The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SWIFT over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 498 494 434
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -60
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 79 67 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.45% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 68
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£475 £475 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £595 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £423 £485
% change year-on-year
-28.99% -12.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +42.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15183 14896 13614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.60% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9578 9211 8157
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 611 806
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.86 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

SWIFT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SWIFT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SWIFT
Daily Rate Trend

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

SWIFT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SWIFT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SWIFT within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SWIFT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SWIFT
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SWIFT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SWIFT
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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
England -17 75 £475 - 7
London +11 70 £488 -2.50% 6
City of London +19 25 £475 -5.00% 4
Hertfordshire +7 3 £220 -
East of England +2 3 £220 -
Scotland -4 3 £380 - 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £220 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £518 -
West Midlands - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Preston - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Fife - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 107 (63.69%) Finance
2 104 (61.90%) Banking
3 38 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (20.24%) Oracle
5 31 (18.45%) UNIX
6 30 (17.86%) Cash Management
7 29 (17.26%) Business Analysis
8 28 (16.67%) SQL
9 26 (15.48%) Project Management
10 23 (13.69%) Financial Institution
11 20 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (11.31%) Investment Banking
13 17 (10.12%) Degree
13 17 (10.12%) Linux
13 17 (10.12%) Integration Testing
14 15 (8.93%) Change Management
14 15 (8.93%) Back Office
14 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (8.33%) QA
16 13 (7.74%) Requirements Analysis
16 13 (7.74%) Retail
16 13 (7.74%) Microsoft
16 13 (7.74%) Windows
16 13 (7.74%) Middleware
17 12 (7.14%) ITIL
17 12 (7.14%) Fixed Income
17 12 (7.14%) Wholesale Banking
17 12 (7.14%) Derivative
18 11 (6.55%) French Language

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (5.95%) CMS
2 5 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.79%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.19%) JBoss
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 9 (5.36%) Loan IQ
3 5 (2.98%) Summit
4 4 (2.38%) FLEXCUBE
4 4 (2.38%) HiPortfolio
4 4 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (2.38%) Misys Midas
5 2 (1.19%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.60%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.60%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.60%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.60%) Kondor+
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (1.19%) LAN
2 2 (1.19%) WAN
3 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.60%) FTP
3 1 (0.60%) MPLS
3 1 (0.60%) SWIFTNet
3 1 (0.60%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.98%) DB2
4 5 (2.98%) PowerMart
5 4 (2.38%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.60%) MS Access
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.60%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
1 5 (2.98%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (2.98%) JIRA
2 4 (2.38%) Toad
3 3 (1.79%) ERwin
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 107 (63.69%) Finance
2 104 (61.90%) Banking
3 23 (13.69%) Financial Institution
4 19 (11.31%) Investment Banking
5 15 (8.93%) Back Office
6 13 (7.74%) Retail
7 12 (7.14%) Wholesale Banking
8 11 (6.55%) French Language
9 10 (5.95%) Retail Banking
10 5 (2.98%) Front Office
11 3 (1.79%) Legal
11 3 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.60%) Law
13 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (59.52%) Analyst
2 48 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 21 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 17 (10.12%) Tester
5 12 (7.14%) Consultant
6 11 (6.55%) Applications Support
6 11 (6.55%) Banking Business Analyst
7 10 (5.95%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.95%) Developer
8 9 (5.36%) Payments Business Analyst
9 8 (4.76%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.17%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.57%) Manual Tester
11 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.57%) Systems Tester
11 6 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
12 5 (2.98%) Service Management Analyst
12 5 (2.98%) SAP Consultant
12 5 (2.98%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.98%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.74%) Middleware
2 9 (5.36%) CGI
3 7 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (4.17%) .NET
4 6 (3.57%) XML
5 4 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (1.79%) FIXML
7 2 (1.19%) FpML
7 2 (1.19%) HTML
7 2 (1.19%) Web Services
7 2 (1.19%) JMS
8 1 (0.60%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.60%) XSD
8 1 (0.60%) XSLT
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.60%) CSS
8 1 (0.60%) JDBC
8 1 (0.60%) JSP
8 1 (0.60%) Struts
8 1 (0.60%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 12 (7.14%) Derivative
3 10 (5.95%) Equities
4 9 (5.36%) Mainframe
5 8 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (4.17%) Thin Client
6 7 (4.17%) Fat Client
6 7 (4.17%) iSeries
7 3 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.79%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (1.79%) AS400
8 2 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.60%) Physics
9 1 (0.60%) iPad
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
9 1 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.45%) UNIX
2 17 (10.12%) Linux
3 13 (7.74%) Windows
4 4 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (0.60%) Solaris
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 30 (17.86%) Cash Management
3 29 (17.26%) Business Analysis
4 26 (15.48%) Project Management
5 20 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (10.12%) Integration Testing
7 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (8.93%) Change Management
8 13 (7.74%) Requirements Analysis
9 12 (7.14%) ITIL
10 11 (6.55%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.95%) Data Modelling
11 10 (5.95%) Risk Management
11 10 (5.95%) System Testing
12 9 (5.36%) Test Scripting
12 9 (5.36%) Use Case
12 9 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
12 9 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (4.17%) BCP
14 6 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.67%) SQL
2 11 (6.55%) Java
3 9 (5.36%) Perl
4 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.79%) C
6 3 (1.79%) RPG
6 3 (1.79%) VBA
6 3 (1.79%) RPG/400
6 3 (1.79%) RPG IV
7 2 (1.19%) C++
7 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.60%) C#
8 1 (0.60%) VC++
8 1 (0.60%) VB
8 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.60%) Korn
8 1 (0.60%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (10.12%) Degree
2 3 (1.79%) IIBA
3 2 (1.19%) CBAP
3 2 (1.19%) MBA
3 2 (1.19%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.60%) PMP
4 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.33%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.79%) EMIR
4 2 (1.19%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 34 (20.24%) Oracle
2 13 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.55%) Misys
4 9 (5.36%) Calypso
5 8 (4.76%) IBM
6 7 (4.17%) Intel
6 7 (4.17%) Citrix
7 6 (3.57%) SAP
7 6 (3.57%) Sybase
8 5 (2.98%) Business Objects
8 5 (2.98%) Informatica
8 5 (2.98%) MKS
9 4 (2.38%) Ab Initio
9 4 (2.38%) SunGard
9 4 (2.38%) HP
10 3 (1.79%) Mantas
10 3 (1.79%) Actimize
11 2 (1.19%) Norkom
11 2 (1.19%) Reuters
12 1 (0.60%) Bloomberg
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