The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 508 425 428
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +3
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 82 149 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 1.12% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 106 111
Average daily rate
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£370 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.21% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £313 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £19.97 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13768 13356 14247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.20% 26.12% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8319 8076 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 596 791
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%

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 1 August 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 23 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 1 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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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 -64 80 £375 -21.05% 15
London -21 70 £350 -29.29% 13
City of London +3 27 £350 -26.31% 6
South East -13 4 £364 +61.77% 1
South West -55 3 £500 +5.26% 1
Hampshire -12 2 £388 +74.15%
Edinburgh -18 2 £350 - 1
Scotland -25 2 £350 -17.64% 1
North West -7 1 - -
East of England -16 1 - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 98 (53.55%) Banking
2 87 (47.54%) Finance
3 38 (20.77%) XML
4 30 (16.39%) SQL
5 28 (15.30%) Cash Management
6 25 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (13.66%) SAP
7 24 (13.11%) Business Analysis
8 23 (12.57%) IBM
9 22 (12.02%) Oracle
10 20 (10.93%) Project Management
10 20 (10.93%) System Testing
11 19 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (9.84%) Retail
13 17 (9.29%) HP
13 17 (9.29%) UNIX
13 17 (9.29%) WebSphere
14 16 (8.74%) Derivative
14 16 (8.74%) Windows
14 16 (8.74%) Migration
14 16 (8.74%) Back Office
15 15 (8.20%) SQL Server
15 15 (8.20%) Integration Testing
16 14 (7.65%) HP Quality Center
16 14 (7.65%) Investment Banking
17 13 (7.10%) SOAP
17 13 (7.10%) ERP
17 13 (7.10%) QuickTest Pro
18 12 (6.56%) UML
18 12 (6.56%) Risk Management

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (9.29%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.37%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.83%) WebSphere Process Server
4 5 (2.73%) CMS
5 4 (2.19%) IIS
6 3 (1.64%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (4.37%) MS Office
2 6 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.46%) SAP FI
2 6 (3.28%) SAP ERP
3 4 (2.19%) Misys Midas
4 3 (1.64%) Markit EDM
5 2 (1.09%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (1.09%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.55%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.55%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.19%) Internet
1 4 (2.19%) SSL
2 3 (1.64%) FTP
2 3 (1.64%) HTTP
2 3 (1.64%) LDAP
2 3 (1.64%) SSH
3 2 (1.09%) Firewall
3 2 (1.09%) X.509
3 2 (1.09%) VPN
4 1 (0.55%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.55%) DNS
4 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.55%) ATM
4 1 (0.55%) LAN
4 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.19%) DB2
3 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.09%) MySQL
5 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.55%) OLTP
6 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.55%) DTS
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (7.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.19%) Rational Rose
3 3 (1.64%) JIRA
3 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.64%) Subversion
4 2 (1.09%) JUnit
4 2 (1.09%) ERwin
4 2 (1.09%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.55%) Selenium
5 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.55%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.55%) JMeter
5 1 (0.55%) Log4j
5 1 (0.55%) Maven
5 1 (0.55%) AppScan
General
1 98 (53.55%) Banking
2 87 (47.54%) Finance
3 18 (9.84%) Retail
4 16 (8.74%) Back Office
5 14 (7.65%) Investment Banking
6 12 (6.56%) Retail Banking
7 10 (5.46%) French Language
8 6 (3.28%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.64%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.64%) Wholesale Banking
11 2 (1.09%) Games
11 2 (1.09%) Legal
11 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (1.09%) Local Government
12 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.55%) Law
12 1 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 72 (39.34%) Analyst
2 35 (19.13%) Business Analyst
3 23 (12.57%) Developer
4 21 (11.48%) Consultant
5 17 (9.29%) Payments Business Analyst
6 16 (8.74%) Project Manager
6 16 (8.74%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (8.74%) Applications Support
7 13 (7.10%) Senior Business Analyst
7 13 (7.10%) Test Analyst
7 13 (7.10%) Tester
8 10 (5.46%) Architect
8 10 (5.46%) Systems Tester
8 10 (5.46%) SAP Consultant
9 7 (3.83%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.28%) SAP Manager
11 5 (2.73%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.73%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.77%) XML
2 13 (7.10%) SOAP
3 12 (6.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 11 (6.01%) EDI
5 10 (5.46%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (4.92%) Middleware
7 8 (4.37%) FpML
8 6 (3.28%) Web Services
8 6 (3.28%) SAP PI
9 5 (2.73%) .NET
10 4 (2.19%) HTML
10 4 (2.19%) WCF
11 3 (1.64%) jQuery
11 3 (1.64%) WSDL
11 3 (1.64%) FIXML
11 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.64%) MSMQ
12 2 (1.09%) Spring
12 2 (1.09%) Hibernate
12 2 (1.09%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.74%) Derivative
2 11 (6.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (3.83%) Market Risk
3 7 (3.83%) Credit Risk
3 7 (3.83%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.83%) APACS
4 5 (2.73%) Equities
5 4 (2.19%) E-Learning
5 4 (2.19%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.64%) iSeries
6 3 (1.64%) AS400
7 2 (1.09%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.09%) Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.09%) Open Source
7 2 (1.09%) DTCC
8 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.55%) Exotic Derivative
8 1 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.29%) UNIX
2 16 (8.74%) Windows
3 11 (6.01%) Linux
4 5 (2.73%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.73%) Solaris
5 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.30%) Cash Management
2 25 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (13.11%) Business Analysis
4 20 (10.93%) Project Management
4 20 (10.93%) System Testing
5 19 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (8.74%) Migration
7 15 (8.20%) Integration Testing
8 13 (7.10%) ERP
9 12 (6.56%) UML
9 12 (6.56%) Risk Management
9 12 (6.56%) Test Scripting
10 11 (6.01%) GAP Analysis
11 10 (5.46%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (5.46%) Business Transformation
12 9 (4.92%) Workflow
12 9 (4.92%) Service Management
12 9 (4.92%) Data Modelling
13 8 (4.37%) SSADM
13 8 (4.37%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.39%) SQL
2 8 (4.37%) Java
3 7 (3.83%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.73%) Perl
5 5 (2.73%) C
6 4 (2.19%) C#
6 4 (2.19%) C++
7 3 (1.64%) XPath
8 2 (1.09%) Python
8 2 (1.09%) RPG
8 2 (1.09%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.09%) Tcl
8 2 (1.09%) RPG/400
8 2 (1.09%) RPG IV
8 2 (1.09%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.55%) Korn
9 1 (0.55%) COBOL
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.28%) ISEB
2 3 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.55%) IIBA
3 1 (0.55%) CBAP
3 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.55%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) RosettaNet
2 6 (3.28%) ISO 8583
2 6 (3.28%) QA
3 4 (2.19%) EMIR
4 3 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (1.09%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (7.65%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.46%) Tivoli
3 7 (3.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.09%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 25 (13.66%) SAP
2 23 (12.57%) IBM
3 22 (12.02%) Oracle
4 17 (9.29%) HP
5 10 (5.46%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.28%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.19%) Sybase
8 4 (2.19%) Northgate
9 3 (1.64%) Fundtech
9 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.64%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.09%) Thunderhead
10 2 (1.09%) Reuters
10 2 (1.09%) Radianz
10 2 (1.09%) Software AG
10 2 (1.09%) Temenos
10 2 (1.09%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (1.09%) Axway
10 2 (1.09%) SimCorp
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