The table below looks at the statistics for SWT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SWT over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)
Rank 613 561 582
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +21
Contract jobs citing SWT 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.015% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.053% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15521 15181 15281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10288 9859 9171
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 276 389
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

SWT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SWT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWT within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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 -33 2 - - 1
London +13 1 - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -

SWT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SWT 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 SWT.

1 7 (87.50%) Eclipse
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) Swing
2 6 (75.00%) Eclipse RCP
3 5 (62.50%) GlassFish
3 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) WebLogic
3 5 (62.50%) EJB
3 5 (62.50%) JBoss
4 4 (50.00%) UNIX
4 4 (50.00%) Sybase
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) XSLT
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) C#
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) .NET
7 1 (12.50%) JUnit
7 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET

SWT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SWT 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 SWT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) GlassFish
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
1 5 (62.50%) WebLogic
1 5 (62.50%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Eclipse
2 6 (75.00%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) NetBeans
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) J2EE
1 6 (75.00%) Swing
2 5 (62.50%) EJB
3 2 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) SAML
4 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (12.50%) JFreeChart
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (12.50%) Java SE
4 1 (12.50%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) OO
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) TDD
1 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
1 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 1 (12.50%) MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Scrum
1 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) BDD
1 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Sybase
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle