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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 375 324 343
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +19
Contract jobs citing Swing 40 104 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 1.32% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 68 71
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +7.14%
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
7308 7875 7778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.35% 31.42% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5235 5674 5457
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 51 67
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.90 £42.50
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 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 17 September 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 17 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
City of London +6 10 £613 +6.52% 5
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 79 (97.53%) Java
2 34 (41.98%) Banking
3 30 (37.04%) Multithreading
4 25 (30.86%) UML
5 24 (29.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 24 (29.63%) SQL
5 24 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (29.63%) Investment Banking
6 20 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (23.46%) Relational Database
7 19 (23.46%) WebLogic
7 19 (23.46%) HTML
7 19 (23.46%) Linux
7 19 (23.46%) JBoss
8 18 (22.22%) J2EE
8 18 (22.22%) Sybase
9 17 (20.99%) Finance
10 16 (19.75%) Web Services
11 15 (18.52%) CSS
11 15 (18.52%) JMS
11 15 (18.52%) Front Office
11 15 (18.52%) Low Latency
12 14 (17.28%) Spring
12 14 (17.28%) Maven
12 14 (17.28%) TDD
12 14 (17.28%) OO
12 14 (17.28%) JUnit
13 13 (16.05%) UNIX
14 12 (14.81%) MS Office
14 12 (14.81%) T-SQL

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 19 (23.46%) WebLogic
2 12 (14.81%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.41%) Confluence
4 4 (4.94%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.70%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.23%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) MS Office
2 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) ION MarketView
1 5 (6.17%) RMDS
2 2 (2.47%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.64%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.94%) MS Access
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.94%) MySQL
4 3 (3.70%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (3.70%) Sybase IQ
5 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.47%) Big Data
5 2 (2.47%) KDB
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Maven
1 14 (17.28%) JUnit
2 12 (14.81%) Subversion
3 9 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 9 (11.11%) Ant
4 8 (9.88%) JIRA
5 5 (6.17%) CruiseControl
6 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.70%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.23%) Log4j
9 1 (1.23%) IntelliJ
General
1 34 (41.98%) Banking
2 24 (29.63%) Investment Banking
3 17 (20.99%) Finance
4 15 (18.52%) Front Office
5 4 (4.94%) Marketing
6 3 (3.70%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.47%) Retail
8 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (70.37%) Developer
2 48 (59.26%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.28%) Java Swing Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.94%) GUI Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Architect
8 2 (2.47%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Tester
8 2 (2.47%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) HTML
2 18 (22.22%) J2EE
3 16 (19.75%) Web Services
4 15 (18.52%) CSS
4 15 (18.52%) JMS
5 14 (17.28%) Spring
6 12 (14.81%) Hibernate
7 11 (13.58%) Java EE
8 8 (9.88%) XML
8 8 (9.88%) EJB
8 8 (9.88%) REST
8 8 (9.88%) WPF
9 7 (8.64%) HTML5
10 6 (7.41%) JSP
10 6 (7.41%) Ajax
11 5 (6.17%) GWT
11 5 (6.17%) JavaFX
11 5 (6.17%) JPA
11 5 (6.17%) WebSockets
11 5 (6.17%) JDO
Miscellaneous
1 24 (29.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (12.35%) Derivative
3 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.64%) Fixed Income
5 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.94%) Thin Client
6 4 (4.94%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.94%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.70%) Market Risk
7 3 (3.70%) Open Source
8 2 (2.47%) Equities
8 2 (2.47%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.47%) FMCG
8 2 (2.47%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.23%) Physics
9 1 (1.23%) Pharmacovigilance
9 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.23%) User Experience
9 1 (1.23%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.46%) Linux
2 13 (16.05%) UNIX
3 11 (13.58%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) Multithreading
2 25 (30.86%) UML
3 24 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (24.69%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (18.52%) Low Latency
6 14 (17.28%) TDD
6 14 (17.28%) OO
7 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
8 9 (11.11%) Investment Management
8 9 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 8 (9.88%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.64%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.41%) MVC
11 6 (7.41%) BDD
11 6 (7.41%) Fund Management
12 5 (6.17%) Automated Testing
12 5 (6.17%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (6.17%) Project Management
12 5 (6.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 79 (97.53%) Java
2 24 (29.63%) SQL
3 12 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.88%) C#
5 6 (7.41%) VBA
6 3 (3.70%) PHP
7 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.47%) XAML
7 2 (2.47%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) JBoss
2 18 (22.22%) Sybase
3 7 (8.64%) Oracle
3 7 (8.64%) TIBCO
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.17%) ION Trading
5 5 (6.17%) IBM
6 3 (3.70%) GUPTA
7 2 (2.47%) Green Hat
8 1 (1.23%) CA
8 1 (1.23%) Charles River
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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