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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 584 526 560
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +34
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 77 123 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.67% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 47
Median daily rate £538 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £583 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £388 £411
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
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
18069 18495 17739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.55% 32.39% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11673 11639 10730
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 736 705
Median hourly rate £20.78 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 29 July 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 24 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 29 July 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 -48 72 £525 +10.52% 9
London -63 42 £550 +11.39% 7
South East +17 15 £488 +30.00% 2
Surrey - 8 £488 - 2
Buckinghamshire +18 7 - -
East of England +22 6 £600 -
North West - 6 £270 -
Milton Keynes +15 5 - -
City of London +13 5 £525 +5.00%
Scotland +6 5 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £600 -
Merseyside - 5 - -
Edinburgh +1 4 £550 -
Liverpool - 4 - -
South West -3 3 £450 +12.50%
Bootle - 3 - -
Swindon - 2 £450 -
Wiltshire - 2 £450 -
Dorset -3 1 - -
Bournemouth -4 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £270 -
Glasgow - 1 £260 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 87 (49.71%) Finance
2 83 (47.43%) Banking
3 50 (28.57%) SQL
4 45 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (20.57%) SEPA
6 35 (20.00%) Oracle
7 34 (19.43%) Scrum
8 32 (18.29%) Java
9 30 (17.14%) SDLC
10 28 (16.00%) XML
11 27 (15.43%) SOA
12 26 (14.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (13.14%) Unix
14 22 (12.57%) Middleware
15 21 (12.00%) Test Scripting
16 20 (11.43%) Linux
17 19 (10.86%) IBM
18 18 (10.29%) Business Analysis
19 17 (9.71%) Web Services
20 16 (9.14%) Windows
20 16 (9.14%) Retail
21 15 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
21 15 (8.57%) Degree
22 14 (8.00%) Waterfall
22 14 (8.00%) JMS
22 14 (8.00%) C#
22 14 (8.00%) .NET
23 13 (7.43%) HP
23 13 (7.43%) Fixed Income
23 13 (7.43%) RESTful

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 12 (6.86%) MQSeries
2 11 (6.29%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.14%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 6 (3.43%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.86%) JBoss
7 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.71%) Confluence
9 2 (1.14%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) CICS
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.14%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.71%) MS Project
4 3 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.86%) RMDS
2 3 (1.71%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.14%) Global One
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.14%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.57%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.57%) Salerio
4 1 (0.57%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.14%) FTP
2 8 (4.57%) HTTPS
2 8 (4.57%) Network Security
3 7 (4.00%) HTTP
3 7 (4.00%) WinSCP
4 5 (2.86%) Firewall
4 5 (2.86%) SAN
5 3 (1.71%) ATM
6 2 (1.14%) SNMP
7 1 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.57%) SNA
7 1 (0.57%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 5 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) DB2
3 3 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.14%) JasperReports
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.14%) UniData
5 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.57%) JIRA
3 7 (4.00%) ClearCase
3 7 (4.00%) XMLSpy
4 4 (2.29%) JUnit
4 4 (2.29%) Maven
4 4 (2.29%) Selenium
5 3 (1.71%) JMeter
6 2 (1.14%) Ant
6 2 (1.14%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.14%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.14%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.14%) Hudson
6 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.14%) Log4j
6 2 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 87 (49.71%) Finance
2 83 (47.43%) Banking
3 16 (9.14%) Retail
4 8 (4.57%) Back Office
5 7 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.43%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.43%) Front Office
6 6 (3.43%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.29%) Legal
8 3 (1.71%) Billing
8 3 (1.71%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.14%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.57%) Advertising
10 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (40.00%) Analyst
2 36 (20.57%) Business Analyst
3 24 (13.71%) Developer
4 23 (13.14%) Project Manager
5 19 (10.86%) Banking Analyst
6 17 (9.71%) Consultant
7 15 (8.57%) Architect
7 15 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
8 13 (7.43%) Designer
8 13 (7.43%) Test Analyst
9 11 (6.29%) .NET Developer
9 11 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (6.29%) C# Developer
9 11 (6.29%) IT Analyst
10 9 (5.14%) Business Systems Analyst
10 9 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (5.14%) Test Leader
11 8 (4.57%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.57%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.57%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.00%) XML
2 22 (12.57%) Middleware
3 17 (9.71%) Web Services
4 14 (8.00%) .NET
4 14 (8.00%) JMS
5 13 (7.43%) RESTful
6 12 (6.86%) FpML
7 11 (6.29%) .NET Framework
7 11 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (6.29%) Entity Framework
7 11 (6.29%) jQuery
8 10 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
8 10 (5.71%) SOAP
9 9 (5.14%) EDI
10 7 (4.00%) JSON
10 7 (4.00%) REST
10 7 (4.00%) WSDL
10 7 (4.00%) XSD
10 7 (4.00%) XSL
10 7 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (7.43%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.29%) Equities
4 10 (5.71%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.86%) Derivative
6 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.29%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.71%) EPoS
7 3 (1.71%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.71%) Tandem
8 2 (1.14%) DataPower
8 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.14%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.57%) DTCC
9 1 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.57%) iPhone
9 1 (0.57%) PMI
9 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.14%) Unix
2 20 (11.43%) Linux
3 16 (9.14%) Windows
4 11 (6.29%) Solaris
5 5 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) AIX
7 1 (0.57%) Android
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.43%) Scrum
3 30 (17.14%) SDLC
4 27 (15.43%) SOA
5 21 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 18 (10.29%) Business Analysis
7 15 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 13 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (6.86%) Project Management
11 11 (6.29%) Integration Testing
11 11 (6.29%) MVC
11 11 (6.29%) Presales
11 11 (6.29%) Unit Testing
12 10 (5.71%) Asset Management
12 10 (5.71%) PRINCE2
12 10 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (5.71%) Software Testing
13 9 (5.14%) Information Security
13 9 (5.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.57%) SQL
2 32 (18.29%) Java
3 14 (8.00%) C#
4 7 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.29%) Perl
5 4 (2.29%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.71%) Python
7 2 (1.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) COBOL
8 1 (0.57%) JCL
8 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.57%) Degree
2 12 (6.86%) ISEB
3 8 (4.57%) CISMP
3 8 (4.57%) CISSP
4 5 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.29%) MBA
6 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.14%) PMP
6 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (20.57%) SEPA
2 9 (5.14%) QA
3 7 (4.00%) HL7
3 7 (4.00%) ISO20022
4 2 (1.14%) COBIT
4 2 (1.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.57%) COREP
5 1 (0.57%) FINREP
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.57%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (2.29%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.14%) Firmware
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (5.14%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.43%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.14%) Ansible
3 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.14%) Puppet
3 2 (1.14%) SCOM
4 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (20.00%) Oracle
2 19 (10.86%) IBM
3 13 (7.43%) HP
4 11 (6.29%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.29%) Reuters
5 9 (5.14%) Bloomberg
6 7 (4.00%) Remedy
7 6 (3.43%) SAP
7 6 (3.43%) Sun
7 6 (3.43%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.86%) SunGard
8 5 (2.86%) Sybase
8 5 (2.86%) VMware
9 4 (2.29%) Citrix
10 3 (1.71%) Fidessa
10 3 (1.71%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.71%) Trayport
11 2 (1.14%) Fundtech
11 2 (1.14%) Sencha
11 2 (1.14%) WorldPay