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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)
Rank 632 646 623
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing SWT 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.005% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.038% 0.019% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £525 £550 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +51.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
15783 15743 15287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.01% 28.78% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10965 10441
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 258 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
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 6 December 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 8 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 6 December 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 +10 6 £525 -4.54%
North West - 3 £525 -
Manchester - 3 £525 -
South West +8 2 £550 -
Gloucestershire +2 2 £550 -
Gloucester - 2 £550 -
Coventry - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -

SWT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 31 (100.00%) Java
1 31 (100.00%) Swing
2 29 (93.55%) Unix
2 29 (93.55%) J2EE
3 27 (87.10%) Relational Database
4 26 (83.87%) Eclipse RCP
4 26 (83.87%) WebSphere
4 26 (83.87%) GlassFish
4 26 (83.87%) JBoss
4 26 (83.87%) Eclipse
4 26 (83.87%) Oracle
4 26 (83.87%) SQL Server
4 26 (83.87%) Sybase
4 26 (83.87%) WebLogic
4 26 (83.87%) EJB
5 24 (77.42%) Security Cleared
6 18 (58.06%) DV Cleared
7 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (19.35%) JIRA
8 6 (19.35%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) Scrum
9 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.90%) Linux
10 4 (12.90%) Sun
10 4 (12.90%) Sun Certification
11 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
11 3 (9.68%) C++
11 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
11 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (9.68%) 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 26 (83.87%) GlassFish
1 26 (83.87%) JBoss
1 26 (83.87%) WebLogic
1 26 (83.87%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) FTP
1 2 (6.45%) SSH
1 2 (6.45%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (87.10%) Relational Database
2 26 (83.87%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (83.87%) Eclipse
1 26 (83.87%) Eclipse RCP
2 6 (19.35%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Toad
Job Titles
1 28 (90.32%) Developer
2 25 (80.65%) Java Developer
3 10 (32.26%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) PowerShell Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Agile Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) Swing
2 29 (93.55%) J2EE
3 26 (83.87%) EJB
4 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.45%) JDBC
4 2 (6.45%) JMX
4 2 (6.45%) JSP
4 2 (6.45%) REST
4 2 (6.45%) Servlets
4 2 (6.45%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) Struts
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Unix
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Scrum
3 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
3 3 (9.68%) TDD
4 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) Security Cleared
2 18 (58.06%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Sun Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Oracle
1 26 (83.87%) Sybase
2 4 (12.90%) Sun