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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 163 190 157
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -33
Contract jobs citing Swing 22 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.16% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.44% 0.53% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 37
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £483 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £610 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.89% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
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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
1526 1685 1593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.86% 29.59% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1231 1279
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 16
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.00 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.24% +9.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 34 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (50.00%) Linux
5 16 (47.06%) Ant
6 14 (41.18%) Derivative
6 14 (41.18%) TeamCity
7 13 (38.24%) JUnit
7 13 (38.24%) SQL
7 13 (38.24%) JDBC
7 13 (38.24%) UNIX
7 13 (38.24%) Front Office
7 13 (38.24%) CruiseControl
8 11 (32.35%) Web Services
9 9 (26.47%) Maven
10 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (20.59%) HTML
11 6 (17.65%) Oracle
11 6 (17.65%) Hibernate
12 5 (14.71%) Spring
12 5 (14.71%) .NET
12 5 (14.71%) C#
12 5 (14.71%) XML
12 5 (14.71%) JBoss
13 4 (11.76%) UML
13 4 (11.76%) CSS
13 4 (11.76%) ION Trading
13 4 (11.76%) Fixed Income
13 4 (11.76%) TDD
13 4 (11.76%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5 (14.71%) JBoss
2 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) RMDS
1 4 (11.76%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) MySQL
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Ant
2 14 (41.18%) TeamCity
3 13 (38.24%) JUnit
3 13 (38.24%) CruiseControl
4 9 (26.47%) Maven
5 3 (8.82%) Subversion
5 3 (8.82%) NetBeans
6 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.88%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.88%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.94%) JIRA
7 1 (2.94%) Artifactory
General
1 13 (38.24%) Front Office
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 27 (79.41%) Java Developer
3 9 (26.47%) Java Swing Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Xamarin Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Sybase Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) JDBC
2 11 (32.35%) Web Services
3 7 (20.59%) HTML
4 6 (17.65%) Hibernate
5 5 (14.71%) Spring
5 5 (14.71%) .NET
5 5 (14.71%) XML
6 4 (11.76%) CSS
6 4 (11.76%) JAXB
6 4 (11.76%) Rendezvous
6 4 (11.76%) Java EE
6 4 (11.76%) WCF
6 4 (11.76%) WPF
6 4 (11.76%) JavaFX
6 4 (11.76%) RESTful
6 4 (11.76%) HTML5
7 3 (8.82%) Struts
7 3 (8.82%) Grails
7 3 (8.82%) JSF
8 2 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (55.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (41.18%) Derivative
3 4 (11.76%) Thin Client
3 4 (11.76%) Fixed Income
3 4 (11.76%) Fat Client
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (2.94%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Linux
2 13 (38.24%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.76%) TDD
2 4 (11.76%) UML
2 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
2 4 (11.76%) BDD
3 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
3 3 (8.82%) OO
4 2 (5.88%) RUP
4 2 (5.88%) OOD
4 2 (5.88%) OOP
4 2 (5.88%) Straight-Through Processing
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.94%) Use Case
5 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) C#
5 3 (8.82%) C
5 3 (8.82%) Groovy
6 2 (5.88%) XQuery
6 2 (5.88%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 4 (11.76%) TIBCO
2 4 (11.76%) ION Trading
3 2 (5.88%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.94%) Sybase