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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 237 229 248
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs citing Swing 13 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.035% 0.075%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 0.13% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
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£285 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 - £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £353 £339
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £19.17 -
% change year-on-year
+95.61% -
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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
2293 2231 2404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.59% 25.95% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1305 1173
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 58 87
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £17.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
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 24 October 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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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
Surrey - 5 £280 - 4
M4 Corridor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) XML
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) OO
2 9 (47.37%) Subversion
2 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) OOD
5 6 (31.58%) XSD
5 6 (31.58%) Data Security
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) Spring
5 6 (31.58%) Hadoop
5 6 (31.58%) Confluence
5 6 (31.58%) Big Data
5 6 (31.58%) Kafka
5 6 (31.58%) Apache Accumulo
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
6 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (26.32%) JNI
6 5 (26.32%) Java SE
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) NetBeans
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 5 (26.32%) UNIX
6 5 (26.32%) C
6 5 (26.32%) C++
7 4 (21.05%) SOA
7 4 (21.05%) Eclipse

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (31.58%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Hadoop
1 6 (31.58%) Big Data
1 6 (31.58%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Subversion
2 6 (31.58%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) NetBeans
4 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
5 2 (10.53%) JUnit
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
1 2 (10.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
1 12 (63.16%) Java Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Design Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) XML
2 6 (31.58%) XSD
2 6 (31.58%) Spring
2 6 (31.58%) Kafka
3 5 (26.32%) JNI
3 5 (26.32%) Java SE
4 4 (21.05%) J2SE
4 4 (21.05%) Web Services
4 4 (21.05%) Java RMI
5 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
6 2 (10.53%) Apache Axis
7 1 (5.26%) Grails
7 1 (5.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) OO
2 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
3 7 (36.84%) OOD
4 6 (31.58%) Data Security
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) SOA
7 3 (15.79%) UML
8 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
8 2 (10.53%) BPMN
8 2 (10.53%) Workflow
9 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) C
2 5 (26.32%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Software AG
2 2 (10.53%) webMethods
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle