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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 2 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 45 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.88% 20.00% 15.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.44% 38.00% 46.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £405 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
77 50 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 59.69% 52.63% 34.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 33
Average daily rate £300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 +1 42 £325 -18.75% 10
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 35 (44.87%) SQL
2 31 (39.74%) Finance
3 25 (32.05%) Banking
4 22 (28.21%) Java EE
4 22 (28.21%) J2EE
5 20 (25.64%) Oracle
5 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
5 20 (25.64%) UNIX
6 17 (21.79%) OO
7 15 (19.23%) WebLogic
7 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 15 (19.23%) Hibernate
8 14 (17.95%) Spring
9 13 (16.67%) Sybase
9 13 (16.67%) People Management
10 12 (15.38%) HTML
11 11 (14.10%) Fixed Income
11 11 (14.10%) Equities
11 11 (14.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (14.10%) WebSphere
12 10 (12.82%) Android
12 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (12.82%) Derivative
12 10 (12.82%) Investment Banking
12 10 (12.82%) Android Development
13 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (11.54%) Apple iOS
13 9 (11.54%) Degree
13 9 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (11.54%) Credit Risk

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (19.23%) WebLogic
2 11 (14.10%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Eclipse
2 7 (8.97%) Maven
3 1 (1.28%) Selenium
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (39.74%) Finance
2 25 (32.05%) Banking
3 10 (12.82%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.85%) International Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (83.33%) Developer
2 36 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Senior Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Lead Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Android Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (8.97%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Applications Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Lead Java Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (2.56%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (2.56%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.56%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Java Team Leader
8 2 (2.56%) Java Applications Developer
8 2 (2.56%) Architect
8 2 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.21%) Java EE
1 22 (28.21%) J2EE
2 15 (19.23%) Hibernate
3 14 (17.95%) Spring
4 12 (15.38%) HTML
5 9 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (11.54%) FpML
6 8 (10.26%) CSS
6 8 (10.26%) Struts
7 7 (8.97%) Dojo
7 7 (8.97%) Android SDK
8 6 (7.69%) Spring Integration
9 5 (6.41%) SOAP
10 4 (5.13%) JSON
10 4 (5.13%) RESTful
10 4 (5.13%) Web Services
10 4 (5.13%) Oracle ADF
11 2 (2.56%) OpenCV
11 2 (2.56%) Struts2
11 2 (2.56%) iPhone SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Fixed Income
1 11 (14.10%) Equities
1 11 (14.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (12.82%) Derivative
3 9 (11.54%) Credit Risk
4 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.13%) Social Media
5 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.85%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.85%) iPhone
6 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.56%) Clustering
8 1 (1.28%) DTV
8 1 (1.28%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.28%) STB
8 1 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.64%) UNIX
2 10 (12.82%) Android
3 9 (11.54%) Apple iOS
4 7 (8.97%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (1.28%) Linux
6 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) OO
2 13 (16.67%) People Management
3 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.82%) Android Development
4 8 (10.26%) Multithreading
5 7 (8.97%) MVC
5 7 (8.97%) RAD
5 7 (8.97%) Web Application Development
6 2 (2.56%) iOS Development
6 2 (2.56%) Image Processing
6 2 (2.56%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.56%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.28%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.28%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.28%) Migration
7 1 (1.28%) Scrum
7 1 (1.28%) OOP
7 1 (1.28%) SOA
7 1 (1.28%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.87%) SQL
2 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.54%) T-SQL
4 8 (10.26%) Perl
4 8 (10.26%) SQR
4 8 (10.26%) C-shell
4 8 (10.26%) Korn
5 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.85%) Python
8 2 (2.56%) VBScript
8 2 (2.56%) VB
8 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 20 (25.64%) Oracle
2 13 (16.67%) Sybase
3 3 (3.85%) Facebook
3 3 (3.85%) Twitter
4 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.56%) Apple
4 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.28%) Reuters
5 1 (1.28%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.28%) Actimize
5 1 (1.28%) Google