Period
to 23 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 666 667 608
Rank change year-on-year +1 -59 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 213 218 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 159 187
UK median daily rate £625 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +7.32%
10th Percentile £481 £413 £416
90th Percentile £725 £675 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £620 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +18.10% - +5.00%
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 92,992 96,237 91,040
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 94.88% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,558 63,859 59,375
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £254
90th Percentile £645 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,899 2,851 3,252
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 23 February 2019.

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 13 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 23 February 2019. 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 +11 208 £625 +10.86% 26
London +46 148 £650 +13.04% 23
UK excluding London -52 61 £620 +18.10% 4
Midlands +11 28 £620 +24.00%
West Midlands +4 26 £620 +27.18%
South East -17 11 £588 +9.30% 1
South West -34 10 £700 +34.62%
East of England +16 7 £538 -20.37%
North of England -41 4 £600 +14.29% 2
North West -15 3 £600 +2.13% 1
East Midlands +2 2 £481 -3.75%
North East -8 1 - - 1
Scotland -11 1 £520 +38.67% 1

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 213 (100.00%) Java
2 107 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (44.60%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (44.60%) Microservices
4 53 (24.88%) DevOps
5 49 (23.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 49 (23.00%) Spring
6 48 (22.54%) Banking
7 45 (21.13%) NoSQL
8 44 (20.66%) REST
8 44 (20.66%) Finance
9 38 (17.84%) Spring Boot
10 37 (17.37%) SQL
11 36 (16.90%) TDD
11 36 (16.90%) Docker
12 34 (15.96%) Migration
13 32 (15.02%) Oracle
13 32 (15.02%) Web Services
13 32 (15.02%) Jenkins
14 30 (14.08%) Kubernetes
15 28 (13.15%) Maven
15 28 (13.15%) ActiveMQ
15 28 (13.15%) Big Data
16 26 (12.21%) Google
16 26 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (12.21%) J2EE
16 26 (12.21%) JavaScript
16 26 (12.21%) PostgreSQL
17 25 (11.74%) MySQL
17 25 (11.74%) Java 8

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 24 (11.27%) Tomcat
1 24 (11.27%) WebLogic
2 23 (10.80%) WebSphere
3 20 (9.39%) JBoss
4 19 (8.92%) OpenStack
5 13 (6.10%) Confluence
6 10 (4.69%) Apache
7 5 (2.35%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.88%) Mule ESB
9 3 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.94%) Documentum
10 2 (0.94%) Jetty
11 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.47%) CMS
11 1 (0.47%) Liferay
11 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Actimize
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 95 (44.60%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (23.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (9.86%) OpenShift
4 8 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.82%) IaaS
6 5 (2.35%) Apigee
6 5 (2.35%) PaaS
6 5 (2.35%) SaaS
7 3 (1.41%) GitHub
8 2 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.94%) Heroku
8 2 (0.94%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.41%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.94%) HTTP
2 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.47%) MQTT
3 1 (0.47%) SMS
3 1 (0.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.13%) NoSQL
2 28 (13.15%) Big Data
3 26 (12.21%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (11.74%) MySQL
5 21 (9.86%) Hadoop
6 15 (7.04%) MongoDB
7 12 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.76%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.82%) Cloud Spanner
10 5 (2.35%) Blockchain
10 5 (2.35%) NewSQL
11 4 (1.88%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.88%) SQL Server
12 3 (1.41%) Flink
13 2 (0.94%) DB2
13 2 (0.94%) MarkLogic
13 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (15.02%) Jenkins
2 28 (13.15%) Maven
3 19 (8.92%) MSTest
3 19 (8.92%) NUnit
4 16 (7.51%) JIRA
5 13 (6.10%) Ant
6 11 (5.16%) Apache Ivy
6 11 (5.16%) Git (software)
6 11 (5.16%) Gradle
7 10 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (4.69%) Hudson
8 8 (3.76%) Artifactory
9 5 (2.35%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.88%) Selenium
11 3 (1.41%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.41%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.41%) JUnit
11 3 (1.41%) Subversion
12 2 (0.94%) GitLab
12 2 (0.94%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (22.54%) Banking
2 44 (20.66%) Finance
3 10 (4.69%) Front Office
4 9 (4.23%) Retail
5 7 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.35%) Games
7 4 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.94%) Back Office
9 2 (0.94%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Marketing
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.00%) Spring
2 44 (20.66%) REST
3 38 (17.84%) Spring Boot
4 32 (15.02%) Web Services
5 28 (13.15%) ActiveMQ
6 26 (12.21%) J2EE
7 23 (10.80%) Node.js
8 22 (10.33%) RESTful
9 19 (8.92%) JSON
10 18 (8.45%) React
11 15 (7.04%) AngularJS
12 14 (6.57%) .NET
12 14 (6.57%) Java EE
12 14 (6.57%) SOAP
13 13 (6.10%) Kafka
14 12 (5.63%) Akka
15 11 (5.16%) HTML
16 10 (4.69%) J2SE
16 10 (4.69%) OAuth
16 10 (4.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
1 11 (5.16%) iPad
2 9 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.23%) Fintech
3 7 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.29%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.88%) PKI
5 2 (0.94%) Cloud Native
5 2 (0.94%) Equities
5 2 (0.94%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.94%) User Experience
6 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.47%) EPoS
6 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.47%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.16%) Linux
2 10 (4.69%) Unix
3 5 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.41%) Windows
5 2 (0.94%) Android
5 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (44.60%) Microservices
3 53 (24.88%) DevOps
4 36 (16.90%) TDD
5 34 (15.96%) Migration
6 26 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (11.27%) Software Engineering
8 23 (10.80%) OO
9 21 (9.86%) E-Commerce
10 18 (8.45%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (7.51%) ETL
11 16 (7.51%) Web Development
12 15 (7.04%) SOA
13 14 (6.57%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (6.10%) Analytics
15 12 (5.63%) BDD
15 12 (5.63%) Data Architecture
15 12 (5.63%) Software Architecture
15 12 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (5.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 213 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (17.37%) SQL
3 26 (12.21%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.74%) Java 8
5 19 (8.92%) Python
6 17 (7.98%) Scala
7 14 (6.57%) C++
8 10 (4.69%) C#
9 6 (2.82%) Ruby
10 5 (2.35%) Kotlin
11 4 (1.88%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.94%) C
12 2 (0.94%) Clojure
12 2 (0.94%) Dart
12 2 (0.94%) Java 9
12 2 (0.94%) Perl
12 2 (0.94%) PHP
12 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.47%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.76%) AWS Certification
2 8 (3.76%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.29%) Degree
4 4 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.41%) CISM
5 3 (1.41%) CISSP
6 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.63%) PSD2
2 3 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.94%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) FATCA
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
4 1 (0.47%) MiFID
System Software
1 36 (16.90%) Docker
2 4 (1.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) HDFS
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (14.08%) Kubernetes
2 22 (10.33%) Ansible
3 20 (9.39%) Puppet
4 19 (8.92%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.63%) Terraform
6 3 (1.41%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (1.41%) HP Fortify
6 3 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.47%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (15.02%) Oracle
2 26 (12.21%) Google
3 6 (2.82%) MuleSoft
4 4 (1.88%) IBM
4 4 (1.88%) SAP
5 3 (1.41%) BMC
5 3 (1.41%) CA
5 3 (1.41%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.41%) Splunk
5 3 (1.41%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.41%) VMware
6 2 (0.94%) BEA
6 2 (0.94%) Bloomberg
6 2 (0.94%) hybris
6 2 (0.94%) Informatica
6 2 (0.94%) Reuters
6 2 (0.94%) webMethods
7 1 (0.47%) NCR
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com