The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 2 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 24 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.86% 16.24% 12.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 55.81% 30.16% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £423 £395
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 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
Programming Languages Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
43 63 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 40.95% 53.85% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 35
Average daily rate £350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £12.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 +4 20 £338 +12.50% 5
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
2 16 (39.02%) HTML
3 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (34.15%) Eclipse
5 13 (31.71%) Mac OS X
5 13 (31.71%) RAD
5 13 (31.71%) CSS
5 13 (31.71%) MVC
5 13 (31.71%) Finance
5 13 (31.71%) Java EE
5 13 (31.71%) Dojo
5 13 (31.71%) Apple iOS
5 13 (31.71%) Web Application Development
6 12 (29.27%) Banking
7 11 (26.83%) UNIX
8 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
9 8 (19.51%) Hibernate
10 7 (17.07%) Spring
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle
10 7 (17.07%) Android
10 7 (17.07%) Android Development
11 6 (14.63%) Credit Risk
11 6 (14.63%) J2EE
12 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
13 3 (7.32%) Maven
13 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
13 3 (7.32%) Struts
13 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
13 3 (7.32%) Social Media

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.32%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Build Forge
3 1 (2.44%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Banking
3 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.44%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Developer
2 13 (31.71%) Java Developer
2 13 (31.71%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Android Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) HTML
2 13 (31.71%) CSS
2 13 (31.71%) Java EE
2 13 (31.71%) Dojo
3 8 (19.51%) Hibernate
4 7 (17.07%) Spring
5 6 (14.63%) J2EE
6 3 (7.32%) Struts
6 3 (7.32%) RESTful
6 3 (7.32%) JSON
6 3 (7.32%) Spring Integration
6 3 (7.32%) Android SDK
7 1 (2.44%) .NET
7 1 (2.44%) OpenCV
7 1 (2.44%) Akka
7 1 (2.44%) Play Framework
7 1 (2.44%) REST
7 1 (2.44%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Credit Risk
2 3 (7.32%) Social Media
3 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.44%) STB
4 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Mac OS X
1 13 (31.71%) Apple iOS
2 11 (26.83%) UNIX
3 7 (17.07%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) RAD
2 13 (31.71%) MVC
2 13 (31.71%) Web Application Development
3 7 (17.07%) Android Development
4 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.44%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.44%) TDD
6 1 (2.44%) OOP
6 1 (2.44%) SOA
6 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.44%) ETRM
6 1 (2.44%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.32%) C-shell
4 3 (7.32%) Korn
5 2 (4.88%) Perl
5 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.88%) SQR
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) VBScript
6 1 (2.44%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Facebook
2 3 (7.32%) Twitter
3 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.88%) Sybase
4 1 (2.44%) 29West