The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 199 204 211
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 6 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.100% 0.34% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.36% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 2
Average daily rate
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£494 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £440 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Programmer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5607 6585 6484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.99% 92.54% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4234 4807 4742
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 127 155
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.88 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Systems Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Programmer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Programmer across the City of London region.

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Programmer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Systems Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Programmer across the City of London region.

Systems Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Programmer
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Systems Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Programmer in their job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) zOS
2 5 (50.00%) RACF
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) ACF2
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (10.00%) Front Office
5 1 (10.00%) VBA
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Systems Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) RACF
2 3 (30.00%) ACF2
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM