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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 497 440 460
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +20
Contract jobs citing Swing 82 116 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.82% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 86
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£525 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £375 £331
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +13.20%
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
14186 14116 14821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.89% 29.26% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9399 9355 8977
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 229 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £17.69 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -33 51 £550 - 8
North West +2 12 £375 +37.61% 2
South East -9 12 £298 -41.95% 10
Yorkshire -9 1 £325 +0.77% 1
East of England -20 1 £350 -22.22% 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - -
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Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 133 (98.52%) Java
2 50 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (30.37%) Web Services
4 39 (28.89%) HTML
5 36 (26.67%) Spring
6 34 (25.19%) Multithreading
7 32 (23.70%) Relational Database
8 30 (22.22%) Banking
8 30 (22.22%) SQL
8 30 (22.22%) XML
9 29 (21.48%) Linux
9 29 (21.48%) Finance
10 28 (20.74%) OO
11 26 (19.26%) JBoss
11 26 (19.26%) Hibernate
11 26 (19.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (18.52%) CSS
12 25 (18.52%) Software Engineering
12 25 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (17.78%) Oracle
14 23 (17.04%) UML
14 23 (17.04%) TDD
15 22 (16.30%) Sybase
15 22 (16.30%) Subversion
16 21 (15.56%) TIBCO
17 20 (14.81%) WebLogic
17 20 (14.81%) Maven
17 20 (14.81%) Investment Banking
18 19 (14.07%) Security Cleared
18 19 (14.07%) J2EE

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 20 (14.81%) WebLogic
2 14 (10.37%) Confluence
3 12 (8.89%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.44%) Apache
5 5 (3.70%) GlassFish
6 4 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.74%) Jetty
8 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (8.89%) MS Office
2 7 (5.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) RMDS
1 8 (5.93%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.74%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.70%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.89%) Big Data
2 12 (8.89%) RDBMS
3 10 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.93%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.93%) Apache Accumulo
5 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (2.96%) MS Access
7 4 (2.96%) MySQL
8 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.22%) Sybase IQ
8 3 (2.22%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.48%) KDB
9 2 (1.48%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (16.30%) Subversion
2 20 (14.81%) Maven
3 18 (13.33%) JUnit
4 16 (11.85%) JIRA
5 11 (8.15%) Ant
6 10 (7.41%) TeamCity
6 10 (7.41%) Eclipse
7 6 (4.44%) CruiseControl
7 6 (4.44%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.70%) NetBeans
8 5 (3.70%) Eclipse RCP
9 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.48%) Selenium
10 2 (1.48%) jMock
11 1 (0.74%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.74%) Log4j
11 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.74%) Gradle
General
1 30 (22.22%) Banking
2 29 (21.48%) Finance
3 20 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 18 (13.33%) Front Office
5 5 (3.70%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.96%) Marketing
7 3 (2.22%) Retail
7 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.22%) Advertising
8 2 (1.48%) Military
8 2 (1.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.74%) Automotive
9 1 (0.74%) Billing
9 1 (0.74%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.74%) French Language
9 1 (0.74%) German Language
Job Titles
1 104 (77.04%) Developer
2 84 (62.22%) Java Developer
3 21 (15.56%) Java Swing Developer
4 16 (11.85%) Software Engineer
5 8 (5.93%) Web Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Software Design Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) UI Programmer
9 4 (2.96%) UI Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) GUI Developer
10 3 (2.22%) Magento Developer
10 3 (2.22%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.22%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (30.37%) Web Services
2 39 (28.89%) HTML
3 36 (26.67%) Spring
4 30 (22.22%) XML
5 26 (19.26%) Hibernate
6 25 (18.52%) CSS
7 19 (14.07%) J2EE
7 19 (14.07%) EJB
8 18 (13.33%) jQuery
9 17 (12.59%) JMS
10 15 (11.11%) Java EE
11 12 (8.89%) JSF
11 12 (8.89%) HTML5
11 12 (8.89%) REST
12 11 (8.15%) EJB 3.0
12 11 (8.15%) JDBC
13 9 (6.67%) JavaFX
14 8 (5.93%) WPF
14 8 (5.93%) Kafka
14 8 (5.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.89%) Fixed Income
3 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.67%) Derivative
5 7 (5.19%) Thin Client
5 7 (5.19%) Fat Client
5 7 (5.19%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.44%) Open Source
7 5 (3.70%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.96%) Reference Data
8 4 (2.96%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.96%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.22%) FMCG
9 3 (2.22%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.48%) GIS
10 2 (1.48%) Equities
10 2 (1.48%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.48%) Linux
2 19 (14.07%) UNIX
3 11 (8.15%) Windows
4 5 (3.70%) Android
5 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.19%) Multithreading
3 28 (20.74%) OO
4 25 (18.52%) Software Engineering
4 25 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (17.04%) TDD
5 23 (17.04%) UML
6 15 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 13 (9.63%) OOD
8 12 (8.89%) BDD
8 12 (8.89%) Low Latency
9 10 (7.41%) Unit Testing
10 8 (5.93%) Automated Testing
10 8 (5.93%) Investment Management
10 8 (5.93%) SOA
10 8 (5.93%) MVC
10 8 (5.93%) Scrum
11 7 (5.19%) Web Development
11 7 (5.19%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.44%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (98.52%) Java
2 30 (22.22%) SQL
3 17 (12.59%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.89%) C#
5 11 (8.15%) T-SQL
6 10 (7.41%) C++
7 7 (5.19%) C
8 6 (4.44%) VBA
9 3 (2.22%) PHP
10 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.48%) XAML
10 2 (1.48%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 19 (14.07%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.85%) Degree
3 13 (9.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.74%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 26 (19.26%) JBoss
2 24 (17.78%) Oracle
3 22 (16.30%) Sybase
4 21 (15.56%) TIBCO
5 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.93%) ION Trading
7 4 (2.96%) Google
7 4 (2.96%) IBM
8 2 (1.48%) Software AG
8 2 (1.48%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.48%) Green Hat
8 2 (1.48%) GUPTA
8 2 (1.48%) webMethods
9 1 (0.74%) Charles River
9 1 (0.74%) CA
9 1 (0.74%) CODA
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