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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 9 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 7 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.29% 29.20% 22.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.93% 51.56% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 18
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£460 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.86% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
27 64 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 43.55% 56.64% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 33
Average daily rate £320 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -7 6 £405 +35.00% 3
County Londonderry - 1 £625 -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (56.00%) Oracle
1 14 (56.00%) Web Services
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) XSL
3 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 11 (44.00%) Actimize
4 10 (40.00%) UNIX
5 8 (32.00%) Banking
5 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (20.00%) XML
6 5 (20.00%) Release Management
7 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (16.00%) JSON
7 4 (16.00%) Android
7 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (16.00%) SOAP
7 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.00%) Ajax
8 3 (12.00%) J2EE
8 3 (12.00%) HTML
8 3 (12.00%) IBM
8 3 (12.00%) HTML5
8 3 (12.00%) SDLC
9 2 (8.00%) Mobile Development
9 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (8.00%) Android Development
9 2 (8.00%) iOS Development
9 2 (8.00%) DevOps
9 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (16.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.00%) JBoss
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) NetWeaver
3 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Ant
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
1 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.00%) PVCS
General
1 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Junior
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Junior Developer
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Junior Applications Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Web Services
2 11 (44.00%) XSL
3 5 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (16.00%) SOAP
4 4 (16.00%) JSON
5 3 (12.00%) HTML5
5 3 (12.00%) HTML
5 3 (12.00%) J2EE
5 3 (12.00%) Ajax
6 2 (8.00%) Java EE
6 2 (8.00%) JSP
6 2 (8.00%) JSF
6 2 (8.00%) WSDL
6 2 (8.00%) EJB
6 2 (8.00%) RESTful
6 2 (8.00%) Dojo
6 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (8.00%) REST
7 1 (4.00%) CSS3
7 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 10 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (16.00%) Android
3 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Release Management
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) SDLC
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
4 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (8.00%) Android Development
4 2 (8.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Jython
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Oracle
2 11 (44.00%) Actimize
3 3 (12.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Twitter
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Sun
5 1 (4.00%) SAP