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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Programmer
Rank 540 511 512
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 17 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.063% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.068% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 5
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£350 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015. 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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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
London +9 11 £350 -6.04% 3
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Systems Programmer
UK

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 22 (46.81%) Mainframe
2 21 (44.68%) zOS
3 12 (25.53%) Finance
4 11 (23.40%) DB2
4 11 (23.40%) CICS
5 10 (21.28%) Assembly Language
5 10 (21.28%) SAS
5 10 (21.28%) Web Services
5 10 (21.28%) COBOL
5 10 (21.28%) Banking
5 10 (21.28%) RACF
6 9 (19.15%) IBM
7 8 (17.02%) ACF2
8 7 (14.89%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (10.64%) Middleware
9 5 (10.64%) SQL
9 5 (10.64%) Oracle
10 4 (8.51%) VBA
11 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
11 3 (6.38%) VB
11 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
11 3 (6.38%) BMC
11 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
11 3 (6.38%) C#
11 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.38%) MVS
11 3 (6.38%) Retail
12 2 (4.26%) Migration
12 2 (4.26%) Sun
12 2 (4.26%) Symantec

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 11 (23.40%) CICS
2 10 (21.28%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) SMS
3 1 (2.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) DB2
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) QlikView
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) Middleware
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (46.81%) Mainframe
2 7 (14.89%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (44.68%) zOS
2 3 (6.38%) MVS
3 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) OS/390
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (4.26%) Migration
2 1 (2.13%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (2.13%) Analytics
2 1 (2.13%) Investment Management
2 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.13%) OO
2 1 (2.13%) Data Modelling
2 1 (2.13%) Project Management
2 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (2.13%) MVC
2 1 (2.13%) Practice Management
2 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Assembly Language
1 10 (21.28%) COBOL
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) VBA
4 3 (6.38%) VB
4 3 (6.38%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) RPG/400
6 1 (2.13%) RPG IV
6 1 (2.13%) XPath
6 1 (2.13%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) HNC
2 1 (2.13%) HND
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) RACF
2 8 (17.02%) ACF2
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) IBM
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) BMC
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Sun
4 2 (4.26%) Symantec
4 2 (4.26%) Remedy
4 2 (4.26%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.13%) Informatica
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