The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SWIFT over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 171 200 176
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -24
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 31 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.33% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.51% 0.87% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 26
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£500 £563 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £363 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £713 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2053 2755 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.57% 37.79% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2076 2101
Average daily rate £470 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 66
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £34.85 £39.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

SWIFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SWIFT across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

SWIFT Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SWIFT
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SWIFT across the City of London region.

SWIFT Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SWIFT
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SWIFT across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SWIFT Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SWIFT
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SWIFT across the City of London region.

SWIFT Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SWIFT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SWIFT.

1 41 (71.93%) Banking
2 35 (61.40%) Finance
3 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (24.56%) SQL
4 14 (24.56%) Oracle
5 13 (22.81%) UNIX
5 13 (22.81%) Integration Testing
6 12 (21.05%) Cash Management
6 12 (21.05%) Project Management
7 11 (19.30%) System Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.04%) Investment Banking
8 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
9 7 (12.28%) Derivative
9 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.53%) French Language
10 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (10.53%) Financial Institution
10 6 (10.53%) Back Office
10 6 (10.53%) Windows
10 6 (10.53%) Linux
10 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (8.77%) HP
11 5 (8.77%) XML
11 5 (8.77%) ITIL
11 5 (8.77%) Java
11 5 (8.77%) ITSM
11 5 (8.77%) Service Management
11 5 (8.77%) Mainframe

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SWIFT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SWIFT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.02%) CMS
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Process Server
3 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Project
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (3.51%) Summit
2 2 (3.51%) Loan IQ
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.75%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.75%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) LDAP
1 2 (3.51%) FTP
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) SSL
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
1 2 (3.51%) X.509
1 2 (3.51%) Firewall
1 2 (3.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.51%) PowerMart
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.75%) JMeter
3 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 41 (71.93%) Banking
2 35 (61.40%) Finance
3 8 (14.04%) Investment Banking
4 6 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 6 (10.53%) Back Office
4 6 (10.53%) French Language
5 3 (5.26%) Spanish Language
5 3 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Retail
6 2 (3.51%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Legal
7 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (63.16%) Analyst
2 17 (29.82%) Business Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Tester
4 9 (15.79%) Systems Tester
5 8 (14.04%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Banking Business Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) Payments Business Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Service Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Service Management Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Banking Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Platform Manager
10 3 (5.26%) Technical Support
10 3 (5.26%) Applications Support
11 2 (3.51%) Consultant
11 2 (3.51%) Developer
11 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
11 2 (3.51%) Technical Support Analyst
11 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (3.51%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 3 (5.26%) FIXML
3 3 (5.26%) FpML
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.51%) .NET
4 2 (3.51%) CGI
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) Murex MxML
5 1 (1.75%) Java EE
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) JMS
5 1 (1.75%) WSDL
5 1 (1.75%) JSP
5 1 (1.75%) Struts
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Derivative
2 5 (8.77%) Mainframe
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Equities
4 2 (3.51%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.75%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) iSeries
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) UNIX
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (22.81%) Integration Testing
3 12 (21.05%) Project Management
3 12 (21.05%) Cash Management
4 11 (19.30%) System Testing
5 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.77%) Service Management
7 5 (8.77%) ITIL
7 5 (8.77%) ITSM
8 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.02%) Validation
8 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
9 3 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (5.26%) Use Case
9 3 (5.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) Java
3 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.51%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.51%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (1.75%) XPath
6 1 (1.75%) VBA
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) IIBA
2 2 (3.51%) CBAP
2 2 (3.51%) ISEB
2 2 (3.51%) MBA
3 1 (1.75%) PMP
3 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO 9001
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) EMIR
2 1 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (3.51%) Control-M
3 2 (3.51%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.26%) SunGard
4 2 (3.51%) Axway
4 2 (3.51%) Tumbleweed
4 2 (3.51%) Radianz
4 2 (3.51%) MKS
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Murex
4 2 (3.51%) Misys
4 2 (3.51%) Informatica
4 2 (3.51%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Temenos
5 1 (1.75%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.75%) jBASE
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
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