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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 185 204 184
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing Swing 15 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.33% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 1.10% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 37
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£538 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £54.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-44.95% +49.31%
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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
1735 2174 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.48% 29.99% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1663 1709
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +4.47%
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 24 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) WebLogic
3 9 (37.50%) JBoss
4 7 (29.17%) HTML
4 7 (29.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) Banking
4 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
4 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) J2EE
5 6 (25.00%) UNIX
5 6 (25.00%) Front Office
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Java EE
6 5 (20.83%) Sybase
6 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) XML
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Fixed Income
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) Low Latency
7 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 4 (16.67%) JUnit
7 4 (16.67%) MS Office
7 4 (16.67%) CSS
7 4 (16.67%) UML
7 4 (16.67%) OO
7 4 (16.67%) JMS

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 11 (45.83%) WebLogic
2 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) RMDS
1 2 (8.33%) ION MarketView
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) KDB
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JUnit
2 2 (8.33%) CruiseControl
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.33%) Ant
3 1 (4.17%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) ProC
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
1 7 (29.17%) Banking
2 6 (25.00%) Front Office
3 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Java Swing Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (12.50%) GUI Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Magento Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UML Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) HTML
2 6 (25.00%) J2EE
2 6 (25.00%) Java EE
3 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 5 (20.83%) XML
4 4 (16.67%) JMS
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 4 (16.67%) Ajax
5 3 (12.50%) REST
5 3 (12.50%) WebSockets
5 3 (12.50%) Kendo UI
5 3 (12.50%) jQuery
5 3 (12.50%) EJB
6 2 (8.33%) Rendezvous
6 2 (8.33%) JDO
6 2 (8.33%) Spring
6 2 (8.33%) JDBC
6 2 (8.33%) JSP
6 2 (8.33%) Struts
6 2 (8.33%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (20.83%) Fixed Income
3 4 (16.67%) Derivative
4 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.17%) Data Conversion
5 1 (4.17%) FMCG
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.17%) Physics
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) HPUX
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.83%) Low Latency
4 4 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 4 (16.67%) UML
4 4 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.50%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Unified Process
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) OOD
6 2 (8.33%) RUP
6 2 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) JBoss
2 5 (20.83%) Sybase
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) TIBCO
5 2 (8.33%) ION Trading
5 2 (8.33%) GUPTA
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) MicroStrategy
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