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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 519 465 451
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -14
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 94 120 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.74% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 70 98
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £309 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £407 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.23% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 £17.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.82% -11.53%
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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -43 92 £450 -7.92% 22
London +6 82 £450 -14.28% 20
City of London +19 32 £450 -14.28% 12
South East -10 4 £364 +4.00%
North West -6 2 - -
Edinburgh -6 2 £350 - 2
Scotland -27 2 £350 -17.64% 2
South West -46 2 £500 +11.11% 1
Bournemouth +2 1 - -
Essex -10 1 £450 -
Hampshire -13 1 £364 +65.45%
Dorset -16 1 - -
East of England -29 1 £450 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Watford - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 91 (52.30%) Finance
2 89 (51.15%) Banking
3 37 (21.26%) SQL
4 32 (18.39%) Cash Management
5 26 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (14.94%) XML
6 25 (14.37%) Windows
7 24 (13.79%) UNIX
8 23 (13.22%) Oracle
8 23 (13.22%) Business Analysis
9 19 (10.92%) SAP
9 19 (10.92%) WebSphere
9 19 (10.92%) French Language
10 18 (10.34%) Back Office
10 18 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (9.77%) IBM
11 17 (9.77%) System Testing
12 16 (9.20%) Microsoft
12 16 (9.20%) Project Management
12 16 (9.20%) SQL Server
12 16 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.62%) Data Modelling
14 14 (8.05%) Linux
14 14 (8.05%) Integration Testing
14 14 (8.05%) Derivative
15 13 (7.47%) Degree
15 13 (7.47%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (7.47%) Migration
15 13 (7.47%) Middleware
16 12 (6.90%) SAP FI

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 19 (10.92%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.02%) WebSphere Process Server
4 5 (2.87%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.87%) CMS
5 4 (2.30%) IIS
6 3 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.45%) MS Office
2 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (6.90%) SAP FI
2 7 (4.02%) Loan IQ
3 6 (3.45%) Misys Midas
4 3 (1.72%) HiPortfolio
4 3 (1.72%) Temenos T24
4 3 (1.72%) Markit EDM
5 2 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (1.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.57%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.72%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.02%) Internet
2 4 (2.30%) SSL
3 3 (1.72%) SSH
3 3 (1.72%) LDAP
3 3 (1.72%) FTP
3 3 (1.72%) HTTP
4 2 (1.15%) VPN
4 2 (1.15%) ATM
4 2 (1.15%) LAN
4 2 (1.15%) WAN
4 2 (1.15%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.15%) SWIFTNet
4 2 (1.15%) X.509
4 2 (1.15%) Firewall
5 1 (0.57%) DNS
5 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.60%) DB2
4 7 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.15%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (1.15%) MySQL
8 1 (0.57%) DTS
8 1 (0.57%) OLTP
8 1 (0.57%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.87%) ERwin
3 3 (1.72%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.15%) XMLSpy
4 2 (1.15%) Subversion
4 2 (1.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.57%) Selenium
5 1 (0.57%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.57%) AppScan
5 1 (0.57%) JUnit
5 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.57%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.57%) JMeter
5 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
General
1 91 (52.30%) Finance
2 89 (51.15%) Banking
3 19 (10.92%) French Language
4 18 (10.34%) Back Office
5 12 (6.90%) Retail
6 8 (4.60%) Investment Banking
7 7 (4.02%) Wholesale Banking
7 7 (4.02%) Financial Institution
8 6 (3.45%) Retail Banking
9 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
10 4 (2.30%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (1.72%) Spanish Language
12 2 (1.15%) Games
13 1 (0.57%) Marketing
13 1 (0.57%) Local Government
13 1 (0.57%) Billing
13 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.57%) Law
13 1 (0.57%) Legal
13 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (41.95%) Analyst
2 37 (21.26%) Business Analyst
3 24 (13.79%) Developer
4 23 (13.22%) Consultant
5 22 (12.64%) Applications Support
6 15 (8.62%) Tester
7 14 (8.05%) Support Analyst
8 13 (7.47%) Payments Business Analyst
9 11 (6.32%) Systems Tester
10 10 (5.75%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.17%) SAP Consultant
11 9 (5.17%) Banking Business Analyst
12 8 (4.60%) Senior Business Analyst
13 6 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
14 5 (2.87%) SAP FI Consultant
14 5 (2.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 5 (2.87%) Service Analyst
14 5 (2.87%) Systems Analyst
14 5 (2.87%) Banking Analyst
14 5 (2.87%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.94%) XML
2 13 (7.47%) Middleware
3 10 (5.75%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (4.02%) CGI
4 7 (4.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (2.87%) FpML
5 5 (2.87%) Web Services
5 5 (2.87%) HTML
5 5 (2.87%) SOAP
6 4 (2.30%) .NET
7 3 (1.72%) CSS
7 3 (1.72%) WSDL
7 3 (1.72%) EDI
7 3 (1.72%) FIXML
7 3 (1.72%) WCF
8 2 (1.15%) REST
8 2 (1.15%) jQuery
8 2 (1.15%) SAP PI
8 2 (1.15%) XSD
8 2 (1.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.05%) Derivative
2 10 (5.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (5.75%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.02%) Fat Client
4 7 (4.02%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.45%) AS400
5 6 (3.45%) iSeries
6 4 (2.30%) E-Learning
6 4 (2.30%) Equities
6 4 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.30%) APACS
7 3 (1.72%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.72%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.15%) Open Source
8 2 (1.15%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.15%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.15%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.37%) Windows
2 24 (13.79%) UNIX
3 14 (8.05%) Linux
4 5 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.87%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.87%) Solaris
5 4 (2.30%) AIX
6 2 (1.15%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.39%) Cash Management
2 26 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (13.22%) Business Analysis
4 18 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (9.77%) System Testing
6 16 (9.20%) Project Management
6 16 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (8.62%) Data Modelling
8 14 (8.05%) Integration Testing
9 13 (7.47%) Migration
10 12 (6.90%) ERP
11 11 (6.32%) ITIL
11 11 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.32%) Workflow
12 10 (5.75%) Test Scripting
12 10 (5.75%) Use Case
12 10 (5.75%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (5.17%) Service Management
14 8 (4.60%) GAP Analysis
14 8 (4.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.26%) SQL
2 8 (4.60%) C
2 8 (4.60%) Java
3 6 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.87%) C++
4 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.87%) RPG/400
4 5 (2.87%) RPG IV
4 5 (2.87%) RPG
5 4 (2.30%) Perl
6 3 (1.72%) C#
6 3 (1.72%) XPath
7 2 (1.15%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (1.15%) Python
7 2 (1.15%) Tcl
7 2 (1.15%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) COBOL
8 1 (0.57%) VBA
8 1 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (7.47%) Degree
2 5 (2.87%) ISEB
3 3 (1.72%) IIBA
3 3 (1.72%) CBAP
3 3 (1.72%) MBA
4 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.57%) PMP
4 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.87%) QA
2 4 (2.30%) SLA
2 4 (2.30%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.72%) RosettaNet
3 3 (1.72%) EMIR
3 3 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (7.47%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.75%) Tivoli
3 7 (4.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.15%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 23 (13.22%) Oracle
2 19 (10.92%) SAP
3 17 (9.77%) IBM
4 16 (9.20%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.75%) HP
6 7 (4.02%) Intel
6 7 (4.02%) Citrix
6 7 (4.02%) Misys
6 7 (4.02%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.87%) Sybase
8 3 (1.72%) Temenos
8 3 (1.72%) SunGard
8 3 (1.72%) Northgate
8 3 (1.72%) Fundtech
8 3 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.72%) Reuters
9 2 (1.15%) Radianz
9 2 (1.15%) Tumbleweed
9 2 (1.15%) Axway
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