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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Swing (Java)
Rank 588 590 574
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing Swing 56 54 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.095% 0.100%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 29
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
15654 15651 14671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.48% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10946 10535 9510
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 218 206
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -24 53 £500 +3.62% 17
London -10 31 £500 -4.76% 7
City of London +44 12 £500 +17.64% 3
South East 0 8 £360 +14.28% 1
South West +8 7 £600 +60.00%
Gloucestershire +2 6 £600 +17.07%
Middlesex - 5 £320 -
East Midlands +3 3 £338 -27.02% 1
North West - 3 £475 - 2
Gloucester - 3 £600 -
Derbyshire - 3 £338 -
Scotland +7 2 - - 1
Aberdeen +6 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £475 - 1
Maidstone - 2 £400 -
Kent - 2 £400 -
Hampshire +6 1 - -
Bristol -1 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £338 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Java
2 54 (47.79%) J2EE
3 53 (46.90%) SQL
4 47 (41.59%) Unix
5 44 (38.94%) Eclipse
6 40 (35.40%) EJB
7 39 (34.51%) Oracle
8 37 (32.74%) WebLogic
8 37 (32.74%) XML
9 35 (30.97%) Linux
10 34 (30.09%) HTML
11 33 (29.20%) Multithreading
12 32 (28.32%) JBoss
13 29 (25.66%) Web Services
13 29 (25.66%) Spring
14 28 (24.78%) UML
15 27 (23.89%) WebSphere
16 26 (23.01%) XSLT
17 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (22.12%) Security Cleared
18 24 (21.24%) GlassFish
18 24 (21.24%) JavaScript
19 23 (20.35%) C++
19 23 (20.35%) OO
20 22 (19.47%) Banking
21 21 (18.58%) C
21 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
21 21 (18.58%) Sybase
21 21 (18.58%) JSP
21 21 (18.58%) SWT

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 37 (32.74%) WebLogic
2 32 (28.32%) JBoss
3 27 (23.89%) WebSphere
4 24 (21.24%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) Mule
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Teamcenter
2 5 (4.42%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (2.65%) BigMachines
3 3 (2.65%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) SSL
2 4 (3.54%) Internet
3 2 (1.77%) DVB
3 2 (1.77%) LDAP
3 2 (1.77%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.77%) SNMP
3 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Big Data
4 3 (2.65%) MySQL
5 2 (1.77%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.77%) KDB
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (38.94%) Eclipse
2 21 (18.58%) Eclipse RCP
3 18 (15.93%) Maven
4 16 (14.16%) Subversion
5 13 (11.50%) JUnit
6 7 (6.19%) Ant
6 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.19%) Mockito
7 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.42%) StarTeam
8 4 (3.54%) JBehave
8 4 (3.54%) JIRA
8 4 (3.54%) Spock
9 3 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.77%) jMock
10 2 (1.77%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.77%) Selenium
10 2 (1.77%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 22 (19.47%) Banking
2 18 (15.93%) Finance
3 13 (11.50%) Investment Banking
4 9 (7.96%) Front Office
5 3 (2.65%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.77%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.88%) French Language
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (88.50%) Developer
2 89 (78.76%) Java Developer
3 29 (25.66%) Java Swing Developer
4 16 (14.16%) Senior Developer
5 15 (13.27%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (7.96%) C++ Developer
6 9 (7.96%) C++/Java Developer
6 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce Developer
6 9 (7.96%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 8 (7.08%) J2EE Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Unix Developer
8 7 (6.19%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 7 (6.19%) GUI Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Java GUI Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Linux Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Java Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (47.79%) J2EE
2 40 (35.40%) EJB
3 37 (32.74%) XML
4 34 (30.09%) HTML
5 29 (25.66%) Spring
5 29 (25.66%) Web Services
6 26 (23.01%) XSLT
7 21 (18.58%) JSP
7 21 (18.58%) SWT
8 17 (15.04%) HTML5
9 16 (14.16%) CSS
10 13 (11.50%) JDBC
10 13 (11.50%) jQuery
11 12 (10.62%) AngularJS
11 12 (10.62%) Hibernate
12 10 (8.85%) Ajax
12 10 (8.85%) Spring Integration
12 10 (8.85%) STL
12 10 (8.85%) XSL
13 9 (7.96%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) User Experience
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.77%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.77%) Physics
5 1 (0.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 47 (41.59%) Unix
2 35 (30.97%) Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.77%) OpenVMS
5 2 (1.77%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.20%) Multithreading
2 28 (24.78%) UML
3 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (20.35%) OO
5 20 (17.70%) E-Commerce
6 12 (10.62%) SDLC
7 11 (9.73%) Software Engineering
7 11 (9.73%) TDD
8 10 (8.85%) MVC
9 7 (6.19%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.19%) DevOps
9 7 (6.19%) Electronic Trading
9 7 (6.19%) Migration
10 6 (5.31%) Scrum
10 6 (5.31%) SOA
11 5 (4.42%) CAD
11 5 (4.42%) OOP
11 5 (4.42%) PLM
11 5 (4.42%) Release Management
11 5 (4.42%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (100.00%) Java
2 53 (46.90%) SQL
3 24 (21.24%) JavaScript
4 23 (20.35%) C++
5 21 (18.58%) C
6 9 (7.96%) Perl
7 8 (7.08%) Shell Script
8 7 (6.19%) Python
9 5 (4.42%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.65%) Korn
10 3 (2.65%) XPath
11 2 (1.77%) C#
11 2 (1.77%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 25 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.81%) DV Cleared
3 17 (15.04%) Degree
4 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.77%) ISEB
6 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (34.51%) Oracle
2 21 (18.58%) Sybase
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.42%) Siemens
3 5 (4.42%) Tableau
3 5 (4.42%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.54%) Solace
5 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.77%) Black Duck
6 2 (1.77%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.77%) Sun
7 1 (0.88%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.88%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) MuleSoft
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