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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Swing (Java)
UK
Rank 572 571 560
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11  
Contract jobs citing Swing 27 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.39% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 44
Median daily rate £538 £406 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.30% -20.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £618 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -21.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  

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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14008 14779 13928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.32% 27.98% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9711 10236 9022
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Swing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Swing in the UK

Swing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Swing in the UK

Swing
Top 14 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 3 months to 23 March 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
England +5 25 £538 +32.30% 15
London +1 16 £544 -1.13% 10
City of London +12 5 £538 -10.41% 1
North West +23 4 - - 3
Manchester +20 3 - - 2
Nottingham +7 3 £315 -30.00%
Nottinghamshire +4 3 £315 -30.00%
Stockport +3 3 - -
East Midlands 0 3 £315 -30.00%
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1

Swing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 70 (100.00%) Java
2 38 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (48.57%) Spring
4 33 (47.14%) Finance
4 33 (47.14%) HTML
5 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
6 30 (42.86%) SQL
6 30 (42.86%) CSS
7 28 (40.00%) XML
8 27 (38.57%) JSP
9 25 (35.71%) JUnit
9 25 (35.71%) J2EE
9 25 (35.71%) Maven
10 23 (32.86%) Linux
11 22 (31.43%) EJB
11 22 (31.43%) XSLT
11 22 (31.43%) Banking
12 21 (30.00%) Unix
12 21 (30.00%) Oracle
12 21 (30.00%) jQuery
12 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
13 20 (28.57%) Web Services
13 20 (28.57%) MVC
13 20 (28.57%) Spring MVC
14 19 (27.14%) Scrum
15 17 (24.29%) Servlets
15 17 (24.29%) JavaFX
16 16 (22.86%) Spring Integration
16 16 (22.86%) HTML5
16 16 (22.86%) TDD

Swing
Top Related 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 11 (15.71%) WebSphere
2 9 (12.86%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.14%) JBoss
4 4 (5.71%) GlassFish
5 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.43%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) LDAP
1 2 (2.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.29%) MySQL
4 2 (2.86%) Big Data
5 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.43%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 25 (35.71%) JUnit
1 25 (35.71%) Maven
2 21 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
4 12 (17.14%) TeamCity
5 11 (15.71%) Eclipse
5 11 (15.71%) JIRA
6 10 (14.29%) Mockito
7 9 (12.86%) Spock
8 6 (8.57%) Selenium
9 4 (5.71%) Eclipse RCP
9 4 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (5.71%) Subversion
10 3 (4.29%) NetBeans
10 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.86%) Ant
11 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
12 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.43%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 33 (47.14%) Finance
2 22 (31.43%) Banking
3 10 (14.29%) Front Office
4 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (92.86%) Developer
2 59 (84.29%) Java Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
4 12 (17.14%) Java Swing Developer
5 10 (14.29%) UI Developer
6 9 (12.86%) C++ Developer
7 6 (8.57%) C++/Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Senior UI Developer
9 2 (2.86%) C++ Programmer
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Programmer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior DevOps
10 1 (1.43%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
10 1 (1.43%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (48.57%) Spring
2 33 (47.14%) HTML
3 30 (42.86%) CSS
4 28 (40.00%) XML
5 27 (38.57%) JSP
6 25 (35.71%) J2EE
7 22 (31.43%) EJB
7 22 (31.43%) XSLT
8 21 (30.00%) jQuery
9 20 (28.57%) Spring MVC
9 20 (28.57%) Web Services
10 17 (24.29%) JavaFX
10 17 (24.29%) Servlets
11 16 (22.86%) HTML5
11 16 (22.86%) Spring Integration
12 15 (21.43%) AngularJS
13 13 (18.57%) Java RMI
13 13 (18.57%) REST
14 12 (17.14%) JMS
14 12 (17.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (11.43%) User Experience
3 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.14%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.29%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.86%) Equities
6 2 (2.86%) Life Science
7 1 (1.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Linux
2 21 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (4.29%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.57%) MVC
3 19 (27.14%) Scrum
4 16 (22.86%) TDD
5 15 (21.43%) OO
6 12 (17.14%) UML
7 10 (14.29%) Multithreading
8 9 (12.86%) Refactoring
9 8 (11.43%) BDD
9 8 (11.43%) Electronic Trading
10 7 (10.00%) DevOps
10 7 (10.00%) Low Latency
10 7 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
10 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (8.57%) Release Management
11 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.57%) Web Development
12 5 (7.14%) SDLC
13 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (5.71%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (44.29%) JavaScript
3 30 (42.86%) SQL
4 13 (18.57%) C++
5 11 (15.71%) Korn
5 11 (15.71%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.86%) XPath
7 6 (8.57%) Perl
7 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.71%) Python
9 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.86%) Tcl
11 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.43%) C
11 1 (1.43%) C#
11 1 (1.43%) PHP
11 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) FATCA
2 1 (1.43%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.43%) EMIR
2 1 (1.43%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Oracle
2 13 (18.57%) Solace
3 4 (5.71%) Black Duck
3 4 (5.71%) Sun
4 3 (4.29%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.86%) Talarian
5 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.43%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.43%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) Sybase
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