Period
to 27 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SWIFT over the 6 months to 27 May 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 554 709 730
Rank change year-on-year +155 +21 -77
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 42 115 134
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.100% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.43% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 62 84
Median daily rate £413 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £302 £363 £391
90th Percentile £618 £650 £688
UK median daily rate £406 £548 £500
% change year-on-year -25.80% +9.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SWIFT is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,809 26,718 30,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.76% 32.23% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,630 17,306 19,735
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £258 £287 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 893 962
Median hourly rate £27.18 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.40% -4.55% +10.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £11.63
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.25 £50.72
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.80 £21.90
% change year-on-year +34.60% -5.01% +9.50%

SWIFT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SWIFT as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SWIFT in England

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SWIFT in England.

Daily rate trend for SWIFT in England

SWIFT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SWIFT in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SWIFT in England

SWIFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SWIFT in England.

Hourly rate trend for SWIFT in England

SWIFT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +100 38 £413 -25.00% 5
South East +134 2 - - 1
East of England - 1 £350 -
North of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
SWIFT
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SWIFT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SWIFT.

1 25 (59.52%) Finance
2 19 (45.24%) Banking
3 11 (26.19%) Linux
4 10 (23.81%) Change Management
5 9 (21.43%) Oracle
5 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (21.43%) Migration
6 8 (19.05%) SEPA
7 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 7 (16.67%) ITIL
7 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (16.67%) Project Management
8 6 (14.29%) Windows
8 6 (14.29%) ISO 20022
9 5 (11.90%) TARGET2
9 5 (11.90%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
9 5 (11.90%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (11.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (11.90%) SQL
9 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity
9 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
9 5 (11.90%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (9.52%) Temenos T24
10 4 (9.52%) VPN
10 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
10 4 (9.52%) Unix

SWIFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Confluence
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Temenos T24
2 2 (4.76%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (2.38%) ContrOCC
3 1 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) AWS
1 2 (4.76%) Azure
1 2 (4.76%) Mimecast
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) VPN
2 3 (7.14%) FTP
2 3 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
3 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) MPLS
3 2 (4.76%) VLAN
3 2 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Ant
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 25 (59.52%) Finance
2 19 (45.24%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Development Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Development Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IT Support
5 3 (7.14%) Payments Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Payments Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Payments Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Derivative
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) Unix
4 3 (7.14%) VMS
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Change Management
2 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity
4 5 (11.90%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (11.90%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (11.90%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Regulatory Compliance
5 4 (9.52%) Robotic Process Automation
6 3 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (7.14%) Information Security
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (7.14%) Internal Audit
6 3 (7.14%) Requirements Gathering
6 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) VBScript
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
3 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
1 2 (4.76%) SANS
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (2.38%) CCSP
2 1 (2.38%) CISA
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) CISM
2 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SEPA
2 6 (14.29%) ISO 20022
3 5 (11.90%) TARGET2
4 3 (7.14%) PSD2
5 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (2.38%) GDPR
6 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.76%) SCOM
1 2 (4.76%) WSUS
2 1 (2.38%) Control-M
2 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Temenos
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) EMC
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) CommVault
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) EqualLogic
5 2 (4.76%) McAfee
5 2 (4.76%) Qualys
5 2 (4.76%) Sophos
6 1 (2.38%) Liquidlogic