Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 748 686 706
Rank change year-on-year -62 +20 -28
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 109 151 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 68 104
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £300 £325 £363
90th Percentile £668 £629 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England 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 32,146 30,854 33,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.47% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,272 20,371 22,443
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £283 £268 £255
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 938 1,137
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.65 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%

SWIFT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SWIFT in England

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SWIFT in England

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SWIFT in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SWIFT in England

SWIFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 24 September 2018. 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 -48 88 £500 +5.26% 11
South West - 7 £650 -
East of England - 6 £523 - 1
North of England -24 4 £401 -19.90% 4
South East -29 3 - - 1
North West -17 2 £425 -14.95% 4
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
SWIFT
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 49 (44.95%) Banking
2 48 (44.04%) Finance
3 28 (25.69%) SEPA
4 25 (22.94%) SQL
5 22 (20.18%) XML
6 18 (16.51%) Java
7 17 (15.60%) Linux
8 16 (14.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (14.68%) Back Office
8 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (13.76%) Migration
9 15 (13.76%) Middleware
9 15 (13.76%) Oracle
9 15 (13.76%) Unix
10 14 (12.84%) Cash Management
10 14 (12.84%) ISO 20022
11 13 (11.93%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 12 (11.01%) IBM
12 12 (11.01%) QA
13 11 (10.09%) Test Scripting
13 11 (10.09%) Investment Banking
13 11 (10.09%) Business Analysis
13 11 (10.09%) C
14 10 (9.17%) MQSeries
14 10 (9.17%) JIRA
14 10 (9.17%) SDLC
15 9 (8.26%) Scenario Testing
16 8 (7.34%) PSD2
16 8 (7.34%) Defect Management
16 8 (7.34%) Functional Testing

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 10 (9.17%) MQSeries
2 8 (7.34%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.83%) CICS
4 1 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.92%) Hyperledger
4 1 (0.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.92%) JBoss
4 1 (0.92%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Actimize
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.75%) Summit
3 2 (1.83%) BASE24
3 2 (1.83%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.83%) Kondor
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.83%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.92%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.92%) Salerio
4 1 (0.92%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Firewall
2 3 (2.75%) Internet
2 3 (2.75%) Network Security
3 2 (1.83%) ATM
3 2 (1.83%) SSH
3 2 (1.83%) SWIFTNet
3 2 (1.83%) VPN
4 1 (0.92%) FTP
4 1 (0.92%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) DB2
2 4 (3.67%) DataStage
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.83%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.83%) MySQL
4 2 (1.83%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.92%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.92%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.17%) JIRA
2 5 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.59%) TestDirector
3 3 (2.75%) Maven
4 2 (1.83%) Ant
4 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.83%) ERwin
4 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.83%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (1.83%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (1.83%) Selenium
4 2 (1.83%) Subversion
4 2 (1.83%) Toad
4 2 (1.83%) Xcode
5 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.92%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (44.95%) Banking
2 48 (44.04%) Finance
3 16 (14.68%) Back Office
4 11 (10.09%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.42%) Financial Institution
5 7 (6.42%) Retail Banking
6 5 (4.59%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.75%) Retail
8 2 (1.83%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.83%) Games
9 1 (0.92%) French Language
9 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (32.11%) Analyst
2 19 (17.43%) Developer
3 13 (11.93%) Business Analyst
3 13 (11.93%) Consultant
4 10 (9.17%) Tester
5 9 (8.26%) Payments Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Architect
6 7 (6.42%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Functional Tester
8 5 (4.59%) Payments Tester
8 5 (4.59%) RPG Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Systems Tester
9 4 (3.67%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Compliance Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.18%) XML
2 15 (13.76%) Middleware
3 8 (7.34%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (6.42%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (6.42%) XSLT
5 6 (5.50%) EDIFACT
5 6 (5.50%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (4.59%) XML Messaging
7 4 (3.67%) XML Schema
8 3 (2.75%) .NET
8 3 (2.75%) EDI
8 3 (2.75%) Spring
8 3 (2.75%) Web Services
9 2 (1.83%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.83%) J2EE
9 2 (1.83%) Java EE
9 2 (1.83%) JMS
9 2 (1.83%) JSP
9 2 (1.83%) Kafka
9 2 (1.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.42%) Fintech
3 6 (5.50%) iSeries
4 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.59%) PACS
5 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.75%) Equities
5 3 (2.75%) Fedwire
5 3 (2.75%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.75%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.83%) AS400
6 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.83%) DataPower
6 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.83%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Linux
2 15 (13.76%) Unix
3 6 (5.50%) Windows
4 5 (4.59%) AIX
4 5 (4.59%) VMS
5 4 (3.67%) Solaris
6 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.76%) Migration
3 14 (12.84%) Cash Management
4 13 (11.93%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 11 (10.09%) Business Analysis
5 11 (10.09%) Test Scripting
6 10 (9.17%) SDLC
7 9 (8.26%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (7.34%) Data Migration
8 8 (7.34%) Defect Management
8 8 (7.34%) Functional Testing
9 7 (6.42%) Integration Testing
9 7 (6.42%) Project Management
9 7 (6.42%) TDD
9 7 (6.42%) Unit Testing
10 6 (5.50%) BDD
10 6 (5.50%) Fund Accounting
10 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (4.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) SQL
2 18 (16.51%) Java
3 11 (10.09%) C
4 8 (7.34%) C++
5 7 (6.42%) RPG
6 5 (4.59%) DCL
6 5 (4.59%) Perl
6 5 (4.59%) RPG IV
7 4 (3.67%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.75%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.83%) AWK
9 2 (1.83%) C#
9 2 (1.83%) JCL
9 2 (1.83%) Korn
10 1 (0.92%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.92%) Scala
10 1 (0.92%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
1 3 (2.75%) PMP
2 2 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.83%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.69%) SEPA
2 14 (12.84%) ISO 20022
3 12 (11.01%) QA
4 8 (7.34%) PSD2
5 5 (4.59%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.92%) EMIR
6 1 (0.92%) FATCA
6 1 (0.92%) PMO
6 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.67%) Control-M
3 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.92%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) Oracle
2 12 (11.01%) IBM
3 6 (5.50%) FIS
4 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.75%) Misys
6 2 (1.83%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.83%) Calypso
6 2 (1.83%) Gemalto
6 2 (1.83%) Informatica
6 2 (1.83%) Reuters
6 2 (1.83%) SAP
6 2 (1.83%) Sybase
6 2 (1.83%) Talend
6 2 (1.83%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.92%) Mercator
7 1 (0.92%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.92%) SmartStream
7 1 (0.92%) Thales
7 1 (0.92%) VMware