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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Swing (Java)
Rank 566 548 492
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -56
Contract jobs citing Swing 54 63 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 55
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £582 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.82% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £54.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £54.50
% change year-on-year
- -44.95%

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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 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 24 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 31 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 -34 52 £525 +16.66% 37
London -4 37 £525 +10.52% 9
City of London -11 11 £508 +9.72% 2
South East -12 6 £315 - 8
South West -5 5 £275 -
Hampshire - 5 £315 -
Winchester - 3 £315 -
Bristol -2 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 2 £450 +104.54% 1
North East -25 2 £450 +104.54% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 2 £450 +104.54% 1
Dorset - 2 £250 -
Gloucestershire 0 1 £550 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
East of England -2 1 - -
Cambridge -8 1 - -
Poole - 1 £275 -
Reading - 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
Nottingham - 1 £463 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £463 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £463 - 3
Aberdeen - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Java
2 58 (49.15%) SQL
3 38 (32.20%) Multithreading
4 37 (31.36%) Oracle
5 32 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (24.58%) Web Services
6 29 (24.58%) OO
6 29 (24.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (23.73%) Spring
8 24 (20.34%) Finance
8 24 (20.34%) Eclipse
8 24 (20.34%) XML
8 24 (20.34%) C++
9 23 (19.49%) J2EE
9 23 (19.49%) E-Commerce
10 22 (18.64%) Linux
10 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
11 19 (16.10%) Subversion
12 18 (15.25%) Maven
13 17 (14.41%) WebLogic
13 17 (14.41%) UML
13 17 (14.41%) Hibernate
14 16 (13.56%) XSLT
14 16 (13.56%) UNIX
14 16 (13.56%) Relational Database
15 15 (12.71%) HTML
15 15 (12.71%) C
15 15 (12.71%) Banking
16 14 (11.86%) Degree
16 14 (11.86%) JDBC

Swing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 17 (14.41%) WebLogic
2 12 (10.17%) JBoss
3 10 (8.47%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.08%) GlassFish
5 5 (4.24%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.69%) Apache
7 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.85%) Confluence
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) PaaS
2 1 (0.85%) GitHub
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.56%) Relational Database
2 12 (10.17%) MySQL
2 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.39%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (2.54%) KDB
6 2 (1.69%) Big Data
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) DB2
7 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (20.34%) Eclipse
2 19 (16.10%) Subversion
3 18 (15.25%) Maven
4 11 (9.32%) NetBeans
5 9 (7.63%) JUnit
6 5 (4.24%) Eclipse RCP
6 5 (4.24%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.39%) Ant
8 3 (2.54%) ClearQuest
8 3 (2.54%) TortoiseSVN
8 3 (2.54%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.69%) Gradle
9 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 2 (1.69%) VisualAge
9 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.85%) WebObjects
10 1 (0.85%) JIRA
10 1 (0.85%) jMock
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
2 15 (12.71%) Banking
3 11 (9.32%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.78%) Front Office
5 6 (5.08%) Retail
6 5 (4.24%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.54%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.54%) Back Office
7 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.85%) Publishing
9 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (72.03%) Developer
2 64 (54.24%) Java Developer
3 35 (29.66%) Java Swing Developer
4 10 (8.47%) Software Engineer
4 10 (8.47%) Architect
5 9 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.93%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.08%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Software Development Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Development Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (2.54%) Tester
11 2 (1.69%) Programme Manager
11 2 (1.69%) Consultant
11 2 (1.69%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.58%) Web Services
2 28 (23.73%) Spring
3 24 (20.34%) XML
4 23 (19.49%) J2EE
5 17 (14.41%) Hibernate
6 16 (13.56%) XSLT
7 15 (12.71%) HTML
8 14 (11.86%) JDBC
9 13 (11.02%) Struts
10 10 (8.47%) Java EE
11 9 (7.63%) Middleware
12 8 (6.78%) XSL
12 8 (6.78%) SOAP
12 8 (6.78%) EJB
12 8 (6.78%) Ajax
13 7 (5.93%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (5.93%) JavaFX
13 7 (5.93%) Itk
13 7 (5.93%) STL
14 6 (5.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.78%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.24%) Life Science
4 5 (4.24%) Chemistry
5 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.39%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.54%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.54%) Physics
6 3 (2.54%) Derivative
7 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.64%) Linux
2 16 (13.56%) UNIX
3 7 (5.93%) Windows
4 6 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.20%) Multithreading
2 32 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.58%) OO
4 23 (19.49%) E-Commerce
5 17 (14.41%) UML
6 14 (11.86%) SDLC
7 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.47%) SOA
8 10 (8.47%) TDD
9 8 (6.78%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.78%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.78%) OOP
10 7 (5.93%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (5.93%) CAD
10 7 (5.93%) Change Management
10 7 (5.93%) Validation
10 7 (5.93%) PLM
10 7 (5.93%) Machine Learning
10 7 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (5.08%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (100.00%) Java
2 58 (49.15%) SQL
3 24 (20.34%) C++
4 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.71%) C
6 10 (8.47%) Groovy
7 7 (5.93%) Perl
8 6 (5.08%) C#
8 6 (5.08%) Python
9 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.85%) VBA
10 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Degree
2 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.63%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) PMP
5 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) GridGain
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (31.36%) Oracle
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.93%) Siemens
3 7 (5.93%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.08%) Sybase
4 6 (5.08%) Tableau
5 5 (4.24%) IBM
5 5 (4.24%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.39%) Talarian
7 1 (0.85%) Solace
7 1 (0.85%) webMethods
7 1 (0.85%) GUPTA
7 1 (0.85%) Google
7 1 (0.85%) Sun
7 1 (0.85%) Software AG
7 1 (0.85%) BEA
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