIRA
3 8 (6.96%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.48%) JUnit
6 3 (2.61%) Selenium
6 3 (2.61%) Ant
6 3 (2.61%) Subversion
6 3 (2.61%) Hudson
7 2 (1.74%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.74%) Gradle
7 2 (1.74%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.74%) Mocha
7 2 (1.74%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.74%) JMeter
7 2 (1.74%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.87%) Spock
8 1 (0.87%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (18.26%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
3 2 (1.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.87%) Front Office
4 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (41.74%) Spring
2 38 (33.04%) J2EE
3 31 (26.96%) Hibernate
4 22 (19.13%) Java EE
5 13 (11.30%) XML
6 12 (10.43%) Struts
6 12 (10.43%) Web Services
7 11 (9.57%) SOAP
7 11 (9.57%) REST
8 10 (8.70%) Apache Camel
8 10 (8.70%) RESTful
9 9 (7.83%) JMS
10 8 (6.96%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (6.96%) AngularJS
11 7 (6.09%) Spring MVC
11 7 (6.09%) Middleware
12 6 (5.22%) JSP
12 6 (5.22%) Apache CXF
12 6 (5.22%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (4.35%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Open Source
2 6 (5.22%) Clustering
3 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.74%) PKI
5 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.74%) W3C
6 1 (0.87%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.87%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.87%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.87%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.91%) Linux
2 9 (7.83%) UNIX
3 4 (3.48%) Windows
4 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (1.74%) Android
4 2 (1.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.00%) Scrum
3 21 (18.26%) TDD
4 19 (16.52%) SOA
5 12 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (10.43%) Functional Programming
6 10 (8.70%) DevOps
6 10 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 10 (8.70%) MVC
7 9 (7.83%) BDD
8 7 (6.09%) UML
8 7 (6.09%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (6.09%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.22%) OO
10 5 (4.35%) Microservices
11 4 (3.48%) Kanban
11 4 (3.48%) OWASP
11 4 (3.48%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.48%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (3.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (16.52%) SQL
3 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.30%) Scala
5 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.74%) Python
6 2 (1.74%) Ruby
7 1 (0.87%) Clojure
7 1 (0.87%) Google Apps Script
7 1 (0.87%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (2.61%) Degree
1 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Squid
2 3 (2.61%) Docker
3 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) Varnish
3 2 (1.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Puppet
2 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.74%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.74%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.74%) Ansible
2 2 (1.74%) logstash
2 2 (1.74%) Salt
2 2 (1.74%) Kibana
3 1 (0.87%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 28 (24.35%) Oracle
2 6 (5.22%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.48%) TIBCO
3 4 (3.48%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.74%) Pega
4 2 (1.74%) Splunk
4 2 (1.74%) Twitter
4 2 (1.74%) ForgeRock
4 2 (1.74%) VMware
5 1 (0.87%) Google
5 1 (0.87%) ATG
5 1 (0.87%) OpenText
5 1 (0.87%) RedDot
5 1 (0.87%) HP
5 1 (0.87%) CA
5 1 (0.87%) Informatica
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