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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 335 357 298
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -59
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 89 55 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.24% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 0.64% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 85
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£488 £438 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £469 £494
% change year-on-year
-20.04% -5.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.93
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
8290 8626 9188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.54% 37.64% 39.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5780 5888 6257
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 145 204
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

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

SWIFT Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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
City of London +7 35 £500 +14.28% 12
Bromley - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
SWIFT
England

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 117 (66.10%) Banking
2 104 (58.76%) Finance
3 49 (27.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 46 (25.99%) Business Analysis
5 33 (18.64%) QA
6 32 (18.08%) SQL
7 27 (15.25%) Investment Banking
8 26 (14.69%) Cash Management
9 24 (13.56%) Integration Testing
10 20 (11.30%) System Integration Testing
11 19 (10.73%) Test Scripting
11 19 (10.73%) System Testing
11 19 (10.73%) Project Management
12 18 (10.17%) Back Office
12 18 (10.17%) Wholesale Banking
13 15 (8.47%) Validation
13 15 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.47%) UNIX
14 14 (7.91%) XML
14 14 (7.91%) ISEB
14 14 (7.91%) Fixed Income
14 14 (7.91%) Financial Institution
14 14 (7.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (7.34%) Front Office
16 12 (6.78%) Use Case
17 11 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
18 10 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (5.65%) ISTQB
18 10 (5.65%) Software Testing

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (3.95%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.13%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.56%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.39%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Project
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.13%) Kondor+
2 2 (1.13%) Loan IQ
2 2 (1.13%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.13%) Temenos Globus
2 2 (1.13%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.13%) ACBS
3 1 (0.56%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.56%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.56%) Global One
3 1 (0.56%) Loanet
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
1 1 (0.56%) PaaS
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
1 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) FTP
2 4 (2.26%) ATM
3 2 (1.13%) ISDN
3 2 (1.13%) LAN
3 2 (1.13%) SWIFTNet
3 2 (1.13%) PABX
4 1 (0.56%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.26%) OLTP
2 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.69%) MS Access
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.13%) Data Mart
3 2 (1.13%) QlikView
3 2 (1.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.69%) Selenium
3 2 (1.13%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
4 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
General
1 117 (66.10%) Banking
2 104 (58.76%) Finance
3 27 (15.25%) Investment Banking
4 18 (10.17%) Wholesale Banking
4 18 (10.17%) Back Office
5 14 (7.91%) Financial Institution
6 13 (7.34%) Front Office
7 8 (4.52%) Corporate Banking
7 8 (4.52%) French Language
8 4 (2.26%) Retail
8 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.69%) Billing
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (62.15%) Analyst
2 65 (36.72%) Business Analyst
3 18 (10.17%) Tester
4 17 (9.60%) Payments Business Analyst
5 15 (8.47%) Systems Tester
6 14 (7.91%) Architect
7 13 (7.34%) Test Analyst
8 12 (6.78%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.65%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.65%) Banking Business Analyst
10 9 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.52%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.52%) Developer
11 8 (4.52%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (4.52%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (3.95%) Applications Support Analyst
13 6 (3.39%) Banking Analyst
14 5 (2.82%) Technical Business Analyst
14 5 (2.82%) QA Analyst
14 5 (2.82%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.91%) XML
2 8 (4.52%) Middleware
3 4 (2.26%) .NET
3 4 (2.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.13%) FpML
5 2 (1.13%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.13%) XML Schema
5 2 (1.13%) CGI
6 1 (0.56%) FIXML
6 1 (0.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) XSLT
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 14 (7.91%) Fixed Income
2 11 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.95%) Derivative
3 7 (3.95%) Equities
4 4 (2.26%) Credit Derivative
4 4 (2.26%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (1.69%) PMI
5 3 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.13%) EFT
6 2 (1.13%) STB
6 2 (1.13%) iSeries
6 2 (1.13%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.56%) DataPower
7 1 (0.56%) Economics
7 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.47%) UNIX
2 7 (3.95%) Linux
3 3 (1.69%) Windows
3 3 (1.69%) Solaris
3 3 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.68%) User Acceptance Testing
2 46 (25.99%) Business Analysis
3 26 (14.69%) Cash Management
4 24 (13.56%) Integration Testing
5 20 (11.30%) System Integration Testing
6 19 (10.73%) Test Scripting
6 19 (10.73%) System Testing
6 19 (10.73%) Project Management
7 15 (8.47%) Validation
7 15 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.78%) Use Case
9 10 (5.65%) Migration
9 10 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.65%) Software Testing
9 10 (5.65%) UML
10 9 (5.08%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.52%) SDLC
12 7 (3.95%) Test Planning
12 7 (3.95%) B2B
12 7 (3.95%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.08%) SQL
2 10 (5.65%) Java
3 9 (5.08%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.39%) Perl
5 5 (2.82%) C
5 5 (2.82%) C++
5 5 (2.82%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.69%) VBA
6 3 (1.69%) C#
7 2 (1.13%) COBOL
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.56%) Python
8 1 (0.56%) DCL
8 1 (0.56%) Korn
8 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (7.91%) ISEB
2 10 (5.65%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.95%) Degree
4 5 (2.82%) IIBA
5 4 (2.26%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PMP
7 1 (0.56%) CISA
7 1 (0.56%) CISM
7 1 (0.56%) MBA
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.56%) CBAP
7 1 (0.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.64%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) EMIR
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (5.65%) Calypso
2 9 (5.08%) Oracle
3 8 (4.52%) HP
4 6 (3.39%) Sybase
4 6 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.82%) IBM
6 4 (2.26%) Bloomberg
6 4 (2.26%) Murex
6 4 (2.26%) Cognos
7 3 (1.69%) Misys
7 3 (1.69%) Green Hat
8 2 (1.13%) Actimize
8 2 (1.13%) Reuters
8 2 (1.13%) Charles River
8 2 (1.13%) VMware
8 2 (1.13%) Temenos
8 2 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco
8 2 (1.13%) SmartStream
8 2 (1.13%) Citrix
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