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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 526 514 420
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -94
Contract jobs citing Swing 57 39 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.081% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.30% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 20 77
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£550 £405 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.80% -26.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £331 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.26% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 18
Average hourly rate £32.50 £43.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.28% +18.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +15.64%

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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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 +11 57 £550 +29.41% 29
London +27 47 £550 -2.22% 8
City of London +30 24 £600 - 5
North West - 5 £400 - 2
South East -6 2 - - 6
Gloucestershire -16 1 £410 -
South West -19 1 £410 +17.98% 6
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - - 2
Gloucester - 1 £410 -
Guildford - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 6
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Redhill - - - - 2
Reigate - - - -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Java
2 59 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (33.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 39 (31.20%) Linux
5 36 (28.80%) Web Services
6 35 (28.00%) UNIX
6 35 (28.00%) Oracle
6 35 (28.00%) Front Office
7 31 (24.80%) HTML
8 29 (23.20%) Derivative
9 28 (22.40%) SQL
10 27 (21.60%) JUnit
11 26 (20.80%) Relational Database
12 25 (20.00%) Ant
12 25 (20.00%) Banking
12 25 (20.00%) Finance
13 23 (18.40%) JDBC
13 23 (18.40%) TeamCity
14 22 (17.60%) OO
14 22 (17.60%) TIBCO
14 22 (17.60%) Hibernate
14 22 (17.60%) TDD
14 22 (17.60%) Subversion
14 22 (17.60%) Spring
15 20 (16.00%) CruiseControl
15 20 (16.00%) Multithreading
16 19 (15.20%) Eclipse
16 19 (15.20%) XML
16 19 (15.20%) EJB
17 18 (14.40%) JBoss

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (14.40%) JBoss
2 10 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 9 (7.20%) WebSphere
3 9 (7.20%) GlassFish
4 7 (5.60%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.80%) Confluence
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.80%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.20%) RMDS
1 9 (7.20%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.80%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.80%) Relational Database
2 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.20%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.20%) MySQL
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.60%) JasperReports
6 2 (1.60%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.60%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (21.60%) JUnit
2 25 (20.00%) Ant
3 23 (18.40%) TeamCity
4 22 (17.60%) Subversion
5 20 (16.00%) CruiseControl
6 19 (15.20%) Eclipse
7 16 (12.80%) Maven
8 10 (8.00%) Eclipse RCP
9 9 (7.20%) NetBeans
10 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.40%) ClearQuest
11 3 (2.40%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.40%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.60%) jMock
12 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.80%) Log4j
13 1 (0.80%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.80%) DbUnit
General
1 35 (28.00%) Front Office
2 25 (20.00%) Banking
2 25 (20.00%) Finance
3 11 (8.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Advertising
4 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Marketing
5 2 (1.60%) Electronics
5 2 (1.60%) Military
6 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.80%) French Language
6 1 (0.80%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (78.40%) Developer
2 86 (68.80%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.40%) Java Swing Developer
4 9 (7.20%) Programmer
5 8 (6.40%) Java Programmer
6 7 (5.60%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Tester
8 4 (3.20%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.20%) UI Programmer
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Design Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.40%) Architect
9 3 (2.40%) Software Design Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Android Developer
10 2 (1.60%) GUI Developer
10 2 (1.60%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.80%) Web Services
2 31 (24.80%) HTML
3 23 (18.40%) JDBC
4 22 (17.60%) Hibernate
4 22 (17.60%) Spring
5 19 (15.20%) XML
5 19 (15.20%) EJB
6 16 (12.80%) JSF
7 15 (12.00%) J2EE
7 15 (12.00%) CSS
8 14 (11.20%) HTML5
9 13 (10.40%) jQuery
10 11 (8.80%) WPF
11 10 (8.00%) JavaFX
11 10 (8.00%) SWT
12 9 (7.20%) Rendezvous
13 8 (6.40%) RESTful
13 8 (6.40%) Java EE
14 7 (5.60%) SOAP
14 7 (5.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (23.20%) Derivative
3 15 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (9.60%) Fixed Income
5 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.40%) Algorithms
7 7 (5.60%) Thin Client
7 7 (5.60%) Mathematics
7 7 (5.60%) Fat Client
8 6 (4.80%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (3.20%) Open Source
10 4 (3.20%) Reference Data
10 4 (3.20%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 3 (2.40%) Market Risk
12 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.20%) Linux
2 35 (28.00%) UNIX
3 9 (7.20%) Windows
4 5 (4.00%) Android
5 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.20%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.60%) OO
2 22 (17.60%) TDD
3 20 (16.00%) Multithreading
4 14 (11.20%) Software Engineering
5 12 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (9.60%) BDD
6 10 (8.00%) OOD
6 10 (8.00%) UML
7 7 (5.60%) Web Development
7 7 (5.60%) Automated Testing
8 6 (4.80%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.00%) OOP
9 5 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.00%) SOA
9 5 (4.00%) Low Latency
10 4 (3.20%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.20%) Change Management
11 3 (2.40%) Scrum
11 3 (2.40%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 125 (100.00%) Java
2 28 (22.40%) SQL
3 16 (12.80%) C#
4 13 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.80%) C
6 10 (8.00%) C++
7 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.20%) Groovy
8 4 (3.20%) XQuery
9 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (8.80%) Degree
1 11 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.60%) Sun Certification
2 7 (5.60%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (28.00%) Oracle
2 22 (17.60%) TIBCO
3 17 (13.60%) Sybase
4 9 (7.20%) ION Trading
5 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.80%) Sun
7 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.20%) Google
8 3 (2.40%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.60%) webMethods
9 2 (1.60%) Software AG
10 1 (0.80%) Demandware
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