Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 655 659 536
Rank change year-on-year +4 -123 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 237 200 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 153 300
UK median daily rate £563 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £463 £455 £400
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £488
% change year-on-year - +12.82% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,377 93,786 102,104
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,913 61,292 66,691
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,178 2,813 3,183
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -2.78% -3.36% +6.43%

Java Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Architect in the UK

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Architect in the UK

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Architect over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Architect in the UK

Java Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Architect in the UK

Java Architect
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. 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
England +2 228 £563 +1.12% 48
London -9 135 £575 -4.17% 27
UK excluding London +17 99 £550 - 25
North of England +3 35 £538 -2.27% 4
Midlands -15 30 £550 - 6
East Midlands +13 19 £525 -4.55%
North West 0 18 £588 +23.68% 2
South East -6 17 £550 +2.33% 3
West Midlands -26 11 £556 +1.14% 6
North East -1 9 £513 -
East of England +4 8 £663 +14.22% 4
Yorkshire -13 8 £513 -6.82% 2
Scotland -15 7 £598 +62.59% 2
South West -10 2 £513 +3.27% 4

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Java Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 237 (100.00%) Java
2 122 (51.48%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (38.82%) Microservices
4 91 (38.40%) Spring
5 64 (27.00%) Web Services
6 61 (25.74%) Amazon AWS
7 56 (23.63%) Spring Boot
8 53 (22.36%) TDD
9 51 (21.52%) REST
10 49 (20.68%) Finance
11 45 (18.99%) SQL
12 44 (18.57%) Hibernate
13 41 (17.30%) DevOps
13 41 (17.30%) Java 8
14 39 (16.46%) Docker
15 35 (14.77%) BDD
16 33 (13.92%) Open Source
16 33 (13.92%) Mentoring
16 33 (13.92%) Maven
16 33 (13.92%) Banking
16 33 (13.92%) Data Modelling
17 32 (13.50%) J2EE
18 31 (13.08%) Jenkins
19 30 (12.66%) Scrum
20 29 (12.24%) JavaScript
20 29 (12.24%) Git (software)
20 29 (12.24%) Relational Database
20 29 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
21 28 (11.81%) Cucumber
21 28 (11.81%) Software Engineering

Java Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (6.75%) JBoss
2 12 (5.06%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.80%) Confluence
3 9 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.95%) Apache
4 7 (2.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.95%) Mule
5 5 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.69%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.69%) WildFly
7 3 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.84%) CMS
8 2 (0.84%) Jetty
8 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.42%) Documentum
9 1 (0.42%) Liferay
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 61 (25.74%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.49%) SaaS
4 12 (5.06%) PaaS
5 8 (3.38%) IaaS
6 5 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.69%) GitHub
7 4 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.27%) Serverless
9 2 (0.84%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.84%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Heroku
10 1 (0.42%) npm
10 1 (0.42%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.42%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.11%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.69%) HTTP
4 3 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 23 (9.70%) NoSQL
3 20 (8.44%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.75%) MySQL
5 10 (4.22%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.38%) Big Data
7 8 (3.38%) Redis
8 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.27%) GIS
11 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.27%) Riak
12 2 (0.84%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.84%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.84%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 33 (13.92%) Maven
2 31 (13.08%) Jenkins
3 29 (12.24%) Git (software)
4 28 (11.81%) Cucumber
5 20 (8.44%) Selenium
6 14 (5.91%) JIRA
7 13 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (5.49%) SpecFlow
8 11 (4.64%) JUnit
8 11 (4.64%) Subversion
9 8 (3.38%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (2.95%) Ant
10 7 (2.95%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.53%) Gradle
11 6 (2.53%) Hudson
12 5 (2.11%) Mockito
12 5 (2.11%) Rational Rose
12 5 (2.11%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 49 (20.68%) Finance
2 33 (13.92%) Banking
3 15 (6.33%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.22%) Retail
5 6 (2.53%) Front Office
5 6 (2.53%) Legal
6 4 (1.69%) Marketing
6 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.27%) Electronics
7 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.27%) Music Industry
7 3 (1.27%) Publishing
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Games
8 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (38.40%) Spring
2 64 (27.00%) Web Services
3 56 (23.63%) Spring Boot
4 51 (21.52%) REST
5 44 (18.57%) Hibernate
6 32 (13.50%) J2EE
7 27 (11.39%) SOAP
8 26 (10.97%) Java EE
9 24 (10.13%) JPA
10 23 (9.70%) RESTful
11 21 (8.86%) XML
12 20 (8.44%) JSON
13 19 (8.02%) AngularJS
13 19 (8.02%) HTML
14 18 (7.59%) CSS
15 16 (6.75%) Gherkin
15 16 (6.75%) Spring Cloud
16 14 (5.91%) .NET
16 14 (5.91%) Kafka
16 14 (5.91%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (9.28%) Fintech
3 13 (5.49%) Minimum Viable Product
4 9 (3.80%) User Experience
5 6 (2.53%) PKI
6 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.69%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.27%) NHS
7 3 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.42%) Clustering
9 1 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.55%) Unix
2 24 (10.13%) Linux
3 14 (5.91%) Apple iOS
4 13 (5.49%) Windows
5 2 (0.84%) AIX
5 2 (0.84%) Android
5 2 (0.84%) CentOS
5 2 (0.84%) HPUX
5 2 (0.84%) Solaris
6 1 (0.42%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (51.48%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (38.82%) Microservices
3 53 (22.36%) TDD
4 41 (17.30%) DevOps
5 35 (14.77%) BDD
6 33 (13.92%) Data Modelling
6 33 (13.92%) Mentoring
6 33 (13.92%) Open Source
7 30 (12.66%) Scrum
8 28 (11.81%) Software Engineering
9 26 (10.97%) SDLC
9 26 (10.97%) Test Automation
10 25 (10.55%) SOA
11 23 (9.70%) UML
12 22 (9.28%) OO
12 22 (9.28%) Web Development
13 21 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (7.59%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (6.33%) Multithreaded Programming
15 15 (6.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 237 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (18.99%) SQL
3 41 (17.30%) Java 8
4 29 (12.24%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.33%) Python
6 11 (4.64%) C++
7 8 (3.38%) C#
8 6 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.53%) Scala
9 5 (2.11%) Ruby
10 4 (1.69%) C
10 4 (1.69%) PHP
11 3 (1.27%) Go
11 3 (1.27%) Groovy
12 2 (0.84%) Java 9
12 2 (0.84%) XPath
13 1 (0.42%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.38%) Degree
4 6 (2.53%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (0.84%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.11%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) GCP
3 1 (0.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) PSD2
System Software
1 39 (16.46%) Docker
2 3 (1.27%) vCloud
3 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (6.33%) Ansible
1 15 (6.33%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.06%) Terraform
3 9 (3.80%) Puppet
4 7 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.53%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (2.53%) Nagios
6 5 (2.11%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.11%) HP Fortify
6 5 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.84%) Consul
8 1 (0.42%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.42%) OpenView
8 1 (0.42%) SCOM
8 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (10.55%) Oracle
2 11 (4.64%) AppDynamics
3 10 (4.22%) Splunk
4 9 (3.80%) Google
5 8 (3.38%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.95%) SAP
7 5 (2.11%) BMC
7 5 (2.11%) CA
7 5 (2.11%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.69%) VMware
8 4 (1.69%) WSO2
9 3 (1.27%) IBM
10 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.84%) Capita
10 2 (0.84%) Informatica
10 2 (0.84%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.42%) Axway
11 1 (0.42%) HP
11 1 (0.42%) JDA