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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Architect
Rank 558 545 536
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 59 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.092% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 42
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£475 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -15 45 £475 -7.31% 15
London +3 20 £513 +2.50% 10
Scotland +4 12 £475 +26.66%
East of England - 9 £488 - 2
Cambridge - 8 £475 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £475 - 1
North West -8 5 £450 -12.19%
Glasgow -10 5 £600 +60.00%
South West - 5 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £500 -
South East -11 2 £400 -36.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Leeds - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
City of London +26 1 £550 +14.58% 5
East Midlands +1 1 £425 -26.08%
Reading - 1 - -
Surbiton - - - -
York - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Barnstaple - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Merseyside - - - -

Java Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 67 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (39.55%) J2EE
4 41 (30.60%) OO
5 34 (25.37%) SOA
5 34 (25.37%) Hibernate
6 33 (24.63%) Spring
7 32 (23.88%) Oracle
8 31 (23.13%) Scala
9 29 (21.64%) UNIX
10 28 (20.90%) Finance
11 27 (20.15%) TDD
11 27 (20.15%) Web Services
11 27 (20.15%) SQL
12 26 (19.40%) UML
12 26 (19.40%) Scrum
13 21 (15.67%) BDD
14 20 (14.93%) Linux
15 19 (14.18%) XML
15 19 (14.18%) Multithreading
16 18 (13.43%) JMS
17 16 (11.94%) JBoss
17 16 (11.94%) J2SE
17 16 (11.94%) JPA
18 15 (11.19%) REST
18 15 (11.19%) Tomcat
18 15 (11.19%) Banking
19 14 (10.45%) WebLogic
20 13 (9.70%) Apache
20 13 (9.70%) Apache Cassandra

Java Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (11.19%) Tomcat
2 14 (10.45%) WebLogic
3 13 (9.70%) Apache
4 12 (8.96%) Apache ServiceMix
5 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.24%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.49%) Liferay
8 2 (1.49%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.75%) GemFire
9 1 (0.75%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.75%) IIS
9 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.75%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (6.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) ATM
1 1 (0.75%) VoIP
1 1 (0.75%) FTP
1 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (6.72%) Big Data
2 9 (6.72%) CouchDB
2 9 (6.72%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.73%) Redis
6 4 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.49%) MySQL
9 1 (0.75%) Riak
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.72%) JUnit
3 7 (5.22%) Maven
4 6 (4.48%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.73%) Ant
6 4 (2.99%) JIRA
6 4 (2.99%) Hudson
7 3 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.24%) Subversion
8 2 (1.49%) Selenium
8 2 (1.49%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.75%) FindBugs
9 1 (0.75%) JBehave
9 1 (0.75%) Mockito
9 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.75%) Arquillian
9 1 (0.75%) Gradle
9 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.75%) Apache Ivy
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 15 (11.19%) Banking
3 7 (5.22%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Games
4 3 (2.24%) Front Office
4 3 (2.24%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (39.55%) J2EE
2 34 (25.37%) Hibernate
3 33 (24.63%) Spring
4 27 (20.15%) Web Services
5 19 (14.18%) XML
6 18 (13.43%) JMS
7 16 (11.94%) J2SE
7 16 (11.94%) JPA
8 15 (11.19%) REST
9 13 (9.70%) Akka
9 13 (9.70%) Play Framework
10 12 (8.96%) JSF
11 10 (7.46%) HTML
11 10 (7.46%) EJB
11 10 (7.46%) Apache Camel
12 9 (6.72%) OSGi
12 9 (6.72%) Batik
12 9 (6.72%) SVG
13 8 (5.97%) jQuery
13 8 (5.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.22%) Open Source
2 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.24%) Derivative
3 3 (2.24%) Clustering
4 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.64%) UNIX
2 20 (14.93%) Linux
3 11 (8.21%) Solaris
4 10 (7.46%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.75%) VME
5 1 (0.75%) Windows
5 1 (0.75%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.60%) OO
3 34 (25.37%) SOA
4 27 (20.15%) TDD
5 26 (19.40%) UML
5 26 (19.40%) Scrum
6 21 (15.67%) BDD
7 19 (14.18%) Multithreading
8 12 (8.96%) Mentoring
8 12 (8.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (7.46%) Process Management
9 10 (7.46%) MVC
9 10 (7.46%) Web Development
10 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.72%) OOP
10 9 (6.72%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.97%) Use Case
12 7 (5.22%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (3.73%) Data Modelling
13 5 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (23.13%) Scala
3 27 (20.15%) SQL
4 10 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.72%) Perl
6 6 (4.48%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.24%) Ruby
7 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.49%) Python
8 2 (1.49%) C++
8 2 (1.49%) Groovy
9 1 (0.75%) Clojure
9 1 (0.75%) Golang
9 1 (0.75%) XPath
9 1 (0.75%) C#
9 1 (0.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (6.72%) Degree
2 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.49%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 32 (23.88%) Oracle
2 16 (11.94%) JBoss
3 11 (8.21%) Sun
4 10 (7.46%) Sybase
5 9 (6.72%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.73%) Guidewire
7 4 (2.99%) Twitter
8 2 (1.49%) Informatica
8 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.49%) Adobe
9 1 (0.75%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.75%) IBM
9 1 (0.75%) Mercator
9 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
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