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 3 months to 28 April 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 547 549
Rank change year-on-year +36 +2  
Contract jobs citing SWIFT 92 98 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.54% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 77 59
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £334 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £475 £383
% change year-on-year -13.15% +24.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £95.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -76.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.00 -

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15748 18169 17690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 32.52% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10310 11935 10810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 553 662
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.04 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

SWIFT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 20 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 3 months to 28 April 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
England +41 89 £513 +11.77% 10
London +34 77 £525 +16.66% 6
City of London -2 13 £600 +26.31% 1
West Midlands - 6 £350 -
Birmingham - 5 £350 -
South East +22 4 £448 -20.44% 1
Scotland +33 3 £413 +47.32% 1
Hertfordshire +7 2 £613 -
Glasgow +5 2 £419 +39.58%
East of England -5 2 £613 -
Portsmouth - 2 £394 -
Watford - 2 £613 -
Hampshire - 2 £394 - 1
Edinburgh +12 1 £220 -21.42% 1
Bromley +11 1 £550 +29.41%
Canary Wharf +1 1 - -
Slough - 1 £725 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £725 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -

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

1 127 (64.47%) Banking
2 125 (63.45%) Finance
3 47 (23.86%) SEPA
4 39 (19.80%) Windows
5 38 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (18.27%) SQL
7 35 (17.77%) Oracle
8 31 (15.74%) Investment Banking
9 29 (14.72%) XML
9 29 (14.72%) Back Office
10 28 (14.21%) Java
11 26 (13.20%) Middleware
11 26 (13.20%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 25 (12.69%) ISO20022
13 24 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (12.18%) DB2
14 23 (11.68%) Change Management
15 21 (10.66%) Linux
16 20 (10.15%) Migration
16 20 (10.15%) Scrum
17 19 (9.64%) TOGAF
17 19 (9.64%) Investment Management
18 18 (9.14%) Business Analysis
18 18 (9.14%) WebSphere
18 18 (9.14%) .NET
19 17 (8.63%) IBM
19 17 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
20 16 (8.12%) SQL Server
20 16 (8.12%) Unix
20 16 (8.12%) Internet

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 18 (9.14%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.54%) Confluence
5 4 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.52%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.02%) CICS
7 2 (1.02%) IIS
8 1 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.02%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.51%) RMDS
3 1 (0.51%) Salerio
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.12%) Internet
2 12 (6.09%) Intranet
3 3 (1.52%) ATM
4 1 (0.51%) CHAP
4 1 (0.51%) Firewall
4 1 (0.51%) SAN
4 1 (0.51%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.18%) DB2
2 16 (8.12%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.60%) DataStage
4 9 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.57%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (2.54%) Blockchain
6 4 (2.03%) Data Mart
6 4 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.02%) Adabas
8 2 (1.02%) OLTP
8 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.51%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.51%) QlikView
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.60%) ERwin
1 13 (6.60%) PowerDesigner
1 13 (6.60%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (3.55%) JIRA
3 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.52%) HP UFT
4 3 (1.52%) Maven
5 2 (1.02%) Gradle
5 2 (1.02%) Selenium
6 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 127 (64.47%) Banking
2 125 (63.45%) Finance
3 31 (15.74%) Investment Banking
4 29 (14.72%) Back Office
5 9 (4.57%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.05%) Legal
6 6 (3.05%) Retail
7 5 (2.54%) Spanish Language
8 4 (2.03%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.52%) Front Office
9 3 (1.52%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (1.02%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.51%) Electronics
11 1 (0.51%) French Language
11 1 (0.51%) Law
11 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.51%) Marketing
11 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (46.70%) Analyst
2 46 (23.35%) Architect
3 35 (17.77%) Business Analyst
4 30 (15.23%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (14.72%) Banking Analyst
5 29 (14.72%) Developer
6 22 (11.17%) Payments Analyst
6 22 (11.17%) Payments Architect
7 21 (10.66%) Support Analyst
8 18 (9.14%) Financial Analyst
9 16 (8.12%) Payments Solutions Architect
10 14 (7.11%) Data Analyst
11 13 (6.60%) Finance Business Analyst
12 12 (6.09%) Payments Business Analyst
13 11 (5.58%) Applications Support
14 10 (5.08%) Project Manager
14 10 (5.08%) Security Analyst
15 9 (4.57%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (4.57%) Information Analyst
15 9 (4.57%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.72%) XML
2 26 (13.20%) Middleware
3 18 (9.14%) .NET
4 15 (7.61%) XML Messaging
5 14 (7.11%) SOAP
6 13 (6.60%) XML Schema
7 10 (5.08%) Web Services
8 8 (4.06%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (4.06%) RESTful
9 6 (3.05%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (3.05%) Entity Framework
9 6 (3.05%) jQuery
9 6 (3.05%) Spring
9 6 (3.05%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (2.54%) REST
11 4 (2.03%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (2.03%) FIXML
11 4 (2.03%) JPA
11 4 (2.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.55%) Equities
5 6 (3.05%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.54%) Derivative
6 5 (2.54%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.03%) PACS
7 4 (2.03%) Tandem
8 3 (1.52%) AS400
8 3 (1.52%) iSeries
8 3 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (1.02%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.80%) Windows
2 21 (10.66%) Linux
3 16 (8.12%) Unix
4 8 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.52%) AIX
6 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.52%) Solaris
6 3 (1.52%) VMS
7 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.02%) pSOS
7 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.20%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 23 (11.68%) Change Management
4 20 (10.15%) Migration
4 20 (10.15%) Scrum
5 19 (9.64%) Investment Management
5 19 (9.64%) TOGAF
6 18 (9.14%) Business Analysis
7 17 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (8.12%) Cash Management
8 16 (8.12%) Waterfall
9 15 (7.61%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 14 (7.11%) Data Analysis
10 14 (7.11%) SOA
10 14 (7.11%) Translating Business Requirements
11 13 (6.60%) Data Migration
11 13 (6.60%) Data Modelling
11 13 (6.60%) ETL
11 13 (6.60%) Project Management
12 12 (6.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.27%) SQL
2 28 (14.21%) Java
3 8 (4.06%) C#
4 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.54%) Perl
4 5 (2.54%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.03%) Korn
5 4 (2.03%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.03%) XPath
6 3 (1.52%) C++
6 3 (1.52%) DCL
6 3 (1.52%) RPG
6 3 (1.52%) RPG IV
7 2 (1.02%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.02%) JCL
7 2 (1.02%) NATURAL
7 2 (1.02%) VB
7 2 (1.02%) VB6
8 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (8.12%) Degree
2 10 (5.08%) CISMP
2 10 (5.08%) CISSP
3 4 (2.03%) ISEB
4 3 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.02%) IIBA
5 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) PMP
6 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (23.86%) SEPA
2 25 (12.69%) ISO20022
3 6 (3.05%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.51%) FATCA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
4 1 (0.51%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Cronacle
3 1 (0.51%) IAG
3 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 35 (17.77%) Oracle
2 17 (8.63%) IBM
3 15 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.60%) Informatica
4 13 (6.60%) Talend
5 9 (4.57%) Murex
6 7 (3.55%) SmartStream
7 6 (3.05%) HP
8 5 (2.54%) Citrix
8 5 (2.54%) SAP
8 5 (2.54%) Sybase
9 4 (2.03%) VMware
10 3 (1.52%) Bloomberg
11 2 (1.02%) Calypso
11 2 (1.02%) Perforce
11 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.02%) Temenos
11 2 (1.02%) Wallstreet Suite
12 1 (0.51%) Apple
12 1 (0.51%) Misys
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