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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Swing (Java)
Rank 586 555 543
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -12
Contract jobs citing Swing 40 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.41% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 23
Average daily rate £375 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £368 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £410 £331
% change year-on-year
-11.58% +23.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.25 £32.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -20.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £32.50 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £32.50 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £32.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+23.84% -19.75%

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 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 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 39 £388 -29.54% 22
London -26 14 £450 -19.10% 9
South East +26 10 £363 - 1
North East - 5 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £325 - 1
Kent - 5 £400 -
South West +7 4 £550 +24.64% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £316 - 1
Gloucestershire +12 3 £550 +24.64%
Surrey - 3 £350 -
Maidstone - 3 £400 -
Guildford - 3 £350 -
North West -19 2 £300 -25.00% 1
Scotland - 2 £338 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £300 - 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £525 +23.52% 1
West Yorkshire -10 1 £413 +10.00% 1
Leeds -11 1 £413 +10.00%
Nottingham -13 1 £525 +23.52% 1
East Midlands -15 1 £525 +23.52% 1
Yorkshire -21 1 £413 +10.00% 1
Bristol - 1 - - 4
Uxbridge - 1 £225 -
Stockport - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £338 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 66 (52.80%) SQL
3 40 (32.00%) Eclipse
4 39 (31.20%) Oracle
5 37 (29.60%) Linux
6 34 (27.20%) Unix
7 32 (25.60%) C
7 32 (25.60%) Spring
8 27 (21.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (20.80%) Hibernate
9 26 (20.80%) J2EE
9 26 (20.80%) JBoss
9 26 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (20.00%) Banking
10 25 (20.00%) Finance
11 24 (19.20%) JavaScript
12 23 (18.40%) Multithreading
13 22 (17.60%) HTML
13 22 (17.60%) XML
13 22 (17.60%) NetBeans
14 21 (16.80%) Web Services
14 21 (16.80%) PL/SQL
15 20 (16.00%) Perl
16 19 (15.20%) WebLogic
16 19 (15.20%) EJB
16 19 (15.20%) Shell Script
17 18 (14.40%) Front Office
17 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
17 18 (14.40%) JSP
17 18 (14.40%) OO

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (20.80%) JBoss
2 19 (15.20%) WebLogic
3 13 (10.40%) GlassFish
3 13 (10.40%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.60%) Mule
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.80%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) PTC Creo
1 2 (1.60%) Siemens NX
2 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (14.40%) Oracle BRM
2 4 (3.20%) Teamcenter
3 3 (2.40%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.60%) BigMachines
4 2 (1.60%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) Internet
1 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.40%) LDAP
2 3 (2.40%) PuTTY
2 3 (2.40%) SSL
3 2 (1.60%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (1.60%) DVB
3 2 (1.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) Oracle Database
1 18 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.20%) MySQL
4 3 (2.40%) Apache Accumulo
4 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.80%) mvBase
5 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.80%) OpenQM
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.80%) UniData
Development Applications
1 40 (32.00%) Eclipse
2 22 (17.60%) NetBeans
3 13 (10.40%) JUnit
3 13 (10.40%) Maven
4 10 (8.00%) Eclipse RCP
5 9 (7.20%) Subversion
6 8 (6.40%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.60%) TeamCity
8 6 (4.80%) Mockito
9 5 (4.00%) Ant
10 4 (3.20%) Git (software)
10 4 (3.20%) JBehave
11 3 (2.40%) StarTeam
12 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.60%) jMock
12 2 (1.60%) VisualAge
12 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 1 (0.80%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.80%) Gradle
13 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (20.00%) Banking
1 25 (20.00%) Finance
2 18 (14.40%) Front Office
3 15 (12.00%) Billing
4 6 (4.80%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.00%) Retail
6 3 (2.40%) Law
6 3 (2.40%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.80%) Back Office
8 1 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.80%) French Language
8 1 (0.80%) Legal
8 1 (0.80%) Military
8 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (78.40%) Developer
2 84 (67.20%) Java Developer
3 32 (25.60%) Java Swing Developer
4 17 (13.60%) Oracle Developer
4 17 (13.60%) SQL Developer
5 15 (12.00%) C Developer
6 14 (11.20%) Billing Developer
7 7 (5.60%) J2EE Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Java Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Architect
10 4 (3.20%) Core Java Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Oracle Consultant
11 3 (2.40%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.60%) Spring
2 26 (20.80%) Hibernate
2 26 (20.80%) J2EE
3 22 (17.60%) HTML
3 22 (17.60%) XML
4 21 (16.80%) Web Services
5 19 (15.20%) EJB
6 18 (14.40%) JSP
7 16 (12.80%) JDBC
7 16 (12.80%) jQuery
8 12 (9.60%) SWT
9 10 (8.00%) XSL
9 10 (8.00%) XSLT
10 9 (7.20%) CSS
10 9 (7.20%) HTML5
11 8 (6.40%) Ajax
11 8 (6.40%) AngularJS
12 7 (5.60%) Java EE
12 7 (5.60%) JMS
12 7 (5.60%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.60%) Derivative
4 5 (4.00%) Grid Computing
4 5 (4.00%) User Experience
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.40%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.40%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.40%) Equities
6 3 (2.40%) iPad
6 3 (2.40%) RIA
6 3 (2.40%) Statistics
6 3 (2.40%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.60%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.60%) Physics
7 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.80%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.60%) Linux
2 34 (27.20%) Unix
3 5 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.40%) Multithreading
3 18 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (14.40%) OO
4 16 (12.80%) E-Commerce
5 15 (12.00%) Revenue Management
6 13 (10.40%) Software Engineering
7 11 (8.80%) SOA
8 9 (7.20%) Straight-Through Processing
8 9 (7.20%) UML
9 8 (6.40%) OOP
9 8 (6.40%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.40%) TDD
10 7 (5.60%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.60%) OOD
10 7 (5.60%) Performance Testing
11 6 (4.80%) Asset Management
11 6 (4.80%) Migration
11 6 (4.80%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (4.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 125 (100.00%) Java
2 66 (52.80%) SQL
3 32 (25.60%) C
4 24 (19.20%) JavaScript
5 21 (16.80%) PL/SQL
6 20 (16.00%) Perl
7 19 (15.20%) Shell Script
8 10 (8.00%) C++
9 7 (5.60%) Python
10 3 (2.40%) C#
10 3 (2.40%) Tcl
11 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.80%) Groovy
11 1 (0.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (7.20%) Degree
3 9 (7.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.40%) ISEB
4 3 (2.40%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.40%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (31.20%) Oracle
2 10 (8.00%) Sybase
3 6 (4.80%) Google
4 4 (3.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.20%) Siemens
4 4 (3.20%) Sun
4 4 (3.20%) Tableau
5 3 (2.40%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.60%) Cisco
6 2 (1.60%) DataSynapse
6 2 (1.60%) Perforce
6 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.80%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.80%) Informatica
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