The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 183 201 174
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Contract jobs citing Swing 12 18 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.25% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.85% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 40
Average daily rate
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£450 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £625 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £54.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-44.95% +36.25%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1703 2110 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.25% 29.69% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1626 1718
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +27.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Swing
London

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 23 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) WebLogic
3 9 (39.13%) JBoss
4 8 (34.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (34.78%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (30.43%) XML
6 6 (26.09%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) J2EE
6 6 (26.09%) OO
6 6 (26.09%) JMS
6 6 (26.09%) Java EE
6 6 (26.09%) Front Office
6 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
7 5 (21.74%) Sybase
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) UNIX
8 4 (17.39%) UML
8 4 (17.39%) MS Office
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
8 4 (17.39%) OOD
8 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
8 4 (17.39%) Ajax
8 4 (17.39%) Low Latency
8 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) Banking
9 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
9 3 (13.04%) Kendo UI

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (47.83%) WebLogic
2 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (8.70%) MS Access
2 1 (4.35%) KDB
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Ant
1 2 (8.70%) JUnit
1 2 (8.70%) CruiseControl
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
1 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.35%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.35%) ProC
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Front Office
3 4 (17.39%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Java Swing Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) GUI Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Magento Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.35%) UML Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) XML
2 6 (26.09%) JMS
2 6 (26.09%) J2EE
2 6 (26.09%) Java EE
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 4 (17.39%) Ajax
5 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 3 (13.04%) EJB
5 3 (13.04%) jQuery
5 3 (13.04%) REST
5 3 (13.04%) WebSockets
5 3 (13.04%) Kendo UI
6 2 (8.70%) JPA
6 2 (8.70%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (8.70%) CSS
6 2 (8.70%) JDBC
6 2 (8.70%) JSP
6 2 (8.70%) Struts
6 2 (8.70%) JDO
6 2 (8.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
2 2 (8.70%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Physics
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) HPUX
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) OO
1 6 (26.09%) Multithreading
2 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
2 4 (17.39%) Low Latency
2 4 (17.39%) UML
2 4 (17.39%) OOD
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (8.70%) RUP
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Unified Process
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) JBoss
2 5 (21.74%) Sybase
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) GUPTA
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
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