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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 502 444 420
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -24
Contract jobs citing Swing 77 108 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.76% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 69 115
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £54.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.95% +49.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £54.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-44.95% +49.31%
Swing
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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
13987 14142 14723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.94% 29.13% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9035 9265 9178
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
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 200 238 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -32 45 £550 - 13
South East +3 14 £310 -22.50% 12
North West +1 10 £356 +30.73% 2
East of England -16 2 £400 - 1
South West -30 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -1 1 £325 +3.17% 1
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Swing
UK

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 132 (98.51%) Java
2 46 (34.33%) SQL
3 39 (29.10%) Multithreading
4 38 (28.36%) Spring
5 37 (27.61%) J2EE
6 36 (26.87%) Banking
7 33 (24.63%) Web Services
8 32 (23.88%) UML
9 31 (23.13%) HTML
10 30 (22.39%) Oracle
11 29 (21.64%) Finance
11 29 (21.64%) Relational Database
12 28 (20.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (20.90%) Linux
12 28 (20.90%) JBoss
13 27 (20.15%) UNIX
13 27 (20.15%) Investment Banking
14 26 (19.40%) WebLogic
14 26 (19.40%) Hibernate
15 25 (18.66%) XML
16 24 (17.91%) Software Engineering
17 23 (17.16%) E-Commerce
17 23 (17.16%) Sybase
18 22 (16.42%) EJB
18 22 (16.42%) OO
18 22 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (15.67%) Maven
19 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
20 19 (14.18%) jQuery
20 19 (14.18%) Security Cleared

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (19.40%) WebLogic
2 15 (11.19%) WebSphere
3 14 (10.45%) Confluence
4 6 (4.48%) GlassFish
4 6 (4.48%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.49%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) Jetty
7 1 (0.75%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 18 (13.43%) MS Office
2 13 (9.70%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.24%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.24%) RMDS
3 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.49%) Magento
4 1 (0.75%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.64%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.96%) RDBMS
2 12 (8.96%) Big Data
3 8 (5.97%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.97%) Apache Accumulo
4 7 (5.22%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.22%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.99%) MySQL
5 4 (2.99%) MS Access
6 3 (2.24%) Sybase IQ
6 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.24%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (1.49%) KDB
8 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (15.67%) Maven
2 18 (13.43%) Subversion
3 17 (12.69%) JIRA
4 15 (11.19%) JUnit
5 9 (6.72%) Ant
5 9 (6.72%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.97%) Eclipse
7 7 (5.22%) ProC
7 7 (5.22%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (3.73%) Eclipse RCP
8 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.99%) CruiseControl
9 4 (2.99%) NetBeans
10 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.49%) Selenium
11 2 (1.49%) jMock
11 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.75%) Log4j
12 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.75%) Mockito
General
1 36 (26.87%) Banking
2 29 (21.64%) Finance
3 27 (20.15%) Investment Banking
4 12 (8.96%) Front Office
5 9 (6.72%) Retail
6 5 (3.73%) Multimedia
6 5 (3.73%) Marketing
7 4 (2.99%) Electronics
8 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.49%) Military
10 1 (0.75%) Advertising
10 1 (0.75%) Automotive
10 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.75%) Billing
10 1 (0.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 95 (70.90%) Developer
2 82 (61.19%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.18%) Java Swing Developer
4 16 (11.94%) Software Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Consultant
6 7 (5.22%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.22%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.22%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.22%) Oracle Consultant
7 6 (4.48%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (3.73%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Software Design Engineer
9 4 (2.99%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Design Engineer
10 3 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.24%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.36%) Spring
2 37 (27.61%) J2EE
3 33 (24.63%) Web Services
4 31 (23.13%) HTML
5 26 (19.40%) Hibernate
6 25 (18.66%) XML
7 22 (16.42%) EJB
8 19 (14.18%) jQuery
9 18 (13.43%) JMS
10 16 (11.94%) CSS
11 14 (10.45%) Java EE
12 13 (9.70%) EJB 3.0
13 10 (7.46%) JSF
13 10 (7.46%) REST
14 8 (5.97%) SOAP
14 8 (5.97%) XSD
14 8 (5.97%) Kafka
15 7 (5.22%) JDO
15 7 (5.22%) JDBC
15 7 (5.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (6.72%) Fixed Income
3 7 (5.22%) Data Conversion
4 6 (4.48%) Derivative
4 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.48%) Open Source
5 4 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.24%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.24%) Market Risk
6 3 (2.24%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.49%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.49%) FMCG
7 2 (1.49%) DTV
7 2 (1.49%) GIS
7 2 (1.49%) Equities
8 1 (0.75%) Physics
8 1 (0.75%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.90%) Linux
2 27 (20.15%) UNIX
3 11 (8.21%) Windows
4 4 (2.99%) Solaris
5 3 (2.24%) Android
6 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.49%) AIX
6 2 (1.49%) HPUX
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.10%) Multithreading
2 32 (23.88%) UML
3 24 (17.91%) Software Engineering
4 23 (17.16%) E-Commerce
5 22 (16.42%) OO
5 22 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (14.18%) Low Latency
8 18 (13.43%) TDD
9 14 (10.45%) Data Modelling
10 11 (8.21%) Investment Management
11 9 (6.72%) Scrum
11 9 (6.72%) OOD
11 9 (6.72%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.97%) BDD
12 8 (5.97%) MVC
12 8 (5.97%) Risk Management
13 6 (4.48%) Fund Management
13 6 (4.48%) Time Management
13 6 (4.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (98.51%) Java
2 46 (34.33%) SQL
3 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.45%) C++
4 14 (10.45%) T-SQL
5 12 (8.96%) C
6 9 (6.72%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.97%) PL/SQL
8 7 (5.22%) C#
9 6 (4.48%) VBA
10 3 (2.24%) PHP
11 2 (1.49%) PHP5
11 2 (1.49%) XAML
12 1 (0.75%) Delphi
12 1 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.46%) Degree
4 6 (4.48%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) MOM
2 1 (0.75%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 30 (22.39%) Oracle
2 28 (20.90%) JBoss
3 23 (17.16%) Sybase
4 16 (11.94%) TIBCO
5 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.73%) IBM
7 3 (2.24%) GUPTA
7 3 (2.24%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.49%) Green Hat
8 2 (1.49%) SAP
8 2 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.75%) CA
9 1 (0.75%) CODA
9 1 (0.75%) Charles River
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