The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SWIFT over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 497 457 422
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -35
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 82 94 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.63% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 62 84
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£475 £469 £447
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £340
% change year-on-year
- +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.25 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.35% +16.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 -
SWIFT
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15290 14865 13381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10003 9386 8026
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 625 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

SWIFT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SWIFT Jobs Demand Trend in England

SWIFT
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SWIFT Daily Rate Trend in England

SWIFT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SWIFT across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SWIFT Daily Rate Histogram in England

SWIFT
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SWIFT Hourly Rate Trend in England

SWIFT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 77 £485 +2.10% 10
East of England -9 2 £235 - 1
South East -30 1 - -
South West -30 1 £518 +59.23% 1
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
SWIFT
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SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 107 (63.69%) Banking
2 106 (63.10%) Finance
3 38 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (20.24%) Oracle
5 32 (19.05%) Cash Management
6 27 (16.07%) UNIX
7 26 (15.48%) Business Analysis
8 25 (14.88%) SQL
8 25 (14.88%) Project Management
9 24 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (13.10%) Back Office
11 21 (12.50%) Financial Institution
12 20 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (11.31%) Derivative
13 19 (11.31%) Degree
14 18 (10.71%) Investment Banking
14 18 (10.71%) Linux
14 18 (10.71%) Data Modelling
15 17 (10.12%) Integration Testing
16 16 (9.52%) Middleware
16 16 (9.52%) Windows
16 16 (9.52%) Risk Management
17 15 (8.93%) Change Management
18 14 (8.33%) Retail
18 14 (8.33%) French Language
19 13 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
20 12 (7.14%) Fixed Income
20 12 (7.14%) Microsoft
20 12 (7.14%) ITIL
21 11 (6.55%) XML

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 11 (6.55%) CMS
2 7 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.79%) WebSphere Process Server
4 3 (1.79%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.19%) JBoss
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Oracle Cash Management
2 9 (5.36%) Loan IQ
3 5 (2.98%) Summit
4 4 (2.38%) FLEXCUBE
4 4 (2.38%) SAP FI
4 4 (2.38%) HiPortfolio
4 4 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (2.38%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.60%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.60%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.60%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.60%) Kondor+
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.60%) ATM
2 1 (0.60%) LAN
2 1 (0.60%) WAN
2 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.98%) DB2
4 5 (2.98%) PowerMart
5 4 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.79%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.98%) JIRA
3 4 (2.38%) Toad
4 3 (1.79%) ERwin
5 2 (1.19%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.60%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 107 (63.69%) Banking
2 106 (63.10%) Finance
3 22 (13.10%) Back Office
4 21 (12.50%) Financial Institution
5 18 (10.71%) Investment Banking
6 14 (8.33%) Retail
6 14 (8.33%) French Language
7 11 (6.55%) Retail Banking
8 9 (5.36%) Wholesale Banking
9 4 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.79%) Legal
11 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.19%) Games
11 2 (1.19%) Law
11 2 (1.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (56.55%) Analyst
2 45 (26.79%) Business Analyst
3 20 (11.90%) Systems Analyst
4 17 (10.12%) Tester
5 16 (9.52%) Applications Support
6 14 (8.33%) Consultant
7 13 (7.74%) Developer
8 12 (7.14%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.36%) Banking Business Analyst
9 9 (5.36%) Payments Business Analyst
10 7 (4.17%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
11 6 (3.57%) Systems Tester
11 6 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.57%) Manual Tester
12 5 (2.98%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.98%) Support Specialist
12 5 (2.98%) Applications Support Analyst
12 5 (2.98%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.52%) Middleware
2 11 (6.55%) XML
3 9 (5.36%) CGI
4 6 (3.57%) FpML
4 6 (3.57%) .NET
5 4 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (1.79%) HTML
6 3 (1.79%) REST
6 3 (1.79%) XSD
6 3 (1.79%) XSLT
6 3 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.19%) SOAP
8 1 (0.60%) Struts
8 1 (0.60%) Web Services
8 1 (0.60%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.60%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.60%) JRules
8 1 (0.60%) JNDI
8 1 (0.60%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.31%) Derivative
3 12 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 10 (5.95%) Equities
5 9 (5.36%) Mainframe
6 8 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (4.17%) Thin Client
7 7 (4.17%) Fat Client
7 7 (4.17%) iSeries
8 4 (2.38%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.79%) AS400
9 3 (1.79%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.79%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.79%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.60%) DTCC
10 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.60%) Physics
10 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.60%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.07%) UNIX
2 18 (10.71%) Linux
3 16 (9.52%) Windows
4 4 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (0.60%) Solaris
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 32 (19.05%) Cash Management
3 26 (15.48%) Business Analysis
4 25 (14.88%) Project Management
5 24 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (10.71%) Data Modelling
7 17 (10.12%) Integration Testing
8 16 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 15 (8.93%) Change Management
10 13 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (7.14%) ITIL
12 11 (6.55%) System Testing
12 11 (6.55%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (6.55%) Waterfall
13 10 (5.95%) Test Scripting
13 10 (5.95%) Use Case
14 9 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
14 9 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (4.76%) ERP
15 8 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.88%) SQL
2 10 (5.95%) Perl
3 7 (4.17%) Java
4 4 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.38%) C
4 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.79%) RPG/400
5 3 (1.79%) RPG IV
5 3 (1.79%) VBA
5 3 (1.79%) C++
5 3 (1.79%) RPG
6 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.19%) C#
6 2 (1.19%) XPath
7 1 (0.60%) VC++
7 1 (0.60%) Tcl
7 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (11.31%) Degree
2 3 (1.79%) IIBA
3 2 (1.19%) CBAP
3 2 (1.19%) MBA
3 2 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.60%) PMP
4 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) EMIR
2 4 (2.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.79%) SLA
3 3 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.57%) Control-M
3 3 (1.79%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 34 (20.24%) Oracle
2 12 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.55%) Misys
4 8 (4.76%) SAP
4 8 (4.76%) IBM
5 7 (4.17%) Intel
5 7 (4.17%) Citrix
6 5 (2.98%) Informatica
6 5 (2.98%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.98%) HP
6 5 (2.98%) MKS
7 4 (2.38%) SunGard
7 4 (2.38%) Sybase
8 3 (1.79%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.79%) Mantas
8 3 (1.79%) Actimize
9 2 (1.19%) Norkom
9 2 (1.19%) Altova
9 2 (1.19%) Reuters
9 2 (1.19%) Calypso
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