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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Swing (Java)
Rank 578 573 576
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Swing 52 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 48 38
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £346 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £608 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.25%

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
15423 15952 15279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.94% 28.78% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10671 11113 10434
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 263 169
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.77 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 7 December 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 16 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 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 51 £550 - 10
London -12 36 £553 +0.45% 4
City of London +2 5 £515 +5.64%
West Midlands - 5 £375 - 1
South East +26 4 £450 +28.57% 1
Coventry - 4 £375 - 1
Hampshire +24 3 - -
Portsmouth +1 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £525 -
North West - 3 £525 -
East of England - 3 £460 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £460 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 £460 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Java
2 78 (59.54%) Unix
3 77 (58.78%) J2EE
4 70 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (50.38%) HTML
6 65 (49.62%) EJB
7 64 (48.85%) JavaScript
8 59 (45.04%) CSS
9 58 (44.27%) Oracle
9 58 (44.27%) Linux
9 58 (44.27%) Spring
10 56 (42.75%) SQL
10 56 (42.75%) JSP
11 54 (41.22%) XML
12 49 (37.40%) Web Services
13 47 (35.88%) XSLT
13 47 (35.88%) WebSphere
14 43 (32.82%) jQuery
15 42 (32.06%) Spring MVC
15 42 (32.06%) MVC
16 41 (31.30%) Finance
16 41 (31.30%) AngularJS
17 37 (28.24%) Spring Integration
17 37 (28.24%) Servlets
18 36 (27.48%) JUnit
18 36 (27.48%) HTML5
19 35 (26.72%) Scrum
20 34 (25.95%) Maven
20 34 (25.95%) JBoss
20 34 (25.95%) Eclipse

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 47 (35.88%) WebSphere
2 34 (25.95%) JBoss
3 31 (23.66%) GlassFish
4 27 (20.61%) WebLogic
5 12 (9.16%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.82%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.53%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) LDAP
1 4 (3.05%) SNMP
2 2 (1.53%) FTP
2 2 (1.53%) SSH
2 2 (1.53%) Telnet
3 1 (0.76%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.95%) Relational Database
2 30 (22.90%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.11%) MySQL
4 5 (3.82%) Big Data
5 3 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.53%) KDB
6 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.53%) SQLite
7 1 (0.76%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (27.48%) JUnit
2 34 (25.95%) Eclipse
2 34 (25.95%) Maven
3 31 (23.66%) Jenkins
4 30 (22.90%) JIRA
5 26 (19.85%) Eclipse RCP
6 25 (19.08%) Git (software)
6 25 (19.08%) TeamCity
7 21 (16.03%) Mockito
8 18 (13.74%) Spock
9 9 (6.87%) Subversion
10 8 (6.11%) Selenium
11 7 (5.34%) NetBeans
11 7 (5.34%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (3.05%) JBehave
13 3 (2.29%) Ant
13 3 (2.29%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.29%) TortoiseSVN
14 2 (1.53%) ClearQuest
14 2 (1.53%) Toad
General
1 41 (31.30%) Finance
2 29 (22.14%) Banking
3 10 (7.63%) Front Office
4 5 (3.82%) Games
5 3 (2.29%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 119 (90.84%) Developer
2 105 (80.15%) Java Developer
3 36 (27.48%) Senior Developer
4 35 (26.72%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (10.69%) C++ Developer
6 12 (9.16%) C++/Java Developer
7 11 (8.40%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 10 (7.63%) Java Swing Developer
9 8 (6.11%) UI Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Java Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Java Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) UX Developer
12 4 (3.05%) Automation Developer
12 4 (3.05%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.05%) Oracle Developer
12 4 (3.05%) Senior Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.05%) Unix Developer
13 3 (2.29%) Agile Developer
13 3 (2.29%) Senior Agile Developer
13 3 (2.29%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (58.78%) J2EE
2 66 (50.38%) HTML
3 65 (49.62%) EJB
4 59 (45.04%) CSS
5 58 (44.27%) Spring
6 56 (42.75%) JSP
7 54 (41.22%) XML
8 49 (37.40%) Web Services
9 47 (35.88%) XSLT
10 43 (32.82%) jQuery
11 42 (32.06%) Spring MVC
12 41 (31.30%) AngularJS
13 37 (28.24%) Servlets
13 37 (28.24%) Spring Integration
14 36 (27.48%) HTML5
15 31 (23.66%) SOAP
15 31 (23.66%) SWT
16 30 (22.90%) Hibernate
16 30 (22.90%) Java RMI
17 29 (22.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.03%) User Experience
2 12 (9.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.29%) Derivative
6 2 (1.53%) Biology
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.53%) Life Science
6 2 (1.53%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 78 (59.54%) Unix
2 58 (44.27%) Linux
3 6 (4.58%) Windows
4 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.29%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.06%) MVC
3 35 (26.72%) Scrum
4 31 (23.66%) TDD
5 28 (21.37%) UML
6 24 (18.32%) Refactoring
7 22 (16.79%) BDD
8 20 (15.27%) OO
9 15 (11.45%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.40%) DevOps
10 11 (8.40%) Release Management
11 10 (7.63%) SDLC
12 9 (6.87%) Electronic Trading
13 7 (5.34%) Algorithmic Trading
13 7 (5.34%) Multithreading
14 5 (3.82%) E-Commerce
14 5 (3.82%) Low Latency
14 5 (3.82%) OOA/OOD
14 5 (3.82%) Risk Management
14 5 (3.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 131 (100.00%) Java
2 64 (48.85%) JavaScript
3 56 (42.75%) SQL
4 26 (19.85%) Shell Script
5 24 (18.32%) C++
6 23 (17.56%) Korn
7 21 (16.03%) XPath
8 14 (10.69%) PL/SQL
9 11 (8.40%) Perl
10 10 (7.63%) Python
11 4 (3.05%) C
11 4 (3.05%) Tcl
12 3 (2.29%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.53%) C#
14 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.76%) PHP
14 1 (0.76%) Ruby
14 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (20.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.27%) Degree
3 19 (14.50%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.87%) Sun Certification
5 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.98%) FATCA
2 4 (3.05%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.76%) EMIR
3 1 (0.76%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Ansible
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (44.27%) Oracle
2 29 (22.14%) Sybase
3 28 (21.37%) Solace
4 9 (6.87%) Sun
5 7 (5.34%) MuleSoft
6 6 (4.58%) Black Duck
7 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.53%) Talarian
8 2 (1.53%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.76%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.76%) Tableau
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