The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 2 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 38 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 32.20% 17.71% 12.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.05% 34.69% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 16
Average daily rate
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£331 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
Java
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
73 49 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 61.86% 51.04% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 29
Average daily rate £313 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £450 £438
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 £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Northern Ireland region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Java
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +2 34 £325 -13.33% 8
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 34 (42.50%) SQL
2 30 (37.50%) Finance
3 26 (32.50%) UNIX
4 24 (30.00%) Banking
5 23 (28.75%) J2EE
6 22 (27.50%) Java EE
7 21 (26.25%) Oracle
8 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 17 (21.25%) OO
10 15 (18.75%) WebLogic
10 15 (18.75%) Hibernate
11 14 (17.50%) Spring
11 14 (17.50%) WebSphere
12 13 (16.25%) People Management
13 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
13 12 (15.00%) Sybase
14 11 (13.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (13.75%) Fixed Income
14 11 (13.75%) Equities
14 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (12.50%) Derivative
16 9 (11.25%) Degree
16 9 (11.25%) Load Balancing
16 9 (11.25%) FIX Protocol
16 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (11.25%) Investment Banking
16 9 (11.25%) FpML
16 9 (11.25%) HTML
16 9 (11.25%) Solaris

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 15 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 14 (17.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Reverse Proxy
1 7 (8.75%) Firewall
1 7 (8.75%) DMZ
2 1 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.50%) Maven
3 1 (1.25%) Selenium
3 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (37.50%) Finance
2 24 (30.00%) Banking
3 9 (11.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.75%) International Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.50%) Retail
7 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (76.25%) Developer
2 36 (45.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (8.75%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (8.75%) Applications Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Android Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Architect
8 2 (2.50%) Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Java Applications Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.75%) J2EE
2 22 (27.50%) Java EE
3 15 (18.75%) Hibernate
4 14 (17.50%) Spring
5 9 (11.25%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (11.25%) FpML
5 9 (11.25%) HTML
6 8 (10.00%) Struts
6 8 (10.00%) CSS
7 7 (8.75%) Dojo
8 5 (6.25%) Middleware
8 5 (6.25%) SOAP
8 5 (6.25%) Spring Integration
8 5 (6.25%) SailPoint
9 4 (5.00%) Android SDK
9 4 (5.00%) Web Services
9 4 (5.00%) Oracle ADF
10 3 (3.75%) JSP
11 2 (2.50%) OpenCV
11 2 (2.50%) iPhone SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 11 (13.75%) Fixed Income
1 11 (13.75%) Equities
1 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.50%) Derivative
3 8 (10.00%) Credit Risk
4 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.75%) iPhone
5 3 (3.75%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.50%) Clustering
7 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.25%) Social Media
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.50%) UNIX
2 9 (11.25%) Solaris
2 9 (11.25%) Apple iOS
3 8 (10.00%) Linux
3 8 (10.00%) Windows
4 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (8.75%) Mac OS X
5 5 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.25%) OO
2 13 (16.25%) People Management
3 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.25%) Load Balancing
5 8 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 7 (8.75%) Validation
6 7 (8.75%) ITIL
6 7 (8.75%) MVC
6 7 (8.75%) RAD
6 7 (8.75%) Web Application Development
7 5 (6.25%) Identity Management
7 5 (6.25%) Android Development
8 2 (2.50%) iOS Development
8 2 (2.50%) Image Processing
8 2 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.25%) Automated Testing
9 1 (1.25%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.25%) Scrum
9 1 (1.25%) Migration
9 1 (1.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) SQL
2 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.75%) Korn
4 7 (8.75%) SQR
4 7 (8.75%) Perl
4 7 (8.75%) C-shell
5 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.75%) Python
8 2 (2.50%) VBScript
8 2 (2.50%) VB
8 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.25%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) Oracle
2 12 (15.00%) Sybase
3 7 (8.75%) TIBCO
4 5 (6.25%) Sun
5 3 (3.75%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.50%) Apple
7 1 (1.25%) Actimize
7 1 (1.25%) Google
7 1 (1.25%) Reuters
7 1 (1.25%) Bloomberg
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