The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SWIFT over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
UK
Rank 498 530 519
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -11
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 102 88 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 62
Median daily rate £450 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £269 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median 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
14619 16773 15757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.60% 32.98% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10626 9901
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 704 641
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

SWIFT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SWIFT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 95 £450 -5.26% 12
London +19 79 £475 -5.00% 10
City of London -21 17 £420 -18.04% 6
South East +19 5 £395 -12.22% 1
North West +21 4 £400 -
Manchester +18 4 £400 -
Channel Islands - 4 £450 -
Jersey - 4 £450 -
Hampshire - 3 £340 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £575 -
Swindon - 3 £575 -
Portsmouth - 3 £340 -
South West - 3 £575 -
Scotland +14 2 £650 +188.88%
Edinburgh +14 2 £650 +114.87%
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £450 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes +3 1 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £413 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £403 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £403 -
Essex - 1 £425 -
Halifax - 1 £403 -
Feltham - 1 £490 -
Belfast - 1 £413 -
County Antrim - 1 £413 -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SWIFT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SWIFT.

1 100 (55.87%) Finance
2 95 (53.07%) Banking
3 49 (27.37%) SQL
4 34 (18.99%) Windows
5 32 (17.88%) Back Office
6 30 (16.76%) XML
7 28 (15.64%) Business Analysis
8 26 (14.53%) Java
8 26 (14.53%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 25 (13.97%) SEPA
10 24 (13.41%) Oracle
11 23 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (11.73%) Change Management
13 20 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (10.61%) Middleware
14 19 (10.61%) Internet
15 18 (10.06%) SQL Server
15 18 (10.06%) DB2
15 18 (10.06%) Linux
15 18 (10.06%) Investment Banking
15 18 (10.06%) Degree
15 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (10.06%) Cash Management
16 17 (9.50%) Scrum
17 16 (8.94%) Migration
18 15 (8.38%) .NET
18 15 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (8.38%) SmartStream
18 15 (8.38%) Investment Management
19 14 (7.82%) SDLC

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.35%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.79%) MQSeries
3 4 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.68%) Confluence
4 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.68%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.12%) CICS
5 2 (1.12%) CMS
5 2 (1.12%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.68%) MS Project
3 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Temenos T24
2 5 (2.79%) Salerio
3 2 (1.12%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.61%) Internet
2 12 (6.70%) Intranet
3 7 (3.91%) SAN
4 4 (2.23%) ATM
4 4 (2.23%) Firewall
5 2 (1.12%) FTP
5 2 (1.12%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.56%) CHAP
6 1 (0.56%) DSL
6 1 (0.56%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.06%) DB2
1 18 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.35%) DataStage
4 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.23%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.12%) Adabas
7 2 (1.12%) OLTP
7 2 (1.12%) QlikView
7 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.35%) ERwin
2 6 (3.35%) PowerDesigner
2 6 (3.35%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (2.79%) JIRA
4 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 100 (55.87%) Finance
2 95 (53.07%) Banking
3 32 (17.88%) Back Office
4 18 (10.06%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.70%) Retail
6 8 (4.47%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.91%) Legal
8 6 (3.35%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.68%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (1.12%) Front Office
10 2 (1.12%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.12%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.56%) Electronics
11 1 (0.56%) French Language
11 1 (0.56%) Law
11 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.56%) Marketing
11 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 93 (51.96%) Analyst
2 36 (20.11%) Business Analyst
3 30 (16.76%) Support Analyst
4 29 (16.20%) Architect
4 29 (16.20%) Banking Analyst
5 28 (15.64%) Developer
6 17 (9.50%) Project Manager
7 15 (8.38%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (7.82%) Applications Support
9 12 (6.70%) Applications Support Analyst
10 11 (6.15%) C# Developer
11 10 (5.59%) Security Analyst
12 9 (5.03%) .NET Developer
12 9 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (5.03%) Information Analyst
12 9 (5.03%) Information Security Analyst
12 9 (5.03%) Java Developer
13 8 (4.47%) Lead Architect
13 8 (4.47%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 8 (4.47%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.76%) XML
2 19 (10.61%) Middleware
3 15 (8.38%) .NET
4 11 (6.15%) RESTful
4 11 (6.15%) SOAP
5 10 (5.59%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (5.03%) .NET Framework
6 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (5.03%) Entity Framework
6 9 (5.03%) jQuery
7 8 (4.47%) HTML
8 7 (3.91%) Web Services
9 6 (3.35%) XML Messaging
9 6 (3.35%) XML Schema
10 5 (2.79%) FpML
10 5 (2.79%) Spring
11 4 (2.23%) FIXML
11 4 (2.23%) JPA
11 4 (2.23%) JSON
12 2 (1.12%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (3.91%) Derivative
3 7 (3.91%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.35%) Equities
4 6 (3.35%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.35%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.23%) PACS
6 3 (1.68%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.68%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.12%) AS400
7 2 (1.12%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.12%) iSeries
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) PMI
7 2 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.99%) Windows
2 18 (10.06%) Linux
3 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.91%) Unix
5 6 (3.35%) AIX
5 6 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.79%) Solaris
7 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.64%) Business Analysis
2 26 (14.53%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 23 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (11.73%) Change Management
5 20 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (10.06%) Cash Management
7 17 (9.50%) Scrum
8 16 (8.94%) Migration
9 15 (8.38%) Investment Management
10 14 (7.82%) SDLC
11 13 (7.26%) Project Management
12 12 (6.70%) Information Security
12 12 (6.70%) IT Audit
12 12 (6.70%) Presales
13 11 (6.15%) Unit Testing
14 9 (5.03%) Data Analysis
14 9 (5.03%) MVC
14 9 (5.03%) SOA
15 8 (4.47%) Asset Management
15 8 (4.47%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.37%) SQL
2 26 (14.53%) Java
3 11 (6.15%) C#
4 10 (5.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.35%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.23%) C
7 3 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.12%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.12%) JCL
8 2 (1.12%) Korn
8 2 (1.12%) NATURAL
8 2 (1.12%) Perl
8 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.12%) R
8 2 (1.12%) RPG
8 2 (1.12%) RPG IV
8 2 (1.12%) VB
8 2 (1.12%) VB6
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (10.06%) Degree
2 11 (6.15%) CISSP
3 10 (5.59%) CISMP
4 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.56%) MBA
5 1 (0.56%) PMP
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.97%) SEPA
2 12 (6.70%) ISO20022
3 9 (5.03%) QA
4 5 (2.79%) EMIR
4 5 (2.79%) MiFID
5 3 (1.68%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.56%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.56%) FATCA
6 1 (0.56%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.56%) ISO27005
System Software
1 6 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.23%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 4 (2.23%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (13.41%) Oracle
2 15 (8.38%) SmartStream
3 14 (7.82%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.15%) Citrix
5 10 (5.59%) VMware
6 7 (3.91%) IBM
7 6 (3.35%) HP
7 6 (3.35%) Informatica
7 6 (3.35%) SAP
7 6 (3.35%) Sybase
7 6 (3.35%) Talend
8 5 (2.79%) Mercator
8 5 (2.79%) Murex
9 4 (2.23%) Sun
9 4 (2.23%) Temenos
10 2 (1.12%) Apple
10 2 (1.12%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.12%) CA
10 2 (1.12%) Cognos
10 2 (1.12%) Perforce
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