The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Java Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Architect
Rank 607 576 595
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Architect 6 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.015% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.017% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 5
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£513 £500 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £575 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - £449
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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
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%

Senior Java Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Java Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Java Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Java Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Senior Java Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Java Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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 -33 5 £425 -15.00% 7
London -9 1 £425 -15.00% 2
Scotland - 1 £600 -
East of England - - - - 1
Barnstaple - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -

Senior Java Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Java Architect in their job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) JPA
4 8 (53.33%) Hibernate
5 6 (40.00%) OO
5 6 (40.00%) UML
6 5 (33.33%) JBoss
6 5 (33.33%) Apache CXF
6 5 (33.33%) JSF
7 4 (26.67%) Spring MVC
7 4 (26.67%) jQuery
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) MVC
7 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 4 (26.67%) Use Case
7 4 (26.67%) Spring
7 4 (26.67%) Redis
7 4 (26.67%) Twitter
7 4 (26.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (26.67%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (20.00%) SOA
8 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 2 (13.33%) Banking
9 2 (13.33%) Subversion
9 2 (13.33%) Finance

Senior Java Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Java Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.67%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (26.67%) Redis
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) JPA
2 8 (53.33%) Hibernate
3 5 (33.33%) JSF
3 5 (33.33%) Apache CXF
4 4 (26.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (26.67%) Spring MVC
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
4 4 (26.67%) Spring
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) RichFaces
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE
6 1 (6.67%) Django
6 1 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) J2SE
6 1 (6.67%) JMS
6 1 (6.67%) CGI
6 1 (6.67%) FpML
6 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) UML
2 6 (40.00%) OO
3 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Use Case
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) JBoss
2 4 (26.67%) Twitter
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Sybase
5 1 (6.67%) Sun
5 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
5 1 (6.67%) Mercator
5 1 (6.67%) Atlassian