Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 84 245 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 25.15% 45.62% 17.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.90% 64.14% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 192 41
Belfast median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £364 £338
90th Percentile £521 £538 £563
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

Java is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 183 382 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 54.79% 71.14% 55.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 306 107
Belfast median daily rate £413 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +9.09% +23.20%
10th Percentile £310 £310 £193
90th Percentile £515 £538 £555
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £420 £385
% change year-on-year -1.79% +9.09% +23.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Belfast median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.58% +40.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £22.50 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £37.75 £28.18
County Antrim median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +100.00% +57.89% -6.56%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Java as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Belfast

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Belfast

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Belfast over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Belfast

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Java.

1 39 (46.43%) SQL
2 38 (45.24%) Finance
3 35 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (34.52%) Banking
6 28 (33.33%) Spring
6 28 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 28 (33.33%) CSS
7 26 (30.95%) JSP
8 25 (29.76%) Oracle
9 24 (28.57%) AngularJS
10 23 (27.38%) MVC
10 23 (27.38%) Hibernate
10 23 (27.38%) Test Automation
11 22 (26.19%) RDBMS
11 22 (26.19%) Web Services
11 22 (26.19%) Relational Database
12 21 (25.00%) XML
12 21 (25.00%) Scala
12 21 (25.00%) Spring Batch
12 21 (25.00%) Spring Integration
12 21 (25.00%) TDD
13 20 (23.81%) Ajax
13 20 (23.81%) RESTful
13 20 (23.81%) Struts
13 20 (23.81%) DB2
13 20 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (22.62%) Time Management
14 19 (22.62%) Cucumber
14 19 (22.62%) QA

Java
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 28 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 18 (21.43%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.38%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.19%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.19%) SaaS
4 1 (1.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.19%) RDBMS
1 22 (26.19%) Relational Database
2 20 (23.81%) DB2
3 16 (19.05%) DB2 UDB
4 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.95%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.19%) JasperReports
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (22.62%) Cucumber
2 17 (20.24%) Eclipse
2 17 (20.24%) JUnit
3 16 (19.05%) Bower
3 16 (19.05%) Grunt
3 16 (19.05%) Jasmine
4 8 (9.52%) Selenium
5 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.38%) Ant
6 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.38%) JIRA
6 2 (2.38%) Maven
6 2 (2.38%) PeopleTools
7 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (45.24%) Finance
2 29 (34.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Front Office
3 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (54.76%) Developer
2 44 (52.38%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 14 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Java Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Report Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Scala Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Java Scala Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.76%) Tester
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Specialist
10 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft Consultant
10 1 (1.19%) Performance Specialist
10 1 (1.19%) Performance Tuning Specialist
10 1 (1.19%) Selenium Tester
10 1 (1.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.19%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.33%) CSS
1 28 (33.33%) Spring
2 26 (30.95%) JSP
3 24 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 23 (27.38%) Hibernate
5 22 (26.19%) Web Services
6 21 (25.00%) Spring Batch
6 21 (25.00%) Spring Integration
6 21 (25.00%) XML
7 20 (23.81%) Ajax
7 20 (23.81%) RESTful
7 20 (23.81%) Struts
7 20 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 17 (20.24%) Backbone.js
8 17 (20.24%) Gherkin
9 11 (13.10%) J2EE
9 11 (13.10%) JMS
10 10 (11.90%) EJB
11 9 (10.71%) Java EE
12 8 (9.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.76%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.19%) Derivative
5 1 (1.19%) Equities
5 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) Unix
3 2 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) MVC
2 23 (27.38%) Test Automation
3 21 (25.00%) TDD
4 19 (22.62%) Time Management
5 18 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 16 (19.05%) Project Management
7 15 (17.86%) Functional Programming
8 8 (9.52%) ETL
8 8 (9.52%) Multithreading
9 6 (7.14%) Web Development
10 5 (5.95%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.76%) Analytics
11 4 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (4.76%) Data Analytics
11 4 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (4.76%) Manual Testing
11 4 (4.76%) Web Design
12 3 (3.57%) Decision-Making
12 3 (3.57%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 39 (46.43%) SQL
2 35 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 21 (25.00%) Scala
4 10 (11.90%) Java 8
5 8 (9.52%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.95%) Python
7 3 (3.57%) C#
7 3 (3.57%) C++
8 2 (2.38%) Ruby
9 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.19%) Perl
9 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) ISEB
2 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Ansible
1 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.19%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (29.76%) Oracle
2 3 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.19%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) IBM
4 1 (1.19%) Informatica
4 1 (1.19%) Talend
4 1 (1.19%) Vermilion