The table below looks at the statistics for Swing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swing over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 380 322 360
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +38
Contract jobs citing Swing 48 98 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 1.25% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 66 46
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £19.17 -
% change year-on-year
+95.61% -
Swing
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7469 7851 7505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.32% 30.99% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5488 5718 5331
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 48 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £59.87 £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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Swing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Swing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Swing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Swing across the London region.

Swing Daily Rate Trend in London

Swing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Swing across the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Swing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Swing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Swing across the London region.

Swing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Swing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing within the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
City of London +4 11 £600 +23.07% 3
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 81 (98.78%) Java
2 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.93%) Banking
4 24 (29.27%) Finance
4 24 (29.27%) HTML
5 23 (28.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (26.83%) Multithreading
7 21 (25.61%) Web Services
8 20 (24.39%) CSS
8 20 (24.39%) Linux
8 20 (24.39%) Front Office
8 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (23.17%) Relational Database
10 17 (20.73%) JBoss
10 17 (20.73%) Sybase
11 16 (19.51%) OO
11 16 (19.51%) TDD
11 16 (19.51%) Investment Banking
12 15 (18.29%) WebLogic
13 14 (17.07%) UML
13 14 (17.07%) Spring
14 13 (15.85%) UNIX
14 13 (15.85%) JUnit
14 13 (15.85%) XML
14 13 (15.85%) SQL
15 12 (14.63%) JMS
15 12 (14.63%) Maven
16 11 (13.41%) Fixed Income
16 11 (13.41%) TIBCO
16 11 (13.41%) C#

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 17 (20.73%) JBoss
2 15 (18.29%) WebLogic
3 11 (13.41%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.10%) Confluence
5 4 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (4.88%) GlassFish
5 4 (4.88%) Apache
5 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) MS Office
2 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (9.76%) RMDS
1 8 (9.76%) ION MarketView
2 3 (3.66%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) Relational Database
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.10%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.88%) MS Access
5 3 (3.66%) Sybase IQ
5 3 (3.66%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (2.44%) KDB
6 2 (2.44%) Big Data
6 2 (2.44%) MySQL
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (15.85%) JUnit
2 12 (14.63%) Maven
3 11 (13.41%) TeamCity
4 10 (12.20%) Ant
5 9 (10.98%) Subversion
6 7 (8.54%) CruiseControl
7 6 (7.32%) JIRA
7 6 (7.32%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.88%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.22%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.22%) Log4j
10 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (32.93%) Banking
2 24 (29.27%) Finance
3 20 (24.39%) Front Office
4 16 (19.51%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.88%) Marketing
6 3 (3.66%) Retail
6 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (74.39%) Developer
2 45 (54.88%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Java Swing Developer
4 8 (9.76%) Web Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) UI Programmer
6 4 (4.88%) GUI Developer
6 4 (4.88%) UI Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Programmer
7 3 (3.66%) Tester
7 3 (3.66%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Magento Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Java Programmer
8 2 (2.44%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Architect
8 2 (2.44%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (29.27%) HTML
2 21 (25.61%) Web Services
3 20 (24.39%) CSS
4 14 (17.07%) Spring
5 13 (15.85%) XML
6 12 (14.63%) JMS
7 10 (12.20%) HTML5
7 10 (12.20%) REST
8 9 (10.98%) WPF
8 9 (10.98%) Hibernate
9 8 (9.76%) Rendezvous
9 8 (9.76%) Java EE
9 8 (9.76%) J2EE
9 8 (9.76%) JavaFX
10 7 (8.54%) RESTful
10 7 (8.54%) JDBC
11 6 (7.32%) JSP
11 6 (7.32%) EJB
11 6 (7.32%) SOAP
11 6 (7.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (13.41%) Fixed Income
2 11 (13.41%) Derivative
3 10 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.54%) Thin Client
4 7 (8.54%) Fat Client
5 5 (6.10%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.88%) Reference Data
6 4 (4.88%) Hedge funds
7 3 (3.66%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (3.66%) Market Risk
7 3 (3.66%) FMCG
7 3 (3.66%) Open Source
8 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.44%) Equities
9 1 (1.22%) Physics
9 1 (1.22%) Pharmacovigilance
9 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.39%) Linux
2 13 (15.85%) UNIX
3 9 (10.98%) Windows
4 1 (1.22%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.83%) Multithreading
3 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (19.51%) TDD
4 16 (19.51%) OO
5 14 (17.07%) UML
6 10 (12.20%) BDD
7 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
8 7 (8.54%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.54%) Low Latency
8 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Investment Management
9 6 (7.32%) OOD
9 6 (7.32%) MVC
10 5 (6.10%) Project Management
10 5 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (6.10%) Web Development
11 4 (4.88%) Fund Management
11 4 (4.88%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 81 (98.78%) Java
2 13 (15.85%) SQL
3 11 (13.41%) C#
4 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.98%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.88%) VBA
7 2 (2.44%) C++
7 2 (2.44%) XAML
8 1 (1.22%) PHP5
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.66%) Degree
4 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 4 (4.88%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.22%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) Sybase
2 11 (13.41%) TIBCO
3 8 (9.76%) ION Trading
4 4 (4.88%) IBM
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.88%) Google
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (2.44%) GUPTA
6 1 (1.22%) Charles River
6 1 (1.22%) CA
6 1 (1.22%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.22%) Green Hat