Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 670 784 694
Rank change year-on-year +114 -90 +55
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 111 92 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.097% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.30% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 67 92
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £278 £300 £335
90th Percentile £638 £693 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £508 £475
% change year-on-year -1.48% +6.84% -2.81%
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 24,239 30,937 31,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.44% 32.62% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,581 20,480 20,781
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 955 927
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £11.82 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +96 81 £525 +1.94% 5
South East +42 8 £500 - 1
South West +9 8 - - 1
North of England +28 6 £300 -42.17%
East of England +25 5 £420 -19.62% 3
North West +4 3 £300 -42.17%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Midlands - 1 £545 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £545 - 1
SWIFT
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 68 (61.26%) Finance
2 42 (37.84%) Banking
3 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.82%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (19.82%) SEPA
5 19 (17.12%) SDLC
6 18 (16.22%) SQL
7 15 (13.51%) Java
7 15 (13.51%) PSD2
8 13 (11.71%) Unix
8 13 (11.71%) Back Office
9 12 (10.81%) FIX Protocol
9 12 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (10.81%) Retail
9 12 (10.81%) Business Analysis
10 11 (9.91%) Tandem
10 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (9.91%) BASE24
10 11 (9.91%) Test Scripting
11 10 (9.01%) Investment Management
11 10 (9.01%) Python
12 9 (8.11%) XML
12 9 (8.11%) QA
12 9 (8.11%) Web Development
12 9 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
12 9 (8.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
13 8 (7.21%) AngularJS
13 8 (7.21%) CSS
13 8 (7.21%) HTML
14 7 (6.31%) Investment Banking

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 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) IIS
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 11 (9.91%) BASE24
2 5 (4.50%) Actimize
3 4 (3.60%) SAP CO
3 4 (3.60%) SAP FI
3 4 (3.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (3.60%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Azure
2 3 (2.70%) AWS
3 1 (0.90%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.90%) ATM
2 1 (0.90%) Firewall
2 1 (0.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.90%) LAN
2 1 (0.90%) MPLS
2 1 (0.90%) SAN
2 1 (0.90%) VLAN
2 1 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.80%) Selenium
2 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 68 (61.26%) Finance
2 42 (37.84%) Banking
3 13 (11.71%) Back Office
4 12 (10.81%) Retail
5 7 (6.31%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.50%) Advertising
7 4 (3.60%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.70%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.80%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (36.04%) Analyst
2 28 (25.23%) Developer
3 16 (14.41%) Business Analyst
3 16 (14.41%) Payments Analyst
4 13 (11.71%) Payments Business Analyst
4 13 (11.71%) Support Analyst
5 11 (9.91%) BASE24 Developer
6 9 (8.11%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (7.21%) Consultant
7 8 (7.21%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Finance Business Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.31%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Applications Support
9 6 (5.41%) Architect
9 6 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
10 5 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Senior Business Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.81%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (8.11%) XML
3 8 (7.21%) AngularJS
3 8 (7.21%) CSS
3 8 (7.21%) HTML
4 5 (4.50%) JSON
4 5 (4.50%) Kafka
5 3 (2.70%) Web Services
6 2 (1.80%) FpML
6 2 (1.80%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.80%) J2EE
6 2 (1.80%) Spring
7 1 (0.90%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.90%) Java EE
7 1 (0.90%) Middleware
7 1 (0.90%) React Native
7 1 (0.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.91%) Tandem
3 6 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.50%) Online Banking
5 4 (3.60%) Equities
5 4 (3.60%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.80%) Derivative
6 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.90%) FMCG
7 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.90%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.90%) Replication
7 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.71%) Unix
2 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.80%) Linux
4 1 (0.90%) Solaris
4 1 (0.90%) VMS
4 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.12%) SDLC
3 12 (10.81%) Business Analysis
3 12 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (9.91%) Test Scripting
5 10 (9.01%) Investment Management
6 9 (8.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 9 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
6 9 (8.11%) Web Development
7 7 (6.31%) Asset Management
7 7 (6.31%) Integration Testing
7 7 (6.31%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (5.41%) Fintech
8 6 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (5.41%) Regression Testing
8 6 (5.41%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.50%) Low Latency
9 5 (4.50%) Validation
9 5 (4.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.22%) SQL
2 15 (13.51%) Java
3 10 (9.01%) Python
4 5 (4.50%) C#
5 4 (3.60%) Apple Swift
6 3 (2.70%) ABAP
7 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.90%) Perl
7 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (2.70%) Degree
2 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) APMP
3 1 (0.90%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.82%) SEPA
2 15 (13.51%) PSD2
3 9 (8.11%) QA
4 5 (4.50%) ISO 20022
4 5 (4.50%) TARGET2
5 2 (1.80%) SLA
6 1 (0.90%) GDPR
6 1 (0.90%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.90%) MiFID
6 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Control-M
2 1 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.90%) SCOM
2 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
1 7 (6.31%) Reuters
1 7 (6.31%) SAP
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle
2 6 (5.41%) Sybase
3 5 (4.50%) Bloomberg
4 4 (3.60%) FIS
4 4 (3.60%) SimCorp
5 2 (1.80%) Apple
6 1 (0.90%) Charles River
6 1 (0.90%) Cisco
6 1 (0.90%) CommVault
6 1 (0.90%) Dell
6 1 (0.90%) EMC
6 1 (0.90%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) McAfee
6 1 (0.90%) Veracode
6 1 (0.90%) VMware