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 3 months to 28 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 374 348
Rank change year-on-year +3 -26  
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 51 60 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 0.74% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 49
Median daily rate £475 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £605
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7987 8107 8470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.47% 37.35% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5703 5862 5997
Median daily rate £520 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 105 140
Median hourly rate £21.40 £20.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £12.50 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.35
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SWIFT in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SWIFT in London

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SWIFT in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SWIFT in London

SWIFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
City of London +2 9 £450 +4.83% 5
Canary Wharf +3 1 - -
SWIFT
England

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

1 99 (75.57%) Banking
2 79 (60.31%) Finance
3 32 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (23.66%) Investment Banking
4 31 (23.66%) Windows
5 30 (22.90%) SEPA
6 28 (21.37%) SQL
7 26 (19.85%) XML
8 24 (18.32%) Oracle
9 19 (14.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 18 (13.74%) ISO 20022
11 17 (12.98%) Back Office
12 16 (12.21%) Project Management
12 16 (12.21%) DB2
12 16 (12.21%) Linux
12 16 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (11.45%) Change Management
13 15 (11.45%) Business Analysis
13 15 (11.45%) WebSphere
13 15 (11.45%) Cash Management
14 14 (10.69%) Migration
14 14 (10.69%) Java
14 14 (10.69%) Unix
14 14 (10.69%) IBM
14 14 (10.69%) Waterfall
15 13 (9.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 13 (9.92%) Middleware
15 13 (9.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (9.92%) XML Messaging
15 13 (9.92%) Data Analysis

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 15 (11.45%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.34%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (5.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.05%) Confluence
4 3 (2.29%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.76%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) ATM
2 1 (0.76%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.21%) DB2
2 11 (8.40%) DataStage
3 9 (6.87%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (5.34%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.05%) Data Mart
6 3 (2.29%) QlikView
7 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.76%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.40%) ERwin
1 11 (8.40%) PowerDesigner
1 11 (8.40%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (4.58%) JIRA
3 3 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.29%) HP UFT
3 3 (2.29%) Maven
4 2 (1.53%) Gradle
4 2 (1.53%) JBehave
4 2 (1.53%) Selenium
4 2 (1.53%) Subversion
4 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.76%) NUnit
5 1 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (75.57%) Banking
2 79 (60.31%) Finance
3 31 (23.66%) Investment Banking
4 17 (12.98%) Back Office
5 9 (6.87%) Financial Institution
5 9 (6.87%) Legal
6 4 (3.05%) Retail
6 4 (3.05%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.29%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.29%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 66 (50.38%) Analyst
2 29 (22.14%) Business Analyst
3 28 (21.37%) Architect
4 17 (12.98%) Payments Analyst
4 17 (12.98%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (12.21%) Payments Architect
6 15 (11.45%) Banking Analyst
7 14 (10.69%) Developer
8 13 (9.92%) Support Analyst
9 12 (9.16%) Payments Solutions Architect
10 11 (8.40%) Data Analyst
10 11 (8.40%) Financial Analyst
10 11 (8.40%) Payments Business Analyst
11 8 (6.11%) Applications Support
11 8 (6.11%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (6.11%) Project Manager
12 7 (5.34%) Messaging Analyst
12 7 (5.34%) Systems Analyst
13 6 (4.58%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 6 (4.58%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.85%) XML
2 13 (9.92%) Middleware
2 13 (9.92%) XML Messaging
3 12 (9.16%) XML Schema
4 11 (8.40%) .NET
5 6 (4.58%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (4.58%) SOAP
6 5 (3.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.05%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (3.05%) Murex MxML
7 4 (3.05%) REST
7 4 (3.05%) RESTful
7 4 (3.05%) Web Services
8 3 (2.29%) HTML
8 3 (2.29%) HTML5
9 2 (1.53%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.53%) FpML
9 2 (1.53%) JMS
9 2 (1.53%) Spring
9 2 (1.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.58%) Derivative
3 6 (4.58%) Fixed Income
4 5 (3.82%) Equities
4 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.82%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.05%) Tandem
6 3 (2.29%) AS400
6 3 (2.29%) iSeries
7 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.53%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.53%) PMI
8 1 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) Fintech
8 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.66%) Windows
2 16 (12.21%) Linux
3 14 (10.69%) Unix
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.53%) pSOS
5 2 (1.53%) VMS
6 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 16 (12.21%) Project Management
4 15 (11.45%) Business Analysis
4 15 (11.45%) Cash Management
4 15 (11.45%) Change Management
5 14 (10.69%) Migration
5 14 (10.69%) Waterfall
6 13 (9.92%) Data Analysis
6 13 (9.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 12 (9.16%) Data Modelling
8 11 (8.40%) Data Migration
8 11 (8.40%) ETL
8 11 (8.40%) TOGAF
8 11 (8.40%) Translating Business Requirements
9 10 (7.63%) Investment Management
9 10 (7.63%) Scrum
10 9 (6.87%) SOA
10 9 (6.87%) Time Management
11 8 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.37%) SQL
2 14 (10.69%) Java
3 3 (2.29%) C#
3 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.29%) RPG
3 3 (2.29%) RPG IV
3 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.29%) XPath
4 2 (1.53%) C++
4 2 (1.53%) DCL
4 2 (1.53%) Python
5 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.76%) C
5 1 (0.76%) Perl
5 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.34%) Degree
2 3 (2.29%) ISEB
2 3 (2.29%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.53%) IIBA
3 2 (1.53%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (22.90%) SEPA
2 18 (13.74%) ISO 20022
3 7 (5.34%) QA
4 4 (3.05%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.76%) Basel II
5 1 (0.76%) Basel III
5 1 (0.76%) MiFID
5 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Cronacle
1 1 (0.76%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (18.32%) Oracle
2 14 (10.69%) IBM
3 11 (8.40%) Informatica
3 11 (8.40%) Talend
4 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.82%) Murex
6 4 (3.05%) HP
7 3 (2.29%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.29%) SAP
8 2 (1.53%) Apple
8 2 (1.53%) Calypso
8 2 (1.53%) Temenos
8 2 (1.53%) Wallstreet Suite
9 1 (0.76%) FIS
9 1 (0.76%) Misys
9 1 (0.76%) Reuters
9 1 (0.76%) SmartStream
9 1 (0.76%) Tableau
9 1 (0.76%) Unisys
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