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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 186 191 187
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Swing 11 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.36% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 1.23% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 36
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£600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £387 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £663
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
1732 2119 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.57% 29.52% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1616 1657
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -6.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) HTML
4 7 (33.33%) JBoss
4 7 (33.33%) Web Services
4 7 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 7 (33.33%) Banking
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (28.57%) UNIX
5 6 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (23.81%) OO
6 5 (23.81%) XML
6 5 (23.81%) CSS
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
6 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
6 5 (23.81%) Front Office
7 4 (19.05%) Fixed Income
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Ajax
7 4 (19.05%) Java EE
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
7 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (19.05%) JMS
7 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
8 3 (14.29%) Rendezvous
8 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
8 3 (14.29%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 7 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) RMDS
1 3 (14.29%) ION MarketView
2 1 (4.76%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
3 1 (4.76%) KDB
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Ant
1 3 (14.29%) JUnit
1 3 (14.29%) CruiseControl
1 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 7 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Front Office
3 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
4 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (4.76%) Advertising
5 1 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) Java Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Java Swing Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 3 (14.29%) GUI Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Android Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Magento Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Xamarin Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.76%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
2 7 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (23.81%) XML
3 5 (23.81%) CSS
4 4 (19.05%) JMS
4 4 (19.05%) Ajax
4 4 (19.05%) Java EE
5 3 (14.29%) JDBC
5 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) JavaFX
5 3 (14.29%) RESTful
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) REST
5 3 (14.29%) WebSockets
5 3 (14.29%) Kendo UI
5 3 (14.29%) Rendezvous
6 2 (9.52%) Spring
6 2 (9.52%) JSP
6 2 (9.52%) Struts
6 2 (9.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (19.05%) Fixed Income
3 3 (14.29%) Derivative
3 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) FMCG
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Physics
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
3 5 (23.81%) OO
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) BDD
4 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
5 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) UML
5 3 (14.29%) OOD
6 2 (9.52%) Unified Process
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (9.52%) RUP
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) JBoss
2 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
3 3 (14.29%) ION Trading
3 3 (14.29%) Sybase
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) GUPTA
5 1 (4.76%) Xamarin
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
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