The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Architect
England / London
Rank 322 364 366
Rank change year-on-year +42 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 76 67 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 35
Median daily rate £600 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.62% +2.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £488 £470
% change year-on-year - +3.72%  
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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
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 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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
City of London -2 10 £625 +21.95% 5
Docklands, London -3 2 £483 +10.53%
Canary Wharf -4 2 - -
Bromley +9 1 £650 -3.70%
Java Architect
England

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 136 (100.00%) Java
2 70 (51.47%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (36.76%) Spring
4 47 (34.56%) Oracle
5 35 (25.74%) Finance
6 33 (24.26%) SQL
6 33 (24.26%) SOA
7 32 (23.53%) Banking
8 31 (22.79%) Open Source
8 31 (22.79%) REST
9 29 (21.32%) Node.js
10 28 (20.59%) Hibernate
10 28 (20.59%) OO
10 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
11 27 (19.85%) AngularJS
12 26 (19.12%) XML
12 26 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
13 25 (18.38%) UML
13 25 (18.38%) Data Modelling
14 24 (17.65%) Kafka
15 22 (16.18%) DevOps
15 22 (16.18%) Microservices
15 22 (16.18%) J2EE
15 22 (16.18%) Enterprise Architecture
16 20 (14.71%) Web Services
16 20 (14.71%) Scrum
17 19 (13.97%) JSON
18 18 (13.24%) Software Architecture
18 18 (13.24%) NoSQL
18 18 (13.24%) Oracle SOA Suite

Java Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 18 (13.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (9.56%) JBoss
3 10 (7.35%) Apache
4 8 (5.88%) Confluence
4 8 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.15%) Mule
5 7 (5.15%) WebSphere
6 6 (4.41%) Apache Spark
7 5 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.21%) CMS
8 3 (2.21%) Liferay
9 2 (1.47%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.47%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (1.47%) Jetty
9 2 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) RMDS
2 2 (1.47%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.74%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.74%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.94%) GitHub
4 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.21%) PaaS
5 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.47%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.74%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.68%) Internet
2 4 (2.94%) LDAP
3 2 (1.47%) HTTP
4 1 (0.74%) Intranet
4 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.24%) NoSQL
2 15 (11.03%) Big Data
3 13 (9.56%) Hadoop
4 12 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (8.82%) Relational Database
5 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
6 9 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (6.62%) MongoDB
6 9 (6.62%) MySQL
7 5 (3.68%) Apache Hive
7 5 (3.68%) Hazelcast
7 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.68%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.94%) HBase
9 3 (2.21%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.21%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.47%) DB2
10 2 (1.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 15 (11.03%) Maven
3 8 (5.88%) JIRA
4 7 (5.15%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.15%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (4.41%) Ant
5 6 (4.41%) JUnit
6 5 (3.68%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.68%) Hudson
7 2 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.47%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.74%) Selenium
8 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (25.74%) Finance
2 32 (23.53%) Banking
3 11 (8.09%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Marketing
5 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.47%) Publishing
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
5 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (36.76%) Spring
2 31 (22.79%) REST
3 29 (21.32%) Node.js
4 28 (20.59%) Hibernate
5 27 (19.85%) AngularJS
6 26 (19.12%) XML
7 24 (17.65%) Kafka
8 22 (16.18%) J2EE
9 20 (14.71%) Web Services
10 19 (13.97%) JSON
11 17 (12.50%) RESTful
11 17 (12.50%) SOAP
12 16 (11.76%) Middleware
13 14 (10.29%) CSS
13 14 (10.29%) XSLT
14 11 (8.09%) Java EE
14 11 (8.09%) Spring MVC
15 10 (7.35%) HTML
15 10 (7.35%) XSL
16 9 (6.62%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.82%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.41%) Fintech
4 5 (3.68%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.68%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.47%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.47%) DataPower
6 2 (1.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) EPoS
7 1 (0.74%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.74%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.09%) Linux
2 5 (3.68%) Android
3 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.47%) Windows
5 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (51.47%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.26%) SOA
3 31 (22.79%) Open Source
4 28 (20.59%) OO
5 25 (18.38%) Data Modelling
5 25 (18.38%) UML
6 22 (16.18%) DevOps
6 22 (16.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 22 (16.18%) Microservices
7 20 (14.71%) Scrum
8 18 (13.24%) Software Architecture
9 14 (10.29%) MVC
9 14 (10.29%) OOA/OOD
9 14 (10.29%) TDD
10 12 (8.82%) Kanban
10 12 (8.82%) SDLC
10 12 (8.82%) TOGAF
11 11 (8.09%) Coaching
11 11 (8.09%) High Availability
11 11 (8.09%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 136 (100.00%) Java
2 33 (24.26%) SQL
3 28 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.09%) PL/SQL
5 10 (7.35%) Scala
6 9 (6.62%) ActionScript
7 5 (3.68%) Apex Code
7 5 (3.68%) SOQL
7 5 (3.68%) SOSL
8 4 (2.94%) Ruby
9 3 (2.21%) Python
10 2 (1.47%) C#
10 2 (1.47%) C++
10 2 (1.47%) Groovy
11 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) Degree
2 8 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) ISEB
3 6 (4.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.47%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (8.09%) Docker
2 3 (2.21%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.74%) HDFS
3 1 (0.74%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.21%) Ansible
2 3 (2.21%) MOM
2 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.74%) Kibana
3 1 (0.74%) Marathon
3 1 (0.74%) Mesos
Vendors
1 47 (34.56%) Oracle
2 12 (8.82%) Adobe
2 12 (8.82%) IBM
3 11 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (6.62%) Sybase
4 9 (6.62%) TIBCO
5 6 (4.41%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.68%) Informatica
6 5 (3.68%) ION Trading
6 5 (3.68%) Reuters
7 3 (2.21%) ATG
7 3 (2.21%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.21%) hybris
7 3 (2.21%) SAP
8 2 (1.47%) Demandware
8 2 (1.47%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.47%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.47%) Sun
8 2 (1.47%) Tableau
8 2 (1.47%) Teradata
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