The table below looks at the statistics for the Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java J2EE Architect
Rank 582 568 586
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Architect 17 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.010% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £413 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £409
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.03%
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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Java/J2EE Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java/J2EE Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java/J2EE Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect within the UK.

Java/J2EE Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java/J2EE Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Java/J2EE Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java/J2EE Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect within the UK.

Java/J2EE Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java/J2EE Architect
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 14 £413 -17.50%
London +10 6 £413 -17.50%
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
South East - 1 £400 -
Westminster - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Java/J2EE Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Architect in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Java
1 21 (100.00%) J2EE
2 14 (66.67%) OO
3 12 (57.14%) UNIX
4 10 (47.62%) Apache
5 9 (42.86%) SOA
6 8 (38.10%) JMS
7 7 (33.33%) XML
7 7 (33.33%) OOP
8 6 (28.57%) Oracle
8 6 (28.57%) WebLogic
8 6 (28.57%) Linux
8 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
8 6 (28.57%) Finance
8 6 (28.57%) REST
8 6 (28.57%) Apache Camel
8 6 (28.57%) Apache ServiceMix
9 5 (23.81%) Perl
9 5 (23.81%) SQL
9 5 (23.81%) Solaris
9 5 (23.81%) UML
9 5 (23.81%) J2SE
9 5 (23.81%) Sun
9 5 (23.81%) Hibernate
9 5 (23.81%) Atlassian
9 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
9 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (19.05%) Sybase
10 4 (19.05%) OOA/OOD

Java/J2EE Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (47.62%) Apache
2 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 6 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 6 (28.57%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) jMock
3 1 (4.76%) Ant
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Hudson
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) J2EE
2 8 (38.10%) JMS
3 7 (33.33%) XML
4 6 (28.57%) REST
4 6 (28.57%) Apache Camel
5 5 (23.81%) J2SE
5 5 (23.81%) Hibernate
6 4 (19.05%) Spring
6 4 (19.05%) CGI
6 4 (19.05%) OSGi
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
8 2 (9.52%) Middleware
8 2 (9.52%) JSF
8 2 (9.52%) Struts
8 2 (9.52%) EJB
9 1 (4.76%) CSS
9 1 (4.76%) SOAP
9 1 (4.76%) HTML
9 1 (4.76%) XSLT
9 1 (4.76%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) UNIX
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) OO
2 9 (42.86%) SOA
3 7 (33.33%) OOP
4 5 (23.81%) UML
4 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
5 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
5 4 (19.05%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Use Case
7 2 (9.52%) OOD
7 2 (9.52%) Software Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) Website Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
8 1 (4.76%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Perl
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) XQuery
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) Sun
2 5 (23.81%) Atlassian
3 4 (19.05%) Sybase
4 2 (9.52%) JBoss
5 1 (4.76%) Adobe