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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 12 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 18.46% 20.45% 19.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.29% 52.94% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
Average daily rate
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£460 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £520 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
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
34 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 52.31% 38.64% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 34
Average daily rate £281 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (60.00%) Web Services
2 12 (48.00%) Oracle
3 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) XSL
3 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 11 (44.00%) Actimize
4 10 (40.00%) UNIX
5 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
6 7 (28.00%) Banking
7 5 (20.00%) XML
7 5 (20.00%) SOAP
7 5 (20.00%) Release Management
7 5 (20.00%) Android
7 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
8 4 (16.00%) OO
8 4 (16.00%) JSON
9 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
9 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.00%) Finance
9 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
9 3 (12.00%) JBoss
9 3 (12.00%) HTML
9 3 (12.00%) HTML5
9 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (12.00%) Android Development
9 3 (12.00%) iOS Development
10 2 (8.00%) DevOps
10 2 (8.00%) Mobile Development
10 2 (8.00%) Ajax

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (12.00%) JBoss
1 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Ant
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
1 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (28.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) Web Services
2 11 (44.00%) XSL
3 5 (20.00%) XML
3 5 (20.00%) SOAP
4 4 (16.00%) JSON
5 3 (12.00%) HTML
5 3 (12.00%) HTML5
6 2 (8.00%) Ajax
6 2 (8.00%) Java EE
6 2 (8.00%) RESTful
6 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (8.00%) REST
6 2 (8.00%) J2EE
6 2 (8.00%) Dojo
6 2 (8.00%) WSDL
7 1 (4.00%) Spring
7 1 (4.00%) JSF
7 1 (4.00%) jQuery
7 1 (4.00%) Drools
7 1 (4.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) Social Media
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 10 (40.00%) UNIX
3 5 (20.00%) Android
3 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Release Management
2 4 (16.00%) OO
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Android Development
3 3 (12.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
4 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Open Source
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (8.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) Jython
5 1 (4.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle
2 11 (44.00%) Actimize
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Sun
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) F5
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter