The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 503 454 420
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -34
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 100 98 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.79% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 109
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £593 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £420 £383
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +9.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.25 -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14574 12419 14884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.35% 25.56% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8982 7479 8630
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 644 778
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%

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 16 April 2014.

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 23 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -43 89 £450 -8.86% 22
London -46 66 £510 +2.00% 13
City of London -30 15 £550 +10.00% 6
South West -19 5 £450 +9.68% 3
South East -9 4 £325 - 1
Bournemouth -8 3 £450 +44.69% 1
Dorset -13 3 £450 +9.68% 1
East of England -32 3 £325 -20.73% 4
North West -22 1 £415 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £415 -
Surrey - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 4
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Preston - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Watford - - - - 4
Farnborough - - - -
Hook - - - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 102 (60.36%) Banking
2 97 (57.40%) Finance
3 41 (24.26%) XML
4 34 (20.12%) IBM
5 30 (17.75%) Investment Banking
6 29 (17.16%) Business Analysis
7 22 (13.02%) SQL
7 22 (13.02%) Oracle
8 21 (12.43%) HP
9 20 (11.83%) Java
9 20 (11.83%) SAP
9 20 (11.83%) Retail
10 19 (11.24%) Project Management
10 19 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (11.24%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (10.65%) UNIX
12 17 (10.06%) Back Office
13 16 (9.47%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (8.88%) System Testing
15 14 (8.28%) Use Case
16 13 (7.69%) TIBCO
17 12 (7.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (7.10%) Windows
17 12 (7.10%) Validation
17 12 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (7.10%) Derivative
17 12 (7.10%) Retail Banking
17 12 (7.10%) QA
17 12 (7.10%) Test Scripting
18 11 (6.51%) WebSphere Message Broker

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (3.55%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.96%) CMS
2 5 (2.96%) MQSeries
3 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.78%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.78%) SAS
4 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.59%) CICS
5 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.59%) Apache
5 1 (0.59%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (4.14%) MS Office
2 3 (1.78%) SPSS
2 3 (1.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) SAP ERP
2 5 (2.96%) Global One
2 5 (2.96%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.18%) Loanet
3 2 (1.18%) Temenos T24
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.59%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.59%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.59%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.96%) CHAP
2 2 (1.18%) VPN
3 1 (0.59%) FTP
3 1 (0.59%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.51%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.55%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.37%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.78%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.18%) DB2
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.59%) OLTP
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.59%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 16 (9.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.96%) JUnit
3 4 (2.37%) Mockito
4 3 (1.78%) EasyMock
4 3 (1.78%) FitNesse
4 3 (1.78%) DbUnit
5 2 (1.18%) Maven
6 1 (0.59%) Subversion
6 1 (0.59%) JIRA
6 1 (0.59%) Log4j
6 1 (0.59%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 102 (60.36%) Banking
2 97 (57.40%) Finance
3 30 (17.75%) Investment Banking
4 20 (11.83%) Retail
5 17 (10.06%) Back Office
6 12 (7.10%) Retail Banking
7 7 (4.14%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.78%) Billing
8 3 (1.78%) International Banking
8 3 (1.78%) Legal
9 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.18%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.59%) Local Government
10 1 (0.59%) French Language
10 1 (0.59%) German Language
10 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.59%) Advertising
10 1 (0.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (42.60%) Analyst
2 45 (26.63%) Business Analyst
3 29 (17.16%) Payments Business Analyst
4 17 (10.06%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.06%) Test Analyst
5 16 (9.47%) Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Consultant
6 12 (7.10%) Tester
7 11 (6.51%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (5.92%) Architect
8 10 (5.92%) Test Manager
8 10 (5.92%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Banking Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Systems Test Analyst
9 8 (4.73%) Systems Tester
10 7 (4.14%) Programme Manager
11 6 (3.55%) SAP Consultant
12 5 (2.96%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.26%) XML
2 11 (6.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 11 (6.51%) SOAP
2 11 (6.51%) EDI
3 9 (5.33%) Spring
4 7 (4.14%) Middleware
5 6 (3.55%) SAP PI
5 6 (3.55%) Web Services
6 5 (2.96%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.96%) J2EE
6 5 (2.96%) JMS
7 4 (2.37%) FpML
8 3 (1.78%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.78%) JSP
8 3 (1.78%) .NET
9 2 (1.18%) jQuery
9 2 (1.18%) HTML
9 2 (1.18%) Servlets
9 2 (1.18%) JDBC
10 1 (0.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 12 (7.10%) Derivative
2 8 (4.73%) Equities
3 6 (3.55%) APACS
4 4 (2.37%) Market Risk
4 4 (2.37%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.37%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.78%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.59%) DTCC
7 1 (0.59%) PACS
7 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.59%) PMI
7 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.59%) AS400
7 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.65%) UNIX
2 12 (7.10%) Windows
3 8 (4.73%) Solaris
3 8 (4.73%) Linux
4 5 (2.96%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.78%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) Business Analysis
2 19 (11.24%) Project Management
2 19 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (8.88%) System Testing
4 14 (8.28%) Use Case
5 12 (7.10%) Validation
5 12 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (7.10%) Test Scripting
6 11 (6.51%) Cash Management
6 11 (6.51%) UML
7 10 (5.92%) SOA
7 10 (5.92%) Migration
7 10 (5.92%) Integration Testing
8 9 (5.33%) Business Transformation
9 7 (4.14%) Workflow
9 7 (4.14%) Risk Management
9 7 (4.14%) ERP
9 7 (4.14%) SSADM
9 7 (4.14%) Performance Testing
10 6 (3.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.02%) SQL
2 20 (11.83%) Java
3 9 (5.33%) Perl
4 4 (2.37%) Korn
5 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.78%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.59%) JCL
6 1 (0.59%) Python
6 1 (0.59%) C#
6 1 (0.59%) COBOL
6 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.59%) Groovy
6 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (3.55%) ISEB
2 2 (1.18%) CFA
3 1 (0.59%) Degree
3 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.59%) MBA
3 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) QA
2 10 (5.92%) RosettaNet
3 6 (3.55%) ISO 8583
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.59%) FATCA
5 1 (0.59%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (11.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (20.12%) IBM
2 22 (13.02%) Oracle
3 21 (12.43%) HP
4 20 (11.83%) SAP
5 13 (7.69%) TIBCO
6 8 (4.73%) Software AG
6 8 (4.73%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.55%) Sybase
8 5 (2.96%) Misys
8 5 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.78%) Thunderhead
9 3 (1.78%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.18%) Cognos
10 2 (1.18%) JBoss
10 2 (1.18%) Temenos
10 2 (1.18%) Sun
10 2 (1.18%) Northgate
11 1 (0.59%) Civica
11 1 (0.59%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.59%) GoldenSource
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