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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 539 503 479
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -24
Contract jobs citing Swing 47 52 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.39% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 48
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £387 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £39.00
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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
14076 13491 12666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.17% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9611 8873 8150
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £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 209 195 315
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -13 34 £525 +5.00% 8
South West -4 6 £275 -
South East -14 5 £315 - 6
East of England 0 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
Swing
UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 56 (48.70%) SQL
3 40 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (33.04%) Oracle
5 33 (28.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (26.96%) Multithreading
7 30 (26.09%) Web Services
8 29 (25.22%) Linux
8 29 (25.22%) Spring
9 26 (22.61%) JavaScript
9 26 (22.61%) OO
10 24 (20.87%) Eclipse
10 24 (20.87%) XML
11 23 (20.00%) UNIX
11 23 (20.00%) Finance
12 21 (18.26%) Maven
13 20 (17.39%) E-Commerce
13 20 (17.39%) C++
13 20 (17.39%) J2EE
14 19 (16.52%) Subversion
14 19 (16.52%) Hibernate
15 18 (15.65%) XSLT
15 18 (15.65%) UML
16 17 (14.78%) JDBC
16 17 (14.78%) SDLC
17 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
17 16 (13.91%) WebLogic
17 16 (13.91%) HTML
17 16 (13.91%) Struts
17 16 (13.91%) MySQL

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (13.91%) WebLogic
1 16 (13.91%) JBoss
2 9 (7.83%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.09%) GlassFish
3 7 (6.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.87%) Apache
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) MySQL
1 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
2 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Navigator
4 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.61%) KDB
6 2 (1.74%) Big Data
7 1 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (20.87%) Eclipse
2 21 (18.26%) Maven
3 19 (16.52%) Subversion
4 15 (13.04%) NetBeans
5 14 (12.17%) Ant
6 12 (10.43%) JUnit
7 8 (6.96%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.22%) TortoiseSVN
8 6 (5.22%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.22%) Eclipse RCP
8 6 (5.22%) ClearQuest
8 6 (5.22%) CruiseControl
9 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.74%) Gradle
11 1 (0.87%) jMock
11 1 (0.87%) ClearCase
General
1 23 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (11.30%) Front Office
2 13 (11.30%) Banking
3 9 (7.83%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Retail
5 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.74%) Back Office
6 2 (1.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (73.04%) Developer
2 65 (56.52%) Java Developer
3 28 (24.35%) Java Swing Developer
4 10 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Architect
5 9 (7.83%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Development Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Software Development Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Tester
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Programmer
9 4 (3.48%) Java Programmer
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (1.74%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.09%) Web Services
2 29 (25.22%) Spring
3 24 (20.87%) XML
4 20 (17.39%) J2EE
5 19 (16.52%) Hibernate
6 18 (15.65%) XSLT
7 17 (14.78%) JDBC
8 16 (13.91%) HTML
8 16 (13.91%) Struts
9 13 (11.30%) Java EE
10 10 (8.70%) Middleware
11 9 (7.83%) JAXB
11 9 (7.83%) SOAP
12 8 (6.96%) Ajax
13 7 (6.09%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (6.09%) STL
13 7 (6.09%) JavaFX
14 6 (5.22%) EJB
14 6 (5.22%) SWT
15 5 (4.35%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.83%) Derivative
4 8 (6.96%) Visualisation
4 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.35%) Life Science
5 5 (4.35%) Chemistry
6 4 (3.48%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.61%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.61%) Physics
8 1 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.22%) Linux
2 23 (20.00%) UNIX
3 10 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.22%) Windows
5 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.96%) Multithreading
3 26 (22.61%) OO
4 20 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 18 (15.65%) UML
6 17 (14.78%) SDLC
7 11 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.83%) Risk Management
8 9 (7.83%) TDD
9 8 (6.96%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.96%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.09%) Machine Learning
10 7 (6.09%) Validation
11 6 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.22%) Change Management
11 6 (5.22%) SOA
11 6 (5.22%) OOP
11 6 (5.22%) RUP
12 5 (4.35%) Performance Testing
12 5 (4.35%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (48.70%) SQL
3 26 (22.61%) JavaScript
4 20 (17.39%) C++
5 14 (12.17%) Groovy
6 12 (10.43%) C
7 8 (6.96%) C#
8 7 (6.09%) Perl
9 6 (5.22%) Python
10 4 (3.48%) XQuery
11 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) Degree
2 11 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.74%) PMP
5 2 (1.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.74%) GridGain
2 1 (0.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (33.04%) Oracle
2 10 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.22%) Sybase
5 5 (4.35%) IBM
5 5 (4.35%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.48%) Tableau
6 4 (3.48%) Siemens
6 4 (3.48%) Talarian
7 3 (2.61%) Sun
8 1 (0.87%) Software AG
8 1 (0.87%) webMethods
8 1 (0.87%) Google
8 1 (0.87%) Solace
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