Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Java Architect
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 639 573 566
Rank change year-on-year -66 -7 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 216 303 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 238 221
England median daily rate £550 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £434 £388 £413
90th Percentile £675 £702 £660
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Java Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Java Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Java Architect in England

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Architect in England

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Architect in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Architect in England

Java Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Architect in England

Java Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 144 £575 - 21
Midlands +1 30 £550 +7.32% 2
South East -5 18 £538 +1.90% 2
East Midlands -12 17 £550 - 2
North of England +33 16 £500 -4.76% 4
West Midlands +13 13 £550 +25.00%
Yorkshire -3 8 £525 - 1
South West - 6 £498 -
North East +70 5 £500 -20.00%
North West 0 4 £588 +25.33% 3
East of England -29 2 £583 +21.35%
Java Architect
UK

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 216 (100.00%) Java
2 95 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (32.87%) Microservices
4 70 (32.41%) Spring
5 58 (26.85%) J2EE
6 50 (23.15%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (20.37%) JavaScript
8 40 (18.52%) Oracle
9 39 (18.06%) REST
10 37 (17.13%) Hibernate
11 35 (16.20%) Finance
12 33 (15.28%) SQL
12 33 (15.28%) Banking
13 31 (14.35%) Scrum
13 31 (14.35%) DevOps
14 29 (13.43%) TDD
15 28 (12.96%) XML
15 28 (12.96%) Node.js
15 28 (12.96%) Open Source
16 27 (12.50%) Kafka
16 27 (12.50%) Web Services
16 27 (12.50%) Java EE
17 25 (11.57%) E-Commerce
18 24 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (10.65%) Linux
19 23 (10.65%) JBoss
19 23 (10.65%) Docker
19 23 (10.65%) RESTful
20 21 (9.72%) JMS
20 21 (9.72%) Tomcat

Java Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 23 (10.65%) JBoss
2 21 (9.72%) Tomcat
3 16 (7.41%) Confluence
4 11 (5.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (4.63%) Apache Spark
6 7 (3.24%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (2.78%) Mule
8 5 (2.31%) WildFly
9 3 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.39%) SAS
10 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.46%) CMS
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.15%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.94%) Heroku
4 11 (5.09%) PaaS
5 5 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.31%) SaaS
6 3 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (1.39%) GitHub
6 3 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.39%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.93%) IaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Slack
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.87%) Internet
2 10 (4.63%) LDAP
3 3 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.39%) NAS
4 2 (0.93%) 3G
4 2 (0.93%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.93%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.93%) GSM
4 2 (0.93%) HSPA
4 2 (0.93%) LTE
4 2 (0.93%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (0.93%) SMS
4 2 (0.93%) VoLTE
4 2 (0.93%) VoWiFi
4 2 (0.93%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.46%) HTTP
5 1 (0.46%) Intranet
5 1 (0.46%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.46%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.80%) Big Data
2 15 (6.94%) MongoDB
3 14 (6.48%) Relational Database
4 13 (6.02%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.09%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.24%) MySQL
9 6 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.39%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.39%) Bigtable
11 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (1.39%) Snowflake Schema
12 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.93%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (9.26%) JIRA
2 16 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.48%) Maven
4 10 (4.63%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.70%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.24%) Selenium
6 7 (3.24%) Subversion
7 5 (2.31%) Ant
7 5 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.85%) Gradle
9 3 (1.39%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.39%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.39%) JUnit
10 2 (0.93%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.93%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.93%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 35 (16.20%) Finance
2 33 (15.28%) Banking
3 8 (3.70%) Retail
4 7 (3.24%) Front Office
4 7 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.78%) Billing
6 5 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.85%) Publishing
8 3 (1.39%) Back Office
8 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.46%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (32.41%) Spring
2 58 (26.85%) J2EE
3 39 (18.06%) REST
4 37 (17.13%) Hibernate
5 28 (12.96%) Node.js
5 28 (12.96%) XML
6 27 (12.50%) Java EE
6 27 (12.50%) Kafka
6 27 (12.50%) Web Services
7 23 (10.65%) RESTful
8 21 (9.72%) JMS
9 19 (8.80%) AngularJS
9 19 (8.80%) HTML
10 17 (7.87%) SOAP
10 17 (7.87%) Spring Boot
11 15 (6.94%) JSON
12 13 (6.02%) ActiveMQ
13 12 (5.56%) CSS
14 10 (4.63%) .NET
14 10 (4.63%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.31%) Derivative
5 5 (2.31%) Fintech
6 4 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.85%) Replication
7 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.39%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.39%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.39%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.93%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.93%) DataPower
8 2 (0.93%) EPoS
8 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.65%) Linux
2 16 (7.41%) Unix
3 8 (3.70%) Windows
4 5 (2.31%) Android
5 3 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (32.87%) Microservices
3 31 (14.35%) DevOps
3 31 (14.35%) Scrum
4 29 (13.43%) TDD
5 28 (12.96%) Open Source
6 25 (11.57%) E-Commerce
7 24 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.26%) SDLC
8 20 (9.26%) SOA
8 20 (9.26%) TOGAF
9 19 (8.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (8.33%) API Development
10 18 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 18 (8.33%) OO
10 18 (8.33%) Software Architecture
10 18 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 16 (7.41%) BDD
11 16 (7.41%) Data Modelling
12 15 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 216 (100.00%) Java
2 44 (20.37%) JavaScript
3 33 (15.28%) SQL
4 14 (6.48%) Scala
5 13 (6.02%) PL/SQL
5 13 (6.02%) Python
6 8 (3.70%) C#
6 8 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.31%) PHP
7 5 (2.31%) Ruby
8 4 (1.85%) VB
9 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.39%) Perl
10 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.93%) C
10 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.46%) C++
11 1 (0.46%) Groovy
11 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (4.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.24%) ISEB
3 7 (3.24%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.78%) Degree
5 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.87%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) MiFID
3 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (10.65%) Docker
2 6 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.39%) NFS
3 3 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.39%) Veritas File System
4 1 (0.46%) HDFS
4 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.87%) Puppet
2 12 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.39%) Ansible
5 3 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.93%) Terraform
7 1 (0.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (18.52%) Oracle
2 9 (4.17%) Atlassian
2 9 (4.17%) Sybase
3 8 (3.70%) IBM
3 8 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.24%) MuleSoft
4 7 (3.24%) Splunk
5 6 (2.78%) AppDynamics
6 5 (2.31%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.85%) Google
7 4 (1.85%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.39%) Adobe
8 3 (1.39%) Brocade
8 3 (1.39%) Capita
8 3 (1.39%) hybris
8 3 (1.39%) NetApp
8 3 (1.39%) Symantec
8 3 (1.39%) Veritas
9 2 (0.93%) Apple
9 2 (0.93%) ATG