The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 382 398 378
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 20 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.11% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.12% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 4
Average daily rate
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£419 £373 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.41% -1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £440 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21339 22648 19961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 93.06% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15381 15601 13363
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Systems Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Systems Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Trend in London

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Programmer across the London region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Systems Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Systems Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 25 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 19 (54.29%) zOS
3 13 (37.14%) RACF
4 12 (34.29%) Banking
5 10 (28.57%) Finance
5 10 (28.57%) IBM
6 9 (25.71%) DB2
6 9 (25.71%) ACF2
7 8 (22.86%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (20.00%) CICS
8 7 (20.00%) SAS
9 5 (14.29%) Assembly Language
9 5 (14.29%) Web Services
9 5 (14.29%) COBOL
9 5 (14.29%) SQL
9 5 (14.29%) Middleware
10 4 (11.43%) CA
11 3 (8.57%) Retail
12 2 (5.71%) REXX
12 2 (5.71%) RPG
12 2 (5.71%) BMC
12 2 (5.71%) FTP
12 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
12 2 (5.71%) VBA
12 2 (5.71%) Migration
12 2 (5.71%) ISPF
12 2 (5.71%) AS400
12 2 (5.71%) ChangeMan
12 2 (5.71%) French Language
12 2 (5.71%) RPG/400

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.00%) CICS
1 7 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) FTP
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) ChangeMan
General
1 12 (34.29%) Banking
2 10 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) French Language
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
1 5 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) ISPF
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 8 (22.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.71%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.71%) Migration
2 1 (2.86%) Change Control
2 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
2 1 (2.86%) Practice Management
2 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
2 1 (2.86%) OO
2 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) Assembly Language
1 5 (14.29%) COBOL
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) REXX
2 2 (5.71%) RPG
2 2 (5.71%) VBA
2 2 (5.71%) RPG/400
2 2 (5.71%) RPG IV
3 1 (2.86%) XPath
3 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.86%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) RACF
2 9 (25.71%) ACF2
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) IBM
2 4 (11.43%) CA
3 2 (5.71%) BMC
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft