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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)
Rank 571 - 514
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SWT 8 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% - 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.058% - 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
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£430 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 - £450
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
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
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 5 March 2015.

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 10 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 5 March 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 - 8 £430 -
London - 5 £340 -
South West - 3 £473 -
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -

SWT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 13 (92.86%) Swing
2 13 (92.86%) Eclipse RCP
3 12 (85.71%) JBoss
3 12 (85.71%) GlassFish
3 12 (85.71%) WebLogic
3 12 (85.71%) EJB
3 12 (85.71%) J2EE
3 12 (85.71%) WebSphere
4 11 (78.57%) Oracle
4 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
4 11 (78.57%) Sybase
4 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
5 10 (71.43%) DV Cleared
5 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
5 10 (71.43%) UNIX
6 6 (42.86%) Sun
6 6 (42.86%) Sun Certification
7 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (28.57%) Windows
8 4 (28.57%) Windows NT
8 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (21.43%) C
10 2 (14.29%) OO
10 2 (14.29%) XML
10 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
11 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
11 1 (7.14%) RESTful

SWT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 12 (85.71%) JBoss
1 12 (85.71%) GlassFish
1 12 (85.71%) WebLogic
1 12 (85.71%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
1 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 13 (92.86%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
1 14 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) Swing
2 12 (85.71%) EJB
2 12 (85.71%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) JFreeChart
4 1 (7.14%) J2SE
4 1 (7.14%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.14%) OOD
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) XPath
3 1 (7.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) DV Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Sun Certification
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) PhD
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle
1 11 (78.57%) Sybase
2 6 (42.86%) Sun