Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 775 809
Rank change year-on-year -59 +34 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Java Solutions Architect 43 74 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.077% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.081% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 55 50
UK median daily rate £575 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £474 £428 £400
90th Percentile £676 £775 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

Java Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java Solutions Architect in the UK

Java Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Solutions Architect in the UK

Java Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Solutions Architect in the UK

Java Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Solutions Architect in the UK

Java Solutions Architect
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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 -35 43 £575 -4.17% 8
London -63 25 £575 -7.26% 6
UK excluding London +8 18 £538 +4.88% 2
South East -9 10 £596 +59.87%
North of England +43 5 £525 -12.50%
Yorkshire +13 5 £525 -4.98%
Midlands +7 2 £500 - 1
West Midlands +16 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 £500 -9.09% 1
East of England -13 1 £675 +58.82% 1

Java Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Java Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (46.51%) Spring
3 16 (37.21%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) Web Services
5 11 (25.58%) Oracle
5 11 (25.58%) REST
5 11 (25.58%) Spring Boot
6 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
6 9 (20.93%) Docker
6 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
7 8 (18.60%) Microservices
8 7 (16.28%) Node.js
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
9 6 (13.95%) Migration
9 6 (13.95%) Banking
9 6 (13.95%) TOGAF
9 6 (13.95%) Java EE
9 6 (13.95%) Apache Camel
9 6 (13.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (13.95%) Spring Cloud
10 5 (11.63%) Kafka
10 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
10 5 (11.63%) JMS
10 5 (11.63%) SOA
11 4 (9.30%) JBoss
11 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.30%) JSP
11 4 (9.30%) Servlets
11 4 (9.30%) SQL

Java Solutions 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 4 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (9.30%) JBoss
1 4 (9.30%) WildFly
2 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.65%) Mule
2 2 (4.65%) Mule ESB
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.65%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 16 (37.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
3 2 (4.65%) SaaS
3 2 (4.65%) Slack
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) AMQP
1 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) SSL
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (4.65%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (2.33%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Maven
2 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Ant
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) Hudson
3 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Games
4 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) Spring
2 12 (27.91%) Web Services
3 11 (25.58%) REST
3 11 (25.58%) Spring Boot
4 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
5 7 (16.28%) Node.js
6 6 (13.95%) Apache Camel
6 6 (13.95%) Java EE
6 6 (13.95%) Spring Cloud
7 5 (11.63%) JMS
7 5 (11.63%) Kafka
8 4 (9.30%) EJB
8 4 (9.30%) HTML
8 4 (9.30%) J2EE
8 4 (9.30%) JSP
8 4 (9.30%) RESTful
8 4 (9.30%) Servlets
9 3 (6.98%) .NET
9 3 (6.98%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (6.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) Microservices
3 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 6 (13.95%) TOGAF
4 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
4 5 (11.63%) SOA
5 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.30%) Software Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps
6 3 (6.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (6.98%) Low Latency
6 3 (6.98%) OO
6 3 (6.98%) Release Management
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
6 3 (6.98%) UML
7 2 (4.65%) Data Integration
7 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Open Source
7 2 (4.65%) TDD
7 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Groovy
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Terraform
2 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Apigee
3 2 (4.65%) CA
3 2 (4.65%) Capita
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) F5
4 1 (2.33%) MuleSoft