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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 490 500 466
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -34
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 103 99 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.57% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 65 53
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £415 £420
% change year-on-year
-7.83% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £95.00 - £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.25

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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 2015.

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 20 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 17 April 2015. 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 +8 100 £500 +9.52% 25
London +30 90 £500 -2.20% 21
City of London +39 33 £488 -11.36% 8
South West +2 3 £533 +18.33% 4
Dorset 0 3 £533 +18.33% 4
Scotland -6 2 £375 -11.76%
East of England +17 1 £600 +84.61%
Bournemouth +3 1 - - 4
Essex - 1 £600 -
Fife - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
South East - - - -
Warwick - - - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 122 (65.24%) Finance
2 117 (62.57%) Banking
3 55 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (22.46%) Business Analysis
5 30 (16.04%) Financial Institution
6 29 (15.51%) Oracle
6 29 (15.51%) QA
7 28 (14.97%) SQL
7 28 (14.97%) Cash Management
8 27 (14.44%) UNIX
9 26 (13.90%) Integration Testing
10 25 (13.37%) Project Management
11 23 (12.30%) Investment Banking
12 20 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (9.63%) XML
14 17 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (9.09%) Fixed Income
14 17 (9.09%) System Testing
15 16 (8.56%) Back Office
16 15 (8.02%) Linux
17 14 (7.49%) Test Scripting
17 14 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (7.49%) Retail
18 13 (6.95%) Derivative
18 13 (6.95%) Requirements Analysis
19 12 (6.42%) Validation
19 12 (6.42%) Shell Script
20 11 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 11 (5.88%) Change Management
20 11 (5.88%) Calypso

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (5.35%) CMS
2 6 (3.21%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.07%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.53%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (3.74%) MS Excel
1 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.88%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.14%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (1.60%) Loan IQ
3 3 (1.60%) Temenos T24
3 3 (1.60%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.07%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (0.53%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.53%) Global One
5 1 (0.53%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.53%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.53%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.53%) Loanet
5 1 (0.53%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.21%) FTP
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) MPLS
2 1 (0.53%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.53%) ATM
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) SMS
2 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.21%) SQL Server
1 6 (3.21%) RDBMS
1 6 (3.21%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.67%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.07%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (1.07%) OLTP
4 2 (1.07%) DB2
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (3.21%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.67%) JIRA
2 5 (2.67%) Toad
3 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 122 (65.24%) Finance
2 117 (62.57%) Banking
3 30 (16.04%) Financial Institution
4 23 (12.30%) Investment Banking
5 16 (8.56%) Back Office
6 14 (7.49%) Retail
7 11 (5.88%) Wholesale Banking
7 11 (5.88%) Retail Banking
8 9 (4.81%) Front Office
9 8 (4.28%) French Language
10 4 (2.14%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (1.60%) Billing
12 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.53%) Law
12 1 (0.53%) Legal
12 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 119 (63.64%) Analyst
2 66 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 23 (12.30%) Tester
4 22 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
5 13 (6.95%) Payments Business Analyst
6 12 (6.42%) Developer
6 12 (6.42%) Systems Tester
7 11 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 10 (5.35%) Consultant
8 10 (5.35%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.35%) Banking Business Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) Architect
9 9 (4.81%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.81%) Test Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (3.74%) Operations Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) Financial Business Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) Technical Business Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.63%) XML
2 8 (4.28%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (4.28%) Middleware
2 8 (4.28%) .NET
3 3 (1.60%) Web Services
3 3 (1.60%) JMS
3 3 (1.60%) XML Schema
3 3 (1.60%) CGI
3 3 (1.60%) FIXML
4 2 (1.07%) FpML
4 2 (1.07%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.07%) JSON
4 2 (1.07%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) JNDI
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.53%) RESTful
5 1 (0.53%) XSD
5 1 (0.53%) XSLT
5 1 (0.53%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 13 (6.95%) Derivative
4 11 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (5.35%) Equities
6 4 (2.14%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (2.14%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.14%) iSeries
7 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.07%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.07%) PMI
9 1 (0.53%) iPhone
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.44%) UNIX
2 15 (8.02%) Linux
3 4 (2.14%) Windows
4 2 (1.07%) Solaris
4 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) AIX
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 42 (22.46%) Business Analysis
3 28 (14.97%) Cash Management
4 26 (13.90%) Integration Testing
5 25 (13.37%) Project Management
6 17 (9.09%) System Testing
6 17 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.49%) Test Scripting
7 14 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (6.95%) Requirements Analysis
9 12 (6.42%) Validation
10 11 (5.88%) Change Management
10 11 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
11 9 (4.81%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.28%) UML
13 7 (3.74%) Migration
13 7 (3.74%) Risk Management
13 7 (3.74%) Asset Management
14 6 (3.21%) ITIL
14 6 (3.21%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.97%) SQL
2 12 (6.42%) Shell Script
3 10 (5.35%) Java
4 7 (3.74%) Perl
5 6 (3.21%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.21%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.14%) C++
7 2 (1.07%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.07%) VBA
7 2 (1.07%) Korn
7 2 (1.07%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) VC++
8 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (5.35%) Degree
2 6 (3.21%) IIBA
3 2 (1.07%) ISEB
3 2 (1.07%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.07%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) MBA
4 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.53%) CBAP
4 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.51%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) EMIR
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.07%) Control-M
3 1 (0.53%) yum
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (15.51%) Oracle
2 11 (5.88%) Calypso
3 6 (3.21%) Misys
3 6 (3.21%) Sybase
3 6 (3.21%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.67%) Business Objects
4 5 (2.67%) Ab Initio
4 5 (2.67%) Actimize
5 4 (2.14%) Mantas
5 4 (2.14%) Cognos
5 4 (2.14%) HP
6 3 (1.60%) SAP
6 3 (1.60%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.07%) Charles River
7 2 (1.07%) SmartStream
7 2 (1.07%) Norkom
7 2 (1.07%) IBM
8 1 (0.53%) Murex
8 1 (0.53%) Avaya
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
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