Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 27 24
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 125 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 23.28% 5.37% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.32% 5.52% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 13 0
Belfast median daily rate £430 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.67% - -
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £375 -
% change year-on-year +14.67% - -
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 514 290 111
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 97.32% 90.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 181 67
Belfast median daily rate £420 £355 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.31% +15.45% -1.60%
10th Percentile £289 £163 £99
90th Percentile £538 £475 £475
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £355 £308
% change year-on-year +18.31% +15.45% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 3
Belfast median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -14.75% -8.79%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £20.15 £19.20 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +15.38% -14.75% +2.62%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 125 (100.00%) Java
2 100 (80.00%) Finance
3 95 (76.00%) Banking
4 85 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (56.00%) OO
6 63 (50.40%) Data Structures
7 61 (48.80%) Functional Programming
8 55 (44.00%) Test Automation
9 48 (38.40%) Investment Banking
10 38 (30.40%) Spring
10 38 (30.40%) Hibernate
11 37 (29.60%) JavaScript
11 37 (29.60%) CSS
12 36 (28.80%) MVC
13 34 (27.20%) Oracle
13 34 (27.20%) XML
14 31 (24.80%) SQL
15 30 (24.00%) DB2
16 29 (23.20%) Backbone.js
16 29 (23.20%) AngularJS
16 29 (23.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (22.40%) Spring Integration
17 28 (22.40%) Relational Database
18 27 (21.60%) WebSphere
19 26 (20.80%) Web Services
20 25 (20.00%) Virtual Team
21 23 (18.40%) RESTful
21 23 (18.40%) JSP
22 20 (16.00%) RDBMS
23 19 (15.20%) JSON

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 27 (21.60%) WebSphere
2 15 (12.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.00%) DB2
2 28 (22.40%) Relational Database
3 20 (16.00%) RDBMS
4 18 (14.40%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (2.40%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.40%) Big Data
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.60%) KDB
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.20%) JUnit
3 3 (2.40%) Bower
3 3 (2.40%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.40%) Grunt
3 3 (2.40%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.80%) Ant
4 1 (0.80%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 100 (80.00%) Finance
2 95 (76.00%) Banking
3 48 (38.40%) Investment Banking
4 9 (7.20%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.40%) Hibernate
1 38 (30.40%) Spring
2 37 (29.60%) CSS
3 34 (27.20%) XML
4 29 (23.20%) AngularJS
4 29 (23.20%) Backbone.js
4 29 (23.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 28 (22.40%) Spring Integration
6 26 (20.80%) Web Services
7 23 (18.40%) JSP
7 23 (18.40%) RESTful
8 19 (15.20%) JSON
9 16 (12.80%) HTML
10 15 (12.00%) Struts
11 14 (11.20%) Ajax
12 13 (10.40%) Java EE
12 13 (10.40%) Spring Boot
13 10 (8.00%) REST
13 10 (8.00%) TIBCO EMS
13 10 (8.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 63 (50.40%) Data Structures
2 25 (20.00%) Virtual Team
3 12 (9.60%) Equities
4 10 (8.00%) User Experience
5 7 (5.60%) Fixed Income
5 7 (5.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.60%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.80%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.00%) Unix
2 10 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (56.00%) OO
3 61 (48.80%) Functional Programming
4 55 (44.00%) Test Automation
5 36 (28.80%) MVC
6 17 (13.60%) TDD
7 13 (10.40%) Waterfall
8 12 (9.60%) Low Latency
9 10 (8.00%) Analytics
9 10 (8.00%) Data Analytics
9 10 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 10 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 10 (8.00%) Microservices
9 10 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (7.20%) Concurrent Programming
10 9 (7.20%) Multithreading
11 3 (2.40%) Case Management
11 3 (2.40%) ETL
12 2 (1.60%) OOD
12 2 (1.60%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 125 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (29.60%) JavaScript
3 31 (24.80%) SQL
4 9 (7.20%) TypeScript
5 4 (3.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (2.40%) Degree
Vendors
1 34 (27.20%) Oracle
2 10 (8.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (1.60%) IBM
3 2 (1.60%) Sencha