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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swing (Java)
Rank 522 463 456
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -7
Contract jobs citing Swing 84 116 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.77% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 76 114
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£475 £550 £483
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +13.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +1.81%
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
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
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 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -51 81 £475 -13.63% 30
London -34 48 £550 - 11
South East -12 15 £310 -22.50% 10
City of London +6 14 £600 +4.34% 3
North West -2 11 £356 +30.73% 1
Surrey - 10 - - 9
Woking - 4 - -
Hampshire - 2 £310 -
South West - 2 - - 4
West Yorkshire +3 1 £325 +3.17%
Yorkshire +2 1 £325 +3.17% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £450 -
East of England -25 1 £450 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £275 -
Belfast - 1 £275 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Chatteris - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 4
Hertford - - - -
Horley - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Kettering - - - -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (98.55%) Java
2 45 (32.61%) SQL
3 40 (28.99%) Spring
4 37 (26.81%) Banking
4 37 (26.81%) Web Services
5 36 (26.09%) J2EE
5 36 (26.09%) Multithreading
6 34 (24.64%) Oracle
7 33 (23.91%) HTML
8 31 (22.46%) UML
9 29 (21.01%) XML
9 29 (21.01%) Hibernate
9 29 (21.01%) Relational Database
10 28 (20.29%) Finance
10 28 (20.29%) UNIX
10 28 (20.29%) Linux
11 27 (19.57%) JBoss
12 26 (18.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (18.84%) Investment Banking
13 24 (17.39%) Maven
13 24 (17.39%) Software Engineering
13 24 (17.39%) WebLogic
14 23 (16.67%) OO
14 23 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (15.94%) TDD
15 22 (15.94%) Sybase
16 21 (15.22%) E-Commerce
16 21 (15.22%) Subversion
17 20 (14.49%) EJB

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 15 (10.87%) WebSphere
2 15 (10.87%) Confluence
3 6 (4.35%) GlassFish
3 6 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.90%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.45%) Jetty
5 2 (1.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.72%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 18 (13.04%) MS Office
2 13 (9.42%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (3.62%) RMDS
2 5 (3.62%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.45%) Magento
3 2 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.72%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.01%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 12 (8.70%) Big Data
3 9 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.80%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.80%) Apache Accumulo
5 7 (5.07%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.07%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.90%) MySQL
6 4 (2.90%) MS Access
7 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.17%) Sybase ASE
7 3 (2.17%) Sybase IQ
8 2 (1.45%) KDB
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.72%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (17.39%) Maven
2 21 (15.22%) Subversion
3 18 (13.04%) JIRA
4 16 (11.59%) JUnit
5 9 (6.52%) Eclipse
5 9 (6.52%) Ant
5 9 (6.52%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.80%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.07%) ProC
7 7 (5.07%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (3.62%) Eclipse RCP
9 4 (2.90%) CruiseControl
9 4 (2.90%) NetBeans
10 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.45%) jMock
11 2 (1.45%) Selenium
11 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.72%) Gradle
12 1 (0.72%) DbUnit
12 1 (0.72%) Mockito
General
1 37 (26.81%) Banking
2 28 (20.29%) Finance
3 26 (18.84%) Investment Banking
4 12 (8.70%) Front Office
5 9 (6.52%) Retail
6 5 (3.62%) Marketing
6 5 (3.62%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.90%) Electronics
8 3 (2.17%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.45%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.45%) Military
9 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.72%) Automotive
10 1 (0.72%) Billing
10 1 (0.72%) French Language
10 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (71.74%) Developer
2 86 (62.32%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.04%) Java Swing Developer
4 16 (11.59%) Software Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Consultant
6 7 (5.07%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.07%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.07%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 7 (5.07%) Oracle Consultant
7 6 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) GUI Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Software Design Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.17%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.99%) Spring
2 37 (26.81%) Web Services
3 36 (26.09%) J2EE
4 33 (23.91%) HTML
5 29 (21.01%) XML
5 29 (21.01%) Hibernate
6 20 (14.49%) EJB
7 19 (13.77%) JMS
7 19 (13.77%) jQuery
8 18 (13.04%) CSS
9 14 (10.14%) Java EE
10 11 (7.97%) EJB 3.0
10 11 (7.97%) JSF
11 10 (7.25%) REST
12 9 (6.52%) HTML5
12 9 (6.52%) SOAP
13 8 (5.80%) JDBC
13 8 (5.80%) XSD
13 8 (5.80%) Kafka
14 7 (5.07%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (6.52%) Fixed Income
3 8 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.80%) Derivative
4 7 (5.07%) Data Conversion
5 6 (4.35%) Open Source
6 4 (2.90%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.90%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.17%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.17%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.45%) FMCG
8 2 (1.45%) Equities
8 2 (1.45%) DTV
8 2 (1.45%) GIS
8 2 (1.45%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.29%) UNIX
1 28 (20.29%) Linux
2 11 (7.97%) Windows
3 4 (2.90%) Solaris
4 3 (2.17%) Android
5 2 (1.45%) AIX
5 2 (1.45%) HPUX
5 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.09%) Multithreading
2 31 (22.46%) UML
3 24 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 23 (16.67%) OO
4 23 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (15.94%) TDD
6 21 (15.22%) E-Commerce
7 18 (13.04%) Low Latency
8 12 (8.70%) Data Modelling
9 10 (7.25%) OOD
9 10 (7.25%) BDD
10 9 (6.52%) Scrum
10 9 (6.52%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.52%) Investment Management
11 8 (5.80%) MVC
11 8 (5.80%) Risk Management
12 7 (5.07%) SOA
13 6 (4.35%) Time Management
13 6 (4.35%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (98.55%) Java
2 45 (32.61%) SQL
3 16 (11.59%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.14%) C++
5 13 (9.42%) T-SQL
6 12 (8.70%) C
7 10 (7.25%) Shell Script
8 9 (6.52%) PL/SQL
9 8 (5.80%) C#
10 6 (4.35%) VBA
11 3 (2.17%) PHP
12 2 (1.45%) PHP5
12 2 (1.45%) XAML
13 1 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (13.77%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.70%) Degree
2 12 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.80%) QA
2 4 (2.90%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.72%) MOM
Vendors
1 34 (24.64%) Oracle
2 27 (19.57%) JBoss
3 22 (15.94%) Sybase
4 18 (13.04%) TIBCO
5 10 (7.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.62%) IBM
6 5 (3.62%) ION Trading
7 3 (2.17%) GUPTA
8 2 (1.45%) SAP
8 2 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.45%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.72%) webMethods
9 1 (0.72%) Charles River
9 1 (0.72%) Software AG
9 1 (0.72%) CA
9 1 (0.72%) CODA
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