The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SWIFT over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 119 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 9 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.70% 0.58% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate £425 £400 £347
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £420 £383
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +9.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.25 -
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
528 517 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.89% 22.24% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 253 206
Average daily rate £371 £375 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -47.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £10.42 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
SWIFT
UK

SWIFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SWIFT Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SWIFT
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SWIFT Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SWIFT
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SWIFT across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

SWIFT Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (10.00%) MSMQ
5 1 (10.00%) EAI
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) AS400
5 1 (10.00%) PACS
5 1 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (40.00%) Retail Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
1 1 (10.00%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) EAI
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center