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 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)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 593 597
Rank change year-on-year +48 +4  
Contract jobs citing Swing 56 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.095% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 33
Median daily rate £585 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £338 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £550 £375
% change year-on-year -36.36% +46.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +27.14%  
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 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 14826 15294 15382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.05% 28.44% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10246 10766 10266
Median daily rate £426 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 181 209
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Swing
Job Vacancy Trend

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 24 June 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
Top 15 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 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
England +57 55 £585 +17.00% 14
London +30 45 £594 +18.75% 8
City of London -2 8 £519 +3.75% 1
South East +34 7 £350 -12.50% 2
Hampshire +19 5 £350 -
Basingstoke - 4 - -
North West - 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Abingdon - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £625 -
Manchester - 2 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £350 -
Warrington - 1 £400 -

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 with a requirement for Swing.

1 83 (100.00%) Java
2 37 (44.58%) Multithreading
3 29 (34.94%) Finance
3 29 (34.94%) Banking
4 28 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (33.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 27 (32.53%) Low Latency
6 26 (31.33%) Spring
7 25 (30.12%) JUnit
8 24 (28.92%) SQL
8 24 (28.92%) Electronic Trading
9 23 (27.71%) Front Office
10 20 (24.10%) TDD
10 20 (24.10%) Multithreaded Programming
11 18 (21.69%) Oracle
12 17 (20.48%) JavaFX
13 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
13 16 (19.28%) J2EE
13 16 (19.28%) HTML
13 16 (19.28%) OO
13 16 (19.28%) Eclipse
13 16 (19.28%) Maven
14 15 (18.07%) Investment Banking
14 15 (18.07%) Scrum
14 15 (18.07%) JSP
14 15 (18.07%) Web Services
15 14 (16.87%) XML
15 14 (16.87%) EJB
15 14 (16.87%) CSS
15 14 (16.87%) JavaScript

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 (7.23%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.41%) JBoss
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.20%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) SMS
2 1 (1.20%) DOCSIS
2 1 (1.20%) DSL
2 1 (1.20%) MGCP
2 1 (1.20%) VoIP
2 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.61%) Big Data
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 25 (30.12%) JUnit
2 16 (19.28%) Eclipse
2 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
2 16 (19.28%) Maven
3 7 (8.43%) Mockito
3 7 (8.43%) TeamCity
4 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.23%) JIRA
4 6 (7.23%) Spock
4 6 (7.23%) Subversion
5 5 (6.02%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (4.82%) Selenium
7 2 (2.41%) Ant
7 2 (2.41%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.20%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.20%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (1.20%) XMLSpy
General
1 29 (34.94%) Banking
1 29 (34.94%) Finance
2 23 (27.71%) Front Office
3 15 (18.07%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) International Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (95.18%) Developer
2 77 (92.77%) Java Developer
3 33 (39.76%) Java Swing Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 5 (6.02%) UI Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Agile Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (2.41%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (2.41%) Senior UI Developer
8 2 (2.41%) SOA Developer
9 1 (1.20%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.20%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.33%) Spring
2 17 (20.48%) JavaFX
3 16 (19.28%) HTML
3 16 (19.28%) J2EE
4 15 (18.07%) JSP
4 15 (18.07%) Web Services
5 14 (16.87%) CSS
5 14 (16.87%) EJB
5 14 (16.87%) XML
6 12 (14.46%) HTML5
6 12 (14.46%) Java RMI
6 12 (14.46%) Servlets
7 11 (13.25%) Hibernate
7 11 (13.25%) jQuery
8 10 (12.05%) Spring MVC
9 9 (10.84%) AWT
10 8 (9.64%) JDBC
10 8 (9.64%) JMS
10 8 (9.64%) SOAP
10 8 (9.64%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) User Experience
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.41%) Equities
5 2 (2.41%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Linux
2 8 (9.64%) Unix
3 7 (8.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) Multithreading
2 28 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.53%) Low Latency
4 24 (28.92%) Electronic Trading
5 20 (24.10%) Multithreaded Programming
5 20 (24.10%) TDD
6 16 (19.28%) OO
7 15 (18.07%) Scrum
8 13 (15.66%) Algorithmic Trading
8 13 (15.66%) MVC
9 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
10 10 (12.05%) Analytics
11 9 (10.84%) OOD
11 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.23%) DevOps
12 6 (7.23%) Refactoring
13 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
13 5 (6.02%) SOA
14 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
14 4 (4.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (28.92%) SQL
3 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.43%) PL/SQL
4 7 (8.43%) Shell Script
5 6 (7.23%) Korn
6 3 (3.61%) C++
6 3 (3.61%) XPath
7 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) C#
8 1 (1.20%) COBOL
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) Python
8 1 (1.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Oracle
2 13 (15.66%) Solace
3 6 (7.23%) TIBCO
4 5 (6.02%) Software AG
4 5 (6.02%) Talarian
4 5 (6.02%) webMethods
5 3 (3.61%) ForgeRock
5 3 (3.61%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.20%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.20%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.20%) Sun