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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 479 510 390
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -120
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 104 56 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.35% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 37 92
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£488 £487 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% -1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £444 £513
% change year-on-year
+9.79% -13.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
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
16026 15873 14143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.03% 32.19% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10025 10012 8555
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 635 610
Average hourly rate £18.24 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.04% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

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 28 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SWIFT across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

SWIFT Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 May 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 +68 97 £488 -2.50% 24
North West -11 3 £475 -
South West +11 2 £675 +38.39% 3
East of England +9 1 £600 +84.61%
East Midlands -6 1 £340 -
SWIFT
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SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 125 (65.10%) Banking
2 122 (63.54%) Finance
3 51 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 46 (23.96%) Business Analysis
5 35 (18.23%) QA
6 33 (17.19%) SQL
7 31 (16.15%) Cash Management
8 26 (13.54%) Investment Banking
9 24 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 22 (11.46%) UNIX
11 19 (9.90%) Financial Institution
11 19 (9.90%) Test Scripting
12 18 (9.38%) XML
13 17 (8.85%) Project Management
13 17 (8.85%) System Testing
14 16 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (8.33%) Oracle
14 16 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
15 15 (7.81%) Java
15 15 (7.81%) Wholesale Banking
15 15 (7.81%) Validation
16 14 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (6.77%) Front Office
17 13 (6.77%) Back Office
17 13 (6.77%) Linux
17 13 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.25%) Fixed Income
18 12 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (5.73%) Migration
20 10 (5.21%) ISEB

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7 (3.65%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.08%) CMS
4 2 (1.04%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.52%) CICS
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.13%) MS Office
3 4 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.56%) MS Project
4 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (1.56%) Kondor+
2 3 (1.56%) Loan IQ
2 3 (1.56%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.56%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.56%) ACBS
3 2 (1.04%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (1.04%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.52%) Global One
4 1 (0.52%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.52%) Loanet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Office 365
1 1 (0.52%) IaaS
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
1 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.08%) FTP
2 3 (1.56%) LAN
3 2 (1.04%) PABX
3 2 (1.04%) ATM
3 2 (1.04%) ISDN
4 1 (0.52%) MPLS
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) SMS
4 1 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.60%) RDBMS
1 5 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.08%) OLTP
2 4 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.56%) MS Access
3 3 (1.56%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.04%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.04%) QlikView
5 1 (0.52%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.60%) JIRA
3 3 (1.56%) Selenium
4 2 (1.04%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 125 (65.10%) Banking
2 122 (63.54%) Finance
3 26 (13.54%) Investment Banking
4 19 (9.90%) Financial Institution
5 15 (7.81%) Wholesale Banking
6 13 (6.77%) Front Office
6 13 (6.77%) Back Office
7 10 (5.21%) Retail
8 8 (4.17%) French Language
9 7 (3.65%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (3.13%) Retail Banking
11 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
11 4 (2.08%) Billing
12 1 (0.52%) Legal
12 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 113 (58.85%) Analyst
2 62 (32.29%) Business Analyst
3 26 (13.54%) Tester
4 14 (7.29%) Systems Tester
4 14 (7.29%) Architect
4 14 (7.29%) Test Analyst
4 14 (7.29%) Payments Business Analyst
5 13 (6.77%) Systems Analyst
5 13 (6.77%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.73%) Developer
7 10 (5.21%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.21%) Banking Business Analyst
8 9 (4.69%) Consultant
9 8 (4.17%) Applications Support
10 7 (3.65%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.13%) Manual Tester
11 6 (3.13%) Technical Business Analyst
12 5 (2.60%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.38%) XML
2 8 (4.17%) .NET
2 8 (4.17%) Middleware
3 6 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.56%) FIXML
5 3 (1.56%) CGI
6 2 (1.04%) XML Schema
6 2 (1.04%) XSLT
6 2 (1.04%) FpML
6 2 (1.04%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.52%) JSON
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.52%) JNDI
7 1 (0.52%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.52%) XSD
7 1 (0.52%) JDBC
7 1 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (6.25%) Fixed Income
2 12 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.21%) Equities
4 7 (3.65%) Derivative
5 4 (2.08%) Credit Derivative
5 4 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.56%) PMI
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.04%) STB
7 2 (1.04%) iSeries
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) Tandem
8 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.52%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.46%) UNIX
2 13 (6.77%) Linux
3 4 (2.08%) Windows
4 3 (1.56%) Solaris
5 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 46 (23.96%) Business Analysis
3 31 (16.15%) Cash Management
4 24 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 19 (9.90%) Test Scripting
6 17 (8.85%) Project Management
6 17 (8.85%) System Testing
7 16 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (7.81%) Validation
9 14 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.73%) Migration
12 10 (5.21%) Software Testing
12 10 (5.21%) Use Case
12 10 (5.21%) Test Planning
13 9 (4.69%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (4.69%) UML
13 9 (4.69%) Data Modelling
14 8 (4.17%) Change Management
15 7 (3.65%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.19%) SQL
2 15 (7.81%) Java
3 10 (5.21%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.65%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.13%) Perl
6 5 (2.60%) C++
7 3 (1.56%) C
7 3 (1.56%) C#
7 3 (1.56%) VBA
8 2 (1.04%) COBOL
9 1 (0.52%) Korn
9 1 (0.52%) DCL
9 1 (0.52%) Python
9 1 (0.52%) VC++
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (5.21%) ISEB
2 7 (3.65%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.65%) Degree
3 5 (2.60%) IIBA
4 3 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) MBA
6 1 (0.52%) CISA
6 1 (0.52%) CISM
6 1 (0.52%) CRISC
6 1 (0.52%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.23%) QA
2 4 (2.08%) EMIR
2 4 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 10 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (8.33%) Oracle
2 9 (4.69%) Calypso
3 8 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.17%) Sybase
4 6 (3.13%) HP
4 6 (3.13%) Misys
5 5 (2.60%) Bloomberg
5 5 (2.60%) IBM
6 4 (2.08%) Cognos
7 3 (1.56%) Actimize
7 3 (1.56%) Reuters
7 3 (1.56%) SAP
7 3 (1.56%) Murex
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco
8 2 (1.04%) Citrix
8 2 (1.04%) SmartStream
8 2 (1.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.04%) Charles River
8 2 (1.04%) VMware
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