Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Java 70 191 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.13% 37.67% 21.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.82% 57.88% 35.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 153 61
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £440 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +7.32% +26.15%
10th Percentile £369 £325 £330
90th Percentile £500 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% +2.88% -

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 207 330 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 56.56% 65.09% 61.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 248 162
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £310 £297 £256
90th Percentile £488 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £47.50 £23.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.52% +60.39% -5.97%
10th Percentile £17.60 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £40.63 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £42.38 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% - +6.67%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -2 64 £412 -6.36% 56
County Londonderry +2 6 £375 -
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 33 (47.14%) Finance
2 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
3 28 (40.00%) SQL
4 25 (35.71%) Spring
5 22 (31.43%) CSS
5 22 (31.43%) JSP
6 21 (30.00%) WebSphere
7 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (28.57%) Banking
7 20 (28.57%) XML
7 20 (28.57%) Oracle
7 20 (28.57%) RDBMS
7 20 (28.57%) Relational Database
8 19 (27.14%) Web Services
8 19 (27.14%) MVC
9 18 (25.71%) Struts
9 18 (25.71%) Hibernate
9 18 (25.71%) Time Management
10 17 (24.29%) RESTful
10 17 (24.29%) Ajax
10 17 (24.29%) DB2
11 16 (22.86%) Test Automation
11 16 (22.86%) AngularJS
12 15 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (21.43%) Scala
12 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
12 15 (21.43%) Degree
12 15 (21.43%) TDD
13 14 (20.00%) Backbone.js
13 14 (20.00%) Spring Batch

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 21 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 13 (18.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.43%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
1 1 (1.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) FTP
1 1 (1.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 20 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 17 (24.29%) DB2
3 13 (18.57%) DB2 UDB
4 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.43%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 14 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 14 (20.00%) JUnit
3 13 (18.57%) Bower
3 13 (18.57%) Grunt
3 13 (18.57%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.86%) JIRA
4 2 (2.86%) Maven
4 2 (2.86%) Selenium
5 1 (1.43%) Ant
5 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (47.14%) Finance
2 20 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 46 (65.71%) Developer
2 39 (55.71%) Java Developer
3 13 (18.57%) Senior Developer
3 13 (18.57%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Report Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Java Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Java Scala Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.29%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.86%) Tester
10 1 (1.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 1 (1.43%) Selenium Tester
10 1 (1.43%) Senior Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.43%) Talend Developer
10 1 (1.43%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.43%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) Spring
2 22 (31.43%) CSS
2 22 (31.43%) JSP
3 20 (28.57%) XML
4 19 (27.14%) Web Services
5 18 (25.71%) Hibernate
5 18 (25.71%) Struts
6 17 (24.29%) Ajax
6 17 (24.29%) RESTful
7 16 (22.86%) AngularJS
8 15 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (20.00%) Backbone.js
9 14 (20.00%) Gherkin
9 14 (20.00%) Spring Batch
9 14 (20.00%) Spring Integration
10 10 (14.29%) Java EE
11 9 (12.86%) React
12 7 (10.00%) EJB
12 7 (10.00%) J2EE
13 6 (8.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.86%) Equities
4 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.43%) Derivative
4 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) AIX
3 1 (1.43%) Solaris
3 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) MVC
3 18 (25.71%) Time Management
4 16 (22.86%) Test Automation
5 15 (21.43%) TDD
6 13 (18.57%) Project Management
6 13 (18.57%) Waterfall
7 12 (17.14%) Functional Programming
8 7 (10.00%) Web Development
9 6 (8.57%) Multithreading
10 5 (7.14%) Analytics
10 5 (7.14%) Data Analytics
10 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.14%) Decision-Making
10 5 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (5.71%) Web Design
12 3 (4.29%) ETL
13 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
13 2 (2.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
2 28 (40.00%) SQL
3 15 (21.43%) Scala
4 7 (10.00%) Java 8
5 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.71%) Python
6 3 (4.29%) C++
7 2 (2.86%) Ruby
8 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.43%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) Perl
8 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) ISEB
2 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.14%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.43%) XenApp
1 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Ansible
1 1 (1.43%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.43%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (1.43%) Citrix
2 1 (1.43%) HP
2 1 (1.43%) IBM
2 1 (1.43%) Informatica
2 1 (1.43%) Talend
2 1 (1.43%) Vermilion