Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 January 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 12 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 155 40 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.94% 11.43% 7.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.29% 11.70% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 26 9
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £380 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +8.42% +3.85%
10th Percentile £394 £334 £313
90th Percentile £488 £419 £488
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £38.00 £42.88
% change year-on-year +8.29% -11.37% +18.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 480 342 149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 97.71% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 226 75
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +11.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £265 £213 £228
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.50 £12.34 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -19.08% +17.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £18.73 £18.00 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +7 152 £430 +13.16% 16
County Londonderry - 1 - - 1
Java Developer
UK

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 155 (100.00%) Java
2 108 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (65.81%) Finance
4 80 (51.61%) Banking
5 66 (42.58%) JavaScript
5 66 (42.58%) OO
6 58 (37.42%) SQL
7 57 (36.77%) Spring
8 56 (36.13%) Test Automation
9 53 (34.19%) Relational Database
10 49 (31.61%) Data Structures
10 49 (31.61%) CSS
10 49 (31.61%) XML
11 47 (30.32%) Hibernate
12 46 (29.68%) Functional Programming
13 44 (28.39%) WebSphere
14 42 (27.10%) MVC
15 41 (26.45%) Oracle
16 40 (25.81%) AngularJS
17 38 (24.52%) DB2
17 38 (24.52%) JSP
18 37 (23.87%) Backbone.js
19 36 (23.23%) TDD
20 35 (22.58%) Web Services
20 35 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 34 (21.94%) RDBMS
22 33 (21.29%) DB2 UDB
22 33 (21.29%) Spring Integration
23 32 (20.65%) Unix
24 31 (20.00%) Waterfall

Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 44 (28.39%) WebSphere
2 21 (13.55%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.81%) MQSeries
4 8 (5.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.29%) JBoss
5 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) FTP
2 1 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (34.19%) Relational Database
2 38 (24.52%) DB2
3 34 (21.94%) RDBMS
4 33 (21.29%) DB2 UDB
5 6 (3.87%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.58%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.58%) Big Data
6 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.29%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.29%) MySQL
7 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.29%) Redis
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 24 (15.48%) JUnit
2 20 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 20 (12.90%) Eclipse
3 19 (12.26%) Grunt
3 19 (12.26%) Jasmine
4 18 (11.61%) Bower
5 4 (2.58%) Ant
5 4 (2.58%) Subversion
6 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.94%) Selenium
7 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.29%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.29%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.29%) JBehave
7 2 (1.29%) JHipster
7 2 (1.29%) JMeter
7 2 (1.29%) LoadUI
7 2 (1.29%) Mockito
7 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
General
1 102 (65.81%) Finance
2 80 (51.61%) Banking
3 30 (19.35%) Investment Banking
4 19 (12.26%) Front Office
5 2 (1.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
5 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (36.77%) Spring
2 49 (31.61%) CSS
2 49 (31.61%) XML
3 47 (30.32%) Hibernate
4 40 (25.81%) AngularJS
5 38 (24.52%) JSP
6 37 (23.87%) Backbone.js
7 35 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 35 (22.58%) Web Services
8 33 (21.29%) Spring Integration
9 31 (20.00%) RESTful
10 29 (18.71%) JSON
11 23 (14.84%) Ajax
12 19 (12.26%) Struts
13 18 (11.61%) REST
13 18 (11.61%) Spring Boot
13 18 (11.61%) WebSockets
14 17 (10.97%) Gherkin
14 17 (10.97%) Java EE
14 17 (10.97%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 49 (31.61%) Data Structures
2 26 (16.77%) Virtual Team
3 17 (10.97%) Equities
3 17 (10.97%) User Experience
4 12 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.10%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.87%) SWIFT
7 5 (3.23%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.94%) Fintech
10 2 (1.29%) Derivative
10 2 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.65%) STB
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.65%) Unix
2 25 (16.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (42.58%) OO
3 56 (36.13%) Test Automation
4 46 (29.68%) Functional Programming
5 42 (27.10%) MVC
6 36 (23.23%) TDD
7 31 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 23 (14.84%) Microservices
9 22 (14.19%) Mentoring
10 16 (10.32%) Low Latency
11 13 (8.39%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.10%) Multithreading
14 10 (6.45%) Analytics
14 10 (6.45%) Data Analytics
15 9 (5.81%) Concurrent Programming
15 9 (5.81%) Data Modelling
15 9 (5.81%) Integration Testing
16 7 (4.52%) Information Security
16 7 (4.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (100.00%) Java
2 66 (42.58%) JavaScript
3 58 (37.42%) SQL
4 9 (5.81%) TypeScript
5 4 (2.58%) Scala
6 1 (0.65%) Python
6 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (9.68%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 41 (26.45%) Oracle
2 15 (9.68%) TIBCO
3 12 (7.74%) IBM
4 2 (1.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.29%) SAP