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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 264 230 203
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -27
Contract jobs citing Swing 2 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.090% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.083% 0.39% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£288 £381 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.59% +19.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2424 2048 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.73% 23.13% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 1138 911
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 57 92
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.55 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £41.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 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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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
Hampshire -17 1 £288 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Subversion
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) J2SE
3 5 (62.50%) Java RMI
3 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) OOD
4 4 (50.00%) OO
5 3 (37.50%) C
5 3 (37.50%) C++
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) JUnit
5 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
5 3 (37.50%) Software AG
5 3 (37.50%) webMethods
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) BPMN
5 3 (37.50%) Apache Axis
6 2 (25.00%) Workflow
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) Java SE
7 1 (12.50%) NetBeans
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) XSD
7 1 (12.50%) UNIX

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Subversion
2 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
4 1 (12.50%) NetBeans
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Java Developer
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) J2SE
1 5 (62.50%) Java RMI
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Axis
2 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (12.50%) JNI
3 1 (12.50%) Java SE
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SOA
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) OOD
3 3 (37.50%) BPMN
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Software AG
1 3 (37.50%) webMethods
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft