The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Belfast region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 2 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 18 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.45% 18.52% 18.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 54.55% 35.09% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £420 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
33 57 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.50% 52.78% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 26
Average daily rate £300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
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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 29 July 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Eclipse
2 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 14 (36.84%) HTML
3 14 (36.84%) CSS
3 14 (36.84%) RAD
3 14 (36.84%) Mac OS X
3 14 (36.84%) MVC
3 14 (36.84%) Java EE
3 14 (36.84%) Dojo
3 14 (36.84%) Apple iOS
3 14 (36.84%) Web Application Development
4 12 (31.58%) Banking
4 12 (31.58%) Finance
5 11 (28.95%) UNIX
6 9 (23.68%) Investment Banking
7 8 (21.05%) Hibernate
7 8 (21.05%) SQL
8 7 (18.42%) Spring
9 6 (15.79%) J2EE
9 6 (15.79%) Oracle
9 6 (15.79%) Credit Risk
10 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
11 4 (10.53%) Android
11 4 (10.53%) Android Development
12 3 (7.89%) Spring Integration
12 3 (7.89%) C-shell
12 3 (7.89%) Korn
12 3 (7.89%) Maven
12 3 (7.89%) SQL Server

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.89%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Build Forge
3 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.63%) JUnit
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
1 12 (31.58%) Banking
2 9 (23.68%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.63%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (86.84%) Developer
2 14 (36.84%) JavaScript Developer
3 12 (31.58%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Android Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) HTML
1 14 (36.84%) CSS
1 14 (36.84%) Java EE
1 14 (36.84%) Dojo
2 8 (21.05%) Hibernate
3 7 (18.42%) Spring
4 6 (15.79%) J2EE
5 3 (7.89%) Spring Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Struts
6 1 (2.63%) .NET
6 1 (2.63%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) OpenCV
6 1 (2.63%) Akka
6 1 (2.63%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.63%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) STB
3 1 (2.63%) DTV
3 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Mac OS X
1 14 (36.84%) Apple iOS
2 11 (28.95%) UNIX
3 4 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) MVC
2 14 (36.84%) RAD
2 14 (36.84%) Web Application Development
3 4 (10.53%) Android Development
4 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.26%) Multithreading
5 1 (2.63%) ETRM
5 1 (2.63%) Image Processing
5 1 (2.63%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.63%) TDD
5 1 (2.63%) SOA
5 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.63%) Change Management
5 1 (2.63%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.89%) Korn
4 3 (7.89%) C-shell
4 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.26%) SQR
6 1 (2.63%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Sybase
2 2 (5.26%) Business Objects
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