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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
UK
Rank 495 565 529
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -36
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 106 71 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 46 72
Median daily rate £475 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £278 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £613 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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
14189 15755 15717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.19% 30.78% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9150 10177 9634
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 567 640
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 +55 103 £475 +5.55% 14
London +64 93 £475 +8.57% 13
City of London -6 10 £495 -8.96% 3
East of England - 3 £613 -
Swindon +1 2 £575 +2.22%
Wiltshire +1 2 £575 +2.22%
South West -3 2 £575 +2.22% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £613 -
Watford - 2 £613 -
North West - 2 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £400 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Edinburgh +20 1 - -
South East +12 1 - -
Scotland +9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £413 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £425 -
Jersey - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Belfast - 1 £413 -
County Antrim - 1 £413 -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 107 (56.32%) Finance
2 105 (55.26%) Banking
3 52 (27.37%) SQL
4 37 (19.47%) Windows
4 37 (19.47%) SEPA
5 34 (17.89%) Back Office
6 31 (16.32%) XML
6 31 (16.32%) Java
7 30 (15.79%) Business Analysis
8 28 (14.74%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 26 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (13.68%) Oracle
9 26 (13.68%) Middleware
10 22 (11.58%) SQL Server
10 22 (11.58%) Change Management
11 21 (11.05%) DB2
11 21 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (11.05%) Cash Management
12 20 (10.53%) Investment Banking
13 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (10.00%) Linux
13 19 (10.00%) Degree
14 18 (9.47%) Internet
15 17 (8.95%) .NET
15 17 (8.95%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (8.42%) SmartStream
16 16 (8.42%) Migration
16 16 (8.42%) ISO20022
17 15 (7.89%) Presales
17 15 (7.89%) Investment Management

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 (6.32%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.68%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (3.68%) MQSeries
3 6 (3.16%) Confluence
4 5 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.05%) CICS
6 2 (1.05%) CMS
6 2 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.11%) MS Office
4 3 (1.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Temenos T24
2 4 (2.11%) Salerio
3 2 (1.05%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.47%) Internet
2 12 (6.32%) Intranet
3 3 (1.58%) ATM
3 3 (1.58%) SAN
4 2 (1.05%) Firewall
4 2 (1.05%) FTP
4 2 (1.05%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.53%) CHAP
5 1 (0.53%) DSL
5 1 (0.53%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.05%) DB2
3 17 (8.95%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.68%) DataStage
5 5 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.11%) Data Mart
6 4 (2.11%) IBM InfoSphere
6 4 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.58%) QlikView
7 3 (1.58%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.05%) Adabas
8 2 (1.05%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.05%) OLTP
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 8 (4.21%) JIRA
2 7 (3.68%) ERwin
2 7 (3.68%) PowerDesigner
2 7 (3.68%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.58%) Selenium
5 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.05%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.05%) Subversion
6 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.53%) Maven
6 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
General
1 107 (56.32%) Finance
2 105 (55.26%) Banking
3 34 (17.89%) Back Office
4 20 (10.53%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.21%) Financial Institution
5 8 (4.21%) Retail
6 7 (3.68%) Legal
7 6 (3.16%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.63%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.58%) Front Office
10 2 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (1.05%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.53%) French Language
11 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.53%) Law
11 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.53%) Marketing
11 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (51.58%) Analyst
2 39 (20.53%) Architect
3 33 (17.37%) Support Analyst
4 32 (16.84%) Business Analyst
5 31 (16.32%) Banking Analyst
5 31 (16.32%) Developer
6 25 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (10.00%) Payments Analyst
8 15 (7.89%) Payments Architect
9 14 (7.37%) Applications Support
10 12 (6.32%) Applications Support Analyst
11 11 (5.79%) Project Manager
12 10 (5.26%) Payments Solutions Architect
12 10 (5.26%) Security Analyst
13 9 (4.74%) C# Developer
13 9 (4.74%) Information Analyst
13 9 (4.74%) Information Security Analyst
13 9 (4.74%) Lead Architect
13 9 (4.74%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 8 (4.21%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.32%) XML
2 26 (13.68%) Middleware
3 17 (8.95%) .NET
4 13 (6.84%) SOAP
5 11 (5.79%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (4.74%) HTML
6 9 (4.74%) RESTful
6 9 (4.74%) Web Services
7 7 (3.68%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (3.68%) Entity Framework
7 7 (3.68%) jQuery
7 7 (3.68%) XML Messaging
7 7 (3.68%) XML Schema
8 5 (2.63%) FpML
8 5 (2.63%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (2.63%) Spring
9 4 (2.11%) FIXML
9 4 (2.11%) JPA
9 4 (2.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.21%) Derivative
4 6 (3.16%) Equities
4 6 (3.16%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.16%) Reference Data
5 5 (2.63%) AS400
5 5 (2.63%) iSeries
5 5 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.11%) PACS
7 3 (1.58%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.58%) PMI
8 2 (1.05%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.05%) Tandem
8 2 (1.05%) VSAM
8 2 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.47%) Windows
2 19 (10.00%) Linux
3 13 (6.84%) Unix
4 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.11%) AIX
6 4 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.11%) Solaris
7 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.05%) VMS
8 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.79%) Business Analysis
2 28 (14.74%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 26 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (11.58%) Change Management
5 21 (11.05%) Cash Management
6 19 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (8.42%) Migration
8 15 (7.89%) Investment Management
8 15 (7.89%) Presales
9 14 (7.37%) Scrum
9 14 (7.37%) SDLC
10 13 (6.84%) TOGAF
11 12 (6.32%) Information Security
11 12 (6.32%) IT Audit
11 12 (6.32%) SOA
12 11 (5.79%) Waterfall
13 10 (5.26%) Time Management
13 10 (5.26%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.74%) Data Analysis
14 9 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.37%) SQL
2 31 (16.32%) Java
3 11 (5.79%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.74%) C#
5 7 (3.68%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.16%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.63%) RPG
7 5 (2.63%) RPG IV
8 3 (1.58%) Apple Swift
8 3 (1.58%) C
8 3 (1.58%) Perl
8 3 (1.58%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.05%) C++
9 2 (1.05%) DCL
9 2 (1.05%) Korn
9 2 (1.05%) NATURAL
9 2 (1.05%) R
9 2 (1.05%) VB
9 2 (1.05%) VB6
9 2 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (10.00%) Degree
2 10 (5.26%) CISMP
2 10 (5.26%) CISSP
3 3 (1.58%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.05%) PMP
5 1 (0.53%) IIBA
5 1 (0.53%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (19.47%) SEPA
2 16 (8.42%) ISO20022
3 12 (6.32%) QA
4 5 (2.63%) EMIR
4 5 (2.63%) MiFID
5 3 (1.58%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.53%) FATCA
6 1 (0.53%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.53%) ISO27005
System Software
1 4 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.05%) Cronacle
2 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) IAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 26 (13.68%) Oracle
2 16 (8.42%) SmartStream
3 13 (6.84%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.74%) IBM
4 9 (4.74%) Murex
5 7 (3.68%) Citrix
5 7 (3.68%) Informatica
5 7 (3.68%) Talend
6 6 (3.16%) HP
6 6 (3.16%) Sybase
6 6 (3.16%) VMware
7 5 (2.63%) SAP
8 4 (2.11%) Mercator
8 4 (2.11%) Temenos
9 3 (1.58%) Tableau
10 2 (1.05%) Cognos
10 2 (1.05%) jBASE
10 2 (1.05%) Perforce
10 2 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.05%) Sun