Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 666 749
Rank change year-on-year -86 +83 -85
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 96 190 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.58% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 99 88
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £300 £348 £363
90th Percentile £654 £613 £629
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +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 32,226 32,533 33,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.42% 34.65% 34.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,515 21,741 22,098
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 972 967 1,154
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.67
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.62% +0.60% +5.10%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -66 82 £508 +1.50% 9
East of England - 6 £523 -
South West -33 4 £606 +42.65%
North West -14 3 £519 - 4
North of England -21 3 £519 - 4
South East -35 1 - - 1
SWIFT
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 41 (42.71%) Finance
2 39 (40.63%) Banking
3 21 (21.88%) XML
4 20 (20.83%) SQL
4 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (19.79%) SEPA
6 17 (17.71%) QA
6 17 (17.71%) Test Scripting
7 16 (16.67%) Java
8 15 (15.63%) Integration Testing
9 14 (14.58%) Linux
9 14 (14.58%) ISO 20022
10 13 (13.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (13.54%) WebSphere
11 12 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (12.50%) Middleware
11 12 (12.50%) IBM
12 11 (11.46%) C
12 11 (11.46%) Back Office
12 11 (11.46%) Migration
12 11 (11.46%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (10.42%) PSD2
13 10 (10.42%) Cash Management
13 10 (10.42%) Oracle
14 9 (9.38%) Unix
14 9 (9.38%) C++
14 9 (9.38%) Release Management
14 9 (9.38%) Waterfall
14 9 (9.38%) JIRA

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 13 (13.54%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.29%) MQSeries
3 5 (5.21%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.08%) CICS
4 2 (2.08%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) Hyperledger
5 1 (1.04%) JBoss
5 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.04%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Summit
2 3 (3.13%) Misys Midas
3 2 (2.08%) BASE24
3 2 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (2.08%) Kondor
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (1.04%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Network Security
2 2 (2.08%) ATM
2 2 (2.08%) Firewall
2 2 (2.08%) SSH
3 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) DB2
3 2 (2.08%) DataStage
3 2 (2.08%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.04%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.04%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.04%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) JIRA
2 8 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.21%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.08%) Ant
4 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.08%) Maven
4 2 (2.08%) Selenium
4 2 (2.08%) Subversion
4 2 (2.08%) Toad
4 2 (2.08%) XMLSpy
5 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.04%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.04%) Xcode
General
1 41 (42.71%) Finance
2 39 (40.63%) Banking
3 11 (11.46%) Back Office
4 6 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 6 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 5 (5.21%) General Ledger
6 3 (3.13%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.08%) Games
7 2 (2.08%) Retail
8 1 (1.04%) French Language
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) Analyst
2 22 (22.92%) Developer
3 15 (15.63%) Business Analyst
4 14 (14.58%) Tester
5 9 (9.38%) Consultant
5 9 (9.38%) Payments Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Payments Tester
6 7 (7.29%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Payments Business Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Functional Tester
7 5 (5.21%) RPG Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Systems Tester
8 4 (4.17%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Messaging Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) SWIFT Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) XML
2 12 (12.50%) Middleware
2 12 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (8.33%) .NET
3 8 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (8.33%) XSLT
4 5 (5.21%) EDIFACT
4 5 (5.21%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (5.21%) REST
5 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (4.17%) jQuery
6 3 (3.13%) Ajax
6 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.13%) Spring
6 3 (3.13%) XML Messaging
7 2 (2.08%) EDI
7 2 (2.08%) JMS
7 2 (2.08%) JSON
7 2 (2.08%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.29%) Fintech
4 6 (6.25%) iSeries
5 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.21%) PACS
6 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.13%) Equities
6 3 (3.13%) Market Risk
7 2 (2.08%) AS400
7 2 (2.08%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.08%) DataPower
7 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.08%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.04%) Derivative
8 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.58%) Linux
2 9 (9.38%) Unix
3 6 (6.25%) VMS
4 5 (5.21%) Windows
5 4 (4.17%) Solaris
6 3 (3.13%) AIX
7 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Android
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.71%) Test Scripting
3 15 (15.63%) Integration Testing
4 11 (11.46%) Migration
5 10 (10.42%) Cash Management
6 9 (9.38%) Release Management
6 9 (9.38%) Waterfall
7 8 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 8 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 8 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.25%) Decision-Making
8 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.21%) BDD
9 5 (5.21%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.21%) Fund Accounting
9 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.21%) TDD
9 5 (5.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.83%) SQL
2 16 (16.67%) Java
3 11 (11.46%) C
4 9 (9.38%) C++
5 7 (7.29%) RPG
6 6 (6.25%) C#
6 6 (6.25%) DCL
7 5 (5.21%) Perl
7 5 (5.21%) RPG IV
8 4 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.08%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.08%) AWK
10 2 (2.08%) JCL
10 2 (2.08%) Korn
11 1 (1.04%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.04%) Scala
11 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) CEH
3 1 (1.04%) CISSP
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB
3 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.79%) SEPA
2 17 (17.71%) QA
3 14 (14.58%) ISO 20022
4 10 (10.42%) PSD2
5 5 (5.21%) TARGET2
6 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.04%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.17%) Control-M
3 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) IBM
2 10 (10.42%) Oracle
3 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.21%) FIS
5 4 (4.17%) HP
5 4 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.08%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.08%) Calypso
6 2 (2.08%) Gemalto
6 2 (2.08%) Infragistics
6 2 (2.08%) Misys
6 2 (2.08%) Reuters
6 2 (2.08%) Sybase
7 1 (1.04%) Mercator
7 1 (1.04%) Murex
7 1 (1.04%) Thales
7 1 (1.04%) VMware