The 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 125 105 96
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 2 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.072% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 1.91% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 9
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£350 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SWIFT
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
558 470 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.02% 18.84% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 245 193
Average daily rate £348 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £164 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 49
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £17.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
Edinburgh -18 2 £350 -
Glasgow - - - -
Stirling - - - -
SWIFT
UK

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
3 3 (33.33%) WCF
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (33.33%) EAI
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) MSMQ
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) MSMQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) EAI
2 3 (33.33%) SOA
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center