The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Programmer
Rank 623 580 578
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 4 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.037% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 11
Average daily rate £430 £371 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.76% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £340 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £342 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.58% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.30 -
Systems Programmer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West -7 2 £430 -
London -5 1 - - 3
South West - 1 £310 - 1
Systems Programmer
UK

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) CICS
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) zOS
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) NHS
4 1 (11.11%) MVS
4 1 (11.11%) REXX
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) DB2
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Adabas
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) SNA
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (11.11%) PKI
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) IPsec
1 1 (11.11%) OpenVPN
1 1 (11.11%) SNA
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Adabas
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) VisualVM
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) zOS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) MVS
2 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
1 1 (11.11%) High Availability
1 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
1 1 (11.11%) MVC
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
1 1 (11.11%) System Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) COBOL
1 1 (11.11%) REXX
1 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat