The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Architect
Rank 524 504 519
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 63 40 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.091% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 44
Average daily rate £500 £493 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £468 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.95% -1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -85 39 £500 -3.38% 17
Scotland +12 20 £500 +10.80% 1
Edinburgh -10 17 £500 +5.26%
London -33 13 £550 +2.32% 12
Wales - 12 £525 -
South Wales - 9 £525 -
South West - 9 £525 -
Cardiff - 9 £525 -
East of England - 8 £475 - 2
City of London -14 4 £700 +27.27% 2
Suffolk - 4 £463 -
Cambridge - 4 £475 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £475 - 2
North West -15 3 £458 +18.43%
West Midlands -16 3 £500 -
South East -18 3 £500 -4.76%
Glasgow - 3 £388 - 1
Birmingham -10 2 £500 -
Ipswich - 2 £488 -
Cheshire - 2 £470 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £500 -
Berkshire -11 1 - -
Preston -13 1 £440 +13.90%
Lancashire -23 1 £440 +13.90%
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Manchester - 1 £475 -

Java Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Java
2 61 (45.52%) J2EE
3 44 (32.84%) SOA
4 42 (31.34%) OO
5 35 (26.12%) Spring
6 33 (24.63%) TDD
7 32 (23.88%) Hibernate
8 31 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (23.13%) Oracle
9 30 (22.39%) Web Services
9 30 (22.39%) UML
10 26 (19.40%) JBoss
10 26 (19.40%) SQL
11 24 (17.91%) Scrum
12 22 (16.42%) Java EE
13 21 (15.67%) Linux
14 19 (14.18%) UNIX
14 19 (14.18%) BDD
15 18 (13.43%) Finance
16 16 (11.94%) JPA
16 16 (11.94%) JSF
16 16 (11.94%) Maven
17 15 (11.19%) Banking
17 15 (11.19%) Multithreading
17 15 (11.19%) Git (software)
18 14 (10.45%) Apache CXF
18 14 (10.45%) Scala
18 14 (10.45%) JSON
18 14 (10.45%) Sybase
18 14 (10.45%) JavaScript

Java Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (9.70%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.21%) WebLogic
3 10 (7.46%) Apache
4 7 (5.22%) Confluence
5 3 (2.24%) Magnolia
5 3 (2.24%) Drupal
5 3 (2.24%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (2.24%) CMS
6 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.75%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) NGN
2 1 (0.75%) Network Security
2 1 (0.75%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) CouchDB
2 8 (5.97%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.22%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.73%) MySQL
6 4 (2.99%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.99%) Big Data
7 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.24%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.49%) HBase
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.75%) DB2
9 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (11.94%) Maven
2 15 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.46%) JUnit
4 8 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (5.97%) JIRA
5 6 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.73%) Hudson
6 5 (3.73%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.73%) Subversion
7 4 (2.99%) ClearQuest
7 4 (2.99%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.99%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.24%) Ant
9 1 (0.75%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.75%) Selenium
9 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.75%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.75%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.75%) Log4j
General
1 18 (13.43%) Finance
2 15 (11.19%) Banking
3 5 (3.73%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.49%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) German Language
5 1 (0.75%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (45.52%) J2EE
2 35 (26.12%) Spring
3 32 (23.88%) Hibernate
4 30 (22.39%) Web Services
5 22 (16.42%) Java EE
6 16 (11.94%) JPA
6 16 (11.94%) JSF
7 14 (10.45%) Apache CXF
7 14 (10.45%) JSON
8 12 (8.96%) XML
8 12 (8.96%) RichFaces
9 11 (8.21%) REST
9 11 (8.21%) HTML
9 11 (8.21%) Akka
9 11 (8.21%) Apache Camel
9 11 (8.21%) Play Framework
10 9 (6.72%) Java SE
10 9 (6.72%) HTML5
10 9 (6.72%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (6.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.97%) Open Source
3 6 (4.48%) Clustering
4 3 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.49%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.75%) DataPower
6 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.67%) Linux
2 19 (14.18%) UNIX
3 8 (5.97%) Solaris
4 7 (5.22%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.24%) Android
6 2 (1.49%) Windows
6 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.84%) SOA
2 42 (31.34%) OO
3 33 (24.63%) TDD
4 31 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (22.39%) UML
6 24 (17.91%) Scrum
7 19 (14.18%) BDD
8 15 (11.19%) Multithreading
9 14 (10.45%) OOA/OOD
10 11 (8.21%) MVC
11 10 (7.46%) Workflow
11 10 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (6.72%) Low Latency
13 8 (5.97%) Web Development
14 6 (4.48%) Process Management
14 6 (4.48%) Software Architecture
14 6 (4.48%) Load Balancing
14 6 (4.48%) Enterprise Architecture
15 5 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (3.73%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (19.40%) SQL
3 14 (10.45%) Scala
3 14 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.96%) C#
4 12 (8.96%) C++
5 11 (8.21%) Python
6 5 (3.73%) C
7 4 (2.99%) Perl
7 4 (2.99%) PHP
8 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.49%) R
9 2 (1.49%) Groovy
9 2 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (3.73%) Degree
2 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Puppet
2 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (23.13%) Oracle
2 26 (19.40%) JBoss
3 14 (10.45%) Sybase
4 8 (5.97%) Sun
5 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.73%) Thunderhead
7 4 (2.99%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.24%) Zend
8 3 (2.24%) Informatica
9 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.75%) Google
10 1 (0.75%) IBM
10 1 (0.75%) webMethods
10 1 (0.75%) Mercator
10 1 (0.75%) VMware
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