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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 511 469 435
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -34
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 90 101 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.62% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 53 84
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£493 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £304 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £640 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+31.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £17.59 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+241.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -

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
17829 16321 16382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.67% 31.58% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11225 10213 9585
Average daily rate £410 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 691 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 30 October 2014.

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 25 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 30 October 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
England -31 88 £500 +8.10% 20
London +16 79 £500 +5.26% 18
City of London +33 32 £500 -9.09% 10
South East -22 3 - -
Scotland -4 2 £440 +3.52% 1
South West -44 2 £518 +59.23% 1
Bournemouth -4 1 - -
Dorset -9 1 - -
Edinburgh -10 1 - - 1
North West -13 1 - -
East of England -17 1 £450 - 1
Essex -20 1 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £440 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Watford - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 102 (59.65%) Banking
2 97 (56.73%) Finance
3 34 (19.88%) SQL
4 31 (18.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (17.54%) Oracle
6 28 (16.37%) Business Analysis
6 28 (16.37%) Cash Management
7 24 (14.04%) Back Office
7 24 (14.04%) UNIX
8 22 (12.87%) Windows
9 20 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (11.70%) Degree
10 19 (11.11%) French Language
10 19 (11.11%) Project Management
11 17 (9.94%) Linux
11 17 (9.94%) Data Modelling
12 16 (9.36%) WebSphere
12 16 (9.36%) Integration Testing
13 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (8.77%) Change Management
13 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.77%) Derivative
13 15 (8.77%) SQL Server
13 15 (8.77%) XML
13 15 (8.77%) Middleware
14 14 (8.19%) System Testing
15 13 (7.60%) Investment Banking
15 13 (7.60%) Financial Institution
16 12 (7.02%) Microsoft
17 11 (6.43%) Business Intelligence

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 16 (9.36%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.85%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.68%) CMS
4 7 (4.09%) WebSphere Process Server
5 5 (2.92%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.34%) IIS
7 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Loan IQ
2 6 (3.51%) Misys Midas
2 6 (3.51%) SAP FI
3 5 (2.92%) Summit
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (2.34%) HiPortfolio
5 3 (1.75%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.58%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.58%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.09%) Internet
2 3 (1.75%) FTP
2 3 (1.75%) HTTP
2 3 (1.75%) SSL
3 2 (1.17%) SWIFTNet
3 2 (1.17%) SSH
3 2 (1.17%) Firewall
3 2 (1.17%) X.509
3 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.17%) ATM
3 2 (1.17%) LAN
3 2 (1.17%) WAN
3 2 (1.17%) LDAP
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.85%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.68%) DB2
5 5 (2.92%) PowerMart
5 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.17%) MySQL
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.58%) DTS
8 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.58%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.92%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.92%) ERwin
3 3 (1.75%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.17%) Subversion
4 2 (1.17%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.58%) AppScan
5 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 102 (59.65%) Banking
2 97 (56.73%) Finance
3 24 (14.04%) Back Office
4 19 (11.11%) French Language
5 13 (7.60%) Investment Banking
5 13 (7.60%) Financial Institution
6 10 (5.85%) Retail
7 9 (5.26%) Wholesale Banking
8 7 (4.09%) Retail Banking
9 4 (2.34%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.75%) Legal
10 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.75%) Spanish Language
11 2 (1.17%) Games
12 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.58%) Law
12 1 (0.58%) Local Government
12 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (51.46%) Analyst
2 47 (27.49%) Business Analyst
3 22 (12.87%) Applications Support
4 21 (12.28%) Developer
5 18 (10.53%) Consultant
6 16 (9.36%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.60%) Systems Analyst
8 12 (7.02%) Payments Business Analyst
9 11 (6.43%) Tester
10 9 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
10 9 (5.26%) Systems Tester
10 9 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.09%) Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (4.09%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (4.09%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) Support Specialist
13 5 (2.92%) Service Analyst
13 5 (2.92%) Technical Support
13 5 (2.92%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.77%) XML
1 15 (8.77%) Middleware
2 9 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (5.26%) CGI
3 6 (3.51%) FpML
4 5 (2.92%) HTML
4 5 (2.92%) .NET
4 5 (2.92%) Web Services
5 4 (2.34%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.75%) CSS
6 3 (1.75%) WSDL
6 3 (1.75%) WCF
6 3 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.17%) jQuery
7 2 (1.17%) REST
7 2 (1.17%) FIXML
7 2 (1.17%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.17%) SOAP
7 2 (1.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (8.77%) Derivative
2 10 (5.85%) Mainframe
2 10 (5.85%) iSeries
3 7 (4.09%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.09%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.09%) Equities
4 6 (3.51%) AS400
5 5 (2.92%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.75%) APACS
6 3 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.75%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.75%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.17%) Open Source
7 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.17%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.04%) UNIX
2 22 (12.87%) Windows
3 17 (9.94%) Linux
4 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.34%) AIX
6 3 (1.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (16.37%) Business Analysis
2 28 (16.37%) Cash Management
3 20 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.11%) Project Management
5 17 (9.94%) Data Modelling
6 16 (9.36%) Integration Testing
7 15 (8.77%) Change Management
7 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (8.19%) System Testing
9 11 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (6.43%) ITIL
9 11 (6.43%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.43%) Workflow
10 10 (5.85%) Migration
10 10 (5.85%) ERP
10 10 (5.85%) Waterfall
10 10 (5.85%) Use Case
11 9 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.88%) SQL
2 8 (4.68%) Perl
3 7 (4.09%) C
4 6 (3.51%) Java
5 5 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.92%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.92%) RPG
5 5 (2.92%) RPG/400
5 5 (2.92%) RPG IV
6 4 (2.34%) C++
7 3 (1.75%) C#
8 2 (1.17%) XPath
8 2 (1.17%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.17%) Tcl
8 2 (1.17%) Python
8 2 (1.17%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.58%) VBA
9 1 (0.58%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) COBOL
9 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.70%) Degree
2 4 (2.34%) IIBA
3 3 (1.75%) ISEB
3 3 (1.75%) MBA
3 3 (1.75%) CBAP
4 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.58%) PMP
4 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) QA
1 4 (2.34%) SLA
1 4 (2.34%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.75%) EMIR
2 3 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 6 (3.51%) Control-M
4 2 (1.17%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 30 (17.54%) Oracle
2 12 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.43%) IBM
4 9 (5.26%) Misys
5 7 (4.09%) SAP
5 7 (4.09%) Citrix
5 7 (4.09%) Intel
6 6 (3.51%) HP
7 5 (2.92%) Informatica
7 5 (2.92%) MKS
8 4 (2.34%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.75%) Sybase
9 3 (1.75%) SunGard
9 3 (1.75%) Reuters
9 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.75%) Northgate
10 2 (1.17%) Fundtech
10 2 (1.17%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (1.17%) Altova
10 2 (1.17%) Axway
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