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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 9 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 15 22 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.76% 18.97% 19.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.19% 37.93% 33.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £380 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
62 58 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 56.88% 50.00% 57.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 114
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -6 13 £400 - 11
County Armagh - 2 - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 15 (42.86%) UNIX
2 13 (37.14%) Linux
3 11 (31.43%) Oracle
4 9 (25.71%) J2EE
4 9 (25.71%) Web Services
4 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (22.86%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) Solaris
5 8 (22.86%) Validation
6 7 (20.00%) Firewall
6 7 (20.00%) DMZ
6 7 (20.00%) ITIL
6 7 (20.00%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) Finance
6 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 7 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (17.14%) Banking
7 6 (17.14%) Actimize
7 6 (17.14%) XSL
7 6 (17.14%) Sun
8 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
8 5 (14.29%) TIBCO
8 5 (14.29%) Middleware
8 5 (14.29%) Identity Management
8 5 (14.29%) SailPoint
8 5 (14.29%) Spring
9 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
9 4 (11.43%) Multithreading
9 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DMZ
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
1 7 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) DB2
1 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.86%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Ant
1 2 (5.71%) Selenium
1 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.86%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Middleware Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Applications Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Junior
8 1 (2.86%) Java Applications Developer
8 1 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Junior Applications Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) J2EE
1 9 (25.71%) Web Services
2 6 (17.14%) XSL
3 5 (14.29%) Middleware
3 5 (14.29%) Spring
3 5 (14.29%) SailPoint
4 3 (8.57%) Drools
4 3 (8.57%) HTML5
4 3 (8.57%) JSF
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (8.57%) XML
4 3 (8.57%) SOAP
4 3 (8.57%) HTML
5 2 (5.71%) JSP
5 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.71%) WSDL
5 2 (5.71%) JSON
5 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 1 (2.86%) Struts2
6 1 (2.86%) JiBX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) iPhone
5 1 (2.86%) Open Source
5 1 (2.86%) Social Media
5 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) UNIX
2 13 (37.14%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 8 (22.86%) Solaris
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.57%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Validation
2 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 4 (11.43%) Multithreading
5 3 (8.57%) Release Management
5 3 (8.57%) OO
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Development
7 1 (2.86%) Analytics
7 1 (2.86%) Android Development
7 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.86%) MVC
7 1 (2.86%) Data Management
7 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.57%) Objective-C
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Jython
5 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.86%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) Sun
2 6 (17.14%) Actimize
3 5 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 3 (8.57%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) Apple
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) Twitter