The table below looks at the statistics for Swing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swing over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 546 476 491
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +15
Contract jobs citing Swing 66 111 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.73% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 60
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £368 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.09 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.45% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+95.61% -50.84%

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
15599 15235 14857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 29.11% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10438 9919 8959
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 283 371
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £46.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

Swing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Swing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 October 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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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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
England -79 64 £550 - 21
London -44 41 £563 +2.27% 9
City of London +1 11 £600 +23.07% 3
South East -14 11 £285 - 6
North West -7 7 £388 +42.20% 2
Surrey - 5 £280 - 3
Woking - 4 £280 -
Hertfordshire -16 2 £350 -28.20%
East of England -24 2 £350 -25.33%
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Scotland - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 3
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 3
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 132 (99.25%) Java
2 53 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (33.83%) Web Services
4 39 (29.32%) HTML
5 38 (28.57%) Spring
6 31 (23.31%) OO
7 30 (22.56%) Linux
7 30 (22.56%) XML
7 30 (22.56%) Relational Database
8 29 (21.80%) Banking
9 27 (20.30%) Finance
10 26 (19.55%) Hibernate
10 26 (19.55%) TDD
11 25 (18.80%) Oracle
12 24 (18.05%) JBoss
12 24 (18.05%) TIBCO
12 24 (18.05%) Subversion
12 24 (18.05%) Software Engineering
13 23 (17.29%) Multithreading
13 23 (17.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (17.29%) CSS
14 22 (16.54%) SQL
15 21 (15.79%) Front Office
16 20 (15.04%) UNIX
16 20 (15.04%) jQuery
16 20 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (13.53%) Security Cleared
17 18 (13.53%) Maven
17 18 (13.53%) WebLogic
17 18 (13.53%) EJB

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (18.05%) JBoss
2 18 (13.53%) WebLogic
3 13 (9.77%) WebSphere
4 11 (8.27%) Confluence
5 6 (4.51%) GlassFish
5 6 (4.51%) Apache
6 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.50%) Jetty
7 2 (1.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (6.77%) MS Office
2 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.01%) MS Project
3 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) RMDS
1 9 (6.77%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.75%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.56%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.27%) RDBMS
3 10 (7.52%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.52%) Big Data
4 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.51%) Apache Accumulo
5 6 (4.51%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.01%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.01%) MS Access
7 3 (2.26%) Sybase IQ
7 3 (2.26%) Sybase ASE
7 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.50%) KDB
8 2 (1.50%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (18.05%) Subversion
2 18 (13.53%) Maven
3 17 (12.78%) JUnit
4 15 (11.28%) Eclipse
5 12 (9.02%) JIRA
6 11 (8.27%) TeamCity
6 11 (8.27%) Ant
7 7 (5.26%) CruiseControl
7 7 (5.26%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.51%) NetBeans
8 6 (4.51%) Eclipse RCP
9 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.50%) Selenium
10 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.75%) Log4j
11 1 (0.75%) DbUnit
11 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (21.80%) Banking
2 27 (20.30%) Finance
3 21 (15.79%) Front Office
4 17 (12.78%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.76%) Multimedia
6 4 (3.01%) Retail
6 4 (3.01%) Marketing
7 3 (2.26%) Dutch Language
7 3 (2.26%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.26%) Advertising
8 2 (1.50%) Military
8 2 (1.50%) Electronics
8 2 (1.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.75%) German Language
9 1 (0.75%) Billing
9 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 103 (77.44%) Developer
2 81 (60.90%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.03%) Java Swing Developer
4 15 (11.28%) Software Engineer
5 8 (6.02%) Web Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (3.76%) Programmer
8 4 (3.01%) Design Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Software Design Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Java Programmer
8 4 (3.01%) GUI Developer
8 4 (3.01%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.01%) UI Programmer
9 3 (2.26%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (33.83%) Web Services
2 39 (29.32%) HTML
3 38 (28.57%) Spring
4 30 (22.56%) XML
5 26 (19.55%) Hibernate
6 23 (17.29%) CSS
7 20 (15.04%) jQuery
8 18 (13.53%) EJB
9 14 (10.53%) J2EE
9 14 (10.53%) JSF
9 14 (10.53%) JMS
10 13 (9.77%) HTML5
11 12 (9.02%) Java EE
12 10 (7.52%) JDBC
12 10 (7.52%) REST
12 10 (7.52%) WPF
12 10 (7.52%) JavaFX
13 9 (6.77%) Rendezvous
14 8 (6.02%) JSP
14 8 (6.02%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
3 12 (9.02%) Fixed Income
3 12 (9.02%) Derivative
3 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.02%) Algorithms
4 8 (6.02%) Thin Client
4 8 (6.02%) Fat Client
5 7 (5.26%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.01%) Open Source
7 4 (3.01%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.01%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.01%) Reference Data
7 4 (3.01%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (2.26%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.26%) FMCG
8 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.56%) Linux
2 20 (15.04%) UNIX
3 9 (6.77%) Windows
4 5 (3.76%) Android
5 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.31%) OO
3 26 (19.55%) TDD
4 24 (18.05%) Software Engineering
5 23 (17.29%) Multithreading
6 20 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (12.78%) UML
8 14 (10.53%) OOD
9 13 (9.77%) BDD
10 11 (8.27%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.52%) SOA
12 8 (6.02%) MVC
12 8 (6.02%) Unit Testing
12 8 (6.02%) Automated Testing
13 7 (5.26%) Low Latency
13 7 (5.26%) Risk Management
13 7 (5.26%) Web Development
13 7 (5.26%) Scrum
14 6 (4.51%) Data Security
14 6 (4.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (99.25%) Java
2 22 (16.54%) SQL
3 14 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.53%) C#
4 12 (9.02%) C++
5 9 (6.77%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.77%) C
6 3 (2.26%) VBA
6 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.03%) Degree
3 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.75%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) Oracle
2 24 (18.05%) TIBCO
3 17 (12.78%) Sybase
4 9 (6.77%) ION Trading
5 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.01%) IBM
6 4 (3.01%) Google
7 2 (1.50%) GUPTA
7 2 (1.50%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.50%) webMethods
7 2 (1.50%) Software AG
8 1 (0.75%) CA
8 1 (0.75%) CODA
8 1 (0.75%) Charles River
8 1 (0.75%) Green Hat
8 1 (0.75%) Demandware
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