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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 505 519 422
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -97
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 102 63 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.39% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 82
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£475 £475 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £444 £385
% change year-on-year
+9.79% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.93
UK excluding London average 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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SWIFT within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SWIFT Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SWIFT
Top 17 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 22 May 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 +16 99 £475 - 30
London +36 92 £475 -2.36% 26
City of London +35 40 £450 -14.28% 14
Manchester -10 3 £475 -
North West -20 3 £475 -
South West +10 2 £675 +38.39% 2
Dorset - 2 £675 - 2
East of England +8 1 £600 +84.61%
Edinburgh -1 1 - -
Northamptonshire -1 1 £340 -
Northampton -4 1 £340 -
Scotland -9 1 - -
East Midlands -12 1 £340 -
Poole - 1 £675 -
Essex - 1 £600 -
Bournemouth - 1 - - 2
Bromley - 1 - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 128 (64.97%) Banking
2 124 (62.94%) Finance
3 50 (25.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (22.84%) Business Analysis
5 34 (17.26%) QA
6 33 (16.75%) SQL
7 31 (15.74%) Cash Management
8 26 (13.20%) Investment Banking
9 25 (12.69%) UNIX
10 24 (12.18%) Integration Testing
11 22 (11.17%) Oracle
12 21 (10.66%) XML
13 20 (10.15%) Financial Institution
13 20 (10.15%) Project Management
14 18 (9.14%) Test Scripting
15 17 (8.63%) System Testing
15 17 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (7.61%) Validation
16 15 (7.61%) Wholesale Banking
16 15 (7.61%) Linux
17 14 (7.11%) Java
17 14 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (6.60%) Fixed Income
18 13 (6.60%) Migration
18 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (6.09%) Back Office
19 12 (6.09%) Shell Script
20 11 (5.58%) Perl
20 11 (5.58%) Equities

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (3.55%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.05%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.03%) CMS
4 2 (1.02%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.55%) MS Office
3 4 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.03%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (1.52%) Kondor+
3 3 (1.52%) Loan IQ
3 3 (1.52%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.52%) Temenos T24
3 3 (1.52%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.02%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (1.02%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (0.51%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.51%) Global One
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.51%) Finacle
5 1 (0.51%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.51%) Loanet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
1 1 (0.51%) PaaS
1 1 (0.51%) Office 365
1 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.05%) FTP
2 3 (1.52%) LAN
3 2 (1.02%) PABX
3 2 (1.02%) ISDN
4 1 (0.51%) MPLS
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) SMS
4 1 (0.51%) WAN
4 1 (0.51%) ATM
4 1 (0.51%) SSL
4 1 (0.51%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.55%) RDBMS
1 7 (3.55%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.54%) OLTP
4 4 (2.03%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.52%) MS Access
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.02%) QlikView
6 2 (1.02%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (1.02%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.02%) DB2
7 1 (0.51%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.54%) Toad
2 5 (2.54%) JIRA
3 2 (1.02%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.51%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 128 (64.97%) Banking
2 124 (62.94%) Finance
3 26 (13.20%) Investment Banking
4 20 (10.15%) Financial Institution
5 15 (7.61%) Wholesale Banking
6 12 (6.09%) Back Office
7 10 (5.08%) Retail
7 10 (5.08%) Front Office
8 8 (4.06%) French Language
9 7 (3.55%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (3.05%) Retail Banking
11 5 (2.54%) Billing
12 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.51%) Legal
13 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 114 (57.87%) Analyst
2 63 (31.98%) Business Analyst
3 25 (12.69%) Tester
4 15 (7.61%) Payments Business Analyst
5 14 (7.11%) Architect
5 14 (7.11%) Test Analyst
5 14 (7.11%) Developer
5 14 (7.11%) Systems Tester
6 13 (6.60%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.60%) Systems Analyst
7 11 (5.58%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.58%) Consultant
8 10 (5.08%) Banking Business Analyst
8 10 (5.08%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.55%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (3.05%) Manual Tester
10 6 (3.05%) Technical Business Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.66%) XML
2 9 (4.57%) .NET
3 8 (4.06%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (4.06%) Middleware
4 4 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (1.52%) FIXML
5 3 (1.52%) Web Services
5 3 (1.52%) JMS
5 3 (1.52%) CGI
5 3 (1.52%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.02%) XML Schema
6 2 (1.02%) XSLT
6 2 (1.02%) FpML
7 1 (0.51%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.51%) HTML
7 1 (0.51%) XSD
7 1 (0.51%) JDBC
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (6.60%) Fixed Income
2 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.58%) Equities
4 10 (5.08%) Derivative
5 4 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (2.03%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (1.52%) PMI
7 2 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.02%) iSeries
7 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.02%) STB
7 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.51%) PACS
8 1 (0.51%) Tandem
8 1 (0.51%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.69%) UNIX
2 15 (7.61%) Linux
3 4 (2.03%) Windows
4 3 (1.52%) Solaris
5 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 45 (22.84%) Business Analysis
3 31 (15.74%) Cash Management
4 24 (12.18%) Integration Testing
5 20 (10.15%) Project Management
6 18 (9.14%) Test Scripting
7 17 (8.63%) System Testing
7 17 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.61%) Validation
9 14 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.60%) Migration
11 10 (5.08%) Test Planning
12 9 (4.57%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (4.57%) Software Testing
13 8 (4.06%) Systems Analysis
13 8 (4.06%) Use Case
13 8 (4.06%) UML
13 8 (4.06%) Change Management
14 6 (3.05%) Risk Management
14 6 (3.05%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.75%) SQL
2 14 (7.11%) Java
3 12 (6.09%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.58%) Perl
5 7 (3.55%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.05%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.54%) C++
8 3 (1.52%) Korn
8 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.02%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.02%) C#
9 2 (1.02%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.02%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) COBOL
10 1 (0.51%) VC++
10 1 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) DCL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.06%) ISEB
2 7 (3.55%) Degree
3 6 (3.05%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.54%) IIBA
5 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CISA
6 1 (0.51%) CISM
6 1 (0.51%) MBA
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) CRISC
6 1 (0.51%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.26%) QA
2 4 (2.03%) EMIR
2 4 (2.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 10 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) Control-M
Vendors
1 22 (11.17%) Oracle
2 9 (4.57%) Calypso
2 9 (4.57%) Sybase
3 8 (4.06%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.05%) Misys
5 5 (2.54%) Bloomberg
5 5 (2.54%) HP
5 5 (2.54%) Business Objects
5 5 (2.54%) IBM
5 5 (2.54%) Ab Initio
6 4 (2.03%) Actimize
6 4 (2.03%) Cognos
6 4 (2.03%) SAP
7 3 (1.52%) Reuters
7 3 (1.52%) Murex
7 3 (1.52%) Mantas
8 2 (1.02%) VMware
8 2 (1.02%) Norkom
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco
8 2 (1.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
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