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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Architect
Rank 551 513 495
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 44 69 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 49 46
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£500 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £680 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -47 40 £475 +1.06% 17
London -7 15 £550 +12.82% 11
East of England -14 7 £463 +2.77%
Suffolk - 6 £456 -
Ipswich - 5 £456 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 - - 1
Wales - 3 £550 -
North West -7 2 £500 +11.11%
South East -19 2 £475 +26.66% 1
West Midlands -19 2 £438 +7.36% 1
West Wales - 2 £533 -
Swansea - 2 £533 -
Scotland -11 1 - -
Edinburgh -12 1 - -
Reading - 1 £475 -
Berkshire - 1 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
City of London - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
York - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Java Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Java
2 41 (37.61%) J2EE
3 39 (35.78%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (32.11%) Spring
5 32 (29.36%) Hibernate
6 27 (24.77%) SOA
7 26 (23.85%) XML
8 24 (22.02%) REST
9 22 (20.18%) Scrum
10 20 (18.35%) OO
10 20 (18.35%) Oracle
11 19 (17.43%) UNIX
12 18 (16.51%) Finance
13 17 (15.60%) TDD
13 17 (15.60%) Web Services
13 17 (15.60%) JMS
13 17 (15.60%) Scala
14 15 (13.76%) Open Source
14 15 (13.76%) UML
15 13 (11.93%) Linux
15 13 (11.93%) JavaScript
15 13 (11.93%) Apache
15 13 (11.93%) MVC
15 13 (11.93%) Maven
16 12 (11.01%) Banking
16 12 (11.01%) HTML
16 12 (11.01%) SQL
16 12 (11.01%) EJB
16 12 (11.01%) SOAP
16 12 (11.01%) Git (software)

Java Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (11.93%) Apache
2 11 (10.09%) Apache ServiceMix
2 11 (10.09%) WebLogic
2 11 (10.09%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.17%) JBoss
4 6 (5.50%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.75%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.83%) Mule
6 2 (1.83%) Confluence
6 2 (1.83%) Liferay
6 2 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.92%) GemFire
7 1 (0.92%) WildFly
7 1 (0.92%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) FTP
2 1 (0.92%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) MySQL
1 10 (9.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (8.26%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.42%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.50%) Redis
4 6 (5.50%) Big Data
5 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.83%) Jackrabbit
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.83%) Riak
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Maven
2 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.01%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.26%) JIRA
4 7 (6.42%) JUnit
5 5 (4.59%) Ant
6 4 (3.67%) Subversion
6 4 (3.67%) Hudson
7 2 (1.83%) Selenium
8 1 (0.92%) Arquillian
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.92%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.92%) YourKit
8 1 (0.92%) JBehave
8 1 (0.92%) Mockito
8 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.92%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.92%) jMock
General
1 18 (16.51%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Back Office
5 2 (1.83%) Front Office
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (37.61%) J2EE
2 35 (32.11%) Spring
3 32 (29.36%) Hibernate
4 26 (23.85%) XML
5 24 (22.02%) REST
6 17 (15.60%) Web Services
6 17 (15.60%) JMS
7 12 (11.01%) HTML
7 12 (11.01%) EJB
7 12 (11.01%) SOAP
8 11 (10.09%) Java EE
9 10 (9.17%) CSS
9 10 (9.17%) JPA
9 10 (9.17%) Apache Camel
10 9 (8.26%) HTML5
11 8 (7.34%) jQuery
11 8 (7.34%) RESTful
11 8 (7.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (6.42%) J2SE
12 7 (6.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Open Source
2 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) Derivative
5 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.92%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.43%) UNIX
2 13 (11.93%) Linux
3 7 (6.42%) Solaris
4 6 (5.50%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.75%) Windows
6 1 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) AIX
6 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.78%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.77%) SOA
3 22 (20.18%) Scrum
4 20 (18.35%) OO
5 17 (15.60%) TDD
6 15 (13.76%) UML
7 13 (11.93%) MVC
8 12 (11.01%) Multithreading
9 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.26%) BDD
10 9 (8.26%) OOP
10 9 (8.26%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (4.59%) Kanban
12 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (3.67%) Technical Architecture
14 3 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (2.75%) Mentoring
14 3 (2.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 109 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (15.60%) Scala
3 13 (11.93%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.01%) SQL
5 6 (5.50%) Perl
6 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.75%) Ruby
7 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.83%) Clojure
7 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.83%) Golang
8 1 (0.92%) Groovy
8 1 (0.92%) XPath
8 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Degree
2 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) HDFS
2 1 (0.92%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.67%) OpenAM
2 3 (2.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Oracle
2 6 (5.50%) Sybase
2 6 (5.50%) Sun
2 6 (5.50%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.59%) Guidewire
4 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.67%) ForgeRock
5 3 (2.75%) Twitter
6 2 (1.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.92%) IBM
7 1 (0.92%) BEA