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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
Rank 551 520 525
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 68 81 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.51% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 65 36
Average daily rate £450 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £423
% change year-on-year
- -28.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
16633 15745 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.34% 31.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9458
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 666 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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 13 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 5 February 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 -17 59 £475 -1.29% 17
London -26 52 £475 -5.00% 13
City of London +35 21 £613 +28.94% 9
Scotland -3 9 £253 -33.11% 1
Glasgow +13 7 £225 -40.39%
South East +6 5 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £450 -
Edinburgh -13 2 £280 - 1
South West - 2 £513 - 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £365 -
Wiltshire - 1 £575 -
Swindon - 1 £575 -

SWIFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 95 (53.98%) Banking
2 92 (52.27%) Finance
3 57 (32.39%) SEPA
4 50 (28.41%) SQL
5 35 (19.89%) Unix
6 31 (17.61%) Java
7 23 (13.07%) Oracle
7 23 (13.07%) XML
7 23 (13.07%) System Integration Testing
8 22 (12.50%) Investment Banking
9 21 (11.93%) Linux
9 21 (11.93%) IBM
9 21 (11.93%) Middleware
10 19 (10.80%) Project Management
10 19 (10.80%) Windows
10 19 (10.80%) Back Office
10 19 (10.80%) Retail
11 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.09%) JMS
13 15 (8.52%) HP
13 15 (8.52%) QA
13 15 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (8.52%) Test Scripting
14 14 (7.95%) Integration Testing
14 14 (7.95%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (7.95%) Business Analysis
14 14 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (7.95%) Change Management
15 13 (7.39%) SOA
15 13 (7.39%) FIX Protocol

SWIFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 12 (6.82%) MQSeries
2 10 (5.68%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 9 (5.11%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.70%) JBoss
5 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.14%) Confluence
6 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.57%) Apache
7 1 (0.57%) CICS
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (3.98%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.84%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.70%) MS Office
4 3 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Front Arena
2 2 (1.14%) Kondor
3 1 (0.57%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.57%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.57%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.68%) Firewall
1 10 (5.68%) FTP
1 10 (5.68%) HTTPS
1 10 (5.68%) TCP/IP
1 10 (5.68%) WinSCP
2 9 (5.11%) HTTP
3 5 (2.84%) ATM
3 5 (2.84%) SWIFTNet
4 4 (2.27%) VPN
5 3 (1.70%) DHCP
5 3 (1.70%) DNS
5 3 (1.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.84%) DB2
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.70%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.14%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (5.68%) ClearCase
1 10 (5.68%) XMLSpy
2 4 (2.27%) JIRA
3 3 (1.70%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.70%) ProC
4 2 (1.14%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 95 (53.98%) Banking
2 92 (52.27%) Finance
3 22 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 19 (10.80%) Back Office
4 19 (10.80%) Retail
5 11 (6.25%) Front Office
6 5 (2.84%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.14%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.57%) International Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (39.20%) Analyst
2 37 (21.02%) Business Analyst
3 19 (10.80%) Banking Analyst
3 19 (10.80%) Payments Business Analyst
4 16 (9.09%) Programme Manager
4 16 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 15 (8.52%) Support Analyst
5 15 (8.52%) Test Analyst
5 15 (8.52%) Test Manager
6 13 (7.39%) Developer
7 11 (6.25%) Consultant
7 11 (6.25%) SWIFT Specialist
7 11 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
8 10 (5.68%) Applications Support
8 10 (5.68%) Programme Test Manager
8 10 (5.68%) Test Programme Manager
9 9 (5.11%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) Systems Test Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) Systems Tester
10 8 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.07%) XML
2 21 (11.93%) Middleware
3 16 (9.09%) JMS
4 13 (7.39%) FIX Protocol
5 11 (6.25%) SOAP
5 11 (6.25%) Web Services
6 10 (5.68%) JSON
6 10 (5.68%) REST
6 10 (5.68%) XSLT
7 9 (5.11%) EDI
7 9 (5.11%) WSDL
7 9 (5.11%) XSD
7 9 (5.11%) XSL
8 5 (2.84%) FpML
9 3 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.70%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.57%) CSS
11 1 (0.57%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (5.11%) Derivative
2 9 (5.11%) Fixed Income
3 8 (4.55%) DataPower
3 8 (4.55%) Online Banking
4 7 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.98%) Equities
5 4 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.70%) APACS
6 3 (1.70%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.70%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (1.70%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.70%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) Tandem
8 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.57%) CMDB
8 1 (0.57%) EFT
8 1 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.89%) Unix
2 21 (11.93%) Linux
3 19 (10.80%) Windows
4 11 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.55%) Solaris
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.57%) AIX
8 1 (0.57%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.07%) System Integration Testing
2 19 (10.80%) Project Management
3 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (8.52%) Test Scripting
4 15 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.95%) Business Analysis
5 14 (7.95%) Change Management
5 14 (7.95%) Integration Testing
6 13 (7.39%) SOA
7 12 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (6.82%) TDD
8 11 (6.25%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 10 (5.68%) Defect Tracking
9 10 (5.68%) Migration
9 10 (5.68%) SDLC
10 9 (5.11%) EAI
11 8 (4.55%) System Testing
12 7 (3.98%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.98%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.41%) SQL
2 31 (17.61%) Java
3 12 (6.82%) Shell Script
4 10 (5.68%) C
5 8 (4.55%) Perl
6 6 (3.41%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.27%) C++
8 3 (1.70%) C#
8 3 (1.70%) Python
9 2 (1.14%) COBOL
10 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.57%) JCL
10 1 (0.57%) Korn
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) VBScript
10 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (5.11%) Degree
2 5 (2.84%) ISEB
3 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (32.39%) SEPA
2 15 (8.52%) QA
3 9 (5.11%) HL7
4 6 (3.41%) ISO20022
5 3 (1.70%) ISO15022
5 3 (1.70%) MiFID
6 2 (1.14%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (7.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.70%) vMotion
3 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (13.07%) Oracle
2 21 (11.93%) IBM
3 15 (8.52%) HP
4 10 (5.68%) Remedy
5 8 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.98%) Sybase
7 6 (3.41%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.27%) SunGard
8 4 (2.27%) VMware
9 3 (1.70%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.70%) Misys
9 3 (1.70%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.70%) Trayport
10 2 (1.14%) Citrix
10 2 (1.14%) Informatica
10 2 (1.14%) Reuters
10 2 (1.14%) Solace
10 2 (1.14%) VocaLink
11 1 (0.57%) arcserve
11 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
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