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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 476 495 427
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -68
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 111 73 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.45% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 94
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£475 £418 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £411 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.67% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
16533 16077 15522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.01% 32.57% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10599 9846 9403
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 628 661
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 +33 96 £475 +18.75% 13
South East -24 7 £375 +3.02%
Yorkshire - 4 - -
South West -4 2 £400 -20.00% 1
East of England - 1 - -
SWIFT
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SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 133 (63.64%) Banking
2 125 (59.81%) Finance
3 46 (22.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (21.53%) SQL
5 40 (19.14%) Business Analysis
6 34 (16.27%) Investment Banking
7 29 (13.88%) QA
7 29 (13.88%) Project Management
8 27 (12.92%) Integration Testing
9 24 (11.48%) Cash Management
10 23 (11.00%) Test Scripting
11 22 (10.53%) UNIX
12 21 (10.05%) Middleware
12 21 (10.05%) Back Office
13 20 (9.57%) System Integration Testing
14 19 (9.09%) System Testing
15 18 (8.61%) XML
15 18 (8.61%) IBM
16 17 (8.13%) Linux
16 17 (8.13%) Java
17 16 (7.66%) Migration
17 16 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (7.66%) Fixed Income
18 15 (7.18%) ISEB
18 15 (7.18%) Use Case
18 15 (7.18%) Wholesale Banking
19 14 (6.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 14 (6.70%) Perl
20 12 (5.74%) Oracle
20 12 (5.74%) UML

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 10 (4.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.44%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.48%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (2.87%) MS Office
2 4 (1.91%) MS Project
3 3 (1.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Algo Collateral
2 3 (1.44%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.44%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.96%) Kondor+
3 2 (0.96%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.96%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.96%) ACBS
4 1 (0.48%) Loanet
4 1 (0.48%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.48%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.48%) Global One
4 1 (0.48%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
1 1 (0.48%) PaaS
1 1 (0.48%) Office 365
1 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.39%) ATM
1 5 (2.39%) FTP
2 3 (1.44%) SWIFTNet
3 2 (0.96%) PABX
3 2 (0.96%) ISDN
3 2 (0.96%) LAN
4 1 (0.48%) SMS
4 1 (0.48%) WAN
4 1 (0.48%) SMTP
4 1 (0.48%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.31%) RDBMS
1 9 (4.31%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.91%) OLTP
2 4 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.91%) DB2
3 3 (1.44%) PowerCenter
4 2 (0.96%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.96%) QlikView
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.96%) MS Access
4 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (2.39%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.44%) Selenium
2 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.96%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.48%) JIRA
4 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.48%) Toad
General
1 133 (63.64%) Banking
2 125 (59.81%) Finance
3 34 (16.27%) Investment Banking
4 21 (10.05%) Back Office
5 15 (7.18%) Wholesale Banking
6 12 (5.74%) Front Office
7 11 (5.26%) Financial Institution
8 10 (4.78%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (2.87%) French Language
9 6 (2.87%) Retail
10 4 (1.91%) Billing
10 4 (1.91%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.44%) Legal
12 2 (0.96%) Law
13 1 (0.48%) Advertising
13 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (51.67%) Analyst
2 59 (28.23%) Business Analyst
3 18 (8.61%) Tester
3 18 (8.61%) Project Manager
3 18 (8.61%) Test Analyst
4 17 (8.13%) Architect
5 16 (7.66%) Payments Business Analyst
6 14 (6.70%) Systems Tester
7 12 (5.74%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.26%) Developer
9 10 (4.78%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.31%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.31%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (4.31%) Banking Business Analyst
10 9 (4.31%) SWIFT Engineer
11 8 (3.83%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (3.35%) Consultant
12 7 (3.35%) Banking Analyst
12 7 (3.35%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.05%) Middleware
2 18 (8.61%) XML
3 8 (3.83%) .NET
4 6 (2.87%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (2.87%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (1.44%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.44%) XSLT
6 2 (0.96%) XML Schema
6 2 (0.96%) CGI
7 1 (0.48%) HTML
7 1 (0.48%) FpML
7 1 (0.48%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.66%) Fixed Income
2 14 (6.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.31%) Equities
5 6 (2.87%) Derivative
6 3 (1.44%) PMI
6 3 (1.44%) DataPower
6 3 (1.44%) iSeries
6 3 (1.44%) EFT
6 3 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.96%) STB
7 2 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.48%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.48%) Economics
8 1 (0.48%) Tandem
8 1 (0.48%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.53%) UNIX
2 17 (8.13%) Linux
3 11 (5.26%) Solaris
4 9 (4.31%) Windows
5 5 (2.39%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.44%) VMS
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) AIX
8 1 (0.48%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.01%) User Acceptance Testing
2 40 (19.14%) Business Analysis
3 29 (13.88%) Project Management
4 27 (12.92%) Integration Testing
5 24 (11.48%) Cash Management
6 23 (11.00%) Test Scripting
7 20 (9.57%) System Integration Testing
8 19 (9.09%) System Testing
9 16 (7.66%) Migration
9 16 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (7.18%) Use Case
11 12 (5.74%) Validation
11 12 (5.74%) UML
12 11 (5.26%) Data Modelling
12 11 (5.26%) Software Testing
13 9 (4.31%) B2B
13 9 (4.31%) PRINCE2
14 8 (3.83%) RUP
14 8 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (3.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.53%) SQL
2 17 (8.13%) Java
3 14 (6.70%) Perl
4 10 (4.78%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.83%) C
6 7 (3.35%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.87%) C++
8 4 (1.91%) COBOL
9 3 (1.44%) C#
9 3 (1.44%) VBA
9 3 (1.44%) DCL
10 1 (0.48%) Korn
10 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.48%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.48%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.48%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.48%) Python
10 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.48%) RPG
10 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.18%) ISEB
2 12 (5.74%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.83%) Degree
4 5 (2.39%) IIBA
4 5 (2.39%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.96%) PMP
5 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CISA
6 1 (0.48%) CISM
6 1 (0.48%) MBA
6 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.48%) CBAP
6 1 (0.48%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.88%) QA
2 4 (1.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) Basel III
3 1 (0.48%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (8.61%) IBM
2 12 (5.74%) Oracle
3 10 (4.78%) HP
4 7 (3.35%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.39%) Green Hat
5 5 (2.39%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.91%) Murex
6 4 (1.91%) Sybase
6 4 (1.91%) Cognos
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco
7 3 (1.44%) Informatica
7 3 (1.44%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.44%) Misys
7 3 (1.44%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.96%) Reuters
8 2 (0.96%) VMware
8 2 (0.96%) Actimize
8 2 (0.96%) Temenos
8 2 (0.96%) Calypso
8 2 (0.96%) SmartStream
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