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 3 months to 26 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.

Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 644 -
Rank change year-on-year +44 -  
Contract jobs citing SWT 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.013% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.047% 0.046% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Median daily rate - £550 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

SWT 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 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
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%  

SWT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SWT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 7 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 3 months to 26 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 +34 7 - - 3
North West - 5 - -
Manchester - 5 - -
Stockport - 3 - -
Abingdon - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
South East - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) HTML5
3 5 (62.50%) OSGi
3 5 (62.50%) Eclipse RCP
4 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (50.00%) OO
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) Swing
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) Gradle
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Microservices
6 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
6 2 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (25.00%) Big Data
6 2 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (25.00%) Applied Mathematics
6 2 (25.00%) Physics
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) OOD
6 2 (25.00%) Sun Certification

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 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (12.50%) GlassFish
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
1 5 (62.50%) Eclipse RCP
2 3 (37.50%) Gradle
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Angular Developer
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) HTML5
1 5 (62.50%) OSGi
2 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) Swing
4 1 (12.50%) EJB
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Applied Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Microservices
4 2 (25.00%) OOD
4 2 (25.00%) Physics
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
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