Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java Developer
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 13 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 151 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 32.33% 11.38% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.63% 11.60% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 24 8
Belfast median daily rate £430 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +12.51% +3.92%
10th Percentile £399 £332 £313
90th Percentile £490 £420 £406
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £380 £338
% change year-on-year +13.16% +12.51% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Belfast
Contract vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 449 319 135
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 98.15% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 215 68
Belfast median daily rate £420 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +11.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £267 £213 £192
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
County Antrim median daily rate £421 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +16.02% +11.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.31% +2.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £18.75 £17.60 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £12.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +13.45% -19.08% +17.31%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Belfast

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Belfast

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Belfast over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Belfast

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 151 (100.00%) Java
2 104 (68.87%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (65.56%) Finance
4 77 (50.99%) Banking
5 65 (43.05%) OO
6 64 (42.38%) JavaScript
7 57 (37.75%) SQL
8 54 (35.76%) Spring
9 53 (35.10%) Test Automation
10 52 (34.44%) Relational Database
11 48 (31.79%) Data Structures
12 47 (31.13%) CSS
12 47 (31.13%) XML
13 45 (29.80%) Hibernate
13 45 (29.80%) Functional Programming
14 42 (27.81%) WebSphere
15 40 (26.49%) MVC
16 39 (25.83%) Oracle
17 38 (25.17%) AngularJS
18 36 (23.84%) DB2
18 36 (23.84%) JSP
19 35 (23.18%) Backbone.js
20 34 (22.52%) TDD
21 33 (21.85%) RDBMS
21 33 (21.85%) Web Services
21 33 (21.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 32 (21.19%) Unix
22 32 (21.19%) Spring Integration
22 32 (21.19%) DB2 UDB
23 29 (19.21%) RESTful

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (27.81%) WebSphere
2 19 (12.58%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.96%) MQSeries
4 8 (5.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.32%) JBoss
5 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.31%) FTP
2 1 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (34.44%) Relational Database
2 36 (23.84%) DB2
3 33 (21.85%) RDBMS
4 32 (21.19%) DB2 UDB
5 6 (3.97%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.65%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.65%) Big Data
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.32%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (14.57%) JUnit
2 18 (11.92%) Cucumber
2 18 (11.92%) Eclipse
3 17 (11.26%) Grunt
3 17 (11.26%) Jasmine
4 16 (10.60%) Bower
5 4 (2.65%) Ant
5 4 (2.65%) Subversion
6 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.99%) Selenium
7 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.32%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.32%) Hudson
7 2 (1.32%) JBehave
7 2 (1.32%) JHipster
7 2 (1.32%) Mockito
7 2 (1.32%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (65.56%) Finance
2 77 (50.99%) Banking
3 29 (19.21%) Investment Banking
4 19 (12.58%) Front Office
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (35.76%) Spring
2 47 (31.13%) CSS
2 47 (31.13%) XML
3 45 (29.80%) Hibernate
4 38 (25.17%) AngularJS
5 36 (23.84%) JSP
6 35 (23.18%) Backbone.js
7 33 (21.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 33 (21.85%) Web Services
8 32 (21.19%) Spring Integration
9 29 (19.21%) JSON
9 29 (19.21%) RESTful
10 21 (13.91%) Ajax
11 18 (11.92%) REST
11 18 (11.92%) WebSockets
12 17 (11.26%) Java EE
12 17 (11.26%) Servlets
12 17 (11.26%) Spring Boot
12 17 (11.26%) Struts
13 16 (10.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (31.79%) Data Structures
2 26 (17.22%) Virtual Team
3 17 (11.26%) Equities
3 17 (11.26%) User Experience
4 12 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.28%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.31%) Fixed Income
6 5 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.31%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.99%) Fintech
9 2 (1.32%) Derivative
9 2 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.66%) STB
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.19%) Unix
2 25 (16.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (68.87%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (43.05%) OO
3 53 (35.10%) Test Automation
4 45 (29.80%) Functional Programming
5 40 (26.49%) MVC
6 34 (22.52%) TDD
7 29 (19.21%) Waterfall
8 22 (14.57%) Mentoring
8 22 (14.57%) Microservices
9 16 (10.60%) Low Latency
10 13 (8.61%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (7.28%) Multithreading
13 10 (6.62%) Analytics
13 10 (6.62%) Data Analytics
14 9 (5.96%) Concurrent Programming
14 9 (5.96%) Data Modelling
14 9 (5.96%) Integration Testing
15 7 (4.64%) Information Security
16 6 (3.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (100.00%) Java
2 64 (42.38%) JavaScript
3 57 (37.75%) SQL
4 9 (5.96%) TypeScript
5 4 (2.65%) Scala
6 1 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (9.27%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (3.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 39 (25.83%) Oracle
2 15 (9.93%) TIBCO
3 12 (7.95%) IBM
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.32%) SAP