The table below looks at the statistics for Swing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swing over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 146 138 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Swing 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.063% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
868 839 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.95% 26.53% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 548 397
Average daily rate £369 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.28% +3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 15 15
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.80 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

Swing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Swing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Swing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Swing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Swing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Swing across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Swing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Swing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Swing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Swing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Gloucestershire -2 2 £550 -
Dorset - 2 £225 - 1
Swing
England

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) C
2 6 (54.55%) J2EE
3 5 (45.45%) JDBC
3 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
5 3 (27.27%) Subversion
5 3 (27.27%) JBoss
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) Sybase
5 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
5 3 (27.27%) EJB
5 3 (27.27%) GlassFish
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (27.27%) SWT
5 3 (27.27%) Eclipse RCP
5 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (18.18%) HTML5
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) People Management
6 2 (18.18%) Java EE
6 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD

Swing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
1 3 (27.27%) JBoss
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
1 3 (27.27%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 3 (27.27%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
1 8 (72.73%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Java Swing Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) J2EE
2 5 (45.45%) JDBC
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) EJB
3 3 (27.27%) SWT
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) Spring
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) Java EE
5 1 (9.09%) JNI
5 1 (9.09%) AWT
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) OO
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) C
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) PMP
3 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat