The table below looks at the statistics for Swing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swing over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Swing (Java)
Rank 585 571 569
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Swing 56 64 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.42% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 45
Median daily rate £525 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15383 15205 15053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 26.81% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10761 9852 9840
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 204 207
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

Swing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Swing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Swing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Swing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Swing within the UK.

Swing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Swing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Swing within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Swing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Swing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Swing within the UK.

Swing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Swing
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 51 £550 +22.22% 14
London -37 32 £600 +14.28% 4
South West +1 8 £550 +16.09%
Gloucestershire +9 7 £550 +16.09%
Tyne and Wear -32 6 £308 -
North East -35 6 £308 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 5 £304 -
City of London +25 4 £550 - 2
South East -9 3 £355 +23.47% 5
Aberdeen - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
Nottingham - 2 £450 -
Hampshire 0 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £310 -
Surrey - 1 £400 - 4
Bristol - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £400 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Swing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Swing.

1 95 (100.00%) Java
2 36 (37.89%) SQL
3 30 (31.58%) J2EE
4 29 (30.53%) Multithreading
5 28 (29.47%) HTML
5 28 (29.47%) Eclipse
6 27 (28.42%) XML
7 24 (25.26%) WebLogic
8 23 (24.21%) Spring
9 22 (23.16%) JBoss
10 21 (22.11%) JavaScript
11 20 (21.05%) Unix
11 20 (21.05%) Linux
12 19 (20.00%) XSLT
13 18 (18.95%) EJB
13 18 (18.95%) UML
13 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (18.95%) Finance
14 17 (17.89%) Web Services
14 17 (17.89%) C
14 17 (17.89%) E-Commerce
15 15 (15.79%) OO
15 15 (15.79%) Oracle
15 15 (15.79%) Subversion
15 15 (15.79%) Degree
15 15 (15.79%) HTML5
16 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
16 14 (14.74%) Banking
16 14 (14.74%) JSP
16 14 (14.74%) C++

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (25.26%) WebLogic
2 22 (23.16%) JBoss
3 12 (12.63%) GlassFish
4 10 (10.53%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) PTC Creo
1 1 (1.05%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Teamcenter
2 5 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (3.16%) BigMachines
3 3 (3.16%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) Internet
2 5 (5.26%) SSL
3 4 (4.21%) PuTTY
3 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.16%) LDAP
5 2 (2.11%) DVB
5 2 (2.11%) SNMP
6 1 (1.05%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) MySQL
3 4 (4.21%) Apache Accumulo
3 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.11%) KDB
4 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.05%) mvBase
5 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.05%) OpenQM
5 1 (1.05%) UniData
Development Applications
1 28 (29.47%) Eclipse
2 15 (15.79%) Subversion
3 12 (12.63%) Maven
4 9 (9.47%) Eclipse RCP
5 8 (8.42%) Ant
5 8 (8.42%) JUnit
6 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.26%) StarTeam
8 4 (4.21%) Mockito
9 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.16%) jMock
9 3 (3.16%) NetBeans
10 1 (1.05%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.05%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 14 (14.74%) Banking
3 12 (12.63%) Front Office
4 11 (11.58%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Law
5 3 (3.16%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) Dutch Language
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
7 1 (1.05%) French Language
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Military
7 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (78.95%) Developer
2 67 (70.53%) Java Developer
3 29 (30.53%) Java Swing Developer
4 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce Developer
4 8 (8.42%) Java E-Commerce Developer
4 8 (8.42%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.42%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Architect
5 6 (6.32%) GUI Developer
5 6 (6.32%) J2EE Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Java Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Java GUI Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Senior UI Developer
7 4 (4.21%) UI Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.58%) J2EE
2 28 (29.47%) HTML
3 27 (28.42%) XML
4 23 (24.21%) Spring
5 19 (20.00%) XSLT
6 18 (18.95%) EJB
7 17 (17.89%) Web Services
8 15 (15.79%) HTML5
9 14 (14.74%) JSP
10 11 (11.58%) JDBC
10 11 (11.58%) jQuery
10 11 (11.58%) SWT
10 11 (11.58%) XSL
11 10 (10.53%) Ajax
11 10 (10.53%) Hibernate
11 10 (10.53%) JavaFX
11 10 (10.53%) Struts
12 9 (9.47%) CSS
13 7 (7.37%) AngularJS
13 7 (7.37%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.16%) Equities
4 3 (3.16%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (2.11%) iPad
5 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.11%) Physics
5 2 (2.11%) RIA
5 2 (2.11%) Statistics
5 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.05%) Derivative
6 1 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.05%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Linux
1 20 (21.05%) Unix
2 5 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.05%) OpenVMS
3 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Multithreading
2 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.95%) UML
3 17 (17.89%) E-Commerce
4 15 (15.79%) OO
5 10 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 10 (10.53%) SDLC
6 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (8.42%) Electronic Trading
7 8 (8.42%) Migration
7 8 (8.42%) SOA
7 8 (8.42%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.32%) CAD
8 6 (6.32%) Document Management
8 6 (6.32%) PLM
8 6 (6.32%) TDD
9 5 (5.26%) ERP
9 5 (5.26%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.26%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 95 (100.00%) Java
2 36 (37.89%) SQL
3 21 (22.11%) JavaScript
4 17 (17.89%) C
5 14 (14.74%) C++
6 6 (6.32%) Python
7 3 (3.16%) C#
7 3 (3.16%) Tcl
8 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Degree
2 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.47%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (4.21%) ISEB
5 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (15.79%) Oracle
2 9 (9.47%) Sybase
3 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.32%) Siemens
3 6 (6.32%) Tableau
4 5 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.11%) Fidessa
6 2 (2.11%) Google
7 1 (1.05%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco
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