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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 531 539 490
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -49
Contract jobs citing Swing 63 61 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.40% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 51
Average daily rate
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£434 £525 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.38% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £358
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%

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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 20 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 24 April 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 +2 62 £450 -14.28% 25
London +8 43 £525 -4.54% 5
City of London +20 13 £550 +4.76% 2
West Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 2
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 3
Leeds - 9 £375 - 2
South West +6 4 £473 +5.00%
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
North East - 4 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Gloucestershire -12 3 £473 +5.00%
Canary Wharf - 2 £625 -
Hampshire -14 1 £288 - 1
South East -16 1 £288 -25.80% 6
Somerset - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £725 -
Wells - 1 - -
Wrexham - 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 £325 -
North Wales - 1 £325 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 55 (47.01%) Oracle
3 47 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (38.46%) SQL
5 37 (31.62%) UNIX
6 36 (30.77%) Linux
7 34 (29.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (23.08%) Eclipse
8 27 (23.08%) Web Services
8 27 (23.08%) Spring
9 24 (20.51%) Relational Database
10 23 (19.66%) Front Office
10 23 (19.66%) Ant
11 22 (18.80%) HTML
11 22 (18.80%) JBoss
11 22 (18.80%) Finance
11 22 (18.80%) Hibernate
12 21 (17.95%) J2EE
12 21 (17.95%) JavaScript
13 20 (17.09%) XML
13 20 (17.09%) Maven
13 20 (17.09%) Derivative
14 19 (16.24%) C++
15 18 (15.38%) EJB
15 18 (15.38%) OO
15 18 (15.38%) Subversion
16 17 (14.53%) WebLogic
17 16 (13.68%) JDBC
17 16 (13.68%) MySQL
17 16 (13.68%) TeamCity

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (18.80%) JBoss
2 17 (14.53%) WebLogic
3 14 (11.97%) WebSphere
4 12 (10.26%) GlassFish
5 8 (6.84%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.85%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.85%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.68%) MySQL
3 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.98%) SQL Navigator
4 7 (5.98%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.85%) KDB
6 1 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 23 (19.66%) Ant
3 20 (17.09%) Maven
4 18 (15.38%) Subversion
5 16 (13.68%) TeamCity
6 15 (12.82%) JUnit
6 15 (12.82%) NetBeans
7 14 (11.97%) CruiseControl
8 12 (10.26%) Eclipse RCP
9 6 (5.13%) ClearQuest
9 6 (5.13%) TortoiseSVN
9 6 (5.13%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.71%) jMock
12 2 (1.71%) Gradle
13 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.85%) WebObjects
General
1 23 (19.66%) Front Office
2 22 (18.80%) Finance
3 14 (11.97%) Banking
4 7 (5.98%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.42%) Retail
6 3 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.71%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.71%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Advertising
8 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (70.94%) Developer
2 72 (61.54%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.80%) Java Swing Developer
4 10 (8.55%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (7.69%) Architect
6 6 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Software Development Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Development Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Java Programmer
7 5 (4.27%) Programmer
8 4 (3.42%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.42%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.42%) C++ Developer
8 4 (3.42%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.56%) Analyst
9 3 (2.56%) Tester
10 2 (1.71%) Analyst Programmer
10 2 (1.71%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.08%) Web Services
1 27 (23.08%) Spring
2 22 (18.80%) HTML
2 22 (18.80%) Hibernate
3 21 (17.95%) J2EE
4 20 (17.09%) XML
5 18 (15.38%) EJB
6 16 (13.68%) JDBC
7 14 (11.97%) XSLT
8 13 (11.11%) Struts
9 12 (10.26%) SWT
10 10 (8.55%) SOAP
10 10 (8.55%) JSF
10 10 (8.55%) Java EE
11 9 (7.69%) JAXB
12 8 (6.84%) Middleware
12 8 (6.84%) JavaFX
13 7 (5.98%) jQuery
13 7 (5.98%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (5.98%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (29.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (17.09%) Derivative
3 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.84%) Visualisation
4 8 (6.84%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.27%) Chemistry
5 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.27%) Life Science
6 4 (3.42%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.42%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.71%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.71%) Physics
7 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) Open Source
8 1 (0.85%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.62%) UNIX
2 36 (30.77%) Linux
3 10 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.69%) Windows
5 4 (3.42%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.38%) OO
3 15 (12.82%) Multithreading
4 12 (10.26%) UML
5 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.40%) E-Commerce
6 10 (8.55%) TDD
7 8 (6.84%) OOP
7 8 (6.84%) Risk Management
7 8 (6.84%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.98%) Machine Learning
8 7 (5.98%) Waterfall
8 7 (5.98%) Validation
9 6 (5.13%) RUP
9 6 (5.13%) Change Management
10 5 (4.27%) Functional Programming
10 5 (4.27%) Knowledge Discovery
10 5 (4.27%) SOA
11 4 (3.42%) PLM
11 4 (3.42%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 117 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (38.46%) SQL
3 21 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.24%) C++
5 15 (12.82%) C
6 14 (11.97%) Groovy
7 10 (8.55%) C#
8 7 (5.98%) Perl
9 6 (5.13%) Python
10 4 (3.42%) XQuery
11 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) DV Cleared
1 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.55%) Degree
3 7 (5.98%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) PMP
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (47.01%) Oracle
2 13 (11.11%) Sybase
3 11 (9.40%) TIBCO
4 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.98%) Sun
7 4 (3.42%) Siemens
7 4 (3.42%) Tableau
8 3 (2.56%) Talarian
9 2 (1.71%) IBM
10 1 (0.85%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.85%) Software AG
10 1 (0.85%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.85%) webMethods
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