The table below looks at the statistics for Swing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swing over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 163 195 158
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -37
Contract jobs citing Swing 23 6 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.10% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.51% 0.34% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 35
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £623 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £331 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.26% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +15.64%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1519 1750 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.64% 29.26% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 1308 1390
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Swing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Swing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Swing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Swing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Swing across the City of London region.

Swing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Swing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Swing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Swing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Swing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Swing across the City of London region.

Swing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Swing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Swing.

1 35 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (65.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (51.43%) Ant
4 18 (51.43%) Linux
5 17 (48.57%) Derivative
5 17 (48.57%) TeamCity
6 16 (45.71%) JDBC
6 16 (45.71%) UNIX
6 16 (45.71%) JUnit
6 16 (45.71%) CruiseControl
6 16 (45.71%) Front Office
7 10 (28.57%) Web Services
8 8 (22.86%) HTML
8 8 (22.86%) SQL
9 7 (20.00%) TIBCO
9 7 (20.00%) TDD
9 7 (20.00%) Fixed Income
9 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
9 7 (20.00%) BDD
10 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (17.14%) HTML5
10 6 (17.14%) JavaFX
10 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Fat Client
10 6 (17.14%) ION MarketView
10 6 (17.14%) RESTful
10 6 (17.14%) RMDS
10 6 (17.14%) Maven
10 6 (17.14%) ION Trading

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Swing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Swing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) ION MarketView
1 6 (17.14%) RMDS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Ant
2 17 (48.57%) TeamCity
3 16 (45.71%) JUnit
3 16 (45.71%) CruiseControl
4 6 (17.14%) Maven
5 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.71%) NetBeans
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
5 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 16 (45.71%) Front Office
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (94.29%) Developer
2 30 (85.71%) Java Developer
3 11 (31.43%) Java Swing Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Xamarin Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Android Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Sybase Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (2.86%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) JDBC
2 10 (28.57%) Web Services
3 8 (22.86%) HTML
4 6 (17.14%) HTML5
4 6 (17.14%) JavaFX
4 6 (17.14%) RESTful
4 6 (17.14%) Rendezvous
4 6 (17.14%) CSS
5 4 (11.43%) XML
6 3 (8.57%) .NET
6 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.57%) Spring
6 3 (8.57%) JSF
7 2 (5.71%) Java EE
7 2 (5.71%) JSON
7 2 (5.71%) WCF
7 2 (5.71%) WPF
7 2 (5.71%) Grails
7 2 (5.71%) Android SDK
7 2 (5.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 23 (65.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (48.57%) Derivative
3 7 (20.00%) Fixed Income
4 6 (17.14%) Fat Client
4 6 (17.14%) Thin Client
5 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.86%) Market Risk
7 1 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Linux
2 16 (45.71%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Android
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) TDD
2 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 7 (20.00%) BDD
3 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
4 3 (8.57%) UML
4 3 (8.57%) OO
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (5.71%) Straight-Through Processing
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.71%) OOP
5 2 (5.71%) OOD
6 1 (2.86%) RUP
6 1 (2.86%) Change Management
6 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.86%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.57%) C
4 3 (8.57%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) Groovy
5 2 (5.71%) XQuery
5 2 (5.71%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 6 (17.14%) ION Trading
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Xamarin
4 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Sybase
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