The table below looks at the statistics for SWT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SWT over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)
Rank 622 643 634
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing SWT 26 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.029% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.10% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 0
Median daily rate £500 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

SWT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SWT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SWT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SWT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SWT within the UK.

SWT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SWT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SWT within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

SWT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SWT
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SWT within the UK.

SWT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SWT
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWT within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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 +30 26 £500 -9.09%
South West +15 9 £550 -
Gloucestershire +7 9 £550 -
London -2 8 £475 -
Gloucester - 8 £550 -
North West +13 6 £475 -9.52%
Manchester -9 5 £475 -
City of London +24 4 £500 -
South East +12 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 £438 -
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Huntingdon - 1 £438 -
Cheltenham - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £438 -

SWT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SWT 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 SWT.

1 36 (100.00%) Java
1 36 (100.00%) Swing
2 34 (94.44%) Unix
2 34 (94.44%) J2EE
3 32 (88.89%) Relational Database
4 31 (86.11%) Eclipse RCP
4 31 (86.11%) WebSphere
4 31 (86.11%) GlassFish
4 31 (86.11%) JBoss
4 31 (86.11%) Eclipse
4 31 (86.11%) Oracle
4 31 (86.11%) SQL Server
4 31 (86.11%) Sybase
4 31 (86.11%) WebLogic
4 31 (86.11%) EJB
5 28 (77.78%) Security Cleared
6 22 (61.11%) DV Cleared
7 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
9 5 (13.89%) C
9 5 (13.89%) Scrum
9 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) JIRA
10 4 (11.11%) Linux
11 3 (8.33%) C++
11 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.33%) Sun
11 3 (8.33%) Sun Certification
11 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering

SWT
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 31 (86.11%) GlassFish
1 31 (86.11%) JBoss
1 31 (86.11%) WebLogic
1 31 (86.11%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) FTP
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
1 2 (5.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (88.89%) Relational Database
2 31 (86.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (86.11%) Eclipse
1 31 (86.11%) Eclipse RCP
2 5 (13.89%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Toad
Job Titles
1 33 (91.67%) Developer
2 30 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 10 (27.78%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 3 (8.33%) PowerShell Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Agile Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) Swing
2 34 (94.44%) J2EE
3 31 (86.11%) EJB
4 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
4 2 (5.56%) JDBC
4 2 (5.56%) JMX
4 2 (5.56%) JSP
4 2 (5.56%) REST
4 2 (5.56%) Servlets
4 2 (5.56%) SOAP
4 2 (5.56%) Spring
4 2 (5.56%) Struts
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (94.44%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.89%) Scrum
3 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (8.33%) TDD
4 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) C
4 3 (8.33%) C++
4 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 22 (61.11%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Oracle
1 31 (86.11%) Sybase
2 3 (8.33%) Sun