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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 360 344 356
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 51 72 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.94% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 57 33
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £423
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
7581 7663 8394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.73% 36.17% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5311 5369 5705
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 150 161
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +39 21 £613 +27.27% 7
Canary Wharf - 1 £365 -
SWIFT
England

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 74 (55.64%) Banking
2 72 (54.14%) Finance
3 37 (27.82%) SEPA
4 36 (27.07%) SQL
5 27 (20.30%) Unix
6 25 (18.80%) System Integration Testing
7 21 (15.79%) Linux
7 21 (15.79%) Oracle
7 21 (15.79%) Java
7 21 (15.79%) Investment Banking
8 19 (14.29%) Back Office
9 18 (13.53%) Windows
10 17 (12.78%) QA
11 16 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (11.28%) Integration Testing
13 14 (10.53%) Test Scripting
13 14 (10.53%) Project Management
13 14 (10.53%) XML
14 13 (9.77%) Middleware
14 13 (9.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
15 12 (9.02%) Change Management
15 12 (9.02%) Front Office
15 12 (9.02%) IBM
15 12 (9.02%) TDD
15 12 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (8.27%) Fixed Income
16 11 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (7.52%) Firewall
17 10 (7.52%) TCP/IP

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (6.02%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.76%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.01%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.26%) JBoss
4 3 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.50%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.75%) Apache
6 1 (0.75%) CICS
6 1 (0.75%) Confluence
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.26%) MS Office
4 2 (1.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Front Arena
2 2 (1.50%) Kondor
3 1 (0.75%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.75%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) Firewall
1 10 (7.52%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.76%) SWIFTNet
3 4 (3.01%) ATM
3 4 (3.01%) VPN
4 3 (2.26%) DHCP
4 3 (2.26%) DNS
4 3 (2.26%) Internet
5 2 (1.50%) FTP
5 2 (1.50%) HTTP
5 2 (1.50%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.50%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) DB2
2 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.50%) PowerCenter
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.75%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) JIRA
2 3 (2.26%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.50%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.50%) ProC
3 2 (1.50%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.75%) TestDirector
General
1 74 (55.64%) Banking
2 72 (54.14%) Finance
3 21 (15.79%) Investment Banking
4 19 (14.29%) Back Office
5 12 (9.02%) Front Office
6 3 (2.26%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.50%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.75%) International Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (43.61%) Analyst
2 28 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 16 (12.03%) Support Analyst
4 15 (11.28%) Test Manager
5 14 (10.53%) Banking Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) Payments Business Analyst
6 12 (9.02%) Test Analyst
7 11 (8.27%) Applications Support
7 11 (8.27%) Programme Manager
7 11 (8.27%) Project Manager
7 11 (8.27%) Systems Analyst
8 10 (7.52%) Applications Support Analyst
8 10 (7.52%) Developer
8 10 (7.52%) Programme Test Manager
8 10 (7.52%) Test Programme Manager
9 9 (6.77%) SWIFT Specialist
10 8 (6.02%) Systems Test Analyst
10 8 (6.02%) Systems Tester
10 8 (6.02%) Tester
11 7 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.53%) XML
2 13 (9.77%) Middleware
3 10 (7.52%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (5.26%) JMS
5 4 (3.01%) FpML
5 4 (3.01%) Web Services
6 3 (2.26%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (2.26%) REST
6 3 (2.26%) SOAP
6 3 (2.26%) XML Messaging
6 3 (2.26%) XSLT
7 2 (1.50%) EDI
7 2 (1.50%) JSON
7 2 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.50%) WSDL
7 2 (1.50%) XSD
7 2 (1.50%) XSL
8 1 (0.75%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.75%) PAYMUL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (8.27%) Fixed Income
3 8 (6.02%) Derivative
3 8 (6.02%) Equities
3 8 (6.02%) Online Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.26%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (2.26%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.50%) Tandem
7 1 (0.75%) APACS
7 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) iPhone
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) PMI
7 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.30%) Unix
2 21 (15.79%) Linux
3 18 (13.53%) Windows
4 10 (7.52%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.77%) Solaris
6 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.75%) AIX
8 1 (0.75%) Android
8 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.80%) System Integration Testing
2 16 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (11.28%) Integration Testing
4 14 (10.53%) Project Management
4 14 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 12 (9.02%) Change Management
5 12 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (9.02%) TDD
6 11 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.52%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 10 (7.52%) SDLC
8 9 (6.77%) Business Analysis
9 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.02%) System Testing
10 6 (4.51%) Migration
10 6 (4.51%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.51%) SOA
11 5 (3.76%) Asset Management
11 5 (3.76%) Investment Management
11 5 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.07%) SQL
2 21 (15.79%) Java
3 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
4 8 (6.02%) Perl
5 4 (3.01%) C
5 4 (3.01%) C++
5 4 (3.01%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.26%) C#
6 3 (2.26%) Python
7 2 (1.50%) COBOL
8 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) JCL
8 1 (0.75%) Korn
8 1 (0.75%) VBA
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (4.51%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.75%) ISEB
4 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (27.82%) SEPA
2 17 (12.78%) QA
3 4 (3.01%) ISO20022
4 3 (2.26%) ISO15022
4 3 (2.26%) MiFID
5 2 (1.50%) HL7
5 2 (1.50%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.26%) vMotion
3 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (15.79%) Oracle
2 12 (9.02%) IBM
3 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.26%) HP
4 7 (5.26%) Sybase
5 6 (4.51%) Bloomberg
6 5 (3.76%) SunGard
7 4 (3.01%) Fidessa
7 4 (3.01%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.01%) Trayport
7 4 (3.01%) VMware
8 3 (2.26%) Misys
9 2 (1.50%) Citrix
9 2 (1.50%) Informatica
9 2 (1.50%) Remedy
9 2 (1.50%) Reuters
9 2 (1.50%) Solace
9 2 (1.50%) VocaLink
10 1 (0.75%) BT
10 1 (0.75%) TOWER Software
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