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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 33 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 29.20% 22.66% 20.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.56% 42.65% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 16
Average daily rate
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£331 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £408 £413
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 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
64 68 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 56.64% 53.13% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 35
Average daily rate £313 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 August 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 27 August 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 29 £300 - 10
County Londonderry - - - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (47.17%) JavaScript
2 24 (45.28%) HTML
3 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (39.62%) CSS
4 21 (39.62%) Eclipse
5 20 (37.74%) RAD
5 20 (37.74%) Mac OS X
5 20 (37.74%) MVC
5 20 (37.74%) Java EE
5 20 (37.74%) Dojo
5 20 (37.74%) Apple iOS
5 20 (37.74%) Web Application Development
6 17 (32.08%) Banking
7 16 (30.19%) Finance
8 15 (28.30%) UNIX
9 13 (24.53%) SQL
10 11 (20.75%) Hibernate
10 11 (20.75%) Investment Banking
11 10 (18.87%) Spring
11 10 (18.87%) Oracle
12 9 (16.98%) Credit Risk
13 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
13 7 (13.21%) Shell Script
14 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
14 6 (11.32%) Sybase
14 6 (11.32%) J2EE
14 6 (11.32%) Maven
14 6 (11.32%) Korn
14 6 (11.32%) Android
14 6 (11.32%) Android Development

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (39.62%) Eclipse
2 6 (11.32%) Maven
3 2 (3.77%) Selenium
General
1 17 (32.08%) Banking
2 16 (30.19%) Finance
3 11 (20.75%) Investment Banking
4 5 (9.43%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 2 (3.77%) International Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 47 (88.68%) Developer
2 20 (37.74%) JavaScript Developer
3 18 (33.96%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Android Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Lead Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (1.89%) QA Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) HTML
2 21 (39.62%) CSS
3 20 (37.74%) Java EE
3 20 (37.74%) Dojo
4 11 (20.75%) Hibernate
5 10 (18.87%) Spring
6 6 (11.32%) Spring Integration
6 6 (11.32%) J2EE
7 4 (7.55%) Struts
8 3 (5.66%) RESTful
8 3 (5.66%) JSON
8 3 (5.66%) Android SDK
9 2 (3.77%) OpenCV
10 1 (1.89%) Akka
10 1 (1.89%) Play Framework
10 1 (1.89%) Swing
10 1 (1.89%) SOAP
10 1 (1.89%) .NET
10 1 (1.89%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Credit Risk
2 3 (5.66%) Social Media
3 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) STB
4 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.89%) DTV
4 1 (1.89%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.74%) Mac OS X
1 20 (37.74%) Apple iOS
2 15 (28.30%) UNIX
3 6 (11.32%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) MVC
2 20 (37.74%) RAD
2 20 (37.74%) Web Application Development
3 6 (11.32%) Android Development
4 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.77%) Multithreading
5 2 (3.77%) Image Processing
6 1 (1.89%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (1.89%) ETRM
6 1 (1.89%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.89%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.89%) TDD
6 1 (1.89%) Automated Testing
6 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.89%) Change Management
6 1 (1.89%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) JavaScript
2 13 (24.53%) SQL
3 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
3 7 (13.21%) Shell Script
4 6 (11.32%) Korn
4 6 (11.32%) C-shell
5 5 (9.43%) Perl
5 5 (9.43%) SQR
6 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) VBScript
6 2 (3.77%) VB
7 1 (1.89%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) Sybase
3 3 (5.66%) Facebook
3 3 (5.66%) Twitter
4 2 (3.77%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.89%) 29West
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