The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SWIFT over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 338 361 294
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -67
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 77 69 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.27% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.73% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 74
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£475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £407 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £17.59 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
SWIFT
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8720 9419 9754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.58% 37.49% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5943 6535 6581
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 176 261
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £13.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

SWIFT
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SWIFT Jobs Demand Trend in London

SWIFT
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SWIFT Daily Rate Trend in London

SWIFT
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SWIFT across the London region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SWIFT Daily Rate Histogram in London

SWIFT
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SWIFT Hourly Rate Trend in London

SWIFT
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the London region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +15 30 £475 -7.31% 10
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
SWIFT
England

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 81 (57.86%) Banking
2 71 (50.71%) Finance
3 31 (22.14%) Cash Management
4 26 (18.57%) SQL
5 25 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (16.43%) XML
7 21 (15.00%) Oracle
8 20 (14.29%) Windows
9 19 (13.57%) French Language
10 18 (12.86%) UNIX
10 18 (12.86%) Back Office
11 17 (12.14%) Business Analysis
12 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (10.71%) Data Modelling
12 15 (10.71%) SAP
13 14 (10.00%) Derivative
13 14 (10.00%) WebSphere
13 14 (10.00%) Integration Testing
13 14 (10.00%) System Testing
14 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (9.29%) Project Management
14 13 (9.29%) Middleware
15 12 (8.57%) SAP FI
15 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
15 12 (8.57%) SQL Server
15 12 (8.57%) ERP
15 12 (8.57%) Degree
16 10 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
16 10 (7.14%) Tivoli
16 10 (7.14%) Use Case

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.00%) WebSphere Process Server
2 7 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.57%) CMS
4 4 (2.86%) IIS
5 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (8.57%) SAP FI
2 7 (5.00%) Loan IQ
3 3 (2.14%) HiPortfolio
3 3 (2.14%) Temenos T24
3 3 (2.14%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.43%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.43%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.71%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.71%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) SSL
2 3 (2.14%) SSH
2 3 (2.14%) LDAP
2 3 (2.14%) FTP
2 3 (2.14%) HTTP
3 2 (1.43%) VPN
3 2 (1.43%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) X.509
3 2 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) ATM
4 1 (0.71%) LAN
4 1 (0.71%) WAN
4 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (1.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.71%) DTS
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.71%) DB2
5 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.43%) XMLSpy
2 2 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Selenium
3 1 (0.71%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.71%) JUnit
3 1 (0.71%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.71%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.71%) JMeter
3 1 (0.71%) Bugzilla
General
1 81 (57.86%) Banking
2 71 (50.71%) Finance
3 19 (13.57%) French Language
4 18 (12.86%) Back Office
5 7 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 7 (5.00%) Retail
5 7 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.00%) Wholesale Banking
6 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (2.14%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.43%) Games
10 1 (0.71%) Law
10 1 (0.71%) Legal
10 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.71%) Marketing
10 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.71%) Local Government
10 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 64 (45.71%) Analyst
2 30 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 22 (15.71%) Applications Support
4 18 (12.86%) Consultant
5 15 (10.71%) Developer
6 14 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 14 (10.00%) Tester
7 11 (7.86%) Systems Tester
8 10 (7.14%) Payments Business Analyst
9 9 (6.43%) Banking Business Analyst
9 9 (6.43%) SAP Consultant
10 6 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) SAP FI Consultant
11 5 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) Service Management Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 4 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.43%) XML
2 13 (9.29%) Middleware
3 10 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (5.00%) CGI
5 6 (4.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (3.57%) FpML
7 4 (2.86%) SOAP
8 3 (2.14%) CSS
8 3 (2.14%) HTML
8 3 (2.14%) Web Services
8 3 (2.14%) WSDL
8 3 (2.14%) FIXML
9 2 (1.43%) SAP PI
9 2 (1.43%) REST
9 2 (1.43%) XSD
9 2 (1.43%) XSLT
9 2 (1.43%) EDI
9 2 (1.43%) .NET
9 2 (1.43%) JSP
10 1 (0.71%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Derivative
2 9 (6.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (2.14%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.14%) Market Risk
6 3 (2.14%) Equities
6 3 (2.14%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.43%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.43%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.43%) Clustering
7 2 (1.43%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.71%) iSeries
8 1 (0.71%) Open Source
8 1 (0.71%) iPad
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Windows
2 18 (12.86%) UNIX
3 9 (6.43%) Linux
4 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.57%) Solaris
5 3 (2.14%) AIX
6 2 (1.43%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.14%) Cash Management
2 25 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (12.14%) Business Analysis
4 15 (10.71%) Data Modelling
4 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (10.00%) System Testing
5 14 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (9.29%) Project Management
7 12 (8.57%) ERP
8 10 (7.14%) Use Case
9 9 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (6.43%) Service Management
10 8 (5.71%) Change Management
10 8 (5.71%) Test Scripting
11 7 (5.00%) BCP
11 7 (5.00%) Workflow
11 7 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (4.29%) Analytics
12 6 (4.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.57%) SQL
2 8 (5.71%) Java
3 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.14%) Perl
4 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.14%) XPath
5 2 (1.43%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (1.43%) Python
5 2 (1.43%) ActionScript
5 2 (1.43%) C
5 2 (1.43%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) COBOL
6 1 (0.71%) C#
6 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.71%) VBA
6 1 (0.71%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (8.57%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) IIBA
2 3 (2.14%) CBAP
2 3 (2.14%) MBA
2 3 (2.14%) ISEB
3 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.71%) PMP
3 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) SLA
3 3 (2.14%) EMIR
3 3 (2.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.43%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 10 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.43%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Oracle
2 15 (10.71%) SAP
3 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.43%) HP
5 8 (5.71%) IBM
6 7 (5.00%) Intel
6 7 (5.00%) Citrix
6 7 (5.00%) Misys
7 4 (2.86%) Sybase
7 4 (2.86%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.14%) Temenos
8 3 (2.14%) SunGard
8 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.14%) Reuters
8 3 (2.14%) Northgate
8 3 (2.14%) Fundtech
9 2 (1.43%) Tumbleweed
9 2 (1.43%) Axway
9 2 (1.43%) Altova
9 2 (1.43%) Radianz
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