The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 August 2015 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 551 528 480
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -48
Contract jobs citing Swing 51 68 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 56
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£525 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £603 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £344 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.36% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £54.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -26.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £54.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -35.77%
Swing
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14593 14064 13734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.83% 28.02% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 9152 8906
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 202 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -

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 5 August 2015.

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
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 5 August 2015. 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 +3 37 £525 +7.69% 7
South East -16 6 £315 +1.61% 7
South West -3 4 £275 - 1
East of England +3 2 - -
North East -18 2 £450 +104.54% 1
East Midlands - 1 £463 - 3
Swing
UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (51.30%) SQL
3 38 (33.04%) Oracle
3 38 (33.04%) Multithreading
4 32 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 28 (24.35%) Web Services
6 28 (24.35%) OO
7 26 (22.61%) Spring
8 24 (20.87%) Linux
8 24 (20.87%) E-Commerce
9 23 (20.00%) XML
9 23 (20.00%) C++
9 23 (20.00%) Eclipse
10 22 (19.13%) Finance
11 21 (18.26%) JavaScript
11 21 (18.26%) J2EE
12 18 (15.65%) Subversion
13 17 (14.78%) UML
14 16 (13.91%) UNIX
14 16 (13.91%) Hibernate
15 15 (13.04%) XSLT
15 15 (13.04%) WebLogic
15 15 (13.04%) JDBC
15 15 (13.04%) Maven
15 15 (13.04%) Banking
15 15 (13.04%) Relational Database
16 14 (12.17%) SDLC
16 14 (12.17%) Degree
16 14 (12.17%) HTML

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 15 (13.04%) WebLogic
2 11 (9.57%) JBoss
3 9 (7.83%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.35%) GlassFish
4 5 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.87%) Confluence
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) PaaS
2 1 (0.87%) GitHub
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 12 (10.43%) MySQL
3 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.61%) KDB
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.74%) Big Data
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.87%) DB2
7 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 18 (15.65%) Subversion
3 15 (13.04%) Maven
4 12 (10.43%) NetBeans
5 9 (7.83%) JUnit
6 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.48%) Eclipse RCP
8 3 (2.61%) Gradle
8 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.61%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.61%) ClearQuest
8 3 (2.61%) Ant
9 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 2 (1.74%) VisualAge
9 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.87%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.87%) JIRA
10 1 (0.87%) jMock
General
1 22 (19.13%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Banking
3 11 (9.57%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.96%) Front Office
5 6 (5.22%) Retail
6 5 (4.35%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.61%) Back Office
8 3 (2.61%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.74%) Advertising
10 1 (0.87%) Publishing
10 1 (0.87%) Marketing
10 1 (0.87%) Billing
Job Titles
1 84 (73.04%) Developer
2 62 (53.91%) Java Developer
3 36 (31.30%) Java Swing Developer
4 10 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Software Developer
6 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.22%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Software Development Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Development Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Tester
11 2 (1.74%) Programme Manager
11 2 (1.74%) Consultant
11 2 (1.74%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.35%) Web Services
2 26 (22.61%) Spring
3 23 (20.00%) XML
4 21 (18.26%) J2EE
5 16 (13.91%) Hibernate
6 15 (13.04%) JDBC
6 15 (13.04%) XSLT
7 14 (12.17%) HTML
8 12 (10.43%) Struts
9 10 (8.70%) Java EE
10 9 (7.83%) Middleware
11 8 (6.96%) SOAP
11 8 (6.96%) Ajax
12 7 (6.09%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (6.09%) JavaFX
12 7 (6.09%) STL
12 7 (6.09%) EJB
12 7 (6.09%) XSL
13 6 (5.22%) REST
13 6 (5.22%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.96%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.35%) Chemistry
4 5 (4.35%) Life Science
5 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.48%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.61%) Derivative
6 3 (2.61%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.61%) Physics
7 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.87%) Linux
2 16 (13.91%) UNIX
3 7 (6.09%) Windows
4 6 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.04%) Multithreading
2 32 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (24.35%) OO
4 24 (20.87%) E-Commerce
5 17 (14.78%) UML
6 14 (12.17%) SDLC
7 12 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.57%) TDD
9 9 (7.83%) SOA
10 8 (6.96%) OOP
10 8 (6.96%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.96%) Risk Management
11 7 (6.09%) Change Management
11 7 (6.09%) Validation
11 7 (6.09%) Machine Learning
11 7 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.22%) Performance Testing
12 6 (5.22%) Automated Testing
12 6 (5.22%) Functional Programming
12 6 (5.22%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (51.30%) SQL
3 23 (20.00%) C++
4 21 (18.26%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.17%) C
6 10 (8.70%) Groovy
7 8 (6.96%) Perl
8 6 (5.22%) Python
9 5 (4.35%) C#
10 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) Degree
2 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.96%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) PMP
5 2 (1.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.87%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) GridGain
2 1 (0.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (33.04%) Oracle
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.22%) Siemens
3 6 (5.22%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.35%) TIBCO
4 5 (4.35%) Sybase
4 5 (4.35%) IBM
4 5 (4.35%) Tableau
5 4 (3.48%) Talarian
6 1 (0.87%) Solace
6 1 (0.87%) Sun
6 1 (0.87%) Software AG
6 1 (0.87%) webMethods
6 1 (0.87%) GUPTA
6 1 (0.87%) Google
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