Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 23 September 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16 -9
Contract jobs citing Java 98 322 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.65% 48.94% 6.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 60.64% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 261 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £460 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £283 £373 £406
90th Percentile £538 £513 £461
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.13% +11.11% -10.00%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 196 531 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 51.31% 80.70% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 441 45
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% +13.82%
10th Percentile £309 £350 £185
90th Percentile £538 £488 £441
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.43% +40.00% -68.75%
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +3.59%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in Northern Ireland

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Northern Ireland

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Northern Ireland

Java
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 in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Northern Ireland

Java
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 0 92 £460 +9.52% 34
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Java.

1 36 (36.73%) SQL
2 33 (33.67%) Finance
3 32 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (31.63%) JavaScript
5 30 (30.61%) Banking
6 28 (28.57%) CSS
7 27 (27.55%) Spring
8 26 (26.53%) Hibernate
9 24 (24.49%) WebSphere
10 22 (22.45%) Multithreading
10 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
10 22 (22.45%) MVC
10 22 (22.45%) AngularJS
11 21 (21.43%) JSP
11 21 (21.43%) Scala
12 20 (20.41%) J2EE
13 19 (19.39%) TDD
13 19 (19.39%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (18.37%) Oracle
15 17 (17.35%) EJB
15 17 (17.35%) JMS
15 17 (17.35%) Selenium
16 16 (16.33%) Spring Integration
17 15 (15.31%) Java 8
18 14 (14.29%) JSF
18 14 (14.29%) PL/SQL
19 13 (13.27%) iBATIS
19 13 (13.27%) QA
19 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
19 13 (13.27%) Spring Boot

Java
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 24 (24.49%) WebSphere
2 9 (9.18%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.06%) Confluence
3 3 (3.06%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.04%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.02%) npm
4 1 (1.02%) SaaS
4 1 (1.02%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) FTP
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) DB2
2 9 (9.18%) RDBMS
2 9 (9.18%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.08%) DB2 UDB
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.04%) MySQL
6 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.02%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Selenium
2 13 (13.27%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.24%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.20%) JUnit
5 7 (7.14%) Eclipse
5 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 7 (7.14%) Grunt
6 6 (6.12%) Bower
6 6 (6.12%) Jasmine
6 6 (6.12%) JIRA
6 6 (6.12%) Maven
7 3 (3.06%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.06%) PeopleTools
7 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.06%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.04%) Ant
8 2 (2.04%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.02%) gulp
9 1 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 33 (33.67%) Finance
2 30 (30.61%) Banking
3 11 (11.22%) Front Office
4 4 (4.08%) Advertising
4 4 (4.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (69.39%) Developer
2 66 (67.35%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.22%) Scala Developer
4 10 (10.20%) Java Scala Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Java Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Front Office Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Report Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Junior
9 3 (3.06%) Junior Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Junior Java Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Tester
10 2 (2.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.57%) CSS
2 27 (27.55%) Spring
3 26 (26.53%) Hibernate
4 22 (22.45%) AngularJS
5 21 (21.43%) JSP
6 20 (20.41%) J2EE
7 17 (17.35%) EJB
7 17 (17.35%) JMS
8 16 (16.33%) Spring Integration
9 14 (14.29%) JSF
10 13 (13.27%) iBATIS
10 13 (13.27%) Spring Boot
11 12 (12.24%) RESTful
11 12 (12.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (11.22%) Spring Batch
13 10 (10.20%) ActiveMQ
13 10 (10.20%) XML
14 9 (9.18%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (9.18%) React
15 8 (8.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.18%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.06%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) Equities
5 3 (3.06%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.02%) Derivative
7 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) Unix
3 3 (3.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.45%) Multithreading
2 22 (22.45%) MVC
2 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
3 19 (19.39%) TDD
4 12 (12.24%) Functional Programming
5 11 (11.22%) Low Latency
5 11 (11.22%) OOP
6 9 (9.18%) ETL
6 9 (9.18%) OO
7 8 (8.16%) Web Development
8 7 (7.14%) Market Making
8 7 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (6.12%) Electronic Trading
9 6 (6.12%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.10%) BDD
10 5 (5.10%) Manual Testing
10 5 (5.10%) Microservices
10 5 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (4.08%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.73%) SQL
2 31 (31.63%) JavaScript
3 21 (21.43%) Scala
4 15 (15.31%) Java 8
5 14 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.14%) Python
7 6 (6.12%) C++
8 4 (4.08%) C#
8 4 (4.08%) PHP
9 1 (1.02%) ES6
9 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Oracle
2 3 (3.06%) Google
2 3 (3.06%) IBM
2 3 (3.06%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (2.04%) TIBCO