The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 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.

Java Architect
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 139 145
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 9 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.52% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 8
Median daily rate £438 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.52%  
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 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cheshire +23 7 £438 -20.45% 1
Manchester +16 2 £450 -14.28% 1
Java Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) J2EE
3 9 (64.29%) Web Services
4 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) Microservices
5 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
6 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (42.86%) OO
7 5 (35.71%) High Availability
7 5 (35.71%) Apache Camel
8 4 (28.57%) JSON
8 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 3 (21.43%) XML
9 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (21.43%) Spring
9 3 (21.43%) RESTful
10 2 (14.29%) API Design
10 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (14.29%) Material Design
10 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
10 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
10 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 2 (14.29%) Coaching
10 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
10 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (14.29%) Big Data

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 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Ant
1 2 (14.29%) CruiseControl
1 2 (14.29%) EasyMock
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) JBehave
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) Mockito
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) J2EE
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) Apache Camel
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
5 3 (21.43%) RESTful
5 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 3 (21.43%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
6 2 (14.29%) CSS3
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) HTML5
6 2 (14.29%) JMS
6 2 (14.29%) JMX
6 2 (14.29%) Material Design
6 2 (14.29%) Middleware
6 2 (14.29%) OSGi
6 2 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) AIX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Microservices
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) High Availability
5 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) API Design
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Content Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Capistrano
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Google
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Actimize