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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 546 536 563
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +27
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 95 102 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.59% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 61 41
Median daily rate £459 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £444
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 - -

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
17740 17249 16743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.03% 31.83% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11477 10510 10308
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 715 748
Median hourly rate £21.17 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -14.28%

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 25 May 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 26 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 25 May 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 -25 89 £475 - 16
London -34 58 £450 -5.26% 16
North West 0 14 £475 -
South East - 10 £500 -
Surrey - 8 £488 -
Scotland -8 6 £280 - 1
Merseyside - 6 - -
City of London +11 5 £459 +1.88% 4
Edinburgh -2 5 £280 - 1
South West -3 5 £550 -18.51%
Warrington - 5 £475 -
Cheshire - 5 £475 -
Liverpool - 5 - -
Dorset -3 3 £440 -34.81%
Bootle - 3 - -
East of England +9 2 - -
Bournemouth -7 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £550 -
Wiltshire - 2 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Poole -1 1 £440 -34.81%
Manchester -8 1 £270 -43.15%
Bromley -10 1 £425 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £260 -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 69 (41.57%) Finance
1 69 (41.57%) Banking
2 55 (33.13%) SQL
3 40 (24.10%) SEPA
4 34 (20.48%) XML
5 33 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (18.67%) Java
6 31 (18.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (17.47%) SOA
8 28 (16.87%) Unix
9 23 (13.86%) Web Services
9 23 (13.86%) Test Scripting
10 22 (13.25%) SDLC
11 21 (12.65%) Oracle
12 20 (12.05%) Linux
12 20 (12.05%) Middleware
12 20 (12.05%) HP
13 19 (11.45%) IBM
13 19 (11.45%) Scrum
14 18 (10.84%) JMS
15 17 (10.24%) Windows
15 17 (10.24%) SOAP
16 16 (9.64%) MQSeries
16 16 (9.64%) EDI
16 16 (9.64%) FTP
16 16 (9.64%) Retail
16 16 (9.64%) FIX Protocol
16 16 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (9.04%) Business Analysis
17 15 (9.04%) Fixed Income

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 16 (9.64%) MQSeries
2 14 (8.43%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.61%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.01%) JBoss
5 4 (2.41%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.81%) Confluence
6 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.60%) Apache
8 1 (0.60%) CICS
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.60%) IIS
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) MS Excel
1 8 (4.82%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.81%) MS Office
3 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) RMDS
2 3 (1.81%) Front Arena
2 3 (1.81%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.20%) Global One
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.20%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.60%) Kondor
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.60%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.64%) FTP
2 15 (9.04%) HTTPS
3 14 (8.43%) HTTP
3 14 (8.43%) WinSCP
4 8 (4.82%) Firewall
5 5 (3.01%) SAN
6 3 (1.81%) ATM
6 3 (1.81%) DHCP
6 3 (1.81%) DNS
6 3 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.81%) VPN
7 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.60%) SNA
7 1 (0.60%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.81%) MySQL
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.20%) JasperReports
3 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.20%) UniData
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (8.43%) ClearCase
1 14 (8.43%) XMLSpy
2 9 (5.42%) JIRA
3 7 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.41%) JUnit
4 4 (2.41%) Maven
5 3 (1.81%) Selenium
6 2 (1.20%) Ant
6 2 (1.20%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.20%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.20%) Hudson
6 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.20%) JMeter
6 2 (1.20%) Log4j
6 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.60%) TestDirector
General
1 69 (41.57%) Banking
1 69 (41.57%) Finance
2 16 (9.64%) Retail
3 13 (7.83%) Back Office
4 11 (6.63%) Front Office
5 8 (4.82%) Retail Banking
6 7 (4.22%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Legal
8 2 (1.20%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (37.35%) Analyst
2 36 (21.69%) Business Analyst
3 20 (12.05%) Developer
4 14 (8.43%) Consultant
4 14 (8.43%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.43%) Test Analyst
5 12 (7.23%) Banking Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Applications Support
6 11 (6.63%) Architect
7 10 (6.02%) Applications Support Analyst
7 10 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.42%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.82%) Business Systems Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Designer
10 7 (4.22%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) FX Business Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Payments Business Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.48%) XML
2 23 (13.86%) Web Services
3 20 (12.05%) Middleware
4 18 (10.84%) JMS
5 17 (10.24%) SOAP
6 16 (9.64%) EDI
6 16 (9.64%) FIX Protocol
7 14 (8.43%) FpML
7 14 (8.43%) JSON
7 14 (8.43%) REST
7 14 (8.43%) WSDL
7 14 (8.43%) XSD
7 14 (8.43%) XSL
7 14 (8.43%) XSLT
8 10 (6.02%) .NET
9 9 (5.42%) RESTful
10 7 (4.22%) .NET Framework
10 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (4.22%) Entity Framework
10 7 (4.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (9.04%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.63%) Equities
4 10 (6.02%) Derivative
5 8 (4.82%) DataPower
6 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.01%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.81%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.20%) EPoS
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.20%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) Contract for Difference
9 1 (0.60%) iPhone
9 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) Tandem
9 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.87%) Unix
2 20 (12.05%) Linux
3 17 (10.24%) Windows
4 11 (6.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.02%) Solaris
6 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.81%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.60%) AIX
9 1 (0.60%) Android
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.47%) SOA
3 23 (13.86%) Test Scripting
4 22 (13.25%) SDLC
5 19 (11.45%) Scrum
6 15 (9.04%) Business Analysis
7 14 (8.43%) Defect Tracking
7 14 (8.43%) EAI
8 12 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (6.63%) Integration Testing
9 11 (6.63%) PRINCE2
9 11 (6.63%) Software Testing
10 10 (6.02%) Change Management
10 10 (6.02%) Project Management
10 10 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.02%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (5.42%) Test Planning
12 8 (4.82%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.22%) Cash Management
13 7 (4.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 55 (33.13%) SQL
2 31 (18.67%) Java
3 12 (7.23%) C#
4 5 (3.01%) Python
4 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.20%) C
6 2 (1.20%) Perl
6 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.20%) Ruby
7 1 (0.60%) COBOL
7 1 (0.60%) JCL
7 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) ISEB
2 5 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.81%) Degree
5 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PMP
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (24.10%) SEPA
2 14 (8.43%) HL7
3 12 (7.23%) QA
4 9 (5.42%) ISO20022
5 5 (3.01%) MiFID
6 3 (1.81%) ISO15022
7 1 (0.60%) COREP
7 1 (0.60%) FINREP
7 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.41%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.81%) vMotion
4 2 (1.20%) Ansible
4 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (12.65%) Oracle
2 20 (12.05%) HP
3 19 (11.45%) IBM
4 14 (8.43%) Remedy
5 12 (7.23%) Microsoft
5 12 (7.23%) Reuters
6 11 (6.63%) Bloomberg
7 8 (4.82%) VMware
8 7 (4.22%) SunGard
9 6 (3.61%) Fidessa
9 6 (3.61%) SAP
9 6 (3.61%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.61%) Sybase
9 6 (3.61%) Trayport
10 4 (2.41%) Citrix
10 4 (2.41%) Sun
11 2 (1.20%) Cognos
11 2 (1.20%) Misys
11 2 (1.20%) Sencha
11 2 (1.20%) WorldPay
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