Period
to 18 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SWIFT over the 6 months to 18 January 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 677 691 701
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 199 179 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.56% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 105 87
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £337 £363 £300
90th Percentile £613 £660 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £408 £413
% change year-on-year -4.29% -1.21% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,575 31,745 35,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.47% 32.67% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,479 20,699 22,326
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £377
% change year-on-year +1.27% +4.91% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 951 1,114 1,405
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.11 £20.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +5.54% +1.73% +12.34%

SWIFT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SWIFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SWIFT over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 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
England +30 193 £500 +11.11% 32
London -3 164 £500 +5.26% 26
UK excluding London -3 35 £390 -4.29% 6
South East -18 24 £388 -6.06% 1
Northern Ireland -17 6 £420 +1.82%
South West +15 3 £425 -26.09% 1
North of England +34 2 - - 2
North West +12 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for SWIFT.

1 122 (61.31%) Banking
2 85 (42.71%) Finance
3 59 (29.65%) Java
4 49 (24.62%) Unix
5 48 (24.12%) SQL
6 47 (23.62%) Linux
7 40 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (20.10%) SEPA
8 39 (19.60%) Oracle
9 32 (16.08%) Migration
10 29 (14.57%) IBM
11 28 (14.07%) Windows
12 27 (13.57%) Middleware
12 27 (13.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
13 25 (12.56%) TARGET2
14 24 (12.06%) Investment Banking
14 24 (12.06%) WebSphere
15 22 (11.06%) Solaris
15 22 (11.06%) SQL Server
15 22 (11.06%) SWIFTNet
16 21 (10.55%) J2EE
16 21 (10.55%) Perl
16 21 (10.55%) XML
16 21 (10.55%) Project Management
17 20 (10.05%) TDD
18 19 (9.55%) AIX
19 18 (9.05%) JSP
19 18 (9.05%) WebSphere MQ
19 18 (9.05%) Spring
19 18 (9.05%) Back Office

SWIFT
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (12.06%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.03%) MQSeries
3 7 (3.52%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (3.02%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.51%) Confluence
6 3 (1.51%) JBoss
7 2 (1.01%) MQSI
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.50%) Mule
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (4.02%) Actimize
3 3 (1.51%) LatentZero
3 3 (1.51%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.51%) thinkFolio
4 2 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.01%) Kondor
5 1 (0.50%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.50%) Misys Equation
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.50%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) IaaS
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.06%) SWIFTNet
2 13 (6.53%) Firewall
3 8 (4.02%) Intranet
4 7 (3.52%) FTP
5 4 (2.01%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.01%) WAN
6 1 (0.50%) AMQP
6 1 (0.50%) Internet
6 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.04%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.54%) RDBMS
4 12 (6.03%) DB2
5 6 (3.02%) DB2 UDB
6 5 (2.51%) MySQL
7 3 (1.51%) Blockchain
7 3 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.51%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.01%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.50%) Big Data
9 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.50%) QlikView
9 1 (0.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (4.02%) JUnit
2 7 (3.52%) Cucumber
2 7 (3.52%) Eclipse
2 7 (3.52%) JIRA
2 7 (3.52%) Maven
3 6 (3.02%) Bower
3 6 (3.02%) Grunt
3 6 (3.02%) Jasmine
4 5 (2.51%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.51%) Gradle
4 5 (2.51%) Subversion
5 3 (1.51%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.01%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.01%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.01%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.50%) Appium
7 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.50%) FishEye
7 1 (0.50%) Hudson
7 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 122 (61.31%) Banking
2 85 (42.71%) Finance
3 24 (12.06%) Investment Banking
4 18 (9.05%) Back Office
5 11 (5.53%) Financial Institution
6 8 (4.02%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.51%) Retail
8 4 (2.01%) Legal
9 3 (1.51%) Billing
10 2 (1.01%) International Banking
10 2 (1.01%) Marketing
10 2 (1.01%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (1.01%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.50%) Front Office
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (36.18%) Analyst
2 31 (15.58%) Business Analyst
3 27 (13.57%) SWIFT Engineer
4 25 (12.56%) Support Analyst
5 24 (12.06%) Developer
6 22 (11.06%) Applications Support
7 19 (9.55%) Payments Analyst
8 18 (9.05%) Applications Support Analyst
9 16 (8.04%) Java Developer
10 15 (7.54%) Administrator
11 14 (7.04%) Consultant
12 11 (5.53%) Compliance Analyst
13 9 (4.52%) Systems Analyst
14 8 (4.02%) Test Analyst
15 7 (3.52%) Applications Consultant
15 7 (3.52%) Architect
15 7 (3.52%) Banking Analyst
15 7 (3.52%) Payments Business Analyst
15 7 (3.52%) Senior Developer
15 7 (3.52%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.57%) Middleware
2 21 (10.55%) J2EE
2 21 (10.55%) XML
3 18 (9.05%) JSP
3 18 (9.05%) Spring
3 18 (9.05%) WebSphere MQ
4 14 (7.04%) FIX Protocol
5 13 (6.53%) JMS
5 13 (6.53%) Web Services
6 11 (5.53%) RESTful
7 9 (4.52%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.52%) Ajax
8 7 (3.52%) CSS
8 7 (3.52%) TIBCO EMS
9 6 (3.02%) HTML
9 6 (3.02%) HTML5
9 6 (3.02%) IBM Integration Bus
9 6 (3.02%) Java EE
9 6 (3.02%) Struts
9 6 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.03%) Fixed Income
3 9 (4.52%) Fedwire
4 7 (3.52%) Derivative
5 5 (2.51%) Equities
6 4 (2.01%) AS400
7 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.51%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.51%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.51%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.01%) PMI
8 2 (1.01%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
9 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.62%) Unix
2 47 (23.62%) Linux
3 28 (14.07%) Windows
4 22 (11.06%) Solaris
5 19 (9.55%) AIX
6 5 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.51%) Android
7 3 (1.51%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.50%) OS/400
8 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.08%) Migration
3 27 (13.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 21 (10.55%) Project Management
5 20 (10.05%) TDD
6 16 (8.04%) Test Automation
7 14 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (6.53%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (6.53%) SDLC
9 12 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.53%) Cash Management
10 11 (5.53%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.03%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.03%) ITIL
11 10 (5.03%) Problem Management
12 8 (4.02%) Business Analysis
12 8 (4.02%) Change Management
12 8 (4.02%) DevOps
12 8 (4.02%) Integration Testing
12 8 (4.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.65%) Java
2 48 (24.12%) SQL
3 21 (10.55%) Perl
4 17 (8.54%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.03%) Korn
5 10 (5.03%) Python
6 6 (3.02%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.51%) Apple Swift
8 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.01%) AWK
9 2 (1.01%) C
9 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.50%) C#
10 1 (0.50%) RPG
10 1 (0.50%) RPG IV
10 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (3.52%) Degree
2 4 (2.01%) PMP
3 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.50%) CISSP
4 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.10%) SEPA
2 25 (12.56%) TARGET2
3 10 (5.03%) QA
4 8 (4.02%) MiFID
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) EMIR
5 1 (0.50%) GMP
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.50%) PSD2
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.02%) Docker
2 8 (4.02%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) Control-M
1 4 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.51%) Packer
3 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.50%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 39 (19.60%) Oracle
2 29 (14.57%) IBM
3 15 (7.54%) VMware
4 12 (6.03%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.53%) Bloomberg
6 10 (5.03%) Reuters
7 9 (4.52%) TIBCO
8 6 (3.02%) SAP
9 5 (2.51%) Cisco
9 5 (2.51%) Sybase
10 4 (2.01%) Charles River
10 4 (2.01%) Citrix
10 4 (2.01%) Fiserv
10 4 (2.01%) Misys
10 4 (2.01%) Wallstreet Suite
11 3 (1.51%) Calypso
11 3 (1.51%) JD Edwards
12 2 (1.01%) Clearswift
13 1 (0.50%) HP
13 1 (0.50%) Murex