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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 546 501 459
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -42
Contract jobs citing Swing 66 81 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.57% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 53 75
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -
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
15367 14266 14343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.50% 28.33% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10606 9191 9385
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 195 250
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 45 £525 -4.54% 8
South East -36 8 £345 +11.29% 3
East of England +9 5 £400 - 3
South West -2 4 £550 - 2
North East -25 2 £450 +104.54% 1
North West -39 2 £525 +47.36% 3
East Midlands - 1 £463 - 2
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UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Java
2 61 (51.26%) SQL
3 40 (33.61%) Oracle
4 39 (32.77%) Multithreading
5 32 (26.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 32 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (23.53%) Eclipse
7 27 (22.69%) UNIX
7 27 (22.69%) Linux
7 27 (22.69%) C
8 26 (21.85%) OO
8 26 (21.85%) E-Commerce
9 25 (21.01%) J2EE
9 25 (21.01%) Web Services
9 25 (21.01%) Spring
10 24 (20.17%) C++
11 22 (18.49%) Finance
12 19 (15.97%) XML
13 18 (15.13%) Banking
14 17 (14.29%) JDBC
14 17 (14.29%) Perl
15 15 (12.61%) UML
15 15 (12.61%) NetBeans
16 14 (11.76%) Subversion
16 14 (11.76%) PL/SQL
16 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
16 14 (11.76%) WebLogic
16 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
17 13 (10.92%) Relational Database
17 13 (10.92%) XSLT

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 14 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 12 (10.08%) JBoss
2 12 (10.08%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.88%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.68%) Apache
4 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.68%) SAS
5 1 (0.84%) Confluence
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Oracle BRM
2 6 (5.04%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) PaaS
2 1 (0.84%) GitHub
2 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.92%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.08%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.20%) MySQL
5 3 (2.52%) KDB
6 2 (1.68%) Big Data
6 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 28 (23.53%) Eclipse
2 15 (12.61%) NetBeans
3 14 (11.76%) Subversion
4 13 (10.92%) Maven
5 10 (8.40%) JUnit
6 6 (5.04%) Eclipse RCP
7 5 (4.20%) Gradle
7 5 (4.20%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.36%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 4 (3.36%) VisualAge
8 4 (3.36%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.84%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.84%) JIRA
10 1 (0.84%) jMock
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 18 (15.13%) Banking
3 11 (9.24%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.72%) Front Office
5 7 (5.88%) Retail Banking
5 7 (5.88%) Retail
5 7 (5.88%) Billing
6 5 (4.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (3.36%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.36%) Back Office
8 3 (2.52%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.68%) Advertising
10 1 (0.84%) Publishing
10 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (76.47%) Developer
2 62 (52.10%) Java Developer
3 33 (27.73%) Java Swing Developer
4 9 (7.56%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (7.56%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.88%) Architect
6 6 (5.04%) Software Developer
6 6 (5.04%) C++ Developer
6 6 (5.04%) Consultant
6 6 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.04%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.04%) Development Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) Software Development Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.36%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.36%) Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.01%) J2EE
1 25 (21.01%) Web Services
1 25 (21.01%) Spring
2 19 (15.97%) XML
3 17 (14.29%) JDBC
4 13 (10.92%) XSLT
4 13 (10.92%) Hibernate
5 12 (10.08%) HTML
6 11 (9.24%) EJB
7 9 (7.56%) XSL
8 8 (6.72%) Middleware
8 8 (6.72%) REST
9 7 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (5.88%) STL
9 7 (5.88%) Struts
10 6 (5.04%) SOAP
10 6 (5.04%) Ajax
10 6 (5.04%) SWT
10 6 (5.04%) JPA
10 6 (5.04%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.20%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.52%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.52%) Derivative
5 3 (2.52%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.52%) Physics
6 2 (1.68%) Chemistry
6 2 (1.68%) Life Science
7 1 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) UNIX
1 27 (22.69%) Linux
2 6 (5.04%) Windows
3 1 (0.84%) Solaris
3 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.77%) Multithreading
2 32 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (21.85%) OO
3 26 (21.85%) E-Commerce
4 15 (12.61%) UML
5 12 (10.08%) SOA
5 12 (10.08%) TDD
6 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.56%) SDLC
8 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.72%) Risk Management
8 8 (6.72%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (5.88%) OOP
9 7 (5.88%) Validation
9 7 (5.88%) Change Management
9 7 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.88%) Revenue Management
10 6 (5.04%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.04%) Use Case
10 6 (5.04%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 119 (100.00%) Java
2 61 (51.26%) SQL
3 27 (22.69%) C
4 24 (20.17%) C++
5 17 (14.29%) Perl
6 14 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 13 (10.92%) JavaScript
8 11 (9.24%) Shell Script
9 8 (6.72%) Groovy
10 4 (3.36%) C#
11 3 (2.52%) Python
12 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.24%) Degree
3 10 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.52%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.68%) PMP
6 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) GridGain
2 1 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (33.61%) Oracle
2 7 (5.88%) Sybase
3 6 (5.04%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.04%) Siemens
4 5 (4.20%) TIBCO
4 5 (4.20%) Tableau
5 4 (3.36%) Talarian
5 4 (3.36%) IBM
6 3 (2.52%) Sun
6 3 (2.52%) Google
7 1 (0.84%) Solace
7 1 (0.84%) GUPTA
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
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