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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 521 523 459
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -64
Contract jobs citing Swing 62 59 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 50
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £358
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
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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
13693 13713 11856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.10% 27.27% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8983 9024 7581
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 205 335
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.82 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +8 43 £525 -4.54% 5
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 3
South West +6 4 £473 +5.00%
North East - 4 - - 1
South East -16 1 £288 -25.80% 6
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Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Java
2 54 (46.55%) Oracle
3 46 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (38.79%) SQL
5 37 (31.90%) UNIX
6 36 (31.03%) Linux
7 34 (29.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (23.28%) Eclipse
8 27 (23.28%) Web Services
9 26 (22.41%) Spring
10 24 (20.69%) Relational Database
11 23 (19.83%) Front Office
11 23 (19.83%) Ant
12 22 (18.97%) HTML
12 22 (18.97%) JBoss
12 22 (18.97%) Finance
13 21 (18.10%) Hibernate
13 21 (18.10%) JavaScript
14 20 (17.24%) J2EE
14 20 (17.24%) XML
14 20 (17.24%) Derivative
15 19 (16.38%) Maven
15 19 (16.38%) C++
16 18 (15.52%) EJB
16 18 (15.52%) OO
16 18 (15.52%) Subversion
17 17 (14.66%) WebLogic
18 16 (13.79%) JDBC
18 16 (13.79%) MySQL
18 16 (13.79%) TeamCity

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (18.97%) JBoss
2 17 (14.66%) WebLogic
3 14 (12.07%) WebSphere
4 12 (10.34%) GlassFish
5 8 (6.90%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.86%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.86%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.79%) MySQL
3 15 (12.93%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.03%) SQL Navigator
4 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) KDB
6 1 (0.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (23.28%) Eclipse
2 23 (19.83%) Ant
3 19 (16.38%) Maven
4 18 (15.52%) Subversion
5 16 (13.79%) TeamCity
6 15 (12.93%) JUnit
6 15 (12.93%) NetBeans
7 14 (12.07%) CruiseControl
8 12 (10.34%) Eclipse RCP
9 6 (5.17%) ClearQuest
9 6 (5.17%) TortoiseSVN
9 6 (5.17%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.72%) jMock
11 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.72%) Gradle
12 1 (0.86%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.86%) ClearCase
General
1 23 (19.83%) Front Office
2 22 (18.97%) Finance
3 14 (12.07%) Banking
4 7 (6.03%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.45%) Retail
6 3 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Back Office
8 1 (0.86%) Advertising
8 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (70.69%) Developer
2 71 (61.21%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.97%) Java Swing Developer
4 10 (8.62%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (7.76%) Architect
6 6 (5.17%) Software Developer
6 6 (5.17%) Software Development Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Development Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Java Programmer
7 5 (4.31%) Programmer
8 4 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.45%) C++ Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.59%) Analyst
9 3 (2.59%) Tester
10 2 (1.72%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (1.72%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.28%) Web Services
2 26 (22.41%) Spring
3 22 (18.97%) HTML
4 21 (18.10%) Hibernate
5 20 (17.24%) J2EE
5 20 (17.24%) XML
6 18 (15.52%) EJB
7 16 (13.79%) JDBC
8 14 (12.07%) XSLT
9 12 (10.34%) Struts
9 12 (10.34%) SWT
10 10 (8.62%) SOAP
10 10 (8.62%) JSF
10 10 (8.62%) Java EE
11 9 (7.76%) JAXB
12 8 (6.90%) Middleware
12 8 (6.90%) JavaFX
13 7 (6.03%) jQuery
13 7 (6.03%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (6.03%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (29.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (17.24%) Derivative
3 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.90%) Visualisation
4 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.31%) Chemistry
5 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.31%) Life Science
6 4 (3.45%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.72%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.72%) Physics
7 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.86%) Open Source
8 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.90%) UNIX
2 36 (31.03%) Linux
3 10 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.76%) Windows
5 4 (3.45%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.52%) OO
3 15 (12.93%) Multithreading
4 12 (10.34%) UML
5 11 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
6 10 (8.62%) TDD
7 8 (6.90%) OOP
7 8 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 8 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 7 (6.03%) Machine Learning
8 7 (6.03%) Waterfall
8 7 (6.03%) Validation
9 6 (5.17%) RUP
9 6 (5.17%) Change Management
10 5 (4.31%) Functional Programming
10 5 (4.31%) Knowledge Discovery
10 5 (4.31%) SOA
11 4 (3.45%) PLM
11 4 (3.45%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 116 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (38.79%) SQL
3 21 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.38%) C++
5 15 (12.93%) C
6 14 (12.07%) Groovy
7 10 (8.62%) C#
8 7 (6.03%) Perl
9 6 (5.17%) Python
10 4 (3.45%) XQuery
11 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) DV Cleared
1 11 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.62%) Degree
3 7 (6.03%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) PMP
5 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (46.55%) Oracle
2 13 (11.21%) Sybase
3 11 (9.48%) TIBCO
4 10 (8.62%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.03%) Sun
7 4 (3.45%) Siemens
7 4 (3.45%) Tableau
8 3 (2.59%) Talarian
9 2 (1.72%) IBM
10 1 (0.86%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.86%) Software AG
10 1 (0.86%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.86%) webMethods
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