The median contractor rate for a Java Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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 Solution Architect
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 618 629
Rank change year-on-year +38 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Solutions Architect 20 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.066% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.070% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 11
Median daily rate £538 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
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 43952 53115 52934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.09% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28568 34621 32069
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1442 1549 2118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Java Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 17 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 3 months to 26 April 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 +39 19 £550 +10.00% 13
London +15 14 £600 -5.88% 6
Yorkshire +17 2 £525 +9.37%
West Yorkshire +17 2 £525 -7.07%
Leeds +16 2 £525 -7.07%
Bromley - 2 £650 -
Docklands, London - 2 £625 -
South East +15 1 £475 -5.00% 3
East of England +2 1 £525 +17.31% 4
Nottingham - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Berkshire - 1 £475 -
Cardiff - 1 £525 -
South Wales - 1 £525 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
Wales - 1 £525 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £525 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 50 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.00%) Finance
4 19 (38.00%) Spring
5 13 (26.00%) Oracle
6 11 (22.00%) REST
7 10 (20.00%) J2EE
7 10 (20.00%) Banking
8 9 (18.00%) Java EE
8 9 (18.00%) Web Services
8 9 (18.00%) Middleware
9 8 (16.00%) SOA
9 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (16.00%) SDLC
10 7 (14.00%) Microservices
10 7 (14.00%) High Availability
10 7 (14.00%) JBoss
10 7 (14.00%) Maven
11 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.00%) RESTful
11 6 (12.00%) Presales
12 5 (10.00%) API Design
12 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
12 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
12 5 (10.00%) OO
12 5 (10.00%) HTML
12 5 (10.00%) .NET
12 5 (10.00%) UML
12 5 (10.00%) WebLogic

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 7 (14.00%) JBoss
2 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.00%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (2.00%) Magnolia
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.00%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) IPv4
1 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Big Data
1 4 (8.00%) DB2
2 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.00%) Hazelcast
2 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) OLAP
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Maven
2 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.00%) JUnit
4 3 (6.00%) Ant
4 3 (6.00%) JBehave
4 3 (6.00%) Selenium
5 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.00%) CruiseControl
5 2 (4.00%) EasyMock
5 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.00%) Mockito
5 2 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.00%) Redmine
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) Spring
2 11 (22.00%) REST
3 10 (20.00%) J2EE
4 9 (18.00%) Java EE
4 9 (18.00%) Middleware
4 9 (18.00%) Web Services
5 6 (12.00%) RESTful
6 5 (10.00%) .NET
6 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (10.00%) CSS
6 5 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 5 (10.00%) HTML
7 4 (8.00%) JPA
7 4 (8.00%) JSON
7 4 (8.00%) Node.js
7 4 (8.00%) SOAP
8 3 (6.00%) CSS3
8 3 (6.00%) Dropwizard
8 3 (6.00%) HTML5
8 3 (6.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.00%) DataPower
2 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.00%) Fintech
2 1 (2.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (2.00%) AIX
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.00%) SDLC
2 8 (16.00%) SOA
3 7 (14.00%) High Availability
3 7 (14.00%) Microservices
4 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.00%) Presales
5 5 (10.00%) API Design
5 5 (10.00%) OO
5 5 (10.00%) TDD
5 5 (10.00%) UML
6 4 (8.00%) Coaching
6 4 (8.00%) Content Management
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps
6 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.00%) MVC
7 3 (6.00%) ArchiMate
7 3 (6.00%) BDD
7 3 (6.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (6.00%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 50 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) C++
3 4 (8.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
1 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Capistrano
1 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.00%) Nagios
1 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) IBM
3 3 (6.00%) Google
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe
4 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Siebel
4 1 (2.00%) Teradata
4 1 (2.00%) TIBCO