The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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 / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 142 119
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 0 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.55% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.58% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 20 27
Median daily rate - £469 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.71%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2759 3624 3542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.75% 94.75% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2242 2012
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 132 207
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Java Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Architect in the North West

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Architect in the North West

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) J2EE
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 6 (60.00%) Web Services
4 6 (60.00%) OO
4 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (60.00%) Microservices
5 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 5 (50.00%) Apache Camel
5 5 (50.00%) High Availability
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Apache
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) OSGi
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) API Design
7 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (10.00%) Material Design
7 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (10.00%) Dependency Management
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) Coaching
7 1 (10.00%) Actimize
7 1 (10.00%) Google
7 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Web Development
7 1 (10.00%) JSON

Java Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (10.00%) EasyMock
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) JBehave
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Mockito
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (20.00%) OSGi
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Express
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) JMS
5 1 (10.00%) JMX
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) Material Design
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) Spring
5 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Microservices
2 6 (60.00%) OO
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) API Design
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Dependency Management
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Capistrano
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Google