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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Java 160 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 44.57% 9.90% 15.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.63% 27.78% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 3 8
Median daily rate £413 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £406 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £449 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 304 36 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 84.68% 35.64% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 30 35
Median daily rate £413 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £423 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -57.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +6 159 £413 - 8
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Java.

1 143 (71.14%) Finance
2 100 (49.75%) Banking
3 91 (45.27%) OO
4 89 (44.28%) SQL
5 82 (40.80%) Linux
6 77 (38.31%) Unix
7 74 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (28.36%) Relational Database
9 48 (23.88%) Oracle
10 42 (20.90%) JavaScript
11 39 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (18.91%) Investment Banking
13 35 (17.41%) Data Structures
14 33 (16.42%) Functional Programming
14 33 (16.42%) Test Automation
15 32 (15.92%) Node.js
15 32 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (15.42%) SQL Server
17 30 (14.93%) Spring
18 28 (13.93%) Perl
19 27 (13.43%) Front Office
19 27 (13.43%) Equities
19 27 (13.43%) Big Data
20 24 (11.94%) ETL
21 23 (11.44%) TeamCity
21 23 (11.44%) Artifactory
21 23 (11.44%) Jenkins
22 22 (10.95%) Mentoring
22 22 (10.95%) Sonatype Nexus
22 22 (10.95%) WebSphere

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 22 (10.95%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.00%) Confluence
3 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.00%) JBoss
4 1 (0.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.50%) Jetty
4 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.96%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (28.36%) Relational Database
2 31 (15.42%) SQL Server
3 27 (13.43%) Big Data
4 20 (9.95%) RDBMS
5 16 (7.96%) Hadoop
5 16 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (6.47%) Apache Hive
6 13 (6.47%) MongoDB
6 13 (6.47%) NoSQL
7 12 (5.97%) DB2
7 12 (5.97%) KDB
8 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.00%) Endeca
12 1 (0.50%) IDOL
12 1 (0.50%) Impala
12 1 (0.50%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 23 (11.44%) Artifactory
1 23 (11.44%) Jenkins
1 23 (11.44%) TeamCity
2 22 (10.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (4.48%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.49%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.49%) Selenium
5 2 (1.00%) Ant
5 2 (1.00%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.00%) JIRA
5 2 (1.00%) JUnit
5 2 (1.00%) Maven
5 2 (1.00%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) CppUnit
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 143 (71.14%) Finance
2 100 (49.75%) Banking
3 38 (18.91%) Investment Banking
4 27 (13.43%) Front Office
5 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 168 (83.58%) Developer
2 124 (61.69%) Java Developer
3 106 (52.74%) Senior Developer
4 99 (49.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 32 (15.92%) Agile Developer
5 32 (15.92%) Agile Java Developer
5 32 (15.92%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 32 (15.92%) Senior Agile Developer
5 32 (15.92%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 32 (15.92%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
6 16 (7.96%) JavaScript Developer
7 12 (5.97%) KDB Developer
8 11 (5.47%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (4.98%) JavaScript Engineer
9 10 (4.98%) Murex Developer
9 10 (4.98%) Senior SQL Developer
9 10 (4.98%) SQL Developer
10 9 (4.48%) Core Java Developer
10 9 (4.48%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.48%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.92%) Node.js
2 30 (14.93%) Spring
3 17 (8.46%) XML
4 16 (7.96%) JSON
4 16 (7.96%) Spring Boot
5 14 (6.97%) Web Services
6 12 (5.97%) .NET
7 11 (5.47%) AngularJS
7 11 (5.47%) RESTful
7 11 (5.47%) WPF
8 10 (4.98%) FpML
8 10 (4.98%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.98%) J2EE
8 10 (4.98%) Murex MxML
8 10 (4.98%) Spring Integration
9 9 (4.48%) CSS
9 9 (4.48%) HTML
9 9 (4.48%) Java EE
9 9 (4.48%) JSP
9 9 (4.48%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.41%) Data Structures
2 32 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (13.43%) Equities
4 16 (7.96%) Virtual Team
5 14 (6.97%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (5.97%) Derivative
7 9 (4.48%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.99%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.49%) Social Network
10 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 82 (40.80%) Linux
2 77 (38.31%) Unix
3 8 (3.98%) Windows
4 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (45.27%) OO
2 74 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (16.42%) Functional Programming
4 33 (16.42%) Test Automation
5 24 (11.94%) ETL
6 22 (10.95%) Mentoring
7 20 (9.95%) SDLC
8 19 (9.45%) Data Modelling
8 19 (9.45%) Integration Testing
9 18 (8.96%) Low Latency
10 16 (7.96%) Information Security
11 15 (7.46%) TDD
12 13 (6.47%) Multithreading
12 13 (6.47%) MVC
12 13 (6.47%) Unit Testing
13 12 (5.97%) DevOps
14 9 (4.48%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (4.48%) Workflow
14 9 (4.48%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 89 (44.28%) SQL
2 42 (20.90%) JavaScript
3 28 (13.93%) Perl
4 19 (9.45%) C#
5 9 (4.48%) Python
5 9 (4.48%) TypeScript
6 5 (2.49%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.99%) C++
8 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.49%) Korn
8 3 (1.49%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (6.97%) Degree
2 4 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.49%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.99%) Docker
3 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) vSphere
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 48 (23.88%) Oracle
2 10 (4.98%) Murex
3 9 (4.48%) Talend
4 7 (3.48%) Sybase
5 5 (2.49%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.00%) NetApp
6 2 (1.00%) VMware
7 1 (0.50%) ATG
7 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
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