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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Swing (Java)
Rank 592 590 567
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Contract jobs citing Swing 51 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.091% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.33% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 34
Median daily rate £500 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £283 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -

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
15063 15371 15061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.38% 27.49% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10626 10275 9847
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 213
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 26 June 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 20 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 26 June 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 +7 48 £500 +17.64% 17
London +7 27 £513 -2.38% 8
City of London +38 9 £500 -9.09% 4
South East +12 8 £360 +4.34% 4
South West +1 8 £550 +46.66% 1
Gloucestershire +3 7 £550 -8.33%
Middlesex - 5 £320 -
East Midlands - 4 £338 -
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 £338 -
Maidstone - 2 £400 -
Gloucester - 2 £600 -
Kent - 2 £400 -
Bristol +8 1 - -
Hampshire +2 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £338 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (42.06%) SQL
2 45 (42.06%) J2EE
3 36 (33.64%) HTML
4 35 (32.71%) XML
4 35 (32.71%) Eclipse
5 33 (30.84%) Unix
5 33 (30.84%) Multithreading
6 31 (28.97%) EJB
6 31 (28.97%) Oracle
7 29 (27.10%) WebLogic
8 28 (26.17%) Web Services
8 28 (26.17%) Linux
8 28 (26.17%) Spring
9 27 (25.23%) UML
9 27 (25.23%) JavaScript
10 26 (24.30%) OO
11 25 (23.36%) XSLT
12 23 (21.50%) JBoss
13 22 (20.56%) C++
13 22 (20.56%) C
14 21 (19.63%) Banking
15 20 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (18.69%) JSP
15 20 (18.69%) E-Commerce
16 18 (16.82%) CSS
16 18 (16.82%) Finance
16 18 (16.82%) WebSphere
17 17 (15.89%) Security Cleared
17 17 (15.89%) HTML5

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 29 (27.10%) WebLogic
2 23 (21.50%) JBoss
3 18 (16.82%) WebSphere
4 15 (14.02%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) Mule
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Teamcenter
2 5 (4.67%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (2.80%) BigMachines
3 3 (2.80%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) Internet
1 5 (4.67%) SSL
2 2 (1.87%) PuTTY
2 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) DVB
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) LDAP
3 1 (0.93%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) Relational Database
1 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) MySQL
3 2 (1.87%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.87%) KDB
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (32.71%) Eclipse
2 16 (14.95%) Maven
3 15 (14.02%) Subversion
4 13 (12.15%) Eclipse RCP
5 10 (9.35%) JUnit
6 8 (7.48%) Ant
7 7 (6.54%) Mockito
8 6 (5.61%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.67%) StarTeam
10 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.80%) Spock
11 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.87%) JIRA
12 2 (1.87%) jMock
12 2 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.87%) TortoiseSVN
13 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
13 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 21 (19.63%) Banking
2 18 (16.82%) Finance
3 13 (12.15%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.41%) Front Office
5 3 (2.80%) Dutch Language
5 3 (2.80%) Law
5 3 (2.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (85.98%) Developer
2 82 (76.64%) Java Developer
3 31 (28.97%) Java Swing Developer
4 11 (10.28%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (8.41%) C++ Developer
6 9 (8.41%) C++/Java Developer
6 9 (8.41%) E-Commerce Developer
6 9 (8.41%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 8 (7.48%) J2EE Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Unix Developer
8 7 (6.54%) GUI Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Java GUI Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Linux Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
10 5 (4.67%) Java Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (4.67%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.06%) J2EE
2 36 (33.64%) HTML
3 35 (32.71%) XML
4 31 (28.97%) EJB
5 28 (26.17%) Spring
5 28 (26.17%) Web Services
6 25 (23.36%) XSLT
7 20 (18.69%) JSP
8 18 (16.82%) CSS
9 17 (15.89%) HTML5
10 14 (13.08%) SWT
11 12 (11.21%) JDBC
12 11 (10.28%) jQuery
13 10 (9.35%) Hibernate
13 10 (9.35%) JavaFX
13 10 (9.35%) STL
13 10 (9.35%) Struts
13 10 (9.35%) XSL
14 9 (8.41%) Ajax
15 8 (7.48%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.80%) User Experience
5 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.87%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.87%) Physics
6 1 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.93%) Equities
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) RIA
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.84%) Unix
2 28 (26.17%) Linux
3 4 (3.74%) Windows
4 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.87%) OpenVMS
5 2 (1.87%) VMS
6 1 (0.93%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.84%) Multithreading
2 27 (25.23%) UML
3 26 (24.30%) OO
4 20 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.69%) E-Commerce
5 12 (11.21%) SDLC
6 11 (10.28%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.48%) MVC
7 8 (7.48%) Scrum
7 8 (7.48%) TDD
8 7 (6.54%) Data Modelling
8 7 (6.54%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (6.54%) Migration
8 7 (6.54%) SOA
9 5 (4.67%) CAD
9 5 (4.67%) Document Management
9 5 (4.67%) OOP
9 5 (4.67%) PLM
9 5 (4.67%) Release Management
9 5 (4.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (42.06%) SQL
3 27 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 22 (20.56%) C
4 22 (20.56%) C++
5 9 (8.41%) Perl
6 7 (6.54%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.74%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.80%) Python
9 2 (1.87%) C#
9 2 (1.87%) Korn
9 2 (1.87%) XPath
10 1 (0.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (15.89%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.95%) Degree
3 12 (11.21%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.87%) ISEB
6 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) FATCA
2 2 (1.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (28.97%) Oracle
2 13 (12.15%) Sybase
3 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.67%) Siemens
3 5 (4.67%) Tableau
3 5 (4.67%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.80%) Solace
5 2 (1.87%) Fidessa
5 2 (1.87%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.93%) Black Duck
6 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
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