Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 757 730 722
Rank change year-on-year -27 -8 -25
Contract jobs citing Swing 81 113 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 72
England median daily rate £585 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £599
UK median daily rate £585 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +6.36% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
England median hourly rate £40.50 - £42.50
10th Percentile £40.00 - £39.55
90th Percentile £51.50 - £47.50
UK median hourly rate £40.50 - £42.50

Swing is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 29,794 28,240 28,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.26% 31.28% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,452 19,605 19,951
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 314 517
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.63 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Swing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Swing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Swing in England

Swing
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

Swing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Swing in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Swing in England

Swing
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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Swing in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Swing in England

Swing
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 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -31 68 £585 +6.36% 13
South East -24 8 £450 -2.70% 4
North of England +35 3 £325 -35.00% 3
North West +12 2 - - 3
North East +52 1 £325 -
South West +6 1 £350 -36.36% 1
East of England -21 1 £525 +18.31%
Swing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 81 (100.00%) Java
2 50 (61.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 45 (55.56%) Multithreading
4 39 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (40.74%) Multithreaded Programming
6 32 (39.51%) Spring
7 31 (38.27%) Front Office
8 29 (35.80%) Banking
8 29 (35.80%) SQL
9 23 (28.40%) Low Latency
10 22 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (25.93%) Investment Banking
11 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
12 14 (17.28%) Linux
13 13 (16.05%) XML
13 13 (16.05%) Regression Testing
13 13 (16.05%) Performance Testing
14 12 (14.81%) Hibernate
14 12 (14.81%) HTML
15 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
15 11 (13.58%) JUnit
15 11 (13.58%) Web Services
16 10 (12.35%) Finance
16 10 (12.35%) Maven
17 9 (11.11%) TDD
17 9 (11.11%) CSS
17 9 (11.11%) Oracle
17 9 (11.11%) Solace
18 8 (9.88%) SOAP
18 8 (9.88%) JavaFX

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 4 (4.94%) JBoss
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Apache
3 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) MySQL
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.23%) GIS
3 1 (1.23%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) JUnit
2 10 (12.35%) Maven
3 7 (8.64%) Subversion
3 7 (8.64%) TeamCity
4 6 (7.41%) JIRA
5 5 (6.17%) Eclipse
5 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.94%) Ant
6 4 (4.94%) ClearQuest
6 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.70%) Mockito
7 3 (3.70%) NetBeans
7 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.70%) Spock
7 3 (3.70%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (3.70%) XMLSpy
8 1 (1.23%) Babel
8 1 (1.23%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.23%) FishEye
8 1 (1.23%) Hudson
General
1 31 (38.27%) Front Office
2 29 (35.80%) Banking
3 21 (25.93%) Investment Banking
4 10 (12.35%) Finance
5 5 (6.17%) Electronics
6 2 (2.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 74 (91.36%) Developer
2 69 (85.19%) Java Developer
3 45 (55.56%) Java Swing Developer
4 4 (4.94%) Agile Developer
4 4 (4.94%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (4.94%) Analyst
4 4 (4.94%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (4.94%) Senior Developer
4 4 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Developer
4 4 (4.94%) Test Analyst
5 3 (3.70%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 3 (3.70%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 3 (3.70%) FX Test Analyst
5 3 (3.70%) IT Analyst
5 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) SOA Developer
5 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) HTML Developer
6 2 (2.47%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.51%) Spring
2 13 (16.05%) XML
3 12 (14.81%) Hibernate
3 12 (14.81%) HTML
4 11 (13.58%) Web Services
5 9 (11.11%) CSS
6 8 (9.88%) JavaFX
6 8 (9.88%) SOAP
7 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.64%) jQuery
7 7 (8.64%) JSON
8 6 (7.41%) HTML5
8 6 (7.41%) Java RMI
8 6 (7.41%) JSP
8 6 (7.41%) Spring MVC
9 5 (6.17%) J2SE
9 5 (6.17%) REST
9 5 (6.17%) XSLT
10 4 (4.94%) J2EE
10 4 (4.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (61.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (6.17%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.70%) Fintech
4 2 (2.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.23%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.23%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Linux
2 4 (4.94%) Unix
2 4 (4.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (55.56%) Multithreading
2 39 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (40.74%) Multithreaded Programming
4 23 (28.40%) Low Latency
5 22 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
7 13 (16.05%) Performance Testing
7 13 (16.05%) Regression Testing
8 9 (11.11%) TDD
9 7 (8.64%) OO
9 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.41%) MVC
10 6 (7.41%) UML
11 5 (6.17%) OOD
11 5 (6.17%) SDLC
12 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.94%) Electronic Trading
12 4 (4.94%) Mathematics
12 4 (4.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 81 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (35.80%) SQL
3 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.17%) C++
4 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.94%) C#
5 4 (4.94%) Korn
6 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.70%) Perl
6 3 (3.70%) Python
7 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.47%) XPath
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) Clojure
8 1 (1.23%) Groovy
8 1 (1.23%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Oracle
1 9 (11.11%) Solace
2 7 (8.64%) Talarian
2 7 (8.64%) TIBCO
3 4 (4.94%) Software AG
3 4 (4.94%) webMethods
4 2 (2.47%) Adobe
4 2 (2.47%) Google
5 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.23%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.23%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.23%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.23%) MuleSoft