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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 536 532 446
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -86
Contract jobs citing Swing 59 50 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.097% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.35% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 70
Average daily rate
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£525 £494 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £330 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £625 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £439
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -24.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -0.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.84 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+29.72% -20.93%

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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -19 59 £525 +6.32% 21
London +22 45 £550 -4.34% 3
City of London +9 16 £600 +4.34% 1
North West - 6 £400 - 3
South East -19 5 £280 -13.84% 8
Surrey - 2 £280 - 2
Hampshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -1 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -18 1 £410 -
East of England -18 1 - - 2
South West -22 1 £410 - 5
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Nottingham - 1 £425 -
Woking - 1 £280 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 3
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £410 -
Godalming - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (31.62%) Web Services
4 37 (27.21%) Spring
5 36 (26.47%) Linux
5 36 (26.47%) Oracle
6 34 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (24.26%) HTML
8 32 (23.53%) Front Office
8 32 (23.53%) Relational Database
9 29 (21.32%) Hibernate
9 29 (21.32%) UNIX
9 29 (21.32%) TIBCO
10 28 (20.59%) OO
10 28 (20.59%) Banking
11 27 (19.85%) SQL
12 26 (19.12%) TDD
12 26 (19.12%) Finance
13 25 (18.38%) Multithreading
14 24 (17.65%) EJB
15 23 (16.91%) Derivative
16 22 (16.18%) XML
16 22 (16.18%) JUnit
17 20 (14.71%) Software Engineering
17 20 (14.71%) Subversion
17 20 (14.71%) jQuery
18 19 (13.97%) JSF
18 19 (13.97%) Sybase
19 18 (13.24%) J2EE
19 18 (13.24%) JBoss

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (13.24%) JBoss
2 11 (8.09%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.15%) GlassFish
5 6 (4.41%) Confluence
6 5 (3.68%) Apache
6 5 (3.68%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.47%) Jetty
8 2 (1.47%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) MS Office
2 2 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (6.62%) RMDS
1 9 (6.62%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.74%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.74%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 13 (9.56%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.09%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.94%) Big Data
6 3 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.21%) Sybase IQ
6 3 (2.21%) Sybase ASE
6 3 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.21%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.47%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (16.18%) JUnit
2 20 (14.71%) Subversion
3 18 (13.24%) TeamCity
4 17 (12.50%) Ant
5 16 (11.76%) Eclipse
6 14 (10.29%) CruiseControl
7 13 (9.56%) Maven
8 8 (5.88%) Eclipse RCP
9 6 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.41%) JIRA
9 6 (4.41%) NetBeans
10 3 (2.21%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.74%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.74%) Log4j
12 1 (0.74%) jMock
12 1 (0.74%) Selenium
12 1 (0.74%) DbUnit
General
1 32 (23.53%) Front Office
2 28 (20.59%) Banking
3 26 (19.12%) Finance
4 14 (10.29%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.68%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.94%) Marketing
7 3 (2.21%) Retail
7 3 (2.21%) Advertising
8 2 (1.47%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.47%) French Language
8 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.47%) Electronics
8 2 (1.47%) Military
9 1 (0.74%) Billing
9 1 (0.74%) German Language
Job Titles
1 109 (80.15%) Developer
2 96 (70.59%) Java Developer
3 22 (16.18%) Java Swing Developer
4 11 (8.09%) Software Engineer
5 8 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.41%) Programmer
6 6 (4.41%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Java Programmer
7 5 (3.68%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.68%) Web Developer
7 5 (3.68%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (2.94%) UI Developer
8 4 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (2.94%) UI Programmer
8 4 (2.94%) GUI Developer
8 4 (2.94%) Design Engineer
8 4 (2.94%) Software Design Engineer
9 3 (2.21%) Tester
10 2 (1.47%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (31.62%) Web Services
2 37 (27.21%) Spring
3 33 (24.26%) HTML
4 29 (21.32%) Hibernate
5 24 (17.65%) EJB
6 22 (16.18%) XML
7 20 (14.71%) jQuery
8 19 (13.97%) JSF
9 18 (13.24%) J2EE
10 17 (12.50%) JDBC
11 16 (11.76%) CSS
12 13 (9.56%) HTML5
13 11 (8.09%) WPF
14 10 (7.35%) JavaFX
15 9 (6.62%) Rendezvous
16 8 (5.88%) RESTful
16 8 (5.88%) SWT
17 7 (5.15%) J2SE
17 7 (5.15%) EJB 3.0
17 7 (5.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (16.91%) Derivative
3 16 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 12 (8.82%) Fixed Income
5 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 8 (5.88%) Mathematics
6 7 (5.15%) Thin Client
6 7 (5.15%) Fat Client
7 6 (4.41%) Credit Derivative
8 5 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (2.94%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.94%) Reference Data
10 3 (2.21%) Market Risk
10 3 (2.21%) Open Source
10 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.47%) Linux
2 29 (21.32%) UNIX
3 12 (8.82%) Windows
4 6 (4.41%) Android
5 4 (2.94%) Windows NT
6 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.59%) OO
3 26 (19.12%) TDD
4 25 (18.38%) Multithreading
5 20 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 13 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (9.56%) BDD
7 12 (8.82%) UML
8 10 (7.35%) OOD
9 9 (6.62%) E-Commerce
10 8 (5.88%) SOA
11 7 (5.15%) MVC
11 7 (5.15%) Web Development
11 7 (5.15%) Automated Testing
11 7 (5.15%) Low Latency
12 6 (4.41%) Risk Management
13 5 (3.68%) Unit Testing
14 4 (2.94%) Scrum
14 4 (2.94%) Validation
15 3 (2.21%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 136 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (19.85%) SQL
3 16 (11.76%) C#
4 12 (8.82%) C++
5 11 (8.09%) C
6 8 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.47%) XAML
7 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.47%) VBA
8 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (11.76%) Security Cleared
1 16 (11.76%) Degree
2 8 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) Sun Certification
4 5 (3.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) PhD
5 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (26.47%) Oracle
2 29 (21.32%) TIBCO
3 19 (13.97%) Sybase
4 9 (6.62%) ION Trading
5 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.94%) Google
6 4 (2.94%) Sun
7 2 (1.47%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.47%) GUPTA
7 2 (1.47%) webMethods
7 2 (1.47%) Software AG
8 1 (0.74%) CODA
8 1 (0.74%) Demandware
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