The median contractor rate for a Java Software Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Software Architect
UK
Rank 571 613 627
Rank change year-on-year +42 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Architect 12 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.051% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.053% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 2
Median daily rate £563 £488 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £375 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £488 -
% change year-on-year +12.82% -  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
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 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Software Architect in the UK

Java Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Software Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Software Architect in the UK

Java Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Software Architect over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Software Architect in the UK

Java Software Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Software Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Software Architect in the UK

Java Software Architect
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +34 12 £563 +15.38% 7
London +34 10 £588 +52.59% 4
City of London - 2 £613 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £550 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £550 - 2
Docklands, London -4 1 £315 -27.83%

Java Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Java Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) Node.js
4 10 (45.45%) Microservices
4 10 (45.45%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) UML
5 9 (40.91%) XML
5 9 (40.91%) Open Source
6 8 (36.36%) Oracle
6 8 (36.36%) SOA
7 7 (31.82%) Data Modelling
7 7 (31.82%) Software Architecture
8 6 (27.27%) RESTful
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (27.27%) JSON
8 6 (27.27%) Kanban
8 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 6 (27.27%) REST
8 6 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (27.27%) OO
8 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 6 (27.27%) Web Services
8 6 (27.27%) Spring
9 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) J2EE
9 5 (22.73%) Apache
9 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (22.73%) AngularJS

Java Software 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 6 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (22.73%) Apache
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) Confluence
4 1 (4.55%) JBoss
4 1 (4.55%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) Gradle
4 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Node.js
2 9 (40.91%) XML
3 6 (27.27%) JSON
3 6 (27.27%) REST
3 6 (27.27%) RESTful
3 6 (27.27%) Spring
3 6 (27.27%) Web Services
4 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
4 5 (22.73%) J2EE
4 5 (22.73%) Kafka
5 4 (18.18%) Apache Flex
5 4 (18.18%) BlazeDS
5 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 4 (18.18%) Spring MVC
5 4 (18.18%) XSL
5 4 (18.18%) XSLT
6 1 (4.55%) CSS
6 1 (4.55%) HTML
6 1 (4.55%) JAX-RS
6 1 (4.55%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Microservices
2 10 (45.45%) Scrum
2 10 (45.45%) UML
3 9 (40.91%) Open Source
4 8 (36.36%) SOA
5 7 (31.82%) Data Modelling
5 7 (31.82%) Software Architecture
6 6 (27.27%) Kanban
6 6 (27.27%) OO
6 6 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (18.18%) ArchiMate
8 4 (18.18%) Logical Data Model
8 4 (18.18%) MVC
8 4 (18.18%) Physical Data Model
8 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
9 3 (13.64%) API Integration
9 3 (13.64%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) ActionScript
3 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Adobe
2 4 (18.18%) IBM
2 4 (18.18%) Sybase
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 days ago