Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 11 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 118 57 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 28.43% 13.44% 8.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.99% 13.73% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 39 10
Belfast median daily rate £460 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.20% +26.15% -3.70%
10th Percentile £414 £358 £309
90th Percentile £560 £428 £361
County Antrim median daily rate £460 £410 £325
% change year-on-year +12.20% +26.15% -3.70%
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 407 415 165
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.07% 97.88% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 319 71
Belfast median daily rate £432 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% +21.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £104
90th Percentile £538 £563 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £395 £325
% change year-on-year +9.24% +21.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -55.96% +62.98%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.90 £17.05
90th Percentile £18.85 £14.38 £37.45
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £12.34 £27.25
% change year-on-year +9.40% -54.72% +101.85%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Java
2 63 (53.39%) Finance
3 48 (40.68%) Banking
4 47 (39.83%) SQL
5 46 (38.98%) OO
6 44 (37.29%) Spring
7 42 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (31.36%) Data Structures
9 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
10 29 (24.58%) Low Latency
11 27 (22.88%) Hibernate
11 27 (22.88%) Test Automation
12 25 (21.19%) Unix
13 24 (20.34%) Electronic Trading
14 22 (18.64%) WebSphere
14 22 (18.64%) JSON
14 22 (18.64%) Relational Database
15 21 (17.80%) Front Office
16 20 (16.95%) TDD
16 20 (16.95%) Functional Programming
17 19 (16.10%) Linux
18 17 (14.41%) CSS
18 17 (14.41%) IBM
18 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
18 17 (14.41%) Deployment Automation
19 16 (13.56%) JSP
19 16 (13.56%) REST
20 15 (12.71%) OOP
20 15 (12.71%) J2EE
20 15 (12.71%) Oracle

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 (18.64%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.63%) MQSeries
3 8 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.39%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.69%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.08%) npm
1 6 (5.08%) Yarn
2 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.64%) Relational Database
2 12 (10.17%) DB2
3 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.78%) DB2 UDB
4 8 (6.78%) RDBMS
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.69%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.69%) MySQL
7 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.69%) Redis
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.85%) Big Data
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.86%) JUnit
2 11 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.32%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.47%) Maven
4 9 (7.63%) TeamCity
5 8 (6.78%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.39%) Ant
6 4 (3.39%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.39%) Subversion
7 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.69%) Hudson
7 2 (1.69%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.69%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.69%) JBehave
7 2 (1.69%) JMeter
7 2 (1.69%) Mockito
7 2 (1.69%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.69%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
General
1 63 (53.39%) Finance
2 48 (40.68%) Banking
3 21 (17.80%) Front Office
4 8 (6.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.69%) Electronics
5 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (37.29%) Spring
2 27 (22.88%) Hibernate
3 22 (18.64%) JSON
4 17 (14.41%) CSS
5 16 (13.56%) JSP
5 16 (13.56%) REST
6 15 (12.71%) J2EE
7 14 (11.86%) AngularJS
8 12 (10.17%) XML
9 11 (9.32%) Backbone.js
9 11 (9.32%) HTML
10 10 (8.47%) iBATIS
10 10 (8.47%) WebSockets
11 9 (7.63%) HTML5
11 9 (7.63%) Spring Boot
11 9 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (6.78%) jQuery
12 8 (6.78%) Servlets
13 7 (5.93%) JSF
13 7 (5.93%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.36%) Data Structures
2 14 (11.86%) Equities
3 12 (10.17%) Algorithms
4 10 (8.47%) User Experience
5 8 (6.78%) Virtual Team
6 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
7 6 (5.08%) Fintech
7 6 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.85%) Derivative
10 1 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.19%) Unix
2 19 (16.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.98%) OO
2 42 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.58%) Low Latency
4 27 (22.88%) Test Automation
5 24 (20.34%) Electronic Trading
6 20 (16.95%) Functional Programming
6 20 (16.95%) TDD
7 17 (14.41%) Deployment Automation
7 17 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (12.71%) MVC
8 15 (12.71%) OOP
9 14 (11.86%) Multithreading
10 12 (10.17%) Microservices
11 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (7.63%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.63%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (7.63%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.93%) Analytics
13 7 (5.93%) Data Analytics
13 7 (5.93%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 118 (100.00%) Java
2 47 (39.83%) SQL
3 31 (26.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.17%) Java 8
5 8 (6.78%) Scala
6 6 (5.08%) C#
6 6 (5.08%) ES6
6 6 (5.08%) Python
6 6 (5.08%) TypeScript
7 4 (3.39%) Perl
7 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.85%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) IBM
2 15 (12.71%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) FXall
3 6 (5.08%) Reuters
3 6 (5.08%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.39%) Capita
4 4 (3.39%) Splunk
5 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.69%) SAP