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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 585 548 555
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +7
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 70 106 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.56% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 57 50
Median daily rate £485 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £364
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +23.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
17922 18879 18599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.39% 33.00% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11616 11813 11251
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 808 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

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 26 September 2016.

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 16 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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -22 68 £493 +3.68% 11
London -29 54 £463 -2.63% 9
City of London -5 10 £444 -6.57% 5
South East +17 8 £438 -6.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 5 - -
Milton Keynes +15 5 - -
East of England - 5 £600 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £600 -
Hampshire +9 2 £375 -23.07%
Portsmouth - 2 £375 -
North West +11 1 £550 +29.41%
Surrey +9 1 £500 -4.76% 1
Cheshire - 1 £550 -
Chester - 1 £550 -
Jersey - 1 £365 -
Channel Islands - 1 £365 -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 90 (52.33%) Finance
2 87 (50.58%) Banking
3 42 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (23.84%) SQL
5 35 (20.35%) Oracle
6 30 (17.44%) Scrum
7 29 (16.86%) SEPA
8 28 (16.28%) Java
9 26 (15.12%) XML
9 26 (15.12%) SDLC
10 24 (13.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (12.21%) Business Analysis
12 19 (11.05%) Degree
13 18 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (10.47%) SOA
14 16 (9.30%) Windows
14 16 (9.30%) Linux
14 16 (9.30%) Project Management
15 15 (8.72%) IBM
15 15 (8.72%) Retail
16 13 (7.56%) .NET
16 13 (7.56%) RESTful
16 13 (7.56%) Presales
17 12 (6.98%) Waterfall
17 12 (6.98%) MS Visio
17 12 (6.98%) Microsoft
17 12 (6.98%) Middleware
18 11 (6.40%) Reuters
18 11 (6.40%) Unix
18 11 (6.40%) C#

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 11 (6.40%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.23%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.65%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.49%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.74%) Confluence
6 3 (1.74%) JBoss
7 1 (0.58%) Apache
7 1 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.58%) CICS
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.81%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.74%) MS Project
5 2 (1.16%) MS Office
6 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) RMDS
2 3 (1.74%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.16%) Salerio
3 2 (1.16%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.16%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.58%) Global One
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.58%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.23%) SAN
2 8 (4.65%) Network Security
3 7 (4.07%) Firewall
4 4 (2.33%) ATM
4 4 (2.33%) FTP
5 3 (1.74%) SWIFTNet
6 2 (1.16%) SNMP
7 1 (0.58%) DSL
7 1 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.58%) GSM
7 1 (0.58%) HTTP
7 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.58%) Internet
7 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.58%) SNA
7 1 (0.58%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.07%) DB2
3 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.58%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.58%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) UniData
Development Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.91%) JIRA
3 2 (1.16%) JMeter
3 2 (1.16%) JUnit
3 2 (1.16%) Maven
3 2 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (0.58%) Ant
4 1 (0.58%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.58%) CaliberRM
4 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.58%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.58%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.58%) Hudson
4 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.58%) Log4j
4 1 (0.58%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.58%) XMLSpy
General
1 90 (52.33%) Finance
2 87 (50.58%) Banking
3 15 (8.72%) Retail
4 10 (5.81%) Back Office
4 10 (5.81%) Financial Institution
5 9 (5.23%) Retail Banking
6 7 (4.07%) Legal
7 6 (3.49%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.74%) Billing
9 2 (1.16%) Front Office
9 2 (1.16%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.16%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (41.28%) Analyst
2 42 (24.42%) Business Analyst
3 30 (17.44%) Project Manager
4 20 (11.63%) Developer
5 19 (11.05%) Banking Analyst
6 18 (10.47%) Architect
7 17 (9.88%) Consultant
8 13 (7.56%) IT Analyst
8 13 (7.56%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (5.81%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (5.81%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.65%) Banking Project Manager
10 8 (4.65%) Designer
10 8 (4.65%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (4.65%) Security Analyst
10 8 (4.65%) Technical Security Analyst
11 7 (4.07%) Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (4.07%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.12%) XML
2 13 (7.56%) .NET
2 13 (7.56%) RESTful
3 12 (6.98%) Middleware
4 10 (5.81%) .NET Framework
4 10 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (5.81%) Entity Framework
4 10 (5.81%) FpML
4 10 (5.81%) jQuery
4 10 (5.81%) Web Services
5 6 (3.49%) JMS
5 6 (3.49%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (2.91%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (2.33%) HTML
7 4 (2.33%) SOAP
8 3 (1.74%) EDI
8 3 (1.74%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.74%) Spring
9 2 (1.16%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (4.65%) Mobile Payment
3 7 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.07%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.91%) Derivative
4 5 (2.91%) Equities
5 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.74%) EPoS
6 3 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.74%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) PMI
7 2 (1.16%) Tandem
8 1 (0.58%) AS400
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.58%) iPhone
8 1 (0.58%) iSeries
8 1 (0.58%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.30%) Linux
1 16 (9.30%) Windows
2 11 (6.40%) Unix
3 10 (5.81%) Solaris
4 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.74%) AIX
6 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Android
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.44%) Scrum
3 26 (15.12%) SDLC
4 21 (12.21%) Business Analysis
5 18 (10.47%) SOA
5 18 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (9.30%) Project Management
7 13 (7.56%) Presales
8 12 (6.98%) Waterfall
9 11 (6.40%) Change Management
9 11 (6.40%) Test Scripting
9 11 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (5.81%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 10 (5.81%) Cash Management
10 10 (5.81%) Integration Testing
10 10 (5.81%) MVC
10 10 (5.81%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (5.81%) Unit Testing
11 9 (5.23%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (5.23%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.84%) SQL
2 28 (16.28%) Java
3 11 (6.40%) C#
4 6 (3.49%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.49%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.91%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.33%) C
7 3 (1.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.58%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.58%) COBOL
8 1 (0.58%) JCL
8 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.58%) Python
8 1 (0.58%) RPG
8 1 (0.58%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.58%) Ruby
8 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (11.05%) Degree
2 10 (5.81%) ISEB
3 9 (5.23%) CISSP
4 8 (4.65%) CISMP
5 4 (2.33%) MBA
6 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.16%) PMP
6 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.86%) SEPA
2 7 (4.07%) ISO20022
2 7 (4.07%) QA
3 3 (1.74%) EMIR
3 3 (1.74%) MiFID
3 3 (1.74%) TARGET2
4 2 (1.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) COREP
5 1 (0.58%) FINREP
5 1 (0.58%) HL7
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.58%) ISO15022
System Software
1 6 (3.49%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) Firmware
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.58%) NFS
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (4.65%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.16%) SCOM
3 1 (0.58%) Ansible
3 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (20.35%) Oracle
2 15 (8.72%) IBM
3 12 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.40%) Reuters
5 9 (5.23%) Bloomberg
5 9 (5.23%) SAP
5 9 (5.23%) VMware
6 8 (4.65%) Citrix
6 8 (4.65%) HP
6 8 (4.65%) Sun
7 6 (3.49%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.74%) Cognos
8 3 (1.74%) Murex
9 2 (1.16%) CA
9 2 (1.16%) Fundtech
9 2 (1.16%) Mercator
9 2 (1.16%) SunGard
9 2 (1.16%) Sybase
9 2 (1.16%) Temenos
9 2 (1.16%) Veritas
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