The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SWIFT over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 160 172
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 9 5 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.15% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.38% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 24
Median daily rate £450 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -17.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £603 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -17.10% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SWIFT is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1390 1315 2212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.89% 39.55% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1051 1107 1768
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -21.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £65.00 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

SWIFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SWIFT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for SWIFT in the City of London

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SWIFT in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SWIFT in the City of London

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SWIFT in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SWIFT in the City of London

SWIFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SWIFT in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SWIFT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SWIFT.

1 18 (85.71%) Banking
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) WebSphere
3 8 (38.10%) SEPA
4 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (33.33%) IBM
4 7 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (33.33%) Unix
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (28.57%) Middleware
5 6 (28.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (23.81%) SOA
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) XML
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
7 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Cash Management
8 3 (14.29%) REST
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
8 3 (14.29%) SOAP
8 3 (14.29%) Web Services

SWIFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) WebSphere
2 6 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Cash Management
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) QlikView
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JBehave
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 18 (85.71%) Banking
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
4 3 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Payments Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Technical Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Support
5 2 (9.52%) Payments Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Unix Support
5 2 (9.52%) Unix Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Developer
5 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (4.76%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
1 6 (28.57%) Middleware
2 5 (23.81%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) REST
3 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (9.52%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (9.52%) JSON
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) CSS3
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) iSeries
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Unix
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 6 (28.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) SOA
4 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
5 4 (19.05%) Cash Management
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Data Acquisition
7 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) DevOps
7 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) XPath
4 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) RPG
4 1 (4.76%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) SEPA
2 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
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