Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 October 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 Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 167 180
Rank change year-on-year -25 +13 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 13 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.34% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 29
West Midlands median daily rate £563 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +12.82% +14.71%
10th Percentile £525 £481 £373
90th Percentile £608 £664 £528
England median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,815 4,417 5,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.72% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,934 2,777 3,483
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £544 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 192 225
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.74 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Java Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Architect in the West Midlands

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Architect in the West Midlands

Java Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Architect in the West Midlands

Java Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Shropshire -39 6 £565 +13.00%
Warwickshire - 2 £500 -
Coventry - 2 £550 -
Birmingham -11 1 £575 +4.55%
Java Architect
England

Java Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Java Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) SOAP
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Spring
3 8 (61.54%) JSON
3 8 (61.54%) Microservices
4 7 (53.85%) REST
4 7 (53.85%) Java EE
4 7 (53.85%) Maven
5 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
5 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
6 5 (38.46%) PaaS
6 5 (38.46%) IaaS
6 5 (38.46%) Spring Boot
6 5 (38.46%) XML
6 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (38.46%) Ant
6 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) Spring MVC
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Subversion
7 4 (30.77%) DevOps
7 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
7 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (30.77%) Dependency Management
7 4 (30.77%) Software Architecture
8 3 (23.08%) Confluence
8 3 (23.08%) NoSQL

Java Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (23.08%) Confluence
1 3 (23.08%) JBoss
2 2 (15.38%) Mule
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) IaaS
1 5 (38.46%) PaaS
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Heroku
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Maven
2 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) Ant
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) Subversion
5 3 (23.08%) Bitbucket
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) JUnit
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
6 2 (15.38%) Gradle
7 1 (7.69%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
7 1 (7.69%) Hudson
7 1 (7.69%) Mockito
7 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) SOAP
2 8 (61.54%) JSON
2 8 (61.54%) Spring
3 7 (53.85%) Java EE
3 7 (53.85%) REST
4 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) Spring Boot
5 5 (38.46%) XML
6 4 (30.77%) Spring MVC
7 3 (23.08%) .NET
7 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
7 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
7 3 (23.08%) JPA
7 3 (23.08%) jQuery
8 2 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (15.38%) JSON Schema
8 2 (15.38%) OAuth
8 2 (15.38%) RESTful
8 2 (15.38%) XSD
8 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (23.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) AIX
1 2 (15.38%) HPUX
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Solaris
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Microservices
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Dependency Management
4 4 (30.77%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Software Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) API Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Web Development
6 2 (15.38%) API Design
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Groovy
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (15.38%) XPath
5 1 (7.69%) Java 8
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Ansible
2 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
1 3 (23.08%) WSO2
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle