The median contractor rate for a Java/J2EE Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java J2EE Architect
UK
Rank 593 625 615
Rank change year-on-year +32 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Architect 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.006% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £475 £528 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.95% +48.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £418 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £638 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £390 £340
% change year-on-year +25.00% +14.70%  
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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java/J2EE Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Java/J2EE Architect in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

Java/J2EE 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/J2EE Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +37 5 £475 -9.95% 2
London +18 3 £420 -36.84% 2
Sheffield - 1 £488 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £488 -
Yorkshire - 1 £488 -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Java/J2EE Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 22 (100.00%) Java
1 22 (100.00%) J2EE
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) SOA
3 12 (54.55%) RESTful
4 11 (50.00%) Oracle
5 10 (45.45%) XML
5 10 (45.45%) XSLT
5 10 (45.45%) OO
6 9 (40.91%) XSL
6 9 (40.91%) JSON
6 9 (40.91%) Spring
6 9 (40.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
7 8 (36.36%) TOGAF
7 8 (36.36%) Apache Flex
7 8 (36.36%) Adobe
7 8 (36.36%) Hibernate
8 7 (31.82%) SQL
8 7 (31.82%) Microservices
9 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
9 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
9 6 (27.27%) UML
10 5 (22.73%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (22.73%) ActionScript
10 5 (22.73%) Sybase
10 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
10 5 (22.73%) MVC
10 5 (22.73%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (22.73%) ArchiMate

Java/J2EE 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 9 (40.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (22.73%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (18.18%) Apache Solr
4 2 (9.09%) Confluence
5 1 (4.55%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (4.55%) Documentum
5 1 (4.55%) JBoss
5 1 (4.55%) Jetty
5 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
3 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 4 (18.18%) Neo4j
3 4 (18.18%) OrientDB
3 4 (18.18%) Redis
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
5 1 (4.55%) HBase
5 1 (4.55%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Gradle
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) PVCS
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) J2EE
2 12 (54.55%) RESTful
3 10 (45.45%) XML
3 10 (45.45%) XSLT
4 9 (40.91%) AngularJS
4 9 (40.91%) JSON
4 9 (40.91%) Spring
4 9 (40.91%) XSL
5 8 (36.36%) Apache Flex
5 8 (36.36%) Hibernate
6 5 (22.73%) BlazeDS
6 5 (22.73%) Spring MVC
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) Node.js
7 4 (18.18%) Play Framework
7 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
8 3 (13.64%) HTML
9 2 (9.09%) SOAP
10 1 (4.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Fintech
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) SOA
3 10 (45.45%) OO
4 8 (36.36%) TOGAF
5 7 (31.82%) Microservices
6 6 (27.27%) UML
7 5 (22.73%) ArchiMate
7 5 (22.73%) Coaching
7 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
7 5 (22.73%) Logical Data Model
7 5 (22.73%) MVC
7 5 (22.73%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (22.73%) Physical Data Model
7 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
8 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Information Security
9 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 5 (22.73%) ActionScript
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) Groovy
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) Adobe
3 5 (22.73%) Sybase
4 4 (18.18%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.55%) Pega
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