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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 353 372 334
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -38
Contract jobs citing Swing 49 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.48% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 42
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £485 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
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
6364 6665 6048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.76% 29.75% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4598 4750 4433
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £293 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 43 50
Average hourly rate £27.37 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.40 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £49.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 March 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 March 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 +24 19 £563 +4.65% 4
Canary Wharf - 2 £625 -
Mayfair - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 86 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (43.02%) SQL
3 33 (38.37%) Oracle
4 32 (37.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 30 (34.88%) UNIX
6 29 (33.72%) Linux
7 25 (29.07%) Ant
7 25 (29.07%) Front Office
8 24 (27.91%) Derivative
9 21 (24.42%) Finance
9 21 (24.42%) Spring
10 20 (23.26%) JBoss
11 18 (20.93%) Maven
11 18 (20.93%) JDBC
11 18 (20.93%) Web Services
11 18 (20.93%) J2EE
12 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
12 17 (19.77%) TeamCity
12 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
13 16 (18.60%) JUnit
13 16 (18.60%) XML
13 16 (18.60%) CruiseControl
14 15 (17.44%) Banking
14 15 (17.44%) Hibernate
14 15 (17.44%) WebLogic
14 15 (17.44%) Eclipse
15 13 (15.12%) UML
15 13 (15.12%) Multithreading
16 12 (13.95%) Struts

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (23.26%) JBoss
2 15 (17.44%) WebLogic
3 11 (12.79%) WebSphere
4 10 (11.63%) GlassFish
5 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.16%) Apache
7 1 (1.16%) Confluence
7 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.16%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) RMDS
1 1 (1.16%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
2 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.30%) MySQL
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.16%) KDB
5 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (29.07%) Ant
2 18 (20.93%) Maven
3 17 (19.77%) TeamCity
4 16 (18.60%) CruiseControl
4 16 (18.60%) JUnit
5 15 (17.44%) Eclipse
6 10 (11.63%) Eclipse RCP
7 7 (8.14%) NetBeans
7 7 (8.14%) Subversion
8 6 (6.98%) ClearQuest
8 6 (6.98%) TortoiseSVN
8 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.16%) Gradle
9 1 (1.16%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 25 (29.07%) Front Office
2 21 (24.42%) Finance
3 15 (17.44%) Banking
4 7 (8.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 64 (74.42%) Developer
2 59 (68.60%) Java Developer
3 19 (22.09%) Java Swing Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Programmer
5 7 (8.14%) Java Programmer
6 5 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Tester
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Development Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Software Development Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.33%) Analyst Programmer
10 1 (1.16%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.16%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.16%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.16%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) Spring
2 18 (20.93%) J2EE
2 18 (20.93%) JDBC
2 18 (20.93%) Web Services
3 16 (18.60%) XML
4 15 (17.44%) Hibernate
5 12 (13.95%) Struts
6 11 (12.79%) EJB
6 11 (12.79%) HTML
7 10 (11.63%) XSLT
7 10 (11.63%) SWT
8 9 (10.47%) JAXB
8 9 (10.47%) Java EE
9 8 (9.30%) SOAP
9 8 (9.30%) WPF
10 6 (6.98%) Middleware
11 5 (5.81%) JSF
11 5 (5.81%) Grails
12 4 (4.65%) Ajax
12 4 (4.65%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (37.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (27.91%) Derivative
3 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.65%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.65%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.16%) Open Source
8 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.88%) UNIX
2 29 (33.72%) Linux
3 9 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.98%) Windows
5 3 (3.49%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.12%) UML
2 13 (15.12%) Multithreading
3 10 (11.63%) OO
4 8 (9.30%) E-Commerce
4 8 (9.30%) Risk Management
5 6 (6.98%) Waterfall
5 6 (6.98%) Change Management
5 6 (6.98%) RUP
5 6 (6.98%) TDD
6 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.49%) Validation
7 3 (3.49%) Low Latency
7 3 (3.49%) Web Development
8 2 (2.33%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.33%) MVC
8 2 (2.33%) Market Making
8 2 (2.33%) BDD
8 2 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.33%) Straight-Through Processing
Programming Languages
1 86 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (43.02%) SQL
3 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.63%) C#
5 6 (6.98%) C++
6 5 (5.81%) Groovy
7 4 (4.65%) C
7 4 (4.65%) XQuery
8 3 (3.49%) Perl
9 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) DV Cleared
1 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) Sun Certification
3 5 (5.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
Vendors
1 33 (38.37%) Oracle
2 12 (13.95%) Sybase
3 9 (10.47%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.98%) Sun
5 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.65%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.16%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.16%) Google
6 1 (1.16%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
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