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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)
UK
Rank 593 621 606
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -15
Contract jobs citing SWT 1 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.015% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.054% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 8
Median daily rate £513 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +46.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 £441
% change year-on-year
- +24.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
14150 14774 13887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 28.41% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9841 10193 9187
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 248 189
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +13.23%

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
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 2 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +37 1 £513 -6.81% 3
London +22 1 £513 +46.42% 1

SWT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) Swing
1 13 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 12 (92.31%) Eclipse RCP
2 12 (92.31%) WebSphere
2 12 (92.31%) GlassFish
2 12 (92.31%) JBoss
2 12 (92.31%) Eclipse
2 12 (92.31%) J2EE
2 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 12 (92.31%) WebLogic
2 12 (92.31%) EJB
3 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
3 11 (84.62%) Sybase
3 11 (84.62%) Unix
4 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) JIRA
8 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
8 2 (15.38%) Sun
8 2 (15.38%) Sun Certification
8 2 (15.38%) C
8 2 (15.38%) C#
9 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (7.69%) SQL
9 1 (7.69%) JDBC
9 1 (7.69%) JSP

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 12 (92.31%) GlassFish
1 12 (92.31%) JBoss
1 12 (92.31%) WebLogic
1 12 (92.31%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
1 1 (7.69%) SSH
1 1 (7.69%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Eclipse
1 12 (92.31%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Toad
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
1 13 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) Swing
2 12 (92.31%) EJB
2 12 (92.31%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) JDBC
3 1 (7.69%) JMX
3 1 (7.69%) JSP
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Servlets
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Struts
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 11 (84.62%) Sybase
3 2 (15.38%) Sun
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