The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 541 525 540
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 25 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.009% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.010% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 6
Average daily rate £375 £405 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £381 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £435 £338
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Systems Programmer
UK

Systems Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Systems Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Trend in England

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Programmer across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Systems Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Systems Programmer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -24 14 £384 +2.33% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 1
South East - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
Systems Programmer
UK

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 42 (75.00%) IBM
2 36 (64.29%) DB2
3 34 (60.71%) zOS
4 33 (58.93%) Finance
5 30 (53.57%) CICS
6 25 (44.64%) Mainframe
7 11 (19.64%) SLA
7 11 (19.64%) Advertising
7 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (16.07%) BMC
8 9 (16.07%) CA
9 8 (14.29%) Migration
10 7 (12.50%) Banking
10 7 (12.50%) Retail
11 6 (10.71%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
12 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
12 2 (3.57%) ProC
12 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
12 2 (3.57%) REXX
12 2 (3.57%) MVS
12 2 (3.57%) RACF
12 2 (3.57%) Oracle
12 2 (3.57%) Solaris
12 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (1.79%) SAP
13 1 (1.79%) C
13 1 (1.79%) C#
13 1 (1.79%) C++
13 1 (1.79%) COBOL

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 30 (53.57%) CICS
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (64.29%) DB2
2 1 (1.79%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) ProC
General
1 33 (58.93%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Advertising
3 7 (12.50%) Banking
3 7 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (44.64%) Mainframe
2 6 (10.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.79%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) zOS
2 2 (3.57%) MVS
2 2 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (1.79%) OO
3 1 (1.79%) Change Management
3 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
3 1 (1.79%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) REXX
2 1 (1.79%) C
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) C++
2 1 (1.79%) COBOL
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) Perl
2 1 (1.79%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) JCL
2 1 (1.79%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Control-M
Vendors
1 42 (75.00%) IBM
2 9 (16.07%) BMC
2 9 (16.07%) CA
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Software AG