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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 535 465 483
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +18
Contract jobs citing Swing 77 121 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.80% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 75 96
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £329 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Swing within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Swing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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 -54 74 £488 -11.36% 29
London -47 40 £550 - 12
South East +8 13 £298 -33.88% 11
North West +4 12 £375 +37.61% 2
City of London +11 10 £600 +4.34% 5
Surrey - 7 - - 9
Woking - 4 - -
East of England -21 2 £400 -11.11% 1
West Yorkshire +6 1 £325 +3.17%
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +1 1 £325 +3.17% 1
Cambridge -5 1 £450 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -
County Antrim - 1 £275 -
Belfast - 1 £275 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Essex - - - -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 133 (98.52%) Java
2 46 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (28.89%) Web Services
4 38 (28.15%) Spring
5 35 (25.93%) SQL
6 34 (25.19%) Banking
6 34 (25.19%) Multithreading
7 33 (24.44%) HTML
8 31 (22.96%) Relational Database
9 29 (21.48%) Oracle
10 28 (20.74%) UML
10 28 (20.74%) Hibernate
11 27 (20.00%) OO
11 27 (20.00%) JBoss
11 27 (20.00%) Linux
11 27 (20.00%) XML
12 26 (19.26%) Finance
12 26 (19.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 25 (18.52%) Subversion
13 25 (18.52%) Software Engineering
14 24 (17.78%) J2EE
15 23 (17.04%) WebLogic
15 23 (17.04%) Investment Banking
15 23 (17.04%) Maven
15 23 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (16.30%) TDD
17 20 (14.81%) Sybase
18 19 (14.07%) JUnit
18 19 (14.07%) EJB
18 19 (14.07%) CSS

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 23 (17.04%) WebLogic
2 15 (11.11%) Confluence
3 14 (10.37%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.70%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.96%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.96%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.48%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.48%) Apache
6 2 (1.48%) Jetty
7 1 (0.74%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 12 (8.89%) MS Office
2 7 (5.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) ION MarketView
1 6 (4.44%) RMDS
2 3 (2.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.74%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.96%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.89%) RDBMS
2 12 (8.89%) Big Data
3 8 (5.93%) Apache Accumulo
3 8 (5.93%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.93%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.19%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.96%) MS Access
6 4 (2.96%) MySQL
7 3 (2.22%) Sybase ASE
7 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.22%) Sybase IQ
8 2 (1.48%) KDB
8 2 (1.48%) JasperReports
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (18.52%) Subversion
2 23 (17.04%) Maven
3 19 (14.07%) JUnit
4 17 (12.59%) JIRA
5 11 (8.15%) Eclipse
6 10 (7.41%) Ant
7 9 (6.67%) TeamCity
7 9 (6.67%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.70%) CruiseControl
8 5 (3.70%) Eclipse RCP
8 5 (3.70%) NetBeans
9 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.48%) Selenium
10 2 (1.48%) jMock
10 2 (1.48%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.74%) Gradle
11 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.74%) DbUnit
General
1 34 (25.19%) Banking
2 26 (19.26%) Finance
3 23 (17.04%) Investment Banking
4 16 (11.85%) Front Office
5 5 (3.70%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.96%) Marketing
7 3 (2.22%) Dutch Language
7 3 (2.22%) Retail
7 3 (2.22%) Advertising
7 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.48%) Military
8 2 (1.48%) Electronics
8 2 (1.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.74%) German Language
9 1 (0.74%) Billing
9 1 (0.74%) Automotive
9 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (75.56%) Developer
2 87 (64.44%) Java Developer
3 19 (14.07%) Java Swing Developer
4 16 (11.85%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.19%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (5.19%) Software Developer
6 6 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (4.44%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Design Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Software Design Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) GUI Developer
9 3 (2.22%) Magento Developer
9 3 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.22%) Architect
9 3 (2.22%) Programme Manager
10 2 (1.48%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.89%) Web Services
2 38 (28.15%) Spring
3 33 (24.44%) HTML
4 28 (20.74%) Hibernate
5 27 (20.00%) XML
6 24 (17.78%) J2EE
7 19 (14.07%) EJB
7 19 (14.07%) CSS
8 18 (13.33%) JMS
9 17 (12.59%) jQuery
10 16 (11.85%) Java EE
11 12 (8.89%) JSF
12 11 (8.15%) EJB 3.0
12 11 (8.15%) REST
13 10 (7.41%) JDBC
13 10 (7.41%) HTML5
14 8 (5.93%) Kafka
14 8 (5.93%) SOAP
14 8 (5.93%) JSP
14 8 (5.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.15%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.41%) Derivative
4 9 (6.67%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.44%) Open Source
6 5 (3.70%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.70%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.70%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.22%) FMCG
8 3 (2.22%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.48%) GIS
9 2 (1.48%) Equities
9 2 (1.48%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.48%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.74%) User Experience
10 1 (0.74%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.00%) Linux
2 19 (14.07%) UNIX
3 12 (8.89%) Windows
4 4 (2.96%) Android
5 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.19%) Multithreading
3 28 (20.74%) UML
4 27 (20.00%) OO
5 25 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 23 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (16.30%) TDD
8 18 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 14 (10.37%) Low Latency
10 12 (8.89%) OOD
11 10 (7.41%) Unit Testing
12 9 (6.67%) Investment Management
12 9 (6.67%) BDD
12 9 (6.67%) SOA
13 8 (5.93%) Data Modelling
13 8 (5.93%) Scrum
13 8 (5.93%) MVC
13 8 (5.93%) Risk Management
14 6 (4.44%) Project Management
14 6 (4.44%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 133 (98.52%) Java
2 35 (25.93%) SQL
3 13 (9.63%) T-SQL
3 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.41%) C#
5 8 (5.93%) C++
6 6 (4.44%) C
6 6 (4.44%) VBA
7 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.22%) PHP
7 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.48%) XAML
8 2 (1.48%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 19 (14.07%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.11%) Degree
3 13 (9.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.48%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.74%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 29 (21.48%) Oracle
2 27 (20.00%) JBoss
3 20 (14.81%) Sybase
4 18 (13.33%) TIBCO
5 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.44%) ION Trading
7 5 (3.70%) IBM
8 3 (2.22%) GUPTA
9 2 (1.48%) webMethods
9 2 (1.48%) Software AG
9 2 (1.48%) Green Hat
10 1 (0.74%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.74%) CA
10 1 (0.74%) CODA
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