Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 16 July 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.

Senior Java Developer
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 10 24
Rank change year-on-year -14 +14 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 35 113 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.00% 21.48% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.31% 22.29% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 98 4
Belfast median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -20.73%
10th Percentile £420 £405 £313
90th Percentile £488 £458 £338
County Antrim median daily rate £455 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -20.73%
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 376 507 187
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.39% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 419 87
Belfast median daily rate £443 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +26.92% +36.84%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £102
90th Percentile £538 £500 £464
County Antrim median daily rate £443 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +7.27% +26.92% +36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Belfast median hourly rate £14.25 £14.56 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% -14.35% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.83 £13.90
90th Percentile £18.03 £22.47 £28.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £14.56 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.28% -14.35% +9.68%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in Belfast

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in Belfast

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Belfast over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in Belfast

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, Senior 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 Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (82.86%) Finance
3 26 (74.29%) Banking
4 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (40.00%) Spring
5 14 (40.00%) SQL
6 13 (37.14%) OO
7 12 (34.29%) Low Latency
7 12 (34.29%) Functional Programming
7 12 (34.29%) Data Structures
8 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
9 9 (25.71%) Front Office
9 9 (25.71%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
10 8 (22.86%) Unix
10 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
11 7 (20.00%) Linux
12 6 (17.14%) Hibernate
12 6 (17.14%) Equities
12 6 (17.14%) Electronic Trading
12 6 (17.14%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
13 5 (14.29%) JSON
13 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
13 5 (14.29%) IBM
14 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
14 4 (11.43%) REST
14 4 (11.43%) WebSockets
14 4 (11.43%) Microservices
14 4 (11.43%) Fintech

Senior 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 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) MQSeries
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) DB2
2 2 (5.71%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Bower
1 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.71%) Grunt
1 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
1 2 (5.71%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 29 (82.86%) Finance
2 26 (74.29%) Banking
3 9 (25.71%) Front Office
4 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) Spring
2 6 (17.14%) Hibernate
3 5 (14.29%) JSON
4 4 (11.43%) REST
4 4 (11.43%) WebSockets
5 3 (8.57%) JSP
6 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.71%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.71%) CSS
6 2 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) Spring Batch
6 2 (5.71%) Spring Integration
6 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.71%) Web Services
6 2 (5.71%) XML
7 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.86%) HTML5
7 1 (2.86%) jQuery
7 1 (2.86%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Data Structures
2 6 (17.14%) Equities
3 4 (11.43%) Fintech
4 3 (8.57%) User Experience
5 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Unix
2 7 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) OO
3 12 (34.29%) Functional Programming
3 12 (34.29%) Low Latency
4 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.71%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
6 6 (17.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (11.43%) Microservices
8 2 (5.71%) ETL
8 2 (5.71%) Multithreading
8 2 (5.71%) MVC
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) TDD
8 2 (5.71%) Time Management
8 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.86%) Index Arbitrage
9 1 (2.86%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (2.86%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Java 8
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) TIBCO