The first table below looks at the demand for Swing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swing over the 3 months to 30 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 England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 513 461 409
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -52
Contract jobs citing Swing 61 83 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.62% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 123
Average daily rate
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£450 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £54.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.44% +36.25%
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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13759 13341 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.88% 28.64% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8980 8637 8776
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 263 343
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
Swing
UK

Swing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Swing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Swing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Swing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Swing across the England region.

Swing Daily Rate Trend in England

Swing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Swing across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Swing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Swing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Swing across the England region.

Swing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Swing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Swing across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Swing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Swing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 39 £475 -13.63% 15
South East -13 8 - - 8
North West - 7 £375 - 4
East of England -16 3 £425 -
South West -24 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +6 1 £325 +3.17% 3
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Swing
UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 119 (98.35%) Java
2 43 (35.54%) SQL
3 37 (30.58%) J2EE
4 35 (28.93%) Multithreading
5 33 (27.27%) Oracle
6 32 (26.45%) Spring
7 31 (25.62%) XML
8 30 (24.79%) Web Services
8 30 (24.79%) Banking
9 29 (23.97%) UML
10 28 (23.14%) Finance
10 28 (23.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 27 (22.31%) JBoss
12 26 (21.49%) WebLogic
13 25 (20.66%) Hibernate
14 24 (19.83%) Linux
14 24 (19.83%) Investment Banking
15 23 (19.01%) OO
15 23 (19.01%) E-Commerce
15 23 (19.01%) HTML
16 22 (18.18%) Sybase
17 21 (17.36%) UNIX
17 21 (17.36%) Relational Database
18 19 (15.70%) Low Latency
18 19 (15.70%) EJB
19 18 (14.88%) Maven
19 18 (14.88%) TDD
20 17 (14.05%) Subversion
20 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (14.05%) JIRA

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 26 (21.49%) WebLogic
2 15 (12.40%) WebSphere
3 14 (11.57%) Confluence
4 6 (4.96%) GlassFish
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.65%) Apache
8 1 (0.83%) Jetty
8 1 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 17 (14.05%) MS Office
2 13 (10.74%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.65%) Magento
3 1 (0.83%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.36%) Relational Database
2 12 (9.92%) Big Data
3 10 (8.26%) RDBMS
4 8 (6.61%) Hadoop
4 8 (6.61%) Apache Accumulo
5 7 (5.79%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.31%) MS Access
7 4 (3.31%) MySQL
8 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.65%) KDB
9 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.83%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 18 (14.88%) Maven
2 17 (14.05%) Subversion
2 17 (14.05%) JIRA
3 14 (11.57%) JUnit
4 12 (9.92%) Eclipse
5 8 (6.61%) Ant
6 7 (5.79%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (5.79%) ProC
7 6 (4.96%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.13%) Eclipse RCP
9 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.48%) CruiseControl
11 2 (1.65%) Selenium
11 2 (1.65%) jMock
11 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.83%) Gradle
12 1 (0.83%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.83%) Mockito
General
1 30 (24.79%) Banking
2 28 (23.14%) Finance
3 24 (19.83%) Investment Banking
4 10 (8.26%) Front Office
5 9 (7.44%) Retail
6 4 (3.31%) Marketing
6 4 (3.31%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.65%) Electronics
8 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.83%) Automotive
9 1 (0.83%) Billing
Job Titles
1 92 (76.03%) Developer
2 80 (66.12%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.18%) Java Swing Developer
4 10 (8.26%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) Oracle Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.48%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.48%) Architect
9 3 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.48%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (2.48%) Java Software Engineer
10 2 (1.65%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (30.58%) J2EE
2 32 (26.45%) Spring
3 31 (25.62%) XML
4 30 (24.79%) Web Services
5 25 (20.66%) Hibernate
6 23 (19.01%) HTML
7 19 (15.70%) EJB
8 17 (14.05%) JMS
9 16 (13.22%) jQuery
10 13 (10.74%) Java EE
11 12 (9.92%) EJB 3.0
12 11 (9.09%) CSS
13 9 (7.44%) REST
14 8 (6.61%) SOAP
14 8 (6.61%) Java RMI
14 8 (6.61%) XSD
14 8 (6.61%) Kafka
15 7 (5.79%) J2SE
15 7 (5.79%) JDO
15 7 (5.79%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (5.79%) Data Conversion
3 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.13%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.48%) Open Source
5 3 (2.48%) Derivative
5 3 (2.48%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.65%) Physics
6 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.65%) FMCG
6 2 (1.65%) Equities
6 2 (1.65%) GIS
6 2 (1.65%) DTV
7 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.83%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.83%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.83%) Linux
2 21 (17.36%) UNIX
3 11 (9.09%) Windows
4 4 (3.31%) Solaris
5 2 (1.65%) Android
5 2 (1.65%) AIX
5 2 (1.65%) HPUX
6 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.93%) Multithreading
2 29 (23.97%) UML
3 23 (19.01%) OO
3 23 (19.01%) E-Commerce
4 19 (15.70%) Low Latency
5 18 (14.88%) TDD
6 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (13.22%) Software Engineering
8 14 (11.57%) Data Modelling
9 12 (9.92%) OOD
10 11 (9.09%) Investment Management
11 10 (8.26%) SOA
12 9 (7.44%) Scrum
12 9 (7.44%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.79%) MVC
14 6 (4.96%) Asset Management
14 6 (4.96%) Fund Management
14 6 (4.96%) Time Management
14 6 (4.96%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 119 (98.35%) Java
2 43 (35.54%) SQL
3 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.09%) C++
4 11 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.44%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.44%) C
6 8 (6.61%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.96%) VBA
8 5 (4.13%) C#
9 3 (2.48%) PHP
10 2 (1.65%) PHP5
10 2 (1.65%) XAML
11 1 (0.83%) Delphi
11 1 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.57%) Degree
3 11 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.96%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.83%) MOM
Vendors
1 33 (27.27%) Oracle
2 27 (22.31%) JBoss
3 22 (18.18%) Sybase
4 10 (8.26%) TIBCO
5 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.13%) webMethods
6 5 (4.13%) Software AG
6 5 (4.13%) IBM
7 3 (2.48%) GUPTA
8 2 (1.65%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.65%) SAP
8 2 (1.65%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.83%) CA
9 1 (0.83%) CODA
9 1 (0.83%) Charles River
9 1 (0.83%) 29West
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