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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 350 371 293
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -78
Contract jobs citing Swing 45 16 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.073% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 0.25% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 10 61
Average daily rate
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£563 £563 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £410 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £604 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+24.61% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +8.97%
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
6240 6395 6135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.73% 29.28% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4672 4576 4470
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 54 58
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +68.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £77.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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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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 +36 24 £606 +1.04% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 90 (100.00%) Java
2 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (47.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (40.00%) Front Office
4 31 (34.44%) Linux
5 30 (33.33%) Derivative
6 27 (30.00%) UNIX
7 26 (28.89%) Ant
7 26 (28.89%) Banking
8 25 (27.78%) JUnit
8 25 (27.78%) TeamCity
9 21 (23.33%) Relational Database
9 21 (23.33%) JDBC
9 21 (23.33%) CruiseControl
9 21 (23.33%) Finance
10 20 (22.22%) SQL
11 19 (21.11%) Oracle
11 19 (21.11%) Web Services
11 19 (21.11%) Multithreading
12 18 (20.00%) HTML
13 16 (17.78%) TDD
13 16 (17.78%) Sybase
14 14 (15.56%) CSS
15 13 (14.44%) JBoss
15 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
15 13 (14.44%) C#
15 13 (14.44%) TIBCO
15 13 (14.44%) Investment Banking
16 12 (13.33%) Maven
16 12 (13.33%) Fixed Income

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 13 (14.44%) JBoss
2 8 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.89%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.89%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.78%) GlassFish
4 4 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.44%) Apache
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.00%) ION MarketView
1 9 (10.00%) RMDS
2 1 (1.11%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.33%) Relational Database
2 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.44%) MySQL
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Navigator
4 3 (3.33%) Sybase IQ
4 3 (3.33%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (28.89%) Ant
2 25 (27.78%) JUnit
2 25 (27.78%) TeamCity
3 21 (23.33%) CruiseControl
4 12 (13.33%) Maven
5 10 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 8 (8.89%) Subversion
7 7 (7.78%) Eclipse RCP
8 4 (4.44%) NetBeans
9 3 (3.33%) ClearQuest
9 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.11%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.11%) Log4j
11 1 (1.11%) JIRA
11 1 (1.11%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (40.00%) Front Office
2 26 (28.89%) Banking
3 21 (23.33%) Finance
4 13 (14.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 76 (84.44%) Developer
2 67 (74.44%) Java Developer
3 18 (20.00%) Java Swing Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Programmer
5 5 (5.56%) Tester
5 5 (5.56%) Java Programmer
6 4 (4.44%) UI Programmer
6 4 (4.44%) UI Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.22%) Android Developer
7 2 (2.22%) Xamarin Developer
7 2 (2.22%) GUI Developer
7 2 (2.22%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (2.22%) Architect
7 2 (2.22%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.11%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.33%) JDBC
2 19 (21.11%) Web Services
3 18 (20.00%) HTML
4 14 (15.56%) CSS
5 11 (12.22%) Spring
5 11 (12.22%) WPF
6 10 (11.11%) J2EE
6 10 (11.11%) XML
6 10 (11.11%) HTML5
7 9 (10.00%) JavaFX
7 9 (10.00%) Rendezvous
7 9 (10.00%) Hibernate
8 8 (8.89%) EJB
8 8 (8.89%) RESTful
9 7 (7.78%) SWT
10 6 (6.67%) JSON
11 5 (5.56%) JSP
11 5 (5.56%) SOAP
11 5 (5.56%) JSF
12 4 (4.44%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 43 (47.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (33.33%) Derivative
3 12 (13.33%) Fixed Income
4 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.78%) Thin Client
6 7 (7.78%) Fat Client
7 6 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 6 (6.67%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (4.44%) Reference Data
8 4 (4.44%) Open Source
9 3 (3.33%) Market Risk
10 2 (2.22%) Hedge funds
10 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
10 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
11 1 (1.11%) Equities
11 1 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) Linux
2 27 (30.00%) UNIX
3 8 (8.89%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.33%) Windows NT
6 2 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.11%) Multithreading
3 16 (17.78%) TDD
4 12 (13.33%) OO
4 12 (13.33%) BDD
5 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.78%) UML
6 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.56%) Web Development
7 5 (5.56%) Low Latency
8 4 (4.44%) Change Management
9 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.33%) OOD
9 3 (3.33%) RUP
9 3 (3.33%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.33%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.22%) Straight-Through Processing
10 2 (2.22%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 90 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (22.22%) SQL
3 13 (14.44%) C#
4 10 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.44%) Groovy
6 4 (4.44%) C
6 4 (4.44%) XQuery
7 3 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) Sun Certification
4 3 (3.33%) Degree
5 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) Oracle
2 16 (17.78%) Sybase
3 13 (14.44%) TIBCO
4 9 (10.00%) ION Trading
5 4 (4.44%) Google
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.44%) Sun
6 2 (2.22%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago