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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 17 11 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.41% 12.36% 21.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.91% 27.50% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 17
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£363 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £430 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-7.62% +17.64%
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
55 40 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 46.61% 44.94% 52.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 54
Average daily rate £350 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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
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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 -5 15 £363 +6.46% 10
County Armagh - 2 - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 26 (41.27%) SQL
2 23 (36.51%) Finance
3 20 (31.75%) J2EE
3 20 (31.75%) OO
4 19 (30.16%) UNIX
5 15 (23.81%) WebLogic
5 15 (23.81%) Oracle
5 15 (23.81%) Java EE
6 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 13 (20.63%) WebSphere
7 13 (20.63%) Banking
7 13 (20.63%) People Management
8 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (17.46%) Fixed Income
9 11 (17.46%) Equities
9 11 (17.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (15.87%) Derivative
11 9 (14.29%) Degree
11 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (14.29%) Spring
11 9 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (14.29%) FpML
11 9 (14.29%) Linux
12 8 (12.70%) Windows
12 8 (12.70%) Sybase
12 8 (12.70%) Hibernate
12 8 (12.70%) Multithreading
13 7 (11.11%) Load Balancing
13 7 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (23.81%) WebLogic
2 13 (20.63%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.76%) JBoss
3 3 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) DMZ
1 7 (11.11%) Firewall
1 7 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (3.17%) SMS
3 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.17%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) KDB
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Maven
2 2 (3.17%) Selenium
2 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.59%) JDeveloper
General
1 23 (36.51%) Finance
2 13 (20.63%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (71.43%) Developer
2 28 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.70%) Applications Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Lead Java Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Android Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Applications Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Java Team Leader
8 2 (3.17%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) J2EE
2 15 (23.81%) Java EE
3 9 (14.29%) Spring
3 9 (14.29%) FpML
3 9 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (12.70%) Hibernate
5 5 (7.94%) SailPoint
5 5 (7.94%) Android SDK
5 5 (7.94%) Middleware
5 5 (7.94%) SOAP
5 5 (7.94%) Struts
5 5 (7.94%) Web Services
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle ADF
7 3 (4.76%) JSF
7 3 (4.76%) JSP
7 3 (4.76%) Drools
7 3 (4.76%) iPhone SDK
7 3 (4.76%) iOS SDK
8 2 (3.17%) Struts2
8 2 (3.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (17.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (17.46%) Fixed Income
2 11 (17.46%) Equities
3 10 (15.87%) Derivative
4 6 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.35%) iPhone
5 4 (6.35%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.17%) Social Media
6 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
6 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) UNIX
2 9 (14.29%) Linux
3 8 (12.70%) Windows
4 7 (11.11%) Solaris
4 7 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.94%) Android
6 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) OO
2 13 (20.63%) People Management
3 8 (12.70%) Multithreading
4 7 (11.11%) Validation
4 7 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 7 (11.11%) ITIL
5 5 (7.94%) Identity Management
5 5 (7.94%) Android Development
6 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.76%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.17%) Manual Testing
9 1 (1.59%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.59%) Waterfall
9 1 (1.59%) Analytics
9 1 (1.59%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.59%) Migration
9 1 (1.59%) Scrum
9 1 (1.59%) Data Management
9 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.59%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
2 4 (6.35%) Perl
2 4 (6.35%) SQR
2 4 (6.35%) Korn
2 4 (6.35%) C-shell
3 3 (4.76%) Objective-C
3 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.76%) Python
3 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.59%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Sybase
3 7 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 5 (7.94%) Sun
5 3 (4.76%) IBM
5 3 (4.76%) Apple
6 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) Reuters
7 1 (1.59%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.59%) Actimize
7 1 (1.59%) Google