Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Architect was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 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 Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 186 161
Rank change year-on-year +12 -25 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Architect 11 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 5
West Midlands median daily rate £515 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.38% +4.12% -8.11%
10th Percentile £434 £394 £400
90th Percentile £609 £575 £610
England median daily rate £550 £530 £513
% change year-on-year +3.77% +3.41% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 4651 5662 4737
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.10% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2949 3418 2690
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £540 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 234 263
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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
Shropshire +8 3 £500 +14.94%
Birmingham -4 3 £613 +28.95% 1
Walsall - 3 £580 -
Coventry - 1 £463 - 1
Java Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Java Architect in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) Microservices
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Heroku
3 7 (63.64%) Puppet
4 6 (54.55%) Spring
5 5 (45.45%) Open Source
5 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) SOAP
5 5 (45.45%) REST
6 4 (36.36%) Play Framework
6 4 (36.36%) Docker
6 4 (36.36%) Spring Boot
6 4 (36.36%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
6 4 (36.36%) Scala
6 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (36.36%) JSON
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) Billing
7 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 3 (27.27%) PaaS
7 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (27.27%) Kubernetes
7 3 (27.27%) API Development
7 3 (27.27%) API Design
7 3 (27.27%) API Integration
7 3 (27.27%) DevOps

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 (27.27%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Heroku
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (27.27%) PaaS
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) DbUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) jMock
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Mockito
2 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (27.27%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Spring
2 5 (45.45%) REST
2 5 (45.45%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) JSON
3 4 (36.36%) Play Framework
3 4 (36.36%) Spring Boot
4 3 (27.27%) Node.js
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) Django
6 1 (9.09%) EJB
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) Java EE
6 1 (9.09%) JSP
6 1 (9.09%) RESTful
6 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (9.09%) Spring Security
6 1 (9.09%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Microservices
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Open Source
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) API Design
4 3 (27.27%) API Development
4 3 (27.27%) API Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) B2B
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Scala
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Puppet
2 3 (27.27%) Ansible
2 3 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (9.09%) Capita
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) VMware