The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Architect
London / City of London
Rank 140 136 185
Rank change year-on-year -4 +49  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 11 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.46% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.48% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
Median daily rate £625 £513 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £440 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £651 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +1.28% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2830 3118 4807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2488 3612
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £308 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Java Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Architect in the City of London

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Architect in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Architect in the City of London

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Architect in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Architect in the City of London

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Java Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 5 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (31.25%) UML
4 5 (31.25%) CRM
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Spring
4 5 (31.25%) Visualforce
4 5 (31.25%) Apex Code
4 5 (31.25%) Open Source
4 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) SOQL
4 5 (31.25%) SOSL
5 4 (25.00%) Node.js
5 4 (25.00%) REST
5 4 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (18.75%) XSLT
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) MOM
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
6 3 (18.75%) EAI
6 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (18.75%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS

Java Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (18.75%) Mule
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) Google App Engine
2 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) QlikView
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 7 (43.75%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
2 5 (31.25%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) Visualforce
3 4 (25.00%) Node.js
3 4 (25.00%) REST
3 4 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
4 3 (18.75%) XSLT
5 2 (12.50%) Apache Camel
5 2 (12.50%) GWT
5 2 (12.50%) JSON
5 2 (12.50%) Kafka
5 2 (12.50%) React
5 2 (12.50%) SOAP
5 2 (12.50%) Struts
6 1 (6.25%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 5 (31.25%) CRM
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Open Source
2 5 (31.25%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) API Development
3 3 (18.75%) Data Mapping
3 3 (18.75%) EAI
3 3 (18.75%) ERD
3 3 (18.75%) Service Design
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 3 (18.75%) XML Parsing
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Microservices
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) API Design
5 1 (6.25%) API Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Apex Code
2 5 (31.25%) SOQL
2 5 (31.25%) SOSL
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) MOM
2 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.25%) Marathon
2 1 (6.25%) Mesos
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (12.50%) Informatica
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Tableau
2 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Apigee
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Teradata
3 1 (6.25%) Vertica
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