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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Swing (Java)
UK
Rank 563 580 549
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -31
Contract jobs citing Swing 29 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.090% 0.099%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 40
Median daily rate £563 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £338 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £40.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.03%

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
13729 14466 13888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.68% 29.00% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9931 9409
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 258 184
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.94%

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 16 January 2017.

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 11 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +3 28 £563 +25.00% 9
London -10 20 £575 +2.22% 3
City of London -4 4 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
Hampshire +17 2 - -
South East +11 2 - -
East of England +2 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +1 2 - -
Portsmouth -2 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 61 (53.04%) J2EE
2 61 (53.04%) Unix
3 60 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 60 (52.17%) HTML
3 60 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (45.22%) Spring
4 52 (45.22%) CSS
5 51 (44.35%) EJB
6 50 (43.48%) JSP
7 48 (41.74%) XML
8 47 (40.87%) SQL
8 47 (40.87%) Linux
9 45 (39.13%) Oracle
10 43 (37.39%) XSLT
11 41 (35.65%) Web Services
11 41 (35.65%) Finance
12 38 (33.04%) jQuery
13 37 (32.17%) WebSphere
13 37 (32.17%) AngularJS
14 36 (31.30%) Spring MVC
14 36 (31.30%) MVC
15 33 (28.70%) Servlets
16 32 (27.83%) Scrum
17 31 (26.96%) Maven
18 30 (26.09%) HTML5
18 30 (26.09%) Spring Integration
19 29 (25.22%) JUnit
20 28 (24.35%) Jenkins
20 28 (24.35%) Relational Database

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 37 (32.17%) WebSphere
2 25 (21.74%) JBoss
3 22 (19.13%) GlassFish
4 19 (16.52%) WebLogic
5 14 (12.17%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.87%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) LDAP
1 3 (2.61%) SNMP
2 2 (1.74%) FTP
2 2 (1.74%) SSH
2 2 (1.74%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.35%) Relational Database
2 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.09%) MySQL
4 4 (3.48%) Big Data
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.74%) KDB
6 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.74%) SQLite
7 1 (0.87%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (26.96%) Maven
2 29 (25.22%) JUnit
3 28 (24.35%) Jenkins
4 26 (22.61%) JIRA
5 23 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 22 (19.13%) Git (software)
6 22 (19.13%) TeamCity
7 18 (15.65%) Eclipse RCP
8 15 (13.04%) Mockito
9 14 (12.17%) Spock
10 8 (6.96%) Subversion
11 6 (5.22%) NetBeans
11 6 (5.22%) Selenium
12 5 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (2.61%) Ant
13 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.61%) TortoiseSVN
14 2 (1.74%) ClearQuest
14 2 (1.74%) Toad
14 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (35.65%) Finance
2 24 (20.87%) Banking
3 11 (9.57%) Front Office
4 5 (4.35%) Games
5 2 (1.74%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.87%) Automotive
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 103 (89.57%) Developer
2 94 (81.74%) Java Developer
3 35 (30.43%) Senior Developer
3 35 (30.43%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (9.57%) C++ Developer
5 10 (8.70%) Java Swing Developer
6 9 (7.83%) C++/Java Developer
7 8 (6.96%) UI Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Java Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Java Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Automation Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Senior Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) Agile Developer
12 3 (2.61%) Agile Java Developer
12 3 (2.61%) PowerShell Developer
12 3 (2.61%) Senior Agile Developer
12 3 (2.61%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 3 (2.61%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (53.04%) J2EE
2 60 (52.17%) HTML
3 52 (45.22%) CSS
3 52 (45.22%) Spring
4 51 (44.35%) EJB
5 50 (43.48%) JSP
6 48 (41.74%) XML
7 43 (37.39%) XSLT
8 41 (35.65%) Web Services
9 38 (33.04%) jQuery
10 37 (32.17%) AngularJS
11 36 (31.30%) Spring MVC
12 33 (28.70%) Servlets
13 30 (26.09%) HTML5
13 30 (26.09%) Spring Integration
14 27 (23.48%) SOAP
15 26 (22.61%) REST
16 25 (21.74%) Hibernate
16 25 (21.74%) Java RMI
17 24 (20.87%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) User Experience
2 13 (11.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.61%) Derivative
5 3 (2.61%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.74%) Biology
6 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.74%) Life Science
6 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.87%) Equities
7 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 61 (53.04%) Unix
2 47 (40.87%) Linux
3 5 (4.35%) Windows
4 2 (1.74%) Solaris
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.30%) MVC
3 32 (27.83%) Scrum
4 25 (21.74%) TDD
5 24 (20.87%) UML
6 19 (16.52%) Refactoring
7 18 (15.65%) BDD
8 17 (14.78%) OO
9 13 (11.30%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
10 10 (8.70%) SDLC
11 9 (7.83%) Release Management
12 8 (6.96%) Multithreading
13 7 (6.09%) Algorithmic Trading
13 7 (6.09%) DevOps
14 6 (5.22%) Low Latency
14 6 (5.22%) OOA/OOD
14 6 (5.22%) OOD
14 6 (5.22%) Risk Management
14 6 (5.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 115 (100.00%) Java
2 60 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 47 (40.87%) SQL
4 21 (18.26%) C++
4 21 (18.26%) Shell Script
5 20 (17.39%) Korn
6 18 (15.65%) XPath
7 11 (9.57%) PL/SQL
8 9 (7.83%) Perl
9 7 (6.09%) Python
10 4 (3.48%) C
11 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.61%) Tcl
12 2 (1.74%) C#
12 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.87%) PHP
13 1 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.91%) Degree
3 12 (10.43%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.96%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.74%) PhD
5 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.30%) FATCA
2 2 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.87%) EMIR
3 1 (0.87%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Ansible
2 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (39.13%) Oracle
2 24 (20.87%) Solace
3 21 (18.26%) Sybase
4 8 (6.96%) Sun
5 6 (5.22%) MuleSoft
6 5 (4.35%) Black Duck
7 2 (1.74%) Talarian
7 2 (1.74%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.87%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.87%) Tableau
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