The table below looks at the statistics for Swing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Swing (Java)
Rank 248 253 227
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Contract jobs citing Swing 10 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.011% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.043% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate £363 - £331
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £410 £331
% change year-on-year
-11.58% +23.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.50 £32.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -19.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £32.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+23.84% -19.75%
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2183 2314 2024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.61% 24.41% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1330 1098
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 64
Average hourly rate £46.25 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £44.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

Swing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Swing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Swing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Swing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Swing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Swing across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Swing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Swing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Swing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Swing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Kent - 5 £400 -
Surrey - 3 £350 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Eclipse
3 6 (42.86%) NetBeans
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) JBoss
5 4 (28.57%) Spring
5 4 (28.57%) Java EE
6 3 (21.43%) JavaFX
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
6 3 (21.43%) HTML5
6 3 (21.43%) MapReduce
6 3 (21.43%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
6 3 (21.43%) PuTTY
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Ajax
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Python
6 3 (21.43%) LDAP
6 3 (21.43%) Java RMI
6 3 (21.43%) ISEB
6 3 (21.43%) Tcl

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (35.71%) JBoss
2 2 (14.29%) GlassFish
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
1 3 (21.43%) PuTTY
2 2 (14.29%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (14.29%) DVB
2 2 (14.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Apache Accumulo
1 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) mvBase
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) OpenQM
3 1 (7.14%) UniData
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Eclipse
1 6 (42.86%) NetBeans
2 2 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Java Swing Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Java Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Linux Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Unix Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Java EE
1 4 (28.57%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) Ajax
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) HTML5
2 3 (21.43%) Java RMI
2 3 (21.43%) JavaFX
2 3 (21.43%) JSP
2 3 (21.43%) Servlets
2 3 (21.43%) XSL
2 3 (21.43%) XSLT
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) PrimeFaces
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) Spring Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XHTML
3 2 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
1 3 (21.43%) MapReduce
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
1 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
1 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
2 2 (14.29%) SysML
2 2 (14.29%) UML
2 2 (14.29%) XML Parsing
3 1 (7.14%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) Tcl
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco