The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Architect
UK / England
Rank 447 466 476
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 127 147 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.31% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 94 70
Median daily rate £550 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63%  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
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 England

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +40 77 £600 +11.62% 19
Yorkshire +31 20 £550 -15.38% 4
North West +20 10 £438 -16.66% 2
South East +13 10 £463 +2.77% 4
East of England -3 7 £525 +20.00%
South West 0 2 £450 +2.27%
West Midlands -4 1 £445 -8.71%
North East -17 1 £345 -31.00%
Java Architect
UK

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 234 (100.00%) Java
2 123 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (35.90%) Spring
4 68 (29.06%) Oracle
5 58 (24.79%) Microservices
6 53 (22.65%) JavaScript
7 48 (20.51%) SOA
8 47 (20.09%) J2EE
8 47 (20.09%) NoSQL
8 47 (20.09%) REST
9 46 (19.66%) Amazon AWS
9 46 (19.66%) OO
10 45 (19.23%) Finance
10 45 (19.23%) JSON
11 44 (18.80%) SQL
11 44 (18.80%) Web Services
11 44 (18.80%) Open Source
12 43 (18.38%) AngularJS
13 41 (17.52%) TDD
14 40 (17.09%) Scrum
15 39 (16.67%) XML
15 39 (16.67%) RESTful
16 37 (15.81%) Hibernate
17 35 (14.96%) Node.js
18 34 (14.53%) Jenkins
18 34 (14.53%) Banking
19 32 (13.68%) UML
19 32 (13.68%) DevOps
20 30 (12.82%) CSS
21 28 (11.97%) SOAP

Java Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (10.26%) JBoss
1 24 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (8.55%) Tomcat
3 15 (6.41%) Confluence
4 14 (5.98%) Apache
5 10 (4.27%) WebLogic
6 9 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.85%) Mule
7 8 (3.42%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (3.42%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (2.56%) Apache Spark
9 5 (2.14%) Apache Solr
9 5 (2.14%) Jetty
9 5 (2.14%) Mule ESB
10 3 (1.28%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.28%) CMS
10 3 (1.28%) Liferay
10 3 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (2.14%) RMDS
2 2 (0.85%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 46 (19.66%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.85%) GitHub
3 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.56%) PaaS
5 5 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.28%) SaaS
7 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.85%) CloudBees
7 2 (0.85%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.85%) IaaS
7 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.43%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.99%) Internet
2 5 (2.14%) HTTP
3 4 (1.71%) LDAP
4 2 (0.85%) GSM
4 2 (0.85%) HSPA
4 2 (0.85%) LTE
4 2 (0.85%) Network Security
4 2 (0.85%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.43%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.43%) IPv4
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
5 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.09%) NoSQL
2 27 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (8.55%) Big Data
5 17 (7.26%) Relational Database
6 15 (6.41%) Hadoop
7 13 (5.56%) MySQL
7 13 (5.56%) Redis
8 12 (5.13%) SQL Server
9 11 (4.70%) Oracle Database
10 10 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.56%) Apache Hive
11 6 (2.56%) Neo4j
12 5 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (2.14%) Hazelcast
12 5 (2.14%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.71%) DB2
13 4 (1.71%) HBase
13 4 (1.71%) OrientDB
13 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (14.53%) Jenkins
2 23 (9.83%) JIRA
3 21 (8.97%) Maven
4 14 (5.98%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.98%) JUnit
5 10 (4.27%) Ant
6 9 (3.85%) Selenium
7 7 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.14%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.14%) Hudson
10 4 (1.71%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.28%) JBehave
11 3 (1.28%) Mockito
11 3 (1.28%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.85%) EasyMock
12 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (19.23%) Finance
2 34 (14.53%) Banking
3 12 (5.13%) Retail
4 11 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.56%) Publishing
6 5 (2.14%) Marketing
6 5 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (35.90%) Spring
2 47 (20.09%) J2EE
2 47 (20.09%) REST
3 45 (19.23%) JSON
4 44 (18.80%) Web Services
5 43 (18.38%) AngularJS
6 39 (16.67%) RESTful
6 39 (16.67%) XML
7 37 (15.81%) Hibernate
8 35 (14.96%) Node.js
9 30 (12.82%) CSS
10 28 (11.97%) SOAP
11 26 (11.11%) HTML
11 26 (11.11%) Java EE
11 26 (11.11%) Kafka
12 18 (7.69%) Middleware
12 18 (7.69%) XSLT
13 16 (6.84%) Apache Camel
13 16 (6.84%) jQuery
13 16 (6.84%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.41%) Computer Science
2 12 (5.13%) Data Structures
3 9 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.42%) User Experience
5 6 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.56%) Fintech
6 5 (2.14%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.14%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.28%) DataPower
8 3 (1.28%) iPad
8 3 (1.28%) Social Media
9 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.12%) Linux
2 9 (3.85%) Android
3 8 (3.42%) Unix
4 5 (2.14%) Windows
5 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.85%) AIX
6 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (24.79%) Microservices
3 48 (20.51%) SOA
4 46 (19.66%) OO
5 44 (18.80%) Open Source
6 41 (17.52%) TDD
7 40 (17.09%) Scrum
8 32 (13.68%) DevOps
8 32 (13.68%) UML
9 26 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 26 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 23 (9.83%) Kanban
11 21 (8.97%) E-Commerce
11 21 (8.97%) MVC
12 20 (8.55%) Software Architecture
13 18 (7.69%) Coaching
14 17 (7.26%) TOGAF
15 16 (6.84%) High Availability
16 15 (6.41%) BDD
16 15 (6.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 234 (100.00%) Java
2 53 (22.65%) JavaScript
3 44 (18.80%) SQL
4 16 (6.84%) Scala
5 11 (4.70%) PL/SQL
6 9 (3.85%) ActionScript
7 8 (3.42%) Ruby
8 7 (2.99%) Python
9 5 (2.14%) Apex Code
9 5 (2.14%) SOQL
9 5 (2.14%) SOSL
10 4 (1.71%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.71%) Groovy
10 4 (1.71%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.71%) PHP
11 2 (0.85%) C#
11 2 (0.85%) C++
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (8.55%) Degree
2 12 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.56%) ISEB
4 6 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.85%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.42%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.43%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (7.69%) Docker
2 3 (1.28%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.43%) HDFS
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.85%) Puppet
2 7 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.56%) Ansible
3 6 (2.56%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.28%) MOM
5 2 (0.85%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.85%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.43%) Kibana
6 1 (0.43%) Marathon
6 1 (0.43%) Mesos
6 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 68 (29.06%) Oracle
2 19 (8.12%) Adobe
3 12 (5.13%) IBM
4 11 (4.70%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.85%) Sybase
5 9 (3.85%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.42%) Google
7 7 (2.99%) hybris
8 6 (2.56%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.14%) Informatica
9 5 (2.14%) ION Trading
9 5 (2.14%) Reuters
9 5 (2.14%) SAP
10 4 (1.71%) ATG
11 3 (1.28%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.28%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.85%) Demandware
12 2 (0.85%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.85%) Pega
12 2 (0.85%) Tableau
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