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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 181 189 168
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Contract jobs citing Swing 15 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.20% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 0.67% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 31
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£600 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £439
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -24.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.84 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+29.72% -20.93%
Swing
London

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
1665 1944 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.79% 29.23% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 1465 1400
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 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 27 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (59.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (44.44%) Front Office
4 12 (44.44%) UNIX
4 12 (44.44%) Linux
5 11 (40.74%) Derivative
5 11 (40.74%) TeamCity
6 10 (37.04%) Ant
6 10 (37.04%) JUnit
6 10 (37.04%) JDBC
6 10 (37.04%) CruiseControl
7 9 (33.33%) Web Services
8 7 (25.93%) TDD
8 7 (25.93%) Fixed Income
8 7 (25.93%) TIBCO
8 7 (25.93%) BDD
8 7 (25.93%) Multithreading
9 6 (22.22%) JavaFX
9 6 (22.22%) Fat Client
9 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
9 6 (22.22%) HTML5
9 6 (22.22%) ION MarketView
9 6 (22.22%) RESTful
9 6 (22.22%) Rendezvous
9 6 (22.22%) CSS
9 6 (22.22%) Banking
9 6 (22.22%) ION Trading
9 6 (22.22%) RMDS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.41%) JBoss
1 2 (7.41%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) RMDS
1 6 (22.22%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) TeamCity
2 10 (37.04%) Ant
2 10 (37.04%) JUnit
2 10 (37.04%) CruiseControl
3 2 (7.41%) Maven
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
General
1 12 (44.44%) Front Office
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Finance
5 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Developer
2 23 (85.19%) Java Developer
3 11 (40.74%) Java Swing Developer
4 3 (11.11%) GUI Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Android Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Xamarin Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) JDBC
2 9 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (22.22%) HTML
3 6 (22.22%) CSS
3 6 (22.22%) Rendezvous
3 6 (22.22%) JavaFX
3 6 (22.22%) RESTful
3 6 (22.22%) HTML5
4 4 (14.81%) XML
5 3 (11.11%) J2EE
6 2 (7.41%) JSON
6 2 (7.41%) Middleware
6 2 (7.41%) Android SDK
7 1 (3.70%) REST
7 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.70%) Spring
7 1 (3.70%) JSF
7 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (3.70%) JPA
7 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (40.74%) Derivative
3 7 (25.93%) Fixed Income
4 6 (22.22%) Thin Client
4 6 (22.22%) Fat Client
5 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
6 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.70%) Physics
7 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.70%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) UNIX
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Android
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) TDD
2 7 (25.93%) Multithreading
2 7 (25.93%) BDD
3 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 5 (18.52%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) Low Latency
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) UML
6 2 (7.41%) OOP
6 2 (7.41%) OOD
7 1 (3.70%) SOA
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) C
4 2 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) TIBCO
2 6 (22.22%) ION Trading
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Sybase
3 2 (7.41%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) GUPTA
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago