The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 9 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 13 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 13.27% 21.15% 19.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.41% 39.29% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £380 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Java
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
58 56 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 59.18% 53.85% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 107
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £363 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the Belfast region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 15 (50.00%) UNIX
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 9 (30.00%) Web Services
4 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 8 (26.67%) Solaris
4 8 (26.67%) Validation
4 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (23.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (23.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (23.33%) Finance
5 7 (23.33%) Firewall
5 7 (23.33%) DMZ
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
6 6 (20.00%) J2EE
6 6 (20.00%) XSL
6 6 (20.00%) Sun
6 6 (20.00%) Banking
6 6 (20.00%) Actimize
7 5 (16.67%) SailPoint
7 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 5 (16.67%) TIBCO
7 5 (16.67%) Middleware
7 5 (16.67%) Identity Management
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
8 4 (13.33%) Multithreading

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DMZ
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall
1 7 (23.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) DB2
1 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Ant
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
1 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Operations Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Service Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) J2EE
2 6 (20.00%) XSL
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware
3 5 (16.67%) SailPoint
4 3 (10.00%) Drools
4 3 (10.00%) HTML5
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (10.00%) Spring
4 3 (10.00%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) SOAP
5 2 (6.67%) JSON
5 2 (6.67%) WSDL
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (3.33%) Struts2
6 1 (3.33%) JiBX
6 1 (3.33%) iPhone SDK
6 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
6 1 (3.33%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.33%) iPhone
5 1 (3.33%) Open Source
5 1 (3.33%) Social Media
5 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) UNIX
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) Solaris
4 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Validation
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 4 (13.33%) Multithreading
5 3 (10.00%) Release Management
5 3 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Mobile Development
7 1 (3.33%) Analytics
7 1 (3.33%) Android Development
7 1 (3.33%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.33%) MVC
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) Service Management
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Data Management
7 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
4 1 (3.33%) Jython
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Sun
2 6 (20.00%) Actimize
3 5 (16.67%) TIBCO
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) Twitter