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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 505 439 446
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +7
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 90 139 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 1.00% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 95 101
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£393 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £304 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 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 22 August 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
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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 -65 88 £411 -13.47% 23
London +10 76 £375 -25.00% 21
City of London +20 34 £375 -25.00% 11
South East -9 4 £364 +61.77% 1
South West -55 3 £500 +5.26%
Essex +1 2 £450 - 1
Hampshire -12 2 £388 +74.15%
Edinburgh -18 2 £350 -
Scotland -20 2 £350 -17.64%
East of England -29 2 £450 - 1
North West 0 1 - -
Bournemouth 0 1 - -
Dorset -20 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 88 (51.46%) Banking
2 79 (46.20%) Finance
3 35 (20.47%) XML
4 33 (19.30%) SQL
5 29 (16.96%) Cash Management
6 27 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (15.79%) SAP
7 22 (12.87%) IBM
8 21 (12.28%) Oracle
8 21 (12.28%) System Testing
9 18 (10.53%) WebSphere
9 18 (10.53%) UNIX
9 18 (10.53%) Business Analysis
10 17 (9.94%) Back Office
10 17 (9.94%) Windows
10 17 (9.94%) SQL Server
10 17 (9.94%) Derivative
11 16 (9.36%) Integration Testing
11 16 (9.36%) HP
11 16 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (8.77%) Retail
12 15 (8.77%) Project Management
12 15 (8.77%) ERP
12 15 (8.77%) French Language
13 13 (7.60%) SOAP
13 13 (7.60%) Migration
13 13 (7.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 13 (7.60%) HP Quality Center
14 12 (7.02%) Linux
14 12 (7.02%) SAP FI

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.68%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.09%) WebSphere Process Server
4 5 (2.92%) CMS
5 4 (2.34%) IIS
5 4 (2.34%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.51%) MS Office
2 5 (2.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (7.02%) SAP FI
2 6 (3.51%) SAP ERP
3 5 (2.92%) Misys Midas
4 4 (2.34%) Loan IQ
5 3 (1.75%) Markit EDM
6 2 (1.17%) Temenos T24
6 2 (1.17%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.58%) Global One
7 1 (0.58%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.34%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.92%) Internet
2 4 (2.34%) SSL
3 3 (1.75%) FTP
3 3 (1.75%) HTTP
3 3 (1.75%) LDAP
3 3 (1.75%) SSH
4 2 (1.17%) SWIFTNet
4 2 (1.17%) Firewall
4 2 (1.17%) ATM
4 2 (1.17%) LAN
4 2 (1.17%) WAN
4 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.17%) X.509
4 2 (1.17%) VPN
5 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.58%) DNS
5 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.85%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.92%) DB2
3 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.17%) MySQL
6 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.58%) OLTP
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.58%) DTS
7 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.75%) ERwin
2 3 (1.75%) Rational Rose
2 3 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.75%) Subversion
2 3 (1.75%) JIRA
3 2 (1.17%) JUnit
3 2 (1.17%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.58%) Maven
4 1 (0.58%) AppScan
4 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.58%) Log4j
4 1 (0.58%) JMeter
4 1 (0.58%) Selenium
4 1 (0.58%) FitNesse
General
1 88 (51.46%) Banking
2 79 (46.20%) Finance
3 17 (9.94%) Back Office
4 15 (8.77%) Retail
4 15 (8.77%) French Language
5 9 (5.26%) Retail Banking
6 8 (4.68%) Investment Banking
7 7 (4.09%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.92%) Wholesale Banking
9 3 (1.75%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (1.17%) Games
10 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.58%) Billing
11 1 (0.58%) Local Government
11 1 (0.58%) Law
11 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (39.18%) Analyst
2 32 (18.71%) Business Analyst
3 26 (15.20%) Developer
4 24 (14.04%) Consultant
5 18 (10.53%) Applications Support
6 14 (8.19%) Tester
7 12 (7.02%) Payments Business Analyst
7 12 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (7.02%) SAP Consultant
8 11 (6.43%) Systems Tester
8 11 (6.43%) Test Analyst
9 9 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
10 7 (4.09%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.09%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Banking Business Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) SAP Manager
11 6 (3.51%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.51%) Banking Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.47%) XML
2 13 (7.60%) SOAP
2 13 (7.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 11 (6.43%) EDI
4 10 (5.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (4.68%) Middleware
6 6 (3.51%) SAP PI
6 6 (3.51%) HTML
6 6 (3.51%) Web Services
6 6 (3.51%) FpML
7 5 (2.92%) .NET
8 4 (2.34%) WCF
8 4 (2.34%) CGI
9 3 (1.75%) WSDL
9 3 (1.75%) FIXML
9 3 (1.75%) MSMQ
9 3 (1.75%) JSP
9 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.75%) CSS
9 3 (1.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.94%) Derivative
2 8 (4.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (4.68%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.09%) Market Risk
3 7 (4.09%) Credit Risk
4 6 (3.51%) Equities
5 4 (2.34%) iSeries
5 4 (2.34%) AS400
5 4 (2.34%) E-Learning
5 4 (2.34%) APACS
6 3 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.17%) Open Source
7 2 (1.17%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.17%) Clustering
7 2 (1.17%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.58%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.58%) Exotic Derivative
8 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.53%) UNIX
2 17 (9.94%) Windows
3 12 (7.02%) Linux
4 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.92%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.34%) Solaris
6 2 (1.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.17%) AIX
6 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.96%) Cash Management
2 27 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (12.28%) System Testing
4 18 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 16 (9.36%) Integration Testing
5 16 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.77%) Project Management
6 15 (8.77%) ERP
7 13 (7.60%) Migration
8 12 (7.02%) Data Modelling
9 11 (6.43%) Test Scripting
10 10 (5.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (5.26%) ITIL
11 9 (5.26%) Workflow
11 9 (5.26%) Validation
11 9 (5.26%) Service Management
11 9 (5.26%) Use Case
12 8 (4.68%) GAP Analysis
12 8 (4.68%) UML
13 7 (4.09%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.30%) SQL
2 9 (5.26%) Java
3 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.09%) C
5 6 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.92%) C++
6 5 (2.92%) Perl
7 4 (2.34%) C#
8 3 (1.75%) RPG
8 3 (1.75%) XPath
8 3 (1.75%) RPG/400
8 3 (1.75%) RPG IV
9 2 (1.17%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.17%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.17%) Python
9 2 (1.17%) Tcl
10 1 (0.58%) COBOL
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.58%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (4.09%) ISEB
2 3 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.58%) PMP
3 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.58%) MBA
3 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.58%) IIBA
3 1 (0.58%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) RosettaNet
2 6 (3.51%) QA
3 5 (2.92%) ISO 8583
4 4 (2.34%) SLA
5 3 (1.75%) EMIR
5 3 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.85%) Tivoli
3 7 (4.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.17%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 27 (15.79%) SAP
2 22 (12.87%) IBM
3 21 (12.28%) Oracle
4 16 (9.36%) HP
5 10 (5.85%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.51%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.92%) Sybase
8 4 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.34%) Misys
9 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.75%) Reuters
9 3 (1.75%) Northgate
9 3 (1.75%) Fundtech
10 2 (1.17%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (1.17%) Axway
10 2 (1.17%) Altova
10 2 (1.17%) SimCorp
10 2 (1.17%) JBoss
10 2 (1.17%) Radianz
10 2 (1.17%) SunGard
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