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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 504 450 461
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +11
Contract jobs citing Swing 74 119 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.84% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 74 94
Average daily rate
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£488 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £326 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
14224 14154 14704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 29.35% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9353 9292 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 247 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -47 40 £550 - 12
South East +8 13 £298 -33.88% 10
North West +4 12 £375 +37.61% 2
East of England -21 2 £400 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +1 1 £325 +3.17% 1
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
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UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 129 (98.47%) Java
2 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.24%) Web Services
4 36 (27.48%) Spring
5 34 (25.95%) Multithreading
6 33 (25.19%) Banking
6 33 (25.19%) HTML
7 32 (24.43%) SQL
8 31 (23.66%) Relational Database
9 27 (20.61%) Oracle
9 27 (20.61%) Linux
9 27 (20.61%) UML
9 27 (20.61%) OO
9 27 (20.61%) JBoss
10 26 (19.85%) Hibernate
10 26 (19.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 25 (19.08%) Finance
11 25 (19.08%) XML
11 25 (19.08%) Software Engineering
12 24 (18.32%) J2EE
13 23 (17.56%) WebLogic
13 23 (17.56%) Investment Banking
13 23 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (16.79%) Subversion
15 21 (16.03%) TDD
16 20 (15.27%) Maven
17 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
17 19 (14.50%) Sybase
17 19 (14.50%) EJB
17 19 (14.50%) CSS

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 23 (17.56%) WebLogic
2 14 (10.69%) WebSphere
2 14 (10.69%) Confluence
3 5 (3.82%) GlassFish
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (3.05%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.76%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.76%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (9.16%) MS Office
2 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.82%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) ION MarketView
1 6 (4.58%) RMDS
2 3 (2.29%) Magento
3 1 (0.76%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.66%) Relational Database
2 12 (9.16%) RDBMS
2 12 (9.16%) Big Data
3 8 (6.11%) Hadoop
3 8 (6.11%) Apache Accumulo
4 7 (5.34%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.34%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.05%) MS Access
6 4 (3.05%) MySQL
7 3 (2.29%) Sybase IQ
7 3 (2.29%) Sybase ASE
7 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.53%) KDB
8 2 (1.53%) JasperReports
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (16.79%) Subversion
2 20 (15.27%) Maven
3 17 (12.98%) JUnit
4 16 (12.21%) JIRA
5 10 (7.63%) Ant
6 9 (6.87%) Eclipse
6 9 (6.87%) TeamCity
7 6 (4.58%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.82%) NetBeans
8 5 (3.82%) CruiseControl
8 5 (3.82%) Eclipse RCP
9 3 (2.29%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.53%) Selenium
10 2 (1.53%) jMock
10 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.76%) Gradle
11 1 (0.76%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.76%) Log4j
11 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (25.19%) Banking
2 25 (19.08%) Finance
3 23 (17.56%) Investment Banking
4 16 (12.21%) Front Office
5 5 (3.82%) Multimedia
6 4 (3.05%) Marketing
7 3 (2.29%) Advertising
7 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.29%) Retail
8 2 (1.53%) Military
8 2 (1.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.76%) Automotive
9 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.76%) French Language
9 1 (0.76%) German Language
9 1 (0.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 98 (74.81%) Developer
2 83 (63.36%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.50%) Java Swing Developer
4 16 (12.21%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.34%) Software Developer
6 6 (4.58%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (4.58%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (4.58%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (3.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (3.82%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (3.05%) Software Design Engineer
8 4 (3.05%) GUI Developer
8 4 (3.05%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.05%) Design Engineer
9 3 (2.29%) Magento Developer
9 3 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.29%) Architect
9 3 (2.29%) Programme Manager
10 2 (1.53%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.24%) Web Services
2 36 (27.48%) Spring
3 33 (25.19%) HTML
4 26 (19.85%) Hibernate
5 25 (19.08%) XML
6 24 (18.32%) J2EE
7 19 (14.50%) EJB
7 19 (14.50%) CSS
8 17 (12.98%) JMS
8 17 (12.98%) jQuery
9 15 (11.45%) Java EE
10 12 (9.16%) JSF
11 11 (8.40%) EJB 3.0
11 11 (8.40%) REST
12 10 (7.63%) HTML5
12 10 (7.63%) JDBC
13 8 (6.11%) WPF
13 8 (6.11%) XSD
13 8 (6.11%) Kafka
14 7 (5.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.40%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.63%) Derivative
4 9 (6.87%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.58%) Open Source
6 5 (3.82%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.82%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.82%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.05%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.29%) FMCG
8 3 (2.29%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.53%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.53%) GIS
9 2 (1.53%) Equities
9 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.76%) User Experience
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.61%) Linux
2 18 (13.74%) UNIX
3 12 (9.16%) Windows
4 4 (3.05%) Android
5 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.95%) Multithreading
3 27 (20.61%) UML
3 27 (20.61%) OO
4 25 (19.08%) Software Engineering
5 23 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (16.03%) TDD
7 18 (13.74%) E-Commerce
8 14 (10.69%) Low Latency
9 12 (9.16%) OOD
10 10 (7.63%) Unit Testing
11 9 (6.87%) Investment Management
11 9 (6.87%) BDD
12 8 (6.11%) Scrum
12 8 (6.11%) MVC
12 8 (6.11%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.11%) SOA
12 8 (6.11%) Data Modelling
13 6 (4.58%) Automated Testing
13 6 (4.58%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (98.47%) Java
2 32 (24.43%) SQL
3 13 (9.92%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.16%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.63%) C#
6 8 (6.11%) C++
7 6 (4.58%) C
7 6 (4.58%) VBA
8 3 (2.29%) PHP
9 2 (1.53%) PHP5
9 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.53%) XAML
9 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.45%) Degree
3 13 (9.92%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.76%) PhD
6 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 27 (20.61%) Oracle
1 27 (20.61%) JBoss
2 19 (14.50%) Sybase
3 18 (13.74%) TIBCO
4 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.58%) ION Trading
6 5 (3.82%) IBM
7 3 (2.29%) GUPTA
8 2 (1.53%) webMethods
8 2 (1.53%) Software AG
8 2 (1.53%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.76%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.76%) CA
9 1 (0.76%) CODA
9 1 (0.76%) Charles River
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