The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Architect
UK
Rank 454 481 505
Rank change year-on-year +27 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 139 163 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 107 68
Median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £651 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £488 £470
% change year-on-year - +3.72%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Java Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Architect in the UK

Java Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 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
England +13 130 £550 +10.00% 29
London +47 80 £600 +11.62% 19
Yorkshire +30 20 £550 -15.38% 4
West Yorkshire +18 15 £563 -13.46% 3
City of London 0 11 £625 +21.95% 4
North West +18 10 £438 -16.66% 2
South East +7 10 £463 +2.77% 4
Leeds +12 8 £575 -11.53% 2
Berkshire +27 7 £450 +1.12%
Cheshire +23 7 £438 -20.45% 1
East of England -2 7 £525 +20.00%
Chester +13 6 £438 -
Bradford - 5 £575 -
Scotland +11 4 £400 -20.00%
South Wales - 4 £525 - 1
Wales - 4 £525 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £525 - 1
Reading +20 3 £450 +1.12%
Manchester +12 3 £450 -14.28% 1
Edinburgh +11 3 £400 -23.80%
Hertfordshire +5 3 - -
Docklands, London -2 3 £650 +48.91%
South Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
Sheffield - 3 £500 -
South West 0 2 £450 +2.27%
Canary Wharf -5 2 - -
Milton Keynes -7 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 2 - -
Essex - 2 £525 -
Oxford - 2 £500 - 2

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 251 (100.00%) Java
2 132 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (35.86%) Spring
4 72 (28.69%) Oracle
5 63 (25.10%) Microservices
6 54 (21.51%) JavaScript
7 53 (21.12%) REST
8 51 (20.32%) SOA
9 49 (19.52%) NoSQL
10 48 (19.12%) Web Services
10 48 (19.12%) J2EE
10 48 (19.12%) Finance
11 47 (18.73%) JSON
11 47 (18.73%) Amazon AWS
12 46 (18.33%) AngularJS
12 46 (18.33%) SQL
12 46 (18.33%) OO
13 45 (17.93%) TDD
13 45 (17.93%) Open Source
14 41 (16.33%) Hibernate
14 41 (16.33%) Scrum
14 41 (16.33%) XML
15 40 (15.94%) RESTful
16 37 (14.74%) Jenkins
17 35 (13.94%) DevOps
17 35 (13.94%) Node.js
18 34 (13.55%) Banking
19 32 (12.75%) UML
20 31 (12.35%) CSS
20 31 (12.35%) Java EE

Java Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 27 (10.76%) JBoss
1 27 (10.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (7.97%) Tomcat
3 16 (6.37%) Confluence
4 14 (5.58%) Apache
5 11 (4.38%) WebLogic
6 9 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.59%) Mule
7 8 (3.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (3.19%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (2.39%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.99%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.99%) Jetty
9 5 (1.99%) Mule ESB
10 4 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.20%) CMS
11 3 (1.20%) Liferay
11 3 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (1.99%) RMDS
2 2 (0.80%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.73%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.59%) GitHub
3 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.39%) PaaS
5 5 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.20%) SaaS
7 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.80%) CloudBees
7 2 (0.80%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.80%) IaaS
7 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.40%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.79%) Internet
2 6 (2.39%) HTTP
3 5 (1.99%) LDAP
4 2 (0.80%) GSM
4 2 (0.80%) HSPA
4 2 (0.80%) LTE
4 2 (0.80%) Network Security
4 2 (0.80%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.40%) IPv4
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.52%) NoSQL
2 28 (11.16%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (7.97%) Big Data
4 20 (7.97%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.98%) Hadoop
6 14 (5.58%) MySQL
7 13 (5.18%) Oracle Database
7 13 (5.18%) Redis
8 12 (4.78%) SQL Server
9 10 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.39%) Apache Hive
10 6 (2.39%) Neo4j
10 6 (2.39%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.99%) Hazelcast
12 4 (1.59%) HBase
12 4 (1.59%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.59%) OrientDB
12 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (14.74%) Jenkins
2 24 (9.56%) JIRA
2 24 (9.56%) Maven
3 17 (6.77%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.98%) JUnit
5 11 (4.38%) Ant
6 10 (3.98%) Selenium
7 7 (2.79%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.79%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (2.39%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.39%) Hudson
9 5 (1.99%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.59%) Mockito
10 4 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.20%) JBehave
11 3 (1.20%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.80%) Android Studio
12 2 (0.80%) Gradle
12 2 (0.80%) JMeter
12 2 (0.80%) SoapUI
General
1 48 (19.12%) Finance
2 34 (13.55%) Banking
3 12 (4.78%) Retail
4 11 (4.38%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.39%) Publishing
5 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.99%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (35.86%) Spring
2 53 (21.12%) REST
3 48 (19.12%) J2EE
3 48 (19.12%) Web Services
4 47 (18.73%) JSON
5 46 (18.33%) AngularJS
6 41 (16.33%) Hibernate
6 41 (16.33%) XML
7 40 (15.94%) RESTful
8 35 (13.94%) Node.js
9 31 (12.35%) CSS
9 31 (12.35%) Java EE
10 29 (11.55%) HTML
10 29 (11.55%) SOAP
11 26 (10.36%) Kafka
12 19 (7.57%) XSLT
13 18 (7.17%) Middleware
14 17 (6.77%) Apache Camel
14 17 (6.77%) Spring MVC
15 16 (6.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.98%) Computer Science
2 13 (5.18%) Data Structures
3 10 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.59%) User Experience
5 7 (2.79%) Fintech
6 6 (2.39%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.99%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.59%) Social Media
9 3 (1.20%) DataPower
9 3 (1.20%) iPad
10 2 (0.80%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.40%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.56%) Linux
2 9 (3.59%) Android
2 9 (3.59%) Unix
3 5 (1.99%) Windows
4 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.80%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (25.10%) Microservices
3 51 (20.32%) SOA
4 46 (18.33%) OO
5 45 (17.93%) Open Source
5 45 (17.93%) TDD
6 41 (16.33%) Scrum
7 35 (13.94%) DevOps
8 32 (12.75%) UML
9 26 (10.36%) Data Modelling
9 26 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
10 24 (9.56%) MVC
11 23 (9.16%) Kanban
12 21 (8.37%) E-Commerce
13 20 (7.97%) Coaching
13 20 (7.97%) Mentoring
13 20 (7.97%) Software Architecture
14 17 (6.77%) BDD
14 17 (6.77%) TOGAF
15 16 (6.37%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 251 (100.00%) Java
2 54 (21.51%) JavaScript
3 46 (18.33%) SQL
4 17 (6.77%) Scala
5 12 (4.78%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.98%) Ruby
7 9 (3.59%) ActionScript
7 9 (3.59%) Python
8 5 (1.99%) Apex Code
8 5 (1.99%) SOQL
8 5 (1.99%) SOSL
9 4 (1.59%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.59%) Groovy
9 4 (1.59%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.59%) PHP
10 2 (0.80%) C#
10 2 (0.80%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) Perl
11 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (8.37%) Degree
2 14 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.39%) ISEB
4 6 (2.39%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.80%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.19%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.40%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (7.17%) Docker
2 3 (1.20%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (3.98%) Puppet
2 8 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.39%) Ansible
3 6 (2.39%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.20%) MOM
5 2 (0.80%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.80%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.40%) Kibana
6 1 (0.40%) Marathon
6 1 (0.40%) Mesos
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 72 (28.69%) Oracle
2 19 (7.57%) Adobe
3 12 (4.78%) IBM
4 11 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.59%) Sybase
5 9 (3.59%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.19%) Google
7 7 (2.79%) hybris
8 6 (2.39%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.99%) Informatica
9 5 (1.99%) ION Trading
9 5 (1.99%) Reuters
9 5 (1.99%) SAP
10 4 (1.59%) ATG
10 4 (1.59%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.20%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.80%) Demandware
12 2 (0.80%) Tableau
12 2 (0.80%) Teradata
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