Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 760 653 666
Rank change year-on-year -107 +13 +32
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 92 189 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.61% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 111 100
England median daily rate £545 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £391 £335 £374
90th Percentile £655 £613 £643
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +8.00% +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 30,441 31,061 29,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.40% 33.64% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,245 20,976 19,392
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £256
90th Percentile £663 £653 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 883 1,032
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +3.00% +0.05%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +3.28% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -63 83 £533 +6.50% 12
North of England 0 4 £588 - 1
North West -2 3 £519 - 1
South West -30 2 £588 +38.24%
East of England - 2 £700 -
South East -26 1 £288 -25.81% 2
North East - 1 £625 -
SWIFT
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 58 (63.04%) Banking
2 55 (59.78%) Finance
3 27 (29.35%) SQL
3 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (21.74%) PSD2
5 17 (18.48%) Java
5 17 (18.48%) Business Analysis
6 16 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 15 (16.30%) Target Operating Model
7 15 (16.30%) SEPA
8 14 (15.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (14.13%) Unix
10 12 (13.04%) Integration Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 11 (11.96%) Cash Management
11 11 (11.96%) QA
11 11 (11.96%) .NET
12 10 (10.87%) Change Management
12 10 (10.87%) XML
12 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (9.78%) Release Management
13 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (9.78%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (9.78%) Degree
13 9 (9.78%) Investment Banking
13 9 (9.78%) Linux
13 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
13 9 (9.78%) Project Management
13 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (8.70%) Validation

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 7 (7.61%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.52%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.26%) SAS
4 2 (2.17%) CICS
4 2 (2.17%) CMS
5 1 (1.09%) JBoss
5 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Misys Midas
2 2 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.17%) Kondor
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.09%) BASE24
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.09%) Salerio
3 1 (1.09%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) ATM
1 1 (1.09%) Firewall
1 1 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) RDBMS
2 7 (7.61%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.26%) DB2
4 2 (2.17%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.09%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.09%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.61%) JIRA
3 3 (3.26%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.17%) Maven
4 2 (2.17%) Selenium
4 2 (2.17%) Subversion
4 2 (2.17%) XMLSpy
5 1 (1.09%) ERwin
5 1 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (63.04%) Banking
2 55 (59.78%) Finance
3 9 (9.78%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.52%) Financial Institution
5 5 (5.43%) Back Office
6 4 (4.35%) General Ledger
7 3 (3.26%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.09%) French Language
9 1 (1.09%) Legal
9 1 (1.09%) Private Banking
9 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Analyst
2 24 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) Developer
4 14 (15.22%) Payments Analyst
5 13 (14.13%) Payments Business Analyst
6 11 (11.96%) Architect
7 9 (9.78%) Tester
8 7 (7.61%) Finance Business Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Payments Architect
8 7 (7.61%) Payments Tester
8 7 (7.61%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.52%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Process Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Senior Financial Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Senior Payments Business Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Senior Process Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) SWIFT Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) .NET
2 10 (10.87%) XML
3 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (7.61%) jQuery
4 6 (6.52%) Ajax
4 6 (6.52%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.52%) Middleware
4 6 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (5.43%) REST
5 5 (5.43%) XSLT
6 3 (3.26%) EDIFACT
6 3 (3.26%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (3.26%) Kendo UI
6 3 (3.26%) Spring
7 2 (2.17%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.17%) JMS
7 2 (2.17%) JSON
7 2 (2.17%) Velocity
7 2 (2.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.43%) iSeries
4 4 (4.35%) Fintech
5 3 (3.26%) PACS
6 2 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.17%) Replication
7 1 (1.09%) AS400
7 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.09%) Equities
7 1 (1.09%) Fedwire
7 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Unix
2 9 (9.78%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) VMS
4 2 (2.17%) Solaris
4 2 (2.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.09%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.48%) Business Analysis
3 16 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 15 (16.30%) Target Operating Model
5 12 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 12 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 11 (11.96%) Cash Management
7 10 (10.87%) Change Management
7 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (9.78%) Project Management
8 9 (9.78%) Release Management
8 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.70%) Data Modelling
9 8 (8.70%) Validation
10 7 (7.61%) Computer Science
11 6 (6.52%) Defect Management
11 6 (6.52%) MVC
11 6 (6.52%) Scenario Testing
12 5 (5.43%) Functional Testing
12 5 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) Java
3 8 (8.70%) C
3 8 (8.70%) C#
3 8 (8.70%) Perl
4 7 (7.61%) Python
5 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.52%) RPG
6 5 (5.43%) RPG IV
7 3 (3.26%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) DCL
8 2 (2.17%) AWK
8 2 (2.17%) JCL
8 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.17%) R
8 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.09%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.09%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) CISSP
3 1 (1.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (1.09%) CCSP
3 1 (1.09%) CEH
3 1 (1.09%) CISA
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.09%) CISM
3 1 (1.09%) ISEB
3 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) PSD2
2 15 (16.30%) SEPA
3 11 (11.96%) QA
4 7 (7.61%) ISO 20022
5 5 (5.43%) TARGET2
6 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) IBM
3 5 (5.43%) TIBCO
4 4 (4.35%) HP
5 3 (3.26%) FIS
5 3 (3.26%) Infragistics
6 2 (2.17%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.17%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.17%) Misys
6 2 (2.17%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.17%) Reuters
6 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 2 (2.17%) Sybase
6 2 (2.17%) Tableau
7 1 (1.09%) Calypso
7 1 (1.09%) Mercator
7 1 (1.09%) Murex
7 1 (1.09%) Trillium