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 3 months to 27 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)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 527 533
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6  
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 63 96 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.58% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 51
Median daily rate £475 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -17.10% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14509 16515 16170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.55% 33.30% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9503 10997 10406
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 539 561
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.07 £45.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 52 £475 +1.76% 10
South East +7 6 £448 -10.50% 2
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
North West +7 1 £500 +5.26%
SWIFT
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for SWIFT.

1 104 (67.97%) Banking
2 92 (60.13%) Finance
3 38 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (23.53%) SEPA
5 33 (21.57%) Windows
6 31 (20.26%) Investment Banking
7 28 (18.30%) SQL
8 27 (17.65%) Oracle
8 27 (17.65%) XML
9 21 (13.73%) Middleware
9 21 (13.73%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 21 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (13.07%) ISO 20022
11 19 (12.42%) Back Office
11 19 (12.42%) Java
12 18 (11.76%) Migration
12 18 (11.76%) Waterfall
13 17 (11.11%) Change Management
13 17 (11.11%) Unix
13 17 (11.11%) IBM
13 17 (11.11%) WebSphere
14 16 (10.46%) TOGAF
14 16 (10.46%) Business Analysis
14 16 (10.46%) Linux
14 16 (10.46%) DB2
14 16 (10.46%) Project Management
15 15 (9.80%) Cash Management
16 14 (9.15%) Scrum
17 13 (8.50%) XML Messaging
17 13 (8.50%) .NET

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 17 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.61%) Confluence
5 3 (1.96%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.65%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) ATM
2 1 (0.65%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) DB2
2 11 (7.19%) DataStage
3 9 (5.88%) IBM InfoSphere
3 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.92%) Blockchain
5 4 (2.61%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.96%) QlikView
7 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.19%) ERwin
1 11 (7.19%) PowerDesigner
1 11 (7.19%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (3.92%) JIRA
3 3 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.96%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.96%) Maven
4 2 (1.31%) Gradle
4 2 (1.31%) JBehave
4 2 (1.31%) Selenium
4 2 (1.31%) Subversion
4 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.65%) NUnit
5 1 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 104 (67.97%) Banking
2 92 (60.13%) Finance
3 31 (20.26%) Investment Banking
4 19 (12.42%) Back Office
5 9 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 9 (5.88%) Legal
6 4 (2.61%) Retail
6 4 (2.61%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.96%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 77 (50.33%) Analyst
2 38 (24.84%) Business Analyst
3 34 (22.22%) Architect
4 22 (14.38%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (12.42%) Financial Analyst
5 19 (12.42%) Payments Analyst
6 17 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
6 17 (11.11%) Payments Architect
7 15 (9.80%) Developer
7 15 (9.80%) Support Analyst
8 14 (9.15%) Finance Business Analyst
9 13 (8.50%) Payments Solutions Architect
10 12 (7.84%) Payments Business Analyst
11 11 (7.19%) Data Analyst
12 10 (6.54%) Applications Support
12 10 (6.54%) Applications Support Analyst
13 8 (5.23%) Project Manager
14 7 (4.58%) Messaging Analyst
14 7 (4.58%) Systems Analyst
14 7 (4.58%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.65%) XML
2 21 (13.73%) Middleware
3 13 (8.50%) .NET
3 13 (8.50%) XML Messaging
4 12 (7.84%) XML Schema
5 7 (4.58%) IBM Integration Bus
6 6 (3.92%) SOAP
6 6 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.61%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (2.61%) Murex MxML
7 4 (2.61%) REST
7 4 (2.61%) RESTful
7 4 (2.61%) Web Services
8 3 (1.96%) HTML
8 3 (1.96%) HTML5
8 3 (1.96%) XSLT
9 2 (1.31%) FpML
9 2 (1.31%) JMS
9 2 (1.31%) jQuery
9 2 (1.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.92%) Derivative
3 6 (3.92%) Fixed Income
3 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.27%) Equities
4 5 (3.27%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.61%) Tandem
6 3 (1.96%) AS400
6 3 (1.96%) iSeries
7 2 (1.31%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.31%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.31%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.31%) PMI
8 1 (0.65%) Fintech
8 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.65%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.57%) Windows
2 17 (11.11%) Unix
3 16 (10.46%) Linux
4 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.96%) VMS
6 2 (1.31%) pSOS
7 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.73%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 18 (11.76%) Migration
3 18 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 17 (11.11%) Change Management
5 16 (10.46%) Business Analysis
5 16 (10.46%) Project Management
5 16 (10.46%) TOGAF
6 15 (9.80%) Cash Management
7 14 (9.15%) Scrum
8 13 (8.50%) Data Analysis
8 13 (8.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 12 (7.84%) Data Modelling
10 11 (7.19%) Data Migration
10 11 (7.19%) ETL
10 11 (7.19%) Translating Business Requirements
11 10 (6.54%) Investment Management
11 10 (6.54%) SOA
11 10 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.30%) SQL
2 19 (12.42%) Java
3 4 (2.61%) Perl
3 4 (2.61%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.96%) C#
4 3 (1.96%) C++
4 3 (1.96%) DCL
4 3 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.96%) Korn
4 3 (1.96%) RPG
4 3 (1.96%) RPG IV
4 3 (1.96%) XPath
5 2 (1.31%) Python
6 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.65%) C
6 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.58%) Degree
2 3 (1.96%) ISEB
2 3 (1.96%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.31%) IIBA
3 2 (1.31%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.53%) SEPA
2 20 (13.07%) ISO 20022
3 7 (4.58%) QA
4 4 (2.61%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.65%) Basel II
5 1 (0.65%) Basel III
5 1 (0.65%) MiFID
5 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Cronacle
1 1 (0.65%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (17.65%) Oracle
2 17 (11.11%) IBM
3 11 (7.19%) Informatica
3 11 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.19%) Talend
4 6 (3.92%) Murex
5 4 (2.61%) HP
5 4 (2.61%) SAP
6 3 (1.96%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.31%) Apple
7 2 (1.31%) Calypso
7 2 (1.31%) Temenos
7 2 (1.31%) Wallstreet Suite
8 1 (0.65%) FIS
8 1 (0.65%) Misys
8 1 (0.65%) Reuters
8 1 (0.65%) SmartStream
8 1 (0.65%) Tableau
8 1 (0.65%) Unisys
8 1 (0.65%) Workday
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