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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 566 553 539
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 98 94 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.52% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 60 53
Average daily rate £450 £488 £487
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £339 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £95.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - -

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
18208 17980 17517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.69% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11846 10898 10690
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 704 760
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.96 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 1 May 2016.

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 26 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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 90 £467 -6.65% 10
London -35 68 £450 -10.00% 8
City of London +24 11 £475 -2.56% 4
North West -6 8 £475 - 1
Scotland - 8 £280 -
South West +10 6 £550 +3.28% 1
South East - 6 £563 -
Edinburgh - 6 £280 -
Warrington - 5 £475 -
Cheshire - 5 £475 -
Swindon - 4 £556 -
Wiltshire - 4 £556 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £475 -
East of England +12 2 - -
Dorset -5 2 £440 -17.37% 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £300 -
Poole -1 1 £440 -17.37%
Bournemouth -6 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £525 -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 77 (46.39%) Banking
2 75 (45.18%) Finance
3 53 (31.93%) SEPA
4 50 (30.12%) SQL
5 37 (22.29%) Java
6 32 (19.28%) Unix
7 31 (18.67%) XML
8 29 (17.47%) SOA
9 28 (16.87%) Oracle
10 26 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (14.46%) Web Services
12 23 (13.86%) HP
12 23 (13.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (13.86%) Test Scripting
13 22 (13.25%) Middleware
13 22 (13.25%) IBM
14 21 (12.65%) Linux
15 20 (12.05%) JMS
16 19 (11.45%) Windows
16 19 (11.45%) SDLC
17 18 (10.84%) HP Quality Center
17 18 (10.84%) SOAP
17 18 (10.84%) MQSeries
18 17 (10.24%) FIX Protocol
19 16 (9.64%) HTTPS
20 15 (9.04%) FTP
20 15 (9.04%) ClearCase
20 15 (9.04%) EDI
20 15 (9.04%) Remedy
20 15 (9.04%) XMLSpy

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 18 (10.84%) MQSeries
2 15 (9.04%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 9 (5.42%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.82%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.61%) JBoss
6 5 (3.01%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.20%) Apache
8 2 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.20%) CICS
8 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.20%) IIS
8 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.81%) MS Office
2 3 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) RMDS
2 3 (1.81%) Front Arena
2 3 (1.81%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.20%) Global One
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.20%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.20%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.60%) Kondor
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.64%) HTTPS
2 15 (9.04%) FTP
2 15 (9.04%) WinSCP
3 14 (8.43%) HTTP
4 11 (6.63%) Firewall
5 7 (4.22%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.61%) SAN
7 4 (2.41%) VPN
8 3 (1.81%) ATM
8 3 (1.81%) DHCP
8 3 (1.81%) DNS
8 3 (1.81%) SWIFTNet
9 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.20%) Internet
9 2 (1.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database
1 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) DB2
3 3 (1.81%) MySQL
3 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.20%) JasperReports
4 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.20%) UniData
5 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (9.04%) ClearCase
1 15 (9.04%) XMLSpy
2 5 (3.01%) JIRA
3 4 (2.41%) JUnit
3 4 (2.41%) Maven
3 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.81%) ProC
4 3 (1.81%) Selenium
5 2 (1.20%) Ant
5 2 (1.20%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.20%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.20%) Hudson
5 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.20%) JMeter
5 2 (1.20%) Log4j
5 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.60%) TestDirector
General
1 77 (46.39%) Banking
2 75 (45.18%) Finance
3 14 (8.43%) Retail
4 12 (7.23%) Front Office
5 10 (6.02%) Back Office
5 10 (6.02%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.61%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Legal
8 2 (1.20%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (33.13%) Analyst
2 32 (19.28%) Business Analyst
3 22 (13.25%) Developer
4 13 (7.83%) Consultant
4 13 (7.83%) Test Analyst
5 12 (7.23%) Banking Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Applications Support
6 11 (6.63%) Architect
6 11 (6.63%) Payments Business Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.02%) Applications Support Analyst
7 10 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Business Systems Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.42%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.82%) Programme Manager
10 7 (4.22%) Designer
10 7 (4.22%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) SWIFT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.67%) XML
2 24 (14.46%) Web Services
3 22 (13.25%) Middleware
4 20 (12.05%) JMS
5 18 (10.84%) SOAP
6 17 (10.24%) FIX Protocol
7 15 (9.04%) EDI
7 15 (9.04%) JSON
8 14 (8.43%) REST
8 14 (8.43%) WSDL
8 14 (8.43%) XSD
8 14 (8.43%) XSL
8 14 (8.43%) XSLT
9 9 (5.42%) FpML
10 7 (4.22%) .NET
11 6 (3.61%) RESTful
12 5 (3.01%) Hibernate
12 5 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (2.41%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.41%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (7.83%) Fixed Income
3 10 (6.02%) Derivative
3 10 (6.02%) Equities
4 9 (5.42%) DataPower
5 7 (4.22%) Online Banking
6 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.01%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.81%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.20%) EPoS
9 2 (1.20%) iPhone
9 2 (1.20%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.60%) Contract for Difference
10 1 (0.60%) Fintech
10 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.28%) Unix
2 21 (12.65%) Linux
3 19 (11.45%) Windows
4 11 (6.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.02%) Solaris
6 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.81%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.20%) Android
10 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.60%) AIX
11 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.47%) SOA
2 26 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (13.86%) Test Scripting
4 19 (11.45%) SDLC
5 15 (9.04%) Defect Tracking
5 15 (9.04%) Integration Testing
5 15 (9.04%) Scrum
6 14 (8.43%) EAI
6 14 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
6 14 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (7.83%) Business Analysis
8 12 (7.23%) PRINCE2
8 12 (7.23%) Project Management
9 11 (6.63%) Software Testing
9 11 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.82%) Change Management
11 8 (4.82%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.82%) TDD
12 7 (4.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (30.12%) SQL
2 37 (22.29%) Java
3 9 (5.42%) C#
4 7 (4.22%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.01%) C
5 5 (3.01%) Python
6 4 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.41%) Perl
6 4 (2.41%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.20%) C++
7 2 (1.20%) COBOL
7 2 (1.20%) JCL
7 2 (1.20%) Ruby
8 1 (0.60%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.22%) ISEB
2 5 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.41%) Degree
3 4 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
5 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (31.93%) SEPA
2 14 (8.43%) HL7
3 13 (7.83%) QA
4 9 (5.42%) ISO20022
5 5 (3.01%) MiFID
6 3 (1.81%) ISO15022
7 1 (0.60%) COREP
7 1 (0.60%) FINREP
7 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.41%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (10.84%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.81%) vMotion
4 2 (1.20%) Ansible
4 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (16.87%) Oracle
2 23 (13.86%) HP
3 22 (13.25%) IBM
4 15 (9.04%) Remedy
5 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.42%) VMware
7 8 (4.82%) SunGard
7 8 (4.82%) Sybase
8 7 (4.22%) Bloomberg
8 7 (4.22%) Reuters
9 6 (3.61%) Fidessa
9 6 (3.61%) SAP
9 6 (3.61%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.61%) Trayport
10 5 (3.01%) Citrix
11 4 (2.41%) Sun
12 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.20%) Cisco
12 2 (1.20%) Misys
12 2 (1.20%) Temenos
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