Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £432 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 62 224 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 18.73% 35.56% 8.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.00% 37.15% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 185 13
Belfast median daily rate £432 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +7.14% +2.67%
10th Percentile £309 £383 £341
90th Percentile £538 £460 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +4.61% +7.14% +2.67%
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 310 603 224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.66% 95.71% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 477 123
Belfast median daily rate £425 £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +25.00% +10.00%
10th Percentile £292 £300 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £413 £330
% change year-on-year +3.03% +25.00% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 18
Belfast median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.29% -17.65% -4.33%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £21.55 £23.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.86% -12.50% -9.96%

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 16 October 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 16 October 2018, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (51.61%) SQL
3 31 (50.00%) Finance
3 31 (50.00%) Spring
4 30 (48.39%) CSS
5 29 (46.77%) Hibernate
6 27 (43.55%) Banking
6 27 (43.55%) JavaScript
6 27 (43.55%) WebSphere
7 25 (40.32%) AngularJS
8 23 (37.10%) JSP
8 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (37.10%) MVC
9 22 (35.48%) TDD
9 22 (35.48%) Oracle
10 20 (32.26%) Spring Integration
11 18 (29.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (29.03%) Spring Batch
11 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
12 17 (27.42%) RESTful
12 17 (27.42%) XML
13 16 (25.81%) J2EE
13 16 (25.81%) DB2
13 16 (25.81%) JUnit
13 16 (25.81%) RDBMS
13 16 (25.81%) Multithreading
13 16 (25.81%) Relational Database
14 15 (24.19%) Ajax
15 14 (22.58%) EJB
15 14 (22.58%) JMS

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 27 (43.55%) WebSphere
2 12 (19.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) npm
1 1 (1.61%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) FTP
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) DB2
1 16 (25.81%) RDBMS
1 16 (25.81%) Relational Database
2 11 (17.74%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.61%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) JUnit
2 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
2 13 (20.97%) Eclipse
2 13 (20.97%) Grunt
3 12 (19.35%) Bower
3 12 (19.35%) Jasmine
4 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.06%) Selenium
6 3 (4.84%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.84%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.23%) JIRA
7 2 (3.23%) Maven
7 2 (3.23%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.61%) gulp
8 1 (1.61%) webpack
General
1 31 (50.00%) Finance
2 27 (43.55%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Front Office
4 4 (6.45%) Advertising
5 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.00%) Spring
2 30 (48.39%) CSS
3 29 (46.77%) Hibernate
4 25 (40.32%) AngularJS
5 23 (37.10%) JSP
6 20 (32.26%) Spring Integration
7 18 (29.03%) Spring Batch
7 18 (29.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 17 (27.42%) RESTful
8 17 (27.42%) XML
9 16 (25.81%) J2EE
10 15 (24.19%) Ajax
11 14 (22.58%) EJB
11 14 (22.58%) JMS
12 13 (20.97%) Backbone.js
12 13 (20.97%) Web Services
13 12 (19.35%) Gherkin
13 12 (19.35%) Struts
14 10 (16.13%) JSF
14 10 (16.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.45%) Data Structures
4 4 (6.45%) SWIFT
5 3 (4.84%) Equities
6 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.61%) Derivative
7 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (37.10%) MVC
2 22 (35.48%) TDD
3 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
4 16 (25.81%) Multithreading
5 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
6 12 (19.35%) Time Management
7 11 (17.74%) Project Management
8 9 (14.52%) ETL
9 7 (11.29%) Low Latency
9 7 (11.29%) OOP
9 7 (11.29%) Web Development
10 5 (8.06%) Market Making
10 5 (8.06%) OO
10 5 (8.06%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
12 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (4.84%) SDLC
13 2 (3.23%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (51.61%) SQL
3 27 (43.55%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.13%) Java 8
4 10 (16.13%) PL/SQL
4 10 (16.13%) Scala
5 5 (8.06%) C++
5 5 (8.06%) Python
6 4 (6.45%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) ES6
8 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) IBM
3 2 (3.23%) TIBCO