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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 561 536 478
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -58
Contract jobs citing Swing 48 55 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 49
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £388 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -4.76%
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
15034 14825 13750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 28.02% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10082 9622 8642
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 222 211 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 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 21 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 6 July 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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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 -19 47 £425 -5.55% 26
London +3 35 £525 +5.00% 7
City of London 0 13 £538 +19.44% 3
South West -3 6 £275 -
South East -13 5 £315 - 7
Hampshire - 4 £315 - 1
Bristol +1 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £315 -
Dorset - 2 £250 -
East of England -2 1 - -
Gloucestershire -6 1 £475 -
Essex -11 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 £325 -
Wrexham - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
Cheltenham - 1 £475 -
Poole - 1 £275 -
Reading - 1 £375 -
Wells - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £325 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (47.86%) SQL
3 41 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (33.33%) Oracle
5 33 (28.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (26.50%) Multithreading
7 30 (25.64%) Web Services
7 30 (25.64%) Spring
8 29 (24.79%) Linux
9 26 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 26 (22.22%) OO
10 24 (20.51%) Eclipse
10 24 (20.51%) XML
11 23 (19.66%) UNIX
11 23 (19.66%) Finance
12 22 (18.80%) Maven
13 21 (17.95%) C++
13 21 (17.95%) J2EE
14 20 (17.09%) E-Commerce
14 20 (17.09%) Hibernate
15 19 (16.24%) Subversion
16 18 (15.38%) XSLT
16 18 (15.38%) UML
17 17 (14.53%) JDBC
17 17 (14.53%) Struts
17 17 (14.53%) SDLC
18 16 (13.68%) Relational Database
18 16 (13.68%) HTML
18 16 (13.68%) WebLogic
18 16 (13.68%) MySQL

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 16 (13.68%) WebLogic
1 16 (13.68%) JBoss
2 9 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.98%) GlassFish
3 7 (5.98%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) MySQL
1 16 (13.68%) Relational Database
2 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.98%) SQL Navigator
4 5 (4.27%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.56%) KDB
6 2 (1.71%) Big Data
7 1 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) Eclipse
2 22 (18.80%) Maven
3 19 (16.24%) Subversion
4 15 (12.82%) NetBeans
5 14 (11.97%) Ant
6 12 (10.26%) JUnit
7 8 (6.84%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.13%) TortoiseSVN
8 6 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.13%) Eclipse RCP
8 6 (5.13%) CruiseControl
8 6 (5.13%) ClearQuest
9 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.71%) Gradle
12 1 (0.85%) jMock
12 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.85%) WebObjects
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 13 (11.11%) Front Office
2 13 (11.11%) Banking
3 9 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.42%) Retail
5 3 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.71%) Back Office
6 2 (1.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (73.50%) Developer
2 67 (57.26%) Java Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Java Swing Developer
4 10 (8.55%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Architect
5 9 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.98%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Development Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Software Development Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Tester
9 4 (3.42%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.42%) Programmer
9 4 (3.42%) Java Programmer
9 4 (3.42%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (1.71%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.64%) Web Services
1 30 (25.64%) Spring
2 24 (20.51%) XML
3 21 (17.95%) J2EE
4 20 (17.09%) Hibernate
5 18 (15.38%) XSLT
6 17 (14.53%) Struts
6 17 (14.53%) JDBC
7 16 (13.68%) HTML
8 13 (11.11%) Java EE
9 10 (8.55%) Middleware
10 9 (7.69%) JAXB
10 9 (7.69%) SOAP
11 8 (6.84%) Ajax
12 7 (5.98%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (5.98%) STL
12 7 (5.98%) JavaFX
13 6 (5.13%) EJB
13 6 (5.13%) SWT
14 5 (4.27%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.69%) Derivative
4 8 (6.84%) Visualisation
4 8 (6.84%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.27%) Life Science
5 5 (4.27%) Chemistry
6 4 (3.42%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.56%) Physics
8 1 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.79%) Linux
2 23 (19.66%) UNIX
3 10 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.13%) Windows
5 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.50%) Multithreading
3 26 (22.22%) OO
4 20 (17.09%) E-Commerce
5 18 (15.38%) UML
6 17 (14.53%) SDLC
7 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 9 (7.69%) TDD
9 8 (6.84%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.84%) Waterfall
10 7 (5.98%) Machine Learning
10 7 (5.98%) Validation
11 6 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.13%) Change Management
11 6 (5.13%) SOA
11 6 (5.13%) OOP
11 6 (5.13%) RUP
12 5 (4.27%) Performance Testing
12 5 (4.27%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 117 (100.00%) Java
2 56 (47.86%) SQL
3 26 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.95%) C++
5 14 (11.97%) Groovy
6 12 (10.26%) C
7 8 (6.84%) C#
8 7 (5.98%) Perl
9 6 (5.13%) Python
10 4 (3.42%) XQuery
11 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) Degree
2 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.55%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.71%) PMP
5 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) GridGain
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.13%) Sybase
5 5 (4.27%) IBM
5 5 (4.27%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.42%) Tableau
6 4 (3.42%) Siemens
6 4 (3.42%) Talarian
7 3 (2.56%) Sun
8 1 (0.85%) Software AG
8 1 (0.85%) webMethods
8 1 (0.85%) Google
8 1 (0.85%) Solace
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