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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 542 542 486
Rank change year-on-year
0 -56
Contract jobs citing Swing 54 53 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.36% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 49
Average daily rate
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£425 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £39.00

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
14410 14574 12928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 27.53% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9549 9635 8141
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 185 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 May 2015.

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 23 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 May 2015. 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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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 53 £425 -19.04% 30
London -1 36 £531 -3.84% 10
City of London +20 13 £550 +8.64% 6
South West +18 7 £474 +5.27%
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 -
Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 1
Leeds - 5 £375 -
North East - 4 - - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire -3 3 £475 +5.55%
Bristol - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 £600 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £625 -
East of England +4 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £325 -
North Wales - 1 £325 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Poole - 1 £275 -
Wells - 1 - -
Wrexham - 1 £325 -
Dorset - 1 £275 -
Essex - 1 - - 1

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (41.23%) SQL
4 43 (37.72%) Oracle
5 36 (31.58%) Linux
6 35 (30.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 34 (29.82%) UNIX
8 30 (26.32%) Web Services
9 27 (23.68%) Spring
10 25 (21.93%) OO
10 25 (21.93%) Eclipse
11 24 (21.05%) Finance
12 22 (19.30%) Front Office
12 22 (19.30%) Hibernate
12 22 (19.30%) JDBC
12 22 (19.30%) Ant
12 22 (19.30%) JavaScript
12 22 (19.30%) Multithreading
13 21 (18.42%) XML
14 20 (17.54%) J2EE
14 20 (17.54%) Maven
14 20 (17.54%) Derivative
15 19 (16.67%) Subversion
15 19 (16.67%) HTML
15 19 (16.67%) C++
15 19 (16.67%) Relational Database
16 18 (15.79%) JBoss
17 16 (14.04%) JUnit
17 16 (14.04%) MySQL
17 16 (14.04%) TeamCity

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 18 (15.79%) JBoss
2 15 (13.16%) WebLogic
3 11 (9.65%) WebSphere
4 9 (7.89%) GlassFish
5 7 (6.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 16 (14.04%) MySQL
3 11 (9.65%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.14%) SQL Navigator
5 6 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.88%) KDB
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (21.93%) Eclipse
2 22 (19.30%) Ant
3 20 (17.54%) Maven
4 19 (16.67%) Subversion
5 16 (14.04%) JUnit
5 16 (14.04%) TeamCity
6 15 (13.16%) NetBeans
7 14 (12.28%) CruiseControl
8 9 (7.89%) Eclipse RCP
9 6 (5.26%) ClearQuest
9 6 (5.26%) TortoiseSVN
9 6 (5.26%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.75%) Gradle
12 2 (1.75%) jMock
13 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.88%) WebObjects
13 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
General
1 24 (21.05%) Finance
2 22 (19.30%) Front Office
3 11 (9.65%) Banking
4 6 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.51%) Retail
6 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.75%) Back Office
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
8 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (69.30%) Developer
2 67 (58.77%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.79%) Java Swing Developer
4 11 (9.65%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Architect
5 9 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Software Development Engineer
6 6 (5.26%) Development Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Java Programmer
7 5 (4.39%) C++ Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Programmer
8 4 (3.51%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (2.63%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Tester
10 2 (1.75%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.32%) Web Services
2 27 (23.68%) Spring
3 22 (19.30%) Hibernate
3 22 (19.30%) JDBC
4 21 (18.42%) XML
5 20 (17.54%) J2EE
6 19 (16.67%) HTML
7 15 (13.16%) XSLT
8 14 (12.28%) Struts
9 13 (11.40%) Java EE
10 11 (9.65%) EJB
11 10 (8.77%) SOAP
12 9 (7.89%) SWT
12 9 (7.89%) JAXB
13 8 (7.02%) Middleware
13 8 (7.02%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (6.14%) JavaFX
14 7 (6.14%) STL
15 6 (5.26%) JSF
15 6 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (30.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (17.54%) Derivative
3 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (7.02%) Visualisation
5 5 (4.39%) Chemistry
5 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.39%) Life Science
6 4 (3.51%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.51%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.75%) Physics
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.58%) Linux
2 34 (29.82%) UNIX
3 10 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.02%) Windows
5 3 (2.63%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.93%) OO
3 22 (19.30%) Multithreading
4 15 (13.16%) UML
5 14 (12.28%) E-Commerce
5 14 (12.28%) SDLC
6 11 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (9.65%) Software Engineering
7 10 (8.77%) TDD
8 8 (7.02%) Risk Management
8 8 (7.02%) OOP
8 8 (7.02%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.14%) Machine Learning
9 7 (6.14%) Validation
10 6 (5.26%) RUP
10 6 (5.26%) SOA
11 5 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.39%) Functional Programming
11 5 (4.39%) Knowledge Discovery
11 5 (4.39%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (100.00%) Java
2 47 (41.23%) SQL
3 22 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.67%) C++
5 14 (12.28%) C
5 14 (12.28%) Groovy
6 11 (9.65%) C#
7 7 (6.14%) Perl
8 6 (5.26%) Python
9 4 (3.51%) XQuery
10 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.40%) DV Cleared
3 11 (9.65%) Degree
4 6 (5.26%) Sun Certification
5 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) PMP
6 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (37.72%) Oracle
2 10 (8.77%) Red Hat
3 9 (7.89%) Sybase
4 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.02%) TIBCO
5 6 (5.26%) Sun
6 4 (3.51%) Siemens
6 4 (3.51%) Talarian
6 4 (3.51%) Tableau
7 2 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Solace
8 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.88%) Software AG
8 1 (0.88%) webMethods
8 1 (0.88%) Google
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