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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 525 532 486
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -46
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 108 78 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 69
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£475 £425 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £278 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £364 £438
% change year-on-year
+23.62% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
18754 17991 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.09% 32.21% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11771 10808 10374
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 749 700
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +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 4 September 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 104 £475 +8.57% 22
London +19 82 £481 +6.94% 22
City of London +5 25 £475 +5.55% 12
South East -17 10 £450 +23.62%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £385 -
Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
Scotland -9 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -12 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Dorset +1 3 £400 -
Bournemouth -1 3 £400 -
South West -4 3 £400 -20.00%
Sheffield - 3 - -
Hampshire -1 2 £488 +25.80%
Bromley - 2 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Berkshire -2 1 £375 +50.00%
Surrey - 1 £525 -
Manchester - 1 £425 -
North West - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £475 -
Harrogate - 1 £475 -
Rotherham - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 135 (63.98%) Banking
2 124 (58.77%) Finance
3 43 (20.38%) SQL
4 38 (18.01%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (16.59%) Investment Banking
6 32 (15.17%) Business Analysis
6 32 (15.17%) Project Management
7 27 (12.80%) Linux
8 26 (12.32%) Middleware
9 25 (11.85%) Back Office
9 25 (11.85%) Test Scripting
10 24 (11.37%) Integration Testing
11 22 (10.43%) QA
11 22 (10.43%) Java
11 22 (10.43%) IBM
12 21 (9.95%) Migration
13 20 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (9.48%) UNIX
13 20 (9.48%) Cash Management
14 19 (9.00%) System Integration Testing
15 17 (8.06%) System Testing
16 16 (7.58%) Perl
16 16 (7.58%) ISEB
17 15 (7.11%) XML
18 14 (6.64%) Oracle
19 13 (6.16%) Solaris
19 13 (6.16%) Use Case
19 13 (6.16%) Fixed Income
20 12 (5.69%) ISTQB
20 12 (5.69%) Wholesale Banking

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (5.69%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.95%) JBoss
3 2 (0.95%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.95%) Confluence
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (2.37%) MS Office
1 5 (2.37%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.90%) MS Project
2 4 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.42%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Algo Collateral
2 3 (1.42%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.42%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (1.42%) Kondor+
3 2 (0.95%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.95%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.95%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.95%) ACBS
4 1 (0.47%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.47%) Loanet
4 1 (0.47%) Finacle
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.47%) Global One
4 1 (0.47%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.47%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
1 1 (0.47%) PaaS
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
1 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.37%) ATM
2 3 (1.42%) SWIFTNet
3 2 (0.95%) PABX
3 2 (0.95%) Firewall
3 2 (0.95%) ISDN
3 2 (0.95%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) SMS
4 1 (0.47%) WAN
4 1 (0.47%) SMTP
4 1 (0.47%) FTP
4 1 (0.47%) SSL
4 1 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.74%) RDBMS
1 10 (4.74%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.37%) OLTP
2 5 (2.37%) PowerCenter
3 4 (1.90%) DB2
4 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.95%) MS Access
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.95%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.95%) QlikView
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.42%) JIRA
2 3 (1.42%) Selenium
2 3 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.95%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 135 (63.98%) Banking
2 124 (58.77%) Finance
3 35 (16.59%) Investment Banking
4 25 (11.85%) Back Office
5 12 (5.69%) Wholesale Banking
6 11 (5.21%) Financial Institution
6 11 (5.21%) Front Office
7 9 (4.27%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (2.84%) Retail
9 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.42%) Billing
11 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.95%) French Language
11 2 (0.95%) Law
11 2 (0.95%) Legal
12 1 (0.47%) Advertising
12 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (50.24%) Analyst
2 57 (27.01%) Business Analyst
3 19 (9.00%) Test Analyst
4 18 (8.53%) Architect
4 18 (8.53%) Payments Business Analyst
5 17 (8.06%) Project Manager
6 16 (7.58%) Tester
7 13 (6.16%) Developer
8 12 (5.69%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.69%) Systems Tester
8 12 (5.69%) SWIFT Engineer
9 11 (5.21%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.27%) Consultant
10 9 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.27%) Banking Business Analyst
11 8 (3.79%) Banking Analyst
11 8 (3.79%) Middleware Engineer
12 6 (2.84%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
12 6 (2.84%) QA Analyst
12 6 (2.84%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.32%) Middleware
2 15 (7.11%) XML
3 8 (3.79%) .NET
3 8 (3.79%) TIBCO EMS
4 7 (3.32%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (2.84%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (1.90%) JMS
7 3 (1.42%) XSLT
7 3 (1.42%) FpML
8 2 (0.95%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.95%) CGI
9 1 (0.47%) HTML
9 1 (0.47%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.47%) SOAP
9 1 (0.47%) Web Services
9 1 (0.47%) EDIFACT
9 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.16%) Fixed Income
2 12 (5.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.84%) Derivative
4 6 (2.84%) Equities
5 4 (1.90%) EFT
5 4 (1.90%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.42%) PMI
6 3 (1.42%) DataPower
6 3 (1.42%) iSeries
7 2 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.95%) Tandem
7 2 (0.95%) STB
8 1 (0.47%) Economics
8 1 (0.47%) PACS
8 1 (0.47%) AS400
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.80%) Linux
2 20 (9.48%) UNIX
3 13 (6.16%) Solaris
4 11 (5.21%) Windows
5 5 (2.37%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.42%) VMS
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.01%) User Acceptance Testing
2 32 (15.17%) Business Analysis
2 32 (15.17%) Project Management
3 25 (11.85%) Test Scripting
4 24 (11.37%) Integration Testing
5 21 (9.95%) Migration
6 20 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (9.48%) Cash Management
7 19 (9.00%) System Integration Testing
8 17 (8.06%) System Testing
9 13 (6.16%) Use Case
10 11 (5.21%) Software Testing
11 10 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (4.27%) Validation
12 9 (4.27%) Change Management
12 9 (4.27%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.27%) UML
12 9 (4.27%) Data Modelling
12 9 (4.27%) B2B
12 9 (4.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.38%) SQL
2 22 (10.43%) Java
3 16 (7.58%) Perl
4 8 (3.79%) C
5 6 (2.84%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.37%) C++
6 5 (2.37%) COBOL
7 3 (1.42%) C#
7 3 (1.42%) VBA
7 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.42%) DCL
8 2 (0.95%) Korn
9 1 (0.47%) XPath
9 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.47%) RPG/400
9 1 (0.47%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) RPG
Qualifications
1 16 (7.58%) ISEB
2 12 (5.69%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.79%) Degree
4 5 (2.37%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.95%) IIBA
5 2 (0.95%) PMP
5 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CBAP
6 1 (0.47%) CRISC
6 1 (0.47%) CISA
6 1 (0.47%) CISM
6 1 (0.47%) MBA
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.43%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) Basel III
3 1 (0.47%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (5.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (10.43%) IBM
2 14 (6.64%) Oracle
3 10 (4.74%) HP
4 9 (4.27%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.37%) Green Hat
5 5 (2.37%) Informatica
5 5 (2.37%) Sybase
6 4 (1.90%) Misys
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.42%) Murex
7 3 (1.42%) Citrix
7 3 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.42%) SAP
7 3 (1.42%) Cisco
7 3 (1.42%) Fundtech
8 2 (0.95%) Solace
8 2 (0.95%) VMware
8 2 (0.95%) Reuters
8 2 (0.95%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
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