Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Software Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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 Software Architect
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 619 602 600
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Architect 15 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.032% 0.029% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.030% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
London median daily rate £625 £471 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.63% -5.75% +1.27%
10th Percentile £465 £419 £388
90th Percentile £638 £675 £572
England median daily rate £613 £484 £463
% change year-on-year +26.61% +4.59% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Java Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Architect in London

Java Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Architect in London

Java Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Architect in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Architect in London

Java Software 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 Software Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
East London -2 3 £485 - 1
Central London - 1 £600 - 1
Java Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Java Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (73.33%) XML
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) REST
3 8 (53.33%) Microservices
4 7 (46.67%) Node.js
4 7 (46.67%) Kafka
4 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (46.67%) Web Services
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) J2EE
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) Sybase
7 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
7 4 (26.67%) LDAP
7 4 (26.67%) Spring
7 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
7 4 (26.67%) Confluence
7 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
7 4 (26.67%) JIRA
7 4 (26.67%) Atlassian
8 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
8 3 (20.00%) ISEB
8 3 (20.00%) IBM

Java Software 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 4 (26.67%) Confluence
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Maven
3 2 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) REST
3 7 (46.67%) Kafka
3 7 (46.67%) Node.js
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 5 (33.33%) J2EE
5 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
5 4 (26.67%) Spring
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) COM+
6 2 (13.33%) JAX-RS
6 2 (13.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Microservices
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
4 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (13.33%) API Development
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Atlassian
2 4 (26.67%) Sybase
3 3 (20.00%) IBM