Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 770 750 768
Rank change year-on-year -20 +18 -39
Contract jobs citing Swing 103 136 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.43% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 93 94
UK median daily rate £585 £535 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.35% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £504 £413 £308
90th Percentile £675 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -26.32% +5.56% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 4
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £40.00 £45.00 £39.85
90th Percentile £49.38 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -10.00% +2.86% +16.67%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32709 31881 32450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.96% 30.46% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23071 22056 22265
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.28% +2.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 372 556
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.35 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

Swing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Swing in the UK

Swing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Swing in the UK

Swing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Swing over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Swing in the UK

Swing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Swing in the UK

Swing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Swing over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Swing in the UK

Swing
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swing within the UK over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
England -26 102 £585 +9.35% 7
London -14 87 £585 +6.36% 4
UK excluding London +17 15 £350 -26.32% 3
South East -1 8 £350 -22.22% 1
North of England +45 5 £325 -33.33% 1
North West +23 4 - - 1
North East +58 1 £325 -
South West -11 1 £350 -36.36%
Wales - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 with a requirement for Swing.

1 103 (100.00%) Java
2 67 (65.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 61 (59.22%) Multithreading
4 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (44.66%) Multithreaded Programming
6 39 (37.86%) Banking
6 39 (37.86%) Spring
6 39 (37.86%) Front Office
7 38 (36.89%) SQL
8 30 (29.13%) Low Latency
9 28 (27.18%) Investment Banking
9 28 (27.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (24.27%) Test Automation
11 22 (21.36%) Linux
12 20 (19.42%) Solace
13 17 (16.50%) Performance Testing
13 17 (16.50%) Regression Testing
14 16 (15.53%) Web Services
14 16 (15.53%) Java RMI
15 15 (14.56%) TIBCO
15 15 (14.56%) Finance
15 15 (14.56%) JUnit
16 14 (13.59%) TDD
17 13 (12.62%) Hibernate
17 13 (12.62%) OO
17 13 (12.62%) Talarian
18 12 (11.65%) XML
18 12 (11.65%) HTML
18 12 (11.65%) J2EE
18 12 (11.65%) Oracle

Swing
Co-occurring 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 6 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.91%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.97%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.97%) JBoss
3 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.97%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (14.56%) JUnit
2 11 (10.68%) Eclipse
2 11 (10.68%) Maven
3 10 (9.71%) TeamCity
4 9 (8.74%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.74%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.74%) JIRA
5 8 (7.77%) Subversion
6 6 (5.83%) Mockito
6 6 (5.83%) Spock
7 2 (1.94%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.97%) Babel
8 1 (0.97%) DbUnit
General
1 39 (37.86%) Banking
1 39 (37.86%) Front Office
2 28 (27.18%) Investment Banking
3 15 (14.56%) Finance
4 2 (1.94%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) French Language
5 1 (0.97%) Military
Job Titles
1 96 (93.20%) Developer
2 92 (89.32%) Java Developer
3 61 (59.22%) Java Swing Developer
4 8 (7.77%) Senior Developer
4 8 (7.77%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (5.83%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 6 (5.83%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 5 (4.85%) SOA Developer
6 5 (4.85%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) SQL Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Agile Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Java Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) FX Test Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) IT Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (37.86%) Spring
2 16 (15.53%) Java RMI
2 16 (15.53%) Web Services
3 13 (12.62%) Hibernate
4 12 (11.65%) HTML
4 12 (11.65%) J2EE
4 12 (11.65%) XML
5 11 (10.68%) Middleware
6 10 (9.71%) HTML5
7 9 (8.74%) CSS
7 9 (8.74%) J2SE
7 9 (8.74%) SOAP
8 8 (7.77%) Apache Axis
8 8 (7.77%) EJB
8 8 (7.77%) JMS
8 8 (7.77%) jQuery
8 8 (7.77%) REST
9 7 (6.80%) JSP
9 7 (6.80%) Spring Integration
9 7 (6.80%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (65.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (4.85%) User Experience
3 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) Fintech
5 1 (0.97%) Acoustics
5 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.97%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.36%) Linux
2 8 (7.77%) Windows
3 7 (6.80%) Unix
4 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (59.22%) Multithreading
2 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (44.66%) Multithreaded Programming
4 30 (29.13%) Low Latency
5 28 (27.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (24.27%) Test Automation
7 17 (16.50%) Performance Testing
7 17 (16.50%) Regression Testing
8 14 (13.59%) TDD
9 13 (12.62%) OO
10 9 (8.74%) OOD
11 8 (7.77%) Scrum
11 8 (7.77%) SOA
12 7 (6.80%) MVC
13 6 (5.83%) Algorithmic Trading
13 6 (5.83%) E-Commerce
13 6 (5.83%) Electronic Trading
13 6 (5.83%) Risk Management
14 5 (4.85%) Refactoring
14 5 (4.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 103 (100.00%) Java
2 38 (36.89%) SQL
3 9 (8.74%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.77%) C++
5 7 (6.80%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.80%) Korn
6 6 (5.83%) Python
7 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.91%) C#
7 3 (2.91%) Perl
8 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.94%) XPath
9 1 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.97%) Clojure
9 1 (0.97%) COBOL
9 1 (0.97%) Groovy
9 1 (0.97%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (5.83%) Degree
2 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) MiFID
1 2 (1.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (19.42%) Solace
2 15 (14.56%) TIBCO
3 13 (12.62%) Talarian
4 12 (11.65%) Oracle
5 8 (7.77%) Software AG
5 8 (7.77%) webMethods
6 4 (3.88%) ForgeRock
6 4 (3.88%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.94%) Calypso
7 2 (1.94%) Sybase
8 1 (0.97%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.97%) Google
8 1 (0.97%) ION Trading