The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 266 274
Rank change year-on-year +34 +8  
Contract jobs citing Swing 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.092% 0.045% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.17% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £550 £375
% change year-on-year -36.36% +46.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.11% +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 South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2097 2384 2373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.45% 26.72% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1528 1500
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Swing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Swing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Swing in the South East

Swing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Swing in the South East

Swing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Hampshire +19 5 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Swing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Swing.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) OOD
1 7 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
2 5 (71.43%) Subversion
2 5 (71.43%) Apache Axis
2 5 (71.43%) Software AG
2 5 (71.43%) webMethods
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 5 (71.43%) J2SE
2 5 (71.43%) Java RMI
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) JUnit
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (28.57%) Applied Mathematics
4 2 (28.57%) Physics
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) SWT
4 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (28.57%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics

Swing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (71.43%) JUnit
2 5 (71.43%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SOA Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Apache Axis
1 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 5 (71.43%) J2SE
1 5 (71.43%) Java RMI
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) SWT
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) OOD
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Applied Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Big Data Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) Physics
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Software AG
1 5 (71.43%) webMethods
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle