Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 676 585 579
Rank change year-on-year -91 -6 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 216 313 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 249 249
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £433 £388 £419
90th Percentile £675 £701 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £544 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00
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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 2017. 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 -41 211 £550 +4.76% 15
London -11 142 £575 - 9
UK excluding London -60 73 £544 +8.75% 6
Midlands +1 29 £550 +7.84% 1
South East -1 17 £538 +1.90% 1
East Midlands -3 16 £550 - 1
North of England +27 15 £500 -4.76% 4
West Midlands +21 13 £550 +24.65%
Yorkshire -6 7 £513 -2.38% 2
South West - 6 £498 -
North East +69 5 £500 -20.00%
North West +16 4 £588 +25.33% 2
Scotland -2 4 £368 -18.33%
East of England -37 2 £583 +21.35%

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 216 (100.00%) Java
2 96 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (33.33%) Microservices
4 69 (31.94%) Spring
5 59 (27.31%) J2EE
6 50 (23.15%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (20.37%) JavaScript
8 40 (18.52%) Oracle
8 40 (18.52%) REST
9 39 (18.06%) Hibernate
10 36 (16.67%) Finance
11 33 (15.28%) Scrum
11 33 (15.28%) Banking
12 31 (14.35%) SQL
13 30 (13.89%) DevOps
14 29 (13.43%) Web Services
14 29 (13.43%) XML
15 28 (12.96%) TDD
15 28 (12.96%) Node.js
15 28 (12.96%) Kafka
15 28 (12.96%) Open Source
16 27 (12.50%) Java EE
17 25 (11.57%) E-Commerce
18 24 (11.11%) RESTful
18 24 (11.11%) SOA
19 23 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (10.65%) Docker
20 22 (10.19%) JMS
20 22 (10.19%) JBoss
20 22 (10.19%) Linux

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 22 (10.19%) JBoss
2 19 (8.80%) Tomcat
3 16 (7.41%) Confluence
4 12 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (5.09%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (2.78%) Mule
7 5 (2.31%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.39%) SAS
8 3 (1.39%) WildFly
9 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.46%) CMS
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.15%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.94%) Heroku
4 11 (5.09%) PaaS
5 5 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.31%) SaaS
6 4 (1.85%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (1.39%) GitHub
8 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.93%) IaaS
8 2 (0.93%) Slack
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.87%) Internet
2 10 (4.63%) LDAP
3 3 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.39%) NAS
4 2 (0.93%) 3G
4 2 (0.93%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.93%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.93%) GSM
4 2 (0.93%) HSPA
4 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.93%) LTE
4 2 (0.93%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (0.93%) SMS
4 2 (0.93%) VoLTE
4 2 (0.93%) VoWiFi
4 2 (0.93%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.46%) HTTP
5 1 (0.46%) Intranet
5 1 (0.46%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.26%) Big Data
2 15 (6.94%) MongoDB
2 15 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.48%) RDBMS
4 13 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.56%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.63%) Oracle Database
7 9 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.24%) MySQL
9 6 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (1.39%) Snowflake Schema
11 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.93%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.93%) Bigtable
11 2 (0.93%) HBase
11 2 (0.93%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (9.72%) JIRA
2 16 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.48%) Maven
4 11 (5.09%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.70%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.24%) Selenium
6 7 (3.24%) Subversion
7 5 (2.31%) Ant
8 4 (1.85%) Gradle
8 4 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.39%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.39%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.39%) JUnit
9 3 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.93%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.93%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.93%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 36 (16.67%) Finance
2 33 (15.28%) Banking
3 8 (3.70%) Retail
4 7 (3.24%) Billing
4 7 (3.24%) Front Office
4 7 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.31%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.85%) Publishing
7 3 (1.39%) Back Office
7 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (31.94%) Spring
2 59 (27.31%) J2EE
3 40 (18.52%) REST
4 39 (18.06%) Hibernate
5 29 (13.43%) Web Services
5 29 (13.43%) XML
6 28 (12.96%) Kafka
6 28 (12.96%) Node.js
7 27 (12.50%) Java EE
8 24 (11.11%) RESTful
9 22 (10.19%) JMS
10 19 (8.80%) AngularJS
10 19 (8.80%) HTML
11 18 (8.33%) SOAP
12 17 (7.87%) Spring Boot
13 16 (7.41%) JSON
14 13 (6.02%) ActiveMQ
15 12 (5.56%) CSS
16 10 (4.63%) Play Framework
16 10 (4.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.24%) Data Structures
3 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.31%) Derivative
5 5 (2.31%) Fintech
6 4 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.85%) Replication
7 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.39%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.39%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.39%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.93%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.93%) DataPower
8 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.19%) Linux
2 15 (6.94%) Unix
3 7 (3.24%) Windows
4 5 (2.31%) Android
5 3 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.33%) Microservices
3 33 (15.28%) Scrum
4 30 (13.89%) DevOps
5 28 (12.96%) Open Source
5 28 (12.96%) TDD
6 25 (11.57%) E-Commerce
7 24 (11.11%) SOA
8 23 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (9.72%) OO
9 21 (9.72%) Software Architecture
9 21 (9.72%) TOGAF
10 20 (9.26%) SDLC
11 19 (8.80%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (8.80%) Mentoring
12 18 (8.33%) Test Automation
13 17 (7.87%) API Development
13 17 (7.87%) Data Modelling
14 16 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
15 15 (6.94%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 216 (100.00%) Java
2 44 (20.37%) JavaScript
3 31 (14.35%) SQL
4 14 (6.48%) Scala
5 12 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 11 (5.09%) Python
7 8 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.24%) C#
9 5 (2.31%) PHP
9 5 (2.31%) Ruby
10 4 (1.85%) VB
11 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.39%) Perl
12 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.93%) C
12 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.46%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.46%) C++
13 1 (0.46%) Groovy
13 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (5.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.70%) ISEB
3 8 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.78%) Degree
5 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) MiFID
3 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (10.65%) Docker
2 6 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.39%) NFS
3 3 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.39%) Veritas File System
4 2 (0.93%) HDFS
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.87%) Puppet
2 12 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.39%) Ansible
5 3 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.93%) Terraform
7 1 (0.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (18.52%) Oracle
2 10 (4.63%) Sybase
3 9 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 9 (4.17%) IBM
3 9 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.24%) MuleSoft
4 7 (3.24%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.24%) Splunk
5 6 (2.78%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.85%) Adobe
6 4 (1.85%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.39%) Brocade
7 3 (1.39%) Google
7 3 (1.39%) hybris
7 3 (1.39%) NetApp
7 3 (1.39%) Symantec
7 3 (1.39%) Veritas
8 2 (0.93%) Apple
8 2 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.93%) Facebook