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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 553 524 559
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 26 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.075% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.081% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 9
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £213 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £335 £349
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Programmer
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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
47639 44687 49823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.80% 92.79% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27384 28500
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1896 1919 2491
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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
London +18 15 £425 +13.33% 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
East of England -25 2 £275 -
Systems Programmer
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Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 20 (43.48%) zOS
2 18 (39.13%) Mainframe
3 15 (32.61%) RACF
3 15 (32.61%) IBM
4 11 (23.91%) Finance
4 11 (23.91%) ACF2
5 10 (21.74%) CICS
5 10 (21.74%) DB2
6 8 (17.39%) Banking
7 7 (15.22%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (13.04%) CA
9 5 (10.87%) SQL
9 5 (10.87%) Migration
9 5 (10.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (8.70%) SMS
10 4 (8.70%) Change Control
11 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Stress Testing
11 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
11 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
11 3 (6.52%) REXX
11 3 (6.52%) BMC
11 3 (6.52%) C#
11 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
11 3 (6.52%) .NET
11 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.52%) MVS
12 2 (4.35%) SAS
12 2 (4.35%) Symantec
12 2 (4.35%) ChangeMan

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (21.74%) CICS
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.35%) SAS
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) SMS
2 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.35%) FTP
4 1 (2.17%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) ChangeMan
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) French Language
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) ISPF
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) XSLT
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Mainframe
2 7 (15.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) LPAR
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) AS400
3 2 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) zOS
2 3 (6.52%) MVS
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) OS/390
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) Migration
2 4 (8.70%) Change Control
3 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (6.52%) Stress Testing
3 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.17%) OO
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Practice Management
5 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
2 3 (6.52%) REXX
3 2 (4.35%) RPG
3 2 (4.35%) VB
3 2 (4.35%) RPG/400
3 2 (4.35%) RPG IV
4 1 (2.17%) JCL
4 1 (2.17%) XPath
4 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) HNC
1 2 (4.35%) HND
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) RACF
2 11 (23.91%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.17%) Control-M
1 1 (2.17%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) IBM
2 6 (13.04%) CA
3 3 (6.52%) BMC
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec
4 2 (4.35%) Sun
4 2 (4.35%) Twitter
5 1 (2.17%) Intel
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.17%) Syncsort