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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 500 537 444
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -93
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 120 74 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.42% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 48 99
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£475 £418 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £411 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 22 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 115 £475 +11.76% 14
London +35 101 £488 +14.70% 12
City of London +6 40 £500 +37.93% 4
South East -7 7 £375 +3.02%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £385 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £385 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Bromley - 3 £500 -
Sheffield - 3 - -
Berkshire +5 2 £375 +50.00%
Edinburgh -8 2 - - 2
Scotland -10 2 - - 2
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Slough +1 1 - -
South West -10 1 £400 -20.00% 2
East of England - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £400 - 2
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £400 - 2
Rotherham - 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 140 (65.42%) Banking
2 129 (60.28%) Finance
3 47 (21.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (21.03%) SQL
5 41 (19.16%) Business Analysis
6 35 (16.36%) Investment Banking
7 29 (13.55%) QA
7 29 (13.55%) Project Management
8 27 (12.62%) Integration Testing
9 26 (12.15%) Cash Management
10 23 (10.75%) Test Scripting
10 23 (10.75%) UNIX
11 21 (9.81%) Back Office
12 20 (9.35%) XML
12 20 (9.35%) Middleware
12 20 (9.35%) System Integration Testing
13 19 (8.88%) System Testing
14 18 (8.41%) Migration
14 18 (8.41%) IBM
15 17 (7.94%) Linux
16 16 (7.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 16 (7.48%) Perl
16 16 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (7.48%) Fixed Income
16 16 (7.48%) Use Case
17 15 (7.01%) Wholesale Banking
17 15 (7.01%) Java
17 15 (7.01%) ISEB
18 14 (6.54%) Oracle
19 12 (5.61%) Validation

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.40%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) CICS
4 1 (0.47%) Xceptor
Applications
1 7 (3.27%) MS Office
2 4 (1.87%) MS Project
3 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Algo Collateral
2 3 (1.40%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.40%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.93%) Kondor+
3 2 (0.93%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.93%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.93%) ACBS
4 1 (0.47%) Loanet
4 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.47%) Finacle
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.47%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.47%) Global One
4 1 (0.47%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
1 1 (0.47%) PaaS
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
1 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.80%) FTP
2 4 (1.87%) ATM
3 3 (1.40%) SWIFTNet
4 2 (0.93%) PABX
4 2 (0.93%) ISDN
4 2 (0.93%) LAN
5 1 (0.47%) SMS
5 1 (0.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) SMTP
5 1 (0.47%) SSL
5 1 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.21%) RDBMS
1 9 (4.21%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.80%) OLTP
3 5 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.34%) DB2
4 3 (1.40%) PowerCenter
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.93%) QlikView
5 2 (0.93%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.93%) MS Access
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.47%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (2.34%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.40%) Selenium
2 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.93%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 140 (65.42%) Banking
2 129 (60.28%) Finance
3 35 (16.36%) Investment Banking
4 21 (9.81%) Back Office
5 15 (7.01%) Wholesale Banking
6 12 (5.61%) Financial Institution
6 12 (5.61%) Front Office
7 10 (4.67%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (3.27%) French Language
9 6 (2.80%) Retail
10 5 (2.34%) Billing
11 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
12 3 (1.40%) Legal
13 2 (0.93%) Law
14 1 (0.47%) Advertising
14 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (50.47%) Analyst
2 60 (28.04%) Business Analyst
3 19 (8.88%) Architect
4 18 (8.41%) Project Manager
4 18 (8.41%) Tester
5 17 (7.94%) Test Analyst
6 16 (7.48%) Payments Business Analyst
7 14 (6.54%) Developer
7 14 (6.54%) Systems Tester
8 12 (5.61%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.67%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.21%) Consultant
10 9 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.21%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.21%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (3.74%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (3.74%) Banking Business Analyst
11 8 (3.74%) SWIFT Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Middleware Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.35%) XML
1 20 (9.35%) Middleware
2 10 (4.67%) .NET
3 6 (2.80%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (2.80%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (1.87%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.40%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (1.40%) XSLT
6 2 (0.93%) XML Schema
6 2 (0.93%) CGI
7 1 (0.47%) HTML
7 1 (0.47%) JMS
7 1 (0.47%) Web Services
7 1 (0.47%) FpML
7 1 (0.47%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 16 (7.48%) Fixed Income
2 12 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.21%) Equities
4 7 (3.27%) Derivative
5 3 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (1.40%) PMI
5 3 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
5 3 (1.40%) EFT
5 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.40%) DataPower
5 3 (1.40%) iSeries
6 2 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.93%) STB
6 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.47%) Economics
7 1 (0.47%) AS400
7 1 (0.47%) PACS
7 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.75%) UNIX
2 17 (7.94%) Linux
3 11 (5.14%) Solaris
4 9 (4.21%) Windows
5 5 (2.34%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.40%) VMS
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 41 (19.16%) Business Analysis
3 29 (13.55%) Project Management
4 27 (12.62%) Integration Testing
5 26 (12.15%) Cash Management
6 23 (10.75%) Test Scripting
7 20 (9.35%) System Integration Testing
8 19 (8.88%) System Testing
9 18 (8.41%) Migration
10 16 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (7.48%) Use Case
11 12 (5.61%) Validation
11 12 (5.61%) UML
12 11 (5.14%) Data Modelling
12 11 (5.14%) Software Testing
13 9 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (4.21%) B2B
13 9 (4.21%) PRINCE2
13 9 (4.21%) SDLC
14 8 (3.74%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.03%) SQL
2 16 (7.48%) Perl
3 15 (7.01%) Java
4 10 (4.67%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.74%) C
5 8 (3.74%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.27%) C++
7 4 (1.87%) COBOL
8 3 (1.40%) C#
8 3 (1.40%) DCL
8 3 (1.40%) VBA
9 2 (0.93%) Korn
9 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.47%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.47%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.47%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.47%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.01%) ISEB
2 11 (5.14%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.74%) Degree
4 5 (2.34%) IIBA
4 5 (2.34%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.93%) PMP
5 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CISA
6 1 (0.47%) CISM
6 1 (0.47%) MBA
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.47%) CBAP
6 1 (0.47%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.55%) QA
2 4 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) Basel III
3 1 (0.47%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.40%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (8.41%) IBM
2 14 (6.54%) Oracle
3 10 (4.67%) HP
4 7 (3.27%) TIBCO
5 6 (2.80%) Sybase
6 5 (2.34%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.87%) Murex
7 4 (1.87%) Cognos
7 4 (1.87%) Green Hat
8 3 (1.40%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.40%) Cisco
8 3 (1.40%) Calypso
8 3 (1.40%) Informatica
8 3 (1.40%) Misys
8 3 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.93%) Temenos
9 2 (0.93%) SmartStream
9 2 (0.93%) Reuters
9 2 (0.93%) Citrix
9 2 (0.93%) Alcatel-Lucent
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