The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 579 557
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22  
Contract jobs citing Swing 37 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.085% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.37% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 44
Median daily rate £550 £550 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £313 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +27.14%  
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13777 14535 13851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.71% 28.23% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9574 10277 9071
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 180 183
Median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

Swing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Swing in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Swing in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Swing in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Swing in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
London +28 29 £563 -6.25% 7
North West - 6 £375 - 4
South East +18 1 - -
East Midlands -14 1 £315 -30.00% 1
Swing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 England region with a requirement for Swing.

1 63 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (46.03%) Finance
3 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (36.51%) Spring
4 23 (36.51%) SQL
5 19 (30.16%) JUnit
5 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
5 19 (30.16%) HTML
6 18 (28.57%) XML
6 18 (28.57%) Banking
6 18 (28.57%) JavaFX
7 17 (26.98%) Multithreading
7 17 (26.98%) Maven
7 17 (26.98%) JSP
8 16 (25.40%) CSS
8 16 (25.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (23.81%) Oracle
9 15 (23.81%) Low Latency
10 14 (22.22%) Jenkins
10 14 (22.22%) Electronic Trading
10 14 (22.22%) Front Office
10 14 (22.22%) Scrum
11 13 (20.63%) J2EE
11 13 (20.63%) jQuery
12 12 (19.05%) EJB
12 12 (19.05%) OO
12 12 (19.05%) TDD
13 11 (17.46%) Eclipse
13 11 (17.46%) Servlets
13 11 (17.46%) HTML5

Swing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 6 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.35%) JBoss
3 3 (4.76%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.59%) Mule
5 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) LDAP
1 2 (3.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) Big Data
3 3 (4.76%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) JUnit
2 17 (26.98%) Maven
3 14 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 11 (17.46%) Eclipse
5 5 (7.94%) Mockito
6 4 (6.35%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.35%) JIRA
6 4 (6.35%) Spock
6 4 (6.35%) TeamCity
6 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.76%) NetBeans
7 3 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (4.76%) Subversion
8 2 (3.17%) Ant
8 2 (3.17%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.17%) Selenium
9 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.59%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (1.59%) XMLSpy
General
1 29 (46.03%) Finance
2 18 (28.57%) Banking
3 14 (22.22%) Front Office
4 8 (12.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.17%) International Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Marketing
5 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (92.06%) Developer
2 54 (85.71%) Java Developer
3 15 (23.81%) Java Swing Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (9.52%) UI Developer
6 5 (7.94%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) C++ Programmer
8 2 (3.17%) C++/Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (3.17%) Programmer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior UI Developer
9 1 (1.59%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.59%) C++/C# Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Front Office Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (36.51%) Spring
2 19 (30.16%) HTML
3 18 (28.57%) JavaFX
3 18 (28.57%) XML
4 17 (26.98%) JSP
5 16 (25.40%) CSS
6 13 (20.63%) J2EE
6 13 (20.63%) jQuery
7 12 (19.05%) EJB
8 11 (17.46%) HTML5
8 11 (17.46%) Servlets
9 10 (15.87%) XSLT
10 9 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 9 (14.29%) AWT
11 8 (12.70%) Spring MVC
11 8 (12.70%) Web Services
12 7 (11.11%) Hibernate
12 7 (11.11%) STL
12 7 (11.11%) Struts
13 6 (9.52%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.76%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.76%) User Experience
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.17%) Equities
5 2 (3.17%) Life Science
6 1 (1.59%) Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Linux
1 9 (14.29%) Unix
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) Multithreading
3 15 (23.81%) Low Latency
4 14 (22.22%) Electronic Trading
4 14 (22.22%) Scrum
5 12 (19.05%) OO
5 12 (19.05%) TDD
6 10 (15.87%) MVC
7 9 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
8 7 (11.11%) Analytics
8 7 (11.11%) DevOps
8 7 (11.11%) UML
9 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.52%) Web Development
10 5 (7.94%) Algorithmic Trading
10 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
10 5 (7.94%) SDLC
11 4 (6.35%) Data Modelling
11 4 (6.35%) RAD
11 4 (6.35%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) SQL
3 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.29%) C++
5 5 (7.94%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.35%) Korn
6 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.76%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) Perl
8 2 (3.17%) Tcl
8 2 (3.17%) XPath
9 1 (1.59%) C#
9 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.17%) PhD
4 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) Solace
3 2 (3.17%) MuleSoft
3 2 (3.17%) Sun
4 1 (1.59%) Black Duck
4 1 (1.59%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.59%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.59%) Talarian
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago