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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Swing (Java)
Rank 570 590 560
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -30
Contract jobs citing Swing 77 69 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.43% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 45 54
Median daily rate £500 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £306 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +45.83%

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
16183 16109 15514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.93% 28.01% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11213 10928 9835
Median daily rate £417 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 286 215
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

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 30 August 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 28 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 30 August 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 +15 76 £500 -4.76% 22
London -12 47 £500 -4.76% 9
City of London +34 18 £500 -4.76% 2
South West +18 10 £575 +4.54%
Gloucestershire +11 9 £575 +4.54%
Gloucester - 7 £575 -
East of England +18 6 £431 +7.81% 1
South East +9 4 £360 +4.34% 1
Hertfordshire +8 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Watford +2 4 £425 +6.25%
North West +12 3 £475 -9.52% 3
East Midlands +1 3 £338 -27.02% 1
Derbyshire - 3 £338 -
Cambridgeshire +20 2 £438 -
Hampshire -1 2 £475 +50.79%
Middlesex - 2 £360 -
Manchester - 2 £475 - 1
Huntingdon - 2 £438 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
North East -17 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -27 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £338 -
Cheltenham - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Java
2 61 (50.83%) J2EE
2 61 (50.83%) Unix
3 52 (43.33%) SQL
4 51 (42.50%) Oracle
5 45 (37.50%) HTML
5 45 (37.50%) EJB
6 42 (35.00%) JavaScript
7 41 (34.17%) XML
8 40 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (32.50%) Web Services
10 38 (31.67%) Linux
10 38 (31.67%) Eclipse
10 38 (31.67%) Spring
11 36 (30.00%) WebSphere
12 32 (26.67%) XSLT
13 31 (25.83%) CSS
13 31 (25.83%) WebLogic
14 29 (24.17%) JSP
14 29 (24.17%) JBoss
15 28 (23.33%) UML
15 28 (23.33%) SWT
16 27 (22.50%) GlassFish
16 27 (22.50%) Finance
17 26 (21.67%) SQL Server
17 26 (21.67%) Sybase
17 26 (21.67%) Relational Database
18 25 (20.83%) AngularJS
18 25 (20.83%) Multithreading
18 25 (20.83%) OO

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 36 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 31 (25.83%) WebLogic
3 29 (24.17%) JBoss
4 27 (22.50%) GlassFish
5 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.83%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) DVB
1 2 (1.67%) LDAP
1 2 (1.67%) SNMP
2 1 (0.83%) FTP
2 1 (0.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) SSH
2 1 (0.83%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.67%) Relational Database
1 26 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) MySQL
3 4 (3.33%) KDB
3 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.50%) Big Data
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (31.67%) Eclipse
2 24 (20.00%) Eclipse RCP
3 21 (17.50%) Maven
4 19 (15.83%) JUnit
5 15 (12.50%) Subversion
6 11 (9.17%) Jenkins
6 11 (9.17%) JIRA
6 11 (9.17%) Mockito
7 9 (7.50%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.83%) Spock
8 7 (5.83%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.33%) Ant
9 4 (3.33%) JBehave
9 4 (3.33%) NetBeans
9 4 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.67%) ClearQuest
11 2 (1.67%) Selenium
11 2 (1.67%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (22.50%) Finance
2 20 (16.67%) Banking
3 12 (10.00%) Front Office
4 7 (5.83%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Games
6 2 (1.67%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 2 (1.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (88.33%) Developer
2 97 (80.83%) Java Developer
3 26 (21.67%) Java Swing Developer
4 22 (18.33%) Senior Developer
5 21 (17.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (9.17%) C++ Developer
6 11 (9.17%) C++/Java Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Java Engineer
8 8 (6.67%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Unix Developer
9 7 (5.83%) Linux Developer
9 7 (5.83%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce Developer
10 6 (5.00%) Java E-Commerce Developer
11 5 (4.17%) GUI Developer
11 5 (4.17%) Java GUI Developer
11 5 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (4.17%) UX Developer
12 4 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (50.83%) J2EE
2 45 (37.50%) EJB
2 45 (37.50%) HTML
3 41 (34.17%) XML
4 39 (32.50%) Web Services
5 38 (31.67%) Spring
6 32 (26.67%) XSLT
7 31 (25.83%) CSS
8 29 (24.17%) JSP
9 28 (23.33%) SWT
10 25 (20.83%) AngularJS
11 22 (18.33%) HTML5
12 21 (17.50%) jQuery
13 19 (15.83%) Hibernate
14 18 (15.00%) Spring MVC
15 17 (14.17%) Spring Integration
16 14 (11.67%) Servlets
17 13 (10.83%) JDBC
17 13 (10.83%) Node.js
17 13 (10.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (7.50%) User Experience
3 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.67%) Derivative
4 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.67%) Equities
4 2 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (1.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 61 (50.83%) Unix
2 38 (31.67%) Linux
3 4 (3.33%) Windows
4 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.67%) OpenVMS
5 2 (1.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.33%) UML
3 25 (20.83%) Multithreading
3 25 (20.83%) OO
4 18 (15.00%) MVC
4 18 (15.00%) TDD
5 17 (14.17%) Software Engineering
6 15 (12.50%) Scrum
7 13 (10.83%) SDLC
8 11 (9.17%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.50%) BDD
9 9 (7.50%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (7.50%) Refactoring
10 7 (5.83%) Algorithmic Trading
10 7 (5.83%) DevOps
10 7 (5.83%) Release Management
11 6 (5.00%) Low Latency
12 5 (4.17%) OOP
13 4 (3.33%) Validation
14 3 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 120 (100.00%) Java
2 52 (43.33%) SQL
3 42 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 24 (20.00%) C++
5 15 (12.50%) C
6 13 (10.83%) Shell Script
7 11 (9.17%) Perl
8 9 (7.50%) PL/SQL
9 7 (5.83%) Korn
9 7 (5.83%) XPath
10 6 (5.00%) Python
11 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.67%) C#
12 2 (1.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 16 (13.33%) Degree
4 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) FATCA
2 5 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (42.50%) Oracle
2 26 (21.67%) Sybase
3 9 (7.50%) Solace
4 4 (3.33%) Sun
5 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.67%) Black Duck
6 2 (1.67%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.67%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.67%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.83%) Siemens
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