Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 672 674 594
Rank change year-on-year +2 -80 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 214 218 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 165 250
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £448 £433 £389
90th Percentile £700 £675 £701
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £544 £500
% change year-on-year +1.15% +8.75% -
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 97,705 97,629 100,490
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,456 64,345 65,505
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,047 2,921 3,329
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -6 210 £575 +4.55% 44
London +2 137 £575 - 32
UK excluding London -2 75 £550 +1.15% 12
North of England -17 21 £538 +7.50% 3
Midlands -27 20 £563 +2.27% 1
South East -10 17 £550 +2.33% 6
West Midlands -21 15 £564 +2.50% 1
East of England +9 10 £613 +5.15% 1
North West -3 10 £575 -2.13% 2
North East 0 9 £513 +2.50% 1
East Midlands 0 5 £550 -
South West -26 5 £650 +30.65% 1
Scotland -5 2 - -
Yorkshire -14 2 £525 +2.44%

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 214 (100.00%) Java
2 101 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (37.85%) Microservices
4 72 (33.64%) Spring
5 64 (29.91%) Finance
6 59 (27.57%) Amazon AWS
7 58 (27.10%) Web Services
8 50 (23.36%) REST
9 44 (20.56%) Spring Boot
9 44 (20.56%) SQL
10 42 (19.63%) DevOps
11 39 (18.22%) Banking
12 38 (17.76%) Docker
13 37 (17.29%) Software Engineering
13 37 (17.29%) JavaScript
14 36 (16.82%) J2EE
14 36 (16.82%) Jenkins
15 34 (15.89%) TDD
16 31 (14.49%) Maven
17 30 (14.02%) SOAP
17 30 (14.02%) Java 8
18 29 (13.55%) Java EE
19 28 (13.08%) BDD
20 27 (12.62%) Greenfield Project
20 27 (12.62%) Hibernate
21 26 (12.15%) Data Modelling
21 26 (12.15%) Fintech
21 26 (12.15%) Cucumber
21 26 (12.15%) Open Source
22 25 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure

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 8 (3.74%) Confluence
1 8 (3.74%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.27%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (3.27%) JBoss
2 7 (3.27%) Mule
3 6 (2.80%) Apache
3 6 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.80%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.34%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.93%) Jetty
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Documentum
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Actimize
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 59 (27.57%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.07%) PaaS
4 11 (5.14%) SaaS
5 9 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (4.21%) IaaS
6 8 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.34%) GitHub
8 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.40%) Serverless
10 2 (0.93%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.47%) Apigee
11 1 (0.47%) Heroku
11 1 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.80%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.34%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.40%) HTTP
4 2 (0.93%) SSL
5 1 (0.47%) SMS
5 1 (0.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.81%) Relational Database
2 20 (9.35%) NoSQL
3 19 (8.88%) MongoDB
4 14 (6.54%) Big Data
5 13 (6.07%) Hadoop
5 13 (6.07%) MySQL
6 7 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.34%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.87%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.87%) Redis
10 3 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.40%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.40%) Cloud Spanner
10 3 (1.40%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.93%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.93%) NewSQL
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (16.82%) Jenkins
2 31 (14.49%) Maven
3 26 (12.15%) Cucumber
4 23 (10.75%) Git (software)
5 16 (7.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (7.01%) Selenium
7 14 (6.54%) JIRA
8 11 (5.14%) JUnit
8 11 (5.14%) Subversion
9 10 (4.67%) Artifactory
9 10 (4.67%) Hudson
9 10 (4.67%) SpecFlow
10 9 (4.21%) Ant
10 9 (4.21%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (3.74%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.80%) Gradle
13 5 (2.34%) Mockito
13 5 (2.34%) Rational Rose
14 4 (1.87%) TeamCity
15 3 (1.40%) JMeter
General
1 64 (29.91%) Finance
2 39 (18.22%) Banking
3 13 (6.07%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.14%) Front Office
4 11 (5.14%) Retail
5 5 (2.34%) Legal
6 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.93%) Advertising
8 2 (0.93%) Back Office
8 2 (0.93%) Electronics
8 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.93%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (33.64%) Spring
2 58 (27.10%) Web Services
3 50 (23.36%) REST
4 44 (20.56%) Spring Boot
5 36 (16.82%) J2EE
6 30 (14.02%) SOAP
7 29 (13.55%) Java EE
8 27 (12.62%) Hibernate
9 22 (10.28%) JSON
9 22 (10.28%) RESTful
10 20 (9.35%) AngularJS
10 20 (9.35%) HTML
11 18 (8.41%) XML
12 16 (7.48%) .NET
12 16 (7.48%) CSS
12 16 (7.48%) JPA
13 13 (6.07%) Gherkin
13 13 (6.07%) React
14 11 (5.14%) Kafka
14 11 (5.14%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.62%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (12.15%) Fintech
3 11 (5.14%) Minimum Viable Product
4 10 (4.67%) User Experience
5 7 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.80%) PKI
7 5 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.87%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.93%) Equities
10 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.93%) NHS
11 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.47%) Clustering
11 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.21%) Linux
1 24 (11.21%) Unix
2 13 (6.07%) Apple iOS
2 13 (6.07%) Windows
3 3 (1.40%) Android
4 2 (0.93%) AIX
4 2 (0.93%) CentOS
4 2 (0.93%) HPUX
4 2 (0.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (37.85%) Microservices
3 42 (19.63%) DevOps
4 37 (17.29%) Software Engineering
5 34 (15.89%) TDD
6 28 (13.08%) BDD
7 26 (12.15%) Data Modelling
7 26 (12.15%) Open Source
8 25 (11.68%) Scrum
8 25 (11.68%) Web Development
9 24 (11.21%) Test Automation
10 22 (10.28%) Mentoring
10 22 (10.28%) UML
11 20 (9.35%) SDLC
12 16 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (7.01%) Multithreading
14 13 (6.07%) Analytics
14 13 (6.07%) Multithreaded Programming
14 13 (6.07%) SOA
14 13 (6.07%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 214 (100.00%) Java
2 44 (20.56%) SQL
3 37 (17.29%) JavaScript
4 30 (14.02%) Java 8
5 20 (9.35%) Python
6 17 (7.94%) C++
7 13 (6.07%) C#
8 8 (3.74%) Scala
9 5 (2.34%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.34%) Ruby
10 4 (1.87%) PHP
11 3 (1.40%) C
11 3 (1.40%) XPath
12 2 (0.93%) Clojure
12 2 (0.93%) Dart
12 2 (0.93%) Go
12 2 (0.93%) Groovy
12 2 (0.93%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.47%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 16 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.21%) AWS Certification
2 9 (4.21%) Degree
2 9 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (0.93%) CISM
4 2 (0.93%) CISSP
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.87%) PSD2
2 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (17.76%) Docker
2 3 (1.40%) vCloud
3 2 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 15 (7.01%) Ansible
3 12 (5.61%) Terraform
4 9 (4.21%) Puppet
5 7 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.80%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (2.80%) Nagios
7 5 (2.34%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (2.34%) HP Fortify
7 5 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.47%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.47%) Kibana
9 1 (0.47%) OpenView
9 1 (0.47%) SCOM
9 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (8.41%) Oracle
2 17 (7.94%) Google
3 11 (5.14%) AppDynamics
4 10 (4.67%) Splunk
5 8 (3.74%) SAP
6 7 (3.27%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.34%) BMC
7 5 (2.34%) CA
7 5 (2.34%) IBM
7 5 (2.34%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.87%) VMware
8 4 (1.87%) WSO2
9 2 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.93%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.93%) hybris
9 2 (0.93%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.93%) Reuters
10 1 (0.47%) HP
10 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com