Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £417 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 6 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 38 155 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.62% 32.98% 10.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.77% 34.29% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 123 24
Belfast median daily rate £417 £430 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.97% +13.16% +12.51%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £332
90th Percentile £488 £488 £420
County Antrim median daily rate £417 £430 £380
% change year-on-year -2.97% +13.16% +12.51%
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 276 452 322
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.69% 96.17% 97.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 328 219
Belfast median daily rate £400 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +18.06% +10.77%
10th Percentile £302 £272 £213
90th Percentile £500 £538 £550
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £425 £360
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.06% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 26
Belfast median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +16.67% -21.31%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £18.75 £18.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £12.67
% change year-on-year +19.64% +10.50% -16.92%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019, 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 38 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (68.42%) SQL
3 25 (65.79%) Finance
4 23 (60.53%) Spring
5 22 (57.89%) WebSphere
6 19 (50.00%) RDBMS
6 19 (50.00%) Relational Database
7 18 (47.37%) Time Management
7 18 (47.37%) XML
7 18 (47.37%) Oracle
7 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
7 18 (47.37%) CSS
7 18 (47.37%) JSP
7 18 (47.37%) Hibernate
7 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (47.37%) Banking
8 17 (44.74%) Ajax
8 17 (44.74%) RESTful
8 17 (44.74%) DB2
9 16 (42.11%) AngularJS
10 15 (39.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (39.47%) TDD
10 15 (39.47%) MVC
11 14 (36.84%) Degree
11 14 (36.84%) JUnit
11 14 (36.84%) Struts
11 14 (36.84%) Web Services
11 14 (36.84%) Eclipse
11 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
11 14 (36.84%) Cucumber

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 22 (57.89%) WebSphere
2 13 (34.21%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Actimize
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 19 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 17 (44.74%) DB2
3 13 (34.21%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.63%) JasperReports
6 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
1 14 (36.84%) Eclipse
1 14 (36.84%) JUnit
2 13 (34.21%) Bower
2 13 (34.21%) Grunt
2 13 (34.21%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (65.79%) Finance
2 18 (47.37%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) Spring
2 18 (47.37%) CSS
2 18 (47.37%) Hibernate
2 18 (47.37%) JSP
2 18 (47.37%) XML
3 17 (44.74%) Ajax
3 17 (44.74%) RESTful
4 16 (42.11%) AngularJS
5 15 (39.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (36.84%) Backbone.js
6 14 (36.84%) Gherkin
6 14 (36.84%) Spring Batch
6 14 (36.84%) Spring Integration
6 14 (36.84%) Struts
6 14 (36.84%) Web Services
7 8 (21.05%) EJB
8 7 (18.42%) J2EE
9 6 (15.79%) Java EE
10 5 (13.16%) JMS
11 4 (10.53%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.63%) Derivative
2 1 (2.63%) Equities
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (47.37%) Time Management
2 15 (39.47%) MVC
2 15 (39.47%) TDD
3 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 13 (34.21%) Project Management
4 13 (34.21%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.79%) Multithreading
6 5 (13.16%) Analytics
6 5 (13.16%) Data Analytics
7 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
8 3 (7.89%) Web Development
9 2 (5.26%) ETL
9 2 (5.26%) OO
10 1 (2.63%) Functional Programming
10 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.63%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (2.63%) OOD
10 1 (2.63%) OOP
10 1 (2.63%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (68.42%) SQL
3 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) Scala
5 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.26%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) C#
7 1 (2.63%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) IBM