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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 522 508 418
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -90
Contract jobs citing Swing 57 43 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.092% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.33% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 80
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £333 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £439
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -24.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.84 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+29.72% -20.93%
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
13504 12995 12697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.24% 27.75% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9391 8465 8103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 279 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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
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 December 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 +23 43 £550 -4.34% 5
North West - 6 £400 - 1
South East -29 5 £280 -13.84% 7
East of England -11 1 - - 2
South West -27 1 £410 - 5
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Swing
UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Java
2 57 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (30.83%) Web Services
4 36 (27.07%) Linux
5 35 (26.32%) Spring
6 34 (25.56%) Oracle
6 34 (25.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (24.81%) HTML
8 32 (24.06%) Front Office
8 32 (24.06%) Relational Database
9 29 (21.80%) TIBCO
9 29 (21.80%) OO
10 28 (21.05%) UNIX
11 27 (20.30%) Hibernate
11 27 (20.30%) Banking
12 25 (18.80%) TDD
12 25 (18.80%) Multithreading
13 24 (18.05%) Finance
13 24 (18.05%) EJB
14 23 (17.29%) SQL
14 23 (17.29%) Derivative
15 21 (15.79%) JUnit
16 20 (15.04%) XML
16 20 (15.04%) Software Engineering
16 20 (15.04%) jQuery
17 19 (14.29%) JSF
18 18 (13.53%) Subversion
18 18 (13.53%) Sybase
18 18 (13.53%) J2EE
18 18 (13.53%) JBoss

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (13.53%) JBoss
2 11 (8.27%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.02%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.26%) GlassFish
5 6 (4.51%) Confluence
6 5 (3.76%) Apache
6 5 (3.76%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.75%) Jetty
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) MS Office
2 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) RMDS
1 9 (6.77%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.50%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.06%) Relational Database
2 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.27%) RDBMS
4 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.01%) Big Data
6 3 (2.26%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (2.26%) Sybase IQ
6 3 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.26%) Sybase ASE
6 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.50%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (15.79%) JUnit
2 18 (13.53%) Subversion
2 18 (13.53%) TeamCity
3 17 (12.78%) Ant
4 16 (12.03%) Eclipse
5 14 (10.53%) CruiseControl
6 11 (8.27%) Maven
7 8 (6.02%) Eclipse RCP
8 6 (4.51%) NetBeans
8 6 (4.51%) JIRA
9 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.75%) Log4j
12 1 (0.75%) Selenium
12 1 (0.75%) jMock
General
1 32 (24.06%) Front Office
2 27 (20.30%) Banking
3 24 (18.05%) Finance
4 14 (10.53%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.76%) Multimedia
6 4 (3.01%) Marketing
7 3 (2.26%) Retail
7 3 (2.26%) Advertising
8 2 (1.50%) Military
8 2 (1.50%) Electronics
8 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.75%) French Language
9 1 (0.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 106 (79.70%) Developer
2 92 (69.17%) Java Developer
3 22 (16.54%) Java Swing Developer
4 11 (8.27%) Software Engineer
5 8 (6.02%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (4.51%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (4.51%) Programmer
7 5 (3.76%) Web Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Java Programmer
8 4 (3.01%) GUI Developer
8 4 (3.01%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.01%) UI Programmer
8 4 (3.01%) Software Design Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Design Engineer
9 3 (2.26%) Tester
9 3 (2.26%) Android Developer
9 3 (2.26%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (30.83%) Web Services
2 35 (26.32%) Spring
3 33 (24.81%) HTML
4 27 (20.30%) Hibernate
5 24 (18.05%) EJB
6 20 (15.04%) XML
6 20 (15.04%) jQuery
7 19 (14.29%) JSF
8 18 (13.53%) J2EE
9 16 (12.03%) CSS
9 16 (12.03%) JDBC
10 13 (9.77%) HTML5
11 11 (8.27%) WPF
12 9 (6.77%) JavaFX
12 9 (6.77%) Rendezvous
13 8 (6.02%) SWT
13 8 (6.02%) RESTful
14 7 (5.26%) REST
14 7 (5.26%) EJB 3.0
14 7 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (25.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (17.29%) Derivative
3 16 (12.03%) Computer Science
4 12 (9.02%) Fixed Income
5 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.77%) Algorithms
6 8 (6.02%) Mathematics
7 7 (5.26%) Fat Client
7 7 (5.26%) Thin Client
8 6 (4.51%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (3.01%) Hedge funds
10 4 (3.01%) Data Structures
10 4 (3.01%) Reference Data
11 3 (2.26%) Market Risk
11 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
11 3 (2.26%) Open Source
12 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.75%) Physics
13 1 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.07%) Linux
2 28 (21.05%) UNIX
3 12 (9.02%) Windows
4 7 (5.26%) Android
5 4 (3.01%) Windows NT
6 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.80%) OO
3 25 (18.80%) TDD
3 25 (18.80%) Multithreading
4 20 (15.04%) Software Engineering
5 13 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (9.77%) BDD
6 11 (8.27%) UML
6 11 (8.27%) OOD
7 9 (6.77%) E-Commerce
8 7 (5.26%) MVC
8 7 (5.26%) SOA
8 7 (5.26%) Automated Testing
8 7 (5.26%) Web Development
8 7 (5.26%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.51%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.76%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.01%) Validation
11 4 (3.01%) Scrum
11 4 (3.01%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 133 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (17.29%) SQL
3 15 (11.28%) C#
4 12 (9.02%) C++
5 11 (8.27%) C
6 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.50%) VBA
8 2 (1.50%) XAML
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Degree
1 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.76%) Sun Certification
3 5 (3.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) PhD
4 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
Vendors
1 34 (25.56%) Oracle
2 29 (21.80%) TIBCO
3 18 (13.53%) Sybase
4 9 (6.77%) ION Trading
5 7 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.01%) Sun
6 4 (3.01%) Google
7 3 (2.26%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.50%) Software AG
8 2 (1.50%) GUPTA
8 2 (1.50%) webMethods
9 1 (0.75%) Demandware
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