Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SWT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SWT over the 6 months to 24 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.

Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 892 853 877
Rank change year-on-year -39 +24 -9
Contract jobs citing SWT 4 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.031% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.012% 0.10% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 9
UK median daily rate £425 £513 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% -6.82% +41.94%
10th Percentile £368 £438 £471
90th Percentile £458 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -19.05% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 26
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

SWT 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 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
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 375 372 557
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 £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

SWT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SWT in the UK

SWT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SWT in the UK

SWT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SWT in the UK

SWT
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWT within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -37 3 £400 -21.95% 1
UK excluding London +12 2 £425 -19.05% 1
London -17 2 £400 -15.79%
South East +4 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SWT 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 SWT.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (50.00%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (25.00%) Gradle
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Games
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (25.00%) Online Games
4 1 (25.00%) GlassFish
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) JavaFX
4 1 (25.00%) JFace
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (25.00%) EJB
4 1 (25.00%) JBoss
4 1 (25.00%) Swing
4 1 (25.00%) Client/Server

SWT
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 1 (25.00%) GlassFish
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) Gradle
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) EJB
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) JavaFX
1 1 (25.00%) JFace
1 1 (25.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle