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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Swing (Java)
UK
Rank 561 576 564
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing Swing 25 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.31% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 49
Median daily rate £463 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
13858 14790 14052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.10% 28.53% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9615 10193 9304
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 252 194
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.67%

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 19 February 2017.

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 14 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +30 23 £475 +18.75% 14
London +11 14 £513 +13.88% 11
City of London - 4 £475 - 2
Nottingham - 3 £315 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £315 -
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £315 -
Coventry - 2 - - 1
South East +14 1 - - 1
East of England +8 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 91 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (53.85%) Spring
2 49 (53.85%) J2EE
3 46 (50.55%) HTML
4 45 (49.45%) JavaScript
5 44 (48.35%) Unix
6 43 (47.25%) EJB
6 43 (47.25%) CSS
6 43 (47.25%) JSP
7 41 (45.05%) SQL
8 39 (42.86%) Oracle
8 39 (42.86%) XML
9 38 (41.76%) Finance
10 36 (39.56%) Linux
11 35 (38.46%) XSLT
12 34 (37.36%) Web Services
13 33 (36.26%) jQuery
14 32 (35.16%) Spring MVC
14 32 (35.16%) MVC
15 30 (32.97%) Maven
16 29 (31.87%) Servlets
17 27 (29.67%) JUnit
17 27 (29.67%) WebSphere
17 27 (29.67%) Jenkins
18 26 (28.57%) AngularJS
18 26 (28.57%) Spring Integration
18 26 (28.57%) Scrum
19 23 (25.27%) Banking
19 23 (25.27%) SOAP

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 27 (29.67%) WebSphere
2 17 (18.68%) JBoss
3 15 (16.48%) GlassFish
4 12 (13.19%) Tomcat
4 12 (13.19%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.10%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) LDAP
1 3 (3.30%) SNMP
2 1 (1.10%) FTP
2 1 (1.10%) SSH
2 1 (1.10%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.88%) Relational Database
2 17 (18.68%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.49%) MySQL
4 4 (4.40%) Big Data
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (1.10%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.10%) KDB
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.10%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (32.97%) Maven
2 27 (29.67%) Jenkins
2 27 (29.67%) JUnit
3 22 (24.18%) JIRA
4 21 (23.08%) Eclipse
4 21 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 21 (23.08%) TeamCity
5 14 (15.38%) Mockito
5 14 (15.38%) Spock
6 12 (13.19%) Eclipse RCP
7 7 (7.69%) Selenium
8 6 (6.59%) Subversion
9 5 (5.49%) NetBeans
9 5 (5.49%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (3.30%) Ant
10 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.20%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.20%) TortoiseSVN
12 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (41.76%) Finance
2 23 (25.27%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Front Office
4 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.20%) Games
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
5 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (94.51%) Developer
2 79 (86.81%) Java Developer
3 26 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 26 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (12.09%) C++ Developer
5 9 (9.89%) Java Swing Developer
6 8 (8.79%) C++/Java Developer
6 8 (8.79%) UI Developer
7 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Senior UX Developer
8 3 (3.30%) UX Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Agile Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Senior Agile Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Senior Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (53.85%) J2EE
1 49 (53.85%) Spring
2 46 (50.55%) HTML
3 43 (47.25%) CSS
3 43 (47.25%) EJB
3 43 (47.25%) JSP
4 39 (42.86%) XML
5 35 (38.46%) XSLT
6 34 (37.36%) Web Services
7 33 (36.26%) jQuery
8 32 (35.16%) Spring MVC
9 29 (31.87%) Servlets
10 26 (28.57%) AngularJS
10 26 (28.57%) Spring Integration
11 23 (25.27%) HTML5
11 23 (25.27%) Java RMI
11 23 (25.27%) REST
11 23 (25.27%) SOAP
12 22 (24.18%) Hibernate
13 21 (23.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) User Experience
2 12 (13.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.40%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.30%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.20%) Biology
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.20%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.20%) Derivative
6 2 (2.20%) Equities
6 2 (2.20%) Life Science
6 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 44 (48.35%) Unix
2 36 (39.56%) Linux
3 5 (5.49%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) Solaris
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.16%) MVC
3 26 (28.57%) Scrum
4 21 (23.08%) TDD
5 18 (19.78%) UML
6 17 (18.68%) Refactoring
7 16 (17.58%) BDD
8 13 (14.29%) OO
9 8 (8.79%) Release Management
9 8 (8.79%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
10 7 (7.69%) Multithreading
10 7 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 7 (7.69%) SDLC
11 6 (6.59%) Web Development
12 5 (5.49%) DevOps
13 4 (4.40%) Low Latency
13 4 (4.40%) OOD
13 4 (4.40%) RAD
13 4 (4.40%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 91 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (49.45%) JavaScript
3 41 (45.05%) SQL
4 19 (20.88%) Korn
4 19 (20.88%) Shell Script
5 17 (18.68%) XPath
6 16 (17.58%) C++
7 11 (12.09%) PL/SQL
8 8 (8.79%) Perl
9 5 (5.49%) Python
10 3 (3.30%) Tcl
10 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.20%) C
11 2 (2.20%) C#
12 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.10%) PHP
12 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) Degree
2 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.59%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.20%) PhD
6 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) FATCA
2 1 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.10%) EMIR
2 1 (1.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Ansible
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (42.86%) Oracle
2 22 (24.18%) Solace
3 12 (13.19%) Sybase
4 6 (6.59%) Sun
5 5 (5.49%) Black Duck
5 5 (5.49%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.20%) Talarian
6 2 (2.20%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
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