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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 366 332 317
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -15
Contract jobs citing Swing 48 99 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 1.25% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 67 80
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
7424 7911 7777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.51% 31.63% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5184 5719 5519
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 75
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.42 £15.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £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 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 29 August 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 29 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
City of London +6 14 £600 +4.34% 3
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 86 (97.73%) Java
2 36 (40.91%) Banking
3 35 (39.77%) SQL
4 31 (35.23%) Multithreading
5 28 (31.82%) J2EE
6 27 (30.68%) UML
7 26 (29.55%) Investment Banking
8 25 (28.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (22.73%) JBoss
10 20 (22.73%) Sybase
10 20 (22.73%) HTML
10 20 (22.73%) WebLogic
11 19 (21.59%) UNIX
12 18 (20.45%) Linux
12 18 (20.45%) MS Office
12 18 (20.45%) Finance
12 18 (20.45%) Low Latency
12 18 (20.45%) Relational Database
13 17 (19.32%) Web Services
14 16 (18.18%) JMS
15 15 (17.05%) E-Commerce
15 15 (17.05%) CSS
15 15 (17.05%) Spring
15 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (17.05%) TDD
16 14 (15.91%) Maven
16 14 (15.91%) XML
16 14 (15.91%) Oracle
17 13 (14.77%) JUnit

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (22.73%) WebLogic
2 13 (14.77%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.82%) Confluence
4 4 (4.55%) GlassFish
4 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.14%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (20.45%) MS Office
2 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (5.68%) ION MarketView
2 5 (5.68%) RMDS
3 2 (2.27%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.45%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.95%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.55%) MySQL
4 4 (4.55%) MS Access
5 3 (3.41%) Sybase IQ
5 3 (3.41%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (2.27%) KDB
6 2 (2.27%) Big Data
6 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) Maven
2 13 (14.77%) JUnit
3 12 (13.64%) Subversion
4 9 (10.23%) JIRA
4 9 (10.23%) TeamCity
5 8 (9.09%) Ant
6 6 (6.82%) ProC
6 6 (6.82%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (5.68%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.55%) CruiseControl
8 4 (4.55%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.14%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.14%) Log4j
10 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.14%) Mockito
10 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (40.91%) Banking
2 26 (29.55%) Investment Banking
3 18 (20.45%) Finance
4 12 (13.64%) Front Office
5 8 (9.09%) Retail
6 3 (3.41%) Marketing
6 3 (3.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (67.05%) Developer
2 50 (56.82%) Java Developer
3 13 (14.77%) Java Swing Developer
4 8 (9.09%) Consultant
4 8 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.55%) GUI Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.82%) J2EE
2 20 (22.73%) HTML
3 17 (19.32%) Web Services
4 16 (18.18%) JMS
5 15 (17.05%) Spring
5 15 (17.05%) CSS
6 14 (15.91%) XML
7 13 (14.77%) Hibernate
8 11 (12.50%) Java EE
9 9 (10.23%) EJB
10 8 (9.09%) REST
11 7 (7.95%) HTML5
11 7 (7.95%) WPF
12 6 (6.82%) Ajax
12 6 (6.82%) JSP
13 5 (5.68%) Struts
13 5 (5.68%) Rendezvous
13 5 (5.68%) GWT
13 5 (5.68%) jQuery
13 5 (5.68%) JDO
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (9.09%) Derivative
2 8 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 6 (6.82%) Data Conversion
4 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.41%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.41%) Market Risk
5 3 (3.41%) Open Source
6 2 (2.27%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.27%) FMCG
6 2 (2.27%) Equities
7 1 (1.14%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.14%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.14%) Physics
7 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.14%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) UNIX
2 18 (20.45%) Linux
3 11 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) AIX
4 1 (1.14%) HPUX
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
4 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) Multithreading
2 27 (30.68%) UML
3 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (20.45%) Low Latency
5 15 (17.05%) E-Commerce
5 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (17.05%) TDD
6 13 (14.77%) OO
7 12 (13.64%) Data Modelling
8 9 (10.23%) Investment Management
9 8 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.95%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.82%) Time Management
11 6 (6.82%) BDD
11 6 (6.82%) Fund Management
11 6 (6.82%) MVC
12 5 (5.68%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (5.68%) Project Management
12 5 (5.68%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 86 (97.73%) Java
2 35 (39.77%) SQL
3 12 (13.64%) T-SQL
4 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.95%) C#
7 6 (6.82%) C++
7 6 (6.82%) VBA
7 6 (6.82%) C
7 6 (6.82%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.27%) XAML
9 2 (2.27%) PHP5
10 1 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Sybase
1 20 (22.73%) JBoss
2 14 (15.91%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) TIBCO
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.68%) IBM
5 5 (5.68%) ION Trading
6 3 (3.41%) GUPTA
7 2 (2.27%) Green Hat
8 1 (1.14%) Charles River
8 1 (1.14%) CA
8 1 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago