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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Swing (Java)
Rank - 165 200
Contract jobs citing Swing 0 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.50% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.62% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 23 5
Average daily rate - £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £418 £331
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +26.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £32.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+23.84% -21.21%
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
998 1544 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.81% 30.67% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1244 1272
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (57.14%) JDBC
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Workflow
5 2 (28.57%) Spring
6 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) AOP
6 1 (14.29%) Derivative
6 1 (14.29%) DataSynapse
6 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
6 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) JSON
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) Dojo
6 1 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VisualAge
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Swing Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) JDBC
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Dojo
3 1 (14.29%) DOM
3 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (14.29%) MooTools
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Servlets
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XHR
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) XML-RPC
3 1 (14.29%) XSD
3 1 (14.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) AOP
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) BPEL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) RDF
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) DataSynapse
2 1 (14.29%) Sun