The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 330 346
Rank change year-on-year -42 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 52 98 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 60 59
Median daily rate £575 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £400 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £828 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £480 £500
% change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00%  
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Java Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Architect in London

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Architect in London

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Architect in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Architect in London

Java Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Architect in London

Java Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
City of London -5 3 £675 -28.94% 2
Docklands, London +1 2 £545 +16.95%
Bromley +1 1 £650 -21.21%
Croydon -3 1 - -
Java Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) Java
2 64 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (36.72%) Spring
4 41 (32.03%) Microservices
5 34 (26.56%) Open Source
6 32 (25.00%) Oracle
7 31 (24.22%) Finance
8 29 (22.66%) JavaScript
8 29 (22.66%) Banking
8 29 (22.66%) Node.js
9 26 (20.31%) SOA
10 24 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
11 23 (17.97%) REST
12 22 (17.19%) DevOps
12 22 (17.19%) AngularJS
13 21 (16.41%) Hibernate
13 21 (16.41%) Scrum
13 21 (16.41%) SQL
13 21 (16.41%) J2EE
14 20 (15.63%) XML
14 20 (15.63%) Data Modelling
14 20 (15.63%) UML
15 19 (14.84%) OO
15 19 (14.84%) Web Services
15 19 (14.84%) Jenkins
16 17 (13.28%) Kafka
16 17 (13.28%) Enterprise Architecture
17 16 (12.50%) TDD
17 16 (12.50%) SDLC
18 15 (11.72%) Big Data

Java Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (9.38%) JBoss
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (6.25%) Apache
3 8 (6.25%) Confluence
3 8 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.47%) Mule
4 7 (5.47%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (5.47%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.13%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.13%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.34%) CMS
6 3 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.34%) Liferay
7 2 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.56%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.78%) CoreMedia CMS
8 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) RMDS
2 2 (1.56%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 4 (3.13%) PaaS
4 3 (2.34%) GitHub
5 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.56%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.56%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.78%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) Internet
1 6 (4.69%) LDAP
2 2 (1.56%) Network Security
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) Big Data
2 12 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 11 (8.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.69%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.69%) MariaDB
7 6 (4.69%) MySQL
7 6 (4.69%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (2.34%) Hazelcast
11 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.56%) DB2
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (14.84%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.16%) Maven
3 11 (8.59%) JIRA
4 10 (7.81%) JUnit
5 7 (5.47%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.91%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.13%) Selenium
8 3 (2.34%) Ant
8 3 (2.34%) Subversion
8 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.56%) Gradle
9 2 (1.56%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.56%) Hudson
9 2 (1.56%) Mockito
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.56%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.78%) Flyway
General
1 31 (24.22%) Finance
2 29 (22.66%) Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.34%) Billing
4 3 (2.34%) Marketing
4 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.56%) Electronics
5 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.56%) Publishing
5 2 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.72%) Spring
2 29 (22.66%) Node.js
3 23 (17.97%) REST
4 22 (17.19%) AngularJS
5 21 (16.41%) Hibernate
5 21 (16.41%) J2EE
6 20 (15.63%) XML
7 19 (14.84%) Web Services
8 17 (13.28%) Kafka
9 15 (11.72%) CSS
10 14 (10.94%) Middleware
10 14 (10.94%) SOAP
11 11 (8.59%) HTML
12 10 (7.81%) RESTful
12 10 (7.81%) Struts
13 8 (6.25%) jQuery
13 8 (6.25%) JSON
14 6 (4.69%) Java EE
14 6 (4.69%) Spring MVC
14 6 (4.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.69%) Fintech
3 6 (4.69%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.34%) User Experience
6 2 (1.56%) Derivative
6 2 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.78%) DataPower
7 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.78%) EPoS
7 1 (0.78%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Linux
2 5 (3.91%) Android
3 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.56%) Windows
5 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.03%) Microservices
3 34 (26.56%) Open Source
4 26 (20.31%) SOA
5 22 (17.19%) DevOps
6 21 (16.41%) Scrum
7 20 (15.63%) Data Modelling
7 20 (15.63%) UML
8 19 (14.84%) OO
9 17 (13.28%) Enterprise Architecture
10 16 (12.50%) SDLC
10 16 (12.50%) TDD
11 15 (11.72%) Test Automation
12 14 (10.94%) Software Architecture
13 13 (10.16%) Kanban
13 13 (10.16%) TOGAF
14 11 (8.59%) Workflow
15 10 (7.81%) Coaching
15 10 (7.81%) Mentoring
16 9 (7.03%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 128 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (22.66%) JavaScript
3 21 (16.41%) SQL
4 10 (7.81%) Scala
5 6 (4.69%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.91%) Apex Code
6 5 (3.91%) Python
6 5 (3.91%) Ruby
6 5 (3.91%) SOQL
6 5 (3.91%) SOSL
7 3 (2.34%) C#
7 3 (2.34%) C++
7 3 (2.34%) VB
8 2 (1.56%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.56%) C
8 2 (1.56%) Groovy
9 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.81%) Degree
3 5 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.13%) ISEB
4 4 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.34%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.56%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.78%) CISA
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.81%) Docker
2 2 (1.56%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.78%) HDFS
3 1 (0.78%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.91%) Puppet
3 3 (2.34%) MOM
4 2 (1.56%) Ansible
5 1 (0.78%) Kibana
5 1 (0.78%) logstash
5 1 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (25.00%) Oracle
2 12 (9.38%) IBM
3 11 (8.59%) TIBCO
4 10 (7.81%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.69%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.91%) Adobe
6 5 (3.91%) ION Trading
6 5 (3.91%) Reuters
6 5 (3.91%) Sybase
7 4 (3.13%) Informatica
7 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.34%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.56%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.56%) ATG
9 2 (1.56%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.56%) Demandware
9 2 (1.56%) hybris
9 2 (1.56%) Siebel
9 2 (1.56%) Sun
9 2 (1.56%) Tableau
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