Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Architect was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Senior Java Architect
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 862 883
Rank change year-on-year -4 +21 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Architect 9 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.021% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.022% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 7
UK median daily rate £490 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +2.63% -17.39%
10th Percentile £400 £417 £425
90th Percentile £722 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +0.51% +2.63% -5.47%
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 94181 100639 108360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61868 65556 68886
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2802 3285 4159
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +2.14% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Senior Java Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Architect in the UK

Senior Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Architect in the UK

Senior Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Architect over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Architect in the UK

Senior Java 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 Senior Java Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +22 9 £490 +0.51% 1
London +1 7 £506 -3.57% 1
UK excluding London +32 2 £490 +0.51%
Midlands +30 1 £500 +2.56%
South East +15 1 £480 -4.00%
East Midlands 0 1 £500 -16.67%

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, Senior Java 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 Senior Java Architect in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) J2EE
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) REST
5 2 (22.22%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (22.22%) Java EE
6 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) KYC
6 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (11.11%) Terraform
6 1 (11.11%) Personalization
6 1 (11.11%) Big Data
6 1 (11.11%) Kafka
6 1 (11.11%) JAX-RS
6 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Microservices

Senior Java 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 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) CoreMedia CMS
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Spring
2 4 (44.44%) Hibernate
3 3 (33.33%) J2EE
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Java EE
4 2 (22.22%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) J2SE
5 1 (11.11%) JAX-RS
5 1 (11.11%) JAX-WS
5 1 (11.11%) JMS
5 1 (11.11%) JSP
5 1 (11.11%) JSTL
5 1 (11.11%) Kafka
5 1 (11.11%) Node.js
5 1 (11.11%) Servlets
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) XSD
5 1 (11.11%) XSL
5 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
1 1 (11.11%) Market Risk
1 1 (11.11%) Social Media
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 2 (22.22%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) KYC
3 1 (11.11%) Microservices
3 1 (11.11%) Personalization
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) FatWire
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Interwoven
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) OpenText
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Percussion
2 1 (11.11%) Vignette