Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SWIFT over the 6 months to 28 June 2022 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)
England > London
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 455 425 370
Rank change year-on-year -30 -55 +124
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 145 74 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 0.81% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 53 20
10th Percentile £484 £441 £346
25th Percentile £520 £518 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £575 £446
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% +29.07% -19.00%
75th Percentile £709 £650 £603
90th Percentile £814 £675 £658
England median daily rate £610 £575 £446
% change year-on-year +6.09% +29.07% -19.00%

SWIFT is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,614 9,112 6,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.79% 33.95% 35.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,969 6,375 4,435
10th Percentile £400 £356 £324
25th Percentile £486 £447 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £535
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.80% +1.90%
75th Percentile £725 £651 £650
90th Percentile £819 £746 £750
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 140 91
10th Percentile £18.35 £15.06 £14.28
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.00 £22.05
Median hourly rate £41.51 £32.50 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.72% -15.58% +53.10%
75th Percentile £51.75 £46.75 £47.92
90th Percentile £67.50 £57.63 £53.75
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +19.05%

SWIFT
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SWIFT as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SWIFT in London

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SWIFT in London.

Daily rate trend for SWIFT in London

SWIFT
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SWIFT in London over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SWIFT in London

SWIFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SWIFT in London.

Hourly rate trend for SWIFT in London

SWIFT
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the London region over the 6 months to 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -34 12 £580 -7.28% 8
East London - 3 £520 -
South London -19 2 £575 +27.78%
SWIFT
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for SWIFT.

1 91 (62.76%) Finance
2 59 (40.69%) Banking
3 49 (33.79%) SQL
4 43 (29.66%) Linux
5 40 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (26.90%) ISO 20022
7 38 (26.21%) Unix
7 38 (26.21%) Windows
8 34 (23.45%) SEPA
9 32 (22.07%) Oracle
10 31 (21.38%) Social Skills
11 29 (20.00%) Agile
12 28 (19.31%) XML
13 25 (17.24%) Shell Script
14 24 (16.55%) .NET
15 23 (15.86%) Migration
16 22 (15.17%) Business Analysis
17 21 (14.48%) IBM
17 21 (14.48%) Analytics
18 20 (13.79%) PL/SQL
19 19 (13.10%) Java
19 19 (13.10%) Back Office
19 19 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 19 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (13.10%) Korn
19 19 (13.10%) Test Automation
20 18 (12.41%) Financial Institution
20 18 (12.41%) Python
21 17 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
22 16 (11.03%) Red Hat

SWIFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (6.90%) Confluence
2 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.38%) IIS
4 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (6.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (4.83%) MS Visio
5 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (8.28%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.69%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) AWS
1 4 (2.76%) Azure
1 4 (2.76%) SaaS
2 3 (2.07%) IaaS
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (1.38%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.97%) SSH
2 6 (4.14%) HTTP
3 4 (2.76%) SWIFTNet
4 2 (1.38%) FTP
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 19 (13.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database 10g
2 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database 12c
2 12 (8.28%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.38%) Big Data
5 2 (1.38%) DB2
5 2 (1.38%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.38%) HBase
5 2 (1.38%) HSQLDB
5 2 (1.38%) Impala
5 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (11.03%) JIRA
2 12 (8.28%) IBM UrbanCode
3 10 (6.90%) Ant
3 10 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.21%) Artifactory
4 9 (6.21%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.45%) ProC
6 3 (2.07%) Postman
6 3 (2.07%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.38%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.38%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.38%) JUnit
7 2 (1.38%) Maven
7 2 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.69%) XMLSpy
General
1 91 (62.76%) Finance
2 59 (40.69%) Banking
3 40 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (21.38%) Social Skills
5 19 (13.10%) Back Office
6 18 (12.41%) Financial Institution
7 10 (6.90%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.07%) International Banking
9 2 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.38%) Law
9 2 (1.38%) Retail
10 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.69%) Front Office
10 1 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.69%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.69%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.69%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 71 (48.97%) Analyst
2 38 (26.21%) Business Analyst
3 29 (20.00%) Developer
4 16 (11.03%) Applications Support
5 13 (8.97%) Applications Support Analyst
5 13 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 12 (8.28%) Middleware Developer
7 11 (7.59%) Financial Analyst
7 11 (7.59%) Service Analyst
8 10 (6.90%) Payments Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Architect
9 9 (6.21%) Payments Business Analyst
10 8 (5.52%) Oracle Developer
11 7 (4.83%) Business IT Analyst
11 7 (4.83%) IT Analyst
11 7 (4.83%) IT Business Analyst
11 7 (4.83%) Test Analyst
12 6 (4.14%) Finance Business Analyst
12 6 (4.14%) Machine Learning Analyst
12 6 (4.14%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.31%) XML
2 24 (16.55%) .NET
3 14 (9.66%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (8.97%) Middleware
5 12 (8.28%) IBM Integration Bus
5 12 (8.28%) Web Services
6 9 (6.21%) EDI
7 8 (5.52%) .NET Core
7 8 (5.52%) Kafka
7 8 (5.52%) XSD
8 6 (4.14%) JSON
8 6 (4.14%) SOAP
9 4 (2.76%) iOS SDK
9 4 (2.76%) REST
10 3 (2.07%) RESTful
10 3 (2.07%) Spring
10 3 (2.07%) XML Schema
11 2 (1.38%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (1.38%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.38%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) DataPower
2 4 (2.76%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (2.76%) Legacy Systems
3 3 (2.07%) Derivative
3 3 (2.07%) Equities
3 3 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.07%) Handset
3 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Legacy Applications
4 2 (1.38%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.69%) APACS
5 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.66%) Linux
2 38 (26.21%) Unix
2 38 (26.21%) Windows
3 16 (11.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.90%) AIX
5 5 (3.45%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.07%) HPUX
6 3 (2.07%) SUSE
7 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.00%) Agile
2 23 (15.86%) Migration
3 22 (15.17%) Business Analysis
4 21 (14.48%) Analytics
5 19 (13.10%) Test Automation
6 17 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
7 15 (10.34%) Machine Learning
8 13 (8.97%) Data Analytics
8 13 (8.97%) DevOps
8 13 (8.97%) Project Management
8 13 (8.97%) Test Strategy
9 10 (6.90%) Change Management
9 10 (6.90%) Functional Testing
9 10 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (6.90%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.21%) Fintech
10 9 (6.21%) Project Delivery
10 9 (6.21%) Technology Transformation
11 8 (5.52%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.79%) SQL
2 25 (17.24%) Shell Script
3 20 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 19 (13.10%) Java
4 19 (13.10%) Korn
5 18 (12.41%) Python
6 11 (7.59%) C
7 10 (6.90%) Perl
8 4 (2.76%) C#
9 3 (2.07%) C++
9 3 (2.07%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.07%) XPath
10 2 (1.38%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (9.66%) Degree
2 3 (2.07%) CISSP
2 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.07%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (1.38%) ISEB
3 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (26.90%) ISO 20022
2 34 (23.45%) SEPA
3 14 (9.66%) QA
4 5 (3.45%) PMO
5 4 (2.76%) EMIR
6 2 (1.38%) PSD2
7 1 (0.69%) MiFID
7 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (8.28%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
2 8 (5.52%) Ansible
3 3 (2.07%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (1.38%) Kibana
5 1 (0.69%) SCOM
5 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (22.07%) Oracle
2 21 (14.48%) IBM
3 16 (11.03%) Red Hat
4 12 (8.28%) Green Hat
5 4 (2.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.76%) Temenos
6 3 (2.07%) 3PAR
6 3 (2.07%) CA
6 3 (2.07%) Cisco
6 3 (2.07%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (2.07%) Parasoft
6 3 (2.07%) Perforce
6 3 (2.07%) Sun
7 2 (1.38%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.69%) Altova
8 1 (0.69%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.69%) F5
8 1 (0.69%) HP
8 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.69%) VMware