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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 511 447 468
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +21
Contract jobs citing Swing 76 109 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.79% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 70 61
Average daily rate
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£538 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £373 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £353 £339
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £19.17 -
% change year-on-year
+95.61% -
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
14404 13723 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 29.11% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9703 9113 8591
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 248 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -43 49 £550 - 11
South East -15 13 £285 - 5
North West -6 8 £375 +37.61% 1
East of England -27 2 £350 -25.33% 1
South West - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Swing
UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 127 (99.22%) Java
2 51 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (32.03%) Web Services
4 38 (29.69%) HTML
5 35 (27.34%) Spring
6 31 (24.22%) OO
6 31 (24.22%) Relational Database
7 29 (22.66%) Linux
8 28 (21.88%) XML
9 27 (21.09%) Banking
10 26 (20.31%) Finance
11 25 (19.53%) JBoss
12 24 (18.75%) Hibernate
12 24 (18.75%) TDD
12 24 (18.75%) Software Engineering
12 24 (18.75%) Multithreading
13 23 (17.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (17.97%) CSS
14 22 (17.19%) Oracle
14 22 (17.19%) TIBCO
14 22 (17.19%) Subversion
15 21 (16.41%) Front Office
16 20 (15.63%) SQL
16 20 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (14.84%) jQuery
17 19 (14.84%) WebLogic
17 19 (14.84%) UNIX
18 18 (14.06%) EJB
18 18 (14.06%) Sybase
18 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 25 (19.53%) JBoss
2 19 (14.84%) WebLogic
3 13 (10.16%) WebSphere
4 11 (8.59%) Confluence
5 6 (4.69%) Apache
5 6 (4.69%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.78%) Jetty
7 1 (0.78%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Office
2 5 (3.91%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) ION MarketView
1 8 (6.25%) RMDS
2 3 (2.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.78%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.22%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.59%) RDBMS
3 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.81%) Big Data
4 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.69%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.69%) Apache Accumulo
6 5 (3.91%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.13%) MS Access
8 3 (2.34%) Sybase ASE
8 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.34%) Sybase IQ
9 2 (1.56%) MySQL
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.56%) KDB
9 2 (1.56%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (17.19%) Subversion
2 16 (12.50%) JUnit
2 16 (12.50%) Maven
3 13 (10.16%) Eclipse
4 12 (9.38%) JIRA
5 11 (8.59%) TeamCity
5 11 (8.59%) Ant
6 7 (5.47%) CruiseControl
7 6 (4.69%) NetBeans
7 6 (4.69%) Eclipse RCP
8 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.56%) Selenium
10 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.78%) Gradle
11 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.78%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.78%) Log4j
General
1 27 (21.09%) Banking
2 26 (20.31%) Finance
3 21 (16.41%) Front Office
4 16 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.91%) Multimedia
6 4 (3.13%) Retail
6 4 (3.13%) Marketing
7 3 (2.34%) Advertising
7 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.56%) Electronics
8 2 (1.56%) Military
9 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.78%) French Language
9 1 (0.78%) German Language
9 1 (0.78%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Automotive
9 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (75.78%) Developer
2 75 (58.59%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.50%) Java Swing Developer
4 15 (11.72%) Software Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Programmer
9 4 (3.13%) Java Programmer
9 4 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) GUI Developer
9 4 (3.13%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Software Design Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) UI Programmer
10 3 (2.34%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.03%) Web Services
2 38 (29.69%) HTML
3 35 (27.34%) Spring
4 28 (21.88%) XML
5 24 (18.75%) Hibernate
6 23 (17.97%) CSS
7 19 (14.84%) jQuery
8 18 (14.06%) EJB
9 14 (10.94%) J2EE
9 14 (10.94%) JMS
10 13 (10.16%) JSF
11 12 (9.38%) Java EE
11 12 (9.38%) HTML5
12 10 (7.81%) JDBC
12 10 (7.81%) REST
12 10 (7.81%) WPF
13 9 (7.03%) EJB 3.0
14 8 (6.25%) Rendezvous
14 8 (6.25%) JavaFX
15 7 (5.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (13.28%) Computer Science
3 12 (9.38%) Derivative
3 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.59%) Fixed Income
5 8 (6.25%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.47%) Mathematics
6 7 (5.47%) Fat Client
6 7 (5.47%) Thin Client
7 5 (3.91%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (3.13%) Reference Data
8 4 (3.13%) Hedge funds
8 4 (3.13%) Open Source
8 4 (3.13%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (3.13%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.34%) FMCG
9 3 (2.34%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.56%) GIS
10 2 (1.56%) Equities
10 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.66%) Linux
2 19 (14.84%) UNIX
3 10 (7.81%) Windows
4 5 (3.91%) Android
5 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (24.22%) OO
3 24 (18.75%) TDD
3 24 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 24 (18.75%) Multithreading
4 20 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (13.28%) UML
6 14 (10.94%) OOD
7 12 (9.38%) BDD
8 11 (8.59%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.03%) SOA
10 8 (6.25%) MVC
10 8 (6.25%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.47%) Low Latency
11 7 (5.47%) Automated Testing
11 7 (5.47%) Web Development
11 7 (5.47%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.47%) Scrum
12 6 (4.69%) Project Management
12 6 (4.69%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 127 (99.22%) Java
2 20 (15.63%) SQL
3 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.94%) C#
5 11 (8.59%) C++
6 9 (7.03%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.25%) C
8 4 (3.13%) VBA
9 2 (1.56%) XAML
9 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) PHP5
10 1 (0.78%) PHP
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.50%) Degree
3 13 (10.16%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) PhD
5 1 (0.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) QA
2 4 (3.13%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) CA LISA
1 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (17.19%) Oracle
1 22 (17.19%) TIBCO
2 18 (14.06%) Sybase
3 9 (7.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.25%) ION Trading
5 4 (3.13%) IBM
5 4 (3.13%) Google
6 2 (1.56%) webMethods
6 2 (1.56%) Software AG
6 2 (1.56%) GUPTA
6 2 (1.56%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.78%) Demandware
7 1 (0.78%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.78%) CA
7 1 (0.78%) CODA
7 1 (0.78%) Charles River