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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 500 504 391
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -113
Contract jobs citing Swing 55 30 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.067% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.25% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 76
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£550 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+24.61% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £43.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.28% +11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +8.97%
Swing
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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
12559 12177 11793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.36% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 7823 7618
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 257 321
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +21 45 £563 - 7
North West - 5 £400 - 2
South East -23 2 - - 7
South West -21 1 £410 +17.98% 6
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Swing
UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (34.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 42 (33.60%) Linux
5 36 (28.80%) Web Services
5 36 (28.80%) Front Office
6 35 (28.00%) UNIX
7 33 (26.40%) Oracle
8 30 (24.00%) HTML
8 30 (24.00%) Derivative
9 28 (22.40%) JUnit
10 26 (20.80%) Ant
10 26 (20.80%) Banking
10 26 (20.80%) Relational Database
11 25 (20.00%) TeamCity
11 25 (20.00%) SQL
12 24 (19.20%) Finance
13 23 (18.40%) Subversion
13 23 (18.40%) OO
13 23 (18.40%) JDBC
14 22 (17.60%) TIBCO
14 22 (17.60%) Spring
14 22 (17.60%) TDD
14 22 (17.60%) Hibernate
15 21 (16.80%) CruiseControl
15 21 (16.80%) Multithreading
16 18 (14.40%) EJB
16 18 (14.40%) XML
17 17 (13.60%) JBoss
17 17 (13.60%) Sybase

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 17 (13.60%) JBoss
2 9 (7.20%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.20%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.40%) GlassFish
3 8 (6.40%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.80%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.20%) RMDS
1 9 (7.20%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.80%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.80%) Relational Database
2 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.20%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.20%) MySQL
4 3 (2.40%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (2.40%) Sybase IQ
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.60%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (22.40%) JUnit
2 26 (20.80%) Ant
3 25 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 23 (18.40%) Subversion
5 21 (16.80%) CruiseControl
6 17 (13.60%) Eclipse
7 15 (12.00%) Maven
8 10 (8.00%) NetBeans
9 9 (7.20%) Eclipse RCP
10 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.40%) ClearQuest
11 3 (2.40%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.40%) TortoiseSVN
12 2 (1.60%) jMock
12 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.80%) Log4j
13 1 (0.80%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.80%) JIRA
General
1 36 (28.80%) Front Office
2 26 (20.80%) Banking
3 24 (19.20%) Finance
4 13 (10.40%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 3 (2.40%) Advertising
6 2 (1.60%) Electronics
6 2 (1.60%) Military
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.80%) French Language
7 1 (0.80%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (78.40%) Developer
2 86 (68.80%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.00%) Java Swing Developer
4 9 (7.20%) Software Engineer
5 8 (6.40%) Programmer
6 7 (5.60%) Java Programmer
7 5 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Tester
8 4 (3.20%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.20%) UI Programmer
8 4 (3.20%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Design Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Software Design Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.40%) Android Developer
10 2 (1.60%) GUI Developer
10 2 (1.60%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (1.60%) Xamarin Developer
10 2 (1.60%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.80%) Web Services
2 30 (24.00%) HTML
3 23 (18.40%) JDBC
4 22 (17.60%) Spring
4 22 (17.60%) Hibernate
5 18 (14.40%) EJB
5 18 (14.40%) XML
6 16 (12.80%) JSF
7 15 (12.00%) CSS
8 14 (11.20%) J2EE
9 13 (10.40%) jQuery
9 13 (10.40%) HTML5
10 11 (8.80%) WPF
11 9 (7.20%) SWT
11 9 (7.20%) Rendezvous
11 9 (7.20%) JavaFX
12 8 (6.40%) RESTful
12 8 (6.40%) Java EE
13 7 (5.60%) JSON
14 6 (4.80%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (24.00%) Derivative
3 15 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (9.60%) Fixed Income
5 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (7.20%) Algorithms
7 7 (5.60%) Thin Client
7 7 (5.60%) Fat Client
7 7 (5.60%) Mathematics
8 6 (4.80%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (3.20%) Reference Data
10 4 (3.20%) Open Source
10 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 3 (2.40%) Market Risk
12 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (0.80%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.60%) Linux
2 35 (28.00%) UNIX
3 10 (8.00%) Windows
4 5 (4.00%) Android
5 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.20%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.40%) OO
3 22 (17.60%) TDD
4 21 (16.80%) Multithreading
5 16 (12.80%) Software Engineering
6 12 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (9.60%) BDD
7 11 (8.80%) OOD
8 10 (8.00%) UML
9 7 (5.60%) Risk Management
9 7 (5.60%) Automated Testing
10 6 (4.80%) Web Development
11 5 (4.00%) SOA
11 5 (4.00%) OOP
11 5 (4.00%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.00%) Low Latency
12 4 (3.20%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.20%) Change Management
13 3 (2.40%) Scrum
13 3 (2.40%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 125 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (20.00%) SQL
3 16 (12.80%) C#
4 12 (9.60%) C
4 12 (9.60%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.80%) C++
6 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.20%) Groovy
7 4 (3.20%) XQuery
8 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.80%) Degree
1 11 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.80%) DV Cleared
2 6 (4.80%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) PhD
4 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) QA
Vendors
1 33 (26.40%) Oracle
2 22 (17.60%) TIBCO
3 17 (13.60%) Sybase
4 9 (7.20%) ION Trading
5 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.00%) Sun
7 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.20%) Google
8 3 (2.40%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.60%) webMethods
9 2 (1.60%) Software AG
10 1 (0.80%) Demandware
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