The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £560 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 436 472
Rank change year-on-year -87 +36  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 84 220 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 163 121
Median daily rate £560 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.87% -11.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £400 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £631 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £480 £500
% change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00%  
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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 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 26 June 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 -98 77 £570 +16.92% 33
London -51 52 £575 +4.54% 21
West Midlands -9 11 £550 +12.82% 2
Birmingham +25 6 £550 - 1
South East +18 6 £528 +5.50% 3
Yorkshire +19 5 £550 +17.02% 2
West Yorkshire +12 4 £550 +13.40% 1
Scotland +35 3 - - 1
City of London -8 3 £675 -28.94% 3
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Leeds +16 2 £563 +15.97% 1
Docklands, London +2 2 £545 +16.95%
Nottingham 0 2 £550 -10.56%
Nottinghamshire -4 2 £550 -10.56%
East of England -14 2 £568 +20.10%
East Midlands -18 2 £550 +15.78% 3
Glasgow - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £525 -
Newport - 2 £525 -
South Wales - 2 £525 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +75 1 - -
Tyne and Wear +72 1 - -
North East +67 1 - -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
West Sussex +7 1 £480 -4.00%
Bromley +2 1 £650 -21.21%
Croydon 0 1 - -
Crawley -8 1 £480 -4.00%
Shropshire -16 1 £470 -3.58%

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Java
2 119 (54.09%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (37.27%) Spring
4 76 (34.55%) Microservices
5 53 (24.09%) Open Source
6 52 (23.64%) REST
7 50 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
8 47 (21.36%) TDD
9 44 (20.00%) Finance
9 44 (20.00%) Scrum
10 42 (19.09%) JavaScript
10 42 (19.09%) Oracle
11 41 (18.64%) Web Services
12 38 (17.27%) J2EE
12 38 (17.27%) DevOps
13 36 (16.36%) SOA
13 36 (16.36%) Node.js
13 36 (16.36%) Jenkins
14 33 (15.00%) NoSQL
14 33 (15.00%) Hibernate
14 33 (15.00%) Banking
15 32 (14.55%) AngularJS
16 31 (14.09%) OO
16 31 (14.09%) SQL
17 29 (13.18%) Enterprise Architecture
17 29 (13.18%) JSON
18 28 (12.73%) XML
19 27 (12.27%) CSS
20 26 (11.82%) HTML
20 26 (11.82%) SOAP

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 21 (9.55%) JBoss
2 13 (5.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (5.45%) Confluence
4 11 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 10 (4.55%) Apache
6 9 (4.09%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.09%) WebSphere
7 8 (3.64%) Mule
8 7 (3.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.82%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.36%) CMS
11 3 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.36%) Liferay
11 3 (1.36%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.91%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.91%) Jetty
12 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.27%) RMDS
2 2 (0.91%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.91%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Actimize
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 50 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.00%) GitHub
3 11 (5.00%) PaaS
4 10 (4.55%) OpenShift
5 6 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.73%) Heroku
6 5 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (1.82%) SaaS
8 3 (1.36%) IaaS
9 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.91%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.45%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.55%) Internet
2 8 (3.64%) LDAP
3 5 (2.27%) HTTP
4 2 (0.91%) GSM
4 2 (0.91%) HSPA
4 2 (0.91%) LTE
4 2 (0.91%) Network Security
4 2 (0.91%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.45%) Intranet
5 1 (0.45%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 15 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (6.82%) Big Data
2 15 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 14 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 13 (5.91%) MySQL
5 10 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 10 (4.55%) SQL Server
6 9 (4.09%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.64%) MariaDB
8 7 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.73%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.36%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.36%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (0.91%) Endeca
12 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 36 (16.36%) Jenkins
2 24 (10.91%) JIRA
3 20 (9.09%) Maven
4 15 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 14 (6.36%) JUnit
6 8 (3.64%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.73%) Ant
7 6 (2.73%) Mockito
7 6 (2.73%) Selenium
8 4 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.82%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.82%) Subversion
9 3 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.36%) GitLab
9 3 (1.36%) Hudson
9 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.91%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.91%) Gradle
10 2 (0.91%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (20.00%) Finance
2 33 (15.00%) Banking
3 14 (6.36%) Retail
4 7 (3.18%) Billing
5 5 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.82%) Publishing
7 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.91%) Electronics
8 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (37.27%) Spring
2 52 (23.64%) REST
3 41 (18.64%) Web Services
4 38 (17.27%) J2EE
5 36 (16.36%) Node.js
6 33 (15.00%) Hibernate
7 32 (14.55%) AngularJS
8 29 (13.18%) JSON
9 28 (12.73%) XML
10 27 (12.27%) CSS
11 26 (11.82%) HTML
11 26 (11.82%) RESTful
11 26 (11.82%) SOAP
12 19 (8.64%) Kafka
13 18 (8.18%) Java EE
14 16 (7.27%) Middleware
15 14 (6.36%) Apache Camel
16 13 (5.91%) Struts
17 12 (5.45%) Spring Boot
17 12 (5.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.91%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.64%) User Experience
5 7 (3.18%) Fintech
6 6 (2.73%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.73%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.82%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.91%) Derivative
9 2 (0.91%) EPoS
9 2 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.91%) iPad
9 2 (0.91%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.91%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) Social Media
10 1 (0.45%) DataPower
10 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.45%) Linux
2 10 (4.55%) Android
3 4 (1.82%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.82%) Mac OS X
3 4 (1.82%) Unix
4 2 (0.91%) Windows
5 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (54.09%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (34.55%) Microservices
3 53 (24.09%) Open Source
4 47 (21.36%) TDD
5 44 (20.00%) Scrum
6 38 (17.27%) DevOps
7 36 (16.36%) SOA
8 31 (14.09%) OO
9 29 (13.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 26 (11.82%) UML
11 25 (11.36%) Kanban
12 24 (10.91%) Test Automation
13 22 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (9.55%) Data Modelling
15 20 (9.09%) Mentoring
16 18 (8.18%) MVC
16 18 (8.18%) Software Architecture
17 17 (7.73%) BDD
17 17 (7.73%) Coaching
17 17 (7.73%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 220 (100.00%) Java
2 42 (19.09%) JavaScript
3 31 (14.09%) SQL
4 18 (8.18%) Scala
5 11 (5.00%) Ruby
6 8 (3.64%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.73%) Objective-C
7 6 (2.73%) Python
8 5 (2.27%) Apex Code
8 5 (2.27%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.27%) SOQL
8 5 (2.27%) SOSL
9 4 (1.82%) PHP
10 3 (1.36%) C
10 3 (1.36%) C#
10 3 (1.36%) C++
10 3 (1.36%) VB
11 2 (0.91%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.91%) Groovy
12 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.91%) Degree
4 5 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.82%) ISEB
5 4 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.36%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.91%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.45%) CISA
8 1 (0.45%) CISM
8 1 (0.45%) CISSP
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.18%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.45%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.45%) HL7
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (10.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.91%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.45%) HDFS
3 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.00%) Kubernetes
1 11 (5.00%) Puppet
2 6 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.82%) Ansible
4 3 (1.36%) MOM
5 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.45%) Kibana
5 1 (0.45%) logstash
5 1 (0.45%) Nagios
5 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (19.09%) Oracle
2 15 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (5.45%) IBM
4 11 (5.00%) TIBCO
5 8 (3.64%) Adobe
5 8 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.73%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.73%) Google
7 5 (2.27%) hybris
7 5 (2.27%) ION Trading
7 5 (2.27%) MuleSoft
7 5 (2.27%) Reuters
7 5 (2.27%) Sybase
8 4 (1.82%) Informatica
8 4 (1.82%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.82%) SAP
9 3 (1.36%) Apigee
9 3 (1.36%) ATG
9 3 (1.36%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.91%) Demandware
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
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Northamptonshire
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Hydrogen Group
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