Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Architect was £574 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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 J2EE Architect
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 872 885
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Architect 15 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.021% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.022% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 2
UK median daily rate £574 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.79% -11.63% +13.16%
10th Percentile £464 £288 £476
90th Percentile £633 £610 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £585 £475 -
% change year-on-year +23.16% - -
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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Java/J2EE Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Java/J2EE Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Java/J2EE Architect in the UK

Java/J2EE Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java/J2EE Architect in the UK

Java/J2EE Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java/J2EE Architect in the UK

Java/J2EE Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java/J2EE Architect in the UK

Java/J2EE Architect
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java/J2EE Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +10 14 £574 +20.79% 1
London -1 11 £563 +2.27% 1
UK excluding London +20 4 £585 +23.16%
Midlands +25 1 £475 -2.06%
West Midlands +20 1 £475 -2.06%
South East +2 1 £635 +23.90%
East of England -24 1 £585 +37.65%
Scotland - 1 - -

Java/J2EE Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Architect in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) J2EE
2 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Spring
3 8 (53.33%) Confluence
4 7 (46.67%) JIRA
4 7 (46.67%) Software Architecture
4 7 (46.67%) Hibernate
4 7 (46.67%) Sybase
4 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (46.67%) XML
4 7 (46.67%) OO
4 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL
4 7 (46.67%) SOA
5 6 (40.00%) LDAP
5 6 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (40.00%) Atlassian
6 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 5 (33.33%) ISEB
6 5 (33.33%) IBM
7 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
7 4 (26.67%) UML
7 4 (26.67%) VB
7 4 (26.67%) Struts
7 4 (26.67%) Logical Data Model

Java/J2EE 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 8 (53.33%) Confluence
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) DbUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) jMock
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Mockito
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.67%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) J2EE
2 8 (53.33%) Spring
3 7 (46.67%) Hibernate
3 7 (46.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) Struts
5 3 (20.00%) COM+
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) REST
6 2 (13.33%) RESTful
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
7 1 (6.67%) Apache Flex
7 1 (6.67%) BlazeDS
7 1 (6.67%) JSTL
7 1 (6.67%) Node.js
7 1 (6.67%) PowerMock
7 1 (6.67%) Redux
7 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
7 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) DataPower
2 1 (6.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Solaris
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) OO
2 7 (46.67%) SOA
2 7 (46.67%) Software Architecture
3 6 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) Logical Data Model
5 4 (26.67%) Physical Data Model
5 4 (26.67%) UML
6 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (20.00%) Coaching
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 2 (13.33%) Microservices
8 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL
4 4 (26.67%) VB
5 2 (13.33%) C
6 1 (6.67%) ActionScript
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 7 (46.67%) Sybase
3 6 (40.00%) Atlassian
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe
5 1 (6.67%) ATG
5 1 (6.67%) Demandware
5 1 (6.67%) Intershop
5 1 (6.67%) VMware