The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Swing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Swing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Swing (Java)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 156 192
Rank change year-on-year -3 +36  
Contract jobs citing Swing 7 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 0.76% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Median daily rate £625 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £550 £350
% change year-on-year -36.36% +57.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.49% +27.14%  

Swing is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1238 1183 1708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.94% 35.14% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1009 1013 1376
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Swing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Swing in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Swing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Swing in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Swing in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Swing in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Swing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Swing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Swing.

1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Spring
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Front Office
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 4 (30.77%) JavaFX
5 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (30.77%) Low Latency
6 3 (23.08%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (23.08%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (23.08%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Maven
6 3 (23.08%) J2EE
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) JUnit
6 3 (23.08%) EJB
6 3 (23.08%) JSP
6 3 (23.08%) Servlets
6 3 (23.08%) Struts
6 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
7 2 (15.38%) AWT

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) JUnit
2 3 (23.08%) Maven
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Front Office
4 2 (15.38%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
1 11 (84.62%) Java Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Swing Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) UI Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) JavaFX
3 3 (23.08%) EJB
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 3 (23.08%) jQuery
3 3 (23.08%) JSP
3 3 (23.08%) Servlets
3 3 (23.08%) Struts
4 2 (15.38%) AWT
4 2 (15.38%) JFace
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (7.69%) Java EE
5 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Low Latency
1 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Algorithmic Trading
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
2 3 (23.08%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (23.08%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
2 1 (7.69%) ION Trading